Introduced in the year 2008 by Rockstar games, the Social club is an online setup for multiplayer games and was introduced with the Red Dead redemption, a game from the same company. The Social club has been updated every time there is a release of an online multiplayer game like Max Payne or GTA 5 online. GTA 5, being the star game of the GTA series is available in both multiplayer and single player modes. If you are playing through the multiplayer mode, then you would find that the Social club is quite advantageous to you.
The Social club has a feature called Crews, introduced during the Max Payne 3 release which means that you can now team up with players of the same game and unlock goals or missions together. The game has to be registered in order for you to be part of the Social club. And once you have registered your game, you can now be able to see your stats synced with the website and you will be able to participate in many different quests and contests along with other players in the game.
The Social Club was initially launched as a separate program with GTA IV which has to be launched with the game in order for it to work. But it became a cumbersome activity and hence was withdrawn by the company. Later on a patch was installed in the GTA IV game in 2010, which ensured that there is no launcher required for the Social club but the game is directly connected to the club with a simple version of a program.
In the version for GTA V the social club gives the players access to stats on various vehicles similar to the weapons and helps the player make a better decision.
The Social club has improved the online gaming experience by another step.