Reviews for Grand Theft Auto IV - Platinum


Strays too far from previous GTAs, but fun none-the-less

Mattiebo | Jan. 7, 2013 | See all Mattiebo's reviews »

Grand Theft Auto IV is an interesting game. Rockstar took a risk with this much-loved franchise by ditching the silly fun of its predecessors (which has since been adopted by Saint's Row) in favour of a more serious look into crime and immigration. It's still a fun game with some genuinely funny characters and writing, but it has certainly lost some of the old GTA spark, which fans are hoping will return with GTA V. You play as Niko Bellic; an immigrant from an unspecified part of Europe. The story involves him and his cousin Roman trying to become rich and live the "American dream" in Liberty City. The story features some great twists and characters; something that Rockstar Games are brilliant at. There's a lot of content and it's topped off with several multiplayer modes which, unfortunately, aren't very populated anymore. However, playing Free Roam with a group of friends often results in hilarity. it's definitely worth playing if you're a fan of the Grand Theft Auto series and for the low price is is currently at, I see no reason to miss out on it.