Reviews for Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition
niko bellic and friendsgwynplaine | Nov. 27, 2013 | See all gwynplaine's reviews »
The game was a chunky system hog when it was released in 2008 and never optimized from then. But any modern mid tier systems a couple years later should be able to run it fine. Getting a smooth 60 fps is another story though and you will need a top end system for that.
The mods available in this game are astounding if you have the system for it too.
The game itself is memorable for the Slavic accents and the big American titties line, and not much else. It's far more fun to just mess around in the city. Lost and the Damned is a weaker entry in the series but the Ballad of Gay Tony makes up for it. Multiplayer is dead these days but there's always the new GTA to look forward to if you want some online action.
re bought, great gameLil_DesiresU | Sept. 20, 2013 | See all Lil_DesiresU's reviews »
bought this again after owning on ps3, the mods are great, just the game itself is good, solid story. good gameplay. PC controls take getting used to. but comfortable. great idea of making your own radio station from your on music. :) still playing today, since release. SOLID GTA game
Very fun game!APLocky | Sept. 16, 2013 | See all APLocky's reviews »
This is a great game love the story and all that you can do. BOGT (I think) is the best. They are all great games and well worth the money cannot wait for GTA V to come out on PC! Love the vechiels could do with interior camera for cars though...
What can I say, fun in chaos.BlockAgent | Sept. 9, 2013 | See all BlockAgent's reviews »
If you love the Grand Theft Auto series, you will love this game. With the original game and both expansions, you have alot of entertainment ahead of you. A blast to play through the story and a blast to just tool around the city causing trouble. This is a game you will be coming back and playing after beating it for the next 10 years. It takes everything great about the series, pumps up the graphics to a whole new level and never disappoints.
A Must Play!sirmikesmith | Sept. 8, 2013 | See all sirmikesmith's reviews »
While the game has some technical flaws(I had a decent amount of glitches while driving around), the story is just well worth it. The Ballad of Gay Tony is worth the cost alone, it has some of the best missions in GTA yet. Definitely pick this up if you just can't wait for GTA 5!
Serious GTAmcofdiablo | Aug. 29, 2013 | See all mcofdiablo's reviews »
First of all, everyone who wants to play this game should bare in mind that it's not your typical GTA game you remember after beating San Andreas, Vice city and GTA 3.
It's immigrant story in the city of opportunities. There is no typical funny missions. It's drama. Of course, we have caricature characters here and there, we still have "funny" Rockstar humour, but it is different Grand Theft Auto.
I'm not saying it's a bad game. No way. It's wonderful!! Despite the date of release the game still looks incredible. We have detailed open world with tons of possibilities. Story is pretty inconsistent, but still involves you into the story, so that you can't stop until you know the end.
All in all it's the game everyone should play and decide for himself what he thinks about it.
300+ hours of entertainment.Anach | Aug. 28, 2013 | See all Anach's reviews »
GTA 4 is a great game in both single player and multi-player; the only complaint I have is that the performance can be a little choppy at times. Even though this is a game obviously targeted towards a male audience, both my wife and daughter have shown an interest in playing due to the authentic feel of the story and the sheer amount of open-world freedom.
LOVE ITidobadbymyselfi | Aug. 20, 2013 | See all idobadbymyselfi's reviews »
I love gta 4. Great story, great missions, great fun! The game is great and very long. Not only is the a steal for the regular game but it comes with the dlc as well. That's three stories each with their own unique take on Liberty City. Unique weapons and vehicles. Great stuff.
If you don't have it, get itTomtekopf | Aug. 19, 2013 | See all Tomtekopf's reviews »
If you haven't played the GTA IV games yet, it's about time you do that. There's tons of stuff to do, an amazing city to explore and three pretty good stories. The multiplayer is fun as well.
Grand Theft Auto at its best!HellRaizer | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all HellRaizer's reviews »
We all know by now what to expect with GTA games. Absolute greatness and TONS of hours of insane fun! GTA4 is no exception! I have literally spent over 300 hours playing online free roam with my friends across all 3 platforms(360, PS3 & PC). The story is awesome, as usual with GTA. And the DLCs in EFLC are excellent examples of how companies should be making DLCs these days.
Well, It's GTA.matthy90 | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all matthy90's reviews »
What else could you expect othen than an excellent game coming from one of the best-selling game series ever? GTA IV opens up a new era for the series, with new characters, new physics, new graphics and new gameplay, but the same spirit that made it successfull from over 15 years. In my opinion, the game could count with some other abilities features present on past games, like driveable planes from San Andreas and the option to build your own empire from Vice City and Vice City Stories. But it comes with some amazing new things that fill that space, like the new vigilante system and multiplayer. While The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony put the game in two new perspectives, one from the bike gangs and the other from an ex-gangster who now works for the rich and powerful.
Must playDestroyer4887 | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all Destroyer4887's reviews »
Long time fans of Grand Theft Auto know that each of the games in the post-PS1 era is thematically linked to a particular genre of movie. GTA III is heavily indebted to Mafia movies such as Goodfellas and The Godfather, as well as to the cable television series The Sopranos. Vice City is clearly influenced by Miami Vice and Scarface, while San Andreas draws a great deal of inspiration from Colors and Boyz N the Hood.
GTA IV-The Complete Edition carries on this tradition by transforming Grand Theft Auto IV into an homage to Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon. As in Kurosawa's film, a set of events is seen from multiple points of view, leaving the player to decide which perspective he or she believes is the most credible. Niko Bellic, Johnny Klebitz, and Luis Lopez, the main characters, each bring a different experience and interpretation to GTA IV's story line. Niko is an immigrant, forced to assimilate and adapt rapidly to a world completely new to him. Johnny is caught in a classic master versus apprentice situation. Luis, who is the only character with any kind of insider status, must choose between building his future and honoring his past.
These are all familiar character situations in videogames, of course, but Rockstar creates deeper and richer stories and characters than most other game developers. The majority of games stick to the bare rudiments of character motivation and development. Rockstar has given us THREE strong stories in the GTA IV series, each with a complex and compelling main character. It was ambitious of Rockstar to release Niko's view of the story first, in isolation, without any indication of what was to come later. Many of the events in the Niko version of the story, in fact, aren't fully explained until the Luis and Johnny episodes. Compare that to the usual rote or clichéd story arcs found in too many games, even multi-episode games. There are a few studios that consistently produce well-written games in addition to Rockstar--Bungie, Valve, and Kojima Productions are three standouts--but the vast majority treat story and plot as afterthoughts.
Story and influences aside, the bigger question is whether or not GTA IV and the two Episodes are fun to play. The answer is YES, even though it is clear that Rockstar devoted a lot more development time to Luis' episode than it did to Johnny's episode. TLAD feels somewhat stripped down and is similar to GTA III in many ways. You'll spend most of your time following the main story, driving or riding to combat missions. If you fully explored Liberty City in Niko's episode, there isn't a whole lot to discover or do that you haven't already experienced. On the other hand, TBOGT contains a much broader variety of missions, side activities, and minigames. Most players will spend more time with TBOGT than with TLAD--but now that they're both part of this value priced set, it's no big deal. The important thing is to play the series in the order in which it was released (GTA IV then TLAD then TBOGT). If you don't, you'll miss out on properly experiencing how the full story unfolds.
Well worth picking up.
An Awesome Dealnicktodd12 | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all nicktodd12's reviews »
The amount of content in these three games is astonishing and well worth the money. GTA IV tells a remarkable and emotional story with very addictive gameplay. The campaign is incredibly long and full of fun things to do with some intense shootouts. On top of that the multiplayer is incredibly random but super fun which can result in any number of crazy situations. This price alone is well worth the base game itself; the addition of Episodes From Liberty City def makes this a must have. Overlapping storylines and unique perspectives along with fantastic gameplay makes this pack a truly awesome buy.
Great valueUnnamedPlayer | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all UnnamedPlayer's reviews »
Fantastic fun especially online and with a massive catalog of mods to further enhance the game by either improving graphics or just improving game play this game is well worth the money for any pc gamer
The best incarnation of GTAmahon | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all mahon's reviews »
Grand Theft Auto series was a revolution in the sandbox games genre, and Grand Theft Auto IV is the latest part of the series so far. It's the best part visually and one of the popular favourites as far as gameplay and storylines go. Now this pack comes with the base game and the Episodes from Liberty City expansion, which adds two complete stories to play in the same city, which seems to be a rough equivalent of New York City in the game's world.
What you get is a great sandbox game, allowing you to roam free in the city, make your decisions and follow the story or not, but it's backed up with a solid plotline (or three thanks to the expansion). Probably the best incarnation of GTA so far!
A lot of hours of gamegrzegorz2047 | Aug. 12, 2013 | See all grzegorz2047's reviews »
Game set to three different stories that are intertwined to form one of the most unique and endearing experience for players of this generation. The final package boasts hundreds of hours of single-player game and online players for the game in an open world GTA is only limited by their imagination. Listen to dozens of radio stations full of music and original dialogue.
One of the best games of all timeforgot2shave | Aug. 12, 2013 | See all forgot2shave's reviews »
GTA 4 is one of those games that has been talked about for a long time now and will continue to be famous for many years to come. It has an unforgettable story and that destructive, open world gameplay that everyone has come to love. Couple that with the 2 great expansions that have come out, and you've got a game that you cannot pass up.
As a skeptic of DLC and expacs in this age of money milking companies like EA, this is extra content done right. Both expansions are basically like full games on their own. They offer you a different view than the one you experience with Niko and they also bring some great characters with just as much charisma. Out of all the bundles in existence today, this one is one of the best. It will keep you entertained for days and when you are done, you can just keep horsin around.
Best Game of This Gen!Plasros | Aug. 12, 2013 | See all Plasros's reviews »
This is simply the best game I've played this gen, because no other game has gave me so many hours of gameplay. seriously, I've spent like 30 hours in the multiplayer alone and I've beaten every episode's story,the story has it's flaws as well as the mp but overall it's a very fun experience, the mp is the most funny, fair and complete I've played; there's so many options, and they're all fun, besides u won't get ur ass kicked as easy as in rdr or cod when ur new 'cause there's no perks or any of that stuff in this game keeping the game fair and challenging 4 everybody, BOTTOMLINE this is the best value u can get out of any game: 3 excellent games for this very low price from GMG is highly recommended!
Great pack!drafek | Aug. 12, 2013 | See all drafek's reviews »
This pack includes 3 games, Gta IV, and the episodes of liberty city, which are 2 smaller games, but they're really funny. GTA IV is more realistic though, but that's good too. The multiplayer in GTA IV is amazing! I had alot of fun playing with friends. The music of the game is pretty good, the radio stations are done well. This pack is worth getting on full price.