Grand Theft Auto IV
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"Grand Theft Auto IV is a game that, in spite of its technical shortcomings on the PC, you simply have to play." - Gamespot.com
"the PC version's enhanced visuals, Liberty City is still a wonder to behold." - IGN.com
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What does the American dream mean today?
For Niko Bellic fresh off the boat from Europe, it is the hope he can escape from his past. For his cousin, Roman, it is the vision that together they can find fortune in Liberty City, gateway to the land of opportunity. As they slip into debt and get dragged into a criminal underworld by a series of shysters, thieves and sociopaths, they discover that the reality is very different from the dream in a city that worships money and status, and is heaven for those who have them and a living nightmare for those who don't.
New high resolution technology brings Liberty City to life with even more stunning graphical detail
Expanded multiplayer will require even more strategy and skill to come out on top
Custom Match allows you to pick your favorite multiplayer options and then instantly find online matches that fit
Optimized for PC controls and Xbox 360 controller
Best plot in the franchise.reginleifx | July 14, 2014 | See all reginleifx's reviews »
Though most people say it's the worst game in the franchise, I think it is the second best entry in it. Yeah, gameplay might not be as good as in previous entries if you're used to playing just to cause mayhem, but, I think it actually is a great thing, since it makes the whole experience a lot more realistic. So, no more jetpack, no more ridiculously big weapons I won't talk much about the soundtrack, but I'm going to say most radios are excellent, and they feature almost every genre you can think of. There's Latin-American music, Jazz, classic Rock, whichever genre you feel like listening to, you're likely to find it here. Now, the plot is where this game shines. At first, it feels like your regular Grand Theft Auto plot, guy comes from another city or country, gets picked up by family or friend, yadda yadda. But after a few plot twists you'll find out it's not as regular as you might think, and these plot twists and the fact that you have to make some decisions at some points of the game are, in my opinion, the best thing this franchise has introduced to any of its games. Graphics are good, but sadly, the game is terribly optimized.
An acceptable game, but does not live up to the GTA franchiseKalmado07 | June 26, 2014 | See all Kalmado07's reviews »
After playing this game for a bit I kept finding myself wanting to play San Andreas instead. I felt like this was a diamond covered in bird poop that needed to huge cleaning. Modding community has done wonders for it. I personally would rather play Sleeping Dogs.
It's your cousin; let's go bowling!PredatorDrone18 | June 15, 2014 | See all PredatorDrone18's reviews »
Grand Theft Auto IV is a fantastic open-world experience full of guns, cars, and your cousin Roman wanting to go bowling. GTA IV has an amazing story, with addictive gameplay and some borderline comical accents. GTA IV has endless replay capability, and you can keep on committing acts such prostitution, vehicular manslaughter, selling large quantities of drugs, assault and battery, extortion, possession of military-grade explosives, murder in the first degree, and (you guessed it) grand theft auto for hours on end. I would recommend this masterpiece to anyone, and it is definitely worth the purchase.
Near Perfectionbillie_boy86 | May 7, 2014 | See all billie_boy86's reviews »
Grand Theft Auto IV might not to be the perfect game compared to it's predecessor San Andreas but it does took a leap forward in terms of Visuals, Handling and Physics of objects in the created world.
GTA IV story isn't as intriguing as it was for San Andreas and does not offer much of side activities instead the player will be annoyed by getting the thumbs down text messages on your cell phone in the game which dramatically decreases your relationship bar with your friends and the one's you date. A lot of things has been stripped down in GTA IV like base-jumping, gym etc.
The main reason I got GTA IV is due to it's vast variety of mods and the modding community. There are literally thousands of mods lying online for GTA IV from Vehicles to Character Customization to a whole new level in Visual Graphics which actually beats a lot of top-rated games.
Better on console, but a must have experienceFuntaine | May 6, 2014 | See all Funtaine's reviews »
When I first played GTA IV, I played it on my Xbox 360. I was absolutely blown away by the engaging story and characters. It had taken the already great features from the older GTA titles and improved upon these.
I recently replayed it on my PC and I was not disappointed. Of course, the control are better fitted for a console but the story was just as engaging as when the game came out. The gameplay isn't it's strong side, but the story more than makes up for it.
I would certainly recommend this game to someone who's new to the GTA franchise or who just likes sandbox games. Buy it if you haven't played it!