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
Record gameplay clips and edit them together with a variety of options using the Video Editor and upload via the Rockstar Social Club
Optimized for PC controls and Xbox 360 controller
Perfect Game with Multiplayeriiilker99 | Dec. 5, 2013 | See all iiilker99's reviews »
Grand Theft Auto is a perfect game as gamers know. This version of Grand Theft Auto is very good with improved graphics and improved gameplay. Missions are much better , also you will have a phone. That's cool. Most important feature of this game is multiplayer. Multiplayer is fantastic , there's a lot of game modes and game is much funnier with friends. Team Deathmatch is my favorite and most of players prefer team deathmatch. PC version of this game is probably the best. Because you can install mods for this game and there's a lot of mods that you can install. Overall , every gamer must have this game. It worth every penny.
Positives outweigh negatives. Fun game!JetStreamJam | Dec. 2, 2013 | See all JetStreamJam's reviews »
Grand Theft Auto IV is a very well polished game. When a game gets a 90 on metacritic, It basically means that you need to have this on your library if you are a real gamer.
This game is a lot of fun. You can basically just play around and roam around the city and do your own thing or go and follow the story line which is decent.
All the things you liked on the previous version was retained on this game with better graphics since the older version is a few years old already. You will still enjoy driving around the city, killing people, or running away from the police. You can go on dates, stroll around and have other miscellaneous games that you can spend and waste your time on. This is the epitome of fun that you create on your own.
The bad parts that I can think of would be the average storyline and the occasional graphics bug or physics bug that happens at several points of the game.
Buy the game and have fun!
Awesome as alwayscsnyman | Nov. 23, 2013 | See all csnyman's reviews »
The GTA franchise has been a stalwart of most gamers' games collections. This should be no different for GTA IV. The open world gameplay is bolstered by amazing graphics and a compelling storyline. Run from the law, steal the best vehicles, smuggle money, perform gang-related hits and much, much more in this gripping game. A fluid multiplayer experience just adds to this masterpiece. Join your friends and wreak havoc on the city!
Realism. Good and Badvipc | Nov. 11, 2013 | See all vipc's reviews »
GTA has always been the masters of open world games. Since GTA 3 when the world was first rendered into three dimensional, third person gameplay, GTA fans have been able to wreak absolute havoc into the cities they are rendered in.
GTA 4 does some things right, and others wrong. The story is a fine rise to power-esque story, with an array of unique and intriguing characters. The game plays fine, and exploring the world is as fun as it has always been. There's more to do in the world than ever before, like bowling, drinking, even going to a comedy club and watching Ricky Gervais performing "live".
Unfortunately through all the good it does, It does have it's downsides. The cops for example, are relentless. It's all too easy to get the attention of the cops, and they are really brutal when chasing you down. For some, this may be a positive as it adds to the realism, but for me this is a negative. I enjoy causing a little trouble in the world, but when I do, it seems like I've caught the attention of the whole city's police and military.
And then there's the real problem with GTA 4 on the PC in particular. It is HORRIBLY ported. Even on high end systems this game can run absolutely horrible, and unfortunate to say, this was never fixed. So unless you have a monster of a machine, or you're happy to run at lower settings, then be prepared for some horrible frame rate drops and poor performance.
Nonetheless, this game is fun. I just have to say that it may be better to play this on console if you have access to one.
Great Technology, Boring MissionsJman522 | Oct. 31, 2013 | See all Jman522's reviews »
Where to start? The graphics style, physics, and AI all come together to create a world that seems to be running on it's own independent of the player.
I bring that up because I think that's what hooked me in. There really is nothing like traveling about in Liberty city. Stealing the vehicles of innocent citizens in broad daylight and going off on a psychopathic rampage. And yes, that is basically the traditional formula for playing GTA when not in missions. But the physics and AI take it to a whole new level. It is quite difficult to describe, but the life like movements and responses of pedestrians are quite the treat.
But let's move on. GTA4 is really a game that you play for the sandbox mode. The missions are horribly rinse repeat, travel to point A, travel to point B, Kill/Steal/Find, escape the cops, get paid. This isn't to say this type of gameplay isn't ever fun, but it's done in a very bland way. Perhaps it has to do with the "just survive" or "make it by" theme of the game. Just labor through the this tasks and hope to make it to tomorrow. I won't go much further into that as to not spoil the story.
Beside the lackluster missions, GTA really is a series that you come for the sandbox mode. And that really does compensate for the areas where the game is lacking, so keep that in mind when starting the game.