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
A great game, just not for pcacloggedtoaster | May 10, 2013 | See all acloggedtoaster's reviews »
GTA 4 is a blast. The world is teeming with life, the physics setting a new benchmark for games, and the missions diverse and entertaining. In essence, a perfect game, Except for one massive problem. GTA 4 is probably the most poorly optimized game one can buy for pc. I struggle to maintain 30 frames per second on a rig that far surpasses the recommended requirements. Rockstar truly Botched this port, setting a new benchmark for game porting failure. With a very strong rig, this game should work alright. On a console this game would get a 10/10
Another Awesome GTA Title!Sabi96 | May 8, 2013 | See all Sabi96's reviews »
This game is very good. It continues the GTA franchise in liberty city. Graphics have been improved a lot from previous games. The pc version is unstable with fps, because it's not a clean game, it's a port from the console versions. Liberty City is a huge place to explore, you can do missions like in previous GTA titles or you can just goof around the city. The only flaw i think there is that you can not dive underwater, you can just swim on the surface. The game is also pretty long, so it's not a waste of money, you won't be able to complete it in 8 hours. The voice acting is pretty good, except when they are talking Serbian it is barely understandable, they should have cast real Serbs to do the VA because these accents are not exactly good.
Overall this game deserves a shot to everyone who hasn't tried it yet. It is a third person game everyone could love!
Best game everUPP3R | May 3, 2013 | See all UPP3R's reviews »
Best game ever! Clueless punks giving this game a 0 when they should jsut play it on console then. For real PC gamers that understand the hardware and know how to configure their systems this game is a 10 all the way. I have been playing it since it came out and i will probably still be playing it after 3 years or so when GTA 5 comes out. The DLC pack even finally came out for PC so i hopefully will be experianceing Liberty City again. This game is a technological marvel on all accounts so OFCOURSE you will need a PC capable of running it. This is not the same game as on the consoles! The PC version looks MUCH better even on low settings( i play all high with everything MAXED OUT at HD resolutions) and the CPU power needed is immense. At least a quad is required as this game is higly multithreaded and a decent GPU (video memory is important). My only complain is the lack of Multi-GPU scaling but maybe with a better cpu the scaling would be better. Maybe a x64 bit version of the game could help boost things but perhaps it would just double the memory requirement. Anyways thank you ROCKSTAR for bringing GTA4 to the PC and doing it so that its much much better then the console version.
Great Entry GTA Seriesravestar | May 3, 2013 | See all ravestar's reviews »
This is a game which divide opinions, but I would highly recommend it. GTA IV take place in Liberty City, model after New York City. They did a great job of capturing the vibe of the place.
It's a impressive experience with the trademarks of the GTA series. You get a huge map, lots of missions and a rise to the top storyline.
The voice acting and graphics are the best so far in the series, and the radio stations are fun to listen to. The main story of Niko Bellic is engaging, a fresh off the boat foreigner trying to succeed to America. I find the character likeable as we learn more about his troubled past. The anti hero character dramatize the emotional experience as the story unfold.
The only issue comes with the PC version, you will need good hardware to run the game. But overall, this is a great game that's well worth playing and is the best GTA so far in my opinion.
Great Open Worldmassi2323 | May 3, 2013 | See all massi2323's reviews »
GTA IV is a very good game, and more than worth the 4 euros I spent on it. The story is pretty good even if it is weird to see the character you play try to escape his previous life and the war, only to serve mobsters in the story or wreck havoc while just driving around. The voice acting is pretty well done, even if it can be difficult to understand a few characters here and there. The main attraction of GTA IV however is the open world. It is one of the largest in video games and is a faithful recreation of New York City. The jokes in the game are good, and you can find a whole lot of parodies of american culture, like sprunk instead of sprite. The graphics are okay, before you install something like icenhancer or, to a lesser extent, sweetfx. That being said, with such a huge world to explore and things to do, you don't really pay that much attention to he graphics. The combat system is alright, even if the shooting and fighting mechanics feel a bit rough around the edges and awkward compared to third-person shooters. That said, if you have a controller, I highly recommend using it, cause the game is a console port and feels much better with a controller.