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." -

"the PC version's enhanced visuals, Liberty City is still a wonder to behold." -

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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.

Key Features

  • 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

Customer reviews


A game with many faces

Armannn | March 24, 2015 | See all Armannn's reviews »

There's not much to tell about it you probably don't know. The game got released in 2008 first for the consoles and a few months later for the PC.

Gamers all over the world have complained about how bad the PC port was. And it really was. However, the developers kept updating the game and it got slightly better and finally, thanks to the modders, you can get much realism in GTA4.

The story much differs from San Andreas' one and is not "that dark". However, people seem to like the protagonist - Niko. I do, too. He's a cool character and R* did put passion and work on the model (not only on Niko, but all models are much more detailed than in GTA:SA).

What I'd love to mention are the graphic mods which can make your game look similar to GTA5. Let's see what future will bring us.


Just doesn't compare.

NShep53 | March 24, 2015 | See all NShep53's reviews »

Grand Theft Auto 4 is one of the many games in Rockstar's GTA series. But in ways, it is very different. And as you will find out from this review, different doesn't always mean better.

In GTA 4, you play as immigrant Niko Belic, who just got off the boat from Eastern Europe. The story is by far the weakest in the series up to that point. Niko isn't that interesting of a character compared to Tommy Vercetti from Vice City or CJ from San Andreas. But the GTA series best parts aren't from the story.

This game looked really good at the time it came out and by today's standards, its fine. Nothing to complain about graphically.

The gameplay is the same GTA-style you have always known, just upgraded with cover shooter mechanics. It is done very well and probably the best part of the game. Liberty City itself is.. okay. A definite step down from the huge size of San Andreas.

Overall, if you like Grand Theft Auto, buy it. But just know, GTA V is coming out soon and I already know that it is miles ahead this game.


Now that's a story

anticerber | March 21, 2015 | See all anticerber's reviews »

I must say...out of all the GTA this is probably my first that I've played all the way through. This really isn't the best GTA out there.....The things you can do are rather limited compared to the others...You can do main missions, side missions...a few mini games...But no buying homes, customizing your character, other than clothes...No extra stuff.

The story however, was pretty amazing....Kind of the up and coming of a middle eastern man's rags to riches tale...Niko is quite the character, as are the friends he makes...

If you want a lot to do, this probably isn't the best game, but the story is pretty immaculate in my opinion.


I'll tell ya hwut.

RavenRayn | Oct. 28, 2014 | See all RavenRayn's reviews »

For as much as I've played this game, certainly over 100 hours, I've never completed the main storyline. This game is so packed with quests that- hahahaha. There are lots of guns and 100% freedom to run around getting the city rekt. You don't need to care about the story or the random quests. I'll tell you, those are fun too, but really you don't need to worry about any of that.


Good as always.

Furrek | Aug. 2, 2014 | See all Furrek's reviews »

So GTA 4 was the first game in series that I managed to complete. Don't have wrong idea, I spent many hours in every GTA game but this one for some reason was more interesting for me. Starting from a great characters, even more great graphics and good music! As for now, it's most "realistic" Grand Theft Auto game on PC - the way people are hitted by car, how they are moving, how you fight etc. it's just something amazing. These simply things, like running at people when they are on stars and watch them falling, shows how much work develeper put in this game. Rockstar once proves that they know what they are doing and with every next GTA game they do even better and more amazing stuff. Does a game like that need any recommendation? It's a game that should be played when out, because for so many years Rockstar showed us that we can trust them. 99/100 from me because of GFWL.