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 Grand Ol' TimeRoflcatz | April 9, 2014 | See all Roflcatz's reviews »
Grand theft Auto IV is a pretty striking departure from the previous entries in the Grand Theft Auto franchise. While the previous games were more cheesy parodies of American culture in various different areas, Grand Theft Auto IV sets out to tell its own story set in Liberty City, a fictional parallel of New York City, and tells a story that is without a doubt one of Rockstar's greatest works.
You start off as Nico Bellic, an Eastern European immigrant fresh off the boat trying to find a new life in America. You're first met by your cousin (who really loves bowling) as you both begin your new life in America. It obviously doesn't go exactly as planned, and from the beginning Nico realizes that the American Dream isn't going to become a reality so easily. The story spans many hours, as you work for Russian druglords, dense meat-heads, gay former friends, and even the Italian Mafia. The story takes roughly 30 hours to complete, and is compelling throughout.
The gameplay for GTA IV is probably the weakest part of the game. Movement is sluggish, gunplay is sloppy at best, and driving is like trying to swim your way out of molasses. Needless to say, the gameplay isn't the strongest part of GTA IV. However, it is serviceable and lets you do what you need to do to complete the story.
All in all, GTA IV is a great game and is a complete departure from Rockstar's previous works. With a compelling story and classic GTA formulas, it is definitely worth playing.
Great comeback!MartDrummer | April 5, 2014 | See all MartDrummer's reviews »
GTA IV. A very special GTA game. And i loved it! The story, unlike the older GTA games, is more personal. You don't just do jobs for people, you also get to know the people you work for and meet throughout the game. The gameplay is solid. Finally, there is a GREAT cover system. You can almost cover behind anything! The game still stays true to it's predecessors, while adding a few new features.
One bad thing about the game is how the cars steer. It is VERY bad. Your car literally slides around on the road. Thankfully there are plenty of mods that can adjust the physics and steering of all drivable vehicles. Great story and great gameplay + online multiplayer = Great package! Definitely worth the money, but only on sale, since it's pretty old by now.
Fantastic gameGrandey | Feb. 9, 2014 | See all Grandey's reviews »
This is a fantastic game! Both the campaign and the multiplayer is fun. Driving around in the city like a normal civilian, racing around the city or escaping the cops, there is tons of things to do in this game after you have finished the story. I've played this game for over 100 hours, and I still love to just drive around like all of the AI's do. I promise you, when you get tired of what the singleplayer has to offer (which might take you about 100, if not more, like it did to me!) you can try online gameplay. Play with random people or with your friends, if not both! Setup races, drive away from the cops and more! The multiplayer will bring you more than 100 hours of fun! If both the singleplayer and the multiplayer are getting boring, try modding the game! Again, 100+ hours of gameplay. Become a police-man, or Iron Man, if you so choose to! There are alot of things to do both in the ''vanilla'' / unmodded version of the game, and after you have modded it. This is a game that is really worth buying! You will not regret your purchase.
Who needs GTA V when you got this game, right? Well, GTA V would be a great game, if we, the PC-gamers had it. But the modding community shows how much you can do with this game. An example is the Los Santos (from GTA V) made for GTA IV! If GTA V won't come to the PC, the modders will bring it to GTA IV. Again, it shows how good of a franchise this has become, and how much you can do to the base game if you know what you are doing. I never get tired of this game! As I have said earlier, I have played over 100 hours of this game, my rating deserves the same. You don't see me handing out top-score any often! Rockstar, you know how to make games. Buy it, buy it now!
Good Gamemirceapuy | Feb. 7, 2014 | See all mirceapuy's reviews »
This game is good, and soon, with few mods will be similar with GTA V with 3 playable characters. The things i don't like, the graphic is starting to become outdated but still looking good and is poorly optimized. Besides this, you'll have some fun; but not completely, because at some point you get bored. The city feels alive but there's not plenty to do in it, just like San Andreas. You will have lots of money but don't have on what to spend them besides clothes or weapons. Good game, and modable.
Not too shabbyArteus | Feb. 5, 2014 | See all Arteus's reviews »
As a game, Grand Theft Auto IV is solid. While a lot more serious than prior titles in the series, GTA4 retains the core mechanics that made the previous games a success. The graphics hold up fairly well even after a few years and can be modded to be better quite easily.
The main problem with this game is the quality of the port, it's an incredibly awkward game in this regard and can work fantastically on one system and then sub-par on something with similar specifications. It's certainly more demanding than it should be as a result.
The game is definitely worth a purchase if you have a powerful system to play it on. Anybody unsure about the strength of their PC may want to wait for a sale however, just in case it doesn't run quite as well as you would like.