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.Read full description
"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
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As a game that follows the story of two cousins, GTA 4 really captures a lot into its story to highlight some of the problems that exist in society (debt, crime, etc.) and the "American Dream" that people were misled by. Vehicle handling is also pretty realistic, although a little too boat-like and skiddy. The only issues that I have with the game are legacy related, namely Rockstar's Social Club login which is often inconsistent and the multiplayer which is now mostly barren.
After Grand Theft Auto: Vice City this franchise never was the same. San Andreas was grey, drugged up and sad with some nice humour, but it was still good, but people were waiting for the main entry in the series. After years of waiting, we got 4 and it's good. Graphics are really good and it's nice engine got the upgrade instead of rehashing 3 like VC and SA did. While the city is nice, it feels more like a rehash of 3 in this regard, only bigger. Story has some incredibly funny moments, but in comparison to Vice City, it falls flat fast, especially the Russian part. Worst thing about this game, though, are difficulty spikes. Most of the missions are incredibly easy, except few that are real hair pullers, like last mission, where you have to chase waterboat with motorcycle - it's incredibly annoying and nearly impossible to do. Also, in my opinion, in my opinion soundtrack after Vice City has gotten worse, with less rocking tunes and more pop/rap, here it's the same case, sadly. Thankfully, you can still insert your own playlist. Overall, this game is solid, it has the same fantastic and fun gameplay of GTA, but to me it's not as good as Vice City is. Still, if you're fan of the series, it's recommended, and if you never played it, give it a shot, you won't be disappointed.
In GTA IV we play a Serbian immigrant - Niko Bellic. Encouraged by his cousin, Roman wants to finally fulfill his "American dream". After arriving, it turns out that everything his cousin said was a lie and a scam. This game unlike the other GTA games, it is more serious, gloomy, and the city is just dirty. It shows that the US is not a paradise on Earth. Niko as a war veteran is forced to help Roman because he always has some trouble. Detailed graphics are due to the RAGE engine, and the most realistic physics due to the physical engine Euphoria. The game is very different from the previous ones, because it shows the difficulty of finding a European from southeastern Europe.
I played along and I must say that it was worth buying. There are some minor flaws, but a good story, and the story ends really put it himself. Although it is still included in the helicopter bug. Another error in the physics of flawed vehicles. Poor control Terror him anything. Although it is not looking in my management style, unchanged compared to the previous parts of this section (pedestrians tremble: D) Fortunately, they were taken out of the Skills. I was very upset. Unfortunately really pushing this section of the contacts. It irritated me to constantly called. I think the automatic backup lightened the game, saves a trip after every mission.
I own this game on Steam and have already poured tons of hours into it. First off, I'd like to thank Rockstar for having the main character [Niko Bellic] be Serbian. I was so proud to be able to understand a lot of the Serbian dialogue between characters without subtitles. My only real issue is some of the optimization AND having to sign into Windows Live to play it... WINDOWS LIVE. Anyways, I'm getting off track. Amazing game with a great plot and memorable characters. You knocked it out of the park Rockstar, ya really did.
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