Grand Theft Auto IV

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PC,
 
9.4
excellent
 
CRITICS SCORE
9.6
(83 ratings)
GAMER SCORE
9.1
(21740 ratings)

Game Overview

Rockstar conquers all again with the next in its city-sprawling, crime-ridden series. The Grand Theft Auto IV Special Edition is presented in a customized Grand Theft Auto metal safety deposit box. The box contains a GTA IV artbook, a CD soundtrack, a keychain, and a limited edition duffle bag.

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Expert Reviews

GameSpot review logo
100/100
score

A game that you simply have to play. The single-player game, which you can still play long after you complete the story, is the series' best by far, and the multiplayer features are good enough that you'll likely have no problem finding people to play wit

GameZone review logo
100/100
score

GTA IV seamlessly integrates open-world exploration and character-driven storytelling, unlike any other game to date. Liberty City is now a living, breathing work of art.

IGN review logo
100/100
score

I could go on and on about why Grand Theft Auto IV is one of the best games we've ever seen and why even folks who are easily offended should play it, but that would be pointless. The only thing you need to know is that you have to play this game. Period.

Game Features

The Plot - Grand Theft Auto IV is a brand new adventure in the GTA universe following the experiences of Nikolai "Niko" Bellic, a new immigrant from an undisclosed eastern European country whose troubled past and the persuasion of his cousin Roman have brought him to the fictional Liberty City. Unfortunately, Niko's search for the American Dream and a much needed fresh start, hits an immediate snag when the rags to riches story Roman spun to pique Niko's interest is exposed as not only a complete fabrication, but a ploy to enlist Niko's well-known skills as a tough guy against the ample list of enemies clamoring for Roman's debt-ridden blood. Because Roman is the only person Niko knows in Liberty City he begrudgingly accepts his role as Roman's protector despite the deception. But as time goes on Niko comes into his own, and his experience on the wrong side of the tracks proves more valuable than he could have ever imagined as he fights for survival and later supremacy on the crime ridden streets of Liberty City.
Game Environments - Based on several of the boroughs of New York City and parts of New Jersey, Liberty City, familiar to players of previous games in the series, has been entirely redesigned for GTA IV. Players can expect visible detail down to the weeds growing in the cracks in the sidewalk, cars and buildings of visibly different ages and a much greater level if verticality in the buildings and bridges that they are able to explore as Niko moves through the city streets. In addition, pedestrians in GTA IV are much more realistic. No longer simply moving cardboard cutouts, these NPCs are intelligent, modern, human representations that laugh, cry, eat, drink, use cell phones and As, and talking amongst themselves regardless of Niko's interaction with them.
Gameplay - Historically GTA games have focused heavily on mission-based play, requiring successful completion of fixed tasks in order for players to progress through the game, but this has changed to a great extent in GTA IV. Players will experience an entirely new and exciting emphasis centered on the blending of on-mission and off-mission play, resulting not only in an increased sense of realism, but more interesting and unrestricted gameplay.

Game Specs

Audio/Video
Custom Soundtrack, HDTV 1080i, HDTV 1080p, HDTV 720p, In-Game Dolby Digital

Controllers
Headset

Memory
1 MB

 

Modes
Campaign, Full Mission Single-Player, Online Co-op, Online Deathmatch, Online Team Battle, Story

Online Features
Auto-Match, Content Download, Custom Match, Friends, Leaderboards, Online Multiplayer, Voice, Xbox LIVE Family Settings

 

Controller Functions

IN-VEHICLE CONTROLS

Directional Pad
Up = Mobile Phone Up. Use Mobile Phone. Down = Mobile Phone Down. Skip Mobile Conversation. Zoom Out Mini-Map. Left = Previous Radio Station. Turn Radio On/Off (Hold). Right = Next Radio Station. Turn Radio On/Off (Hold).

Left Thumbstick
Steering

Right Thumbstick
Rotate Camera. Aiming.

Click Left Thumbstick
Horn. Engage Slow Motion While in Cinematic Camera.

Click Right Thumbstick
Look Behind

A Button
Handbrake. Mobile Phone Forward. Answer.

B Button
Cinematic Camera. Mobile Phone Back. Hang Up.

X Button
Change Weapon. Headlights (Hold).

 

Y Button
Exit Vehicle

Left Bumper
Fire Weapon

Right Bumper
Handbrake

Left Trigger
Brake. Reverse.

Start Button
Pause Menu

Right Trigger
Accelerate

Back Button
Cycle Camera Modes

 
ON-FOOT CONTROLS

Directional Pad
Up = Mobile Phone Up. Use Mobile Phone. Down = Mobile Phone Down. Skip Mobile Conversation. Zoom Out Mini-Map.

Left Thumbstick
Move

Right Thumbstick
Rotate Camera. Switch Targets.

Click Left Thumbstick
Crouch

Click Right Thumbstick
Look Behind. Zoom Aim (When Targeting).

A Button
Run (Hold). Sprint (Tap). Mobile Phone Forward. Answer. Dodge (Melee). Dodge (Melee).

B Button
Reload Weapon. Mobile Phone Back. Hang Up. Punch (Melee) Counter (Melee).

X Button
Jump. Climb. Kick (Melee).

 

Y Button
Enter Vehicle. Mount Ladder. Alternative Punch (Melee). Counter (Melee).

Left Bumper
Pick Up. Context Action.

Right Bumper
Enter/Exit Cover

Left Trigger
Target Lock On. Free Aim (Half-Hold).

Start Button
Pause Menu

Right Trigger
Fire Weapon. Free Aim (Half-Hold).

Back Button
Cycle Camera Modes

 

ESRB Game Ratings

ESRB Rating of "M"
This game is Rated: Mature
Content is most suitable for persons ages 17 and up. This game is likely to contain violence and blood, suggestive themes, or strong language.
Content Descriptors:
Intense Violence, Blood, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Partial Nudity, Use of Drugs and Alcohol
 
Game Info
Platform:Microsoft Xbox 360
Release Date:4/29/2008
Publisher:Rockstar Games
Developer:Rockstar North
Genre:Action
ESRB Rating:M
Gamesite:--
 
Game Quality Ratings
Overall
10
Gameplay
10
Graphics
10
Sound
10
Concept
10
Difficulty: Medium
OVERALL
10/10

Recent Customer Reviews

To be cliche: EPIC

Buy this game. You won't regret it.
Published 1479 days ago by ironfist221

Grand Theft Auto IV for Xbox 360

I recommend Grand Theft Auto IV for Xbox 360 to people who enjoy very realistic and graphic games....
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Published 1517 days ago by tmscott96

The Hot Pursuit Of An American Dream

With the next generation transformation, this isn't your older brother's GTA game: this is...
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Published 1591 days ago by JiggyJay

GTA IV - A fantastic Game

Well worth the money, a very good game if you have time to kill.
Published 1699 days ago by gavallan2020

Gta IV - Action, fun and multiplayer!

I will rate it Excellent, it's really a must have game if you have an Xbox 360.
Published 1770 days ago by sanniefight

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