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Grand Theft Auto IV

Developer: Rockstar North Publisher: Rockstar Games
29 April 2008
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An Eastern European immigrant named Niko Bellic arrives in Liberty City after hearing stories of his cousin Roman's wealth and success while living in the United States, only to find his sleazy relative working in a taxi company, living in a rundown apartment and entangled in massive debts with the mafia. Niko then delves into the criminal underworld of Liberty City to free his cousin from his debts and eventually earn his keep.
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"gta 4 is racist this game is BEST OF ALL TIME!!!!" - gay fagg0t 2008
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GTA with an absolutely below average music.
Just this one fact says it all. No need to mention other sins(which are a lot), just the fact of making GTA with shitty radio makes the game completely soulless.
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Prolisok 2024-01-30T20:20:29Z
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This is often considered the best entry in the GTA franchise, I personally prefer the fifth entry as I really enjoy two out of the three main leads in that game, however I do also enjoy this games protagonist Nico even if I'm not as invested I the story he's in.

Unlike other GTA games, this story revolves around our hero immigrating to America from the USSR and entering the crime syndicate to survive, while Nico himself does make it entertaining with his dry sense of humour, I have to say that was the only investment I had in the story which boils down to him rising up the ranks of the crime syndicate in the most predictable way possible. The side cast is also entertaining due to their interactions with him; however, their own sub-plots are also rather dull and are only redeemed by the fun missions that they're attached to. Basically, the story is second rate as there's obviously more emphases on the character interactions and gameplay. Another annoyance I had were the friendship meters, specifically how certain npcs would want to hang out with you and would negatively affect later missions if you were to ignore them and effectively pass them off. Roman is the worst example of this as he constantly wants to hang out and can only be safety ignored if you start a mission in the afternoons which us when he initially calls, you are in a mission will have Nico automatically reject the hang out which thankfully Roman will understand and not negatively impact your relationship with him. It's a cool mechanic that's ruined by bad execution, although thankfully it doesn’t take away too much from the overall experience. There's not much to talk about when it comes to the gameplay itself, the controls are responsive, and the mission structure is typical for a gta game.

It's a bit all over the place, however, the game is engaging enough for all of this to be forgivable and thus worth your time.
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GTA 4 is the greatest game ever made
Don't believe the fans and critics, Rockstar peaked with GTA 4 (their best game) and have gone downhill ever since.
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kentasuzuki 2024-02-21T09:07:46Z
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"We did it Niko! We won!" - Roman
This is a beautiful, human piece of art. This game moved me. Each character felt real, you have to give yourself into the game. Go bowling with Dwayne, hit up the strip club with Roman, go on some internet dates, listen to Kate talk about the generational trauma. I played for 161 hours before I beat the last mission. I didn't want it to end. I didn't want to stop connecting with all of the people that Niko was connecting with. I wanted to know more about his past.

This is a tragedy. There is no victory lap. No fast cars. No riding off into the sunset.

Highest Recommendation. Top 5 of all time.
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Right from the trailers you could tell they were going for something more serious, and the loading music confirms it. Violence has consequences, unlike the cynical GTA5 that shows a character nazi-murdering some poor bastard and you could almost expect a laugh track. You're going to run over passers-by all the same.

The inmigrant point of view is ideal to reflect on USA, as shown in The Godfather. Nico's unamused takes on american life work everytime. The story is good, that last choice hits hard. I like the sound as well, there's a mission that could have been taken right from Michael Mann's Heat. Guns sound amazing. I happen to like the driving. It just asks you to take it easy and, once you adjust, drifting is very satisfying, I can't get enough of that suspension.

My main complaint is the colour palette. You get used to it, but it still does look like shit. Except sunsets, they nailed those. Also, I'm not a fan of the three island map. There's a lack of memorable missions and some lame characters but, somehow, the game compensates for it. The "random encounters" were a genius idea and some of them were really good.

Maybe the best GTA, it's different from the rest, so if you like it you got to love it. I understand the frustration with this one but I think it holds up as a special videogame. It's definitely been made with far more attention to detail than GTAV. It set the foundation for what Red Dead Redemption would be, that game better at balancing the serious and the goofy.
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nukkleargarlicbread Grand Theft Auto IV 2024-02-23T03:54:10Z
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Giann96 Grand Theft Auto IV 2024-02-22T08:16:35Z
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ESRB: M
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1-16 players
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1x Blu-ray
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Cooperative , Deathmatch / FFA, Team play
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  • WR0808 2023-11-18 09:03:59.477792+00
    immaculate vibes. anyone who plays through this and doesn't spend a fair portion of it shitting about with roman is doing it wrong.
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  • Guitar_Lamb 2023-12-07 18:25:23.3633+00
    it's funny because the idea i was given by the 2010s gaming youtubers i grew up watching was that this game was aging poorly and 5 is infinitely better and now everyone i talk to about this series says this is better than 5
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  • fleshtache 2023-12-15 21:55:03.592478+00
    Wish I had experienced this blindly instead of watching 3 separate playthroughs and ruining it for myself. Now I feel a little bored and disappointed with somewhat lackluster gameplay.
    Why I do this to myself :((
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    • Maxwellvv 2023-12-23 07:13:50.812229+00
      Ngl I don't understand people who experience games by watching playthroughs
    • Helio_etc 2023-12-24 22:42:50.375512+00
      ^Seriously, I'll never understand that either. What's worse is when they then form an opinion on the game based on watching a playthrough.
    • fleshtache 2023-12-26 20:29:24.93237+00
      ^Well I was a kid and I had no money at the time. I wish I could've played it, believe me.
    • fleshtache 2023-12-26 20:30:24.012036+00
      On the other hand TBOGT and lost and damned might still feel relatively fredh
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  • batztoutai 2024-01-12 17:53:42.270206+00
    The world is built out of bad ideas, my friend.
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  • AntonL1kesPotato 2024-01-17 11:01:39.595106+00
    i love how "bowling" is tagged as one of the influences
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  • mellors 2024-01-21 16:50:18.260588+00
    Best physics ever. Endless entertainment, and I love the heavy driving feel even though it's one of the least popular parts
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  • ewps 2024-02-20 19:18:56.371457+00
    This game was the shit when I was a kid and it’s aged incredibly considering it’s age.
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  • The_Prep 2024-02-28 22:28:59.397367+00
    Best game in the series.
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