BackgroundGrand Theft Auto IV is a multiplatform action adventure game and the fourth flagship entry in Rockstar's wildly popular GTA series since the franchise was reimagined as an open world action adventure. GTAIV casts players as Niko Bellic, a war veteran from Eastern Europe who escapes to Liberty City in hopes of locating a man believed to have betrayed him and his unit in a war over a decade ago, and maybe even starting a new life.
Unfortunately Niko and his cousin Roman end up getting dragged into a power struggle involving Liberty City's criminal underworld and various other organizations, and players must help Niko decide how to settle the scores.
Players can explore four boroughs based on those of New York City on foot and in various vehicles from third person perspective (vehicles however offer an additional first person viewpoint). The storyline progresses based on missions, with many more optional missions available. Players can defend themselves and attack others using melee attacks and wide variety of firearms. The environment can also be used to the player's advantage during heated shootouts.
Should players choose to incite the ire of Liberty CIty's authorities, they'll earn a Wanted level that increases based on notoriety; should the level get high enough, players can expect some very heavy resistance from the national guard! Players can attempt to decrease the Wanted level by seeking cover and evading pursuit and capture from authorities.
GameplayBy using Euphoria, Endorphin and RAGE together, Grand Theft Auto IV is set to put a whole new meaning on next-gen.
The game uses a ragdoll physics engine Endorphin to create dynamic new cutscenes and in game action by allowing characters and objects to move as they would in real life as opposed to the simple animations seen in previous GTA games.
We also see the use of an engine called Euphoria, which puts a life-like intelligence into characters, including normal pedestrians. This will allow people in the game to detect danger and to do what they can to get themselves out of it, for example if they were falling from a cliff they would try to grab onto an object to stop them from falling rather than simply letting themselves plunge.
RAGE is the Rockstar Advanced Game Engine which allows them to add skins to the world of GTA and this is what we see make the graphics what they are. RAGE is set to give GTA IV a similar quality graphics-wise as we saw in Rockstar's Table Tennis game. These three working together creates a combination which we can see in action on the two trailers and which we will see on the final game, putting a highly life-like edge on the game.
FeaturesThe usual mission structure will return, expanded, allowing the player to start and take care of missions at any time within the allowed time, meaning the game's time system should be more structured than before. Grab a car and wreak havoc like all GTA fans love to. Take to the skies of Liberty in a chopper and utilise the new over-the-shoulder aiming feature to accurately take out your opponents.
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In outstandingly awesome fashion, Rockstar Games has made every radio station from Grand Theft Auto III in 2001... posted Apr 11, 13 5:14pm
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nasty nappa"hardly as much to do in it as san andreas but has crisp clear graphics and good car crash effects" GrandTheftAuto4 PC
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mastermangreat story good, graphics but miss jet packs, going in cops stations, cops on bikes, gansters and builders going mental but still my fav GrandTheftAuto4 PC
Nov 17, 11 9:26am
NeoHoltskyGreat game, but I find that I'm playing it less and less. GrandTheftAuto4 PC
Nov 16, 11 4:48am
HurricarnoAmazing game. So much to see and do. Great storyline as well. Multiplayer is fun as well. Especially the races. GrandTheftAuto4 PC
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First thing to say on this Review is that GTA IV is an Epic Game with lots of things...
NeoHoltskyI'm stuck between this and MW2 for the spot of my fav game! GrandTheftAuto4 PC
Aug 12, 11 4:05am
NeoHoltskyIm stuck between this and MW2 for my favor ite game. GrandTheftAuto4 PC
Aug 12, 11 4:05am
BusterFxwell i need hel to get the platinum tropy / online im good like MW2 i can kill on car and helicopter but runing emm 2 of 5 GrandTheftAuto4 PC
Jul 15, 11 11:34pm
- Genre: Action - Automobile
- Theme(s): Gangsta, Mob/Organized Crime
- Perspective(s): Third Person
- Developer: Rockstar Games
- Publisher: Rockstar Games
Released North America Apr 29, 2008 Europe Apr 29, 2008 Japan Apr 29, 2008 Australia Apr 29, 2008
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