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GF Rating
8.4

29297 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Great, but not much better than San Andreas

posted by blasphemy (PHILADELPHIA, PA) May 1, 2008

Member since Feb 2008

I only believe this game wasn't much better than San Andreas was because considering the game took about 4+ years and to put it on next gen consoles it didn't take a huge leep in the graphics department. The setting feels more like Montreal with its dark and cold texture. They eliminated one my favorite elements of San Andreas which was working out at the gym and developing your fighting/shooting skills. I thought Booker was emulating Brooklyn but every citizen sound more like Russia. I know if I from Brooklyn I would be disappointed. The story was pretty good, some of the missions however were pretty idiotic. I mean cleaning the streets of drug dealers by killing them randomly and then having a guy video tape the bodies isn't realistic to me (Mission: "Manny"). But overall this game is still the sh!&. I mean it has countless details, the internet alone shocked me. Insted of Myspace they have Myroom its not usable but explorable which is still insane. You can email, set dates and even buy plane tickets. But the unique feature of the game is the Cell Phone! Enough said, and I only achieved 40% of the game so far. Need more playing. see ya

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

It's all true...absolutely incredible

posted by HippyVock (SEATTLE, WA) May 1, 2008

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Member since May 2006

Everything everyone says about this game is probably true - each individual system and TV are going to display it differently, but no matter what version you are looking at, you are looking at awesome.

The controls, visuals, voice acting, story, new driving mechanics are all next gen and whether you like the differences or not you'll have to admit what they are works excellently. The combination of free aim and lock-on targeting is a welcome addition and I can't get over how clean and crisp everything looks considering the new scale (people, vehicles and streets are now proportioned more realistically).

I could go on, but if you're reading this less then a year after it came out, I'd rather be playing it. Enjoy.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

AMAZING GAME... Almost Perfect

posted by timissmexy (FREMONT, CA) May 1, 2008

Member since Nov 2006

First off, let me start by saying this is by far the best game of 2008 so far, and possibly the best 360 game period. It is extremely fun classic GTA mayhem that you can play for hours on end and still not be bored. Instead of going on and on about the awesomeness of this, I'll explain why this isn't a perfect 10 for me. The first reason is ladders. Although simple instructions would tell you to press Y to climb a ladder, you'll spend a long time trying to get centered JUST right to get on it, it can get frustrating. Another thing is the online play, although amazing gameplay wise, is still a little flawed when it comes to pregame and finding a game. It tends to favor booting people over splitting up parties, which can be VERY annoying. Also, if you want to go back to the pregame room and stop playing online with your party, you all have to exit out and start a new game, which is slightly annoying. Besides those little issues, this game is amazing. I just gave it a 9 because to get a 10 to me, a game has to be PERFECT. All the problems are fixable though, so I'm hoping for a patch to make this game perfect soon. Oh, another thing, I've played for 10 hours and have yet too see a bicycle? Did they take them out of this game? That's a shame...

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