GTA IV explodes onto the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 with the kind of entrance only Rockstar could create. This game is one of the most polished and artistically crafted of our time, and probably for years to come.
By now you know you'll be playing as Niko Bellic, a man on a mission looking to find 'that certain special someone' while working his way up the food chain of Liberty City. On your way there, you'll encounter a plethora of characters who will work alongside or against you on your quest to find out details of your past.
It's hard to review such an enormously complex game, but I'll start with the driving since it's often noted as the most different. The cars react a little differently in GTAIV; you won't be able to speed and stop on a dime like similar titles; even fast cars will screech and lock tires as you try and avoid traffic. Making turns using the RB/ LT (Xbox 360) takes getting used to, but it proves to be an exciting challenge.
The way the wanted levels work is undoubtedly the most different and more exciting facet of the game; you'll still have the stars that represent more impending doom for each level earned, but outrunning the police is all about escaping the new radius created on your map. Once you are wanted, you'll have a small radius that covers a portion of the city that you'll have to escape if you want the stars to disappear. The higher # of stars, the larger the radius and the more heat you'll have on your character.
The new run-n-cover mechanics work flawlessly. Diving for cover is realistic, smooth, and there's plenty of chances in every mission to utilize areas for duck and cover shooting.
The detail, lushness, and fluidity of this game are beyond description. The radio stations will keep you laughing for hours, the comments from pedestrians, and the story itself is breathtaking to watch. You'll even have choices of who lives or dies, and those choices have an impact on the story. This is a must-have game no one should be without
This game rocks, not only does the graphics amaze you but the driving is awesome, they really took the detail to a higher level this time and its about time if you ask me. the story is also very good I've only been in this game 15mins and alot more to go for its worth the rent or buy I give it 2 thumbs up