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Best GTA Game Ever!!!!!!!!!! Part 1

posted by B3H3M0TH (TUSTIN, CA) Apr 28, 2008

Member since Oct 2006

25 out of 42 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

Niko can use a mobile phone to recieve calls and phone his contacts in order to arrange missions. He can also use it to call taxis and purchase weapons. The options presented on the phone's LCD are Phonebook, Messages, Organizer, and Camera. The phone can also be used to access multiplayer.
Pedestrians perform realistic actions. They smoke cigarettes, read books and newspapers, drop litter, talk on mobile phones, walk in and out of buildings, and generally act like any normal pedestrian in a real city would.

GTA IV features fifteen multiplayer modes, which can be accessed through the mobile phone. Multiplayer supports up to sixteen players, and the game modes include Deathmatch, Mafiya Work, Cops n' Crooks and Free Mode.
It is possible to surf the internet in GTA4 via internet caf├ęs. It is available from any computer in the game, and provides a hub for all sorts of interactivity within Liberty City. There are over 100 in-game internet websites.
In GTA IV, you will gain a police wanted level for any crime that you commit, providing there are witnesses present. The police can only chase you if they know where you are, and they need to see you to know where you are. If you escape the search area marked on the radar without being spotted, your wanted level will disappear.

In terms of scale, GTA IV is about the same size as GTA: San Andreas, but the map size is considerably smaller. This is mainly due to the fact there is no desert or countryside in Liberty City. Liberty City in GTA4 is the biggest single city that Rockstar have ever created.

In GTA IV, the line between on- and off-mission has been blurred, and the story is less linear. It is also possible to do more than one mission at a time. For example, some missions take place over several days and may involve waiting for phonecalls or attending interviews, and you are free to carry out other business during the waiting period.
The story can be told in a number of different ways. Rockstar are trying to

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Grand Theft Auto has reached a new step in gaming

posted by cpttopdog (MT ZION, IL) Apr 29, 2008

Member since Jul 2006

21 out of 36 gamers (58%) found this review helpful

This game is one of the most amazing games i have played in a long time. Rockstar has truly taken the next gen technology's and made a fantastic game with it.

Grand Theft Auto has all the things gamers love. it has random killings, long game play, so hard achievements, free mode multilayer and other fifteen other game modes, great graphics, and best of all six level wanted level.

So if u never liked grand theft auto before and didn't wanna get this i suggest that u do try this one because you will be surprised by how much better this is. This game deserves a perfect 10

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From the point of view of a non-GTA fan....

posted by BeckyTag (CHICAGO, IL) May 1, 2008

Member since Aug 2007

7 out of 12 gamers (58%) found this review helpful

I struggled with the rating on this game. I wanted to give it a 9, but I just didn't have the heart.

The Reason:
The ONLY thing I don't like is the hand-to-hand combat aspect. When you don't have a weapon or just want to knock the socks off of someone with your bare hands, the controls seem to get a little wonky. (Maybe it's just me, though)


You're an immigrant in Liberty City. You literally have an entire city to explore. You have missions that you get paid for, which can be things like driving someone from point A to point B, roughing someone up, collecting "protection money" from a resistant shop owner, etc.

As the title implies, if you need wheels, you can steal any vehicle you see. And if you need quick cash, you can mug one of the many people on the street.

OR, if you're like some people I know, you can ignore the missions and just run rampant through the city stealing & killing to your heart's content.

There's so much more to this game, but I've only gotten in around 5 hours of game play so far (and had to start over once because I didn't save...

THAT's another thing...DO NOT trust the games auto-save. If you've just done a hard mission or if you're turning the game off...get to a safe house and do a "hard" save.


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