Grand Theft Auto IV - Xbox 360|Xbox One

  • Publisher: Rockstar Games
  • SKU: 7959033
  • Release Date: 04/29/2008
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood and gore, Intense violence, Nudity, Strong language, Strong sexual content, Use of drugs and alcohol
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (478 out of 510)

Product Details


  • Developer: Rockstar North
  • Publisher: Rockstar Games
  • Platform: Xbox 360|Xbox One
  • Genre: Action and Adventure
  • Release Date: 04/29/2008

Synopsis


Return to Liberty City and the cruel streets in this second take of Grand Theft Auto IV. Customizable cars let you design Niko Bellic's ride as he travels the city in search of his fortune and an escape from his past. Intricate maps and the hottest music available on the stereo make Grand Theft Auto IV a wild adventure.

Features


Plays on Xbox 360 and Xbox One with Backward Compatibility.

Carry on the Grand Theft Auto tradition playing through the single player campaign as Niko Bellic

Get cars and other modes of transportation any way you can

Interact with various colorful characters who give you different missions to engage in

Engage in multiplayer challenges

Game rated 'M' due to Intense Violence, Blood, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Partial Nudity, Use of Drugs and Alcohol



Overall customer rating

4.5
94%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One impressive game

    Posted
    ClintCommander
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Grand theft auto 4 is one of those games that makes me marvel at how much detail got put into it. It's such a big game but so much close attention was paid to make it play well and look good as well. The graphics are great. Liberty City is fully realized city with tons of people and traffic. Its one of the most impressive cities in a game that I have seen. It truly feels alive. The story is great overall. The main character is Niko Belic, a russian immigrant that arrives to the US on a ship. From there you pretty much work with all kinds of shady folk in order to make money. Niko has his motives that he works toward throughout the game. He's an interesting character and his story is an interesting one to play through. Its a lengthy one as well. If I had to say the one thing I think rockstar nailed down almost perfectly in this game I would have to say the physics. From the people to the vehicles in the game everything reacts in such realistic way. It's very apparent to how much attention went in to making everything act realistically. Each car has its own kind of physics. Trucks are heavy so they will plow through other vehicles a lot easier than cars. Different cars have better handling than others making it so you have to adjust to the weight of each one to get turning down. When a pedestrian is hit. They will react realistically. If you clip their leg or arm they will jolt and whip around in a violent way. If you hit them straight on they will fold on top of your hood in a very gruesome spectacle. To put it simply its the best ragdoll effect that I have seen in a game. Even today. If you shoot an enemy they will react accordingly. And each weapon has its own power to it. If you shoot someone in the leg while they are running they will topple to the ground. My favorite is shooting their leg while they are climbing steps. What follows is an amusingly realistic topple down the stairs. If you take advantage of the physics in the game you will have a lot of fun watching what happens in each segment of the game. The missions in this game are very well done overall. Some of them aren't that great and sometimes leave you wondering what the point of it was but for the most part they take advantage of the strong points in the game. My favorite mission of all time is in the game. It involves a bank heist and has you running from the cops trying to escape. It's just awesome. There is a great addition the the gta series that helps immensely in missions: the cover system. This mechanic works well. Niko is able to snap into cover easily almost anywhere. Behind cars, dumpsters, walls, etc. While in cover he can aim, pop up, shoot and repeat. This makes firefights a lot more enjoyable than the ones from past gta games. Once you have completed the single-player campaign you can hop into some of the most entertaining multiplayer available. There are a bunch of different game modes to play including team deathmatch and you can play them throughout the whole city or you can choose a section of it to play in. You can have up to 16 players in a match. I did give this game 5 stars but I don't think this game is perfect. There is pop in every now and then that can get annoying sometimes. Combat in tight spaces doesn't work all that well and can result in some frustrating deaths. And Nikos movements are a little too stiff for my tastes. These complaints are minor, however. This game is just an awesome package. I recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Posted
    Whyse

    Grand Theft Auto IV is really one of the best games in a very long time. It has extremely good graphics that make things very real. Of course on a game this big there are going to be a few clipping problems, but nothing that really detracts from the feel of the game. The game play and storyline are great. You can obviously beat the main game in under 30 hours (It’s one of the achievements), but there are so many more side missions to do that it really can keep you playing for well, days, hours at a time… years hopefully, but probably not. The sound track to this game is immense; as you are driving there is about 9 different radio stations with 24 min of music/talking on each one. There is a lot, and I mean a lot of swearing in this game so I advise not playing this in front of the younger people, or buying it for them. The driving in the game is although a little loose and easy to go out of control, once you get the hang of it and start driving nicer cars then you really don’t have to worry much about it. Airplanes are gone (thank goodness) but you can still fly helicopters. You can play Darts, pool, bowling, go to a cabaret club, and even a comedy club. At the beach you can take a look through one of those magnify things that you see on piers all the time. For vigilante mode you actually access the police computer from the car and find the whereabouts of the crook. There are car races and getting the specific types of cars for people. Also, as always the hidden packages (which I think are pigeons in this game) and stunt jump spots. A nice new addition to this game is that it is a little more modern. You get a cell phone that you can setup having a drink with your friends or inviting your girlfriend to play a game of bowling. Also, you can go online at the Internet café and browse the “internet” (it’s all built into the game, but there is a huge amount of different websites to visit) or check your e-mail. As you can see there is a lot of fun to be had with this game even if you don’t follow through the storyline, or want to deviate at all. There is also a great online multiplayer mode that you can do a lot of the same with the free roam, also, death match style things. Unfortunately I can’t say much about the online yet because I have not played it too much, but what I have seen is a lot of fun. I say if you enjoy any of the GTA games, or any of the other sandbox style game series then you will love this one. Try it out!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A very strong GTA title

    Posted
    MightyMugen

    Welcome back to Liberty City GTA fans and welcome Niko Bellic. A Russian immigrant that is running away from his past, or is it because he is trying to find someone, or possibly his cousin Roman talked him into moving (I will leave that open to not spoil the game). Starting off I noticed the difference in the controls mechanics of the game. I little adjustment from the older versions but takes little to no time to get use to. I also noticed the difference in driving, controls as well as speed is a factor of the vehicle that you choose. Feeling more simulated in this version I find it to be a great add to this version. With the upgrade to the graphics it gave the new and improved Liberty City a real gritty humid feel to the game. I found that the size of the city as a bit much to handle at first but with the beauty of being able to call a cab it very helpful when you need to navigate through the city. I noticed a lack of labeling the map on this version of GTA (unlike the previous games which everything accessible was labeled). But calling up Roman or other friends, dates etc. you will find that the map will light up with locations. With the deep and detailed storyline and dialog you may find it easy to get sucked into Niko's world. But one thing I have always loved about the GTA series is the humor they add to the game. Take a few minutes away from the game and watch tv, or listen to citizen's phone calls, etc. You will find out that there are a lot of hidden surprises that will have you laughing from time to time. I do hear of issues of the game freezing up which forces the player to loose there current status. I personally have not experience this issue but can say hopefully Rockstar send a patch for download to stop that problem. While game play with the weapons are great I find it hard to get use to the hand to hand combat. there is a bit of lag between throwing punches and setting up combos but may not effect the gamer that likes to use weapons instead of hand to hand combat. But with the intense law enforcement added to GTA IV you may find that breaking the law and adding stars may get very frustrating. But with achievements like like three minutes with a four star rating that should give you a warning about messing with the police. I do strongly recommend this game to adults but give this message to parents planning on buying this for the little ones. Pay close attention to the game and what the seller is telling you about it and read the reasons for the M rating. With it's strong language and content you may not want your children exposed to this much. I still recommend the game over all but of you feel that this may do more than just be a game to your child than stand clear of this title.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I GOT A SNEAK PEAK AT THE GAME!!!

    Posted
    Tebooke

    OK, let me start off by telling you the bad, me and a couple friends got a sneak peak at the game and there are no airplanes ): ! anyways heres how i works... you no longer frive to missions, you dial up your cellphone with contacts you recive along the way. That is also how you access multiplayer! As you know liberty city is designed after New York City, although ground zero is NOT included nor any asppect of 9/11. What interested me a lot is that to hijack a car you must first break the window with your elbow and then hotwire it. Now to the WANTED, it will no longer be stars. It will be a radius (a circle) that appears on your mini map. The bigger it gets the more "stars" you have. Next, the game will be loaded with a BUNCH BUNCH BUNCH of mini-games. What I loved so much about the sneak peak was the taxi ride. It was real time and you have a view from the backseat. If your wondering how you decide where to go?... a map fills the screen then you point anywhere. Now I saved this one for last because I didn't know how you would react... THE RPG HAS BEEN TAKEN OUT! that means you can no longer get fat or any other attributes/abilities. I dont see why they did this but it did get annoying. I don't know whether there will be cheats or not because I had none to enter. Please report this as helpful so I can post further reviews.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best GTA I have played as of yet.

    Posted
    Volearix

    Though this may not be the most in depth game that I have ever played, it is probably the best GTA that I have ever played. There are more than a couple reasons that I say this, but let's start with the bad... + 1.) The Vehicle Handling - The worst thing about this game in my opinion is how the vehicles are controlled. There are only a very select few cars that I am willing to cruise around in throughout the game because of the poor handling! That is probably just personal preference however. + 2.) Still working on finding this one! + Now, onto the good stuff... + 1.) Niko - The main character is so much better than that of the previous GTA "heroes". He doesn't have that, "I'm CJ *****" attitude, he isn't completely silent, and he isn't convinced that he is the king of the world. Really laid back and only seldom does he spout off some pointless quip. + 2.) The Map - Though I was a big fan of Vice City's map, I have to say that thus far I am enjoying the new Liberty City more. This could just be because of the massive dissapointment they offered up in San Andreas (what a stinker!!!) + 3.) The Minimal, but sufficient customization - I want to start by saying that I am a character customization "NUTZOID", but I found all the different systems that were offered in San Andreas to be neat, but for the most part dead-end wastes of time. GTA isn't really about being this custom character, it's about playing out the story that is in front of you, and besides, you can change up your clothing however you wish and you can still obtain certain properties! That is really good enough, in my opinion, for this game. + 4.) The missions - So far, what I have played, this game is pretty fun. It offers up some fun missions that aren't impossible, but that aren't just a walk in the park. It seems like the faster that you complete the mission the easier it is (once you have played a while you'll know what I'm talking about). + 5.) The Combat - There is a new and vastly improved hand-to-hand fighting system. This new system allows you to punch, kick, block and even disarm your opponent! Also, when wielding a weapon, you can blindfire around corners, and even use cover. + All of that just begins to cover the things that I have found better about this game than the previously released versions! Overall, this is a great game, I would suggest it to any gamer, especially fans of the GTA series!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best GTA yet

    Posted
    Diskothek

    I'm a big fan of the GTA series. This game only made me more of a fan after being a bit let down by San Andreas. First off, you can interact with nearly EVERYTHING in this city. You can pick up a brick and hurl it at an enemy, find numerous small alleyways with a fire escape you can run up, and find side missions with average people on the street. The missions are very fun, and start you off small. And when I say small, I mean it! One mission involves throwing a brick through a window, haha. But eventually you get up to the big ones like bank heists, large drug deals and assassinations. The theme of this game is centered around revenge, unlike trying to amass wealth, as is the central theme in most other GTA's. It also plays a part in some missions, where you have to decide whether or not your victim will die. You can choose to let them live and possibly interact with them later on in the game. This feature allows for even more replay-ability. I might start up a new game and change my paths this time. The only drawbacks are: 1. If you're just goofing around and trying to die in amusing ways, the death camera lasts way too short thanks to it being in VERY slow motion (we all know you want to see Niko fly headfirst into a building and then land on a car on the street). 2. The story is pretty good, but it could've lasted longer. I felt like this was a quick story to get through. More filler characters than ones that help develop the story. 3. Whenever you hop up to a small ledge, you actually jump past it and fall to your death. I'd like to think Niko has a little better judgement than that. So overall, despite a few minor drawbacks, this is a very good game. The M rating is well deserved, but who doesn't like that?!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Yet again, An awesome game!

    Posted
    Keevin80021

    Ever since I was about 8 I discovered Grand Theft Auto. It Actually started with The Second Grand Theft Auto. One of my brothers friends, played it. I never asked to play, until one day my brother brought home Grand Theft Auto 3. I asked him if I could try. I did, Went absolutely insane with the gun. It is horrible actually. I just shot every random person. Than he bought Vice City. I loved it too. Years later, I met a friend in 7th grade, I went to his house, was playing a video game, He was playing Vice City. I screamed and begged him for me to try it. I haven't played since I was 9. than He also had San Andrea's. Than the same friend reserved Grand Theft Auto 4. I was freaking out, especially when he got it. I played it with him. Once I think I played it for 3 days straight. Today, I bought my own, and I'm playing it as I type this. I can seriously either pass missions, or if I'm bored I'll go into a park, and beat people up. Its a good, good game just, Its a little addictive. Especially when It's summer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Arugably the greatest game... ever.

    Posted
    DrewM09

    I purchased this game a couple of months ago, played through it twice, and have only good things to say about it! The storyline is unlike any other storyline that I've seen in a game before. It's original, fun, and there are even some twists and turns that you'll come across throughout the game. There are MANY different characters that you'll meet throughout the story, and you'll even have a chance to kill some of them. Hehe. The gameplay is fantastic. The driving is realistic, though this can prove to be a pain in the rear sometimes. The voice acting is astounding; you'll find yourself so immersed in the game, that you'll start thinking that you're IN Liberty City, which also looks extroadinary. There are tons of mini-games, such as going bowling and playing darts. (Niko's also able to obtain girlfriends within the game; some of them have special perks which can benefit you as you play!) The variety of weapons, guns and melee weapons, isn't as broad as the previous 'Grand Theft Auto' titles, but this only makes the game more realistic. Of course, you still have the trusty ol' RPG that you can take down choppers with! Overall, I give this game a 5/5, not because I'm following a trend of 5/5's, but because the game DESERVES that rating. It was well worth the wait to purchase this game, and I must say, it was probably the best $60 I've ever spent. Trust me when I say this: If you go out and buy this game today, you will NOT be dissapointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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