Grand Theft Auto IV

According to Official Xbox Magazine UK, it is indeed amazing. I don’t see the need for a history lesson. Besides we’ve got way too much to talk about, so I’ll come straight to the point… GTA IV is not a perfect game; it’s got certain issues, but none of them are capable of dampening one of the most exhilarating and enjoyable gaming experiences of this generation. Criminals are an ugly, cowardly lot more worthy of pity and disdain than admiration. This is what you’ll learn playing through the single-player campaign in Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV. There have been hints of this before: listening to Lazlow while you chased down gangsters, using disguised ramps to outrun the mafia; doubling up the entertainment. But GTA IV doubles up the interaction. The mobile phone is central to this, allowing you to make phone calls and text-message people one-handed while you walk or drive; networking, socialising, organising, and listening to that ringtone you downloaded for America’s Next Top Hooker. Even though tons of games have tried exploring this genre, none have even come close to the awesomness that is Liberty City. Liberty City is as chaotic, crowded and unfriendly as New York City probably is. Pedestrians go about their daily business, indulging in some nonsensical (yet hilarious) chatter, motorists abuse one another, people get into fist-fights from time to time, and if you’re really lucky you’ll actually witness a random shootout between cops and civilians. Oh sure, you’ll still blow up cop cars, run down innocent civilians, bang hookers, assist drug dealers and lowlifes and do many, many other bad deeds, but at a cost to main character Niko. You play as Niko Bellic, an Eastern European attempting to escape his past and the horrors of the Bosnian war. He arrives in Liberty City to experience the American dream, only to discover his cousin, Roman, may have fibbed a bit in his tales of success.