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Grand Theft Auto IV
GTAIV Logo.jpg
Grand Theft Auto IV's box art displays several of the prominent characters featured in the game, including protagonist Niko Bellic and accomplices Phil Bell & Little Jacob
Developer(s) Rockstar North
Rockstar Toronto (PC)[1]
Publisher(s) Rockstar Games
Distributor(s) Take-Two Interactive (retail)
Steam (online)[2]
Designer(s) Simon Lashley
Keith McLeman[3]
Series Grand Theft Auto
Engine RAGE
Euphoria[4]
Native resolution 720p (Playstation 3, Xbox 360)[5]
Version 1.04 (PlayStation 3)
1.06 (Xbox 360)
1.0.0.4 (Windows)
Platform(s) PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Microsoft Windows[6]
Release date(s) PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
29 April 2008
Microsoft Windows
NA 2 December 2008[7]
EU 3 December 2008[8]
Genre(s) Sandbox, third-person shooter, action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Rating(s) BBFC: 18[9][10]
ESRB: M
OFLC: MA15+ (cut and uncut versions)[11][12]
OFLC: R18[13]
PEGI: 18+[14]
Media Blu-ray Disc, DVD DL, 2× DVD DL, download
System requirements See Development section for requirements matrix
Input methods Gamepad; keyboard and mouse
.Grand Theft Auto IV (commonly abbreviated as GTA 4 or GTA IV) is a sandbox-style action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North,[15] and released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in Oceania, Europe, and North America on 29 April 2008,[16] and in Japan on 30 October 2008.[17] A Windows version of the game was released in North America on 2 December 2008 and in Europe on 3 December.^ A personalized preview of Grand Theft Auto IV, the big video game of 2008 .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Get ready for a mainstream media frenzy over Grand Theft Auto IV, the new Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 driving/shooting game scheduled for release tomorrow.
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^ Grand Theft Auto roundup .
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[7][8][6] .It is the sixth 3D game in the Grand Theft Auto series.^ Grand Theft Auto roundup .
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^ Grand Theft Auto IV sucks .
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^ Gamefly ships Grand Theft Auto.
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Two episodic packs have since been released for the Xbox 360, the first entitled The Lost and Damned and was released on 17 February 2009. The second is entitled The Ballad of Gay Tony and was released on 29 October 2009.[18][19] Both episodes are due to be released for PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows on 30 March 2010. [20]
.The game is set in a redesigned rendition of Liberty City, a fictional city based heavily on modern day New York City.^ Does this take place in Liberty City (AKA New York City)?
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - Trailer 1 | SPIKE 2 February 2010 14:49 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ "Grand Theft Auto IV's Liberty City is roughly based on New York.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ The images appear to be taking place in a New York City/Liberty City setting.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.It follows Niko Bellic, a war veteran from an unspecified country in Eastern Europe.^ The Plot Grand Theft Auto IV is a brand new adventure in the GTA universe following the experiences of Nikolai "Niko" Bellic, a new immigrant from an undisclosed eastern European country whose troubled pa st and the persuasion of his cousin Roman have brought him to the fictional Liberty City.
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^ While the plot is the standard crime game tale of warring factions, betrayal, and revenge, Niko Bellic, the game's star, is anything but the standard issue anti-hero.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ For Niko Bellic, fresh off the boat from Europe, it is the hope he can escape his past.
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  • Amazon.com: Grand Theft Auto IV: Xbox 360: Video Games 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
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  • Amazon.com: Grand Theft Auto IV: PC: Video Games 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

[21] .He comes to the United States in search of the American Dream,[22] but quickly becomes entangled in a world of gangs, crime, and corruption.^ "The protagonist's name is Niko Bellic - an Eastern European immigrant who has come to Liberty City to live the "American Dream."
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.Like other games in the series, GTA IV is composed of elements from driving games and third-person shooters, and features "open-world" gameplay that gives players more control over their playing experience.^ All of its gameplay elements were existing concepts, either from previous GTA games or other games.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Also, GTA IV - a hardcore game?
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ It is more like a movie than a game.
  • Amazon.com: Grand Theft Auto IV: Xbox 360: Video Games 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.It is the first console game in the series to feature an online multiplayer mode.^ GTA has added multiplayer modes allowing you to take your creation out to play online in competitive, co-op, and free form modes.
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^ After all, I've been riding along with AI partners for a couple of games now, and San Andreas featured an experimental co-op mode.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ R* release the pc game first and let the consoles ppl suffer!!!!!
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.As the first game of the critically acclaimed series to appear on seventh generation consoles, Grand Theft Auto IV was widely anticipated.^ Rockstar destined for a fall with Grand Theft Auto IV? .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Brand new screenshots for Grand Theft Auto IV .
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^ Reasons for why Grand Theft Auto IV freezes .
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.A major commercial and critical success, it broke industry records with sales of around 3.7 million units on its first day of release and grossing more than $500 million in revenue in the first week, selling an estimated 6 million units worldwide.^ I just think it’s more than a bit stupid to go around pretending that GTA makes no connection between sex and violence.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I feel more sympathy for the ‘Heartless Nobodies’ in Organization 13 than Sora any day.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And "Certain elements of development proved to be more time-intensive than expected, especially given the commitment for a simultaneous release on two very different platforms."
  • Feature: 4 GTA Delay Conspiracy Theories - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC computerandvideogames.com [Source type: General]

[23][24] .As of 31 January 2010, the game has sold over 15 million copies[25].^ Copy code Go to website Share coupon Report coupon Post a comment More from vendor ACLens.com (US) $3 Off $25+ US Eyedrops Added on: Feb 1, 2010 Expires: Feb 15, 2010 .
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^ January 2010 (25) .
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.Grand Theft Auto IV is one of the most critically acclaimed video games of all time, receiving an overwhelmingly positive response from critics, with many giving the game a perfect score.^ A personalized preview of Grand Theft Auto IV, the big video game of 2008 .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Grand Theft Auto roundup .
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^ At the center of Fritz's concern is IGN's recent perfect score for Grand Theft Auto IV. .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

.Grand Theft Auto IV is currently the all-time highest-rated game on aggregated review website Metacritic[26] and the highest-rated game on Moby Games and Top Ten Reviews.^ A personalized preview of Grand Theft Auto IV, the big video game of 2008 .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Grand Theft Auto roundup .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Nega-review: Grand Theft Auto IV .
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Despite this, the game has not been without controversy.

Contents

Gameplay

.Much like its predecessors, the core gameplay of Grand Theft Auto IV consists of giving the player a large, open world environment in which to move around freely.^ Rockstar destined for a fall with Grand Theft Auto IV? .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Brand new screenshots for Grand Theft Auto IV .
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^ Reasons for why Grand Theft Auto IV freezes .
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.On foot, the player character can walk, run, jump, climb over obstacles and swim, as well as use weapons and perform basic hand-to-hand combat.^ The main character is capable of walking, running, swimming, climbing and jumping, as well as utilizing weapons and engaging in basic hand to hand combat.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ The hand to hand combat is pretty much a wash, but in the entire game the player is only forced to fistfight once or twice, and that's just so they can learn how to do it.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ NOTE 2: It may help to keep a checklist or use a guide for the completionist achievements such as pigeons, stunt jumps, random characters, and friends activities.
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - Grand Theft Auto IV Achievement Guide 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: General]

.Players can steal and drive a variety of vehicles, including automobiles, boats, helicopters, and motorcycles.^ A variety of vehicles are available, including automobiles, boats, helicopters, and motorcycles.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ While in a vehicle or on a motorcycle, drive up to the toll booth.
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.Grand Theft Auto IV takes advantage of Natural Motion's Euphoria engine, which combines artificial intelligence, bio-mechanics and physics to make NPC behaviour and movement adaptive and more realistic.^ Grand Theft Auto: Vice City images more below...
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^ Updates to Grand Theft Auto IV have been released.

^ Grand Theft Auto IV Jump to: navigation , search .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

.The open, non-linear environment allows players to explore and choose how they wish to play the game.^ I can't get over how gorgeous the game is, and how smoothly it plays.
  • Amazon.com: Grand Theft Auto IV: Xbox 360: Video Games 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Many players of the game say they understand that it’s not acceptable to behave this way in real life.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ GTA III , gifted with the canvas of 3D and the experiment of two and a half other games under its belt, was more focused: it was to be an experiment to see how much the game designers could allow the player to do in a 3D space.

.Although storyline missions are necessary to progress through the game and unlock certain content and parts of the city, they are not required, as players can complete them at their own leisure.^ Gameplay Historically GTA games have focused heavily on mission-based play, requiring successful completion of fixed tasks in order for players to progress through the game, but this has changed to a great extent in GTA IV .
  • Amazon.com: Grand Theft Auto IV: PC: Video Games 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ The other thing that doesn't sit right with me is the fact that this "Sandbox" world requires that the player progress through the story before they unlock things like the taxi missions or the ambulance missions.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ The hand to hand combat is pretty much a wash, but in the entire game the player is only forced to fistfight once or twice, and that's just so they can learn how to do it.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

.When not attempting a storyline mission, players can free-roam, giving them the ability to do activities.^ If your one player date was good and you gained progress you will gain even more progress from the free roam.
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PS2 Cheats 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

^ When you go to your girlfriend's house you have a choice of either going on a two player free roam or going on a one player date.
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PS2 Cheats 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

^ This is located in Los Santos and allows a second player to join in on free-roam.
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.Side missions such as ambulance driving, or locating and destroying criminals in the police database can keep the player occupied for long hours.^ Easy Stevie vehicle theft missions Set a way point to one of the locations described in the "Stevie vehicle theft locations", then have a taxi drive you to the location.
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^ Much less any missions involving beating such criminals up (is prostitution illegal in Britian like it is here in the U.S.?
  • Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto | GamePolitics 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Drive Jefferson to the safe location marked on the map to complete the mission.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
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.It is possible to have multiple active missions, as some missions run over the course of several days and require the player to wait for further instructions or events.^ It's possible of course just to run through the fires, but apart from the one nearest the exit, I didn't think I could afford to lose the health for doing it.
  • Internet Archive: Free Download: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2) - 7:46 - Andy Nelson 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.archive.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These are Little Jacob's side missions, and require you to deliver some.....
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - Grand Theft Auto IV Achievement Guide 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: General]

^ You'll have to wait and come back later to check your email, so you can go off and do some other missions if you feel like it.
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The player can also attempt a variety of optional side missions. .Grand Theft Auto IV also contains so-called "morality choices" at several points throughout the game, which alter the storyline appropriately depending on the player's choice.^ Rockstar destined for a fall with Grand Theft Auto IV? .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Brand new screenshots for Grand Theft Auto IV .
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^ Reasons for why Grand Theft Auto IV freezes .
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.Which of the game's two different endings occurs is determined by one of these choices.^ Video games do.’” Which of these is a direct threat on your life, and the only one that would bring any harm to your person?
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is easily a game you can play for hundreds of hours - then go back and start over again and get another new experience by making different choices.
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^ Can you be confident that these debuts will, one or two years later, become games you want to buy and play?
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

Combat and police response

Combat in Grand Theft Auto IV has been reworked to include a cover system.
.Gunfights in GTA IV are conducted using a third-person system.^ Finally an answer: Which system to get GTA IV on .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ GTA IV: not driving system sales .
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^ Redeemable Code for GTA IV: The Lost and Damned DLC from the Xbox Live Marketplace ($20 USD) (3) GTA IV – Lost and Damned inspired shirts Rules: 1 entry per person, must be registered on the site and with Intense Debate comment system.
  • GTA IV: The Lost and Damned Giveaway! | 360Sync.com 2 February 2010 14:49 UTC www.360sync.com [Source type: General]

[27] .The player can slide to cover, target a specific person, blindfire, and free aim.^ While targeting and blindfiring work well enough, for some reason it's impossible to lean out from cover without shooting, despite the fact that every other game with a cover system allows players to do so.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ After Rivas flees his residence, Niko takes after him in a high-speed chase that shows off the new and improved free-aim “drive-by” targeting mechanic.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ In the subway, your best bet is to free-aim and go for headshots on anyone that exposes themselves and arm shots on those behind cover.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

Individual body parts can also be targeted.[28] .Additionally, Niko can perform "cinematic executions", only possible with a pistol to certain characters/situations when the target circle blinks red.^ In the description it states if the character will only appear at certain times of the day.
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - Grand Theft Auto IV Achievement Guide 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: General]

^ The plot of Grand Theft Auto IV develops through missions that Niko performs for certain residents of Liberty City.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
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^ On the first floor, you will notice that the red target icon changes from an up arrow to a circle.
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.Niko's health is shown by a green semicircle on the left side of the mini-map, while a blue semicircle on the right represents armour.^ The enemies come from the right side to the left.

^ Keep an eye on the rafters on both the left and right sides and kill as many as you can without moving.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ When you stand in front of it, the entrance is to the left and to the right is a blue banner on the buildings reading "Real Loose Clothing".
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.When locked on a target, their health and (if applicable) armour level appears in the target circle.^ Jump 100 feet in air on bike CIRCLE, RIGHT, CIRCLE, RIGHT, LEFT, SQUARE, TRIANGLE, UP Locks wanted level at however many stars you have.
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.There are more hand-to-hand combat moves than in past games in the series, namely punching, kicking, "alternative" punching, dodging and blocking, disarming an opponent, and counter-attacking.^ It is more like a movie than a game.
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^ There was no demand for the game to be handed over.
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^ You're more entertaining than any video game when you're mad.
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.If Niko is injured, he can recover health by eating, drinking soda, sleeping, using medical kits, using his mobile phone to call for paramedics, calling one of his girlfriends for medical advice, or using the services of a prostitute.^ No longer simply moving cardboard cutouts, these NPCs are intelligent, modern, human representations that laugh, cry, eat, drink, use cell phones and ATMs, and talking amongst themselves regardless of Niko’s interaction with them.
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^ No longer simply moving cardboard cutouts, these NPCs are intelligent, modern, human representations that laugh, cry, eat, drink, use cell phones and ATMs, and talking amongst themselves regardless of Niko’s interaction with them.
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^ Phone numbers Dail one of the following numbers on Niko's cell phone to call the indicated business or person: .
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.Health is generally reduced by physical injuries, such as being hit by vehicles when walking, being thrown through the windscreen of a vehicle when crashing, and gunfire or explosions and stab wounds.^ Fall through ground Drive a large vehicle, such as an SUV, to Francis International Airport.
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^ Also, standing in your way in fire, this can prove fatal if you walk through it, as it will take a great heap of your health off.
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^ Walk up behind the vehicle and sniper the driver through the rear window.
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Body armour is gradually damaged by gunshots and explosions.[29] .If Niko's health level reaches zero, the action stops, and he re-appears at the nearest hospital having lost 10% of his total wealth (up to $10,000).^ As soon as you're outside the flashing circle and there are no cops around, stop the car and wait for your Wanted Level to disappear.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

^ Industrial Action Difficulty: 2.5/10 Enter the industrial park and go up the numerous stairs that eventually lead to a walkway.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Only when games have STOPPED evolving in terms of graphics will games reach a level of maturity (and art?
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

.Niko retains his weapons after re-spawning at a hospital, which previously only occurred in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.^ Grand Theft Auto roundup .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Grand Theft Auto: Vice City images more below...
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City cheats for PS2 Playstation 2 PStwo Playstation2 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.absolute-playstation.com [Source type: General]

^ GRAND THEFT AUTO: VICE CITY cheats .
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City cheats for PS2 Playstation 2 PStwo Playstation2 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.absolute-playstation.com [Source type: General]

.The Wanted Level system has changed from previous GTA games.^ Attempt to enter one of the locked boroughs early in the game to get an immediate six star wanted level by taking a car on the subway (or elevated train) tracks.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]

^ "These are pretty tame elements, and nothing we haven't seen before in previous GTA games.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ All of its gameplay elements were existing concepts, either from previous GTA games or other games.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

.Although their star levels are retained (which increase with the number or severity of criminal acts by the player, with corresponding increases in law enforcement interference), the law enforcement agencies which may pursue the player have changed, with the focus on making them more realistic.^ Normally main characters in games are ciphers so that the player can make decisions without acting 'out of character', since there's no character to be acting out of.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ After you kill the last diamond thief, more guards will enter and you'll have a two-star wanted level.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Note: This will not remove any wanted level stars you may already have.
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PS2 Cheats 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

.In previous GTA titles, as wanted level rose the player was pursued by increasingly well-armed and violent agencies, culminating with the Army at the highest wanted level.^ One Man Army Survive 5 minutes on 6 star wanted level.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Achievement - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Secret Achievements / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV guides, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Achievement - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Secret Achievements / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV guides, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC 360.xbox-hq.com [Source type: General]

^ One Man Army (40 points): Survive 5 minutes on 6 star wanted level.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]

^ Fly over to the United Nations (or, at least the GTA equivalent of the UN) Building, land on it, and get out(this will instantly give you a 4 Star Wanted Level) 3.
  • MyCheats: Index of Grand Theft Auto 4 Xbox 360 Cheats, Index of Grand Theft Auto 4 Xbox 360 FAQ's 12 January 2010 3:37 UTC mycheats.1up.com [Source type: General]

.In GTA 4, the Police are assisted by NOOSE (National Office of Security Enforcement - a parody of DHS[30]) officers at a three-star wanted level, who in turn are again assisted randomly by either NOOSE's Tactical Response Unit (a parody of the NYPD ESU) or FIB (Federal Investigation Bureau - a parody of the FBI) at a five-star wanted level and beyond.^ Quickly hop in and shake your three-star Wanted Level.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

^ Survive 5 minutes on 6 star wanted level.
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - Grand Theft Auto IV Achievement Guide 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: General]

^ Get yourself a 2 star wanted level.
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - Grand Theft Auto IV Achievement Guide 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: General]

.Like previous GTA games, a police helicopter pursues the player at a three-star wanted level, but this is replaced by a helicopter gunship at the five-star wanted level, though it utilises sharp-shooters rather than its mounted gatling guns.^ Quickly hop in and shake your three-star Wanted Level.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

^ It is more like a movie than a game.
  • Amazon.com: Grand Theft Auto IV: Xbox 360: Video Games 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ "The police are empowered to immediately arrest shopkeepers if they find any GTA (Grand Theft Auto) games on sale," Ruangsak Jaritake, a police spokesman, told AFP. .
  • GTA IV | GamePolitics 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC eee.theeca.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.When the police are in pursuit of Niko, a circular search area appears on the map in which the police will be looking for him.^ Choose "search police records" then you must then enter the name "Lyle Rivas" in the computer to locate him.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

^ Enter the Police Station in Dillimore and you will see that the caption says LSPD HQ. Pause the game and look at the map and you will see the marker says you are in Los Santos.
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PS2 Cheats 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

^ Niko calls Ray telling him it wasn’t who he was looking for.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

.The area grows with increased wanted level, and re-centres itself on Niko's location if he is spotted by the police.^ Add a star to Niko's wanted level .
  • MyCheats: Index of Grand Theft Auto 4 Xbox 360 Cheats, Index of Grand Theft Auto 4 Xbox 360 FAQ's 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC mycheats.1up.com [Source type: General]
  • MyCheats: Index of Grand Theft Auto 4 Xbox 360 Cheats, Index of Grand Theft Auto 4 Xbox 360 FAQ's 12 January 2010 3:37 UTC mycheats.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ As soon as you're outside the flashing circle and there are no cops around, stop the car and wait for your Wanted Level to disappear.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

^ After a bit, your wanted level drops and you can drop Jermaine off at the last location.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

.If the player escapes from the search area without being seen by law enforcement units the search is aborted.^ Also, this would give you a chance to get the health and armor pickups in the area without being shot at.
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PS2 Cheats 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

^ Now all you need to do is get out of the flashing circle on your radar without being seen by another cop.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

.Wanted levels can also be lost either by driving into a "Pay 'N' Spray" (unless seen entering by police), or entering a safehouse and going to sleep.^ Drive into the PnS' and get sprayed.
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PS2 Cheats 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

^ Now get in a car and go to an pay and spray.
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PS2 Cheats 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

^ Packie will call you and tell you the plan: As the police convoy enters the Booth Tunnel, you're going to block the path with a truck and attack the convoy with a rocket launcher.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

.The player has the option of attempting to escape arrest before being handcuffed, at the cost of increasing the wanted level by one star.^ One Man Army Survive 5 minutes on 6 star wanted level.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Achievement - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Secret Achievements / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV guides, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: General]
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^ Survive 5 minutes on 6 star wanted level.
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - Grand Theft Auto IV Achievement Guide 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: General]

^ Get yourself a 2 star wanted level.
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - Grand Theft Auto IV Achievement Guide 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: General]

[28][31][32]

Vehicles

.Common to the rest of the series, vehicles are the predominant means of travel in GTA IV.^ But heh, I guess more unemployment means more time to play GTA IV!!
  • GTA IV Banned in UAE | GamePolitics 2 February 2010 14:49 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars I adore the GTA series and have been looking forward to the release of GTA IV for a *long* time.
  • Amazon.com: Grand Theft Auto IV: Xbox 360: Video Games 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted in Censorship Crime File Grand Theft Auto Series GTA IV Law Enforcement Thailand Violence Issues 47 comments .
  • GTA IV | GamePolitics 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC eee.theeca.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Every vehicle in the game uses the in-game minimap as a GPS device.^ The 13-year-old schoolboy used petrol to set light to three vehicles after playing on the violent GTA 4: Liberty City game on his home PC. .
  • GTA IV | GamePolitics 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC eee.theeca.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I mean, if we were going to use one set of numbers for every game ever, and rigidly rate every game against that score and each other, it would be disastrous.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

"Waypoints" can be placed on the map, plotting the fastest legal route between Niko and the destination on the minimap. .The player can also hail a taxi cab, which allows travel between destinations without having to drive.^ Alternatively, if you're having trouble driving to the destination without banging into everything, you can just destroy the car at any point.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

^ Then summon a cab by calling your cousin Roman, provided you have unlocked " Driving Mr. Bellic ," and choose a destination a far distance from you.
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - Grand Theft Auto IV Achievement Guide 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: General]

^ When you see a taxi drive past you, you can hail it by pressing , then enter it by walking up to it and holding down .
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - Grand Theft Auto IV Achievement Guide 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: General]

.The journey can also be skipped, so the player arrives at their destination instantly.^ You can skip to your destination quickly or enjoy some nice cinematic views of your journey.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

However if the player decides to skip the journey It will cost him more money. .During car chases, the player can focus the camera on the target vehicle by holding the cinematic camera button, and also free-aim and fire out of the vehicle using one-handed firearms.^ Use free aim and take out the guy holding Roman with a headshot.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ Try to use a slower car in this one.
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PS2 Cheats 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

^ Instead of telling him where the guy is, he suggests Bellic get his hands on a cop car and use the laptop to find out where he usually hangs out.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.The player may also drop grenades or Molotov cocktails.^ If you have some molotovs or grenades and drop them down.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

[33] .The player cannot pilot fixed-wing aircraft, which was possible in previous games of the series, but can still pilot helicopters.^ Fixed-wing aircraft .
  • Taxi - Grand Theft Wiki, the Grand Theft Auto wiki - GTA4, San Andreas, cheats, and more 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gta.wikia.com [Source type: News]

^ Taking out the helicopter will ensure that the target cannot escape, but you still have to kill the target.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ In front of the museum you will find drawings of characters from previous Grand Theft Auto series games.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]
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The game also lacks parachutes, though they were later reintroduced in The Ballad of Gay Tony
.The Bullet physics engine along with the Euphoria animation system causes Niko to react differently to every bike crash, instead of using a predefined animation.^ Calculation errors may occur when using navigation systems such as those caused by local environmental conditions and/or incomplete or incorrect data.
  • Amazon.com: Grand Theft Auto IV: Xbox 360: Video Games 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ The Euphoria engine my "pop" into more games as time goes on, but the fact that Grand Theft Auto IV was the first game to use this engine solidifies it as the benchmark.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ The Euphoria engine which makes interaction with NPCs seem more lifelike than usual is an engine that will be used by other developers.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

[34] .Unlike previous games, vehicles will not explode if they are flipped over, however they may catch fire and eventually explode if the engine is sufficiently damaged by collisions or firearms.^ Why do they consider the more reasonable implication, that his attitude toward women may go some way to explaining his love for the game?
  • Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto | GamePolitics 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Get in a car and chase them down, when you catch up to the fire engine, you will be confronted by some Hench men driving motor bikes, they will try and kill you, kill them first.
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PS2 Cheats 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

^ Note that unlike previous GTA games, you won't clear your Wanted Level if you enter a Pay'n'Spray while the cops watch you enter!
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

.Car engines can also break down, rendering them unable to start, and vehicles can be physically deformed at the location of impacts, sometimes rendering them undrivable.^ Repairing engine If your vehicle breaks down and will not start, call any number saved in your cell phone or "911", and your engine should start again.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]
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^ After the cut scene, hop in the car provided and carefully drive the vehicle to the location marked on the map.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

^ Start out by taking cover behind your car and gunning down the first line of enemies, then follow Packie.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

.In certain areas of Liberty City, Niko can also hire the services of a prostitute by stopping his car alongside them and honking the horn.^ He has been living in Liberty City pursuing the American dream - fast cars, women, hot tubs, luxury condos.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ "Finally Grand Theft Auto IV is in the shops, and the race is on to achieve Niko's American dream and get the key to Liberty City.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Surely they’ll get carded at the gates of GameStop, leaving them with no way to experience Niko’s hustle through the newly revamped streets of Liberty City.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[35]

Communication

.Whereas previous games in the series frequently used public telephones to relay missions to the player, in GTA IV a mobile phone is used.^ "GTA IV has its flaws as a game."
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Saying GTA IV is 'a good game.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Also, GTA IV - a hardcore game?
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

.It has several uses, including viewing text messages and appointments, arranging to meet friends for activities, and also for choosing to retry failed missions.^ Also Francis sends a text message, he is available as mission start point as well.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ If Rivas escapes, Niko’s phone receives a text message allowing him to restart the mission immediately.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Eventually you'll get a text message with an appointment time.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

.The player can also take photos for certain missions, and call 911 to summon the emergency services.^ When the player completes certain mission lines, his employer becomes a 'friend' who will call him on his cell phone and want to hang out.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Bean Machine Coffee: 555-0110 Emergency Services: Dial "911" to summon the police, fire department, or an ambulance.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]
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^ Packie will call and ask you to take a photo of her.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

[36] .The police will arrest felons, and paramedics are able to restore Niko's health.^ Special ability (Health Boost): Restores Niko's health over the phone.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]
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^ When the ambulance arrives, the paramedic will restore your health for approximately $1,000.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]
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.The phone also allows access to the game's multiplayer mode, online in a free mode.^ GTA has added multiplayer modes allowing you to take your creation out to play online in competitive, co-op, and free form modes.
  • Amazon.com: Grand Theft Auto IV: Xbox 360: Video Games 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ All of these problems are outweighed by what the game gets right, both in the superlative story it tells and the unprecedented freedom the multiplayer mode offers.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Zombie costume in Multiplayer mode In ranked online Multiplayer mode, either reach rank 2 or kill a Rockstar employee.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]

.The player can also call other characters to talk to them, or ask for a service that they can provide, such as transportation or a reduction in wanted level.^ When the player completes certain mission lines, his employer becomes a 'friend' who will call him on his cell phone and want to hang out.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Try to avoid any cops, but if they see you, it's only a one- star wanted level.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ In essence, one player shoots the striped balls in, the other shoots the solids, and once a player has their balls sunk, they may shoot for the 8-ball.
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - Grand Theft Auto IV Achievement Guide 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: General]

Also, like some other games, cheat codes are entered by dialing certain numbers on the mobile phone
.The game also features several different in-game databases that Niko can make use of.^ This is easily a game you can play for hundreds of hours - then go back and start over again and get another new experience by making different choices.
  • Amazon.com: Grand Theft Auto IV: Xbox 360: Video Games 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ The video game quote is just a nervous reaction when Niko pulls a gun on him, and it's the only reference to games that the guy makes.
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Furthermore, Rockstar could argue that this is a parody of the "Video games made me do it" defense that has been used in several lawsuits.
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.An in-game version of the Internet can be used by accessing the Internet café chain, "TW@" (slang for vagina), located throughout the city or by accessing a computer in a safehouse.^ Go to an internet Cafe and use a computer.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ If you do not have Internet access, you may contact our customer-service department, and we will mail you a current version of this agreement, free of charge.
  • Amazon.com: Grand Theft Auto IV: Xbox 360: Video Games 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
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^ Location: He sits with his friends in two Patriots to the west of the TW@ Internet Cafe.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]
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.There are over 100 fictitious websites that can be accessed within the game, and Niko can also send and receive email (including junk mail) and set up prospective dates.^ Our goal as a team of contributors is to provide the community with up to date gaming news from throughout the industry on a daily basis.
  • DailyGamesNews.com: Grand Theft Auto Doesn't Have To Release Annually 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC dailygamesnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Now that you've got some new duds, give Michelle a call to set up a date.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ The fact that the lawyer, killed on Niko's first mission, would bring up video games, makes it clearly a reference to me...
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Although the Internet café was seen in Grand Theft Auto III, internet browsing was not possible.^ "Grand Theft Auto IV baby!
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Grand Theft Auto (44) .
  • DailyGamesNews.com: Grand Theft Auto Doesn't Have To Release Annually 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC dailygamesnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Grand Theft Auto IV (15) .
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[37] .In a police vehicle, Niko can use an in-car computer to access Liberty City's criminal database, discover information about various criminals in Liberty City and even track them down for a reward.^ Search the police database for his information.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Now stop the car and access the computer.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ Stop the car in order to access the computer and search by name for Bucky Sligo (Xbox users, usb-keyboards will work).
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

[38] .The game also features in-game television programming, with several viewable channels featuring programmes and advertisements.^ Videos Podcasts Special Features Game News CCC Email Advertise With Us Employment Privacy Home .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]
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.The television shows cover a wide variety of genres, including a history channel, reality shows, card games, and cartoons.^ And the court was told he may have been influenced by the virtual reality game, in which a character drives around on “missions” — including approaching prostitutes who can be beaten up.
  • Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto | GamePolitics 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And while no games have really used it since San Andreas, now that it's been fleshed out and it shows a lot more potential, people will definitely be borrowing that element.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Halo While watching television in a safehouse, flip through the channels until you find the cartoon show called "Republican Space Rangers".
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Multiplayer

.Grand Theft Auto IV includes online multiplayer, with 15 modes of play available.^ Grand Theft Auto roundup .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Nega-review: Grand Theft Auto IV .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Rockstar destined for a fall with Grand Theft Auto IV? .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[39] .It supports up to 16 players (32 players in the PC version[40]) and allows players to explore the entire city.^ Multiplayer supports upto 16 players.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Not only has the game been configured for the mouse and keyboard controls, but the PC version will allow players to turn the city's traffic density up, and will feature graphical updates like better draw distances.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ You can skip through the taxi ride, allowing you to travel across the entire city in about ten seconds.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]
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[41] .Hosts of the games can control many variables, such as police presence, traffic, and weapons.^ Manual weapon control drive bys in cars While playing a game, press Up(2), Square, L2, Right, X, R1, Down, R2, Circle.
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^ GTA deserves a 10 because it is such a step up in quality, and will influence many games for the next few years.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ GP: Even though many M-rated games are fantastic examples of the creative arts, the transit agencies are essentially equating such games with smut.
  • GTA IV | GamePolitics 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC eee.theeca.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The console editions of the game do not feature any split screen or LAN multiplayer modes [42], but the PC version does have LAN support.^ The PC game is unedited in any way and identical in content to the international version.

^ But since that feature isn’t extended to all versions of the game, and the main supporting characters are male, that’s not much of an improvement.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ After all, I've been riding along with AI partners for a couple of games now, and San Andreas featured an experimental co-op mode.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

.The online games are split into ranked and unranked matches.^ Get enough kills, wins, whatever in ranked matches to earn $1000 online.
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - Grand Theft Auto IV Achievement Guide 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: General]

^ In a ranked team game, you need to kill 5 different people from the opposite team in a single match.
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The reward for the ranked gameplay is cash, which determines players' ranks.[43] .Players use a customisable character in the majority of play modes, and cash earned during play gradually makes more customisation options available.^ To do this, play 2 player mode.
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^ Normally main characters in games are ciphers so that the player can make decisions without acting 'out of character', since there's no character to be acting out of.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Use this mode to hit up the bar and play virtual darts versus each other or head out to the streets and set up your own drag races.
  • Amazon.com: Grand Theft Auto IV: Xbox 360: Video Games 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

[citation needed]
Several different game modes are available. .Team based gameplay modes include[44] Team Deathmatch, where 2–8 teams compete to accumulate the most kills in a traditional deathmatch; Team Mafiya Work, in which 2–8 teams compete to complete contract work for the "mafiya", such as escorting/killing targets or stealing cars; Team Car Jack City where 2–8 teams compete to steal cars and earn money for keeping them undamaged; Cops n' Crooks, featuring a team of cops who must compete against a team of crooks (which features the "All for One" variation – requiring the cops to kill the crooks' "Boss" before he is escorted to the extraction point – and the "One for All" variation – requiring the cops to kill all of the crooks before they reach the extraction point); and Turf War, involving two teams who compete to take control of designated areas of the map and control them for as long as possible.^ As long as you don't kill a cop, it's only one-star.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ You have to kill some Pavanos as they collect money, which you get to keep.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ If they take off, steal a car, and follow and kill all of them.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]
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.The game also includes a variety of racing and cooperative modes, which include Race, in which players race through checkpoints in a traditional automobile race; a GTA Race variation, where players race through checkpoints in an automobile race, with the ability to combat their opponents; Hangman's N.O.O.S.E., a co-op mode that requires players to collect a person from the airport and safely escort him to the extraction point before the cops kill him; Deal Breaker, a co-op mission that requires players to assault a construction site captured by enemies, then chase a group of enemies before they escape; and Bomb da Base II, a co-op mission that requires players to clear out a ship, then destroy it with explosives, referencing the mission title Bomb Da Base: act II from Grand Theft Auto 3 which featured a similar objective of destroying a ship with explosives.^ Kill him when he takes out a gun.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ I love all the other grand theft auto games.
  • Amazon.com: Grand Theft Auto IV: Playstation 3: Video Games 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Grand Theft Auto 4 redefining the sandbox game .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.The game also features a Free Mode, in which players have the entire map open to explore, with no end goal or mission to complete.^ Open the map, and find the nearest "pay and spray" to end the mission.
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^ After completing the missions "No.
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - Grand Theft Auto IV Achievement Guide 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: General]

^ When the player completes certain mission lines, his employer becomes a 'friend' who will call him on his cell phone and want to hang out.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

.Certain features from the single player mode are disabled in the multiplayer modes, such as the bowling, darts, and pool mini-games.^ The game modes featured are as follows: 1.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Hokachu bike (The Lost And Damned DLC) Win twelve races in single player mode.
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^ Bowling, darts, pool minigames get boring quick.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

.The cheats, clubs and Internet café and some forms of transport (ie Subway trains and Taxi ride) are also disabled.^ Manny wants you to take out some trash talkers riding on the L train.
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  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.These limitations also apply for all other game-types.^ These are all actions connected by the narrative and themes of the game.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Is it as good as all the other games out there, not really, but it is an open ended gameplay where you can go anywhere, and as far as that goes, it is pretty great.
  • Amazon.com: Grand Theft Auto IV: Xbox 360: Video Games 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Some friends and I were discussing the other day the possibilities inherent in a GTA-type game that didn’t force you into a life of crime.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

Synopsis

Grand Theft Auto series
fictional chronology
1961London, 1961
1969London, 1969
1984Vice City Stories
1986Vice City
1992San Andreas
1997Grand Theft Auto
1998Liberty City Stories
1999Grand Theft Auto 2
2000Advance
2001Grand Theft Auto III
2008Grand Theft Auto IV
(The Lost and Damned,
The Ballad of Gay Tony)

2009Chinatown Wars

Plot

Niko and the Statue of Happiness on Happiness Island
.Grand Theft Auto IV follows the story of Niko Bellic, a human trafficker, smuggler, and veteran of the Bosnian War, who is haunted by the betrayal of his army unit by one of its own during the war.^ Rockstar destined for a fall with Grand Theft Auto IV? .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Brand new screenshots for Grand Theft Auto IV .
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^ Reasons for why Grand Theft Auto IV freezes .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.After a smuggling run he is running goes bad Niko leaves Eastern Europe[21] to escape the anger of his employer, Ray Bulgarin.^ For Niko Bellic, fresh off the boat from Europe, it is the hope he can escape his past.
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^ Niko calls Ray to break the bad news, he tells you to return.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

.Eventually, under persuasion from his cousin Roman, Niko comes to Liberty City, where he hopes to pursue the American Dream as well as the man he blames for betraying his old army unit: Florian Cravic, whom he has learned lives in the city.^ Niko's cousin Roman greets him.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]
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^ The Plot Grand Theft Auto IV is a brand new adventure in the GTA universe following the experiences of Nikolai "Niko" Bellic, a new immigrant from an undisclosed eastern European country whose troubled pa st and the persuasion of his cousin Roman have brought him to the fictional Liberty City.
  • Amazon.com: Grand Theft Auto IV: Xbox 360: Video Games 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Niko makes Ray promise that he will find the man he is looking for, "Florian Cravic."
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  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.After his arrival, however, Niko quickly learns that Roman's tales of riches and luxury were lies concealing Roman's struggles with gambling debts and loansharks.^ As his debts accumulate (he’s not a particularly successful gambler), Roman struggles to stay out of trouble with other gangs.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.Niko's first conflict is with Roman's Albanian loan sharks Dardan and Bledar, whom Niko kills to protect Roman.^ He wants you to protect him while he goes to pay back some loan sharks.
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - Grand Theft Auto IV Achievement Guide 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: General]

^ Cutscene: Albanians try to rough Niko and Roman up...
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^ Pick him up, drive him to the place he wants to go, and kill the five loan sharks there.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

.Niko also meets Roman's Russian loanshark Vladimir Glebov, whom he spends some time working for to help pay Roman's debts and later kills because Vlad had an affair with Roman's girlfriend, Mallorie Bardas.^ Roman introduces Mallorie and Vlad.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ Some time later, you'll get a text message from Brucie asking you to check your email.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

^ Vlad Reward: $200 After meeting with Vlad, hop in your car and head over to Roman's office.
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.Niko also befriends Jamaican drug and arms dealer "Little" Jacob Hughes and steroid junkie chop shop owner Bruce "Brucie" Kibbutz.^ After meeting Real Badman, drive to South Bohan to find the dealer that Little Jacob wants dead.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Befriending Little Jacob Little Jacob's likes: darts, shows, pool, drinking, eating, and strip clubs.
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^ Little Jacob After speaking to Jacob, go to the dealer in South Bohan.
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  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

.After killing Vlad, Niko and Roman are kidnapped by members of the Liberty City Bratva, on order of Mikhail Faustin and his associate, Dimitri Rascalov.^ Dimitri asks you to kill Faustin.
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^ Outside Niko calls Roman telling him that he will have to work for Dimitri.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ He will show you a picture of a man named Mr Faustin, who Vlad says is plotting to rob Roman.
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.However Faustin is not angry with Niko for killing Vlad, and instead hires him.^ You are in debt to him for killing Vlad, but he gives you a chance to make it up to him.
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Niko completes several jobs for Faustin, quickly learning that Faustin is a sociopath with little concern for consequences. .Soon Faustin orders Niko to kill the son of Kenny Petrović, the most powerful man in the Liberty City Bratva.^ Even after Niko discovers that the wife is not cheating on her husband, the man kills her and enlists Niko in disposing of the body.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Stepping off the boat into the menacingly awaiting Liberty City, I can only imagine the emotions running through Niko Bellic's closely-shaved mind.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ The plot of Grand Theft Auto IV develops through missions that Niko performs for certain residents of Liberty City.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
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.Dimitri tries to negotiate an agreement, but Petrović demands revenge and Dimitri is forced to have Niko assassinate Faustin at his club, the Perestroika.^ Dimitri Dimitri will ask you to go to the club and kill Faustin.
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  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

.However, when Niko meets with Dimitri to collect on the assassination, Dimitri sells Niko out to his angry former employer Ray Bulgarin.^ Kill him and collect the diamonds, then meet with Ray to end the mission.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Go out into the open and Niko calls Ray.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

.Niko fights his way through the ambush with the help of Little Jacob but Dimitri and Bulgarin escape and Jacob suggests dealing with them later.^ You have to fight your way through the restaurant, and upstairs, through some serious defenses, making sure to stay under cover at all times.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

^ Continue fighting your way through the walkways until you get to the last guy.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

^ You'll have to fight your way through the facility and get them back.
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  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

.Immediately afterwards Niko and Roman are forced to escape to Bohan when their Hove Beach apartment and taxi company are destroyed in arson attacks.^ Roman After the cut scene, get in a car with Roman drive over to his apartment, then the cab company.
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  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

^ If Rivas escapes, Niko’s phone receives a text message allowing him to restart the mission immediately.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Drive Roman's taxi to Roman's Place, which is located in Hove Beach (on lower right hand corner of the map).
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At this time Roman reveals his plans to propose to his Mallorie. .While in Bohan Niko takes jobs for former gangbanger Manny Escuela who wants to become famous by cleaning up the streets of Bohan; drug dealer Elizabeta Torres; Irish mobster Patrick "Packie" McReary; and Trey "Playboy X" Stewart, a successful drug dealer from Algonquin.^ She will ask you to take her to her dealer to get her drugs.
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - Grand Theft Auto IV Achievement Guide 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: General]

^ He wants you to get the dealers off the streets.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ Mallorie introduces you, and then Manny explains how he wants you to eliminate drug dealers in an attempt to clean up the streets.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.Niko also becomes an errand boy for both Mafia Capo Ray Boccino and crooked Deputy Police Commissioner Francis McReary, who turns out to be Packie McReary's brother.^ Take out the pricks who are trying to kill Packie, especially the guy who actually grabs onto him.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ When the player completes certain mission lines, his employer becomes a 'friend' who will call him on his cell phone and want to hang out.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Francis McReary -- Francis will help you after Blood Brothers.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

.However, things go poorly in Bohan as well when one of Elizabeta's drug deals that Niko is working turns out to be a sting, and the LCPD begin to close in on Elizabeta.^ Ok this what u do get a camra from the train station in san fereo and go out and get a semi and tralor then get out of the truck and take a picture of the semi and tralor then get in the truck fast drive forward and this should work.
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^ You can also destroy the car (grenade works well) or dump it into a large body of water once you are a good distance away from Elizabeta.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ One of them turns out to be a government spy out to get evidence on him to force him to work for them (wich she succeedes in doing).
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

Elizabeta becomes paranoid and begins to take large amounts of cocaine. .Then Elizabeta kills Manny Escuela and his camera-man, Jay Hamilton, when they confront her about being a drug dealer and has Niko sell the bodies to a doctor who steals their organs.^ Manny is outside with the camera man and has his moment.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ He asks you to kill the Chief Lieutenant (drug dealer) who is after him, and agrees to pay you $5,000 on Denver between V and W. He has left a rifle for you to do the job at the corner of Albany and M. Proceed to the corner of Albany and M in Hatton Gardens.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ Anytime you kill a drug dealer, you will net $2000.
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Soon afterwards Elizabeta is arrested and later sentenced to 300 years. .Then Roman is kidnapped by Dimitri Rascalov's men because he owes them money.^ When you get there, a guy named Vlad shows up and tells Roman to pay up the money he owes.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]
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^ Roman tells you to go on a date with Lyle Rivas' gay cousin, who owes Brucie money.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ After the Russian Revolution mission, where you fight Dimitri's men in the warehouse, Roman calls to request that you meet him.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

.Niko arrives at the warehouse where Roman is being kept and, in a rage, kills all the kidnappers.^ Once all are dead, another batch arrives, kill them too, starting with the most far away one.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ Click the "Database" tab at the bottom of the home page to get information on all characters, including Niko and Roman.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]
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^ More arrive from the left, kill them all, but do not attack the truck!
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

.Roman decides Bohan is no longer safe, and decides to move to Algonquin.^ On your way over, Roman will inform you that you have a new safe house in Algonquin.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ Niko wakes up in his safe house in Bohan and mourns the loss of Roman.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

.Soon after, Roman buys a penthouse in Algonquin with money he has won gambling.^ Reward: None After this mission, Roman buys an apartment in Algonquin, giving you a new safehouse.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

.Meanwhile Niko assists Ray Boccino in a conflict diamond deal with Jewish Mafia Capo and diamond dealer Isaac Roth, which goes badly and leads to the diamonds being stolen by Luis Lopez and the money being stolen by Johnny Klebitz.^ Lucas has stolen diamonds from Ray.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Ray Boccino The object of this mission is to oversee a diamond deal (Body Armor alert!
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
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^ Ray Boccino Reward: $11000 It's finally time to wipe out the diamond dealers.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
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Boccino receives a death threat from Roth, and orders Niko to execute Roth. .After killing Roth, Niko becomes angered with Boccino and refuses to work for him anymore.^ Outside Niko calls Roman telling him that he will have to work for Dimitri.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ We killed him, but if you decide to be merciful, some extra side missions will become available to you.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]
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^ After Niko kills the guy, he realizes the bullet hit Roman and killed him.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

.In exchange for Niko's help, Boccino locates Florian Cravic.^ This mission involves locating Florian Cravic, a.k.a.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ Niko makes Ray promise that he will find the man he is looking for, "Florian Cravic."
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]
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^ A phone call from Ray lets you know that he has information about how to locate Florian Cravic.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]
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.But when Niko confronts Cravic he discovers that Florian has changed his name to Bernie Crane and become an effeminate homosexual.^ This mission involves locating Florian Cravic, aka Bernie Crane.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Niko makes Ray promise that he will find the man he is looking for, "Florian Cravic."
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ He has become a sort of fitness instruction and goes by Bernie Crane now.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

.Niko soon determines that Bernie is not the person responsible for his unit's betrayal, leaving him one remaining suspect: Darko Brevic.^ It will try to get around you, but as soon as the red light pops up, the driver will obey the law and stop, leaving him an easy target.
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - Grand Theft Auto IV Achievement Guide 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: General]

^ Niko Bellic is an entirely different breed of deviant in that he has almost no motivation of any kind, beyond a dedication to his cousin, and a simple desire to punish the people he feels are responsible for leaving him a hollow shell of a man.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Brucie will call you on your phone soon after the mission is over, and explain that any time you want to race, give him a call to set one up.
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - Grand Theft Auto IV Achievement Guide 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: General]

.Niko also works for both Playboy X and Playboy's old mentor Dwayne Forge, who have different ideas about how things should be.^ Playboy X discusses his concerns about Dwayne.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Both Cosby and Thompson are doing the exact same thing, which is preaching about a subject they're totally ignorant of because it happens to be highly visible.
  • Bill Cosby: Grand Theft Auto is Entrance Exam for Prison | GamePolitics 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bill, you need to shut the hell up about things you have no idea about; have you ever been to Los Angeles?
  • Bill Cosby: Grand Theft Auto is Entrance Exam for Prison | GamePolitics 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Niko becomes friends with Forge, saying that he sees some of himself in Forge. .After Niko kills the owners of the Triangle Club, whom Playboy does business with, the relationship between Playboy and Forge becomes so poisonous that each asks Niko to kill the other, leaving Niko a choice between the two.^ Dimitri Dimitri will ask you to go to the club and kill Faustin.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
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^ It is a pure moral choice and only the dialog between Roman and Niko is a bit different after this.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ Now you have two choices once you stand over him, stand on his hands and kill him or help him up.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

.If Niko kills Playboy he does not get paid but does receive Playboy's loft and believes he made the right choice in sticking by his friend.^ Darko killed Niko's friends and now he must pay.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Kill his four friends in the first room and then Playboy will run away.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
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^ If you kill Playboy, Dwayne will give you Playboy's place as thanks and you also will get him as a friend.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

.If Niko kills Forge he is paid, but Playboy despises him as a cold-blooded hired gun and breaks off the contact with Niko.^ He will take off running, so gun him down or get back in your car to give him chase.
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - Grand Theft Auto IV Achievement Guide 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: General]

^ The entrance to the warehouse is locked, so use a gun to shoot off the lock and break in.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ If you kill Playboy, Dwayne will give you Playboy's place as thanks and you also will get him as a friend.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

.While in Algonquin Niko also develops a strong connection with the McReary family, including Packie's older brothers Gerald, Derrick, and their sister Kate, whom he begins dating.^ Meet Packie, his brothers Derrick and Gerry, and a friend named Michael for drinks.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Completion of this mission establishes Packie as a Friend, unlocks Alderney Island, and unlocks missions for Gerry and Derrick McReary.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

^ Packie Packie and Kate will both call you and invite you to Frank or Derrick's funeral, depending on who you killed in the "Blood Brothers" mission.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
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.Together Niko, Packie, and Derrick, along with "Saint" Michael Keane, rob the Bank of Liberty.^ Meet Packie, his brothers Derrick and Gerry, and a friend named Michael for drinks.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]
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After the robbery Derrick spends most of his share on drugs and alcohol, and sends Niko on several jobs to eliminate former partners he believes are informing on him. .Soon Francis McReary becomes concerned that his brothers drug habits and behaviour could stand in his road to becoming commissioner, and tells Niko to kill Derrick.^ Niko tells Derrick about it.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ If you kill Derrick, Francis will thank you and give you an option to remove your wanted level by phone.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ You can stand in the middle of the road and kill them as they drive by.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

.Soon after Derrick calls Niko, paranoid of his brother, asking Niko to kill Francis.^ Frank will ask you to kill Derrick; some brother he is.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
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^ Niko calls Jimmy, who is paranoid as ever.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ Niko calls Francis.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

.This gives Niko a choice between the two.^ It is a pure moral choice and only the dialog between Roman and Niko is a bit different after this.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

.Niko also works with Gerry McReary to destroy the relationship between the Ancelotti Crime Family and their Albanian muscle-men and later kidnapping Grace, the daughter of the Don of the Ancelloti Family, in exchange for a ransom of the conflict diamonds stolen by Luis Lopez during Ray Boccino's deal with the Jewish Mafia.^ Lucas has stolen diamonds from Ray.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Ray Boccino The object of this mission is to oversee a diamond deal (Body Armor alert!
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

^ You make another visit to Gerry in prison who tells you that the mob boss is going to agree to the ransom and give over the diamonds in exchange for Gracie.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.Niko also does work for the Pegorinno family in Alderney, mainly with Capo Phil Bell and later for Don Jimmy Pegorino who is trying to gain a seat on the Commission by weakening the other families.^ Niko calls Jimmy, who is paranoid as ever.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ And Daniel, don't come out with that "other developers don't have the time or money to work as hard on their games" bullsh**, I have a friend who says the same and it's utter rubbish.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Pegorino tells you he has more work for you later.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

This leads to a war between the Pegorinno, Pavano, and Ancellotti Crime Families. .Eventually, after working for Pegorino several times, Niko is sent to kill Ray Boccino because Pegorinno is convinced Boccino is an informant.^ Pegorino calls to ask you to kill Ray, a snitch.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Pegorino calls to ask you to kill a snitch named Ray.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ Ray Boccino Reward: $11000 It's finally time to wipe out the diamond dealers.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

.Towards the conclusion of the storyline, a shadowy government agency (under the name of "U.L. Paper") that had forced Niko to help them in collusion with the dying mobster Jon Gravelli, locates Darko Brevic in Bucharest and arranges to have him brought to Liberty City as a final reward.^ Location: As you approach him in Castle Garden City, he will take off on a bike driving north form his starting position.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]
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^ While considerably smaller than San Andreas, the last game's location, Liberty City still takes an awful lot of time to drive around.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ You and your cousin Roman must drive to a location to meet Darko Brevic, a childhood friend.
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.Niko confronts Darko, who has become a drug-addicted wreck, and learns that Darko betrayed the group for $1,000 dollars to supply his drug habits.^ Niko confronts Darko about his betrayal of their friendship after so many years.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]
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^ Florian claims that a man named "Darko" is the one who crossed Niko in the past, but that he may still be in Europe.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]
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The player is then left with the option of either executing Darko or sparing his life. .Having dealt with his past, Niko is left feeling lost and goes to the Honkers Strip Club in Alderney for a drink.^ Method: Take him to darts, shows, pool, drinking, eating, and strip clubs to reach 60% friendship.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]
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^ Method: Take him bowling, drinking, eating, strip clubs, shows, helicopter tours, and boating to reach 70% friendship.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]
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^ Befriending Packie Packie's likes: Strip clubs, shows, darts, drinking, bowling, pool.
  • MyCheats: Index of Grand Theft Auto 4 Xbox 360 Cheats, Index of Grand Theft Auto 4 Xbox 360 FAQ's 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC mycheats.1up.com [Source type: General]
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.But he is interrupted by Pegorino, who demands of him one final favour; to help with an extremely lucrative heroin deal in collusion with Dimitri Rascalov.^ Derrick asks you to help him take out one last guy.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ When you finally get to Pegorino, pump him full of lead to trigger the final cutscene.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Jimmy Pegorino Jimmy asks Niko to do a deal with Dimitri.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

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Finale

.The story features two possible endings depending on the choice made by the player at this point in the game.^ GTA has made with games is story then you are missing the point.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Depending on your choice, missions and ending changes significantly.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ "One of two GTA IV episodes planned exclusively for Xbox 360, The Lost and Damned has players taking on the role of motorcycle gang member Johnny Klebitz in a story that intersects with the main game's events.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.In both endings Niko sees Pegorino as an enemy for allying so closely with Dimitri, and both antagonists die in nearly identical battles.^ When you get to the top you'll see a scene where Dimitri flies away in a helicopter, and Niko will end up next to a boat.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

^ Jimmy Pegorino Jimmy asks Niko to do a deal with Dimitri.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

^ When you get to the location on Ivy Drive South, you'll see a scene that ends the mission and changes Niko's ultimate object of revenge.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

.The major difference in each ending is that either Roman Bellic or Kate McReary dies (they each advise Niko towards a different decision, and ironically, the one Niko takes advice from is the one to die).^ It is a pure moral choice and only the dialog between Roman and Niko is a bit different after this.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ Roman is being hassled by two guys and Niko takes care of it.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ He isn't paranoid, a guy shows up with an AK47 and takes Niko and Roman away.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

.If the player chooses to exact Revenge, Niko ambushes Dimitri on the ship Platypus while he is supervising the shipment of heroin.^ Dimitri is on the ship, supervising a shipment.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Dimitri is on the ship supervising a shipment.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

^ The Deal is a bit to your west, Revenge is at the ship you arrived on in the beginning of the game, Platypus.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

.Niko begins an assault on the ship, climaxing in a gunfight within the cargo hold of the ship during which Niko kills Dimitri.^ Dimitri is in the hold, overseeing the loading of the H. You need to get to the bridge to open the doors to the cargo area.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ Two more are hiding here, so make sure you kill them before proceeding into the southern part of the cargo hold where Dimitri is holed up.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ Kill them all and get to the cargo holds entrance, which is the open flaps in the middle part of the boat.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

.In the aftermath, Roman and Mallorie's wedding takes place and Jimmy Pegorino, who is furious after the betrayal, commits a drive-by outside the church killing Niko's love interest, Kate McReary.^ Jimmy Pegorino shows up and does a drive by, killing Kate in the process.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ Also Kate calls, she got invited to Roman's wedding.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ Niko calls Jimmy, who is paranoid as ever.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

.However, now that Pegorino has angered both Niko and the Five Mafia families, the entire underground of Liberty City wants him dead and he goes into hiding.^ Now get into a car and follow him.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ With all three dead, get back in the car and go pick up LJ. Now drive him over to the town house in Meadows Park.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ On your way Dwayne will call, now he wants Playboy dead.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

.Niko, Roman and Little Jacob track down and follow some of Pegorino's men, who lead them to an abandoned casino in Alderney.^ Pull up to the old Casino with Little Jacob and Roman.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Some of Pegorino's guys come out in an SUV. Forget about shooting them, just follow.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ After Little Jacob shoots it down, fly him to his landing point on the pier, after which you'll have free use of a helicopter.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

.Niko attempts to kill Pegorino, but he escapes via boat to Happiness Island.^ Pegorino will escape on a boat, but there is a dirtbike at the bottom of the stairs you can use to chase him.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

^ Carbine rifle Use a helicopter, boat, or simply swim to reach Happiness Island.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]

^ When you reach the Island of Happiness, you'll see a scene and Niko will land the helicopter.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
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.Niko, Roman, and Jacob pursue in a helicopter, until both the helicopter and the boat crash on Happiness Island.^ Both helicopters will crash on Happiness Island.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
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^ After a short while, Jacob and ROman will arrive in a helicopter.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Jimmy's boat and your helicopter will both crash on Happiness Island.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

.Niko chases and kills Pegorino at the foot of the Statue of Happiness before lamenting on the supposed "American Dream" to Roman and Jacob.^ Chase Pegorino on foot up the pier, and watch for the guy shooting at you.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

^ Try to approach on foot and launch a rocket at them to end the chase before it begins, otherwise you're in for a fun chase.
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - Grand Theft Auto IV Achievement Guide 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: General]

^ Try to approach on foot with a rocket launcher in hand to end the chase before it begins.
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - Grand Theft Auto IV Achievement Guide 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: General]

.After the end credits, Roman reveals to Niko in a phone call that he and Mallorie are expecting a child and if it is a girl, will name it Kate.^ Niko calls Roman and he is happy about it.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ Niko calls Roman back.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ Niko will talk to both Kate and Roman.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

.If the player chooses to strike a Deal, Niko meets Phil Bell at the docks to take the money from the buyers once Dimitri delivers the heroin to another location.^ Meet up with Phil Bell.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Once you've got the money you will meet Dwayne at the cluckin bell.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Once you've got the money, meet Dwayne at the Cluckin Bell.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

.However Dimitri does not deliver the heroin and Niko and Phil are forced to fight to escape, but retrieve the drug money regardless.^ Kill the three drug dealers however you like -- running them over works, so does shooting them.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

.Niko then receives a congratulatory call from Pegorino who has now allied himself with Dimitri.^ Niko calls Pegorino with the good news.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ Niko calls Jimmy, who is paranoid as ever.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ Now you get a call from Roman and an SMS from Dimitri.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

.Kate McReary, however, who was against making the deal, is disappointed with Niko and refuses to attend Roman and Mallorie's wedding.^ Niko will talk to both Kate and Roman.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

^ Bellic* Difficulty to care as much about Kate as Niko does: 10/10 Roman will call a few hours after the previous mission to let you know that his wedding is at 10AM. Put on a suit and wait until about 8AM. Kate will call.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ At 8:00 the next morning, Niko will call Kate and ask her to go with him to Roman's wedding.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

.The wedding takes place where an assassin is sent by Dimitri to kill Niko, but kills Roman with a stray bullet as Niko disarms him.^ Kill him when he takes out a gun.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ Outside Niko calls Roman telling him that he will have to work for Dimitri.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ Niko's cousin Roman greets him.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

Niko then savagely murders the assassin. .A devastated and vengeful Niko teams up with Little Jacob and together they follow some of Pegorino's men to an abandoned casino in Alderney where Dimitri and Pegorino are hiding.^ Pull up to the old Casino with Little Jacob and Roman.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Some of Dimitri's men show up and want to spoil it.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ It is up to you to kill Pegorino that hides out in this old Casino.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

.Inside the casino, Dimitri betrays and kills Pegorino before escaping to Happiness Island via helicopter.^ Both helicopters will crash on Happiness Island.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
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^ Dimitri kills Pegorino, and makes a run for it.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ Fly to Happiness Island and over the Statue Of Happiness, then jump out of the helicopter at the statue's feet.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]
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.Niko and Little Jacob pursue, and Niko kills Dimitri in the shadow of the Statue of Happiness.^ Russian Revolution* Difficulty: 4.5/10 Dimitri will call you to begin this mission, and Little Jacob calls soon after.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Reward: $400 Completing this mission unlocks Little Jacob's mission, "Shadow".
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Grand Theft Auto series After you kill the drug dealers in the "Shadow" mission for Little Jacob, leave the room, and go back the way you came.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Trophies for PlayStation 3 (PS3) 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC cheatcc.com [Source type: General]

.The story ends with a parting shot of the Statue of Happiness, with Niko concerned for the well-being of his soul.^ Yes, the story has some meat and voice acting until the repetitive mafia ending parts, but it is also full of hypocrasy and lousy logic like most games are.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

After the end credits, Mallorie reveals to Niko in a phone call that she is pregnant with Roman's child, who Niko promises "will never have to worry about anything".[44]

Setting

.
GTA IV's rendition of Liberty City is more heavily based on New York City than in previous GTA games.
^ Also, GTA IV - a hardcore game?
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Ditching the cops in GTA IV is completely different than the previous GTA games.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ New GTA IV details and scans!
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[45]
.Grand Theft Auto IV takes place in a redesigned version of Liberty City consisting of four boroughs, based on four of the boroughs of New York City.^ Rockstar destined for a fall with Grand Theft Auto IV? .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Brand new screenshots for Grand Theft Auto IV .
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^ Reasons for why Grand Theft Auto IV freezes .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.Broker is the equivalent of Brooklyn; Queens is Dukes; The Bronx is Bohan and Manhattan is Algonquin.^ Image: http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d157/khaos2639/Manhunt-BrokerDukes.jpg Dukes/Broker/Bohan: 1.
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - Grand Theft Auto IV Achievement Guide 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: General]

.Adjacent to the city is the independent state of Alderney, based on Northern New Jersey and named after a Channel Island.^ The city is based on New York, though there's no version of Staten Island in the game.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ "Grand Theft Auto IV's Liberty City is roughly based on New York.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ He flies a curve around the city and back to the channel between the eastern islands.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

The developers omitted a Staten Island-esque area, believing that gameplay based in such an area would not be fun.[46] .There are two minor islands present: Charge Island (based loosely on Randall's Island), and Colony Island (based on Roosevelt Island).^ Location: He is standing with two friends on the northeast corner of the apartment building on the south area on Colony Island.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]

^ Hidden shirt There is a secret Happiness Island shirt laying at the highest point on the statue's base that can be reached by foot.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]

^ The city is based on New York, though there's no version of Staten Island in the game.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.Initially, the city's bridges are locked down due to a terrorist threat, and the player is pursued and killed by police if attempting to cross, but eventually the blockades are lifted and the player is able to cross the Broker, Algonquin and Northwood Heights bridges and explore the rest of the city.^ Head east down Vespucci Circus to hit the dirt ramp in between the Northwood Heights Bridge and the tracks.
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - Grand Theft Auto IV Achievement Guide 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: General]

^ RockStar Social Club, issuing a vague quarantine order locking down the mysterious company's compound due to a contagious disease outbreak.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Kill what you have in sight, then advance and take down enemies as you go outside the building (Alternative strategy: go back in to the tunnel, get up to the right and snipe the enemies from the bridge.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

.The "Francis International Airport" is based on several New York City-area airports, most notably LaGuardia and JFK.^ Easy "Wheelie Rider" achievement Get a motorbike, and go to Francis International Airport.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]

^ Fall through ground Drive a large vehicle, such as an SUV, to Francis International Airport.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]
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^ New York Times: At least as impressive as the city’s virtual topography is the range of the game’s audio and music production...
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

Characters

The protagonist Niko Bellic with the antagonist Dimitri Rascalov at a seaside amusement park
.The characters that appear in Grand Theft Auto IV are diverse and relative to the respective boroughs of Liberty City they are based in; belonging to various gangs and ethnic groups.^ Grand Theft Auto roundup .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Grand Theft Auto IV sucks .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Nega-review: Grand Theft Auto IV .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

.The player controls Niko Bellic, a veteran of an Eastern European war.^ While the plot is the standard crime game tale of warring factions, betrayal, and revenge, Niko Bellic, the game's star, is anything but the standard issue anti-hero.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ One of the crew is a Serbian national named Niko Bellic, a man haunted by war memories and running from past mistakes.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ The Hove Beach district is an enclave of struggling Eastern European immigrants, and Roman Bellic's "mansion," like his car, is somewhat underwhelming.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

[21] .According to Dan Houser, virtually none of the characters from the previous games would return, as "most of the characters we liked were dead,"[46] further evidenced by in-game graffiti bidding farewell to these characters.^ Yes, the story has some meat and voice acting until the repetitive mafia ending parts, but it is also full of hypocrasy and lousy logic like most games are.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ XV. Special Thanks (XV-THANKS) I would like to thank Rockstar, Rockstar North, and all related companies for making this game!
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ "These are pretty tame elements, and nothing we haven't seen before in previous GTA games.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[44]
.Unlike previous games in the series, the voice actors of Grand Theft Auto IV do not include notable and high-profile celebrities, instead opting for lesser known actors such as Michael Hollick, Jason Zumwalt, Timothy Adams and Coolie Ranx.^ A personalized preview of Grand Theft Auto IV, the big video game of 2008 .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Grand Theft Auto roundup .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Nega-review: Grand Theft Auto IV .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

.However, several high-profile DJs host the various radio stations within the game such as Iggy Pop, Juliette Lewis, Karl Lagerfeld, DJ Premier, Roy Ayers, Fez Whatley and Lazlow Jones.^ We've spoken several times on and record labels to create in-game radio-stations: Fans of dance/electronica have Electro-choc, hosted by Francois "K" Kevorkian.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ "Over the years, gamers have seen dozens of high-profile titles make their world debut by being featured on the cover of Game Informer .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Definitely amazing how such high level game developers can miss something so basic and yet one of the foundations of the game.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

.Saturday Night Live actors Bill Hader and Jason Sudeikis appear on the liberal and conservative radio talk shows respectively, with Fred Armisen playing several guests on Lazlow's "Integrity 2.0". Katt Williams and Ricky Gervais also have their likenesses and comedy depicted in an in-game comedy club.^ The shows at the cabaret club suck; the shows at Split Sides include acts by Katt Williams and Ricky Gervais.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Gaming never has and likely never will have any scenes where someone has sex with a severed head.
  • Bill Cosby: Grand Theft Auto is Entrance Exam for Prison | GamePolitics 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I just play the game like anyone else, and I accept donations.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

[44] .Numerous other comedians, including Jim Norton, Patrice Oneal, Rick Shapiro, and Robert Kelly, appeared on the radio and/or as characters in-game.^ And the court was told he may have been influenced by the virtual reality game, in which a character drives around on “missions” — including approaching prostitutes who can be beaten up.
  • Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto | GamePolitics 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Including prostitutes in the game for no other reason than to make light of something some women are forced to endure is awful too.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They are ridiculous caricatures of women, but no moreso then any of the other characters of the game.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

Tony-nominee, Alison Fraser can also be heard.

Soundtrack

.In previous games in the Grand Theft Auto series, Grand Theft Auto IV features a soundtrack that can be heard through radio stations while the player is in a vehicle.^ A personalized preview of Grand Theft Auto IV, the big video game of 2008 .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Dean’s post on buying Grand Theft Auto IV at midnight .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Grand Theft Auto IV is a huge game release, and that attracts theives.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

.Liberty City is serviced by 18 radio stations, three of which are talk radio stations.^ Login or register to post comments Submitted by InJM - September 18, 2007 at 8:31 am -0500 Didn't R* also parody him in Liberty City Stories?
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The eyefind website has tons of areas to browse featuring information on products services available in Liberty City.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

The other stations feature music from a large range of genres. .There are notable inclusions to the game's soundtrack, such as tracks from Jean Michel Jarre, Genesis, David Bowie, Smashing Pumpkins, The Sisters of Mercy, Seryoga, Bob Marley, Don Omar, The Who, Electric Light Orchestra, Queen, Black Sabbath, Philip Glass, Simian Mobile Disco, Nas, Ne-Yo, Kanye West, R. Kelly, Lloyd, Miles Davis, Loose Ends, Elton John, ZZ Top, R.E.M., MC Lyte and Barry White.^ And Daniel, don't come out with that "other developers don't have the time or money to work as hard on their games" bullsh**, I have a friend who says the same and it's utter rubbish.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ But I don't think there's anyone who takes their job as seriously as the guys who make that game.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ I just don't understand these screaming dweebs who insist everyone must see the game as they do.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

.The theme song (intro music) of Grand Theft Auto IV is "Soviet Connection" composed by Michael Hunter, who also composed the theme for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.^ Grand Theft Auto roundup .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Nega-review: Grand Theft Auto IV .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Rockstar destined for a fall with Grand Theft Auto IV? .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.The game uses a similar music system to that of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.^ Grand Theft Auto roundup .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Grand Theft Auto 4 redefining the sandbox game .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Grand Theft Auto: storytelling in games at its best?
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.In other games in the series, each radio station was essentially a single looped sound file, playing the same songs, announcements and advertisements in the same order each time.^ So, no, killing prostitutes is not the same as killing any other random person in the game.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And Daniel, don't come out with that "other developers don't have the time or money to work as hard on their games" bullsh**, I have a friend who says the same and it's utter rubbish.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ We've spoken several times on and record labels to create in-game radio-stations: Fans of dance/electronica have Electro-choc, hosted by Francois "K" Kevorkian.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

.With the radio stations in Grand Theft Auto IV, each sound file is held separately, and "mixed" randomly, allowing songs to be played in different orders, announcements to songs to be different each time, and plot events to be mentioned on the stations.^ Grand Theft Auto roundup .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Grand Theft Auto IV sucks .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Nega-review: Grand Theft Auto IV .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

[44] .Certain songs are also edited to incorporate references to the fictional Liberty City.^ The plot of Grand Theft Auto IV develops through missions that Niko performs for certain residents of Liberty City.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

^ Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories Some of the ringtones you can choose for the more "modern" phones are actually songs from GTA: Liberty City Stories .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]

[47]
.Following a partnership between Rockstar Games and Amazon.com, players are able to purchase real world MP3s through GTA IV's in-game mobile phone.^ Also, GTA IV - a hardcore game?
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Saying GTA IV is 'a good game.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Alright, this is what we know… we have stumbled on a set of achievements for GTA IV. However, we aren’t sure if this is the final list, in fact, we don’t really know anything other then this.
  • GTA IV Achievements and Descriptions [Updated] | 360Sync.com 2 February 2010 14:49 UTC www.360sync.com [Source type: General]

[48] .Players are able to mark radio songs that they like by dialing ZIT-555-0100 on Niko's phone.^ Add one star to Niko's wanted level Dial " 2675550150 " on the cell phone.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Trophies for PlayStation 3 (PS3) 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC cheatcc.com [Source type: General]

^ This will unlock the knife, Molotov cocktails, handgun, shotgun, Uzi, AK47, sniper rifle, and RPG. Note: This phone number translates to "GUN-555-0100".
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Trophies for PlayStation 3 (PS3) 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC cheatcc.com [Source type: General]

^ Remove Niko's wanted level Dial " 2675550100 " on the cell phone.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Trophies for PlayStation 3 (PS3) 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC cheatcc.com [Source type: General]

.They will then receive a text message providing the name of the song and the artist.^ If Rivas escapes, Niko’s phone receives a text message allowing him to restart the mission immediately.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ On your way there, you will receive a text message with your informant's picture.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Just before you get there you'll receive a text message from Michelle, which makes the "First Date" mission available to you, if you want it.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

.If a player is registered on Rockstar's 'Social Club' website he or she will also receive a real world e-mail with a link to an Amazon.com playlist where all of the player's marked songs will be listed and available to purchase.^ Says: May 28th, 2008 at 9:17 pm GTA4 is a thoughtful piece of social commentary, meant to provoke the player into thinking about the true meaning of inequality and its existence in the real world?
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As of today, players of Grand Theft Auto IV can buy songs they hear within the game from the Amazon MP3 store.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Prince Writes Song for Minnesota Vikings Amy Fisher Website NBA All Star Starters Announced Burger King to Serve Beer .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

[49]

Development

Mural ad for the game on a wall in New York City, July 2007
.Work on Grand Theft Auto IV began in November 2004, almost immediately after the release of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.^ Updates to Grand Theft Auto IV have been released.

^ Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements (55) .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Achievement - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Secret Achievements / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV guides, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Achievement - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Secret Achievements / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV guides, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC 360.xbox-hq.com [Source type: General]

^ VIDEO unboxing Grand Theft Auto IV collectors edition!
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Achievement - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Secret Achievements / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV guides, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Achievement - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Secret Achievements / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV guides, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC 360.xbox-hq.com [Source type: General]

[46] .Around 150 game developers worked on Grand Theft Auto IV,[50] led by core members of the Grand Theft Auto III team.^ A personalized preview of Grand Theft Auto IV, the big video game of 2008 .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Grand Theft Auto roundup .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Nega-review: Grand Theft Auto IV .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

[51] .The game uses Rockstar's own RAGE game engine, which was previously used in Rockstar Table Tennis, in combination with the Euphoria game animation engine.^ It would not surpise me if the videos were entirely the work of a few marketing execs getting non-game footage using the rendering engine.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Rockstar just happened to be the first to release a game that uses it.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ The Euphoria engine my "pop" into more games as time goes on, but the fact that Grand Theft Auto IV was the first game to use this engine solidifies it as the benchmark.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

[4] .Instead of pre-written animations, Euphoria uses procedural animation to control the way the player moves, enabling character movements to be more realistic.^ I also enjoy the Legacy of Kain series were we have a much more realistic portrayal of the subjective nature of right and wrong and complex characters.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Euphoria engine my "pop" into more games as time goes on, but the fact that Grand Theft Auto IV was the first game to use this engine solidifies it as the benchmark.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ More dudes will arrive as you move down, so just be aware that even though you may have cleared the floor once, it won't stay that way.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

[52] The Euphoria engine also enables NPCs to react in a realistic way to the player's actions. .In one preview, a player knocked an NPC out of a window and the character grabbed onto a ledge to stop himself from falling.^ Get out of your ride and grab that one.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ Cabs that already have passengers won't normally stop when hailed, but if caught, they can still be used - the player will pull the passenger out of the back seat and hop in.
  • Taxi - Grand Theft Wiki, the Grand Theft Auto wiki - GTA4, San Andreas, cheats, and more 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gta.wikia.com [Source type: News]

^ Take out the pricks who are trying to kill Packie, especially the guy who actually grabs onto him.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

[53] .The game also uses middleware from Image Metrics to facilitate intricate facial expressions and ease the process of incorporating lip-synching.^ I then forsee John Bruce "Jack" Thompson filing a claim to block the release of the game due to illegal use of his image.
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[54] Foliage in the game is produced through SpeedTree.[55]
.Grand Theft Auto IV sees a shift in the series to a more realistic and detailed style and tone,[46] partly a result of the transition to consoles which offered high-definition graphics and the new and improved capabilities of such consoles.^ Rockstar destined for a fall with Grand Theft Auto IV? .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Brand new screenshots for Grand Theft Auto IV .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Reasons for why Grand Theft Auto IV freezes .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[51] .Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser said "what we're taking as our watchword on [GTA IV] is the idea of what high definition actually means.^ Rockstar are just a developer willing to go the extra mile, there's not a single thing in GTA IV that's lacking, Rockstar love what they do and it really shows.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ GTA IV not affecting EA's take over of Take-Two .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ GTA IV features Pedophilia: Is Rockstar pushing it?
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.Not just in terms of graphics, which obviously we are achieving, but in terms of all aspects of the design.^ I just think that telling someone that their personal reaction to a derogatory term is irrelevant and “just tough” for them is hardly the way to continue a dialog, which (I think) blogging is all about.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

[...] .You know, trying to make something more realistic, more held together, but still retaining the overall coherence that the other games had."^ And I’m not at all trying to make you stop discusing video game at all.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Simply follow, do not try to do more, you can't.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ You're more entertaining than any video game when you're mad.
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[46] .Art director Aaron Garbut said one of the reasons they decided to set the game in New York because "we all knew what an amazing, diverse, vibrant, cinematic city it is.^ I think what I’m trying to argue is that there’s only bad things in GTA4, they can not be said to really promote any sort of behaviour at all.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Why do they consider the more reasonable implication, that his attitude toward women may go some way to explaining his love for the game?
  • Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto | GamePolitics 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Take Two can prove Jack's full of it as all they have to do is prove that he is a parody and NOT the actual game-hating attorney.
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[...] .And since we were hoping to push the detail, variety and life, for lack of a better word, to such a degree it seemed that basing the game in a city so synonymous with these things was a great fit."^ Video games do.’” Which of these is a direct threat on your life, and the only one that would bring any harm to your person?
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Firstly please for forgive me for yet ANOTHER article about GTAIV but with only a day left, it seems obvious why there's such an influx of these...
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ "It seems that entirely too often, people wonder what it would be like to see their favorite video games in real life.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[56] .Dan Houser added "because we were working in high definition and we knew we'd need a shitload of research, we wanted to be somewhere where we had a foothold."^ Though it would be safest to destroy the SUV first, and then go after the individuals, because if any make it past you, you're in for a high speed chase that you don't want to do.
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - Grand Theft Auto IV Achievement Guide 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: General]

^ You'll want to have a car ready, because you'll have a two-star Wanted Level you'll need to shake.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

^ Never keep a parachute in your inventory because if you do and need to jump from a building (high or not) CJ will go in a skydive and he will die.
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PS2 Cheats 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

[51] .The developers consciously avoided creating a block for block recreation of New York City, Dan Houser said "what we've always tried to do is make a thing that looks real and has the qualities of a real environment, but is also fun from a game design perspective."^ New AMD chip makes game graphics "seem real" .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ I think what I’m trying to argue is that there’s only bad things in GTA4, they can not be said to really promote any sort of behaviour at all.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Rockstar are just a developer willing to go the extra mile, there's not a single thing in GTA IV that's lacking, Rockstar love what they do and it really shows.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

[46] .The Grand Theft Auto IV rendition of Liberty City is far more detailed and is the largest individual city in the Grand Theft Auto series.^ Grand Theft Auto roundup .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Nega-review: Grand Theft Auto IV .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Rockstar destined for a fall with Grand Theft Auto IV? .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[57] .Although smaller than San Andreas, Liberty City is comparable to it in terms of scope when "the level of verticality of the city, the number of buildings you can go into, and the level of detail in those buildings" are taken into account.^ The porno shop found in San Andreas also appears in Liberty City.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]
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^ The difficulty of this mission lies in the fact that you're going up ramps and stairs into rooms, which is a hard tactical position to take.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

^ If he escapes, he will go to the basement of the building, so just walk into the ground floor, then toss a grenade down the flight of stairs toward him.
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - Grand Theft Auto IV Achievement Guide 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: General]

[57] .The goal for Liberty City was to have no dead spots or irrelevant spaces, such as the wide open deserts in San Andreas.^ The porno shop found in San Andreas also appears in Liberty City.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]
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^ And while no games have really used it since San Andreas, now that it's been fleshed out and it shows a lot more potential, people will definitely be borrowing that element.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ While considerably smaller than San Andreas, the last game's location, Liberty City still takes an awful lot of time to drive around.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

[46] .To achieve a realistic environment, the Rockstar North team, based in Edinburgh, Scotland, made two trips to New York for research, one at the start of the project (which is done with every GTA game) and another smaller one further into development.^ Isnt GTA 4 in new york and not in florida?
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Other games developed by Rockstar North (3) .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Achievement - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Secret Achievements / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV guides, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: General]
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^ As the gaming world eagerly awaits the latest entry into the mega-popular and highly controversial Grand Theft Auto series, The New York Times has taken a step back in time with a trip to Melrose Park, Ill, where Stern Pinball continues to operate a 40...
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

[56] .A full-time research team, based in New York, handled further requests for information ranging from the ethnic minority of a neighbourhood to videos of traffic patterns.^ New York Times: At least as impressive as the city’s virtual topography is the range of the game’s audio and music production...
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Yes, it's a fine caliber of game, but at the same time, it's just the new GTA game, full of the same errors that the developers have been making for nearly a decade now.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Take Two makes a game where a New York lawyer who works for a firm that believes that "guns don't kill people, video games do" gets killed.
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[51]
.The story of Grand Theft Auto IV was written by Dan Houser and Rupert Humphries.^ GameFAQs: ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' "Out of the Closet" Topic Search (PS3) Xbox 360 GameWiki: ''Grand Theft Auto IV''/Story Walkthrough - Out of the Closet...
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^ Home » Comment Contest , Contests , DLC , Grand Theft Auto IV , Rockstar Games , Xbox 360 » GTA IV: The Lost and Damned Giveaway!
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^ YouTube: Grand Theft Auto 4 - Blood Brothers (Time: 8:11) Grand Theft Auto 4 Blood Brothers Videos Powered by YouTube .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

[44] .Unlike previous Grand Theft Auto games which have a strong cultural or cinematic influence, "[GTA IV doesn't] really have any cinematic influences",[46] said Dan Houser, "we were consciously trying to go, well, if videogames are going to develop into the next stage, then the thing isn't to try and do a loving tribute or reference other stuff.^ A personalized preview of Grand Theft Auto IV, the big video game of 2008 .
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^ Grand Theft Auto roundup .
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^ Nega-review: Grand Theft Auto IV .
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It's to reference the actual place itself."[51] Houser also said, "In terms of the character, we wanted something that felt fresh and new and not something that was obviously derived from [a] movie. [...] Maybe [we] could do something ourselves that would live alongside that stuff."[51]
.Music supervisor Ivan Pavlovich said "[we had] to pick the songs that make New York today what it is, but make sure they won't feel dated by the time the game comes out."^ Make sure to pick up the improved SMG that they drop.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

^ Email feedback(at)blogrunner.com Copyright 2007-2008 The New York Times Company .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Other lawyers are out there trying to make a name for themselves by badmouthing video games.
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[58] The developers contacted over 2,000 people in order to obtain recording and publishing rights.[47] .They even hired a private investigator to locate the relatives of late Skatt Bros.^ Was he actually accused of playing gta 4, how in the world did they even get the idea that gta4 had something to do with the investigation?
  • Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto | GamePolitics 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

member .Sean Delaney to license the band's song, "Walk the Night".[59] Citing sources close to the deals, Billboard reported that Rockstar paid as much as $5,000 per composition and another $5,000 per master recording per track.^ You will also receive $250,000 for completing the mission "Three Leaf Clover," as well as another $250,000 for the deal/revenge mission, so those two missions alone will net you the achievement.
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - Grand Theft Auto IV Achievement Guide 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: General]

[60] .Developers originally considered letting players purchase music by going to an in-game record shop and for Niko to have an MP3 player, but both ideas were cut.^ That is why I always load when I get arrested, and I learned that it's better to go down fighting or blow yourself up then let the police nab you (in the game).
  • Bill Cosby: Grand Theft Auto is Entrance Exam for Prison | GamePolitics 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Why do they consider the more reasonable implication, that his attitude toward women may go some way to explaining his love for the game?
  • Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto | GamePolitics 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Seriously, though - is there anything else about the game that you feel is going to influence other developers?
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

[47] .Grand Theft Auto IV's theme song is "Soviet Connection" by Michael Hunter, who also composed the theme for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.^ Rockstar destined for a fall with Grand Theft Auto IV? .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Brand new screenshots for Grand Theft Auto IV .
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^ Reasons for why Grand Theft Auto IV freezes .
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[47] .People who provide voices for the radio DJs include fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, musicians Iggy Pop,[61] Femi Kuti,[62] Jimmy Gestapo[63] and Ruslana,[64] and real-life radio talk show host Lazlow Jones.^ He plays dumb in front of the guards, making sure the guards who are listening in won't know what he's “really” talking about.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ "It seems that entirely too often, people wonder what it would be like to see their favorite video games in real life.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ I really don’t have patience with the people who float the “it’s art!” excuse like that will somehow magically make a game above criticism.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

[65] .DJ Green Lantern produced tracks exclusively for the game's hip-hop radio station The Beat 102.7.[60] Record label owner and record producer Bobby Konders, who hosts the in-game radio station Massive B Soundsystem 96.9, went through the extra effort of flying to Jamaica to get dancehall artists to re-record tracks to make references to the boroughs of Liberty City.^ Sightseer Fly on all helicopter tours of Liberty City.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Achievement - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Secret Achievements / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV guides, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: General]
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^ The video game quote is just a nervous reaction when Niko pulls a gun on him, and it's the only reference to games that the guy makes.
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I really don’t have patience with the people who float the “it’s art!” excuse like that will somehow magically make a game above criticism.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

[60]
.The then Corporate Vice-President of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business division, Peter Moore, announced at E3 2006 that the game would appear on Xbox 360, by rolling up his sleeve to reveal a GTA IV temporary tattoo.^ Rumor: Game lock-ups on many copies of GTA IV? .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Games: 1367 .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Achievement - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Secret Achievements / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV guides, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC 360.xbox-hq.com [Source type: General]

^ View All Xbox 360 Games .
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[66] .Rockstar Games initially appeared to be committed to the original 16 October 2007 release date; however, Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter suggested that Take-Two may choose to delay the release of the game in order to boost its financial results for 2008 and to avoid competing with the release of other highly anticipated titles, such as Halo 3.^ October 16, 2007 .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Rockstar Games to spawn new Take Two Development House .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ This is not the first time Rockstar Games and Take Two have targeted me in this fashion.
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[67] .Rockstar responded by saying that Grand Theft Auto IV was still on track for release in "late October".[68] On 2 August 2007, Take-Two announced that Grand Theft Auto IV would miss its original release date of 16 October 2007 contrary to their previous statements, and would be delayed to their second fiscal quarter (February–April) of 2008.[69] In a later conference call with investors, Take-Two's Strauss Zelnick attributed the delay to "almost strictly technological problems...^ A personalized preview of Grand Theft Auto IV, the big video game of 2008 .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Rockstar - your Playstation 3 is the reason why Grand Theft Auto IV is freezing!
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ "Rockstar Games announced today that Grand Theft Auto IV will be released April 29th, 2008 for both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 worldwide!
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

not problems, but challenges."[70] .It was revealed that technical difficulties with the PlayStation 3 version of the game contributed to the delay, along with storage problems on the Xbox 360.^ Xbox 360 Games: 1367 .
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^ View All Xbox 360 Games .
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^ More Xbox 360 Games .
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[71] .On 24 January 2008, Take-Two announced that Grand Theft Auto IV would be released on 29 April 2008.[16] As the release date approached, Rockstar Games and Take-Two marketed the game heavily through various forms, including television ads, Internet video, billboards, viral marketing, and a redesigned website.^ A personalized preview of Grand Theft Auto IV, the big video game of 2008 .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Rockstar - your Playstation 3 is the reason why Grand Theft Auto IV is freezing!
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ "Rockstar Games announced today that Grand Theft Auto IV will be released April 29th, 2008 for both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 worldwide!
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.A special edition of the game was also released for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.[72] At a Take-Two shareholder meeting on 18 April 2008, Take-Two CEO Ben Feder announced that GTA IV had already "gone gold" and was "in production and in trucks en route to retailers".[73] Overall, Grand Theft Auto IV took over 1000 people and more than three and a half years to complete, with a total cost estimated at approximately $100 million, making it the most expensive game ever developed.^ A personalized preview of Grand Theft Auto IV, the big video game of 2008 .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Get ready for a mainstream media frenzy over Grand Theft Auto IV, the new Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 driving/shooting game scheduled for release tomorrow.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Grand Theft Auto roundup .
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[74]

Episodic content

The cover art for Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City.
.Rockstar Games has released two episodic content for Grand Theft Auto IV.^ Grand Theft Auto IV: Clarification on "additional" Xbox 360 exclusive content .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Rockstar - your Playstation 3 is the reason why Grand Theft Auto IV is freezing!
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Grand Theft Auto IV Characters revealed.
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.These two episodes were first released separately on Xbox Live, requiring the original game to play.^ "Rockstar Games announced today that Grand Theft Auto IV will be released April 29th, 2008 for both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 worldwide!
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ "Microsoft has informed CVG that the first DLC episodes for Xbox 360 are still on track for a "fall 2008" release, following earlier reports of a delay.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ If you shut off your system, play a multiplayer game, or load your most recent save, all but two of your vehicles will have disappeared.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]

.Following that in October 2009 they were released together as part of a standalone game called Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City for the Xbox 360 that does not require the original Grand Theft Auto IV media to be playable.^ A personalized preview of Grand Theft Auto IV, the big video game of 2008 .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ "Rockstar Games announced today that Grand Theft Auto IV will be released April 29th, 2008 for both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 worldwide!
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Get ready for a mainstream media frenzy over Grand Theft Auto IV, the new Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 driving/shooting game scheduled for release tomorrow.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

[75] In January 2010 Rockstar announced that the DLC as well as Episodes From Liberty City would be made available for the PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows on 30 March 2010. [20]

The Lost and Damned

.The first episode, titled The Lost and Damned, was released on Xbox Live on 17 February 2009.[76] The episode features a new central character, Johnny Klebitz, who is a member of Liberty City's biker gang The Lost, a gang which is featured in several GTA IV missions.^ Xbox 360 2009 Releases (1) .
  • DailyGamesNews.com: Grand Theft Auto Doesn't Have To Release Annually 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC dailygamesnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox Live Arcade Titles (141) .
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^ Who is buying GTA IV? .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

.Dan Houser, vice president of creative development at Rockstar Games, claims the episode shows "a different side of Liberty City".[19] Jeronimo Barrera, Vice President of Product Development for Rockstar Games, has said that the episodes are experiments because they are not sure that there are enough users with access to online content on the Xbox 360.[77] Take-Two Interactive's Chief Financial Officer, Lainie Goldstein revealed that Microsoft was paying a total of $50 million for the first two episodes.^ Restaurants -- There are scores of restaurants in Liberty City.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Achievements Achievements: 19,463 .
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^ Xbox 360 Games: 1367 .
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[78].
.The content was first announced during Microsoft's 2006 E3 press conference on 9 May 2006.[79] Peter Moore, the then head of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business division described downloadable content as "epic episode packs", and not just an extra car or character.^ Microsoft Gets Modern Warfare 2 Content First published by: wes213 .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Achievement - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Secret Achievements / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV guides, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: General]
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^ "Microsoft has informed CVG that the first DLC episodes for Xbox 360 are still on track for a "fall 2008" release, following earlier reports of a delay.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft's not-messing-around PR team writes: "Continuing its blistering pace on the Xbox 360 platform, the first of the Xbox 360 exclusive downloadable episodes for this record-breaking game will be available this autumn - the only console with new Grand Theft Auto IV content available this Christmas."
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.A press release during the conference said that the packs would add "hours of entirely new gameplay" to the game.^ Blockbuster to have 'New Releases' for games .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ It would not surpise me if the videos were entirely the work of a few marketing execs getting non-game footage using the rendering engine.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ TO get a parachute, press LEFT, RIGHT, L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, UP, DOWN, RIGHT, L1 during gameplay.
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[80]

The Ballad of Gay Tony

.The second episode, Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony, was released on 29 October 2009.[81] The episode focused on Luis Lopez, an assistant to nightclub owner Tony Prince, aka "Gay Tony" and a petty crook, the conflicts detailed between his friends and family.^ Updates to Grand Theft Auto IV have been released.

^ "Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony hits the Xbox 360 as a download on Oct.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ "Grand Theft Auto IV baby!
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[75]

Updates

.Upon the game's release, Kotaku reported that several PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners had complained of the game freezing during the initial cut-scene, rendering it unplayable.^ Xbox 360 Games: 1367 .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Achievement - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Secret Achievements / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV guides, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: General]
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^ View All Xbox 360 Games .
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^ More Xbox 360 Games .
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[82] .It was also reported on Kotaku that the online multiplayer was down on release day for most PlayStation 3 users.^ "Sure, PlayStation 3 has free online play, but Microsoft's Xbox Live is a premium service that allows for user-friendly match making and features a robust online community.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[83] .On 7 May 2008, Rockstar released a patch for the PlayStation 3 version of the game to improve the multiplayer experience.^ The preview was based on the PlayStation 3 version of the game.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Patches for GTA4 released by Rockstar.
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^ The PlayStation 3 version is still “a week or two behind,” according to Rockstar.
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[84] .According to Rockstar, the update prevents GameSpy's servers from being overloaded and therefore reduces the impact on those servers that were causing the game to stutter and lock up.^ "Rockstar Games has released a GTA IV patch for Playstation 3 today that prevents Gamespy’s servers from being overloaded and therefore reduces the impact on those servers that were causing the game to stutter and lock up.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Reduced traffic While playing a game, press X, Down, Up, R2, Down, Triangle, L1, Triangle, Left.
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^ Get in and drive it into the garage, being careful not to bang up the truck too much to prevent it from exploding!
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[85][86] Further multiplayer fixes were made available on 23 June 2008.[87][88]
.On 27 October 2008, Rockstar released an update which added Trophy support to the PlayStation 3 version.^ Developer Rockstar North Genre: Action/Adventure Release Date - Apr 29, 2008 - Apr 29, 2008 - TBA .
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[89] .Like Achievements on the Xbox 360, Trophies may be unlocked by completing certain unique tasks.^ Xbox 360 Achievements Achievements: 19,463 .
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^ Most Popular Xbox 360 Achievements .
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^ Xbox 360 Achievements: 19,463 .
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.On 15 November 2008, another patch (1.04) was released for the PlayStation 3 version of the game.^ The preview was based on the PlayStation 3 version of the game.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ "Rockstar Games announced today that Grand Theft Auto IV will be released April 29th, 2008 for both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 worldwide!
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ There are no explicit sex scenes in the released version of the game.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

.On 12 December 2008, a patch (1.0.1.0) was released for the Microsoft Windows version of the game.^ "Rockstar Games announced today that Grand Theft Auto IV will be released April 29th, 2008 for both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 worldwide!
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ "Microsoft has informed CVG that the first DLC episodes for Xbox 360 are still on track for a "fall 2008" release, following earlier reports of a delay.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ There are no explicit sex scenes in the released version of the game.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

.This patch added DirectInput support, enabling non-Microsoft controllers to be used.^ I tested Microsoft's claim on four games, using my NXE-enabled 360.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[90]
.On 24 January 2009, another patch (1.0.2.0) was released for the Microsoft Windows version of the game.^ There are no explicit sex scenes in the released version of the game.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

It fixed many performance and graphical issues as well as correcting issues created by the first patch.[91]
.On 20 February 2009, a patch was released for the European and Australian releases of the game, fixing an error caused by a previous update to The Lost And Damned, which had reversed regional censorship rules for the European and Australian editions of the game.^ Remove ammunition limit (The Lost And Damned DLC) Get a 100% game completion in "The Lost And Damned" bonus downloadable content.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]

[92]
.On 21 March 2009, a third patch (1.0.3.0) was released for the Microsoft Windows version of the game.^ There are no explicit sex scenes in the released version of the game.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

[93] This fixed many major graphic flaws such as headlights on the player's car consuming too much GPU power.
.On 19 June 2009, a fourth patch (1.0.4.0) was released for the Microsoft Windows version of the game.^ There are no explicit sex scenes in the released version of the game.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

Rockstar Toronto called it a 'Maintenance Update' and said that it is in preparation for a future patch.[94] Rockstar says this patch "ensures all copies of the game are properly aligned for the next gold master build pressing".
.On 4 September 2009, another patch was released for the Xbox 360 version of the game.^ Xbox 360 Games: 1367 .
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^ View All Xbox 360 Games .
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^ More Xbox 360 Games .
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It was released to patch cheat exploits in Xbox Live multiplayer.[95]
.On 10 November 2009, a fifth patch (1.0.0.4) was released for the Microsoft Windows version of the game.^ There are no explicit sex scenes in the released version of the game.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The release is a rip of the PAL version, specifically from the Asian market, and comes a mere six days before retailers place the game on store shelves.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ A PC version of the game has been rumoured since before the PS3 and 360 versions were even released, but Rockstar has never previously confirmed it.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.It fixed some minor bugs, improved keyboard mapping and added some cheating deterrents.^ If you find a car parked, and it already has some damage on it (you didn't do it), and you try to fix it using the heal cheat, it will go back to the way it was when you found it, not completely fixed.
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PS2 Cheats 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

[96]

Community features

.The Rockstar Games Social Club is a web site that displays the gameplay statistics of registered users and feature competitions and awards based on player activity within the game.^ RockStar Social Club, issuing a vague quarantine order locking down the mysterious company's compound due to a contagious disease outbreak.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Rockstar reveals "Social Club" website for Grand Theft Auto IV and future titles .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ The Rockstar Games Social Club will be opening its doors on April 17, allowing players to pre-register their details ready for launch day in a fortnight's time.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[97] .The Social Club web site was announced on 27 March 2008 and launched on 17 April 2008. The main features of Social Club launched on the same date of the game itself 29 April 2008. Social Club will also provide online features for Rockstar's latest Midnight Club game, Midnight Club: Los Angeles.^ I applaud you for giving a honest review and not giving into same hype or pay check as every other gaming site.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 29: Divinity II, Star Trek Online beta & Listener Mailbag GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 28 Transcript GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 28: Game of the Year and Best/Worst of 2009 GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 27 Transcript GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 27: What Compels You to Play?
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ But since that feature isn’t extended to all versions of the game, and the main supporting characters are male, that’s not much of an improvement.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

Social Club consists of multiple parts. .It initially included the LCPD Police Blotter, The Story Gang, The 100% Club, The Hall Of Fame, The Liberty City Marathon and The Zit.^ A: http://grandtheftauto.ign.com/maps/1/Liberty-City-Map -------------------------------------- F. CHEATS AND TECH SUPPORT Q: If I did something in the secrets section, can I still get 100%?
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 version (no price yet), stars Johnny Klebitz, a member of Liberty City biker gang The Lost.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Liberty City Minute 30G Complete the story missions in less than 30 hours.
  • GTA IV Achievements and Descriptions [Updated] | 360Sync.com 2 February 2010 14:49 UTC www.360sync.com [Source type: General]

.In an interview with PlayStation World Magazine, Rockstar mentioned that they will "heavily support" Sony's PlayStation Home, a community-based service for the PlayStation Network.^ "Sure, PlayStation 3 has free online play, but Microsoft's Xbox Live is a premium service that allows for user-friendly match making and features a robust online community.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Rockstar cofounder Houser spoke to Variety in an interview, stating that they have no interestin a GTA movie adaptation.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ We have provided your information to Sony, and they will be contacting you directly to assist in the repair and/or replacement of your PLAYSTATION 3 console.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.Rockstar also mentioned that visitors to their PlayStation Home apartment would receive 'goodies' such as clothing for their avatar and items and decorations for their own PlayStation Home apartment.^ You can also change your clothes you own in the apartment, just stand into the arrow and press the button it indicates.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

[98]

Windows version

.
The Windows version of GTA IV includes a replay editor.
^ Outspoken anti-games lawyer Jack Thompson has decided that a representation of a 2nd amendment lawyer in GTA IV is a mocking version of him.
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

This screenshot shows the Clips interface which is used to capture game footage.
 System requirements
Minimum Recommended
Windows[7]
Operating System Windows Vista Service Pack 1 / Windows XP Service Pack 3
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz, AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4 GHz, AMD Phenom X3 2.1 GHz
Memory 1.0 GB (Windows XP) 1.5 GB (Windows Vista) 2.0 GB (Windows XP) 2.5 GB (Windows Vista)
Hard Drive Space 16 GB of free space 18 GB of free space
Graphics Hardware 256 MB Nvidia 7900 / 256 MB ATI X1900 512 MB Nvidia 8600 / 512 MB ATI 3870
Sound Hardware 100% DirectX 9.0c compliant card
Network Internet connection required for activation and multiplayer
.On 6 August 2008, Rockstar announced that a Microsoft Windows version was in development by Rockstar North and Rockstar Toronto.^ Other games developed by Rockstar North (3) .
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^ Developer Rockstar North Genre: Action/Adventure Release Date - Apr 29, 2008 - Apr 29, 2008 - TBA .
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^ Grand Theft Auto IV: UK TV Spot Developer: Rockstar North Genre: Action/Adventure .
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[1][6] .The game was originally announced for release in North America on 18 November 2008 and in Europe on 21 November 2008 but was later pushed back to 2 and 3 December 2008, respectively.^ December 18, 2008 .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ GTAIV pushed back to Q2 of 2008 .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ "Rockstar Games announced today that Grand Theft Auto IV will be released April 29th, 2008 for both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 worldwide!
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[7][8][6]
.It features expanded features,[6] including traffic density control, draw distance configurations and a replay editor.^ Not only has the game been configured for the mouse and keyboard controls, but the PC version will allow players to turn the city's traffic density up, and will feature graphical updates like better draw distances.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[99][100][101][102] .The replay editor allows players to record and edit game clips, videos can then be uploaded to Rockstar's Social Club website.^ Published in video games, GTA, Jack Thompson, Rockstar Games and TakeTwo Interactive.
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Furthermore, Rockstar could argue that this is a parody of the "Video games made me do it" defense that has been used in several lawsuits.
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm not seeing any evidence that GTA4, or any video games for that matter, are causing widespread social decay, regardless of who is playing them and what their age is.
  • Bill Cosby: Grand Theft Auto is Entrance Exam for Prison | GamePolitics 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[102] .It utilizes Games for Windows - Live for online play and supports 32 players for multiplayer.^ Multiplayer supports upto 16 players.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ "Sure, PlayStation 3 has free online play, but Microsoft's Xbox Live is a premium service that allows for user-friendly match making and features a robust online community.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Like with the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions, GTA IV for PC will support play in a number of online cooperative and competitive modes, some of which support of up to 32 players."
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[40][103] .SecuROM protection is utilized and a one time online activation is required in order to play the game.^ I played through it, and it was my understanding that the only male you can romance, you can only do so *after* you’ve beat the game, and then, there’s still only one.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Speaking of which… Probably one of the worst games I’ve ever seen for misogynistic, sexual violence would be the Duke Nukem series (which I have played in full).
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Slow down time While playing a game, press Triangle, Up, Right, Down, Square, R2, R1.
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[104]
.The Windows version of the game was praised for its improved graphics compared to the console versions, but on the other hand there were reports of many customers who were unable to play the game due to incompatible ATi Radeon graphics adapters,[105] no SLI, no AA support, texture rendering bugs, DRM issues, and other unaddressed issues, such as the Windows XP Service Pack 3/Windows Vista Service Pack 1 requirement.^ Then there are … other games.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ There are no cheats matching " " for this game!
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^ There is no such thing as perfect.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

.There have been many complaints that the game was unable to install, due to the fact that the players are unable to get the Vista SP1 to install on their computer.^ Many players of the game say they understand that it’s not acceptable to behave this way in real life.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Normally main characters in games are ciphers so that the player can make decisions without acting 'out of character', since there's no character to be acting out of.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ There aren't really many games where you get to relish in the main character's misery, and GTA4 sort of -starts- that way.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

There were also multiple bugs and glitches that were reported.[106] bit-tech went as far as to name the PC version the fourth-"most disappointing game" of 2008.[107]
.The Australian PC version of GTA 4 is completely uncut, unlike the Australian console version of the game.^ Outspoken anti-games lawyer Jack Thompson has decided that a representation of a 2nd amendment lawyer in GTA IV is a mocking version of him.
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ditching the cops in GTA IV is completely different than the previous GTA games.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Note that unlike previous GTA games, you won't clear your Wanted Level if you enter a Pay'n'Spray while the cops watch you enter!
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Reception

Critical reception

 Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings X360: 96.31%[108]
PS3: 97.31% [109]
Metacritic X360: 98/100[26]
PS3: 98/100[110]
PC: 90/100[111]
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com A+[112]
Edge 10/10[113]
Eurogamer 10/10[114]
Game Informer 10/10[115]
GameSpot 10/10[116]
IGN 10/10[117]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 10/10
Official Xbox Magazine 9.5/10
Official Xbox Magazine (UK) 10/10[118]
PSM3 20/20
.Grand Theft Auto IV has received universal acclaim from video game critics.^ Rockstar destined for a fall with Grand Theft Auto IV? .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Brand new screenshots for Grand Theft Auto IV .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Reasons for why Grand Theft Auto IV freezes .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.It currently stands as the highest rated videogame of all time along with Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.^ Thi is easily one of the most detailed and entertaining games ever made, and that is why it is one of the highest rated videogame of all time.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

[119] .The PS3 version is the second highest rated game according to both Metacritic and Gamerankings.^ Video Games and the Second Amendment are both trademarked phrases of Jack Thompson.
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That game got nearly perfect scores on Metacritic and Gamerankings.com and won the most Game of the Year Awards in recent memory.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Both versions of the game offer an unparalleled experience.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.Ahead of its worldwide release, most publications were not sent copies of the game.^ "Rockstar Games announced today that Grand Theft Auto IV will be released April 29th, 2008 for both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 worldwide!
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ At most I can imagine he was ordered to cease filing frivolous suits about violence in games and generally acting as a self-appointed guardian of the public.
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ HipHopGamer has released a new episode of his popular gaming show and is possibly the most news filled yet.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.Instead, reviewers had to play the game on Rockstar premises or in booked hotel rooms.^ Roman wants to play on a back room game.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ His life dream was to play video games in his living room for profit.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Play Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony with Rockstar Games Tonight .
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[120]
The May 2008 issue of Official Xbox Magazine (UK) published the first Grand Theft Auto IV review, giving the game the maximum score of 10/10. The magazine also stated that the game has an "amazingly realistic world; stunning action set pieces; genuinely engrossing storyline; hugely entertaining multiplayer;" and that it is "vast in every respect."[118] PlayStation Official Magazine (UK) also gave the game 10/10 in their May 2008 issue, describing the game as "a masterpiece that improves on all GTA's best bits."[65] Xbox World 360 gave the game a 98% rating, the highest it has ever given to any game, mentioning the game was "everything we were entitled to expect, and yet somehow impossibly more."[121] GameSpot gave the game a perfect 10,[116][122] making it the first game since 2001 that GameSpot had rated perfect. .The review called the game "compelling," with a "plethora of online multiplayer features" and stated that GTA IV is "undoubtedly the best Grand Theft Auto yet."^ Rockstar destined for a fall with Grand Theft Auto IV? .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Brand new screenshots for Grand Theft Auto IV .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Reasons for why Grand Theft Auto IV freezes .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[116]
.Hilary Goldstein of IGN gave the game a 10/10 score, with the game earning 10/10 in each individual category: presentation, sound, graphics, gameplay, and lasting appeal.^ Edge UK gave this game a 10/10.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ One Hundred and Eighty (10 points): In a darts game score 180 with 3 darts.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]

^ I think it's correct to presume that games have not really "grown up", because we are always talking about evolution in terms of graphics and size rather than gameplay.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

.It is the first game in the publication's history to receive straight-10 subscores across the board.^ The Cousins Bellic* Difficulty not to be stunned by the graphics: 0/10 This is the very first mission of the game, and it's a simple matter of driving from Point A to Point B and listening to Roman talk.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ By that logic, no game would ever receive a 10/10 and never will, because there is not, nor will there ever be a game made that is entirely without a single problem.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ San Andreas is the first game to let you haul an 18 - wheeler across the road.
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PS2 Cheats 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

Goldstein called the game "just as big a leap forward as Grand Theft Auto III, albeit in subtler ways", and said it "sets a new benchmark for open-world games", with "no one major weak aspect." Goldstein's only serious criticism was for "the occasional flaw in the cover system", but the review concluded with the statement that "We don't give 10s often—just to games that merit the score."[117]
The British newspaper Daily Star gave it a positive review, praising: "This could be a console defining title, one that in years to come people will remember as the stand-out of the era."[123] The New York Times wrote a favourable review as well, calling it a "violent, intelligent, profane, endearing, obnoxious, sly, richly textured and thoroughly compelling work of cultural satire disguised as fun."[61] The film magazine Empire gave the game a perfect 5/5 in its game reviews section, calling it "damn-near perfect".[124]
.Despite the almost unanimous praise given to GTA IV, the game has received some criticism, particularly its Windows port.^ Also, GTA IV - a hardcore game?
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Saying GTA IV is 'a good game.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Two friends were sitting down, playin' some GTA IV on their 360.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[125] .A review in Ars Technica states that the game "...[is] not perfect.^ IGN even stated the game was NOT perfect..but then still gave it a 10 which in my opinion devalues the score system.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ The reviewer clearly just wished to stand out as the one person who didnt believe the game was perfect.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Kevin B. wrote: The reviewer clearly just wished to stand out as the one person who didnt believe the game was perfect.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

It does not deserve unquestioned, unadulterated praise. .In many ways, the slight regression of the series from San Andreas is surprising: there are fewer vehicles, weapons, and story missions, less character customisation, and even the size of the city itself is smaller."^ There's also a problem with the size of the city.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Yes, there is a tunnel in San Andreas!
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PS2 Cheats 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

^ Just don't bang into too many objects or other vehicles or you'll fail the mission by destroying the truck (this is extremely hard to do).
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

[126] .GameSpot noted that there are occasional problems with friendly AI and avoiding the police being "a little too easy."^ To get Police before they get you- when they arrive in there little Police Car, they get ready to get out.
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PS2 Cheats 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

^ There is a fast boat you can use and being on the water shakes all the police cars.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

^ Verify this cheat I would like to report a problem with this cheat Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Tazz_13 on December 04, 2004 Evadeing the Police Mavericks the easy way .
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PS2 Cheats 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

[116] .There were some minor complaints with the game's cover system, which reviewers noted, stumbled in box-filled environments and the stickiness of cover points being an issue.^ While targeting and blindfiring work well enough, for some reason it's impossible to lean out from cover without shooting, despite the fact that every other game with a cover system allows players to do so.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Yes, there were some improvements like the covering system, but overall I felt a lot more constrained during missions than in past GTA iterations where you could often approach things from different angles.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ IF your like me, you load before some games, and when you fail it, you reload so its easier to get there or sumthing else...
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PS2 Cheats 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

[118][117][114] The occasional presence of noticeable pop-in was also criticised.[118][112][114]
.Rockstar has come under fire from Grand Theft Auto communities, Gamespot and other websites, due to the game's abnormally high system requirements, as well as for its poor performance, even on systems that exceed the recommended system requirements by a wide margin.^ Other games developed by Rockstar North (3) .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Achievement - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Secret Achievements / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV guides, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Achievement - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Secret Achievements / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV guides, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC 360.xbox-hq.com [Source type: General]

^ Grand Theft Auto IV and any other video games that are pending release...
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Grand Theft Auto IV: Ballad of Gay Tony This superb downloadable episode for GTAIV would be easy to recommend even if it were a full retail product selling for three times its actual price...
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Achievement - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Secret Achievements / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV guides, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Achievement - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Secret Achievements / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV guides, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC 360.xbox-hq.com [Source type: General]

.The game has also been criticized for its dependencies, such as Rockstar Social Club, SecuROM, and Games for Windows - Live, noting that single player progress can't be saved unless Windows Live is also installed.^ RockStar Social Club, issuing a vague quarantine order locking down the mysterious company's compound due to a contagious disease outbreak.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Rockstar reveals "Social Club" website for Grand Theft Auto IV and future titles .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Have player two pick it up, then repeat the code to get a Jetpack for CJ. Note: You cannot save, enter, or exit buildings with the Jetpack on.
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PS2 Cheats 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

Commercial success

.Shares of Take-Two Interactive gained as much as 3.4% amid positive reviews before the game's launch.^ Take Two can prove Jack's full of it as all they have to do is prove that he is a parody and NOT the actual game-hating attorney.
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is not the first time Rockstar Games and Take Two have targeted me in this fashion.
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Duke Leto Says: April 29th, 2008 at 11:38 am May I posit that the games are not so much anti-women as anti-maturity?
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

[127] .Scott Hillis of Reuters said first week sales of the game were expected to reach $400 million.^ GTA IV sales top $500 million in first week .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Take-Two, is anticipating $400 million in sales in just one week with its anticipated release of Grand Theft Auto IV tomorrow, April 29th.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ "Sales were once again led by GTAIV selling 1.3 million units compared with our estimate of 1.7 million units," Pachter said.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[127] .Some observers suggested that GTA IV's success could dampen the box office for the 2 May 2008 release of Iron Man, setting a precedent where movie studios will begin browsing video-game release dates to check for conflicts.^ Also, GTA IV - a hardcore game?
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Saying GTA IV is 'a good game.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ TheBends Says: May 1st, 2008 at 4:15 pm Im not going to talk about the lack of major female characters in GTA IV, because I wont defend a game I hate.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

[128] .Matt Richtel of The New York Times said the game's release was "expected to be one of the biggest video game debuts ever" and said 5 million copies of the game were expected to be sold in the first two weeks.^ Blockbuster to have 'New Releases' for games .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ This is not the first time Rockstar Games and Take Two have targeted me in this fashion.
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This time I'm bringing two pieces of news.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[129] .Analyst Michael Pachter predicted the game will sell 11 to 13 million units by the end of 2008. Pachter also expects Grand Theft Auto IV to represent 3.2% of all US and European software sales for 2008 and for lifetime sales of the game to reach 16 to 19 million.^ Rockstar destined for a fall with Grand Theft Auto IV? .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Brand new screenshots for Grand Theft Auto IV .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Reasons for why Grand Theft Auto IV freezes .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[130] .Analyst Evan Wilson predicted that Grand Theft Auto IV would have opening week sales of $550 million.^ Rockstar destined for a fall with Grand Theft Auto IV? .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Brand new screenshots for Grand Theft Auto IV .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Reasons for why Grand Theft Auto IV freezes .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[130]
.Upon release, Grand Theft Auto IV claimed two entertainment industry sales records, posting the best single-day and seven-day sales totals for a video game.^ Rockstar destined for a fall with Grand Theft Auto IV? .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Brand new screenshots for Grand Theft Auto IV .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Reasons for why Grand Theft Auto IV freezes .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[131] .The game sold more than 3.6 million copies on its first day of availability, while also selling 6 million copies in the first week of availability (garnering $500 million in sales).^ GTA IV sales top $500 million in first week .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ You're more entertaining than any video game when you're mad.
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I mean, that's the part of the game that reviewers seem to agree is a hassle more than anything else.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

[132][133] .In the United Kingdom, the game sold 631,000 copies on its first day of release,[134][135] making it the fastest-selling game in a 24 hour period within that region, according to Chart-Track.^ Get to her within a game hour and pick her up.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ It's extremely hard to make the transition from videogame to the silver screen and even harder to portray the game's plot effectively within a two-hour motion picture.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ "Microsoft has informed CVG that the first DLC episodes for Xbox 360 are still on track for a "fall 2008" release, following earlier reports of a delay.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[136] .The previous record holder in the UK, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, sold 501,000 copies within 24 hours.^ Awards : $9,000 Grand Theft Auto 4 Meltdown .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ "Grand Theft Auto IV baby!
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Award : $250,000 Grand Theft Auto 4 Smackdown .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

[135][136][137] .During the first five days of availability, the title sold 1.85 million units on the Xbox 360 and 1 million on the PlayStation 3 in the United States, according to the NPD Group;[138] in the United Kingdom the Xbox 360 version sold 514,000 copies and the PlayStation 3 version sold 413,000, according to Chart-Track.^ Playstation 3 XBOX 360 E3 2007 .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Playstation 3 XBOX 360 Company Misc .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Playstation 3 XBOX 360 Company .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[135][139] .The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Grand Theft Auto IV are the fifth and eighth best-selling games of 2008 in the United States respectively.^ Grand Theft Auto IV: Clarification on "additional" Xbox 360 exclusive content .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ The 2008 release schedule shows that two episodes are planned to be released for the Xbox 360 version of Grand Theft Auto IV. On the report though the..."
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Rockstar - your Playstation 3 is the reason why Grand Theft Auto IV is freezing!
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.The Xbox 360 version sold in excess of 3.29 million, while the PlayStation 3 version sold in excess of 1.89 million for a combined 5.18 million copies in 2008 in the region.^ NOTE: Controls listed in the walkthrough below are written for the XBOX 360 version of the game.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

^ Top Viewed Knol Award Version: 9 Versions Last edited: Jul 26, 2008 8:18 AM. .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Disclaimer: This review is based on the Xbox 360 version of the game.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

[140] .GameStop and EB Games reported that the game led in sales the first week after its release, noting that its stores in Puerto Rico led all districts in pre-release reservations and sales 48 hours after its release.^ He seems to like the first stall on the right, but the game places him randomly in one of them, so you might have to open them all.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ "Microsoft has informed CVG that the first DLC episodes for Xbox 360 are still on track for a "fall 2008" release, following earlier reports of a delay.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Rockstar just happened to be the first to release a game that uses it.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

[141]
.On 13 May 2008, Grand Theft Auto IV broke the Guinness World Records for "Highest grossing video game in 24 hours" and "Highest Revenue Generated by an Entertainment Product in 24 Hours". It sold 3.6 million copies on day one, which equalled roughly $310 million in revenue.^ By Anonymous on May 13, 2008 - 4:00pm.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements (55) .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Achievement - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Secret Achievements / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV guides, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: General]

^ By stevo on May 13, 2008 - 5:16pm.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

.For first day sales it also broke the record of "Fastest-selling video game in 24 hours", previously held by Halo 3 at $170 million,[142] however, its record was broken in November 2009 by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.^ Microsoft Gets Modern Warfare 2 Content First published by: wes213 .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Achievement - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Secret Achievements / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV guides, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC 360.xbox-hq.com [Source type: General]

^ Bellic* Difficulty to not scream at your ****ing TV: 10/10 Roman will call a few hours after the previous mission to let you know that his wedding is happening.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ The fact that the lawyer, killed on Niko's first mission, would bring up video games, makes it clearly a reference to me...
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As of 31 May 2008, the title has sold over 11 million copies to retailers and 8.5 million have been sold through to consumers, according to Take-Two Interactive.^ By Anonymous on May 11, 2008 - 11:34am.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Take-Two has lost $11 million defending themselves from EA .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ By Anonymous on May 11, 2008 - 7:22pm.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

[143] .According to the NPD Group and GfK Chart-Track, the game has sold 4.711 million units in the US and 1.582 million in the UK, for a total of 6.293 million units as of 1 August 2008.[144] As of 16 August 2008, the title has sold over 10 million copies through to consumers, according to Take-Two Interactive.^ August 10, 2008 .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ The video game's publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ "Take-Two Interactive announced alongside its quarterly results that Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto IV has sold over 10 million units as of August 16.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[145] .In its first four days of availability in Japan, the title sold 133,000 copies on the PlayStation 3 and 34,000 on the Xbox 360, according to Media Create.^ Playstation 3 XBOX 360 E3 2007 .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Playstation 3 XBOX 360 Company Misc .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Hardware Media: 242 .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Achievement - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Secret Achievements / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV guides, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: General]

[146]
.Sales for the Windows version of the game were considerably less successful.^ Japan, (at least they published some of the games there) but that'd be even less possible to prevent the sale of, even if he could.
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.According to NPD Group the game debuted at #7 of their weekly top ten.^ January 2009 NPD: Top 20 Software Rankings, Top Ten Software Rankings by Platform .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ The NPD Group before the weekend released the top twenty software and top ten software by platform lists for the January 2009 sales numbers , showing the top rankings in software sales for the month.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ GTA IV, the company's flagship game, was the 46th best-selling game in August, according to new NPD rankings.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[147] .One week later, the game disappeared completely from the top ten published by NPD Group.^ Can you be confident that these debuts will, one or two years later, become games you want to buy and play?
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ If you let Clarence live, you'll unlock his Random Character mission later in the game, after you complete the mission "Blood Brothers."
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

^ Top 5 Amazon game sales per system worldwide in week 38, 2008 .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[148][149]
.Over 13 million units of Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto IV have been shipped as of 31 January 2009.[150] Over 15 million units of Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto IV have been shipped as of 31 January 2010.[151].^ Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements (55) .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Achievement - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Secret Achievements / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV guides, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: General]

^ VIDEO unboxing Grand Theft Auto IV collectors edition!
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Achievement - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Secret Achievements / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV guides, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: General]

^ Grand Theft Auto IV custom case mod .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Achievement - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Secret Achievements / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV guides, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: General]

Awards

Michael Hollick, voice of Niko Bellic, won a Spike TV award for "Best Performance by a Human Male"
.Following the critical acclaim it received on its release, Grand Theft Auto IV has received awards from various critics and publications.^ Awards : $9,000 Grand Theft Auto 4 Meltdown .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Rockstar destined for a fall with Grand Theft Auto IV? .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Brand new screenshots for Grand Theft Auto IV .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.The game has won over 40 Game of the Year awards from major publications, more than any other game that year.^ Other than that, it has no impact on the game.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

^ You're more entertaining than any video game when you're mad.
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I mean, that's the part of the game that reviewers seem to agree is a hassle more than anything else.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

.The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions are, respectively, ranked as the second- and sixth-best games of all time on Game Rankings.^ Playstation 3 XBOX 360 Company Misc .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ The preview was based on the PlayStation 3 version of the game.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ I think that game is the best game of all time.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

[152] The following are some of the game's awards (all of which are 2008 awards):
.
  • IGN has given the game its "Best Xbox 360 Action Game", "Best PC Action Game", "Best Graphics Technology (Xbox 360)", "Best Voice Acting (Xbox 360/PS3/PC)" and "Best Story (Xbox 360/PS3)" awards.
  • GameTrailers has given the game "Game of the Year", "Best Action Adventure Game", "Best Story", "Best Xbox 360 Game", "Best PlayStation 3 Game" and, for the game's trailer, "Trailer of The Year".
  • Spike TV has given the game the awards of "Game of the Year" and "Best Action Adventure Game" in its Video Game Awards.^ Xbox 360 Trailers & Videos: 684 .
    • Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Achievement - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Secret Achievements / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV guides, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC 360.xbox-hq.com [Source type: General]

    ^ View All Xbox 360 Trailers .
    • Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Achievement - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Secret Achievements / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV guides, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC 360.xbox-hq.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Yes, the story has some meat and voice acting until the repetitive mafia ending parts, but it is also full of hypocrasy and lousy logic like most games are.
    • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

    .They also gave Michael Hollick "Best Performance by a Human Male" for the voice acting of Niko Bellic.^ But according to GameTrailers, there will be some news regarding the DLC coming this Friday on GameTrailers TV. Even more interesting is that GT TV will be interviewing Michael Hollick, who is the voice for the main character Niko Bellic and they will talk about the upcoming downloadable content for GTA IV which is scheduled to be released at the end of the year."
    • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

    [153]
  • GameSpy has given the game the awards of "Best Story" and "Character of The Year" (for the character Brucie Kibbutz) in its Video Game Awards.
  • GameSpot has given the game its "Best UK-developed game" and "Best Xbox 360 Game" awards, and Bruce "Brucie" Kibbutz won the award for the "Best new character".
  • GiantBomb has given the game its "Game of the Year" and "Best Multi-Platform Game" awards.
  • Kotaku has given the game its "Game of the Year" and "Best Writing" awards.
  • Game Informer has given the game its "Game of the Year" award for 2008.
  • New York Times has given the game its "Game of the Year" award for 2008.
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly has given the game its "Game of the Year" award for 2008.
  • IGN AU has given the game its "Game of the Year" award for 2008.
  • Console Monster has given the game its "Game of the Year" award for 2008.
  • Gamervision has given the game its "Game of the Year" and "Best Action Adventure Game" award for 2008.
  • Thunderbolt has given the game its "Game of the Year" award for 2008.
  • Extreme Gamer has given the game its "Game of the Year" and "Best Action Adventure Game" award for 2008.
  • Los Angeles Times has given the game its "Game of the Year" award for 2008.
  • Time (magazine) has given the game its "Game of the Year" award for 2008.
  • Atomic Gamer has given the game its "Game of the Year" award for 2008.
  • Games Master has given the game its "Game of the Year" award for 2008.
  • What If Gaming has given the game its "Game of the Year" and "Best Action Adventure Game" awards for 2008.
  • Team Xbox has given the game its "Game of the Year", "Best Action Adventure Game" and "Best Developer" to Rockstar Games for 2008.
  • Entertainment Merchants Association(EMA) has given the game its "Game of the Year" and "Best Action Adventure Game" awards for 2008.
  • Eurogamer(DE) has given the game its "Game of the Year" award for 2008.
  • Play.tm has given the game its "Game of the Year" award for 2008.
  • Action Trip has given the game its "Game of the Year" award for 2008.
  • MTV Game Awards has given the game its "Game of the Year" award for 2008.
Preceded by
Bioshock
Spike TV Video Game Awards' Game of the Year
2008
Succeeded by
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Controversies

.Prior to and since the release of Grand Theft Auto IV, the game had been subject to a great deal of controversy.^ Rockstar destined for a fall with Grand Theft Auto IV? .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Brand new screenshots for Grand Theft Auto IV .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Reasons for why Grand Theft Auto IV freezes .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

Figures including George Galloway, Jack Thompson and Hillary Clinton have criticised the game, as have organizations including New York City officials and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).[154] .MADD requested ESRB to change the rating of the game from "M" for ages seventeen and up to "AO," for adults because of the player's ability to drink and drive.^ I think it's correct to presume that games have not really "grown up", because we are always talking about evolution in terms of graphics and size rather than gameplay.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Manual weapon control drive bys in cars While playing a game, press Up(2), Square, L2, Right, X, R1, Down, R2, Circle.
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PS2 Cheats 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

^ GTA deserves a 10 because it is such a step up in quality, and will influence many games for the next few years.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

.The version of GTA IV released in Australia and New Zealand was edited to remove content to allow the game to meet the requirements of the Australian classification system.^ Also, GTA IV - a hardcore game?
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Saying GTA IV is 'a good game.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Outspoken anti-games lawyer Jack Thompson has decided that a representation of a 2nd amendment lawyer in GTA IV is a mocking version of him.
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[155] .However, the game was resubmitted to the New Zealand OFLC by Stan Calif, a 21-year-old student who was unhappy that New Zealand received an edited version of the game as a result of Australian censorship laws.^ An 18-year-old high school student is in custody afte..."
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Where are these gamers who’d say “Well, here’s a brand new game in the critically-acclaimed Grand Theft Auto series, but… OMG, cooties!
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "According to the news service, a 23-year-old man was attacked by a knife-wielding assailant as he passed a line outside the Gamestation.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.The unedited version was subsequently given an R18 rating and cleared for sale in New Zealand.^ New Zealand also gets GTA IV censored version; $50,000 worth of preorders cancelled!
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ The game has been rated R18+ by the British Board of Film Classification, New Zealand's OFLC and the German Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[156] .The PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV released in Australia is reported to be unedited, identical to that of other international releases, under the MA15+ rating.^ Rockstar destined for a fall with Grand Theft Auto IV? .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Brand new screenshots for Grand Theft Auto IV .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Reasons for why Grand Theft Auto IV freezes .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[157]
.There have been reports in the United Kingdom and the United States of crimes perpetrated against people purchasing Grand Theft Auto IV, as well as employees of stores selling the game.^ Grand Theft Auto IV Characters revealed.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ TVG: Grand Theft Auto IV Review (10/10) .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Rockstar destined for a fall with Grand Theft Auto IV? .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

[158][159][160] One of these incidents, an attack near a Gamestation store in Croydon, London was later reported to be an unrelated argument between two groups of people leaving a pub[161] and the story has been referred to as a "media panic."[162]
.Six teenagers were arrested in June 2008 after engaging in a crime spree in New Hyde Park, New York, assaulting and robbing several people, and attempting a carjacking.^ Take Two makes a game where a New York lawyer who works for a firm that believes that "guns don't kill people, video games do" gets killed.
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.According to police, the teens claimed that they were "inspired" by Grand Theft Auto IV.^ Cabby , a minivan taxi featured in Grand Theft Auto IV .
  • Taxi - Grand Theft Wiki, the Grand Theft Auto wiki - GTA4, San Andreas, cheats, and more 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gta.wikia.com [Source type: News]

^ Grand Theft Auto (44) .
  • DailyGamesNews.com: Grand Theft Auto Doesn't Have To Release Annually 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC dailygamesnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Grand Theft Auto IV Jump to: navigation , search .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV/Story Walkthrough - GameWiki 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamewiki.net [Source type: General]

[163]
.The first downloadable episode The Lost And Damned has a brief scene containing full-frontal male nudity, uncommon in video games.^ "One of two GTA IV episodes planned exclusively for Xbox 360, The Lost and Damned has players taking on the role of motorcycle gang member Johnny Klebitz in a story that intersects with the main game's events.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Like it or not, the video game industry is expanding beyond the male-dominated, 15-year-old fanboy demographic...
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Remove ammunition limit (The Lost And Damned DLC) Get a 100% game completion in "The Lost And Damned" bonus downloadable content.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]

[164]
.Episodes from Liberty City features a new radio station, 'Vice City FM', and new songs for the Vladivostok, K109 and Electrochoc radio stations.^ Jefferson is coming into town to give a speech about a new enemy threatening Liberty City.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Across the road from the Bank Of Liberty is a building with some artwork of a motorbike from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City mixed in with some generic graffiti.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Trophies for PlayStation 3 (PS3) 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC cheatcc.com [Source type: General]

^ The songs you will most likely hear CJ sing is the songs on your favorite radio station.
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PS2 Cheats 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

This content is not available in the download versions of the episodes, this was announced by Rockstar via their Newswire page 21 October 2009.[165]

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.Grand Theft Auto IV (2008) is a video game developed by Rockstar North.^ Rockstar - your Playstation 3 is the reason why Grand Theft Auto IV is freezing!
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^ Rockstar destined for a fall with Grand Theft Auto IV? .
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^ Brand new screenshots for Grand Theft Auto IV .
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    ^ Excellent trick to do when you're bored.
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    ^ If you can't kill them, don't worry about it.
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    Actions have consequences! .You screwed me over; now you're paying for it.^ Now you're in!
    • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PS2 Cheats 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You now have a three star wanted level, so your best bet is to get to a pay and spray...
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    • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

    ^ To: Crecente From: Luke Re: Interviews, Interviews, Interviews Say, did you know GTA IV is now on sale?
    • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

    .Shame that it will be the second last thing that goes into your head.^ You actually feel bad for this child and the man he becomes despite the horrible things Walter has done and the fact that your character is the last person on his hit list.
    • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Quickly walk away, and when a two-star Wanted Level goes up, run out of the hospital and into your waiting car.
    • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
    • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The vehicle reward only goes down when you bump into things.
    • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Trophies for PlayStation 3 (PS3) 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC cheatcc.com [Source type: General]

    Goodbye.

Dialogue

.Niko Bellic: How would you like to die?^ I really like how you put this.
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I would actually like to know how it differs?
  • Feminist Gamers » Blog Archive » GTA IV discussion… over there 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.feministgamers.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thnx Verify this cheat I would like to report a problem with this cheat Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Cheater on January 07, 2009 How to get into Area 69 .
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PS2 Cheats 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

.Roman Bellic: Having a threesome on my hundredth birthday?^ Reward: None ############################################################################### K. ROMAN BELLIC IV, MORE EMOTIONAL THAN MY EX-GIRLFRIEND (IV-ROMAN4) 1.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

External links

Wikipedia
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Appendices
People
Stores
  • Liberty City Gun Club
  • Clothing stores
Grand Theft Auto IV
Box artwork for Grand Theft Auto IV.
Developer(s) Rockstar North
Publisher(s) Rockstar Games
Engine RAGE Engine
Release date(s)
Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Windows
Steam
Genre(s) Action
System(s) PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows, Steam, Direct2Drive
Players 1-16 (1-32 on Windows)
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Rating(s)
BBFC: 18
ESRB: Mature
OFLC: Mature Accompanied & Restricted
OFLC/NZ: R18
USK: Ages 18+
System requirements (help)
CPU clock speed

1.8GHz

System RAM

1GiB

Disk space

16GiB

Video RAM

256MiB

Expansion pack(s) Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony
Series Grand Theft Auto
.Grand Theft Auto IV is the eleventh installment of the Grand Theft Auto video game franchise.^ A personalized preview of Grand Theft Auto IV, the big video game of 2008 .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Grand Theft Auto roundup .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Related game: Grand Theft Auto IV .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Review -- PlayStation Universe 2 February 2010 14:49 UTC www.psu.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It was announced by Rockstar Games on October 16, 2007 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.^ Xbox 360 Games: 1367 .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Achievement - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Secret Achievements / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV guides, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Achievement - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Secret Achievements / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV guides, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC 360.xbox-hq.com [Source type: General]

^ Video Games > Xbox 360 > Adventure .
  • Amazon.com: Grand Theft Auto IV: Xbox 360: Video Games 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ View All Xbox 360 Games .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Achievement - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Secret Achievements / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV guides, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Achievement - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Secret Achievements / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV guides, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC 360.xbox-hq.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV for Xbox 360 Cheats - Grand Theft Auto IV Cheat Codes - Grand Theft Auto IV Unlockables, Guides, Achievements, Secrets, FAQs, Walk-Throughs, Hints 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It was released worldwide for both systems on April 29, 2008.^ Tuesday, April 29, 2008 .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Release Date April 28, 2008.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV (Xbox 360) Game Profile - XboxAddict.com 12 January 2010 3:37 UTC www.xboxaddict.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ April 29, 2008 .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.The game uses Rockstar's in-house RAGE game engine, which was previously used for Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis.^ The game was built on RAGE , an engine that Rockstar developed, first used in Rockstar's Table Tennis , circa 2006.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV (video game) - giantbomb.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

^ Graphics Engine: At the moment, it is not confirmed which graphics engine will be used in GTA IV. I have a link stating that it is confirmed that GTA IV will run on the Rage (Rockstar Advanced Graphics Engine) .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Information Thread - Grand Theft Auto Series - PlayStation.com Forums 2 February 2010 14:49 UTC boardsus.playstation.com [Source type: General]

^ All the camera views from the previous GTA games can still be used.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Information Thread - Grand Theft Auto Series - PlayStation.com Forums 2 February 2010 14:49 UTC boardsus.playstation.com [Source type: General]

The game had two expansions, The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, both of which are exclusive to the Xbox 360.

Story

.Niko Bellic is an Eastern European immigrant in his mid-thirties, who has come to Liberty City to pursue the "American Dream". Niko was persuaded to move to Liberty City by his cousin Roman, who claimed in multiple e-mails to Niko that he was living a fabulous life, with two women, four hot tubs and fifteen sports cars; but he was in fact telling lies to hide his own failures.^ Roman is the only person Niko knows when he gets to Liberty City.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Information Thread - Grand Theft Auto Series - PlayStation.com Forums 2 February 2010 14:49 UTC boardsus.playstation.com [Source type: General]

^ Niko was promised if he moved to Liberty City, he would live the American dream by cousin Roman who owns a Taxi service.
  • Official GTA IV | Lost & Damned | The Ballad of Gay Tony Thread - Page 4 - Onthexbox.com 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC onthexbox.com [Source type: General]

^ Niko Bellic was pursuaded to move to Liberty City by his cousin, Roman.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Information Thread - Grand Theft Auto Series - PlayStation.com Forums 2 February 2010 14:49 UTC boardsus.playstation.com [Source type: General]

.Roman is the only person Niko knows in Liberty City to begin with, and is one of his major connections in the first part of the game.^ Roman is the only person Niko knows when he gets to Liberty City.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Information Thread - Grand Theft Auto Series - PlayStation.com Forums 2 February 2010 14:49 UTC boardsus.playstation.com [Source type: General]

^ Niko Bellic vs. Liberty City.
  • Xbox 360: GTA IV | Actionspiel | GamePRO.de 2 February 2010 14:49 UTC www.gamepro.de [Source type: General]

^ Niko Bellic redemption in Liberty city .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 (GTA IV) (Xbox 360) : Read reviews and compare prices at Ciao.co.uk 2 February 2010 14:49 UTC www.ciao.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Niko is a tough character, whereas Roman is friendlier.^ The story of GTA IV has you taking control of Niko Bellic, a character of eastern European decent, as he comes to America to work for his cousin Roman.
  • [360, PS3] - Grand Theft Auto 4 Hands on Preview - Evil Avatar 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.evilavatar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Click the "Database" tab at the bottom of the home page to get information on all characters, including Niko and Roman.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Trophies for PlayStation 3 (PS3) 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC cheatcc.com [Source type: General]

^ Niko Bellic Main Character Roman Nikos Cousin He tells Niko he has been living the American Dream, fast cars, girls, hot tubs, rich condos.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Information Thread - Grand Theft Auto Series - PlayStation.com Forums 2 February 2010 14:49 UTC boardsus.playstation.com [Source type: General]

.Roman, however, is heavily in debt and a lot of people are after him.^ Roman’s gambling addiction landed him in debt to loan shark Vlad .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV (video game) - giantbomb.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

^ But he needs Nikos support, because he is in terrible debt, and many people are after him.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Information Thread - Grand Theft Auto Series - PlayStation.com Forums 2 February 2010 14:49 UTC boardsus.playstation.com [Source type: General]

.In desperate need of help, Roman deceived Niko to move to Liberty City.^ Roman is the only person Niko knows when he gets to Liberty City.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Information Thread - Grand Theft Auto Series - PlayStation.com Forums 2 February 2010 14:49 UTC boardsus.playstation.com [Source type: General]

^ Niko Bellic was pursuaded to move to Liberty City by his cousin, Roman.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Information Thread - Grand Theft Auto Series - PlayStation.com Forums 2 February 2010 14:49 UTC boardsus.playstation.com [Source type: General]

^ Niko Bellic vs. Liberty City.
  • Xbox 360: GTA IV | Actionspiel | GamePRO.de 2 February 2010 14:49 UTC www.gamepro.de [Source type: General]

.However, most of the time they end up arguing over various issues.^ I remember hearing they barely made their 25 mil back for Episode 1 (though I'm sure over time, more people will pick it up) and I'd say it will be the same for Episode 2.
  • GTA IV Episodes Coming To Disc As Standalone Game | Kotaku Australia 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ However, if you be bad, you can end it all before they have a chance to crash.

^ The last time I checked, most Xbox 360 games only last 8-10 hours unless it has online multiplayer and they go for about $60.
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - GTA IV DLC Price Inadvertently Leaked? 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is later revealed that Niko and Roman have been avoiding each other due to unknown problems at home.^ Click the "Database" tab at the bottom of the home page to get information on all characters, including Niko and Roman.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Trophies for PlayStation 3 (PS3) 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC cheatcc.com [Source type: General]

^ Niko frees Roman from the back of a car some time later and drives them both to Roman’s cab company, only to find it burning violently, along with his apartment.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV (video game) - giantbomb.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

^ Roman than concludes the mission by revealing to Niko that the “special item” he had referred to when Niko rescued him was an engagement ring.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV (video game) - giantbomb.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

Table of Contents

Getting Started
Dukes/Bohan/Broker
Algonquin
Alderney
Side Missions
Appendices
People
Stores
  • Liberty City Gun Club
  • Clothing stores

editGrand Theft Auto series

Grand Theft Auto · London 1969 · London 1961 · Grand Theft Auto 2
Grand Theft Auto III · Vice City · San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto IV · The Lost and Damned · The Ballad of Gay Tony
Grand Theft Auto Advance · Liberty City Stories · Vice City Stories · Chinatown Wars

Gaming

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

.From Wikia Gaming, your source for walkthroughs, games, guides, and more!^ If your point is that “next-gen” means that more accessible games with DLC are better platforms than physical media sales, I agree.
  • Why GTA IV Was the Beginning of the End – GigaOM 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gigaom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Turismo - Grand Theft Wiki, the Grand Theft Auto wiki - GTA4, San Andreas, cheats, and more Wikia Gaming Create a new wiki Log in Create an account Grand Theft Wiki View source History Share this article Article Discussion .
  • Turismo - Grand Theft Wiki, the Grand Theft Auto wiki - GTA4, San Andreas, cheats, and more 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gta.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ The problem has been more or less identified as a problem with 60GB PS3 units, and Rockstar has advised that erasing your game data and reinstalling the game is the solution.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

Grand Theft Auto IV

Developer(s) Rockstar North
Publisher(s) Rockstar
Engine RAGE engine
Release date Xbox 360 & PS3:
April 29, 2008 (NA, EU, AU)
October 30, 2008 (JP)
PC:
November 18, 2008 (NA)
November 21, 2008 (EU, AU)
Genre Third-person action
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Age rating(s) ESRB: M
Platform(s) PS3, Xbox 360, PC
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough
.Grand Theft Auto IV is the eleventh game in the Grand Theft Auto series.^ I love all the other grand theft auto games.
  • Amazon.com: Grand Theft Auto IV: Playstation 3: Video Games 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ The same thing is happening with Grand Theft Auto IV.” .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV | Iflove Games - Play Free Games Online and Get into the Fun 2 February 2010 14:49 UTC games.iflove.com [Source type: General]

^ Updates to Grand Theft Auto IV have been released.

.The plot is written by Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser and uses the RAGE engine.^ Rockstar Games founder Sam Houser is quoted in the press release: .
  • GTA IV | GamePolitics 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC eee.theeca.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The game was built on RAGE , an engine that Rockstar developed, first used in Rockstar's Table Tennis , circa 2006.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV (video game) - giantbomb.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.giantbomb.com [Source type: General]

^ So says Dan Houser, the producer who co-created the Grand Theft Auto computer game series, one of the most successful of all time.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

Contents

Grand Theft Auto IV Special Edition

.On May 21, 2007 Rockstar Games announced Grand Theft Auto IV Special Edition for the PS3 and Xbox 360. The special edition is packed in a safety deposit box.^ A personalized preview of Grand Theft Auto IV, the big video game of 2008 .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Rockstar - your Playstation 3 is the reason why Grand Theft Auto IV is freezing!
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ "Rockstar Games announced today that Grand Theft Auto IV will be released April 29th, 2008 for both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 worldwide!
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.It comes with a soundtrack CD from selected artist, a book with concept art, a Rockstar key chain with keys to the box, and a Rockstar duffel bag.^ "For the tiny sum of just $90 (£45 / €67), buyers of this version of the game will also be treated to a duffel bag, a key chain, an art book, a disc featuring music from the game, and a security lock box.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

The special edition is priced at $89.99 in North America.

Development

.On May 9, 2006 at E3 Take-Two Interactive announced that Grand Theft Auto IV will be available for the PS3 and Xbox 360.^ Grand Theft Auto IV,PLAYSTATION_3,Rockstar_Games,gta4&submit=Submit .
  • GTA4 (PS3) Freezing Issue; Fix Suggested | Game Stooge 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamestooge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rockstar destined for a fall with Grand Theft Auto IV? .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Brand new screenshots for Grand Theft Auto IV .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

On February 28, 2007 it was announced that exclusive episodic content for the Xbox 360 will be introduced starting in 2008.
Janco Partners analyst Mike Mickey, a financial consultant for Take-Two Interactive Software reports that around 150 game developers are working on Grand Theft Auto IV.
Niko Bellic showed in trailer
.The first trailer titled "Things Will Be Different" was released on March 29, 2007 at 22:00 UTC. At the time the trailer was released, Rockstar's servers for the trailer's official website became almost immediately overloaded.^ From the official Rockstar website.
  • Bill Cosby: Grand Theft Auto is Entrance Exam for Prison | GamePolitics 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto | GamePolitics 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Grand Theft Auto Suspect Busted Playing… Go Ahead and Guess | GamePolitics 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Developed By: Rockstar North Published By: Rockstar Games Genre: Action Release Date: US: April 29, 2008 Europe: April 29, 2008 Japan: October 30, 2008 .
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - RUMOR: Complete Grand Theft Auto 4 Achievement List 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - Grand Theft Auto IV Achievement Guide 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: General]

^ Comment #8 by Gunslinger Saturday, March 29, 2008 @ 10:20:03 PM Hate the Rockstar one and the timed one, if they're real.
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - RUMOR: Complete Grand Theft Auto 4 Achievement List 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It featured new graphics and revealed that the game was taking place in Liberty City.^ Does this take place in Liberty City (AKA New York City)?
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - Trailer 1 | SPIKE 2 February 2010 14:49 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ The images appear to be taking place in a New York City/Liberty City setting.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Not only has the game been configured for the mouse and keyboard controls, but the PC version will allow players to turn the city's traffic density up, and will feature graphical updates like better draw distances.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.It revealed that the main protagonist, Niko Bellic is an immigrant who comes to Liberty City for a new life.^ "The protagonist's name is Niko Bellic - an Eastern European immigrant who has come to Liberty City to live the "American Dream."
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Cutscene: Niko Bellic arrives at Liberty City on a ship.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ The Plot Grand Theft Auto IV is a brand new adventure in the GTA universe following the experiences of Nikolai "Niko" Bellic, a new immigrant from an undisclosed eastern European country whose troubled pa st and the persuasion of his cousin Roman have brought him to the fictional Liberty City.
  • Amazon.com: Grand Theft Auto IV: Xbox 360: Video Games 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Grand Theft Auto IV: Playstation 3: Video Games 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Grand Theft Auto IV: PC: Video Games 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.In the video he says "Life is complicated; I killed people, smuggled people, sold people.^ "It seems that entirely too often, people wonder what it would be like to see their favorite video games in real life.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ There is a reference to the movie, "The Sixth Sense," after you kill someone, there's a chance a civilian will say, "I see dead people!"
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Cheats for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto 4 Cheat Codes, Tips & Hints 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.chaptercheats.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Cheats for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto 4 Cheat Codes, Tips & Hints 12 January 2010 3:37 UTC www.chaptercheats.com [Source type: General]

^ After all, all those old hags don't know shit about video games and just know that they are claimed to be simluators where you can rape and kill people!"
  • Report: Serial Sex Offender Inspired by Grand Theft Auto | GamePolitics 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Perhaps here, things will be different."^ There Are Three Different Types Of Things To Do Here.
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City cheats for PS2 Playstation 2 PStwo Playstation2 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.absolute-playstation.com [Source type: General]

.On April 6, 2007 it was discovered that a fan of the Grand Theft Auto series has recreated the preview trailer and released it on Youtube.^ Grand Theft Auto roundup .
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ It is the ninth title in the Grand Theft Auto series and the first in its generation.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Wins Rave Reviews - Blogrunner 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Homepage grand theft auto 4 .
  • grand theft auto 4 | SPIKE 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

.On May 24, 2007 Rockstar released screenshots of the game to Gamespot, IGN and 1UP.^ Developed By: Rockstar North Published By: Rockstar Games Genre: Action Release Date: US: April 29, 2008 Europe: April 29, 2008 Japan: October 30, 2008 .
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - RUMOR: Complete Grand Theft Auto 4 Achievement List 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Xbox360Achievements.org - Grand Theft Auto IV Achievement Guide 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.xbox360achievements.org [Source type: General]

^ "Rockstar Games announced today that Grand Theft Auto IV will be released April 29th, 2008 for both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 worldwide!
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Rockstar Games founder Sam Houser is quoted in the press release: .
  • GTA IV | GamePolitics 3 February 2010 15:58 UTC eee.theeca.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

They also revealed that the storyline is based on a stereotypical rags to riches theme or pursuit of the American Dream type theme. .New features include breaking windows to jack parked cars and calling individuals for missions on a cell phone.^ Completion of this mission unlocks Stevie's Car Theft missions and a new safehouse in Alderney.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - PC PS3 XB360/Walkthrough - WikiCheats 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC wikicheats.gametrailers.com [Source type: General]

^ When you wanna da a Valet mission You know where you park the cars?
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PS2 Cheats 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.neoseeker.com [Source type: General]

^ When the player completes certain mission lines, his employer becomes a 'friend' who will call him on his cell phone and want to hang out.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

.On June 28, 2007 at 12:00 EST, the second trailer was released.^ WHEN: -Grand Theft Auto IV trailer premieres on June 28, 2007 at 12 p.m.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ June 28, 2007 .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Below the words "Coming June 28th, 2007" was this image, which leads to the future page of trailer 2."
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.The Trailer is 1:06 in length and begins with an aerial shot of Liberty City before showing Niko in conversation who replies "We're all looking for that special someone". The music playing in this trailer is "Arm In Arm (Shy Child Remix)" by a New York-based band, The Boggs.^ Niko Bellic vs. Liberty City.
  • Xbox 360: GTA IV | Actionspiel | GamePRO.de 2 February 2010 14:49 UTC www.gamepro.de [Source type: General]

^ Does this take place in Liberty City (AKA New York City)?
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - Trailer 1 | SPIKE 2 February 2010 14:49 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ "Grand Theft Auto IV's Liberty City is roughly based on New York.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.Characters such as Niko's cousin Roman is also revealed.^ Niko’s cousin Roman has a gambler’s itch.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ "Roman Bellic: Roman is Niko's cousin.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

^ Niko's cousin Roman greets him.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough - a knol by Dan Rua 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.The trailer displays guns, cars, helicopters, and the police in the game.^ Everyone I played with just seemed to agree that not only was it more practical to have a car full of guns, it made the game more fun, as well.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Review | GameCritics.com 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.gamecritics.com [Source type: General]

^ Stopping police siren Shoot out a police car's lights with a gun to make the siren malfunction.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Achievements for Xbox 360 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]
  • Grand Theft Auto 4, GTA IV, GTA 4 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Trophies for PlayStation 3 (PS3) 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC cheatcc.com [Source type: General]

^ Police address "minor" infractions within the game such as attacking people, pointing guns, stealing cars, killing a small number of people, etc.
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 Walkthrough 24 January 2010 10:33 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: General]

Controversy

.Jack Thompson stated that he will take various measures to keep the game out of the hands of minors.^ Take Two can prove Jack's full of it as all they have to do is prove that he is a parody and NOT the actual game-hating attorney.
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jack Thompson is the ONLY video game hating lawyer around.
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Outspoken anti-games lawyer Jack Thompson has decided that a representation of a 2nd amendment lawyer in GTA IV is a mocking version of him.
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Thompson targeted the Xbox 360 release of the game, but did not mention the PS3 version.^ Video Games > Xbox 360 > Adventure .
  • Amazon.com: Grand Theft Auto IV: Xbox 360: Video Games 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ More Xbox 360 Games .
  • Grand Theft Auto IV for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Video Game - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Game Info / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV Cheats, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads .torrent 2 February 2010 14:49 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV for Xbox 360 - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Video Game - Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox360 Game Info / Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements, Grand Theft Auto IV Screenshots, Grand Theft Auto IV Cheats, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Reviews, Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 Downloads .torrent 2 February 2010 14:49 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The demo which was shown is from the Xbox 360 version of the game.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV News and Media - GameGrep 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.gamegrep.com [Source type: General]

.This caused Take Two to sue Thompson on March 16, 2007 to prevent him from declaring the game a public nuisance.^ Take Two can prove Jack's full of it as all they have to do is prove that he is a parody and NOT the actual game-hating attorney.
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Outspoken anti-games lawyer Jack Thompson has decided that a representation of a 2nd amendment lawyer in GTA IV is a mocking version of him.
  • Jack Thompson Says GTA 4 Mission Target is Him; Threatens to Block Release | GamePolitics 9 February 2010 14:014 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Take him down with an assault rifle to trigger the final cutscene and end the game.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Walkthrough - IGN FAQs 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

New York City officials were appalled with the choice of their city as the model of Liberty City for GTAIV. Despite previous games such as GTA3 and Liberty City stories which took place in the same city, a spokesman for Mayor Michael Bloomberg said "The mayor does not support any video game where you earn points for injuring or killing police officers"

External Links

  • Official Grand Theft Auto IV Site
  • Grand Theft Auto IV on GameSpy
  • Helpful Guide for Grand Theft Auto IV
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Grand Theft Auto series
Games 2D
Grand Theft Auto | Grand Theft Auto 2 | GTA: London 1969 | GTA: London 1961 | Grand Theft Auto Advance
Games 3D
Grand Theft Auto III | Vice City | San Andreas | Liberty City Stories | GTA: Vice City Stories | Grand Theft Auto IV | Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned | Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Protagonists
Claude Speed | Tommy Vercetti | Carl "CJ" Johnson | Toni Cipriani | Victor Vance | Niko Bellic| Jonathan "Johnny" Klebitz | Luis Fernando Lopez |
Huang Lee |
Minor Characters
GTA III characters | Vice City characters | San Andreas characters | GTA Advance characters | Liberty City Stories characters | Vice City Stories characters
Locations
Liberty City | Vice City | San Andreas (Los Santos, San Fierro, Las Venturas) | London | Manchester | Carcer City
Misc
Gangs | Hot Coffee | Vehicles

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Grand Theft Auto IV
Developer(s) Rockstar North
Rockstar Toronto (PC)
Publisher(s) Rockstar Games[1]
Distributor(s) Take-Two Interactive (retail)
Steam (online)[2]
Designer(s) Simon Lashley
Keith McLeman[3]
Series Grand Theft Auto
Engine RAGE
Euphoria
Native resolution 720p (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
Version 1.04 (PlayStation 3)

1.01 (Xbox 360) 1.0.3 (Windows)

Platform(s) PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Microsoft Windows
Release date(s) PlayStation 3, Xbox 36029 April 2008

Microsoft Windows [4] [5]

Genre(s) Sandbox, third-person shooter, action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Rating(s) BBFC: 18[6][7]
ESRB: M
OFLC: MA15+ (cut and uncut versions)[8][9]
OFLC: R18[10]
PEGI: 18+[11]
Media Blu-ray Disc, DVD DL, 2× DVD DL, download
System requirements See Development section for requirements matrix
Input methods Gamepad; keyboard and mouse

Grand Theft Auto IV (GTA IV) is the 11th Grand Theft Auto game in the series. The game was made by Rockstar North, and was published and released by Rockstar Games for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions were released around the world to much hype on April 29th 2008, having received very good reviews from many reviewers.[needs proof]

Gameplay

Grand Theft Auto IV has the same basic gameplay from the earlier games in the series. The player can walk, run, swim, climb, jump and use weapons and basic hand-to-hand combat. Players can steal and drive many types of cars, boats, helicopters and motorcycles. Players can explore and choose how they want to play the game. Players can complete missions, but these are not needed to get farther into the game to open content. When the player does a crime and the police see it, they will start to follow the player and try to catch him.

References

  1. Tanaka, John (2008-04-22). "GTAIV Heads to Japan". IGN. http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/868/868751p1.html. Retrieved 2008-04-25. 
  2. "Grand Theft Auto IV on Steam". Valve. 2008-11-19. http://store.steampowered.com/app/12210/. Retrieved 2008-11-21. 
  3. "Full Cast and Crew for GTA IV". http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0802999/fullcredits. 
  4. Thang, Jimmy (2008-10-30). "GTA IV PC Delayed to December". IGN. http://pc.ign.com/articles/925/925515p1.html. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  5. Bramwell, Tom (November 10, 2008). "Grand Theft Auto IV Hands-on" (in English). EuroGamer. http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=289533&page=3. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  6. "Grand Theft Auto IV". BBFC. 2008-04-01. http://www.bbfc.co.uk/website/Classified.nsf/0/95CD81B1994B33258025741E004C8438?OpenDocument. Retrieved 2008-04-04. 
  7. "BBFC removes GTA IV info from site". Eurogamer. 2008-03-31. http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=129691. Retrieved 2008-04-01. 
  8. "Grand Theft Auto IV Game (Multi Platform)". 2007-12-13. http://www.classification.gov.au/special.html?n=46&p=156&record=224873. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  9. "Grand Theft Auto IV - PC Game (PC)". 2008-11-04. http://www.classification.gov.au/special.html?n=46&p=156&record=230811. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  10. "Decisions Database Summary - Grand Theft Auto IV". OFLC (NZ). 2008-02-27. http://www.censorship.govt.nz/oflcdd/DocProps.asp?PubNum=800191. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  11. Xbox.com | Official Xbox 360 UK | Grand Theft Auto IV


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