Grand Theft Auto IV had an estimated budget of $100 million, making it the most expensive video game ever released at the time of its release.
This is the first game in the Grand Theft Auto series to feature ragdoll physics.
This game has a rather hilarious anti-piracy protection behind it: if the game is detected as being illegal, the camera begins to shake wildly at all times. While the game remains playable, it makes precision almost impossible and the game in turn becomes radically difficult to play.
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In the mission "Final Interview", the player goes to a lawyer's office to retrieve some files from a lawyer named Tom Goldberg who complains about how violent video games are corrupting young people, the player must then kill Tom to continue the mission.
The users "Oscar Wild" and "MALCOLMseX" on love-meet.net are obvious parodies of Oscar Wilde and Malcolm X, respectively.
Many street names in Bohan are named after prisons, such as, Leavenworth Ave, Alcatraz Ave, Sing Sing Ave, Guantanamo Ave, Attica Ave, San Quentin Ave, Folsom Way, Rykers Ave, and Joliet Street.
Connection to Other Media
There is an advertisement for a tv show called "America's Next Top Hooker". This is a spoof on the reality series "America's Next Top Model".
There is a mission in this game called "I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots and Your Motorcycle". This is a direct quote from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
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