Review by roboc94

"Why GTA 4 is the best in the series so far."

As you all know GTA has one of the best if the best stories in any game, with characters love to hate and hate to love. It has a living breathing world in which all the cartoon graphics and physics are gone and replaced with an amazing array of detail whether that's the buildings, or the cars, the guns, and even the pedestrians got a makeover. Although fire truck missions are gone as to are the ambulance missions but I just don't get the feeling that you will be getting bored with it any time soon.

Let's with the game play and one word that sums it up is WOW. Two things that really stood out for me is the introduction of the cover system and the new targeting system. They both work hand in hand, before in past games all you could do was crouch down behind something and pop up and hope you get the enemy before he gets you, but now all that has changed you can push up against a wall and either blind fire or use the wonderful new targeting system, once you lock on to the enemy it comes up with a circle with 8 segments each shot taking some of the segments off. Also while locked on you move the targeting circle around the enemies body using the right analogue stick, so if your one for head shots there will be no shortage of them here. The cars and driving have all been reworked for instance the cars now act like there true life counter parts an example of this is the Coquette (Corvette) is a rear wheel drive car so when you accelerate you can the back end swing out when driving a Patriot (Hummer H2) you can tell that it's 4 wheel drive by the way it just plows through everything and anything you throw at it.

Now onto the graphics and they are truly amazing never before have I seen a game with around a hundred hours of game play and graphics this good. The detail in the city is truly amazing you will actually get the feeling that the city is real, with all the cars looking the spit of there true to life counter parts, another thing with graphics is the main character Niko. Niko just looks amazing not a flaw in sight, he has the slightest detail such as a scar on one of his eyebrows, the way he works with a slight limp, the way his mouth moves is the same as the person who done his voice. The sound in the game is remarkable if it's the sound of people talking in the background or cars screeching to a halt they all sound truly amazing. One tiny thing that I didn't really like was that the radio stations were as good as past games but that doesn't really matter there's T.V now.

Graphics: 10/10 Nobody can argue with this they are spectacular.
Game play: 10/10 Game play amazing. great cover system and great new targeting system.
Sound: 10/10 music as iconic as past games but who cars we've got T.V now.
Longevity: 10/10 ONE HUNDRED HOURS of missions that sums it up.

Overall 10/10 Go and buy it or if you already got it play it again.

Reviewer's Rating:   5.0 - Flawless

Originally Posted: 09/22/09

Game Release: Grand Theft Auto IV (EU, 04/29/08)

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