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To live again in Liberty City... (TLAD) 0

It’s a bit weird how this generation has introduced the inclusion of downloadable content, as on the one hand it theoretically allows games to be expanded in fantastic ways, but on the other hand companies like Namco Bandai and Electronic Arts have made DLC rear its ugly head. Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned not only proves a good justification for the existence of DLC, but also expands on the idea of what DLC can really do and sets a lead that all other developers and publishers should fo...

22 out of 24 found this review helpful.

Grand Theft Auto IV 0

5/5 starsthe story is one of the most compelling Ive seen, the downlodable content is way under priced for the amount of  extras Rockstar gives you, the combat is extremely fun, gigantic city to explore, there are almost too many ways to get around. I could go on and on...........the good-*story is amazing*combat is fresh while still being Grand Theft Auto*helicopters, taxi's, cars, motorcycles, boats-need I say more?*There are so many things to dothe bad-*driving across city can take forever an...

9 out of 11 found this review helpful.

The Lost and Damned Review 0

The Lost and Damned is a download available on the Xbox Live Marketplace, PSN, and for download for PC for $20, respectively.  The expansion, while still being an expansion, is an entirely new game with new characters, story, weapons, vehicles, activities, and multiplayer modes.  While there are no new areas to explore, TLAD features the Rockstar brand of storytelling that everyone has come to know and love. Johnny Klebitz, VP of The Lost The Lost and Damned stars Johnny Klebitz, the Vice-Presid...

8 out of 10 found this review helpful.

Grand Theft Auto IV is bigger, and more bad than the rest. 0

The months and years of waiting for Grant Theft Auto IV have paid off for gamers around the world. GTA fans alike were cringing in their seats as they waited for an affirmative release date for the latest installment in this sandbox series. After GTA IV becoming multiplatform, announcements of it having downloadable content, and it being delayed, Grand Theft Auto IV is here. It is most certainly bigger, badder, and better than the rest of the GTA games. April 29th, 2008 has come and gone. Ladie...

5 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Book your own dinner date between murders. 0

Grand Theft Auto 4 : A city-based action game comprised mostly of shooting things, driving things and driving over things, combined with the immigrant experience. Story : Niko Bellic has immigrated to Liberty City on brother Roman’s promise of living the American dream (and other reasons) only to realize that Roman is in debt to bad people. Fortunately, Niko has military training and a very dark past, and after his initial guilt trip of his first murder and crime (which completely undermines the...

6 out of 9 found this review helpful.

GTA IV continues the great production, but the formula is tiring. 0

GTA IV packs a lot of stuff into one disc, and as such it has a lot of things to talk about. Basic premise is any other GTA layout. You play as Nikolai, "Nicky" as his friends call him, and you're an immigrant from overseas. You've come to Liberty City for numerous reasons, many being laid out as the story unfolds. Regardless, as far as you are concerned, you are there to live a new life with your cousin Roman. The controls are all fairly the same. You can jump, use/switch weapons, auto-aim on ...

4 out of 6 found this review helpful.

The GTAIV Sausage Review 0

Grand Theft Auto IV is no question the biggest game of 2008(even though it's only April) and there have been epic amounts of hype behind it. I have been a fan of the series since it's birth on the PC and all those people who argue that the series is a Sony series can go and F*** their PS3 in a closet because they are what I like to call "retards". This is no question the best game in the series, but it is far from perfect. Some problems from past games are still present, but major issues(like sh...

5 out of 9 found this review helpful.

Grand Theft Auto IV review 0

Having written already two versions of this review, it’s dawned on me that reviewing a game like Grand Theft Auto IV is obscenely difficult. How do you approach a review of a game that literally offers over 60 hours of varied gameplay? Not just that but you also have to take into account the multiplayer, the fun that you’ll have just roaming around the sandbox-like city… It’s difficult to take all of those into account and a write a review that will inform you on every aspect that makes GTA IV ...

3 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Game of the Year, no contest. 0

Ah yes, GTA IV. To say the least, it’s a brilliant game, but you don’t need us to tell you that. A simple Google search will provide you with thousands of people praising it. We can tell you, quite assuredly, that this is one of the best games of the year. However, that’s not what we’re here for. We’re going to analyze GTA IV… we’re going to pinpoint exactly what makes it a great game. It’s not just the free roaming, nor the spectacular graphics; the vehicle physics or the oft-hilarious euphori...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Small things make this game pull away from perfection 0

Firslty, let me say that I do love this game. However, thinking about this game critically changes that perspective. OK, now then, dont get any illusions-GTA is a great game. Maybe not as good as the hype, but still great. The gameplay is good, the graphics are good...just about everything passes the 'good' mark. However, some key parts almost made me give this game 5 stars.  The first one was the voice acting. Strange reason to give a game a 5, but still-once you hear this game, it sets a bench...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

To call this game amazing would be a gross understatement 0

Grand Theft Auto in my eyes is one of the best game series of all time and is destined to be a classic remembered twenty years down the road and beyond. It was to my great joy that Grand Theft Auto IV was hinted at some three years ago and what a journey has it been. Thankfully on Tuesday, April 29th 2008 the game I waited oh so long for finally came out after a couple of mind numbingly annoying delays. I had huge expectations from this game as it garnered the first 10 from Gamespot and IGN in a...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Fantastic game with only a few minor problems. 0

Very good game. Many people have already explored what's good about it, I'll try and pick apart the things that I didn't like as much. The only problems I really had were with the targeting system. On occassion, the auto-lock would lock onto somebody far away, or a pedestrian, while there was somebody right next to me attacking me. Kind of annoying, but easily fixed by letting the trigger a bit looser and using the manual aim. Still, it's a bit frustrating dying this way. Another problem was w...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Hey... That's 21 in Dog Years 0

I’ve been a bit off the grid these past few months, but what better way to get with the times than by reviewing a game that’s more than three years old? This week I’ll be reviewing Grand Theft Auto IV, which is actually something like the eighth or ninth title in the franchise. (Apparently Rockstar Games has decided to take their sequel-counting conventions from Square Enix, makers of the upcoming title Final Fantasy XIII-2(a), Part 3, Paragraph 5.)Design: 5 ⁄ 5After making the genre of sandbox ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

So this... this is the American Dream... 0

The first "true" sequel to the revelutionary Grand Theft Auto III, GTA IV throws gamers back into the crime-ridden streets of Liberty City for another spree of sex, violence, humor, and drama.  However, the only thing gamers will recognize from the original GTA III is the same signature free-roaming sand box gameplay that put Rockstar's game franchise on the map.  Though things have been added, its what GTA IV removes from the picture of past experiences, the way it streamlines gameplay and adds...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

GTA IV finally brings everything to life 0

Rockstar brought back Liberty City for Grand Theft Auto IV. This time Liberty City has been changed and made more realistic and more fun for the player. Rockstar has also fixed all of the problems in past GTA IV games, from irritating glitches and the weapon system to make a more rounded game. This time round we follow Niko Bellic. He has come to the United States to start a new life, a better than the one that he had in the "old country" he comes from. He comes on behalf of his cousin, Roman,...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

GTA 4 Review (the story) 0

Every three to five years a video game comes out that just totally wins everyone over.  Games that are universal in their appeal to everybody and if It not, is so perfect in its niche that it wins over those who don’t even like that style of game.  Grand Theft Auto IV takes the gameplay of the legendary third installment (that was so famously released on the PlayStation 2) and makes leaps and bounds graphically and in terms of gameplay depth. But what really touches the user and creates this ama...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Grand Theft Auto 4 Review 0

Rockstar North has created the best game that I have ever played. They have created a game with fantastic gameplay, great online play, and a masterful story, full of grest characters. I can't give it anything other than my highest recommendation. You play as Niko Bellic, a war veteran who comes to Liberty City, USA, (Modeled after New York City,) after his cousin, Roman, tells him about how he has great wealth, a mansion, sports cars, etc. As Niko soon finds out though, Roman was lying. This sta...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Not a Ten 0

Top Ten Reasons Why GTA IV is not a Ten I feel that I must start with a disclaimer: I like GTA IV. It's a great game and easily the best in the series so far. I have fun playing it and by no means do I think it's a *bad* game. But I can't say it's a game that deserves a perfect score, at least not by Gamespot's definition. I don't expect anyone to agree with all of the points below, I only hope that you can agree that GTA IV has flaws. Most are not serious, but all are more than trivial if one...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU.......UUUUUUUUNy 0

This IS an open ended game. This is truly a fun game with quality and quantity. The story is freaking awesome. You are Niko Bellic, a man trying to be a new person. He goes to live with his cousin Roman Bellic in Liberty City (New York City). Anything else could potentially spoil the great campaign. I'm gonna spend only one sentence explaining about the bad. The controlls are a little bit uhhhh... different. The Good. EVERY OTHER FREAKIN' THING!!! The multiplayer has TMD, racing and other things...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

GTA IV: Great game but still a dissapointment 0

Description Grand Theft Auto IV was released on April 29th of 2008.  It was Developed by Rockstar North, Published by Rockstar Games, and Distributed by Take-Two Interactive.  In the story you play as Niko Bellic who has come to Liberty City to live "The American Dream" with his cousin Roman.  Niko once lived in Eastern Europe and is a veteran of the Bosnian War.  After Niko gets settled in with his cousin, he realizes that all his tales of fortune and riches are false and happen to be filled...

3 out of 6 found this review helpful.

All That Media Attention Means This Must Be Great! 0

If you are looking at this review, chances are you’re on the fence on the whole GTA money machine, for if you are a fan you would already possess this game and your bloodshot eyes would tell the tale of late nights and long days.  Well Grand Theft Auto IV may not sway those apposed to the whole general concept of the game altogether, it does offer the complete GTA experience, and then some, for those who are indeed undecided.  For those returning for the 7 time, or those looking to see what the ...

2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Grand Theft Sixty-five dollars. 0

Grand theft auto has always been a series I've managed to avoid. Perhaps it was due to the fact I was one of the six or seven people in North America who didn't buy a Playstation 2, or maybe it's because the few times I did play it at friends houses, I found it to be an under powered, poorly voice acted mess. I was told that for the new generation of consoles, all of these problems would be fixed, a big, beautiful new city, wonderful voice acting, and a story that would pull me in so deeply I ...

2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

GTA4 is proof that realism isn't always the way to go. 0

    Let me start by saying that I've put in at least 200 hours cumulatively into all of the Playstation 2 Grand Theft Auto games. I loved and cherished them. They played well, had good humor and made you feel like the world's greatest badass at times. Grand Theft Auto 4, with a budget of $100 million and a development time of over four years ultimately proves that Grand Theft Auto relied on more than just the city to play in. How you play in that city matters even more, and this is where GTA4 fa...

2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Review. 0

Well it's not the best GTA. Where are the Cheats? The awesome Cheats they use to have? The Cheats was what made GTA so awesome other than the story line. It's still great. The charters are nice all of the main one's was super. The internet thing was good, But the money was worthless! There was hardly anything to buy, No Clothes, House, Cars, ect. Niko was cool, I give this a 9.0. I approve this rate! :D...

2 out of 6 found this review helpful.

An enjoyable game that falls apart after Broker. 0

Warning: spoilers abound. Grand Theft Auto IV is a rather contradictory and schizophrenic game; contradictory in what it establishes within the narrative and tonal direction, and schizophrenic in what it wants to be, be-it a Grand Theft Auto game as we know it or a stand-alone game in and of itself. By taking the series in a more serious direction, Rockstar have replaced the oft-imitated sandbox we've come to love in GTA with a mission based action game that takes place in a very large city; a ...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Absolutely Amazing 0

Honestly i have never before played a game that i would recommend that everyone play for the story alone. Very rarely do i feel a game can stand up to movies. Granted i don't think that this game can stand up to the great gangster movies of all time but that doesn't mean that if it was released as a Movie with no game tie in it wouldn't receive rave reviews.The most interesting thing to me is that the mission types have not changed much from the Older games but the game play within the missions ...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Great enviroments with wonderful graphics! 0

Grand Theft Auto  is back with its latest installment. You return to a new Liberty CIty as Niko Bellic, a russian who has come to America to start anew. When he arrives in the "land of oppurtunity" he is greeted by his cousin Roman Bellic who has offered to let him stay and work for him to earn some cash. Niko, hoping to settle down and find a girl, soon finds out that his past in Russia has followed him to America. He soon is betrayed by a group of people he thinks is his friends. The person wh...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The Leamenator & Grand Theft Auto IV 0

To put it bluntly, "Grand Theft Auto IV" is nothing less than a masterpiece. It is perfect. From the story, to the visuals, to the controls, to the game engine, to the sound design, to the lighting, to the extreme architecural details, to the tongue-in-cheek American satire, to the protagonist himself (Niko Bellic, the most emotionally versatile of all the GTA protagonists), "Grand Theft Auto IV" is purely flawless as it tells a beautifully written story of hitmen, druggies, car-jackers, and cri...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Gta IV review. 0

Gta 4 is probably the most highly anticipated game of the year. With the game being out for almost 2 months it has shattered sales records and has received massive critical acclaim. With good reason to, because very few games can fully live up to the hype they deliver, but rest assured Gta 4 does. Let me start by saying that Gta 4 hugely improves upon its predecessors making it the best game of the series.The Explosions in this game are absolutely breathtakingGraphics: The graphics are awesome w...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A Trip to Liberty City 0

As someone who hated Grand Theft Auto games (mainly because the graphics were ugly, the cities were boring and the gameplay was awful, especially San Andreas constantly upgrade system), Rockstar Games convinced me with their succesfull marketing to take another trip to Liberty City. Now, it's time to give my opinion...So, most people I know play GTA because the possibilities are endless, not because of the story (like me). In fact, I think most die-hard GTA fans like to hijack a plane, kill peop...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Great, but dissapointing. 0

I'm a huge GTA fan and to the whole free roaming franchise. Having played the first 2 GTA's it was a bit weird to see the game in 3D, but they did a excellent job at it, having clocked even way more hours in those 3 then in the first 2 was proof to me how great these games are. So you can imagine how much i wanted GTA 4, everything looked amazing about it, it was huge, the graphics engine was finally upto par, and seeing how many new things they added with each game, I simply couldn't wait to p...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Black Hearted. 0

I Missed the boat with Grand theft auto 4. I did however catch a later boat, but not before a nearby fishmonger doused me with the severed heads and glowing chum of hype the game had created. Even With the overpowering exitement growning inside of me, I Find Grand Theft auto 4 to be the best in the series, and one of the most technically impressive games ever made.Though my love for the game at first felt limitless, There is something missing Inside of the Content rich, and scary realistically s...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

An amazing gaming experience that just lacks post-game content. 0

Graphics:   Simply put the graphics for this game are incredible. The character models look excellent, the lightning is well done and the effects are incredible. The weather looks amazing as well, seeing Liberty City at night while it's pouring out always awed me. For a game of GTA IV's stature the graphics are superb.    Although GTA IV does suffer from slight frame rate drop as well as pop-ins, although these minor issues are easily forgivable when you see the amazing looking world of GTA IV.S...

1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

NOT QUITE AS AWESOME AS MOST SAY 0

Does GTA IV live up to the hype? Are the controls vastly improved? Are the graphics as great as everyone is saying? Is Niko Belic a compelling character? Does the story live up to GTA standards? All these questions and more were being asked--still are by some--a few weeks ago. The answer to all is: yes and no. An honest and impartial person would immediately understand that no game could live up to as much hype as the amount that surrounds GTA games. That said, GTA IV is a very good game, in man...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The latest sequel to the GTA series,,, 0

The Good: Killing in GTA has never been this fun (with some exceptions) The most lovable GTA characters are here No forever load times (Single Player) Got the best story in the GTA series Great new mechanics Sucks you inThe Bad: Little replay value Removed many weapons (special mention: C4s) Some control issues CheatsSingle Player: So here it is, the latest sequel of the GTA series! I really don't know where to start cuz this game is really huge but let's start with the good points. The first ha...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Brilliant!!! 0

I bought a PS3 in preparation for MGS4 and GTA4 came bundled with it which I wasn't complaining about. I read various reviews about the game and thought that for the most part it was hype as I hadn't enjoyed the previous GTA games. The graphics and overall look of the game is very impressive. Liberty City actually looks like a real city with real people living there. However, in some of the cut scenes the graphics don't look quite so great but thats a minor point really. The story itself is ver...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Lacking toward the end. 0

In the beginning the game was fantastic. The escort missions were as meaningless as ever, but with the new driving mechanics, were a must. Keeping on with the GTA genre there was a great opening scene followed by a quick drive to introduce your place of residence. The whole opening story was great, working off your cousins debt to a scumbag with powerful friends, moving up in life and meeting new people. The new firefight mechanics were great and helpful but got a little frustrating when you con...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Good but not the GTA we were expectin, here's is why i think why: 0

Gta 3 on its own was revolutionary being the first sandbox game ever made. Gta Vice City introduced more cars, bikes, brilliant radio stations and helicopters which elevated the series to new heights. Gta San Andreas introduced more vehicles like planes and helicopters, better gun play, some realism but not too much to ruin the game. And Gta 4.....Hmmmmm This is my biggest problem with gta4, it doesn't do anything new for the series. Its more polished and some aspects have been improved while s...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Cracks in the sidewalk 0

(This is a review I wrote for my blog and podcast.)This review sits beneath a landslide of amassed praise and hyperbole surrounding this game. A title has not received such unanimously vaunting praise since Ocarina of Time on the N64. I could just repeat what everybody else has said and state that this is a strong contender for game of the year and virtually flawless, but in all honesty my experience seems to have varied. In the interests of journalistic integrity I can’t just say it’s perfect. ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

GTA 4 takes the franchise in a new interesting way. 0

Everytime a GTA game is released we see this mass hysteria that almost goes as far as looting in the streets because people are just that excited about the game. And GTA 4 share the same name as its predeccesor's that however does not mean its the same. GTA 4 is a more dark and a bit more disturbed and serius version of GTA, to put it like this you wont be seeing any jetpacks in the game. This game is realistic, the city is realistic and everything makes you become emerged in the game. The mai...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

One of the best sandbox games. 0

The GTA series has comeback again and better than ever.GTA 4 is easily the best one yet.And the best game this or any generation In my opinion.By that I mean in quality.This game is just almost perfect in every aspect.At first I wasent sure,but after weeks of playing the game, you can take it all in easy.I dont think any game has been of this quality,or even addictivness.Graphics: The graphics are noticably 10,000 times better than the older GTA games.While San Andreas was preaty ugly,the graphi...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

best game of 2008 0

Some people say fallout 3 was the game of the year but they were dead rong the honour belonged to the 11//10 GTA IV The game play is similar to other gtas but with a cover system ala the crappy Gears of War and social life side activity The story holds up to a film like Godfather of Scarface.  The missions vary from a bank heist to missions where u can kill or spare a character. and 2 endings awesome. i havent completed 100%  yet but the game i keep coming back 2 this is the true crime godfather...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Unmatched Leader in Open-World Sandbox Games Does It Again! 0

     Grand Theft Auto 4 is a definite benchmark in the series. It has not only moved up from the last generation of consoles to the current but has also done an equally important move up in the maturity of it's content. Now do not get me wrong, Grand Theft Auto has always been a very M for Mature ESRB Rated game (even went AO one but let's not talk about that). This time though the story is much more mature and at a much better quality (one could make a decent gangster movie out of this).     Th...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Grand Theft Auto IV 0

Rockstar has succeeded again in creating one of the biggest, most ambitious games ever, and managing to keep it fun in the meantime. With making the leap to the current generation of hardware, they had to step up the technology, as by now the PS2 games look ancient. They did so in a big way. There's slowdown in the more chaotic moments and some texture popping when you're driving quickly, but it's overall a good-looking, polished game. Faces sometimes look a bit weird, but the overall presentati...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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