Similar to other games in the series, players can expect to spend plenty of time hijacking cars, shootouts with police, and mingling with street life of a big city and members of the criminal underground.
Release Date: Dec 2, 2008Developer: Rockstar North Publisher: Rockstar Games Genre: Third Person Action/Adventure, Open World Theme: Crime Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer Pros: Living city of Liberty City; compelling storyline with endless hours of gameplay; Robust multiplayer modes.
Cons: Suspect AI; Some Gameplay mechanics better with Game Pad.
Grand Theft Auto IV returns the series to Liberty City, the same setting for the original Grand Theft Auto and Grand Theft Auto III, however, it's a vastly different place since then, Liberty City is a living and breathing game world that is a primary piece of the gaming experience in Grand Theft Auto IV.
With about 100 hours of gameplay to contend with, and the distinct possibility that no two gamers' experiences will be the same, some fans are going to need a helping hand to unlock mini-games, additional content, extra weaponry, bonus lives and, erm, a map showing the location of all the pigeons in Liberty City.
We recommend that you don't save the game after using a cheat in case it causes an unexpected glitch - we'd hate you to lose everything you've just spent the last 18 hours building up, and online gaming forums suggest that the use of some cheats can prevent you from earning gaming achievements.
Dial COP-555-0150 (267-555-0150) to add a star to Niko's wanted level if it's all proving just a bit too easy for your criminal mastermind.
Dial FLY-555-0100 (359-555-0100) to spawn a police helicopter.
Completing missions that involve grand theft, bank robberies, and murder are bound to get the attention of the Liberty City Police Department.
That being said, police do seem a little laxer in GTA IV compared to other games.
That can be a risky proposition for players, though, if they are found out to have a soft heart it may come back to hurt them in the long run.