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Grand Theft Auto IV review
by Graham Kaletsky

I was 14 when this game came out, so i was the exact target audience.  And they definitely hit the target.  Great soundtrack, truly impressive scope (for the time, not at all now), and some great writing for a video game.

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Knowing that this game is 16 years old is really mind blowing.
Of course the graphics shows their age, but not to the extent that I was expecting.

The things I loved:
- Very cool, funny, deep, & many times dark writing & character.
- The protagonist is really interesting & written very well.
- The world is nice & brings back that time.

The things I didn't like:
- The VERY boring & repetitive gameplay loop.
- Too many missions that are just basically the same.
- Having to restart the mission from the beginning each time you fail.
- The cars driving is not very solid (I'm on pc)

I would give it a rating of: good - very good.
I understand that side quests are a major factor in GTA - since It's a really big game -, but my god, why are so many deviating from the main story?

I got hooked by the premise and have played for hours on end just to make progress in what really matters to me, and it's incredibly time-consuming. After the betrayal of Dimitri Rascalov, I feel like most quests lack development. After 20 hours of gameplay, I did myself a favor and quit. Perhaps that's why most people choose to ignore the campaign and do whatever they want, besides following the game's instructions.

Unfortunately, GTA 3, VC, SA, and 4 left me with the same feeling of wasting time. I loved playing them as a child, though.
«Waste of time»
«Blew my mind»
Pretty good. Graphics were top notch for its time, the story is actually engaging and missions are quite fun
nice game!!

«Better with friends»
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
i was only a child when i played this so i did not shit myself because i was freshly potty trained. However, i gurantee if i or you played through this masterpiece again we'd both shit ourselves. 10/10
Niko Bellic and his cousin Roman, GTA IV is a true masterpiece, great story, graphics, controls, everything but one thing... the PC port, IT SUCKS! a 2008 game cannot be run without slow frames and braking bugs after a thousand updates since then.