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Grand Theft Auto IV

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Grand Theft Auto IV
Developer(s)Rockstar North[a]
Publisher(s)Rockstar Games
Producer(s)Leslie Benzies
  • Adam Fowler
  • Alexander Roger
  • Obbe Vermeij
Artist(s)Aaron Garbut
Composer(s)Michael Hunter
SeriesGrand Theft Auto
ReleasePlayStation 3, Xbox 360
  • WW: 29 April 2008
Microsoft Windows
  • NA: 2 December 2008
  • PAL: 3 December 2008
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Grand Theft Auto IV is a 2008 action-adventure game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It is the sixth main entry in the Grand Theft Auto series, following 2004's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and the eleventh instalment overall. Set in the fictional Liberty City, based on New York City, the single-player story follows Eastern European war veteran Niko Bellic and his attempts to escape his past while under pressure from high-profile criminals. The open world design lets players freely roam Liberty City, consisting of three main islands, and the neighbouring state of Alderney, which is based on New Jersey.[1]

Gameplay[change | change source]

Grand Theft Auto IV has the same basic gameplay from the earlier games in the series. The player can walk, run, swim, climb, jump and use weapons and basic hand-to-hand combat. Players can steal and drive many types of cars, boats, helicopters and motorcycles. Players can explore and choose how they want to play the game. Players can complete missions, but these are not needed to get farther into the game to open content. When the player does a crime and the police see it, they will start to follow the player and try to catch him.

Random characters[change | change source]

There are 20 Random characters in GTA IV, TLaD and TBoGT meet all over the city.

GTA IV[change | change source]

  • Brian Meech
  • Real Badman
  • Mel
  • Ilyena Faustin
  • Hossan Ramzy
  • Sara
  • Pathos
  • Jeff Harlingford
  • Cherise Glover
  • Marnie Allen
  • Eddie Low
  • Ivan Bytchkov
  • Clarence Little
  • Gracie Ancelotti

TLaD[change | change source]

  • Dave Grossman
  • Malc
  • Brian Jeremy

TBoGT[change | change source]

  • Arnaud
  • Margot
  • Daisy Cash-Cooze

Reception[change | change source]

Grand Theft Auto IV was praised for having more realistic graphics and story.[2]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Ported to Microsoft Windows by Rockstar Toronto and Rockstar New England

References[change | change source]

  1. Good, Owen S. (25 October 2015). "Walk across all of Grand Theft Auto's maps in less than 14 minutes". Polygon. Vox Media. Archived from the original on 26 October 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  2. "GTA Gets Real". PlayStation Official Magazine (UK) (6). United Kingdom: Future plc: 54–67. June 2007.