Grand Theft Auto IV

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

Grand Theft Auto IV (Stylized as grand theft auto IV) is a 2008 action-adventure video game. The game was made by Rockstar North, and was published by Rockstar Games. It is the sixth main game in the Grand Theft Auto series after Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas which was released in 2004, and the eleventh game in the series overall. The game takes place in Liberty City, which was based on New York City.[1] The game can be played on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions were released around the world on April 29th 2008.

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.

Reception[change | change source]

Poster for Grand Theft Auto IV in Toronto, Canada

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). United Kingdom: Future plc (6): 54–67. June 2007.