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Score Breakdown Based on 71960 ratings
  1. 10 (45007)
  2. 9 (14986)
  3. 8 (5035)
  4. 7 (1892)
  5. 6 (789)
  6. 5 (615)
  7. 4 (355)
  8. 3 (320)
  9. 2 (487)
  10. 1 (2474)

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  • Rating:4

    Broken, broken, and what else? BROKEN.

    First of all, I loved the previous GTA games and therefore, I'm no hater. But I do take issue with certain individuals who say that it runs great, gave it a perfect score, and complain about people letting the game down.... Read Full Review

    19 of 19 users found the following review helpful

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  • Rating:8

    A Phenomenal game, hampered by bugs and poor optimization on the PC. (Reviewed on Windows 10)

    The story of me and GTA IV goes back to 2009 when I originally got the boxed version of GTA IV. Thinking that my HD 4870 512 MB would be enough to run the game, as it was still one of the top of the line graphics cards b... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    Highly Overrated

    Critics somehow overlooked its glaring flaws in the control schemes and repetitive mission design for some reason. Might be the most overrated game I could think of. That's not even mentioning the annoying phone calls du... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Good, but I think San Andreas is still better

    GTA 4: Complete Edition/Bundle consists of the main story (Nicco Belic - Russian), and two Episodes from Liberty City. Firstis the story of Nicco Belic, a former Russian soldier who migrated to America to seek better opp... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Grand Theft Auto IV PS3 Review

    This review is for the PS3 edition of 2008's GTA IV.GTA IV single player tells the story of Niko Bellic. A man who moves to Liberty City (New York's spin-off) with his cousin in hope to escape his war-driven past.The ga... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    GTA IV - It's all about atmoshpere

    As San Andreas was the very peak of how you could balance total foolishness and an interesting gangster story number four leans a lot more to the story side of the GTA universe.The atmosphere of Liberty City and the surp... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Marks a huge step forward for the series

    Since 1997, the Grand Theft Auto series and its developer Rockstar have proven time and time again that it is the undisputed king of the open-world genre. As the first entry onto PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, GTA 4 aims to... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Grand Theft Auto IV is a great addition to the series although not as polished as past titles

    Game: Grand Theft Auto IVGenre: Shooting-ActionDeveloper: RockstarSystem: Steam (PC)Total Score: 85/100Value Score: 8.5/10 • Story: 8/10• Characters: 7/10• GamePlay: 8/10• Graphics: 8/10• Soun... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Grand theft auto 4, always worthwhile.

    PROS:Open-world free roaming game.Character clothing customization.Many different missions.Decent sized weapon and vehicle variety. (boats, helicopter, motorcycles, trucks). No planes.Can shoot while driving, can steal ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Grand Theft Auto IV is the beggining of a new era in the "GTA" series.

    The Good:Well constructed storyline. Niko Bellic is a very likable protagonist. Liberty City has been implemented to look more like modern New York City.The Bad:Driving mechanics are very slippery, feels like driving on ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    "A Great Achievement for the GTA Series"

    The Grand Theft Auto Games isn't for everyone..it has the love or hate relationship, there is no middle, it is either Ya, I like or love GTA or No, I hate GTA. Or you have people that like the series but doesn't like the... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful