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Grand Theft Auto IV
The smash hit that made free-roaming, open world games popular is back for a ninth installment in the form of Grand Theft Auto IV. For the first time ever, experience the series in stunning High Definition on your Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3!
The Story So Far…
GTA IV takes you to a vastly upgraded Liberty City where you will follow European immigrant Nikolai "Niko" Bellic in his pursuit of the “American Dream.” Lured to the States by his shady cousin Roman, he quickly finds that things are not as he expected. As it turns out, Roman is heavily in debt to the wrong people, and Niko is now left to bail him out of trouble – by any means necessary.
Traditionally, the GTA series has required the completion of fixed missions before advancing in the game. However, GTA IV adopts a format where the line between main and side missions is blurred. Niko is now armed with a cell phone and his phone could ring at any time. Who knows who or what will be on the other end?
Details, Details, Details
A fully customizable Niko means you will be able to pull up to a boutique, enter the shop, choose out your clothes, and purchase them – just like in real life. Also, remember when carjacking was made easy? Well not anymore. In Grand Theft Auto IV, you will be asked to hotwire cars, meaning time is of the essence. One slip up could land you a night in the slammer. These are just some of the detailed improvements in gameplay for the latest installment of the game.
What Else Ya Got
Similar to Gears of War, a cover system has been added. The targeting system has been vastly improved over previous versions. Individual relationships are now dynamic, meaning your actions will greatly affected you relationships throughout the game. These are just a few of the ways this series will forever change how you feel about Grand Theft Auto.
Customer Reviews of Grand Theft Auto IV: Special Edition
Everything great except the art booklet2/28/2010
The duffle bag, safety deposit box, and the game are 5 stars. The art booklet I give 2 stars. The reason why is because for some strange reason when I was looking through the booklet, black ink was rubbing off the outside of the book onto my hand. I though that was strange so I rubbed it with a towel and a little water, more ink came off and stained the towel. I had to throw the towel away and the ink was very hard to get off my hands. I was pissed. I salvaged the pages by cutting them out, but I had to throw away the binder part of the book. Very disappointed about this.
Great game but a bit of confusion6/3/2008
It is a perfect game and a great buy for the goodies, but i only got one when i ordered to, it got worked out but there was a bit of a snag
GTA IV is one of the best XBox 360 games...5/20/2008
Fantastic gameplay, story, controls, sound, graphics, etc. Some interesting content that some may not enjoy (not for the easily offended) and definitely not for the youngsters...but believe what you read in reviews online...this game is a keeper. The Special Edition is worth it as well. The lockbox is the coolest and very well constructed. Feels real, for sure. The duffle bag is very well made and is detailed with Rockstar logos throughout the interior. It also includes the music from the game and an artwork book that are very neat. I would definitely buy this again if I had to do it over.
This is a fun game to play on the next generation system. The bonus stuff is cool to collect for fans of the series. I received this item as I requested with no tax and the free shipping. This game is a must have because the reply value is endless.