Grand Theft Auto IV (2008)

Video Game  -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  29 April 2008 (USA)
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Niko Bellic comes to Liberty City, America to live the good life, but ends up having to assist his dangerously indebted cousin Roman with his financial troubles, by any (mostly illegal) means necessary.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Hollick ...
Niko Bellic (voice)
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Roman Bellic (voice)
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Brucie Kibbutz (voice)
Moti Margolin ...
Doris Belack ...
Maureen McReary (voice)
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Gerry McReary (voice)
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Mary Catherine Donnelly ...
Kate McReary (voice)
Coolie Ranx ...
Seeborn ...
Charleigh E. Parker ...
Elizabeta Torres (voice) (as Charlie Parker)
Tony Patellis ...
Jimmy Pegorino (voice)
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Ray Boccino (voice)
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Phil Bell (voice)
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Niko Bellic, a European immigrant, arrives at Liberty City at the invitation of his cousin Roman, who advertised a fictitious lifestyle in America that included a mansion, exotic sport cars and beautiful promiscuous women. Upon his arrival Niko finds out that everything Roman told him via the Internet was a mere lie. In reality, his cousin runs a slummy taxi depot, thrives in a small one bedroom apartment and is constantly hindered by the presences of greedy debt collectors; and in this case scenario, Niko is Roman's guardian angel. Niko mercilessly hoards away the loan-sharks while the evils of Liberty City begin to surround both of the Bellics, and ugly figures from Niko's past begin to catch up with him. In a city where there is no such thing as peace and sincerity is rare and indistinguishable, Niko Bellic truly ponders the deeper meaning of the American Dream. Written by commanderblue

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$100,000,000 (estimated)
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Dan Houser, co-founder of Rockstar Games, confirmed at E3's 2006 convention that the game will feature Multi Conventional Tesseract technology otherwise known as MCT or "Octachoronics". This will allow for sharper and more innovative game play residing in assimilated artificial weather control systems. The in-game weather will never appear to be the same twice. Each rain drop will contain 20 herds. See more »

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If you hang out with Dwayne long enough, he will eventually tell you that he doesn't know how to read or write, however he is perfectly capable of sending text messages with proper spelling and word use. See more »

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Derrick McReary: I haven't felt safe since Aiden O'Malley went inside.
Niko Bellic: Who's Aiden?
Derrick McReary: Me, Bucky and Aiden, we all cared about the same stuff. We came together for a cause we believed in. At least I thought I believed in it. I was young.
Niko Bellic: This was a while ago then?
Derrick McReary: Yeah. So Aiden got caught with something when he was somewhere he wasn't meant to be. Needless to say, he'll be inside for a time. Him and Bucky think I talked. Couldn't see no other way how he got caught. From what I hear, Aiden still rants about me to ...
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References Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) See more »

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Satisfy My Soul
Written by Bob Marley
Performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Station: Tuff Gong Radio
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Something truly special
29 April 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've spent several hours playing this now, all I can say is WOW this game is truly different and truly stunning the graphics are incredible, the level of detail and care taken over everything is astounding. The story is amusing and engaging and the game is very playable. Something you might find difficult especially if you have it on the PS3 is that the controls are completely different to GTA3/vice city/san andreas but after a few hours youl find your feet and get endless pleasure doing amazing handbrake turns into things. The screen has had a lot of the clutter moved away creating for a more movie like experience and the new mobile phone option adds something truly fun/helpful/original to an already groundbreaking series. I would recommend purchasing, in fact i'd near insist upon it, it's even worth paying out for a nu-gen console for it. The only downpoint is that the game isn't being released on the Wii... which would have been a lot of fun... it is shaping up like the best game ever though


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