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 overview, first billed only:
Michael Hollick ...
Niko Bellic (voice)
Jason Zumwalt ...
Roman Bellic (voice)
Brucie Kibbutz (voice)
Moti Margolin ...
Mrs. McReary (voice)
Francis McReary (voice)
Gerry McReary (voice) (as PJ Sosko)
Packie McReary (voice)
Mary Catherine Donnelly ...
Kate McReary (voice)
Coolie Ranx ...
Little Jacob (voice)
Seeborn ...
Real Badman (voice)
Charleigh E. Parker ...
Elizabeta Torres (voice) (as Charlie Parker)
Tony Patellis ...
Jimmy Pegorino (voice)
Ray Boccino (voice)
Phil Bell (voice)


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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Release Date:

29 April 2008 (USA)  »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)

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Luis Fernando Lopez: Luis... but this ain't such a good idea bro.
Eugene Reaper: Yeah? They said catching that pass at my high school championship football game was a "bad idea" cause I broke my leg in thirteen places. But... I scored a touchdown and won the game. The world is built out of bad ideas, my friend.
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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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