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 overview, first billed only:
Michael Hollick ...
Niko Bellic (voice)
Roman Bellic (voice)
Brucie Kibbutz (voice)
Moti Margolin ...
Doris Belack ...
Maureen McReary (voice)
P.J. Sosko ...
Gerry McReary (voice) (as PJ Sosko)
Mary Catherine Donnelly ...
Kate McReary (voice)
Coolie Ranx ...
Seeborn ...
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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Welcome to Liberty City, where the only dirty word is hope See more »


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Release Date:

29 April 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

GTA 4  »

Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

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Chinese signboards are seen throughout the islands. Many of them are Homophones associated with slangs and dirty jokes in Hong Kong culture. For examples, "Bill Sze Accounting" can be read as "Poop-your-pants Accounting" in Cantonese. While "167" in Cantonese is known as "A piece of dick," a dirty way to say "dumb." "Mr. Mo Driving" can be translated ironically as "Manless-driving" or "Autopilot." There are also sarcastic jokes about the names, such as "Loan-shark-king Financial Loans," "Alopecia Hair Salon" and "Super Real Jewewllery," et cetera. See more »


In Ilyena's random character cutscene, she states that she and her daughter live in a one room apartment. But if Niko kills Anna's boyfriend, Ilyena will say that Anna is upstairs crying. See more »


Police officer: [addressing the player] If you don't stop, I'll be very mad!
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Crazy Credits

The Crowd of Liberty City - No Names See more »


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The Seeker
Performed by The Who
Written by Pete Townshend (as P. Townshend)
Station: Liberty Rock Radio 97.8
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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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