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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Storyline

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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29 April 2008 (USA)  »

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GTA 4  »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)
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When voice actors auditioned for their roles, they were told they were told they were auditioning for a fake game called "Frozen". See more »

Goofs

In the cutscene for the mission 'Museum Piece', Niko enters through a swinging door. However the behaviour of this door changes throughout the cutscene. When Niko attempts to leave, Ray is able to slam it closed, and at the end of the cutscene the door is able to stay in the one position to allow us a view of Ray after Niko leaves. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Pegorino: I can't believe them Pavanos would treat me like this. The Pegorino name should mean something to them. It means something in Alderney even if it don't in Algonquin. They better not think of crossing that West River and not looking over their shoulders.
Niko Bellic: Too bad about Marco and Pete.
Jimmy Pegorino: Marco and Pete? Oh yeah, those guys didn't make it, did they? Well, too fucking bad. They knew what they was signed on for. Weren't complaining on the way out, were they? No they weren't. Happy to be on board with ...
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References Behind Enemy Lines (2001) See more »

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Raise It Up
Performed by Jabba
Station: Massive B Soundsystem 96.9
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What I wanted it to be, and more
5 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This game is is near-perfect, that game that many GTA fans have been eagerly anticipating, and I personally couldn't be happier about the result. I haven't beaten it yet, but I can still post this review, because I know that no matter how far I am from the end, I am, with the risk of sounding arrogant, completely confident that it will remain enthralling and entertaining throughout.

Something must be said about the details: I would consider this a waste of a review if I didn't mention them. Sure, the graphics may sometimes be a little rough during cut scenes, but that little quibble makes so little difference that you would be cheating yourself to pay too much attention to it. The lighting is great, the textures are awesome, and I love just looking around sometimes. Whether you see someone struggling with their groceries on a sidewalk, a car that occasionally backfires, or cops that are pursuing criminals that have nothing to do with you, the lovingly added extra touches are very satisfying. I love the driving, even though it does take a little getting used to. And the aiming system! Man, the aiming system is definitely a hundred times better. You can take cover behind virtually anything wide enough to hide your body. And while the half-press-for-free-aim-full-press-for-auto-aim is initially a little annoying, by the time I had completed the fifth or sixth gunfight in the game, I hardly noticed it.

The story is great, of course, and the voice acting is superb. There are many more things I could discuss here (comedy clubs, dating, internet, and much more) I will end my review here with these words: if you own a PS3 or an Xbox 360, and are looking for a game that can keep you occupied for up to at least 40+ hours, then BUY THIS GAME! You won't be disappointed.


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