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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P.J. Sosko ...
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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29 April 2008 (USA)  »

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GTA 4  »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)
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The game runs on the RAGE game engine, the same engine that powers Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis (2006) (VG). It also uses Euphoria animation software by NaturalMotion, allowing realistic body physics such as catching ledges before falling over, and stumbling when intoxicated. See more »

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One of the Mafia crime families is named the Ancelottis. The Italian pronunciation would be 'AnCHelottis'; despite this, most of the Italian characters mispronounce the name, besides Niko and others. See more »

Quotes

Gerry McReary: You handled yourself well on that bank job.
Niko Bellic: It was fun.
Gerry McReary: Fun? Too much fun - that's always been this family's problem. Fun, good causes, a good laugh, some stupid dream or some stupid distraction. But never any fuckin' focus. Never!
Niko Bellic: Mmm, focus...
Gerry McReary: All we've ever been is bitches. Working for guineas, working for niggers, any asshole with a buck. The whole lot spent in the proper manner, oh yeah, wine and women, as quick as possible, and remain a slave forever.
Niko Bellic: Very poetical.
Gerry McReary: Yeah, I know, national...
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The Crowd of Liberty City - No Names See more »

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Referenced in Criminal Minds: Safe Haven (2010) See more »

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Written by Denzil Best
Performed by Miles Davis
Station: Jazz Nation Radio 108.5
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Online Multiplayer for the win!
1 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I picked the special edition version up at Midnight with my best friend and then I called in sick to work the next day. This game has the best story line that truly makes feel for the main character Niko. The dialogue is amazingly realistic and the missions are unique and allow you to beat them at your own pace. (very few timed missions are a plus). Bottom line on single player... detailed, humorous, engaging and dramatic.

Now to the part of the game that puts it over the top of EVERY next-gen console... Online Multiplayer! You can play with up to 16 people in a wide range of scenarios. From team deathmatch to racing, this game has it all. Its like COD4 collides with Forza 2. The graphics and city area do not change when playing online, so you have more freedom than any game out there. The multiplayer also allows you to change settings such as traffic, police, and weapons of course. (I know what you're thinking... Rocket Launcher!).

I have to stop this review now and get back into the game. If you own a next-gen console or are thinking of getting either an Xbox 360 or PS3, this needs to be at the top of your list when picking out your next game. Thank you for reading.


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