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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29 April 2008 (USA)  »

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GTA 4  »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)

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In the game, Alderney is based on New Jersey. Being that it would involve a different state than Liberty City this area would not be patrolled by the LCPD. However, while the appearance of the police cars remains the same when you attract a wanted level in Alderney, the police uniforms do in fact change and differ from the other areas in the game and resemble the uniforms of the New Jersey State Police. See more »


In the mission 'Hating the Haters' Bernie says he has been getting attacked at the park and needs the help of a good fighter like Niko, but if you get into a fight with someone before you reach the park during the mission, Bernie will also start to fight the pedestrian and he fights just as well as Niko. While fighting, he will also speak with a different style of voice. See more »


Patrick 'Packie' McReary: Fuck, fuck, fuck. All that trouble for nothing. Kidnapping the bitch, holding onto her, fighting through them damn Russians... all of that for jack shit.
Niko Bellic: Look on the bright side, at least you got to meet Gracie.
Patrick 'Packie' McReary: Screw that. I got close to knocking her teeth out. That was about it. We ain't got shit now. Maybe we was going to have to give up them diamonds to fucking Ray Boccino but we woulda got a payday. Now we ain't getting shit.
Niko Bellic: Yeah, but there is no guarantee we woulda made any money out of ...
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Referenced in Geeks Who Drink: Tricia Helfer vs. Kevin Weisman (2015) See more »


Heaven and Hell
Written by Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler & Bill Ward
Performed by Black Sabbath
[Station: Liberty Rock Radio 97.8]
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The closest thing to live in a parallel world.
24 July 2009 | by (Noctropolis) – See all my reviews

Oh, finally a real gaming experience that allows you to be a mafia member. The setting, music, situations, and even graphics really make you a part of the whole experience.

You get to explore the sandbox world of the game while getting into dangerous missions that include mobsters, criminal missions, and you even have time for your personal life.

This is a great experience that demonstrates that new millennium systems capacity to recreate a parallel universe that will transport you in a parallel life to say something...

Maybe I'm over praising this video game but believe me, until you play it, you will understand the whole experience...

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