A sequel to Grand Theft Auto (1997), this game once again puts the player in the role of an aspiring thug hoping to climb to the top of the criminal world by completing missions and terrorizing the citizenry.
When Billy Grey returns from rehab hell-bent on bloodshed and debauchery, Johnny Klebitz finds himself in the middle of a vicious turf war with rival gangs for control of a city torn apart by violence and corruption.
Expansion packs for Grand Theft Auto IV that add extra missions, areas, weapons, characters, and more to the original game, as well as a new storyline for Alderney biker Johnny Klebitz and Dominican nightclub bodyguard Luis Fernando Lopez.
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.
Until "Grand Theft Auto 3" came around, this was the state in which the games were played: top down with the accelerate and brake/reverse buttons rigged for walking forwards and backwards. To say the least this control scheme was a bit awkward and the fact that the camera would pull back the faster you traveled in a vehicle helped a bit, but became annoying as it occasionally made it difficult to control if you wanted to get somewhere quickly (most people pulse the accelerator in a particularly speedy car).
Anyway, GTA was a good game in its time and this was no less an amusing expansion pack as it attempts to give the flavor of late '60s London with vehicles and music based on the variety found in that era. While not revolutionary it an expansion pack and they're usually not expected to be revolutionary. It's not nearly as pretty as many games, even those of the original PSX (not to be confused with the up-coming, pumped-up, home entertainment center version of the PS2 by the same name) era as it was mainly sprite based with some 3D for the buildings. However, the fact that you get a whole city (albeit low-res) to play around in with no loading screens is a big plus.
So, thus this game is/was fun, but can be real hard for those used to "Grand Theft Auto 3" or "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" to play. Though one can't say it was bad based on the new GTA as it's like saying "'Mario Brothers' is bad compared to 'Mario Sunshine' because of doesn't look good or offer enough." So if you've still got an original PSX or a PSOne or even a PS2 and have a couple of dollars to spend at a used game store, this game is still fairly fun (7.3/10).
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