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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 Michael Hollick ... Niko Bellic (voice)
Jason Zumwalt ... Roman Bellic (voice)
Timothy Adams ... Brucie Kibbutz / Commercial (voice)
Moti Margolin Moti Margolin ... Dimitri Rascalov (voice)
Doris Belack ... Mrs. McReary (voice)
Thomas Lyons Thomas Lyons ... Francis McReary (voice)
P.J. Sosko ... Gerry McReary (voice) (as PJ Sosko)
Ryan Johnston ... Packie McReary (voice)
Mary Catherine Donnelly Mary Catherine Donnelly ... Kate McReary (voice)
Coolie Ranx Coolie Ranx ... Little Jacob (voice)
Seeborn Seeborn ... Real Badman (voice)
Charleigh E. Parker Charleigh E. Parker ... Elizabeta Torres (voice) (as Charlie Parker)
Anthony Patellis ... Jimmy Pegorino (voice) (as Tony Patellis)
Joe Barbara ... Ray Boccino (voice)
Frank Bonsangue ... Phil Bell (voice)

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Storyline

An eastern european veteran migrates to Liberty City to forget the horrific and graphic memories of his past and for a better life, things don't come out as planned as he has to wipe out mobsters and loan sharks that are preventing his cousin from making money freely.

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Welcome to Liberty City, where the only dirty word is hope See more »


Certificate:

M | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The game runs on the RAGE game engine, the same engine that powers Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis (2006). 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 »

Goofs

Even though Niko and Roman Bellic are Serbian, their names aren't (although Niko might be short for Nikola), and the last name Bellic (Belich) is extremely rare in Serbia as well. In the parts where they speak their native language, their accent doesn't sound Serbian at all, but rather Albanian or Russian. See more »

Quotes

Police officer: Put your dancing shoes on, we're about to tango, baby!
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Crazy Credits

The Crowd of Liberty City - No Names See more »

Alternate Versions

The PC version has several changes from the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions such as:
  • The ability to change several in game graphics settings.
  • Video Editor
  • Independence FM
  • The clothing available at Perseus has new and altered suits
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Connections

Referenced in Peep Show: Jeremy's Broke (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Badder Den Dem
(uncredited)
by Burro Banton
(Burro Banton, Bobby Konders)
[Station: Massive B Soundsystem 96.9]
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What I wanted it to be, and more
5 May 2008 | by breetweakerSee 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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Release Date:

29 April 2008 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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