Grand Theft Auto IV
|Grand Theft Auto IV|
Rockstar Toronto (PC)
Cyberfront (Japan PC)
29 April 2008
29 April 2008
Grand Theft Auto IV or GTA IV, is the eleventh Grand Theft Auto game in the series, the fist of the GTA IV Era. The game was developed by Rockstar North and was published and released by Rockstar Games for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions were released worldwide to widespread hype on April 29, 2008. GTA IV was subsequently awarded the Gaming World Record of the Most Successful Entertainment Launch of All Time, and has received numerous other awards and accolades. The PC version was released on December 3, 2008.
- "Life is complicated; I killed people, smuggled people, sold people. Perhaps here, things will be different." -- Niko Bellic
Grand Theft Auto IV is set in 2008 in a redesigned Liberty City, a stylized recreation of New York City. Niko Bellic is an Eastern European (Serbian) that has come to America to find a better life and to look for that "special someone," following the advice of his cousin Roman. When he arrives, he finds that Roman has been lying - he isn't rich, he isn't popular, and he's actually heavily in debt from loan sharks. Niko has been duped into solving Roman's problems, and soon ends up in trouble himself. The story later reveals that Niko isn't just in Liberty City for the women and the luxury condos. His plans to live a better life change drastically when he is forced to kill Mikhail Faustin. Faustin's second in command, Dimitri Rascalov, ends up turning on Niko, Dimitri finds that Ray Bulgarin lives in Liberty City, which makes it even harder for him to get started with his new life.
Two episodes have been released for Grand Theft Auto IV for the Xbox 360, and will be released for Playstation 3 and PC in April 2010. The Lost and Damned was released on February 17, 2009, and features biker Johnny Klebitz as the player character. The Ballad of Gay Tony was released on October 29, 2009, with Luis Fernando Lopez as the protagonist. It was simultaneously released with the disc version Episodes from Liberty City, which features both games. These episodes are set in the same city and time as GTA IV, and have many overlapping storylines, characters, and missions. They add new missions, characters, vehicles, weapons, and other gameplay features.
Grand Theft Auto series