Grand Theft Auto IV
|Grand Theft Auto IV|
Rockstar Toronto (PC)
Cyberfront (Japan PC)
29 April 2008
29 April 2008
Grand Theft Auto series
Grand Theft Auto IV or GTA IV, is the eleventh Grand Theft Auto game in the series, the first 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 29th 2008. GTA IV was awarded with the Gaming World Record of the Most Successful Entertainment Launch of All Time. The PC version was released on 2nd and 3rd December 2008, with many technical issues early on. See /Technical Issues for more information.
- "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 to solve Roman's problems, and soon ends up in trouble himself. However, Niko isn't here in Liberty City just because of the supposed fortune and hot babes; he is also trying to live The American Dream.
Two episodes have been released for Grand Theft Auto IV for the Xbox 360, and will be released for Playstation 3 and PC in March 2010. The Lost and Damned was released on the February 17th 2009, and features biker Johnny Klebitz as the player character. The Ballad of Gay Tony was released on the October 29th 2009, with Luis Fernando Lopez as the protagonist, this was simaltaniously released with the disc version Episodes from Liberty City, which features both games. These episodes are set in the same city as GTA IV, the time periods are parellel, and have many overlapping storylines, characters, and missions. They provide new missions, characters, vehicles, weapons, and other gameplay features.