Grand Theft Auto IV

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Grand Theft Auto IV
GTA IV Boxart
DevelopersRockstar North
Rockstar Toronto (PC)
PublishersRockstar Games
Capcom (Japan)
Cyberfront (Japan PC)
Release datesPS3
United States Canada 29 April 2008
United Kingdom Europe 29 April 2008

Australia New Zealand 29 April 2008
Japan 30 October 2008

Xbox 360
United States Canada 29 April 2008
United Kingdom Europe 29 April 2008
Australia New Zealand 29 April 2008
Japan 30 October 2008

United States Canada 2 December 2008
United Kingdom Europe 3 December 2008
Australia New Zealand 3 December 2008

Japan 20 March 2009
PlatformPlayStation 3
Xbox 360
ProtagonistNiko Bellic
LocationLiberty City
Alderney State

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1961London 1961
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1997Grand Theft Auto 1

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1984GTA Vice City Stories
1986GTA Vice City
1992GTA San Andreas
1998GTA Liberty City Stories
2000GTA Advance

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2008GTA IV

The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony

2009GTA Chinatown Wars


2013GTA Online
2013GTA V

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.

The stories for Grand Theft Auto IV, The Lost and Damned, and The Ballad of Gay Tony were written by Dan Houser and Rupert Humphries.


"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"(Florain cravic). 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 for the women, luxury condos, here to live a better life but that soon changes when he is forced to kill Mikhail Faustin. Dimitri ends up turning on niko, Dimitri finds that ray bulgarin lives in liberity 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 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.

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