Grand Theft Auto IV might just be the best game I have ever played in my entire life. The amount of skill, detail and realism that has gone into it is just astonishing. I'll go into more detail in the review shown on the next paragraph.
The list of things I love about this game just goes on and on so I'll tell you some of the best things. Now you are able to use a mobile phone properly to send and receive calls and texts and arrange dates with friends and girlfriends and ring people for work, it's so good you can even change the ring tone. In cars you can now shoot forwards and backwards as well as sideways when chasing an opponent and you can even drop grenades and Molotov's behind you to blow up the person after you. The new firearms combat system is more advanced than ever which now means you can duck behind virtually anything and take part in realistic shootouts with cops and crooks. And is if that wasn't enough you can even go to clubs, go to shows, go bowling, go out and have something to eat, go out for a few beers and play darts in the pub and because this is Liberty City, there's always someone who's up for a good scrap, and also when you're drunk it affects your mood, the way you walk and drive as if it would in real life so just be sure you don't hit a cop car or anyone else for that matter otherwise you'll either be hauled off to the hospital or the police station, so just try and get yourself home and relax in front of the TV and see if you recognise anyone famous on it, hint hint. The graphics and sound are beautiful which really creates the feeling of a real living, breathing, and busy city. And also when you're about to perform Grand Theft Auto, you can't just get in the car and drive away, now you'll have to break the window and hotwire it for you to be able to drive away, which only takes about 3 seconds.
And now I'll tell you about the music, Grand Theft Auto's have always had great music. GTA IV includes over 200 songs served across 18 radio stations, which type of music do you like best? Metal and rock, rap and hip-hop, jazz, r'n'b, dance, well don't worry, GTA IV has all the different genre's of old and new music you could want and more. And with the game being set in 2008 you get some fairly decent music. Some of the best artists include (not in any particular order), ZZ Top, Queen, Barry White, Kanye West, David Bowie, Fat Joe, Lil Wayne, Ne-Yo, R. Kelly, Jadakiss, Nas, Juliette and the Licks, Papoose, Smashing Pumpkins, Ghostface Killah, Black Sabbath, Mobb Deep, Iggy Pop, Thin Lizzy, Phil Collins and Genesis, R.E.M, Spragga Benz, Shaggy, LCD Soundsystem, Daddy Yankee, Styles P, Busta Rhymes, Swizz Beatz, Sheek Louch, Joell Ortiz, Audio 2, Gang Starr, Phillip Glass, Terry Riley, Alexander O'Neal, Lloyd (not Lloyd Banks, just Lloyd), Marvin Gaye, Minnie Ripperton, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Seryoga, Marakesh and many, many more.
As I say, the list of things for Grand Theft Auto IV just goes on and on and comes with some ace bonus stuff in this special edition. It really is an excellent game so make sure you get yours from Play.com as soon as possible.
Overall, a superb, astonishing achievement of a game, which is an absolute masterpiece. Thank you very much to Play.com for getting it delivered on the day of release just like they said they would. And also congratulations and many thanks to Rockstar Games for creating, not just one of the most fun to play, important, next-gen titles yet, but possibly one of the best games in history...