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Grand Theft Auto 4: Special Edition

Released on 29 April 2008

Rating: 18+ (BBFC)

5.0 out of 5 (22 customer reviews) | Write a review

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What does the American Dream mean today? For Niko Bellic fresh off the boat from Europe, it is the hope he can escape his past. For his cousin, Roman, it is the vision that together they can find fortune in Liberty City, gateway to the land of opportunity. As they slip into debt and get dragged in a criminal underworld by a series of shysters, thieves and sociopaths, they discover that the reality is very different from the dream in a city that worships money and status, and is heaven for those who have them and a living nightmare for those who don't.
  • Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By purchasing this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age and over.

Presented in a customised Grand Theft Auto metal safe deposit box, Grand Theft Auto 4: Special Edition includes:

  • Grand Theft Auto 4 with special packaging
  • The Grand Theft Auto 4 Art Book, featuring never-before-seen production artwork from Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Selected soundtrack CD from Grand Theft Auto 4, featuring new material from top artists, only available on this release
  • An exclusive Rockstar keychain for the safety deposit box keys
  • Limited edition Rockstar Duffel Bag
  • All of the items have been created with the utmost attention to detail to create a unique Grand Theft Auto 4 experience for any fan of the series

customer Reviews

 Average rating (22 reviews)

 Grand Theft Auto IV

| | See all MasterTrader's reviews (76)

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...

 One of the best special edition releases ever.

| | See all MattDark's reviews (62)

Top 100 Games Reviewer

This is a review for the special edition extras, check the game on its own for my review in a few days.

My copy just arrived at work this morning and I was eager to open the parcel to get to the box inside.
First off, the package is all held inside a card box with a large peice of official art over it, but its whats inside thats important.

The first thing you will see is the metal safe-deposit box, with the games logo embossed on the lid. The keys to lock it are inside the box, though the keys dont fit in properly, you only have to stick the tip in to turn the lock. That aside, the metal box is very sturdy, and will do a good job of protecting whatever you put inside.

Putting the game aside, you'll find a card envelope with 'The music of Grand Theft Auto VI', which holds a selection of the songs used in the game. It has a nice seceltion, but I was surprised it wasnt put into an actual CD-case.

Next is 'The art of Grand Theft Auto VI' which has a mix of things. Along with including various in-games shots, promotional art and images from the development of the game, it also contains a few sections of text, talking about what the creators experienced when preparing to make the game and what they had to face when bringing the series to the new console generation. Probably the best part of the extras.

Along with this, you'll find the keychain with the Rockstar logo, its a fairly chunky piece and is nicely made, very nice to hang your keys from.

Finally, the duffel bag, when you pull it out of the box, it may see a little small, but once you unfold it and open it up fully, its actually a rather nice size. Its made from some decent material and comes with a shoulder-strap that you can clip-on, wear it with pride!

In all, this package is quite fantastic, and is well worth the extra £30. Theres no other special edition like it, so get it while you can!

 nothing great

| | See all TidusUK's reviews (5)

i got this game on the release day, the special edition is worth the money, the items are actually better than the game itself. This games graphics are terrible and very blurry and jaggy. i dnt see one single bit of hi-def at all. the gameplay is quite good but u spend most of the time driving about in cars which are rubbish to handle. it is too overly hyped. sorry guys but this is the truth

 Just buy it

| | See all LazyMoFoNo1's reviews (3)

I will start with the game is it perfect no but is it the best game ever yes it really is that simple.
Now on to the special edition:
Safety deposit box- looks and feels cheap but still kinda cool
Duffel Bag- yet again feels cheap
Sountrack CD- ok but not great i have only listened to it once
Art Book- this i really liked, feels and looks good
Keychain- what can i say it looks good and hasn't broken yet and been on my keys for months

You really need to play this game to see how good it really is

 BEST GAME FOR THE PS3

| | See all TheViper87's reviews (23)

THIS IS THE BEST GAME SO FAR. it was worth the long wait since the PS3 came out there was not a lot of good games to play now no more this game is simply the best play it for hours the missions are better than the old gta.if you have had grand theft autos in the past you will love theis game. GAME OF THE YEAR

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Rating18+ (BBFC)
Players1-16