Rated 10 out of 10 by vlrmember A work of art.
GTA 4 adds so much to the lore of the series. Now, I own all of the critically acclaimed good games like Mass Effect, Gears of War, and all of those types of games, and only recently picked up the complete edition of GTA 4 for 360. Now, if this will better compare the game to any others, to me, it's like modern day Skyrim: The massive open world, the tons of missions, activities both good and criminal, and flavors of the different areas make for an amazing adventure, and then once you beat the main story, there are many side missions to do among other things. As well, you get The Lost and the Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, which are two completely separate games and add hours of lore and story to the main game, also, if you go online a search for gta cheats, those add some fun, instead of left, down, right up blah blah blah, like on the old gta's you just enter them into your cellphone and call. It's a really great experience, and make sure to look up GTA5 here on gamestop.com and they will ask for your email to give you updates becuase the game is still in development.
Rated 4 out of 10 by SpruseJohnson2 Maybe it is just me
I tried to like this game, I really did but no dice. Like I said in the title to this review maybe it is just me but I cannot for the life of me see what the big deal with this game is. Sure the graphics are good and there are enough missions contained in it to make the game last a long time but at least for me they (the missions) are boring as all get out. Also, between doing endless missions that just drag on the free roaming you can do is pretty boring as well. Knowing this is a Rockstar game you can see a lot of Red Dead Redemption in it but it cannot hold a candle to that one. For all those out there that love this game great, I am glad you enjoy it so much. As for me, if I just need to waste a little time that is what I'll use it for but nothing else.
Rated 8 out of 10 by NewEnglandGamingFiend Not what I expected.
I might be guilty of setting the bar too high on rockstar studios. The graphics, and gameplay, were awesome.The sound was great as well. Last generation, the GTA series was, over-the-top, controversial, hyper-violent, and appealed to the inner sociopath in all.This installment was a little too dramatic, and took itself too serious. The take your buddies out to a club, and take your girl on a bowling date, made the first game a little .....(yawn).I noticed that rockstar has a fetish for Russian criminals, most of the car jockeys,and not-so-honest car mechanics,and dealers in MCLA were Russian criminals.Yes rockstar, training day was a cool movie....leave it out of your games.I hope rockstar does a GTA Vice City 2 , and returns to its crazy roots.Unfortunately, in my opinion, volition studios has taken the crown away from this aging king of the sandbox, with its SR series. I am sure I have offended many diehard fans of this series with my review, as I have said, I might have set my expectations too high for a rockstar product. They never failed me before.Its still a great game, so dont let my opinion sway you away from it.I just hope they do a current generation VC, and restore my shaken faith in them.
Rated 10 out of 10 by blique13 best games ever!!
all 3 stories are awesome!!!!! My fav was the lost and the damned because of the story,all 3 stories were great.the lost and damned is about johnny kelibitz a vice president of the lost biker gang the orginal leader billy grey just got out of jail and rehab and basically ruins the gang....the ballad of gay tony is about luis lopez you work for Gay tony who owns the two best clubs in liberty city and you help him get rid of his old debts and stuff like that.....grand theft auto 4 is about niko bellic who comes to america to escape his past and live the american dream.tlad has a great story...tbogt has great action packed missions...gta4 has a good story and some fun missions
Rated 10 out of 10 by xboxlover1997 Great addition to the GTA series
To start out, let me just say i love this game! It has a great story line, great characters, and great graphics ( and i love the radio stations), it is the most life like looking GTA game i have played so far ( i've owned them all, even on psp, and ps2) and it is just flat out awesome. The missions aren't to easy but they aren't impossible to beat. Even after you beat the game you can still roam around the city going to strip clubs, on dates, or even eating. (which makes this game even more life like) My favorite games of the complete edition are The Ballad of Gay Tony and Grand Theft Auto IV but i like them all. Buy this, you will not be disapointed.
Rated 10 out of 10 by PARKERKENNETHANTONIVICH Great Game
I bought the game and it is the best game I have ever bought. I had first just bout GTA IV and Episodes from Liberty City and it was too much money. So I returned the two and got 40 dollars and bought this and I only spent 29.99. I got to keep 10.01 for the same games just different form of case and disk. If you have both of these game I would buy it and return the other ones. Its a money saver. That means you can have more money top spend on other games or other stuff that you may want. Please go buy it and go onto xbox live. Or games for windows live. Its an amazing game.
Rated 6 out of 10 by CDUKSHN Pleasantly Disappointed
I have played all GT games for Xbox and XBOX 360.
This one has amazing character development and backgrounds, realistic vehicle maneuvering issues when a driver dies, beautiful graphics and is probably the best overly redundant game I have ever played.
While the missions have different outcomes there really isn't much more to it than go somewhere-kill people.
After seeing some of the other offerings as in San Andreas and Vice City I have to say this one, aside from latest graphics and excellent character development, was a pretty good disappointment.
Rated 10 out of 10 by 242Sup3rstar The Most Realistic GTA Yet
I've played GTA 3,GTA:Vice City and GTA:San Andreas and this is the realistic GTA yet. When I first started playing it was hard with the controls but I got the hang of it in no time. I love the fact the that you get GTA 4,TBOGT and TLAD all together great bundle. The cars, people, graphics, buildings, sounds, radio stations are awesome! The storylines are good too. When you're not on a mission you can date, hit the clubs, go to eat, hit the strip clubs and so much more. You should get this game bundle its not a disappointment.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Pulsh Simply Amazing
I think this is the best game of the series. The graphics are OK, but the long lasting appeal to the game is amazing. Their is so many different missions and activates you can almost never get bored with the game. The only downside to the game is that its extremely violent and shows characters using illegal drugs. I would highly recommend that young children should not play this game, or anyone that thinks that they may be offended by the content in the game. Overall this is the most realistic game I have ever played.
Rated 4 out of 10 by Giuseppe Wasn't too fun
I'm not a fan GTA, the aiming for shooting, nor the story... I got really bored with this game, to the point of driving safe (stopping at red lights, not hitting pedestrians, etc.). You'd really do the same thing over and over, with almost nothing new. And what made it slightly fun was the cheat codes, although they didn't do much. I also don't feel the game pushes good morals, but I understand everyone has different views than I do. Again, I wasn't a fan, but I'm sure this game appeals to plenty of other gamers.