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This standalone retail title spans three distinct stories, interwoven to create one of the most unique and engaging single-player experiences of this generation. This definitive Grand Theft Auto bundle boasts hundreds of hours of single-player gameplay; a full suite of open-world multiplayer game types limited only by players’...
Release Date: 27 Oct, 2010
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Buy Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition

GTA IV: Complete Edition includes Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes from Liberty City.


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Buy Grand Theft Auto Complete Pack

Includes 5 items: Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City

Coming Soon - Grand Theft Auto V

GTA IV: Complete Edition Includes:

Grand Theft Auto IV and the episodes – The Lost and Damned & The Ballad of Gay Tony.

About the Game

This standalone retail title spans three distinct stories, interwoven to create one of the most unique and engaging single-player experiences of this generation.

This definitive Grand Theft Auto bundle boasts hundreds of hours of single-player gameplay; a full suite of open-world multiplayer game types limited only by players’ creativity; dozens of eclectic radio stations with hours of music and original dialogue

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista - Service Pack 1 / Windows XP - Service Pack 3
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8GHz, AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4GHz
    • Memory: 1.5GB XP / 1.5GB Vista
    • Graphics: 256MB Nvidia 7900 / 256MB ATI X1900
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c Compliant Card
    • Hard Drive: 32GB of Hard Disc Space
    • Sound Card: 5.1 Channel Audio Card
    • Other Requirements: Initial activation requires internet connection; Online play requires log-in to Games For Windows - Live and Rockstar Games Social Club (13+ to register); software installations required including Adobe Flash, DirectX, Microsoft’s .NET Framework 3.0, Games For Windows - LIVE, and Internet Explorer.
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639 of 945 people (68%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
bet it would be fun if ♥♥♥♥ing WINDOWS LIVE didnt ♥♥♥♥ you in the mouth everytime you tried to play the game
Posted: 10 June
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45 of 57 people (79%) found this review helpful
40.5 hrs on record
Games for Windows Live is... Interesting.
Posted: 25 June
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41 of 51 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Ive played hundreds of hours on console. So dont say i havent. Picked up the game for nostalgia.
Dont bother, Windows Live ruins the whole getting started process.
Thumbs down cus redundant DRM, Steam is enough. But Microsoft doesnt think so...
Posted: 6 June
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49 of 68 people (72%) found this review helpful
418.9 hrs on record
The game itself is awesome - then again, it would be - it's grand theft auto.
The problem is, however, that you effectively CANNOT PLAY this game anymore.
It forces you to use Games for Windows LIVE just to be able to sign in. Games for Windows LIVE has been dismantled by microsoft. This means you cannot save ANY games, play multiplayer, or effectively do anything other than launch the game, and that still might not work either.

Until Rockstar officially converts this over to steam or Rockstar Social club, DO NOT BUY THESE, you will be disappointed.
Posted: 27 June
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44 of 72 people (61%) found this review helpful
64.4 hrs on record
10:38 PM - Mork: so there i was as bellic on a dinner date but since my car was stolen-hot, it disappears after dinner.
10:38 PM - Cyber☣Mancer: lol
10:38 PM - Mork: then i was trying to figure out how to steal another car without turning off the AI chick
10:38 PM - Mork: i go ♥♥♥♥ it, i'm jacking another benz...
10:39 PM - Mork: and when i did, she was the 1st to break the window glass.
10:39 PM - Mork: lolz i need a REAL date like that
Posted: 12 June
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868 of 995 people (87%) found this review helpful
1,721.7 hrs on record
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Notice: This is going to be a candid review. I do recommend this game and I clearly like it, but I'm not going to act as if it's perfect and just tell you to purchase it. Each section will deal with a different aspect of Grand Theft Auto IV. I hope this is useful and you find the information you're looking for.

Grand Theft Auto IV takes place in Liberty City, based on New York City, in which Niko Bellic arrives to meet his cousin Roman and pursue the American Dream. The relationship between Niko and Roman is the foundation for the whole story. Niko is a complicated character. The story isn't afraid to show that things don't end like a fairy tale. It shows the reality and at the end of the journey, you question whether or not it was all worth it. There are consequences for the actions of Niko Bellic.

You will meet interesting characters and they have unique personalities and motives. The cutscenes are done well and are a great touch to the story. The story, if you give it a chance and really pay attention, is mature and interesting.

The movement and controls are clunky. You will be killed by an enemy because of the controls many times. These issues become noticeable when it's crucial that they work. Aside from being irritated when you lose a mission, the movement and controls aren’t a big issue.

The fighting is bad. You can punch, kick, and counter. It’s boring and frustrating at times. It’s better to use a weapon. It would have been nice if there were more fighting elements. They could have really taken advantage of the technology and made it much more enjoyable.

It would have been nice to see more interaction with vehicles. Such as blinkers, hazards, opening the trunk, opening the hood, etc. It's weird because these things are in the game and you'll see pedestrians doing them, but you can't. It wouldn't have been that difficult to allow the player to do this and I don't understand why they wouldn't include it. They would have added to the sandbox experience when not doing missions.

There is a video editor. It’s fun to play with and make clips. It’s good if you enjoy creating videos. However, this requires clip capture to be on and it slows down performance. It saves short clips and it’s sometimes hard to save the moment you wanted. You’ll end up saving a lot of clips and then compiling them into a video. It would have been nice if it had more freedom and options, but it’s a nice bonus.

The reason why the gameplay is a strong aspect, even with its issues, is because of NaturalMotion's Euphoria technology. The vehicle damage, although not the most realistic, is fun and makes the experience much better. The way the characters move and act, for the most part, is realistic. It makes the game much better and it adds a lot to it.

The modifications help this game a lot. They will give you something to do after you’ve completed the story. There are tools, vehicles, textures, weapons, scripts, player modifications, and maps. Installation of modifications can vary from being easy to being hard. They’re not as easy to install or convenient as the Steam Workshop, but if you put in the time, they’re really fun.

There is no enjoyment, aside from playing privately with friends, from the multiplayer. Ranked matches are gone and it's hard to find one. It's player matches only. With the holidays and the release of Grand Theft Auto V, the multiplayer has been revived. There are a lot more players now. Typically there's deathmatch, team deathmatch, team mafia work, and free mode being played.

The community makes the multiplayer worse. Excluding the modding community, this is one of the worst communities I’ve ever seen. Constant racism, bigotry, yelling, microphone spam, chat spam, etc. You know, the usual. It's quite unfortunate how immature people are. Especially on a game such as this, but it's nothing new.

Hackers eliminate all enjoyment of the multiplayer. This is how a typical multiplayer game will go, especially on free mode: A player initiates a multiplayer game, players join, play, hacker joins, spawns ships and vehicles that cause everyone to lag and crashes their game. The game also disconnects you if you minimize it.

If you're purchasing Grand Theft Auto IV for the multiplayer and it's a major factor in your decision, don't. If you're looking for multiplayer, I strongly recommend purchasing Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, instead. Play the multiplayer on Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony and you'll have a better experience and more content.

The graphics are good. They're nothing special and it's not something that would warrant purchasing the game solely on. However, they hold up well. The textures are good, but not the best. Some buildings will have more detail than others, but the vehicles and characters are where the graphics shine.

The world, for the most part, is colorless and bland. This is a consequence of the story and sets the mood quite nicely, but isn't good for enjoying the sights of the game.

The environment should have been more destructible. There are a couple of objects that you can destroy and break apart. However, being able to destroy a traffic light pole with ease, but not being able to damage a tree is a shame. Being able to destroy everything isn’t necessary, but more would have been better.

The interface is clearly intended for a controller. It’s also based around the integration of Rockstar Games Social Club and Games for Windows - Live. It's easy to navigate and has the map as the first thing when you open the menu. This is useful because you're able to see the whole map and quickly set a waypoint.

The voice acting is solid and enjoyable. Everything else is average and doesn't stand out. For the music, just use Independence FM and you'll have a much better experience.

Performance/Optimization/Rockstar Games Social Club/Games for Windows - Live
Grand Theft Auto IV is a system hog. You'll have frame rate drops, slow performance, and the game feels sluggish. So prepare to have bad performance, even with a good computer. This isn't a game you can or even should play at the highest settings. It's more trouble than it's worth and it doesn't look that much better anyways.

There are three forms of DRM in Grand Theft Auto IV, excluding Steam: SecuROM, Rockstar Games Social Club, and Games for Windows - Live.

Rockstar Games Social Club is absolutely useless. It's basically another form of DRM for playing Grand Theft Auto IV's multiplayer.

Games for Windows - Live is to Grand Theft Auto IV what Google+ is to YouTube. It has caused so many issues for everyone and it's a horrible service with horrible integration into the game.

Grand Theft Auto IV is a disappointment. It’s saved by the story, gameplay, and modifications. Aside from the missions and story, there isn't that much to do. The other aspects of Grand Theft Auto IV are average. The sandbox element and driving around enjoying NaturalMotion's Euphoria technology is a lot of fun. You will spend a lot of time enjoying it. Trust me. The amount of content at the current price, is perfect. You will get your money’s worth. It's an instant purchase on sale. I strongly suggest looking into the Grand Theft Auto Complete Pack, when it's on sale, if you don’t think this is a good value.
Posted: 14 January
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