Game details

Grand Theft Auto IV
Sub Genre:
Third Person
Release Date (US):
April 29th, 2008
Release Date (UK):
April 29th, 2008
Online Players:
Rockstar North
Rockstar Games
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
4 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
4 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360 and PC

About Grand Theft Auto IV

The fourth installment of the popular series by Rockstar features improved graphics, new features, and new gameplay. Players take on the role of Niko Bellic, a rough-around-the-edge chap from Eastern Europe. Niko has arrived in America, in Liberty City -- a land full of promise and opportunity. His cousin convinced him to emigrate, to join him in his mansion and life of luxury, but as soon as he steps off the boat, Niko discovers the truth about the American way. Still, the wealth, the comfort, the bliss of the good life, it all really is here... And it's all for the taking.



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One of the greatest video game stories ever told. It may have its flaws, but it is the most ambitious game made to date and, without a doubt, the best game so far this generation.

We like

  • The movie-caliber storyline
  • The stylistically unprecedented recreation of New York City
  • The vast online experience

We dislike

  • The slight framerate dips and pop-in
  • The lack of a checkpoint system

See PSU's review on Metacritic & GameRankings

Grand, theft, and auto. These three words, when separate, hold little weight. When conjoined, however, they represent pushing boundaries, confronting the man and provoking society at large. I’m talking of course about the most innovative and controversial franchise to date, Grand Theft Auto. With over 70 million units sold worldwide, the series is one of the most successful in the history of video games. It continues thr...



Cell Phone Passwords

At any time during the game, pull out Niko's phone and dial these numbers for the desired effect.

468-555-0100 - Change weather
486-555-0150 - Get a different selection of weapons...

Grand Theft Auto IV News

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  • GTA IV worldwide sales now at 20 million

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  • GTA IV sales top 17 million worldwide

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