Cart: Grand Theft Auto 4 Cab: Xbox 360 / PS3 / PC Coin: Rockstar North
“Amazingly realistic world; stunning action set pieces; genuinely engrossing storyline; hugely entertaining multiplayer”…”undoubtedly the best Grand Theft Auto yet”…”sets a new benchmark for open-world games”…”a console defining title, one that in years to come people will remember as the stand-out of the era”…”everything we were entitled to expect, and yet somehow impossibly more”…”an open-world dream come true”
Niko Bellic had about as much charisma as a bag of smashed crabs; the plot was predictably pathetic and content with playing to every tired, misogynistic stereotype known to man; the shooting was still sub-par in comparison to even the most basic of third-person shooters; half of the city was left untouched by even the dreary side-quests; the whole package felt like it was crushed under the weight of its own limited and repetitive vision as it tried desperately to please a new generation of teenagers seeing as the last lot grew up and moved along.
Still: it’s fun watching people break it…
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