Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto IV Features for PS3

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Don't follow the Saint's Row series (but do give us co-op)

With San Andreas, it could be argued that Rockstar was a victim of its own success. The advances made with the last PS2-era GTA were so popular that many gamers felt they were missing out when Grand Theft Auto 4 took a more serious tone.

If it does turn out that the next game will once again be set in San Andreas, we'd hope that Rockstar would resist the urge to simply recreate its world from the 2004 game. Yes, everyone loved the fact that you could own an airfield, break into Area 51 and steal a jetpack and the like, but there's already a sandbox gangster series that delivers this kind of silliness: Saint's Row. Indeed, with its dildo-swords, bobblehead costumes and private jump-jets, it looks as if Saints Row the Third has already pushed the shtoopid factor as hard as it can go.

On the other hand, we'd definitely like to see GTA 5 borrowing Saints Row's support for co-op. Even if it's just a case of giving the second player a 'lackey" character (as per Fable 2), or else cloning the main character (as per most Capcom games), it would be a massive plus if you could buddy-up to work through the campaign with a friend. Aside from the fact that Niko's phone never stopped ringing, GTA 4's mate-dates felt lacking because you were going on them with the AI. No-one would have made fun of the bowling if they'd been able to go with a human chum.

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Salman@ xenospider

I definatley have to agree with you. Here is a link for video game lovers http://www.salmansblog.com/248/playstation-3/
Posted 02:34 on 26 October 2011
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xenospider

that sounds so frecking awesome :D i just hope that the are more missions and alot more vehicles and more wepons and it would be good if they set it in/ around europe or london
Posted 17:24 on 25 October 2011
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SexyJams

Yes, yes, yes and yes.

Completely agree with each of your points.

I'm looking forward to seeing the GTA V trailer on 2nd November quite a lot. Rockstar do great advertising.
Posted 15:57 on 25 October 2011
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MrGloomy

I think Saints Row: The third seems to be going in the direction I'd like to see GTA go...not so much as direction, but bat-sh*t crazy.

I'd personally like it go ever-so-slightly sci-fi. Nothing crazy but something that predicts society and technology in the next 10-20 years. How will cars be by then, mobile phones, social networking, I think there could be quite a few parody gems to be had and it would allow Rockstar to demonstrate a grounded sense of imagination.

Bugger it, I want spaceships, aliens and city-wide chaos. I wonder if District 9 would work as a GTA styled game? Living with and around 'Prawns', do odd jobs and quests for or against the 'Prawns'...sorry, my mind is wondering ;)
Posted 15:37 on 25 October 2011
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altaranga

I like your style jtorry.
Posted 13:14 on 25 October 2011
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Wido

Revelant to this I suppose.

Finished GTA IV yesterday, and I really do hope R* doesn't have the following and slight adjustments:

- No Mobile Phone
- Make the 'calling a taxi' more responsive
- Less responsive of the Police. When no Police are around, you still get cops after you, even without eye witnesses! I hope eye witnesses become a good part of the next game, as it would add to the game.

- More side mission variety
- Adpot a health regen feature, so it cuts out the many stops to 'Cluckin Bell'
Posted 15:35 on 17 July 2011
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munkee@ 87Sarah

Thats a very good point. It would actually be really interesting to play as a girl. I'd be down with that.
Posted 22:14 on 13 July 2011
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87Sarah

Guyderman made very good points about the little glitches in the game. I've noticed it's pretty poor myself too.

All I want is the option to play as a girl pleaaaaaase! *bats eyelashes*
Posted 12:35 on 13 July 2011
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scaz2244

missing a crucial thing what makes gta that much better than the rest and thats the soundtrack gta 4s soundtrack wasnt too bad but had nothing on vice citys soundtrack and sanandreas
Posted 11:50 on 13 July 2011
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player_222

1.planes
2.better graphics
3.more shot wounds and blood
4.diffrent guns
5.you could grab someone and make him/her your shield
6.bigger world/city
i need those please :)
Posted 10:24 on 13 July 2011
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Chaza_snake

planes need to be back in, and alot more options to customise yourself
Posted 10:00 on 13 July 2011
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kiwi_kronic

Definately more side missions, also the drug running idea is great. Scarface on the ps2 was an awesome game for this and if they could incorporate something like that it would be awesome
Posted 05:15 on 13 July 2011
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Wido

I actually liked the driving in GTA IV, once you get use to it. I do hope they improve on that by not making it as too realistic, but getting chased in a taxi with your car battered. I love the physics in that.

I second what Lee said, but not shoving it up your arse. More like blast the fecking thing into orbit! TRY RINGING ME NOW LITTLE JACOB & ROMAN!

Have more variety in side missions and real time events. RDR was perfect in that department.
Posted 23:43 on 12 July 2011
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Batmamerc

I cant stop ahhhhh,
More safehouses and let me decorate them sim style with my own choice of furniture.
NO Kinect or Move support at all.
Posted 19:22 on 12 July 2011
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Batmamerc

More gore like Manhunt but with option to not have it like CoD MW2 Airport level.
Ok I'll be quiet now.
Posted 19:20 on 12 July 2011

Game Stats

Release Date: 29/04/2008
Developer: Rockstar
Publisher: Rockstar
Genre: Action
No. Players: 1-16
Rating: BBFC 18
Site Rank: 384 18
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