Grand Theft Auto IV screenshot
Grand Theft Auto IV screenshot

GTA 4 will take roughly 100 hours to finish, Rockstar has told

During our visit to Rockstar's London HQ for a hands-on with 2008's biggest game, we asked a spokesperson how long it would take to finish the series' next-gen debut. The answer: about 100 hours, if you take your time.

"If you're not in a rush and you answer the phone when it rings it'll take about 100 hours to complete", we were told. "It's harder to distinguish between main and side missions - there are loads of both. But there are more main missions than side missions. It's not as clear cut as it used to be because of the phone."

In GTA 4 main character Niko's phone is used to call computer-controlled characters, arrange drinking sessions, sort out dates with women and call in jobs. It'll also be the portal through which players will access GTA 4's multiplayer, on which there is currently little info.

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Mr_Ninjutsu's Avatar


well my friend had this since it came out and only recetly just completed it 100% and that was the only game he played.
Posted 19:22 on 15 July 2009
Stegosaurus-Guy's Avatar


The first two posts made me lol.

I doubt it because this one isn't out yet.

What's with all these old topics?
Posted 18:52 on 15 July 2009
gamermenon's Avatar


i took 39 hrs and 58mins to finish game
Posted 14:45 on 15 July 2009
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i finished it in like 4 days that waz the easyest gta game ever
Posted 02:40 on 15 August 2008
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Well I'm up to 79 hours and have completed 57.5%. :)

Having a total blast on this sensational game.. With something like this that we've waited over a year for I can't see the point in blasting through each mission in 2 weeks - what a total waste of something special. To me, I like to explore, do side missions and generally take my time.. By doing it this way I am 3 months in and events in the main storyline actually feel like they are occuring in the correct time frame.. It feels like Niko has grown in this city and I've been along for the ride. If you finish this in 2 weeks all that pacing is lost I feel...

I certainly think I'll hit 100 hours before I finish...
Posted 12:00 on 29 July 2008
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It took me 36 hours and 25 minutes to complete all missions
Posted 19:31 on 05 May 2008
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This game will be kick ass
Posted 02:29 on 28 April 2008
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Old news but still good to hear. GTA IV will be a blast!
Posted 22:31 on 18 April 2008
Nata-Wii's Avatar


:S I doubt it because this one isn't out yet. And I think that's quite a lot of playing time.
Posted 14:34 on 11 April 2008
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i play this game
Posted 14:10 on 11 April 2008

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Release Date: 29/04/2008
Developer: Rockstar
Publisher: Rockstar
Genre: Action
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