The highly anticipated PC release of Grand Theft Auto IV has been met with a whole string of problems reported by players of the game on gaming forums across the internet. Problems range restrictive graphics settings even on powerful systems, texture errors, general error and installation error codes and on the whole quite poor performance.

Speaking to GTA Gaming, Rockstar said:

"We are aware that a small number of fans are having problems running GTA IV on their PCs and we would like to assure them we are working to help solve these as quickly as possible.

"We would ask anyone that is encountering difficulties to contact their local technical support helpline for advice and recommendations. These telephone numbers can be found in the game's manual.

"There is also a regularly updated technical support page available on the Rockstar Games website where there are many useful faqs and information on how to resolve some common problems being encountered."

Regarding the inaccessible higher graphical settings, Rockstar has said that these have been "provided for future generations of PCs with higher specifications than are currently widely available".

If you've run into problems with GTA 4 on PC let us know in the comments section below.