The Official XBOX Magazine have been the first people to review Grand Theft Auto IV. Overall its a good review and they've also leaked a few pictures of the in-game HUD in action.
~Amazingly realistic world
~Stunning action set pieces
~Genuinely engrossing storyline
~Vast in every respect
~Utterly stunning in every respect 10/10
Would you expect anything less from GTA? Good review and nice high quality scans which are easily read. Enjoy.
EDIT: Sorry why are people disagreeing with me? I'm simply trying to help. This site has a very childish demographic.
I didn't really expect anything less than 10 for this game, still its a nice review and the HUD looks nice.
Despite the fact that this entire review came from an XBOX 360 magazine. Yes, people are very childish on this website. edit: nice disagrees, people. Thanks for proving my point! :-)
This magazine is allowed to review it first, its an xbox magazine reviewing the xbox version, someone needed to kill off those rumors that the xbox version is inferior ====== Did u really expect the magazine to give the game less than 10... seriously, this review should not be taken as serious.
Looks like we have are first game of the year contender. Great for every gamer on here.
Well i didn't disagree but i get a little irritated when i see unnecessary 10's. I'm not a huge GTA fan myself i am a cross roads with which version to get and i really don't care enough for the franchise to bother myself so much about it. What irritates me though is in about a week or two you will start hearing about all the major faults in the game. Maybe a frame rate drop, muddy texture whatever but in a game like GTA such things are so easy to overlook because it is such an overhyped game, however in a game without the hype such things are blown out of proportion. The video game industry reviews are getting less proffesional in my opinion. Its almost as if reviewers are scared to review a game with such caliber less than a 10. Even if you enjoyed the game like no other game this yr you have to be a lot stricter when giving out that 10 because 10 means the game is perfect and we all know it won't be. Every hyped game has been packing 10's like no tomorrow. smash bros, halo, GTA4 e.t.c. Reviewers need to be more stingy with their 10's
Jack Meahoffer ... I agreed with your statement up until you threw this piece of trash remark in your statement "I hate GTA so I'm going to troll forums and post it so everyone can see how much of a mongoloid I am..." Truckasaurus wasn't nearly as offensive you were in that posting. I'm taking your bubbles. And yes i am a mongoloid as you so racistly put it.
"someone needed to kill off those rumors that the xbox version is inferior "
Uhm, no. We've been told that the colour are better on Xbox 360. And, knowing that you'll only get the whole GTAIV experience on Xbox 360 with the Exclusive Expansions, there isnt much debate. The Xbox 360 is superior.
Oh, and becuase LIVE makes PSN look like CompuServe, there really isnt any debate about this fact.
Just to let you know that OXM's review scale goes to 11. So 10 isn't perfect to them.
I don't understand how it got 10/10 when the graphics are more like an 8/10. 10/10 denotes perfection.
@Marinelife - well then, name a game that deserves a perfect 10 then. @OP - dude, this site is so tragically off that all of these kids would disagree with you simply stating what was in the review. They are just sore because the 360 version's DLC is 10 hours of more gameplay.
The game deserves a 10 simply because of the content. If no major problems are there the game is amongst the best games. There arnt many games taht use the ps3/360 potential beyond grafix, this game does, and based on past gta games im gonna say it is a great experience. Ahh ya, and now it has multiplayer. Do you people think that this game wont be a 10 when you look at the other top rated games. on a % scale it probaly wont get a 100% but mabe.
I don't know why i got disagrees for my statement. Maybe its because some of you guys didn't follow your history lessons in school but a Mongoloid is a racial reference to those of Asian descent. It also has the derogatory definition of referring to someone who has low intelligence. Guess where this slur originally came from? Wanna know what the term is in reference to African descendants? Negroids... Get it? Nigger? Mongoloid? Hope you guys grew some brain cells.
Looks like we have our first GOTY candidate of 08. Can't wait to get my hands on the multiplayer.
Agreed. 2008 is such a crazy year that even though we're still in the first half, we have such a huge candidate for GOTY. The very first and a really huge contender for all awards. In the coming months, we'll be getting MGS4 and NG2 and all of this is for this half of year.
Fallout 3 and Little Big Planet will dominate the other half. I think the final battle for GOTY will be between GTA4 and Fallout 3.
I use a 300gb hard drive for prtable media with my 360, and I have the latest screens of Fallout 3 as my desktop wallpaper. Everytime they release a new screen, my eyes just melt like butter on the sun. I'm a MP gamer at heart, but I been playing these kinds of action RPG's since way back with Dues Ex and System shock.
With games like MGS4, Fallout 3, Ninja Gaiden 2, Alan Wake, Too Human and a number of sleeper hits that can come out of nowhere... 08 look like another good gaming year.
I'm single player gamer but I'm glad to hear we all love Deus Ex, System Shock and such. Fallout 3 will rule!
Alan Wake would also be a serious contender if it makes it to 2008 though I think it will end up in 2009 fighting Brutal Legend, Deus Ex 3 and FFXIII.
Let's not forget about Alone In The Dark, Spore and my 2nd fave, Fable 2. Fallout 3 and Fable 2... Classic RPG awesomeness.
-Little Big Planet
dont forget MGS4 and Killzone2
GOTY: Gears of War 2 once again
Wrong. Gears of War was a GOTY contender back in a year when there were no other GOTY contenders available. There are way too many high-profile games coming out this year to narrow it down to a Gears of War sequel winning Game of the Year award (that is, unless you are 1Up or some other irrelevant publication)
I don't think either of Killzone 2 or Gears of War 2 have any chance. Both of them are popular because of their graphics and as thereapersson said, original Gears won GOTYs simply because it was a really light year and there were no other heavy hitters. Only likes of 1UP may go for that again.
Resistance 2 has a strong chance but I don't think it will end up among GOTY noms, specialy in a year like this. Final top 5 GOTY nominees will probably be (IMO):
Fallout 3 - GTA 4 - MGS4 - LittleBigPlanet - StarCraft 2 (Let's not forget that it's a Blizzard game and their games are always exceptioanlly well made and awesome)
I'm far more excited for APB w/r/t multi-player.
GotY contenders: Gears of War 2, Fable 2, Halo Wars, Alan Wake, MGS4, and Fallout 3.
I did mention Brawl in my other reply to post #3 but I think it's more like DMC4, BP and such: A good game but not a huge GOTY contender, specially considering how fast it's hype died. Plus, the more time passes, the more a game's faults become appearant and Brawl is already showing signs of repetitiveness and all the recycled stuff from previous game. A game has to offer much more if it wants to compete against GTA4, Fallout 3 and others (MGS4 and StarCraft 2).
lol Halo Wars, an RTS, as a possible GOTY contender?
There is NO way either that or Fable 2 wins Game of the Year.
I think the others are viable but you are definitely going to have to add LittleBigPlanet on to that. I can guarantee that the gaming press is going to LOVE this game. Maybe KZ2 if it lives up to the hype but still dunno about that game.
Resistance 2 needs to be added.
Here is my list in no particular order:
Gears2, MGS4, GTA4, LBP, SSBB
Runner-ups: KZ2, Fallout 3, Alan Wake
I have an issue w/ ppl claiming certain games are GOTY contenders even if they haven't been released yet. It's as if gameplay (which can only accurately be assessed by actually playing) has lost its importance. IMHO
ItsDubC, these are potential GOTY choices and it's indeed possible that any of them could fail to live up to it's promise but look at last year:
Way before either of these games came out, they were considered GOTY noms:
BioShock, GTA4, Call of Duty 4, Orange Box, SMG,
GTA4 got delayed but the rest of them ended up GOTY noms.
We are talking about possible choices for GOTY not the definitives.
Gameplay wise, the only game that we have played that as a chance is Brawl but compared to last year's, it fails miserably and this year there are games that have much bigger potential than last year's.
TheExecutive, let's not forget about StarCraft 2. The first full Blizzard game in years.
first game ever to get 100 on Metacritic????? doubtful, some idiot will give it a bad score- but it definitley has the potential to match Ocarina of Time's 99 @MK heh, so you think they'll be trying to protect OOT's status so dearly they wont let any game get close? perhaps, but there aren't many of those left- the Nintendo sites and mags CANT review GTA4 and the ones that can are mostly unbiased or biased towards either the Playstation or Xbox brand- which wont affect the score seeing as GTA4 is multi-platform
As much as I like to see this masterpiece get highest scores, it won't get higher than Nintendo games simply because a lot of critics are Nintendo fanboys and never allow a non-Nintendo game get that high no matter how great or awesome it is. Just look at Orange Box and BioShock and how so many reviewers tried to stop them from getting higher scores than Mario Galaxy even though they both were better and worthier titles.
EDIT, I see. Still, I still think some of those reviewers will give GTA4 9s to just like they gave BioShock and OB.
SMG. how many great scores did that game get? it was so hyped to be so great and to me it was an 8 at best. im hoping this and MGS4 dont get great scores because of its namebrand and only for what the game is worth.
yeah honestly bioshock should have got straight 10s from everyone. every aspect of the game was great especially the story and art design (of course, everyone knows this). the way it incorporated puzzles, etc. that was a game i looked at before it came out like "wtf is this shiz. little girls? no bada$$ guns? what the heck? excited for this? " then my brother bought it. i tried it out. then i bought it. end of story.
but looking towards 2008, come 4/29 so it begins...
gta4, mgs4, ninja gaiden 2, gears 2, resistance 2, fable 2, too human, fallout 3, little big planet, socom, cod5(hopefully follows cod4's footsteps), etc...
owning both ps3 and 360 is a gift yet a curse.
its gonna be eat or buy a game...haha
dang guys. we've been gifted as gamers. 2007 was great, 2008 looks to be better as the ps3 is emerging. the looking at whats already coming out in 2009(re:5....oh yeah) and the possible like mass effect 2, assasins creed 2, bioshock 2, etc.
gamers we are getting spoiled. and not even to mention, when is graw 3 coming?????????????????????
solar, SMG indeed got all those 10 mostly because of the hype and the fact that it was a Nintendo game.
I also hope that GTA4 and MGS4 don't end up with 10s just because of that and if they get 10s, it's because they are really that good and right now, we can't judge since we haven't played neither.
gall0t671, 2008 is indeed looking better but I don't think 2009 or any othe year will be this great. I mean, in the first half we have SSBB, GTA4, Burnout Paradise and MGS4. GTA4 is a super special game and so is MGS4. Fallout 3, StarCraft 2 and LPB are super special games of next half. No other year had so many REALLY big games. Super specials.
And then there are other specials like NG2, KZ2, Fable 2, Resistance 2 and such.
MK_red and solar;
I concur w/r/t SMG. By nephews got a Wii for Xmass, so I thought "Oh, ill get them SMG, its supposed to be the best game of the year, and the best title on Wii".
I couldnt believe it. It was just more of the same. I felt like I was playing a N64 game, totally unoriginal.
And, to top it off, the two kids (boy of 8 and girl of 11) didnt like it at all, they just wanted to play Wii Sports.
They have a PS2 already, they play videogames, so its not like they didnt understand.
This year we're getting them an Xbox 360.
@ wage we might not agree all the time...but im glad you agree with me on SMG. seeing 10's and 9.5's and reading all the great pro's and hardly any cons got me all hyped up for the game. then...it never lived up to the hype with me.
Although I consider SMG to be overrated, I don't think it was disappointing. I really liked the whole galaxy thing and the parts that were taken from Psychonauts and R&C (Even though the devs denied it, the inspirations were obvious).
Nothing is perfect, and it's certainly not going to be this game.
While this game will not be perfect, it will certainly be the closest that many gamers are going to see for at least a few months if not a little longer.
While I tend to agree with nothing being perfect. It's presumptuous to say that about a game that you've never played. From the sounds of this review and all the previews, this game quite possibly could be.
It is impossible for any game (or movie, etc) to be perfect. If perfection was achieved, there would be nobody with anything to complain about, anywhere. And you know (just like any game), there is always something that someone dislikes about a particular title. That's just how things work.
don't let Mr. Perfect hear you saying that!
i agree there is no 'perfect' game, but you will see many more reviews like this, but you can rest assured that 3 weeks after release, at the latest, flaws will appear, they always do. but it will be a good game.
any reviewer that gives ANY game a perfect score loses all credibility. period. nothing is perfect. it can be close though.
I'll be picking up a new DS3 to play this with. Only a couple weeks left to go!
why the hell have people disagreed with you ? Oh I know why, because you mentioned a dualshock 3.
Stupid job...can't access the link.
Try this link - http://www.gtagaming.com/fo...
Nope, but the effort got you some bubbles.
FINALLY!!! a game worth of the title "nex-gen" and not some mindless 1st person shooter...finally a game for the gamers that enjoy single player more than multi(even though the multi on this game sounds like its really good)...finally a game that lasts more than 8 hrs of gameplay... Finally a game worth the 60$ price tag...cant wait to get my hands on my copy...now all i need is a comparison video and reviewers opinions about which version is slightly better so i can make my f#ck!ng mind on which version i should get...
I know what you mean by the price tag issue. It certainly becomes harder and harder to justify spending 60 dollars on games nowadays, especially after becoming so comfortable by the 49.99 price tag of previous-gen games. It's just nice to know that I will have no problem buying this game on day one, something I NEVER do.
Saints Row, Bioshock, Mass Effect, The Orange Box, Oblivion, just to name a few. Took me 4 months to get through Mass Effect, and I'm still not done with Oblivion.
I've had my 360 since December and have had countless hours spent between Mass Effect and The Orange Box. Honestly, the only other games I've bought have been XBLA titles just because those 2 have so much gameplay and are so long.... I have some ridiculous time spent playing Mass Effect and I'm currently on my second playthrough and played the DLC. The Orange Box speaks for its self.... but damnit, I want Episode 3.
yeah baby, not long now till i get this gem on the 360
Undercover "Fanboy" claiming to be NON-Biased on this site. Along w/ Tough Name, you, more than Tough Name. I bet you don`t even own a PS3,you probaly just pretend to make yourself feel better. Atleast people who you call "fanboys" are real with their self.
hahahaha, check my profile, add me on psn and ill send you a nice message when i get home from work, you must be new to this site
I`m NOT new on this site, I would never infect my PSN w/ your disease.
Seriously just be true to YOURSELF. You call people "fanboy" and then act like one YOURSELF.
BTW, the PSN could be your friends, since you can create a account for FREE on anyone`s.
wow you need to go to specksavers as you seriously cant read. if me saying im buying this for the 360 makes me a fanboy in your little world then i am if it makes you feel better. Also I have a Wii to and shall be picking up Mario Kart this week, does that make me a Nintendo Fanboy? I shall be downloading the Metal Gear Beta from the PSN store come 2moz, does that make me a sony fanboy?
I would lose a bubble for saying anything negative to you. Because that`s just how you seem to be. Probaly PM`d your MOD friend and lost me a bubble. ***CLAP*** 2 mins lost a bubble. When I had 8 yesterday, just went to 7, haven`t made a comment till now and lose it in 2 mins.
Your the man,
How you live w/ yourself is beyond me. You do this w/ peoples storys too.
"yeah baby, not long now till i get this gem on the 360"
Is your comment.
"Would you expect anything less from GTA? Good review and nice high quality scans which are easily read. Enjoy."
This is SOMEONE who i actually BELIEVE isn`t biased (FishyFingers) comment.
Notice the difference.
i dont bother with the bubble system or the agree/dissagree system.
also involing a MOD into this is out of the question but you can PM a mod and ask if you want, plus why would i be bothered to explain myself to someone on the net?
and saying getting a game for a system is not been a fanboy, i can say what i like. when new preiviews or reviews come out MGS4 ill be sayong "cant wait to get this gem on my PS3", so according to you, you should be calling me a sony fanboy in a months time, i look forward to it
Your OBVIOUSLY not going to be HONEST w/ your self.
I`ll go first: I LOVE my PS3 more than the 360, I used to have a 360 but it broke so much, it made me HATE it, while i had it i only thought it was OK. I like my ps3 more because i feel it has offered me more of what I want to play currently and in the future. It`s not that i think the 360 is Sh!t, i just don`t think it has the potential or reliability of the PS3. I think MS screwed up huge while making the decision of what the 360 should be/hold for the future of gaming. As for the WII i use to love NINTENDO, now i kinda hate them, i feel like they are ruining gaming as of late.
That why I comments mainly about my loving my PS3, I`m not AFRAID to say i`m biased....because I am. That`s me.
Plankton, I give you props for standing up for your console of choice. It takes real guts to say that and I;m really sorry about your issues with the 360. While it may have more games, it's not reliable and it isn't gauranteed you won't get one that's reliable out of the box. I'll give you a bubble.
WHy on earth are you people giving Plankton props for creating an unwarranted fanboy witchhunt. Why are you so worried about whether he has a PS3 or not, why do you care that he's getting the game on the 360? I didn't know saying the word 360 would drive people so crazy. I own both consoles, and am getting the game on the 360 for the dlc, crucify me please.
Nail me to the fanboy cross as well. I prefer the 360 version cause I'm a die hard GTA fan and want to get my hands on the DLC. It has nothing to do with console fanboyism, I'm just comparing the options and choosing what I believe will give me the best GTA IV experience.
predator does indeed own a PS3. he's in my friends list and though i've yet to play a game with him on PS3 or 360. for several reason: 1 would be the time difference, 2nd would be game selection.
He's also admitted before he's a bit more biased towards 360 due to his preference for xbox live so he buys all the multi's for 360.
I know what you're saying though, we're all biased in some way or another. I prefer my ps3 over 360 so i mainly buy the multi's on PS3. I have my own reasons which i have mentioned several times here, but for someone who hasn't read my posts before would probably think i'm a ps3 fanboy based on some of my comments. but trust me, i like my 360 very much just not as much as my ps3. lol
Sorry for the long post, in case you want to know, i'm getting GTAIV for my PS3 for reliability reasons, the main reason is however, i have never beat any of the GTA games though i own them all. I will try to beat GT IV but the download content is out of the question because by the time it's released i'll be playing other games.
If the game is sooo great that i can't get enough of it, then i'll sell the ps3 version and buy it for 360 so i can download the extra content. I honestly don't forsee that happening though.
Don't let this internet bully get to you. Rabid fanboys are the cancer of this website.
Predator on the other hand comes across as a mature gamer that is enjoying the freedom of choice that comes from multi console ownership. He is getting it for his 360 due to the dlc. whats wrong with that? Im doing the exact same thing. I'll be getting mgs4 on my ps3 and ninja gaiden 2 on my 360. Enjoy Gta on your Ps3 and don't get upset about people that decide to enjoy the game on their 360 it just makes you look childish.