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Grand Theft Auto IV Review - IGN

GTA IV gives us characters and a world with a level of depth previously unseen in gaming and elevates its story from a mere shoot-em-up to an Oscar-caliber drama. Every facet of Rockstar's new masterpiece is worthy of applause.

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skynidas3585d ago

"For those wanting to know which version looks better, the edge goes to the PS3. The textures and framerate are comparable, but the PS3 has far less pop-in. The 360 has richer colors, but the PS3 has better anti-aliasing making it look a little cleaner. Because GTA IV can preload onto the PS3 hard drive, the in-game loads are faster. Don't worry Xbox owners, the load times are rarely more than 30 seconds and don't occur very often. The slight visual edge goes to PS3, but the 360 is no slouch. Either version will do you proud".

AHHHH poor PoG

Hydrolex3585d ago (Edited 3585d ago )

PS3 won the console war because GTA IV is better on the PS3.

If you feel the same way, agree me

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EDIT: Who gives a F*cking sh!t to EA and nUbi games if they games look better on 360 ? GTA IV aka the best game in the world says PS3

and Today I'm going to ignore everysingle Xbox 360 fan in here because they are poor, they cannot even buy a PS3

N4G OVA

Shaka2K63585d ago

Is best on PS3 lmao.

A real AAA no tears of war overrated crap.

Xbugs are destroyed as usuall poor souls.

hahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaa.

sammy_mantra3585d ago

"Past GTA titles have had mild-to-serious framerate issues and technical glitches, because the games were trying to do far more than the PlayStation 2 could handle. While GTA IV is pushing the PS3 and 360 to the limit, it also runs amazingly well. Sure, there are framerate hitches here and there and (particularly on 360) there is some texture pop-in, but it actually runs better than I expected. That a game with great AI, an awesome physics engine and a detailed open world runs so well and with such short load times is a technical marvel. For that, I can forgive framerate issues and some noticeable aliasing. "

Poor xbuts

power of Green 3585d ago (Edited 3585d ago )

I was wrong about the anti-aliasing and PS3 having about equal pop-ins but was right about:

Framerate
Vibrance

Sue me biatch!!!!!. I'm assuming installing on the 360 HDD(optional)was a lie?.

Lots of PS3 games are cleaner with less detail of course.

socomnick3585d ago

Lol at the fanboys above are you guys like 12 ? grow up already act your age just because you are anonymous on the internet does not mean you have to act like raging moron.

sammy_mantra3585d ago

all of the PS3 games look phenomenal with FULL RGB turned on /SUPER WHITE turned on

all PS3 games look better than x360 versions

as for details the DVD is not enough to hold large and complex textures as seen in UNCHARTED

TRASH BOX 3 FIX ME 35 year old stupid MART aka POG ..........x360 will never have anything to rival UNCHARTED

also

X360 version not only has BAD graphics but suffers from SEVERE FR DIPS which are VERY APPARENT

""Past GTA titles have had mild-to-serious framerate issues and technical glitches, because the games were trying to do far more than the PlayStation 2 could handle. While GTA IV is pushing the PS3 and 360 to the limit, it also runs amazingly well. Sure, there are framerate hitches here and there and (particularly on 360) there is some texture pop-in, but it actually runs better than I expected. That a game with great AI, an awesome physics engine and a detailed open world runs so well and with such short load times is a technical marvel. For that, I can forgive framerate issues and some noticeable aliasing. "

"For those wanting to know which version looks better, the edge goes to the PS3. The textures and framerate are comparable, but the PS3 has far less pop-in. The 360 has richer colors, but the PS3 has better anti-aliasing making it look a little cleaner. Because GTA IV can preload onto the PS3 hard drive, the in-game loads are faster. Don't worry Xbox owners, the load times are rarely more than 30 seconds and don't occur very often. The slight visual edge goes to PS3, but the 360 is no slouch. Either version will do you proud".

MART aka POG aka JASON 360

head back to your cave TARD

Varsarus3585d ago (Edited 3585d ago )

Speaking of Uncharted sammy...it only used 30% of the SPU's!!!!

"SPUS: lots of stuff. Scene traversal, water, decompression, particles, etc. Using only 30% of SPUs"

http://xemu.blogharbor.com/...

1UP actually stated there were frame rate and pop-in issues so that probably was the 360 version after all lol.

Hatchetforce3585d ago

I like this story because clowns like hey hey hey and Jason-you-have-egg-on-your-fac e-360 were just saying yesterday that the story about PS3 superiority was made own. Well? Anything to say now? Unless you are going to be an adult and own up to your error then there isn't anything you can say that isn't a gutless remark.

I said days ago to mark down the comments of some people on this board because the time was coming when they were going to be eating their words. Well belly up to the table boys and chow down. You have a full plate.

The XBOT3585d ago

This sounds like a PS3 Gangbang to me. Both reviews took 10/10 so just STFU and wait for the game. We were supposed to see greater differences with those SPUs, but as far as how things have shown up, hype was 1/2 the power of the PS3.

Milky3585d ago

hahaha this is so funny haha haha I cant stop laughing haha now my throat hurts haahaahuguggghghgg cough cough cough Hurts really bad cough cougghhh. Fine now.

Sir Ken Kutaragi 13585d ago

'For those wanting to know which version looks better, the edge goes to the PS3. The textures and framerate are comparable, but the PS3 has far less pop-in. The 360 has richer colors, but the PS3 has better anti-aliasing making it look a little cleaner. Because GTA IV can preload onto the PS3 hard drive, the in-game loads are faster'

Enjoy the SUPERIOR PS3 Version!!!;-P PS3 Fans;)

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niall773585d ago (Edited 3585d ago )

damn a 10 from IGN

they dont just hand 10s out..... yes we are looking at you 1up

Fishy Fingers3585d ago

Yep. They don't dish them out lightly.

legendkilla3585d ago

very good score! im getting excited about this!

Amagai Shuusuke3585d ago

A perfect score!
Wow, has R* created perfection.

Winter47th3585d ago (Edited 3585d ago )

Those shiny 10s for no obvious reasons gave me a boner.

IGN've said it, PS3 has better pop ups, better loading times and better graphics, this masterpiece is f'ing SOLD.

Time Lord3585d ago

When his on chopper and looking down at the skyscrapers at night, my jaw literally dropped to ground, never have I seen something so magical in video game.never.

rucky3585d ago

the waiting starts. Wish I can hibernate til Tuesday

Shaka2K63585d ago

This one is best on PS3.
the next ones will be PS3 exclusive so they can make a game the way its meant to made without limitations of no HHD,1080p support, only dvd ect.

Lifendz3585d ago

can the hype get any larger for this game? I'm picking mine up day one. PSN: Lifendz

sammy_mantra3585d ago

" For those wanting to know which version looks better, the edge goes to the PS3. The textures and framerate are comparable, but the PS3 has far less pop-in. The 360 has richer colors, but the PS3 has better anti-aliasing making it look a little cleaner. Because GTA IV can preload onto the PS3 hard drive, the in-game loads are faster. Don't worry Xbox owners, the load times are rarely more than 30 seconds and don't occur very often. The slight visual edge goes to PS3, but the 360 is no slouch. Either version will do you proud."

there are some TECHNICAL GLITCHES like FR DIPS which are more evident on the X360

"Past GTA titles have had mild-to-serious framerate issues and technical glitches, because the games were trying to do far more than the PlayStation 2 could handle. While GTA IV is pushing the PS3 and 360 to the limit, it also runs amazingly well. Sure, there are framerate hitches here and there and (particularly on 360) there is some texture pop-in, but it actually runs better than I expected. That a game with great AI, an awesome physics engine and a detailed open world runs so well and with such short load times is a technical marvel. For that, I can forgive framerate issues and some noticeable aliasing."

PS3 FTW

chaosatom3333585d ago (Edited 3585d ago )

ps3 is now getting not only on par with 360 version, but also a bit better.

This is what happens if you DON't use unreal 3 engine on ps3 games.
You get quality game and quality titles.

chaosatom3333585d ago (Edited 3585d ago )

AND ROCKSTAR did it again.

Homicide3585d ago

And oh yeah, IGN said it, the PS3 version is better. PS3 > 360.

zethos563585d ago

IGN still recommended you to get the version with the most friends. They didn't say "get it for ps3 because the graphics are better" or "get it for 360 because of the DLC."

iamtehpwn3585d ago (Edited 3585d ago )

The last game they gave a 10 was Soul Calibur.
GTA 4 is fine and Dandy, and I look for IGN as the True reviewer for all my games as they are fair and balanced.

But meeh. A 10/10 for this game doesn't represent in anyway How I feel about it.

RecSpec3585d ago

"So what if the ps3 version is better?"

Well, that just means that all the people that said that the 360 version was the best version was WRONG. And, as far as this site goes, that's a pretty big deal around here. Whether people will admit it or not.

Silellak3585d ago (Edited 3585d ago )

As expected, the PS3 version is slightly superior in frame rate, aliasing, and pop-in. Sony's system is finally starting to flex the muscle we all knew it had.

This has finally been openly stated by a big-name gaming site.

Can we please, PLEASE now officially put an embargo on all "PS3 VS 360 OMFG!!!!!!!" articles on N4G and all just buy the game for our console of choice and enjoy it with our friends? Come together as gamers and, I don't know, enjoy an incredible game?

Both games got perfect scores, because a few aliasing, framerate, and pop-in issues do not make the game any less revolutionary, no matter what fanboys on either side want to claim.

If the IGN review is anywhere near reality, next week should be a landmark week for gaming and gamers everywhere, and it's time we focus on that fact, rather than which multiplatform version is slightly superior to the other.

chaosatom3333585d ago (Edited 3585d ago )

This wouldn't be put behind, trust me.

whenever a xbox fan mentions that games on ps3 suck compared to xbox, i will just say "GTAIV" and they will shut-up. :)

cheers and bubbles up.

Jack Bauer3585d ago

Everyone that says the PS3 version is better...when push comes to shove, both got a 10 out of 10... unlike when the 360 versions have been better they usually score higher, so that means the differences arent very much.

Imalwaysright3585d ago

Of course R* did it. Im not surprised at all. I always knew that R* would revolutionaze gaming once again just like they did with GTAIII 7 years ago. Hopefully now every GTA fanboy will buy a copy of this game and help T2 kick EA's nuts.

GTA and Rockstar FTMW.

Buubar3585d ago (Edited 3585d ago )

Yes, the 360 has DLC, but the PS3 has a better looking game.

I know which one I'd rather have.

Silellak3585d ago

"I know which one I'd rather have."

I'd rather have the one with the controller I prefer and that has more friends playing online.

Notice how this statement is entirely dependant on my preferences and situation, rather than a magical answer that tells everyone exactly which version they should get.

MrWonderful3585d ago

prepare for the colapse of n4g servers

RecSpec3585d ago (Edited 3585d ago )

You can't say that here!!!

We NEED magical answers!!

Edit: that was for 1.21, and yes it was sarcasm.

shortax3585d ago

GOTY

".........looking down at the skyscrapers at night, my jaw literally dropped to ground, never have I seen something so magical in video game.never." no doubt...I was in awe myself

Commando473585d ago

Come to think of it IGN rarely dishes 10s out...

But damn man when they do...

Bathyj3585d ago

The only reason I care that the PS3 version is slightly better (and from all reports it is, you can start taking that as fact now) is because now we do have to defend our choice and list to Xbox owners constantly telling us we have and inferior version. That might of been true with....Gee I'm actually stuck to thing of a game that had significant differences. Madden would have to be it. Yawn. But lets not ever here that argument about GTA ok. Everyone should be happy with this game.

Alvadr3585d ago

Holy Craperoni!! A 10/10 from IGN. Looks like this will be game of the year. I dont think even MGS4 could match that.

And look, they say PS3 is the best version. Hell yes, its about time!!!!

Bubble Buddy3585d ago

Wow, IGN gave a game a 10 =O

watchem3584d ago

IGN are really tough when they grade games. Look at Oblivion, it's a excellent game and it got 9.2.
Imagine this game with a 10/10. :D

Mystery_Person3584d ago

"blind fire with an RPG" You gotta love these guys! (R*)

fanboi hater3584d ago

damn this just confirmed the purchase 200% (as ign is the only actually reliable sight aka 10 means something), and thats because they don't just hand them out like lollipops at the doctors office.

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Hydrolex3585d ago

Because it's better than the 360 version

poos33585d ago

the 360 version is better

Herbert tholdpervert3585d ago

holy fuking sh!t the game got 10 from IGN this is unreal

PSMonster213585d ago

Thats all you got poo, I expected more from you. Makes sense, you got the sh1t version. ROFL!!!!!!!!!

mesh13585d ago

wait wait wait why are PS3 FANS TRYING TO TWIST THIS story 1st this is ign their podcast is called rrod 2nd ir cleary states the texture and the framrate are the same but i bet we will see the 360 maybe better in that area as we know from games like cod4,assasincreed that ps3 textureon gametrailers and other main sites have lacked good texture the only defference he said was that the ps3 had betteraliazing (prolly was in developemnt longer) and has less pop up due to the hard drive preinstall and also the 360 had a colour advantage so ok so if the rockstar had used the 360 preinstall the game would be the same so why are ps3 fanboysgoing so rabid over this its not like it actually has better graphics than the 360 hahaha richness in colour vibrace of the city and also will affect litghing vs hint "better aliasing" and we know how aliasing worksx2 aliasing is not noticable from x4 alaising this is a fact and i bet the ps3 gap in aliasing isnt even that great so guys i dont have nothing to worry abotu as if u took a screen shot guess which 1 would look better ^^ wonder why rockstar used the version it did =) but hey i must say gz to the ps3 owners tho im not a hater but dont boast a story that does not really show anything the game both visually look the same .

The XBOT3585d ago

http://au.xbox360.ign.com/a...

This game also scored 10/10. Time for the bedtime story?

sammy_mantra3584d ago

PS3 version of GTA4 is confirmed to be superior

i repeat CONFIRMED

http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-...

"For those wanting to know which version looks better, the edge goes to the PS3. The textures and framerate are comparable, but the PS3 has far less pop-in. The 360 has richer colors, but the PS3 has better anti-aliasing making it look a little cleaner. Because GTA IV can preload onto the PS3 hard drive, the in-game loads are faster. Don't worry Xbox owners, the load times are rarely more than 30 seconds and don't occur very often. The slight visual edge goes to PS3, but the 360 is no slouch. Either version will do you proud".

X360 version has FR dips too . more frequent than the PS3 version
"Past GTA titles have had mild-to-serious framerate issues and technical glitches, because the games were trying to do far more than the PlayStation 2 could handle. While GTA IV is pushing the PS3 and 360 to the limit, it also runs amazingly well. Sure, there are framerate hitches here and there and (particularly on 360) there is some texture pop-in, but it actually runs better than I expected. That a game with great AI, an awesome physics engine and a detailed open world runs so well and with such short load times is a technical marvel. For that, I can forgive framerate issues and some noticeable aliasing. "

EGM--- http://www.n4g.com/NewsPend...

"PS3 version looks slightly more vibrant and sharp "

Crying time for MS. it is over for X360 and MS

Hitman_Legend3584d ago

Dude, take it easy, you've stooped to a new low. Now 360 owners are asking for install times, wow talk about hypocritical. And what are you talking about acting like IGN's a fanboy site, only fanboys get so defensive when they hear something negative about their piece of plastic, if you actually listened to the podcast you'd know how it is. Also multiplatform game usually are higher by a point on the 360 version so why all of sudden are you acting like a whiner. People who worship pieces of plastic and metal make me sick, because people like you are whats wrong with gaming.

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Hydrolex3585d ago

For those wanting to know which version looks better, the edge goes to the PS3. The textures and framerate are comparable, but the PS3 has far less pop-in. The 360 has richer colors, but the PS3 has better anti-aliasing making it look a little cleaner. Because GTA IV can preload onto the PS3 hard drive, the in-game loads are faster. Don't worry Xbox owners, the load times are rarely more than 30 seconds and don't occur very often. The slight visual edge goes to PS3, but the 360 is no slouch. Either version will do you proud.

Hydrolex3585d ago

It's gonna rape the 360 version

InYourMom3585d ago

The game is NOT 1080p native so I don't see your point.

Man, you are really really trying hard to convince people who don't give a sh*t that the PS3 version is better. I hope R* are paying you well or you are one sorry ass loser.

Shadow Man3585d ago

Yes! we know the ps3 version is better. Damn you wasted 3 bubbles saying the same sh!t. You sound like a broken record.

Grown Folks Talk3585d ago

& if you need more proof I'm sure he can take a picture from a year ago with those exact same words from the article.

The XBOT3585d ago

The only thing that is raped is your brain for those 3 year old comments.

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