When someone mentions the word 'hype', one game comes immediately to mind, Halo 3, a title hyped up to such an extent that you had people camping outside stores up to a week before the release date. The end product received a flurry of perfect reviews from the media but the general consensus of opinion is it was a bit of a let down. In Grand Theft Auto we have a strong franchise that has existed a lot longer than the former. The quality of the preceding titles has been high and as result created quite a stir leading up to release. Normally a game of this stature is subject to delays with GTA IV keeping up the trend. Reasons aside, the game was pushed back to April 08 – originally slated for late 2007. This amongst other contributing factors only fuelled the hype machine further with gamers around the world worried about an anti-climax. With the game now available in retail outlets worldwide, do we have a case of a title finally living up to the hype?