Grand Theft Auto IV IGN UK Review

Taken from the review:

"Expectations were so high for Grand Theft Auto IV that one of the biggest surprises is that it's managed to meet them. That it's also gone on to confound these is truly a marvel, and the game's Liberty City is nothing less than one of the greatest videogame worlds yet conceived. With this game, Rockstar has set out to free itself from the excesses of the series past to emphasise the character of its world, and in doing so has created a high watermark in the relationship between narrative and play. It's no less than the definitive open world game, and by that measure the definitive interactive experience of this generation to date."

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Cwalat3831d ago

great... 2 10/10 from IGN worldwide

chaosatom3333831d ago (Edited 3831d ago )

Looks like they are impressed. I like the other ign review tho better.

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nbsmatambo3831d ago

the other version of the review was slightly better

Hatchetforce3831d ago

I have it reserved and I believe I will like it more than past GTAs due to a more adult story. But I have watched almost every available video and the graphics do not seem to warrant a 10. Some of the closeups from videos show quite a few low res textures, hands that look like they were modeled for last gen consoles, etc.

IGN stated they gave a 10 not because the game was perfect but because it pushes the bounderies and I just don't see the game doing that graphically. At least not from the videos.

Ghoul3831d ago


i hate to tell you guys

i just got aphonecall from my gamesguru that i can fetch my speciel edition later :) boy im so happy GTA for weekend :D

redninja3830d ago

I actually find that the ign uk review was written far better than the the regular ign review.

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Xanj3831d ago

Another 10 from IGN, lookout world, here comes GTA IV! ;)

Jim Crowslaw3831d ago

i can imagine the 360 feeling a lot like how Batman is feelin in my avatar. I mean i love Batman and i like 360 (as i currently own one) but i kno facts when i see em. And in both of these cases (Superman knockin the sh*t outta batman and 360 version being graphically inferior), the facts are vibrantly (no pun intended) clear

PSMonster213831d ago

At GETPWNT, thats your rebuttal? HAHAHAHHAHAAH!!!

Clinton5143831d ago (Edited 3831d ago )

But I can't wait to play GTA IV. :)

captainpwn3831d ago

It doesn't mean perfect, it means that its fully worth the $60 you spend on it.

Clinton5143831d ago (Edited 3831d ago )

more disagrees for logical opinions.

Thanks guys.

reply below: I know what it means to them. I've lived through all of those gaming eras. ;)

rucky3831d ago (Edited 3831d ago )

A "10" is not a score we give out very often. In fact, the last time we gave a 10 to a console game was Soul Calibur in 1999. A 10 doesn't mean a game is perfect -- it means a game is pushing boundaries, expanding a genre, and doing many things to a level so far above and beyond its competitors that they overshadows any flaws. Certainly, GTA IV has some issues, the most noticeable being the occasional flaw in the cover system, but there are many more pieces of GTA IV that are better than anything I've seen from a game in the past decade. We don't give 10s often -- just to games that merit the score.

Straight from the reviewer's closing comments which I personally agree on.

SUP3R3831d ago

These perfect scores from IGN are making me ridiculously hyped.
This Monday at midnight I officially become a hermit.

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