Contained within Grand Theft Auto IV is one of the greatest video game stories ever told, and that's only the beginning. It has its flaws, but Grand Theft Auto IV is the most ambitious game made to date and, without a doubt, the best game so far this generation.
* + Vast online experience
* + Stylistically unprecedented recreation of New York City
* + Movie-caliber storyline
* - Slight framerate dips, pop-in
* - Shooting mechanics could benefit from minor tweaking
* - Lack of a checkpoint system