Grand Theft Auto IV is easily one of the best games released in 2008. Provided that your PC can give the game what it needs – and that you don't get hit with the tech issues which have caused so much trouble for many – this is the definitive Liberty City experience. The video capture/editor is welcome (if a bit flawed in its execution), the presence of user-added music through Independence FM cannot be undervalued and the added visual punch is… well… it's pretty stunning. Console players may have a tough time justifying a double-dip for a game which is virtually unchanged, but PC-centric gamers and aspiring machinima directors will definitely want to give GTA IV PC a look.
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