23 April, 2008


Yeah, I normally hate to inform about console games, but Grand Theft Auto 4 is a game of the the year without any doubts so it deserves at least a short mention. This fresh release from group iCON for XboX 360 has 6.36 GB and is not region free - which means only people in Japan, Asia, Australia and few European countries can play it. As Rockstar doesn’t publish this game until next week, it’s possible they will ban users playing this version of GTA 4 on their XboX, so NFO recommends not going online until the next week. I’m eagerly awaiting the PC version!

The most anticipated game ever, Grand Theft Auto IV will revolutionize gaming. You play as Niko Bellic, an Eastern European immigrant to Liberty City with a murky, violent past. Hoping to start a new life in a new country, Niko arrives on the docks and is met by his cousin, Roman. Roman’s promises of ready wealth and easy women turn out to be exaggerations and Niko must quickly adjust to a hard life. But this is America, and Niko wants his slice of the American dream. With perseverance and hard work, he just might grab it.

Based on several of the boroughs of New York City and parts of New Jersey, Liberty City, familiar to players of previous games in the series, has been entirely redesigned for GTA IV. Players can expect visible detail down to the weeds growing in the cracks in the sidewalk, cars and buildings of visibly different ages and a much greater level if verticality in the buildings and bridges that they are able to explore as Niko moves through the city streets. In addition, pedestrians in GTA IV are much more realistic. No longer simply moving cardboard cutouts, these NPCs are intelligent, modern, human representations that laugh, cry, eat, drink, use cell phones and ATMs, and talking amongst themselves regardless of Niko’s interaction with them.