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GTA 4 PC

Gameplay on PC

Rockstar Games have announced that GTA IV will be arriving on the PC on November 18th and 21st in North America and Europe. Gameplay in GTA IV will be a little different on the PC than it is on the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, principally because gamers often use keyboards and mice instead of specialized controllers. However, Rockstar is adding what it calls a newly expanded multiplayer system just for the PC. On PlaysStation 3 or Xbox the multiplayer system is follow:

  1. There are 15 multiplayer game modes in GTA IV. PSM had an opportunity to play 7 of them. The rules of each game are determined by the host.
  2. Multiplayer supports upto 16 players.
  3. Your online character is fully customizable. You can alter his race, sex, hair, clothing etc.

One of the big draws for PC gaming is multiplayer, so if they can create a unique PC-oriented multiplayer experience, it could pull more people in. If it’s something substantially different, and it’s great, it could even convince some of the people who bought the console version to buy the PC version just for the multiplayer.

The map
The Grand Theft Auto 4 map is the one big city, it consists of five boroughs – Broker, Dukes, Bohan, Algonquin and Alderney. These are based on Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Manhattan and New Jersey, respectively. You start off in Broker and the other borougs are locked by “teror alert”. These areas will be unlocked gradually as you progress through the story.

Predicted System requirements

GTA 4 for PC is a possibility the system requirements could be something like Crysis or Call of Duty 4.
Minimum requirements:

  • CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 2.4 GHz or AMD(R) Athlon(TM) 64 2800+ processor or any 1.8Ghz
  • Dual Core Processor or better supported
  • RAM: 512MB RAM (768MB for Windows Vista)
  • Harddrive: 8GB of free hard drive space
  • Video card (generic): NVIDIA(R) Geforce(TM) 6600 or better or ATI(R) Radeon(R) 9800Pro or better

Recommended requirements:

  • CPU: 2.4 GHz dual core or better is recommended
  • RAM: 1GB for XP; 2GB for Vista is recommended
  • Harddrive: 8GB of free hard drive space
  • Video card: 3.0 Shader Support recommended. Nvidia Geforce 7800 or better or ATI Radeon X1800 or better

Grand Theft Auto IV

On the PC it offers wonderful single-player campaign successful console versions, offering new graphical enhancements with higher resolution and many new upgrades and features to the community elements and multi-player.

This allows you to import personal music to a custom radio station. You can record videos and also edit clips with the new video editor; you can share these with other players through Rockstar’s Social Club community element.

The story in Grand Theft Auto IV here Nico Bellic who is a Russian immigrant comes to Liberty City at the request of Roman his cousin. He very quickly becomes entangled in a world with organized crime, he works his way up in Liberty City here he makes friends and loads of enemies.

Its single-player game play hasn’t changed much from Xbox360 and PS3 versions. The multi-player aspect is pretty solid, it offers grand multi-player mode whilst increasing the player count starting from 16 to 32 and still performing admirably with less lag.

The PC version’s editor for videos is most defiantly its greater additions. Once you create an account then log in to Rockstar’s Social Club, you can then capture videos of the game-play then export to game’s videos utility. From video editor clips can be edited as you like, adding filters, putting music or splicing together different videos. After editing the clip to what you like, this can be posted to the Social Club for members to rate and check out.

Even though the game has some impressive and new features which fans of GTA and gamers would undoubtedly want to experience, there are many severe technical issues with this game, and stability is very poor on machines. Beware of the games serious stability issues as it presently stands.

Graphically this game has defiantly improved from its console versions, the resolution is super-high and character models have improved. The entire city looks awesome filled with details, unfortunately the technical issues can’t go unnoticed no matter how top range PC you have the settings has to be scaled downed for the game to run properly.

The sound section is not changed from its console version; this is great since it sports some amazing voice acting, excellent sound effects with a large robust soundtrack. The one thing the PC version has that the console doesn’t is “Independent FM” a particular radio station this allows to import MP3 to particular folders this can be listened to during a game. Same as a real radio station, you are able just listen to music or opt for a DJ banter.

CONCLUSION:

Grand Theft Auto IV a solid port with a beloved title, except for a few technical hitches but it will be rectified soon. If you a PC-only gamer wanting to take the plunge in Liberty City then this new feature is bound to impress you. The storyline hasn’t changed from its console version, the keyboard and mouse controls are very responsive when handling guns, new video editor feature rocks. Adding some compelling new features is a reward to PC gamers, only they will have to wait for Rockstar to give a patch to sort out its stability problems.

Top 5 Grand Theft Auto Characters

Top 5 Grand Theft Auto V Characters.

1. Lester Crest

Lester is the mastermind behind all the heists and although he suffers from a wasting disease which has gradually worn down his motor skills during his life and left him wheelchair-bound he is still no less of a threat. He excels best behind his computer screen and is not a person you would like to piss off.

At an unknown point in time, Lester met and became affiliated with Michael Townley and Trevor Philips, becoming a regular member of their heist crews since the start of their partnership.

2. Lamar Davis

Lamar is the best friend of Franklin Clinton they both went to Davis High School together when they were teenagers. Eventually, the two men became involved in crime. Now going about stealing (or “repo-ing”) cars for the dealership where they work. Lamar always has something intelligent to say, even if he doesn’t have the eloquence to really say it, and he shows that there is more to a small time gangster than meets the eye.

Fun Fact: Lamar was originally supposed to be the character that Franklin ended up being but due to a last minute decision by Rockstar his role was altered.

3. Franklin Clinton

Franklin is a small time gangster, working for a crooked guy who wants him to boost cars for a living. Franklin is the first playable character in GTA V (discounting the prologue) and is our first introduction to the sprawling world of Los Santos.

Franklin was born in South Los Santos in 1988. Following his mother’s death, Franklin moved in with his grandparents. Despite being constantly spoiled by his grandmother, Franklin had decided to take on the role of a street hustler. One of his first jobs was selling cigarettes with Bradshaw however, it isn’t until Franklin jacks Michael’s son’s car that he is promoted into the criminal world of high risk, high reward.

4. Micheal De Santa / Townley

Michael Townley used to be part of a big time gang, pulling off bank heists and getting into ferocious shoot-outs. After he is shot by the police, however, he decides to take the way out; witness protection in exchange for information.

Michael is a great character to balance the three protagonist structure. He strikes a balance between Franklin’s cool, collected attitude and Trevor’s crazy. Michael can be as reasonable as the next guy, but when he’s in a bad mood, he can almost be as manic as his old partner. Michael is about as far away from the stereotypical GTA protagonist as you could get, and it seems rather fresh to start off the game as a success this time round.

5. Trevor Philips

Who else could it have been? Rockstar’s newest psychopath is different because he’s also a protagonist. Trevor Phillips is wild and unhinged. His company, Trevor Phillips Industries, seems to only have two things on its business plan – kill everyone and sell some meth. As the story progresses, Trevor carries out torture, brutally murders people, takes a man’s wife hostage and continues his one man rampage.
Trevor is an unbelievably complex character, and will go down in GTA history as one of the wildest characters ever.

“This is my life’s work. I mean since I was a little kid I-I dreamt big. Y’Know, I’ve always wanted to be an international drug dealer and… weapons trader.”- TREVOR PHILIPS

Agree or disagree with this list? Then leave a comment down below about how you would have designed this list.

Grand Theft Auto PC Review

If you’re a PC gamer who’s spent the last eighteen months enduring delays and watching your friends play on their consoles the wait is over, and it was worth it.

Rockstar has delivered on an open world experience unrivaled by any previous game. It has crafted a world that feels truly alive and brilliantly captures the perversion of the American Dream that has been glorified by popular media today.

The action is divided up between three protagonists and each one has their own style, story and theme. There is Michael’s story about a criminal who achieved the dream of making enough to cash out and the depression that followed, to Franklin’s story of ambition that will eventually lead him to Michael’s fate and Trevor’s crazed madness that embodies the player’s natural destructive tendencies when playing a GTA title.

This is nothing new from the consoles so what sets GTA on PC apart? GTA 5 PC benefits from the new lighting model, post-processing effects, day-to-night cycle and added vegetation of the next-gen console versions and shadow detail that affect everything from the way characters’ faces look close-up to depth-of-field effects, water and grass.

The controls translated well enough to the mouse and keyboard except for flying, which requires use of WASD, the number pad, and the mouse, which means you need three hands to easily pilot aircraft. Driving also takes some getting use to, as slight adjustments are easy on a joystick but difficult on keyboard. Prepare to crash some really nice cars before finally getting the hang of leaving the Los Santos Police in the dust.

The PC version also has first person perspective, which brings crime to a whole new personal level. Walking the streets of Los Santos and seeing the world through the eyes of Michael or Franklin bring the immersion to a whole new level. Gunplay also feels tighter in first person and driving has a completely new thrill.

The definitive addition to the PC version is the new Rockstar Editor and its accompanying Director Mode. At any point, you can start recording your play session in clips of up to 90 seconds in length. You can also use an instant replay function to grab footage from an always-on buffer after you do something cool or crazy. You can then use the Rockstar Editor to edit and montage these clips, changing the camera angle, adding filters, and putting in new background music. This addition has created a tool for those who want to make YouTube Videos but don’t have the sophisticated software to do so.

Grand Theft Auto

What do you think of when you hear Grand Theft Auto? Perhaps you may think it is a pointless violent game, perhaps you may think it is the greatest game of all time. I won’t disagree with any of these 2 points, but I will go in detail about Grand Theft Auto, the series that revolutionized the course of gaming.

The Grand Theft Auto gaming series started in 1997, featuring Grand Theft Auto 1, an over-head camera angle was used. Rockstar Games created sequels until the game that changed it all had come along: Grand Theft Auto 3. The third installment of this gaming series brought a new view to Third Person view. Featuring great sidequests, missions, and many more. What made the game so successful in the Gaming Industry was the free-roam ability. Your user could freely walk around wherever they went, with a unique 3D environment.

The next major installment in the series: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, was a major success in the gaming industry. Featuring updated graphics, and such. This was the first GTA game I played in the series, and it was quick to become my favorite game. The action, the storyline, and immense violence played a big role in this classic. 2 years later, a new game hit the market, and was not surprisingly, a huge success in the gaming community, Grand Theft Auto:San Andreas.

In GTA:SA, you play the role of Carl Johnson, aka CJ. Your mom has just been killed, and you have to return to the city of San Andreas to find out who did it. Along the way, you meet up with your old friends, which are very likeable, and well thought out characters. The voice acting was perfect, featuring The Game as one of the characters. The missions are thrilling, exciting, and feature a whole array of possible weapons. I don’t like the environment in this game as much as Vice City, but it’s still one hell of a world.

To wrap up my review, if you could only get 1 game this year, I think this should be your pick. Not only does it feature great gameplay, it has the whole package: Gameplay, Storyline, Characters/Voice Acting, Replay Value, Environment, etc.. I think everyone would agree with me on this. Have fun playing San Andreas, which you can get free of charge by winning our contest. And that wraps up my review of arguably the greatest game and series of all time.