Grand Theft Auto IV was highly praised and well reviewed since its release into the video game industry, but does it deserve title of best video game ever made?
Grand Theft Auto IV is the latest addition to the GTA franchise, and it made an impact on the video game industry as a whole, definitely. It possibly has one of the best story lines that you will be able to find in a game currently on consoles. Parting from the “gangster” image that it once honed, and now taking the role as an immigrant who takes upon the task of revenge. You will find that this is a story of love, hate, betrayal and moral choices to be made by you, the player. A definite requirement for one of the best video games ever made is definitely a well thought out and planned story line, which Rockstar Games has definitely managed to display with GTAIV.
Another quality that one of the best games ever made would have to possess is great and current technology. Apparently, Rockstar took that a step further and made GTAIV hold some of the most advance technology made available to the video game industry. The animation in the game is superb and one of the most detailed displays of animation within a video game. You will find that when you are walking on unleveled your posture will adjust to the surface. For example, if you are walking on a sidewalk, one foot may be on the street and one other foot may be on the sidewalk. The graphics are pretty amazing as well, especially on high definition quality. Definitely no problems with that particular aspect of the game. The music… well, there is no background music, but there are radio stations that you can listen to that are definitely entertaining to listen to. Mainly comedic stations, and actually some real world music to listen to, such as Kanye West and Movado.
The gameplay is what definitely makes this game so ground breaking. Not only are the missions action packed and intense, but there are multiple ways to execute a mission. You can use whatever guns you want, whatever way you want to. If you want to blow up the place, then go ahead, if you want to snipe, you can, if you want to go in guns blazing, grab a shot gun or sub machine gun and go on. But the greatest entertainment that I am given by this video game is definitely by the vigilante missions. It can be so amazing and intense at times. When you are tasked with executing a gang that is having some activity in an area, you will find that they may be large in numbers, about a group of 8, and they are definitely packed with powerful weapons. The last vigilante mission I did with a gang task, I was being pressured by two of the members throwing the grenades at me simultaneously with a sniper in back picking at me and two people with assault machine guns keeping me at bay. To say the least, it looked amazing to see cars being exploded and being shot up into the air left and right, and the screen shaking so violently that you can not even aim properly.
This game is definitely one of the best games ever made, and on my list, the top game ever made. The graphical quality, the animation and the engaging game play is definitely one of the best creations made available in the video game industry.