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GTA IV: A Video Game Masterpiece

GTA IV is an action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. Released in 2008 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the game was ported to PC in 2009. It is the sixth installment in the Grand Theft Auto series and takes place in the fictional city of Liberty City, inspired by New York.


GTA IV sales were distributed as follows:

  • PlayStation 3: 12 million copies

  • Xbox 360: 11 million copies

  • Windows: 2 million copies

Sales by platform:

The storyline of GTA IV follows the story of Niko Bellic, a former Serbian soldier who arrives in Liberty City to escape his past. He quickly becomes involved in the world of organized crime, and must fight to survive in this dangerous city.

GTA IV's storyline has been praised by critics for its writing, realism, and dark themes. It was nominated for numerous awards, including Best Screenplay at theGame Critics Awards 2008.

A rich and complex video game scenario

GTA IV was a huge commercial success, with over 25 million copies sold worldwide. It is the best-selling video game of 2008 and the second best-selling video game for the PlayStation 3, behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

The commercial success of GTA IV


Liberty City, the city in which GTA IV takes place, is a rich and detailed open world. The city is divided into three districts, each with its own style and vibe. Players can explore the city at their leisure, and participate in a multitude of activities, such as missions, races, or mini-games.

The open world of GTA IV has been praised by critics for its realism and richness. It has been nominated for numerous awards, including Best Open World at the 2008 Game Critics Awards.

A rich and detailed open world

GTA IV is an essential action-adventure video game, which marked the history of the series. The game offers a rich and complex storyline, a rich and detailed open world, and fluid and immersive gameplay.

Grand Theft Auto IV truly redefined the standards of video gaming by delivering an immersive and realistic experience. Massive sales figures across Xbox, PlayStation and PC are testament to its universal success. Immerse yourself in the streets of Liberty City, discover unforgettable characters and explore an open world full of possibilities. GTA IV remains an essential reference for video game fans, an adventure that transcends the boundaries of the screen to become an iconic cultural experience.

Aside from massive sales, GTA IV has been praised for its innovative gameplay, cutting-edge graphics, and captivating soundtrack. Niko Bellic's quest to escape his past and find his place in the dynamic cityscape of Liberty City has captivated millions of players around the world.

The reasons for the success of the game

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Grand Theft Auto IV soundtrack

The GTA IV soundtrack is made up of popular songs from the 1990s and 2000s. It is perfectly suited to the game and helps create an immersive atmosphere.

The songs are carefully selected to reflect the ambiance of Liberty City, a modern and cosmopolitan city. They are also used to highlight important moments in the storyline.

Some of the most iconic songs from the GTA IV soundtrack are:

  • “The Sound of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel, who plays during the game's opening scene, when Niko Bellic arrives in Liberty City.

  • "Changes" by David Bowie, which plays during the scene where Niko Bellic confronts his past.

  • David Bowie's "Heroes", which plays during the game's final scene, when Niko Bellic makes an important decision.

The GTA IV soundtrack was praised by critics, who called it a "masterpiece" and "one of the best video game soundtracks ever composed."

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