If you’re reading this guide, then you’ve joined the ranks of millions upon millions of people who have purchased Grand Theft Auto IV, the much-anticipated title that carries on the ever-popular GTA franchise. However, Tommy Vercetti is nowhere to be found, and you won’t be playing in an overly-80s or 90s environment. Instead, Grand Theft Auto IV propels gamers into an all-new version of Liberty City, a living, breathing environment inspired by the greatest city in the real world — New York. Playing as Eastern European immigrant Niko Ballic, you’ll find out firsthand just what it’s like to be a strange person in an even stranger land.
It’s true. GTA: San Andreas had a bigger environment to explore than Grand Theft Auto IV. But you’ve never seen a more densely-populated, detailed and engaging environment in any other videogame, ever. That’s where our guide comes in. Not only is there a main quest in the game that will take you around forty hours of gameplay to complete, but there are so many side quests, optional missions and jobs, and so much more, that finding it all on your own isn’t only a daunting proposition. It’s pretty much impossible.
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