Rockstar/Microsoft XBox - Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto, the contentious cops-and-robbers gang game, takes its urban violence one step closer to reality in this latest version of the franchise. In a dark narrative that wouldn't be out of place in a Tarantino film, this version takes the player into Liberty City, an environment modelled after New York City with a precision never before seen in the gaming world. The game adds a virtual layer to the real city: the intricate map and copied buildings would allow the skilled Liberty City tourist to navigate the real New York City with ease. Yet, the game's brutal imagination is far from New York's own American dream.

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