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— -- It"s expected to lớn be the biggest sự kiện of the year for gamers: Gr& Theft Auto IV launches April 29 for the Xbox 360 & PS3. Some analysts predict publisher Rockstar Games (rockstargames.com) will sell more than 6 million copies in Week 1 and up to 9 million by fall. At Rockstar"s headquarters, I binhphap.vnt an early look for USA TODAY.

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Story


You"re Nikolai "Niko" Bellic, who leaves his rough Eastern European town lớn pursue the American dream. His American cousin, Roman, promises that the streets are paved with binhphap.vnld; but Niko discovers he was lured here khổng lồ work for Roman"s small cabst& và help hyên get out of debt with loan sharks.

To survive sầu, Niko makes money, connections & a name in the criminal underworld. As you"ll discover, Niko had his own reasons for wanting to leave sầu his homelvà.

Location & look

Players return to Liberty City from 2001"s GTA III, modeled after Thành Phố New York City and New Jersey. (Manhatrã is called Albinhphap.vnnquin, Times Square is Star Junction, Central Park is Middle Park.)

Every time you hop into lớn a oto you"ll have sầu access lớn many local radio stations, each with a different music genre và humorous DJ.

And while the game world is smaller than the cities found in 2004"s GTA: San Andreas, it is fleshed out with incredible detail, realistic graphics, motion-captured videos, more verticality (such as access khổng lồ skyscraper rooftops) and a 24-hour day-and-night cycle (two minutes of game time equals one hour).


Game play

As with past GTA games, IV can best be described as a non-linear "sandbox" world, populated by pedestrians và cars that obey traffic lights, in which you can binhphap.vn anywhere & vì anything.

Players will take on dozens of missions over the course of this game, assigned by the characters you"ll meet. One challenging mission is lớn get the address of an informant, & you must carjack a cop cruiser khổng lồ gain access to the police computer.

How you accomplish this task is up lớn you: You can gọi 911 on your Mobile phone so an officer comes and then take his car; shoot at pedestrians until the police arrive; or stealthily steal a cop oto from a police station.

More so than in the past, gunplay is an important part of GTA IV, whether it"s on foot or while driving, và players will also master hand-to-hand combat based on the Israeli krav maga combat style.

Multiplayer and more

Arguably the biggest new feature in GTA IV— & a first for the series — is online play for up lớn 16 gamers.

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Both cooperative sầu and competitive sầu modes will be available, including Deathmatch & Team Deathmatch ("frag," or kill, as many players as you can before the time is up); GTA Race (race your vehicle to the finish line, while firing weapons at rivals); Cops N" Crooks, a team-based mode that pits the police against thugs trying lớn protect their boss; and Hangman"s Noose (a four-player co-op mode).

Among muốn other features: downloadable missions after the game ships (Xbox 360 only); characters who rethành viên if you helped them or not (which may affect if they"ll assist you in the future); mini-games such as bowling, pool & arcades; access khổng lồ e-mail và the Web for info and missions; and optional in-car GPS navigation so you don"t need lớn look at the bản đồ as much.

Gamers who want a taste can watch the lademo trailer at rockstargames.com/IV.

Controversy

Not unlượt thích previous GTA games, Grand Theft Aukhổng lồ IV will ruffle feathers among muốn concerned parents, politicians và activists.

You still can kill police, but it"s wiser to lớn avoid these shootouts because if you"re arrested, you"ll thảm bại all your money and weapons và fail the mission. Though they"ll try to jump out of the way, you also can drive inkhổng lồ pedestrians.

Players can again proposition prostitutes to get a "health boost." Exotic pole dancers are in the game — but there is no nudity, nor is there a hidden sex mini-game, à la "Hot Coffee," which landed the game publisher in hot water in the past.

You also can drink và drive in this game, and if you choose to lớn binhphap.vn out partying with friends, at the kết thúc of the night you can walk home, hail a cab or drive; if you drive, your vision is blurred, making it harder khổng lồ control the vehicle.

Finally, GTA IV contains plenty of foul language.

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In short, heed the "Mature" rating on the box. It"s not appropriate for players under 17.


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