- Platform: Xbox 360
- Media: Video Game
What does the American Dream mean today?
For Niko Bellic, fresh off the boat from Europe, it is the hope he can escape his past. For his cousin, Roman, it is the vision that together they can find fortune in Liberty City, gateway to the land of opportunity. As they slip into debt and are dragged into a criminal underworld by a series of shysters, thieves and sociopaths, they discover that the reality is very different from the dream in a city that worships money and status, and is heaven for those who have them and a living nightmare for those who don’t.
Beginning with the 1997 release of the original Grand Theft Auto, the GTA series has been one of the most prolific, controversial and down right entertaining franchises in video games history. This pedigree of success guarantees that the highly anticipated eleventh game in the series, Grand Theft Auto IV, will garner at least as much attention if not more.
Grand Theft Auto IV is a brand new adventure in the GTA universe following the experiences of Nikolai "Niko" Bellic, a new immigrant from an undisclosed eastern European country whose troubled pa st and the persuasion of his cousin Roman have brought him to the fictional Liberty City. Unfortunately, Niko’s search for the American Dream and a much needed fresh start, hits an immediate snag when the rags to riches story Roman spun to pique Niko's interest is exposed as not only a complete fabrication, but a ploy to enlist Niko’s well-known skills as a tough guy against the ample list of enemies clamouring for Roman’s debt-ridden blood.
Because Roman is the only person Niko knows in Liberty City he begrudgingly accepts his role as Roman’s protector despite the deception. But as time goes on Niko comes in
• Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City features both of Grand Theft Auto IV’s episodes – The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony
• This Complete Edition offers more value than any other product at a discounted price point – 3 Grand Theft Auto games in 1 box with 100’s of hours of single player and multiplayer gaming
• The only offering that provides the full Grand Theft Auto IV experience featuring:
• Exclusive front of box art work for collectors and fans of the franchise
• New Liberty City map and poster
• New game manual
• Xbox 360 features 2 game Discs – Grand Theft Auto IV on Disc 1 and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City on Disc 2
• PlayStation 3 version features both Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City on 1 Blu-ray Disc
• Games for Windows version features 4 game discs - 2 install discs, Grand Theft Auto IV on one disc and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City on another disc
The Grand Theft Auto Double Pack featuring III & Vice City shows the sales potential for a value Grand Theft Auto bundle:
• 360,000 units sold to date in the UK
Grand Theft Auto IV & Episodes From Liberty City
• Grand Theft Auto IV has sold nearly 2.5 million units since releasing in April 2008 in the UK
• Episodes from Liberty City has sold over 500,000 units in only 10 months in the UK