3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Essential to get 100% completion,
This review is from: Grand Theft Auto IV Signature Series Guide (Paperback)
I completed that main story of GTA4 and some of the side games also but was not getting anywhere near 100% completion, then I picked this book up.
The story is only 68%, and this book gives you lots of detail on how to make up the remainder of the game. From pidgeons to when to meet a hidden character and where to pick up weapons for free and armour, stunt jumps etc - it is all in here. These bits of the game are really time consuming to master, and without a guide I don't think I would be able to manage it. There are also a few handy (pull out) maps included.
Whilst the major chunk of this book is a step-by-step walk through of the main story - I bought it to help steer me towards the 100% mark. I think in this respect, it has enabled me to play the game more, and get more value out of it.
All in all, this would qualify it for 4 stars, but I think having to fork out more money for this type of info is asking gamers a bit much. If it had been sold alongside the game for £5, it would probably be 4 star - but as it is, the price (and hence value of the game) takes it down to 3 stars.