6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Really good game at a really good price.,
This review is from: Grand Theft Auto IV (PC) (CD-ROM)
Loads of people have been giving this game a bad review because it 'runs slow', requires Games For Windows live account and a social club account ect. Thing is that I own an Xbox 360 so I already have a Live account and I don't mind applying for a social club account. The social club account is however not at all needed, all that the game requires is for the program to be installed. Whether or not you have the account it doesn't matter, all the account does is inform you of updates (Which is nice but they could have done it without the whole social club thing I agree). Oh and for the game requiring an online live account isn't true. In game when you set up the game you can set up an offline account so you don't have to go online to save your game.
So on to the subject of it running 'slow', GTA IV for the PC is a very demanding game of your hardware but it can run on some newer lower end hardware. I mean the game is playable on a ATi HD 3200 IGP on lowest settings so having something like a 4650 or a GTS 250 should put GTA IV on good settings and enough for you to play the game. When Crysis came out people were asking the Q "Will it run", they weren't complaining that it took a lot of processing power, so what makes GTA IV different?, maybe people just had really high expectations.
This game has a really good story, is fun and there is lots to do. A bonus feature for the PC version is that it has up to 32 multiplayer and has a video editor which allows you save clips, edit them and then upload them! Another thing that is really good is the modding community that GTA IV is acquiring, groups of people are coming together to add their own features to GTA IV. One of them I'd like to point out is 'First person view', yes you can go round liberty city and experience it from the first person view. This is also not restricted to cars, so you get to drive cars the way they are supposed to be driven!
All in all I think its a good buy at its price, I don't know if I'd pay more.