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Psy
The new issue of the UK edition of the Official Xbox Magazine has a full review of Grand Theft Auto IV, crammed with plenty of new information you probably didn't know. Much of this information features small details, but those small details are what makes the game's Liberty City the realistic living breathing world that it is. You'll see pedestrians washing windows, or hear the various ringtones on their phones. Shoot a driver in the head and he could fall on the horn, or even on the gas pedal and run you over... Driving through a burnt out car's debris could overheat your tires and cause them to burst... There's just so many tiny details that will come together making GTA4 one of, if not the greatest game ever made.

The review also features a number of brand new screenshots showing the full HUD, including the radar, and ammo/score counter.

Most importantly though, the review gives GTA4 a perfect 10/10.
  • Amazingly realistic world
  • Stunning action set pieces
  • Genuinely engrossing storyline
  • Hugely entertaining multiplayer
  • Vast in every respect
"Stunning in every respect"

If you're in the UK, look out for this magazine in stores now. You won't be disappointed with the review and new information.

Information thanks to RAWRferal.
Ophis-
Great stuff! These last few days are going to be killer for some of us reading articles like these... ARGH!!!

- EDIT

In fact, I'm going to go and get this on my lunch hour break!
Seeen
Perfect 10 out of 10? Awesome. Tires react to heat! Some molotov tire meltage perhaps?
adamg18
Brilliant stuff. Anyone have a copy of it? I mean would be awesome to see the screenshots with the HUD etc.
15 days is way too long!
Psy
We don't like to post scans on the website due to the copyright issues, however GTAGaming have never worried about morality or legality issues... So they've got some scans on their forums which you might wanna look at. http://www.gtagaming.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101930
darchi19
dont even have a xbox ...... still gonna buy it lol

cant wait till the ps3 one
CutThatCity
Awesome! Well exited, I'm gona go out later and buy me one of these magazines.
nirvanafrik
hehe nice... this game will pwnz
psychÝ
To be fair nothing is perfect in every respect, I would much rather have a review that said a few issues with it as that would actually be believable.
TechEnthu
Whoa! Changing phone's ring and theme! Buy rings and themes from the net! Woooo!

EDIT: OXM's review scores are alway a little higher than average [other sites/mags] IMO.
Psy
The review does say there were a few minor problems, but they could be fixed by the time the game ships. It's not going to be 100% perfect, but everything else in the game will make it a 10/10 game, I reckon.
Soliex
Could someone possibly send me a PM with the image links to those scans? Im not able to see the website due to my at work filter. I would appreciate it.
adamg18
QUOTE(Psy @ Apr 14 2008, 01:20 PM) [snapback]1411212[/snapback]
We don't like to post scans on the website due to the copyright issues, however GTAGaming have never worried about morality or legality issues... So they've got some scans on their forums which you might wanna look at. http://www.gtagaming.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101930


Awesome, thanks Psy.

Never realised you were a Liverpool supporter, good on ya! Did you watch the match yesterday?

Without fishing back through previous articles, how long gameplay did they say it would be if you took it at a normal "have fun, do a mission, blow up stuff" kinda pace?

Edit:
I can't get to the link due to work filtering, any chance of someone doing the same to me as they (hopefully are) doing for Soliex (above)?
Psy
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QUOTE(Psy @ Apr 14 2008, 01:20 PM) [snapback]1411212[/snapback]
We don't like to post scans on the website due to the copyright issues, however GTAGaming have never worried about morality or legality issues... So they've got some scans on their forums which you might wanna look at. http://www.gtagaming.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101930


Awesome, thanks Psy.

Never realised you were a Liverpool supporter, good on ya! Did you watch the match yesterday?

Without fishing back through previous articles, how long gameplay did they say it would be if you took it at a normal "have fun, do a mission, blow up stuff" kinda pace?

I was at the game yesterday, so yeah. Was alright. First half was a bit boring but the second half was much better.

From previous articles, they reckon about 100 hours to finish the game if you're not rushing through it.
Iscariah
QUOTE(Psy @ Apr 14 2008, 02:20 PM) [snapback]1411212[/snapback]
We don't like to post scans on the website due to the copyright issues, however GTAGaming have never worried about morality or legality issues... So they've got some scans on their forums which you might wanna look at. http://www.gtagaming.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101930


You sir, are great! biggrin.gif May I touch you? wink.gif Just kidding...
Thanks for that link. Now I'll have something to read...
adamg18
QUOTE(Psy @ Apr 14 2008, 01:58 PM) [snapback]1411230[/snapback]
QUOTE(adamg18 @ Apr 14 2008, 01:52 PM) [snapback]1411226[/snapback]
QUOTE(Psy @ Apr 14 2008, 01:20 PM) [snapback]1411212[/snapback]
We don't like to post scans on the website due to the copyright issues, however GTAGaming have never worried about morality or legality issues... So they've got some scans on their forums which you might wanna look at. http://www.gtagaming.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101930


Awesome, thanks Psy.

Never realised you were a Liverpool supporter, good on ya! Did you watch the match yesterday?

Without fishing back through previous articles, how long gameplay did they say it would be if you took it at a normal "have fun, do a mission, blow up stuff" kinda pace?

I was at the game yesterday, so yeah. Was alright. First half was a bit boring but the second half was much better.

From previous articles, they reckon about 100 hours to finish the game if you're not rushing through it.


Brilliant, should last me a while biggrin.gif

I couldn't get tickets to Blackburn, but hopefully up there for Man City. I thought the ref was a bit of a tosser to be honest.

Could you possibly PM me with the image links because my stupid work filter has blocked it?
Psy
QUOTE(adamg18 @ Apr 14 2008, 02:07 PM) [snapback]1411235[/snapback]
QUOTE(Psy @ Apr 14 2008, 01:58 PM) [snapback]1411230[/snapback]
QUOTE(adamg18 @ Apr 14 2008, 01:52 PM) [snapback]1411226[/snapback]
QUOTE(Psy @ Apr 14 2008, 01:20 PM) [snapback]1411212[/snapback]
We don't like to post scans on the website due to the copyright issues, however GTAGaming have never worried about morality or legality issues... So they've got some scans on their forums which you might wanna look at. http://www.gtagaming.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101930


Awesome, thanks Psy.

Never realised you were a Liverpool supporter, good on ya! Did you watch the match yesterday?

Without fishing back through previous articles, how long gameplay did they say it would be if you took it at a normal "have fun, do a mission, blow up stuff" kinda pace?

I was at the game yesterday, so yeah. Was alright. First half was a bit boring but the second half was much better.

From previous articles, they reckon about 100 hours to finish the game if you're not rushing through it.


Brilliant, should last me a while biggrin.gif

I couldn't get tickets to Blackburn, but hopefully up there for Man City. I thought the ref was a bit of a tosser to be honest.

Could you possibly PM me with the image links because my stupid work filter has blocked it?

I've been to about 30 games this season, but the Blackburn game was the last one for me. Was going to go to the Chelsea semi final, but I'm busy that week, and it's my birthday around the Man City game so I'll be staying in Newcastle with my mates. The ref was pretty shite though. Could have had 2 or 3 penalties. Then again Skrtel could have been sent off too. Well, one last game might be in Moscow... But I'll see smile.gif.

I'll send you the links.
adamg18
QUOTE(Psy @ Apr 14 2008, 02:15 PM) [snapback]1411238[/snapback]
QUOTE(adamg18 @ Apr 14 2008, 02:07 PM) [snapback]1411235[/snapback]
QUOTE(Psy @ Apr 14 2008, 01:58 PM) [snapback]1411230[/snapback]
QUOTE(adamg18 @ Apr 14 2008, 01:52 PM) [snapback]1411226[/snapback]
QUOTE(Psy @ Apr 14 2008, 01:20 PM) [snapback]1411212[/snapback]
We don't like to post scans on the website due to the copyright issues, however GTAGaming have never worried about morality or legality issues... So they've got some scans on their forums which you might wanna look at. http://www.gtagaming.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101930


Awesome, thanks Psy.

Never realised you were a Liverpool supporter, good on ya! Did you watch the match yesterday?

Without fishing back through previous articles, how long gameplay did they say it would be if you took it at a normal "have fun, do a mission, blow up stuff" kinda pace?

I was at the game yesterday, so yeah. Was alright. First half was a bit boring but the second half was much better.

From previous articles, they reckon about 100 hours to finish the game if you're not rushing through it.


Brilliant, should last me a while biggrin.gif

I couldn't get tickets to Blackburn, but hopefully up there for Man City. I thought the ref was a bit of a tosser to be honest.

Could you possibly PM me with the image links because my stupid work filter has blocked it?

I've been to about 30 games this season, but the Blackburn game was the last one for me. Was going to go to the Chelsea semi final, but I'm busy that week, and it's my birthday around the Man City game so I'll be staying in Newcastle with my mates. The ref was pretty shite though. Could have had 2 or 3 penalties. Then again Skrtel could have been sent off too. Well, one last game might be in Moscow... But I'll see smile.gif.

I'll send you the links.


I would love to go to that many games, if only i could afford it! Yeh your spot on about the pens and Skrtel, so all in all glad we got the result.

Thanks for the links mate, catch you later smile.gif
Mekstizzle
Yeah read the scans a few hours ago. Good stuff. I can say I'm pretty much totally hyped now for this shit. Metal Gear Online beta coming soon, that'll keep me busy for abit. Also new CoD 4 maps. Also Burnout patch.

All of which I won't be playing at all once GTA 4 comes out, kind of a shame but...well that's how it is.
TwoFacedTanner
Wow! The Stooges are in the game wowee! Thats awesome!
Lee
Wow, might have to go get myself a copy of the mag after work. In my opinion, GTA is the only game that won't be over hyped, it will live up to expectation and I can't wait for it. Only downside is that I start a new job on the 28th so no holidays, no slacking and no very late nights, at least until the friday wink.gif
Harrop
Sounds fuckin well good, you can also read it on N4G.com as someone has kindly scanned the full review for everyone to read - check it out, Im prob still gonna but the mag tho lol
Indy
Best GTAIV read i've ever had imo. Loads of new stuff and it really does hype you up. I seriously recommend reading this.
REIDYTHEKING
that sounds crap and fustrating can u imagine taking a truck full of drugs to a dealer for example while being chased by the the police and your tires burst and also how come an xbox magasine got the first review everyone knows that the ps3 has the upper hand in graphics power looks and disc more people have ps3s and the game gta4 got made smaller because the xboxs disc only has 15gb memory whilst a ps3s blue ray disc has a mighty 50gb memory therefore it has bigger games with better graphics.


never the less i wish play magasine had the first review.

hang ona minuite have u noticed that the magasine never mentioned glitches like ur head going into walls and when u do a stoppy the front weel dinit gan in da ground that must mean that there will be minimum gliches woo hoo !

QUOTE(REIDYTHEKING @ Apr 14 2008, 04:35 PM) [snapback]1411323[/snapback]
that sounds crap and fustrating can u imagine taking a truck full of drugs to a dealer for example while being chased by the the police and your tires burst and also how come an xbox magasine got the first review everyone knows that the ps3 has the upper hand in graphics power looks and disc more people have ps3s and the game gta4 got made smaller because the xboxs disc only has 15gb memory whilst a ps3s blue ray disc has a mighty 50gb memory therefore it has bigger games with better graphics.


never the less i wish play magasine had the first review.

hang ona minuite have u noticed that the magasine never mentioned glitches like ur head going into walls and when u do a stoppy the front weel dinit gan in da ground that must mean that there will be minimum gliches woo hoo !


after the gadgi completed gta4 on xbox ive been wondering if gta4 is easyer then gta sanandreas.
i bloomin well hope so.
HB~Sauce
Good to see its getting good reviews, I wonder how the ps3 version is gonna be rated...
Lee
QUOTE(REIDYTHEKING @ Apr 14 2008, 05:37 PM) [snapback]1411323[/snapback]
that sounds crap and fustrating can u imagine taking a truck full of drugs to a dealer for example while being chased by the the police and your tires burst and also how come an xbox magasine got the first review everyone knows that the ps3 has the upper hand in graphics power looks and disc more people have ps3s and the game gta4 got made smaller because the xboxs disc only has 15gb memory whilst a ps3s blue ray disc has a mighty 50gb memory therefore it has bigger games with better graphics.


never the less i wish play magasine had the first review.

hang ona minuite have u noticed that the magasine never mentioned glitches like ur head going into walls and when u do a stoppy the front weel dinit gan in da ground that must mean that there will be minimum gliches woo hoo !

QUOTE(REIDYTHEKING @ Apr 14 2008, 04:35 PM) [snapback]1411323[/snapback]
that sounds crap and fustrating can u imagine taking a truck full of drugs to a dealer for example while being chased by the the police and your tires burst and also how come an xbox magasine got the first review everyone knows that the ps3 has the upper hand in graphics power looks and disc more people have ps3s and the game gta4 got made smaller because the xboxs disc only has 15gb memory whilst a ps3s blue ray disc has a mighty 50gb memory therefore it has bigger games with better graphics.


never the less i wish play magasine had the first review.

hang ona minuite have u noticed that the magasine never mentioned glitches like ur head going into walls and when u do a stoppy the front weel dinit gan in da ground that must mean that there will be minimum gliches woo hoo !


after the gadgi completed gta4 on xbox ive been wondering if gta4 is easyer then gta sanandreas.
i bloomin well hope so.


Go away petty fanboy! mad.gif

Psy, nice torres sig, he's a legend, wish we (MAN C) had signed him last summer. Never mind, bring on Ronaldinio and Henry this summer!!
Zen
Wow... Can't wait even more now tongue.gif
fmmrhx
I'm very suspicious of 10/10 reviews.
craniumkick
damn a 10 out of 10 thats the first time i ever seen that on a game.
im gonna stock up on energy drinks cause when i get the game midnight i aint quiting for a few days
Jeff Threat
This game is gonna be AMAZING!!!!
TreeFitty
QUOTE(REIDYTHEKING @ Apr 14 2008, 12:37 PM) [snapback]1411323[/snapback]
that sounds crap and fustrating can u imagine taking a truck full of drugs to a dealer for example while being chased by the the police and your tires burst and also how come an xbox magasine got the first review everyone knows that the ps3 has the upper hand in graphics power looks and disc more people have ps3s and the game gta4 got made smaller because the xboxs disc only has 15gb memory whilst a ps3s blue ray disc has a mighty 50gb memory therefore it has bigger games with better graphics.


never the less i wish play magasine had the first review.

hang ona minuite have u noticed that the magasine never mentioned glitches like ur head going into walls and when u do a stoppy the front weel dinit gan in da ground that must mean that there will be minimum gliches woo hoo !

QUOTE(REIDYTHEKING @ Apr 14 2008, 04:35 PM) [snapback]1411323[/snapback]
that sounds crap and fustrating can u imagine taking a truck full of drugs to a dealer for example while being chased by the the police and your tires burst and also how come an xbox magasine got the first review everyone knows that the ps3 has the upper hand in graphics power looks and disc more people have ps3s and the game gta4 got made smaller because the xboxs disc only has 15gb memory whilst a ps3s blue ray disc has a mighty 50gb memory therefore it has bigger games with better graphics.


never the less i wish play magasine had the first review.

hang ona minuite have u noticed that the magasine never mentioned glitches like ur head going into walls and when u do a stoppy the front weel dinit gan in da ground that must mean that there will be minimum gliches woo hoo !


after the gadgi completed gta4 on xbox ive been wondering if gta4 is easyer then gta sanandreas.
i bloomin well hope so.


First off stop being a fanboy, there are rules against it. Secondly, how did you manage to quote your post in the same post? wacko.gif

And great news with this review.
Ulster_Niko
Review has me totally hyped now, I have never been so excited about a game coming out. Fuck, it's looking like it's going to be the greatest game of all time. Rockstar don't seem to have missed a thing. Can't wait to experience the story, either; it sounds like something straight out of Hollywood. April 29th can't come fucking quick enough!!
deejay
sorry i have to be the asshole that has to be sexist, and i know dis game is going to be the best thing since pussy in a cup but i wish the game was review by some of the male gender
Medic!
QUOTE(deejay @ Apr 14 2008, 02:45 PM) [snapback]1411461[/snapback]
sorry i have to be the asshole that has to be sexist, and i know dis game is going to be the best thing since pussy in a cup but i wish the game was review by some of the male gender




why?


At any rate, it looks like this game is going to be taking up a lot of my time this year. I really enjoy seeking out all of the minor details that R* puts in their games, and it sounds like GTAIV has plenty of them in store for us. smile.gif
Anton
just read the review. and smiled to myself as i read that last paragraph of the unique moments like getting run over by a dead man biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif:D this is definelty a gta game

QUOTE
sorry i have to be the asshole that has to be sexist, and i know dis game is going to be the best thing since pussy in a cup but i wish the game was review by some of the male gender


it was done by a guy. Jon Hicks?
Lexi
GTA has always had flaws. But you have to also remember that those flaws are fixed slowly with each game. Look at the 'combat' in GTA3.. TERRIBLE. Look at it in SA, good enough. What happens when you take those flaws and hammer them out? Sooner or later you hit a point where most annoys flaws are done away with. I believe thats GTA4, it might have some flaws but nothing can compare to perfection that is GTA, unless you know.. Lots of frame rate issues.
Merkleguy
Man this game will rock.

Me and my 55's boys will dominate the online scene, if not just cruise around the city wink.gif

I heard something about EA tryin to buy Rockstart or TT i hope that doesn't happen.
TreeFitty
I have to nic-pick for a second here. I am sad to see a shorter, cab over version of the Packer. I loved that monstrosity of a truck.
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/6039/packer1jpgdc5.jpg
TwoFacedTanner
QUOTE(psychÝ @ Apr 14 2008, 07:42 AM) [snapback]1411221[/snapback]
To be fair nothing is perfect in every respect, I would much rather have a review that said a few issues with it as that would actually be believable.



Sounds like a job for:


We always find something to complain about.
UCSB
over hype, this game has gone too comercial now. abort
fmmrhx
QUOTE(UCSB @ Apr 15 2008, 01:38 AM) [snapback]1411662[/snapback]
over hype, this game has gone too comercial now. abort


How has it been over-hyped? And in what way is it too "comercial"?
deejay
QUOTE(UCSB @ Apr 15 2008, 12:38 AM) [snapback]1411662[/snapback]
over hype, this game has gone too comercial now. abort


what does that mean, are u an idiot or something yow, i hope u dont buy it then u wanna be
The_Technician
this review cancells out all negative ones that dont realy have any claims to back up thier evidence. or should that be the other way around?

anyway i can't wait for this game and this made it worse!
neko_ceko
w0000000000000000000t
42 comments ohmy.gif
Snakeyes646
The game is gonna be awesome online & offline, my most anticipated game ever.

I always knew this was gonna be getting high 90s or 10/10 in reviews cool.gif
Thrilla in Manila
This game is gonna fucking suck. This review just totally blew my dreams of GTA 4. I thought it was going to be the most amazing thing ever but after reading this I knew instantly that GTA IV was going to be a classic piece of shit


sike lol I can't wait for gta 4
The_Technician
??? How? this game is fucking epic, and the best you an do is call it shit?

EXPLAIN!!!
Ophis-
QUOTE(Thrilla in Manila @ Apr 18 2008, 07:51 AM) [snapback]1414661[/snapback]
This game is gonna fucking suck. This review just totally blew my dreams of GTA 4. I thought it was going to be the most amazing thing ever but after reading this I knew instantly that GTA IV was going to be a classic piece of shit


sike lol I can't wait for gta 4


Yes, how is it a bad game? your just one of these fuckers who don't like to do/think what others think just because you want to be different. Most of us don't think the same on purpose, it just so happens we all think the same. . . which just so happens to be that this game is great.
The_Technician
This game will be a defining point in culture...a true stroke of videogame genious

reading your other posts, Thilla in manilla, you seem to be a decent fan of GTA...so what changed?

Only god can judge me.
He was probably joking?

"GTAIV gonna suck.."
Thats like a guy or woman saying sex sucks.

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