Grand Theft Auto IV was the series' re-introduction into multiplayer since GTA2. The game modes cover the usual deathmatch, capture the flag, and free-for-all types as well as other more GTA related types. Some of the modes are available in a team style of play as opposed to every man for themselves to complete the objective. There are also three cooperative (co-op) modes where you and other players work together against computer opponents.
Party Mode is available which allows you and 7 of your friends to join up and enter matches together. Most modes allow up to 16 players. The co-op modes are 2 to 4. Teams range from 2 to 8.
There are 14 different multiplayer modes:
Your online rank is determined by the amount of cash you gain during online matches. Cash can be awarded by killing opponents and/or winning rounds. The ranks are 0 to 10 and pan out as follows:
The higher your rank, the more clothing and options you unlock for your online character's appearance.
The PC version of the game has some differences.
- Supports up to 32 players.
- LAN support.