Grand Theft Auto IV (PC DVD-ROM)
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craig, Southport. 25 December 2008
What a let down - my rig handles Crysis, MassEffect, Fallout3 etc with ease - everything on full - great frame rate. Friends have been trying for ages (I am an avid game collector, at least 1 per month).
This game is crap - at 800X600 it is slow, and on bloody medium for goodness sake. The critics must have been paid a good kickback to rate this highly - On METACRITIC eg Magazine average rating is 89% and yet the User Rating (424 votes) is 4.1 out of 10 (ie 41%).
Guys I have seen some really pathetic horrible games get higher User Ratings than that = I think my last paragraph tells the whole story. I think they might have killed off their franchise with this one (for PC anyway).
I have just installed their eagerly awaited patch, don't hold your breath - improves nothing I can see. Short of rebuilding the whole flawed adaptation of the great Unreal engine I cannot see how they are going to patch their way out of this one.
PC port was a quick moneyspinner which could well come back to haunt them. Rockstar have shot themselves in their greedy feet with both barrels of double 00.
Louis, Gardens. 6 December 2008
If you've upgraded your DirectX and Video Drivers to the latest versions (ATI 8.11, don't know NVidia), and pressed the "p" key(motion blur and depth of field) while in the game then this is one of the best game I've ever played, I can't wait to get a Quad and see what Liberty realy can look like.
Christo, Sea Slopes. 20 January 2010
This game will blast your mind away, epic storyline. awsome graphics and detailed world. I played this game for hours on end, including online multiplayer which is something you shouldn't miss out!!
The game ran very smooth, all the settings at the max. I also used means of pybassing the limited graphic setting available in game to push it beyond the games limitations, the results were. a game so real and detailed it was truely eye popping, i found no problems what so ever during my time playing this game more than once from the start with latest patches.
Reason why it only gets a 9 is because its not DX10 game. it would have been a heart stopper if it was. Still looks extremely good for a DX9 game. Cant wait for the next GTA title
Jacques, Centurion. 6 January 2009
Nice game, played it for many hours but fell the game its not quite optimized.
Playing the games on med with: Intel 6550, XFX 8800GT factory overclocked, 2GIG DDR2 800 Ram, Gigabyte P31 Vista sp1 is a bit silly since i can run Crysis, Fallout 3, Far Cry2 all on high to v. high settings
if this is the future requirements for games im gonna have to quit.
Bruce, WELTEVREDENPARK. 26 December 2008
Those graphics requirements suck. I can handle any game (Crysis, Far Cry 2, etc) but my pc is being raped by this game, even though the graphics suck. They should not have ported the game, but rather remake the game for pc, or they should have spent more time to make the port better.
My pc is better than 2 Xbox 360's but runs the game twice as worse.
Rockstar must go bankrupt.
Waldo Luís, BEACON BAY. 30 December 2008
This game is amazing! There are a few problems along the way such as the shadowing and a lack of anti-aliasing. Sometimes sound is played before the character's mouth moves. There is a patch coming this week so everything will be fixed. Check this link: http://www.gtaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=380088.
Byron, South Africa. 4 December 2008
Seems like a great game but even with my fairly good system the games performance is still poor. The game also prevents you from trying so set the graphics option if it happens to misread your system. There are also other bugs which cause the game to crash which can be VERY frustrating. I would give it a skip until a patch is release to fix all these issues.
AMD 64 X2 5200+
3 Gigs DDR2 800 RAM
Gigabyte 8800 GTS 320mb
Shaun, Musgrave. 31 December 2008
GTA IV is clearly an amazing game, the only problem is that it is absolutely jam-packed with bugs at present.
The majority of users will find that regardless of their system specs, the game frequently omits textures which makes gameplay virtually impossible. Before buying this game i would strongly recommend googling "GTA 4 PC bugs and missing textures", or at least waiting until a patch is released. In addition check the support site at rockstar.com and you'll be greeted by numerous errors and bugs which have become apparent since release. It's disappointing to think that a big name developer like Rockstar doesn't take the time to test their games for bugs before release. Either way, a word of warning to all who buy this game: be prepared to test your patience to its limits.
aaron, South Africa. 20 September 2013
im waiting for this game to be deliverd to me i hope its gona play on windows 8.1 preview