Something For The Weekend – Grand Theft Auto IV

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Happy Friday one and all! It’s finally here, that wonderful time of the week where work is over and the weekend is here. That also means it’s time for my weekly segment – Something For The Weekend, and with the latest Grand Theft Auto V Online content – Bikers DLC – coming out, I thought to myself “NO!”. I yearn for more single player content. I yearn for more story. So I started playing some Grand Theft Auto V single player again, and by the the time I got to Trevor curb stomping Johnny from The Lost, I stopped, I smiled and then I turned Grand Theft Auto V off. I then proceeded to turn on a game I’ve not touched since Summer 2013, you remember that time? The months leading up to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 release of GTA V? I switched on Grand Theft Auto IV. So, ladies and gentlemen, that is my pick for Something For The Weekend. Lets take a look back at the first trailer “Things Will Be Different”.

That’s right baby, unplug your Xbox One’s and PlayStation 4’s dust off your Xbox 360’s and PlayStation 3’s or just fire up your PC, because this weekend I cannot recommend anything else, but the epic Grand Theft Auto IV.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love GTA V, the size, the characters, the gameplay – it’s all amazing – but it lacked a little something that Grand Theft Auto IV had in spades and that, my friends, is atmosphere. Grittiness. When you go about your business in Grand Theft Auto IV, it’s almost as if you can smell the smells, it feels very much like you’re in an alternate New York City, and the story is absolutely out of this world good. The additions of The Lost and The Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony are both also fantastic efforts and great examples of add-ons that Rockstar are capable of – if only they’d apply the same effort onto some single player add-on content for GTA V!

You can get Grand Theft Auto IV on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

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