Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Grand Theft Auto IV releases today

Quite possibly the biggest-selling and most controversial game of the year hits store shelves today.

Metacritic, the site that aggregates reviews from across the tubes, shows a 99 out of 100 rating. I've only watched someone play one of the previous games in this series, so this will be the first time I've played a GTA game. I'm looking forward to trying it out, but the big draw for me is really the multiplayer aspects of the game -- 15 different modes. Just about all of my friends on Live will have it, plus with the enormous sales expected, this will become part of the gaming community's common experience.

The Xbox 360 version will have additional exclusive (read: not available on PS3) downloadable episodic content available later this fall.


E-Doo said...

I've enjoyed past GTA versions, so I'm sure this one will be good, too. Admittedly, I have not pre-ordered it, so I probably won't get it for awhile. I might wait until it is available on Gamefly.

I am wrapping up Portal. You were right - it was fun.

E-Doo said...

Oh crap. I saw it available at Target today while shopping for something else and couldn't resist. The glowing reviews linked in your article didn't help my resistance much.

See you online.