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Grand Theft Auto IV

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Take Two
Developer: Rockstar
Release Date: Dec. 2, 2008 (US), Dec. 3, 2008 (EU)

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'Grand Theft Auto IV' (ALL) Passes UK's Stringent BBFC Certification

by Rainier on April 1, 2008 @ 3:00 p.m. PDT

What does the American dream mean today? For Niko Bellic fresh off the boat from Europe, it is the hope he can escape from his past. For his cousin, Roman, it is the vision that together they can find fortune in Liberty City, gateway to the land of opportunity. As they slip into debt and get dragged into a criminal underworld by a series of shysters, thieves and sociopaths, they discover that the reality is very different from the dream in a city that worships money and status, and is heaven for those who have them and a living nightmare for those who don't.
Set in New York, Rockstar is bringing its open-ended crime series to the next-gen consoles with Grand Theft Auto IV, situated around mysterious protagonist Nikolai. After the UK certification board BBFC gave Rockstar a hard time with Manhunt 2, it was going to be interesting to see what it would do with the imminent GTA IV, but apparently much ado about nothing, as it was just granted an 18+ approval rating for "strong violence, very strong language, sex and drug references."
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