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. While GTA IV passed the UK BBFC certification board with flying colors (getting a 18+ rating) it did not fare so well in Australia. While it did get the countries highest MA15+ rating, the Sydney Morning Herald claims it only got approved after making certain alterations (just like the previous GTA installments)
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by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 1:37 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.