We reviewed Grand Theft Auto 4 and made many convictions. Here's probably the boldest: GTA 4 "has moved video games on to a level which most developers just won't be able to compete with". Looking at it again, a fair few months since we'd driven the streets of Liberty City, that was perhaps overstated things slightly, but it's still abundantly clear that GTA 4 has made a very high point in video game history.
We won't explain just why we love the game so much (because that’ll be like writing 100 pages in praise of the game), but for those who are new to it, know that you’ll be put in an open world action which makes you care only about the main characters in a way we doubted would ever be possible. It’s a top class action game, it's larger and expansive than every other non-RPG released yet, and visuals are to die for. Having sunk hours into the PC version it's still a sight to behold.
Instead of retreading the old grounds, we've rundown how the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 4 have been handled. It includes the performance on modern gaming rigs, and all the extras that the Rockstar Company have included in. Performance is probably our biggest concern with the game. To put it in easy way, you're going to need a much updated machine to get the game running well. Even the game's desired settings caused our quad core, NVidiaGeForce 8800 GTX equipped machine struggling to its maximum potential, and this was after we'd lowered the resolution to well below our monitor's original resolution.
Intel CPU: Core 2 Quad Q66002.4GHz
AMD CPU: Phenom 9850 Quad-Core
NVidia GPU: GeForce 8800 GT
AMD GPU: Radeon HD 3870
OS: Windows XP 32-bit or above
Direct X: Version 9