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.
to me this game really defines a true Grand Theft Auto experience. from a small time crook slowly climbing up to the top into a successful criminal and terminate anyone who get's in your way, and there was a lot of conflict and surprising events throughout the whole story.
besides the story of the game, this is the first GTA game on the HD universe so this is a rather special one because of it's revolutionary leap from GTA:SA to this, like GTA III first appear on the 3D universe. The Graphics are not bad compare to any other games but what we get instead is the brilliant gameplay that GTA:IV delivers also the character Niko Bellic is a very unusual compare to any other GTA protagonist. Through out the whole game i have a feel for Niko, little by little pieces of the puzzle started to come together and revealed a lot to tell about the character's background.
and nowadays GTA:IV can even look better than GTA V with the ENB mod community providing different presets according to your liking/taste and graphic card capabilities and tons of vehicle mods and scripts to complete your GTA experience whether to make it more realistic or more fun to play. overall it's a brilliant game sadly Niko Bellic wouldn't be appearing in any other Grand Theft Auto series until Rockstar have found a new replacement for the voice acting of Niko Bellic
Niko Bellic is faar way my favourite character after Carl Johnson appears on GTA:SA