Early GTAIV Reviews Almost Perfect
We've all been waiting with bated breath for Grand Theft Auto IV, and now that it's finally here, we're starting to see the first sets of reviews. Typically, a game with so much hype and build-up has difficulty meeting expectations, simply because those expectations are through the roof. But this is one of those very rare instances where the game in question seems to have met and even exceeded the highest expectations of industry journalists.
If for whatever strange reason you haven't picked up GTAIV yet, we point you in the direction of GameRankings to check out the average scores so far. The results have been absolutely astounding: the PS3 version is averaging 99.7% (the 360 version is almost identical at 99.8%) with perfect 10s from a few of the largest gaming publications out there. This includes both GameSpot and IGN, which - if you are familiar with the review styles of those sites - seems almost incomprehensible. Other perfect 10s of interest include reviews from Game Informer, GameSpy, VideoGamer, G4/XPlay, and 1Up/EGM. The only sub-perfect scores for GTAIV thus far come from Play UK (9.8 out of 10) and Cheat Code Central (4.9 out of 5). Certain top-notch titles in the past, like God of War II and Gears of War, have warranted super high scores, but this is unprecedented.
Obviously, this is a must-have game. But of course, we know what you're all wondering- what will PSX Extreme give GTAIV? Ah, but you mustn't fret, dear readers; that result isn't far off. We continue to dig our way through this game and we refuse to give anything away beforehand...
Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto IV
4/29/2008 Ben Dutka