100 Little Things We Love About GTAIV

Even though GTA the quatro has only been out a few weeks, you’d think we would’ve seen it all by now. But that kind of thinking is foolish! Like you, we’re discovering astounding new details every day, and we’re not talking major features like the new aiming system or the wacky shit the colorful locals have to say. We’re focusing on all the small touches that go into making Niko and Liberty City feel well-rounded and three dimensional. And while some of these things aren’t “new” per se to gaming, here are a bunch of things you may or may not have noticed during your jaunt through LC. Enjoy.

1) Radio making tinny feedback noise when your cell rings
2) Hearing other cell phones ring nearby and instinctively hitting “a” to answer

3) Putting on a helmet whenever you ride your motorcycle

4) Newspaper and magazine covers - available at most newsstands
5) Your view from the back of a taxi

6) Blood splatter on windows/walls

7) Videogeddon Arcade
8) Lobbing a grenade underhand most of the time
9) Dropping your cell once you get shot
10) People trying to steal your car and getting dragged while holding onto the handle

11) Love Fist sign in Star Junction
12) Bailing out of vehicles in mid-jump
13) How the garbage men only appear in the wee hours of the morning
14) Niko turning the steering wheel in the direction you’re turning

15) How Niko checks behind him when backing up
16) Shouting stuff like “Yellow car!” when hailing a cab while drunk - he’s foreign after all
17) Construction workers hammering away at the street at the carnival
18) When you turn your car’s brights on, oncoming traffic will honk at you
19) Niko asking for a radio station change while in a cab
20) Your police siren can be partially broken… and it makes a different wailing sound depending on how broken it is
21) People running out of the rain with newspapers over their heads or with umbrellas
22) People besides Niko getting arrested
23) Hookers standing under street lamps… and not just wandering aimlessly
24) Radio news matching internet news matching stuff you’ve seen happen in the game world
25) Little Jacob’s pot smoke billowing out of your window

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  • geicogecko - December 2, 2011 1:01 a.m.

    Addendum to #73: And sometimes when they slump down on the horn, their foot will also jam down on the gas and the steering wheel will turn one way or the other, and the car will careen out of control until the horn stops.
  • Falconite221 - October 10, 2008 1:55 a.m.

  • Ryanthestormout - September 21, 2008 6:14 a.m.

    You forgot that Niko flips off taxis that don't pick him up, which I just noticed, and find hilarious.
  • Hades3390 - October 21, 2008 10:41 p.m.

    oh yeah! number three!
  • Bloori - June 2, 2009 9:06 a.m.

    I think this is really funny, and the "Giving money to hobos thing made me think of something i did once I bumped into some hobo guy walking down the street, he swore at me, and i just punched him and ran off.
  • chriskrazy8 - May 29, 2009 8:12 a.m.

    The helicopter tours thing was funny, taking helicopter tours....jumping out of helicopter tours LOL.
  • uvebeenpwned - May 29, 2009 1:17 a.m.

    am i the only one that notices the joke put on niko's profile: niko was guilty for grand theft auto in the videogame grand theft auto 4. see what i mean
  • xXHaloKillerXx - May 28, 2009 10:48 p.m.

    What about how cops are always in groups at the subway stations?There were 5 of them on the steps.
  • albinomonkey90 - May 28, 2009 2:59 a.m.

    this is a little late but the amount of work they put into this game is amazing.

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