50 Reasons You Need GTA IV - Part Two

The hugely anticipated trailer crashed the internet as fans the world over clamoured to see the next-gen GTA. It may have been a teaser but it was laced with clues that show what an incredible cocktail of gangstas, violence and saucy innuendo Rockstar has in store for us... Read part 1 of this feature here.

A rundown corner of this district of the city will be your first home, sharing with your brother Roman, while you work your way up the career ladder. Perhaps you could even set up your own block party - streaming music direct to the game's revellers via the custom soundtrack and your PS3's hard drive. That would be pretty cool.

27. Trading Places?
Here's some more Wall Street antics to think about. Imagine that midway through the game you enter a mission that strips you of your money and position, leaving you destitute and roaming the streets trying to work out how it all went so wrong. The aim would be to track down your swapee, nab back your riches and be gently moved by the moral of the story - just like in our all-time favorite Wall Street movie, Trading Places.

28. American Psycho
Of course, what would a pastiche of New York's rich be without a slice of American Psycho? We'd imagine GTA IV will borrow some of the new stealth technology developed for Manhunt 2 to introduce a yuppie serial killer to the city. How about a vigilante trawl of the city's rich list - sneaking up on the psycho killer as he lectures his prey on the merits of Phil Collins while poised to sink a gleaming stainless steel axe deep into his skull?

29. Crime and punishment
Rockstar has spent more time researching crime for this sequel. After speaking with many crime experts, it appears being a criminal is harder these days than back in the '80s and '90s. This transfers to GTA IV with a larger, more intelligent police force and it's likely we'll be seeing plenty of NPCs being arrested in streets for petty crime, too - just to give that feeling of being in a real, living world.

30. Build the Dream
Develop your own skyscrapers, and buy, build or customise your own tower blocks so every resident of Liberty City knows who's the new daddy in town. Of course, these landmarks could have more realistic uses, such as running Godfather-style shootouts across the rooftops and down fire escapes. Hopefully, base-jumping should return from San Andreas, and Worms-style rooftop multiplayer battles should make online play essential. Now where did we put that luger?


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