Top Ten Reasons Grand Theft Auto IV Sucks

The Top Ten

1 Not As Many Features As San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto IV has no fun weapons like chainsaw, flamethrower of minigun, no bicycle, no jetpack, no burglary sidemissions, no paramedic missions, no firefighter mission, no gambling, no cheats for fun stuff like riot or aggressive drivers, only reward from vigilante missions is achievement.

No cheats like Grand Theft Auto 5 pedestrian riot missing plus rockstar paid of reviewers 10/10 hoax laugh out loud. - maradona108

Grand Theft Auto IV is good game, but actually I miss some features.

We can't even fly a plane in Grand Theft Auto 4. what R*

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2 Car Handling

It was too realistic and needs to he taken into consideration by the Grand Theft Auto authority of gaming and enterprise in the United States government.

Grand Theft Auto IV had the best handling a physics where in Grand Theft Auto V the vehicles feel like they have no weight.

I can't even do a chase with the horrible car handling - spiderskull98

The driving is acceleration based. - marmalade_skies

3 Horrible Currency System

The only thing you can buy is guns clothes and car repairs. Clothes are cheap and car repair is cheaper. You end up with 1,000,000 and nothing to buy.

Niko has $400,000 to his name and he's still killing people for $1000 per head because he "really needs the money". - marmalade_skies

That's not true. You can also buy food and drinks, and pay to play bowling if you're bored.

Wow. If you guys consider this game to be bad because you have too much money, you're idiots. Every other Grand Theft Auto game other than V has this exact same problem, so if you prefer Vice City over IV, please, don't be self contradictory, and don't consider this as a valid point.

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4 Boring Gameplay

It was really agonizing playing the game. It's no fun at all, literally. There's absolutely no storyline. Grossly and vastly over-hype and over-rated. It will bore you to tears with all the repetitive tasks like, go steal a car, go chase down this car, go find this person, go make you girlfriend happy, go make your friends happy, etc. Vehicle handling was like s*, after you had made a 90 degree turn, the camera is still facing the initial direction that you were on, you can't see where you're heading. The game is buggy too, without the patch, you won't be able to bowl or play pool (not to suggest that they were any fun). It's ridiculous that it was getting like a 10/10 everywhere.

The missions are boring and repetitive, every mission is the same procedure: drive here, shoot people, shoot cops, lose the heat. Iv you've never played San Andreas, you'd be amazed at how creative those missions were.

I have to admit, some of the missions are repetitive. But really! Kidnapping, helicopter chase, stealing diamonds, and BOWLING? Really? That's not to repetitive, if you ask me. Also, the amazing plot and characters fully make up for any repetition.


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5 Lack of Customization

Grand Theft Auto has always been a balance of a fixed narrative and make your own narrative. You need a balance of both and Grand Theft Auto 4 leaned a bit too far into the fixed part. - marmalade_skies

If you could customize a car or apartment or something either than clothes it would be a lot better

So True,..

Not enough clothing options, no tattoo or hair options, and barely any car customization at all.
*cue sarcastic remark*

Oh my god, I'm so overwhelmed by how much stuff is in this game!

6 No Chance of Using Airplanes and Helicopters

You're stupid. Helicopters are usable in the game. And these are all horrible reasons. Grand Theft Auto IV is a great game. You just have to small of a mind to fully comprehend your own stupidity.

What you spit on Grand Theft Auto 4 without knowing the game! We can use helicopters! Grand Theft Auto 4 is an awesome game, it is more serious than San Andreas that's it! - MaxiThresher

You should do it no chance of using airplanes and trains not no chance of using airplanes and helicopters

Wow, that sucks. Even Grand Theft Auto 3 at least had a dodo.

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7 Terrible Physics System

Are you kidding? Euphoria had the best physics system along with the best driving in all Grand Theft Auto, it actually felt like tripping and handling. you monkeys need everything handed?

If any shooter had physics, everybody would die in one shot.

Actually people can take more than one bullet. Especially in these Grand Theft Auto gunfights with adrenaline pumping then they would take a good amount before falling

Seriously? I mean, everyone is taking about how great Grand Theft Auto IV physics is the so great and there are even Grand Theft Auto 4 physics mod for Grand Theft Auto 5!

What? Grand Theft Auto iv have one of the BEST physics of alll time

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8 Too Many Phone Calls

The well-known annoying phone call from Roman: "cousin, let's go bowling"

You know you can disable the phone right

Guys, bring up the phone, go to settings, and to to sleep mode - spiderskull98

But the thing is I got Grand Theft Auto 4 and 5 but I play five so why I am reading dis?

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9 The Map is Entirely City

It sucks being in trashy New York City. If I wanted to see the city I could go there any day. Sure there's some nice parts to the city, just like in real life, but the rest is like any other North East city.. run down with no charm.

The city is polluted that's why there are no animals except dogs and birds...or maybe there are no birds and puppies too?

You have a bike you want to do some bike stunts on a giant desert and you search and no desert! This is why Grand Theft Auto 4 is trash

Well, it's New York city... - marmalade_skies

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10 A Liberty City Rehash Was Done Before

Grand Theft Auto 1, Grand Theft Auto 2, Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto advanced, Grand Theft Auto lcs were all in liberty city. Whats wrong with vice city or san andreas? And this rehash wasnt even all that great compared to 3 and lcs.

In Grand Theft Auto 1,3,Advanced, and LCS there was Shoreside Vale, Staunton, and Portland.
In 4 there's Alderney(Shoreside Vale), Algonquin(Staunton), and East Island(Portland). It's now a totally different Liberty City - spiderskull98

LIBERTY CITY SUCKS!, S. A for the win...

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11 No Tanks (Except for Gay Tony)

No tanks, no accessible planes,no bicycles, no customizations, no ability to swim underwater, no creative and unique missions... And the amount of love this overrated boring trash gets is mesmerizing. Grand Theft Auto 4 fanboys who think thinks this game is the best obviously haven't played other Grand Theft Auto games. Because those who did know that this was the worst Grand Theft Auto game. Grand Theft Auto 4 is garbage.

So this tank is a gay?


12 Annoying Friend System
13 Stupid Game Plot

What are you talking about the plot is awesome!

Worst plot ever in any Grand Theft Auto game.

The plot in Grand Theft Auto 4 was bland as hell! - Raizulee

Your whole childhood and adulthood is a stupid plot. - Balluba

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14 Can't Customize Cars

It is a very major problem in Grand Theft Auto 4 that you can only paint yous car

15 Too Much Realism

They don't make Grand Theft Auto games like they used to, they should bring back the Grand Theft Auto 3 era feel, Grand Theft Auto 4 is great, but compared to the Grand Theft Auto 3 era, its nothing.

I agree I think grand 4 is to real compared to the other Grand Theft Auto's

How is it bad for being too real? Please answer.

Say it to grand theft auto five its head will explode

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16 Sexual Content

Too much sex? When? In the whole main story there is 0 sexual content, if you don't pay prostitutes and don't "try your luck" there is virtually 0 sex.

This is Grand Theft Auto, what do you expect? - 4rs3R4mm3r

Ever played Grand Theft Auto San Andreas? It has many sexual content such as Catalina's phone call after completing the mission "End of The Line". Grand Theft Auto IV is rated 17+.

Oh... you are 3 years old and you are impressed when seeing sex in Grand Theft Auto? - MaxiThresher

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17 The Sixaxis Tutorial

Every time I go to activate a cheat, I activate this annoying troll thing. - DunnaNunnaBatman

It's not my thing in this part of the game because I can't even drive a car while using a game controller as a turn wheel! How dumb can that be?

18 Crappy Multiplayer
19 Niko is an errand boy

Niko go do this niko suck

20 Different Canonicity
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1. Stupid Game Plot
2. Sexual Content
3. Lack of Customization
1. Horrible Currency System
2. No Chance of Using Airplanes and Helicopters
3. Not As Many Features As San Andreas
1. Not As Many Features As San Andreas
2. Car Handling
3. No Chance of Using Airplanes and Helicopters

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