Grand Theft Auto IV- Black sheep of the GTA series?

The 2000’s decade was a great time period to be a fan of gaming especially considering how popular the Grand Theft Auto series was during that time period. Back in the 2000’s we got to see the releases titles such as: Grand Theft Auto III, GTA: Vice City and GTA: San Andreas which were considered three of the best action-adventure video games to have emerge from that decade. Even though, the three GTA titles just mentioned are all classics for the PS2/PS3 console for some reason Grand Theft Auto IV is constantly overlooked despite the amount of commercial success the game had from 2008 onwards. Despite, not being quite as popular as it predecessors Grand Theft Auto IV had managed to reach at least 25 million copies in world wide sales across multiple game systems including the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. In fact, Grand Theft Auto IV was one of the first installments within its series to take online multiplayer gameplay to the next level by allowing up to 32 players within a single game. Despite, having a dark yet interesting plot that players could easily get into Grand Theft Auto IV was not quite as iconic as games like GTA Vice City or San Andreas. Also, Grand Theft Auto IV did not draw the type of revenue that Grand Theft Auto V did from 2013 onwards. While Grand Theft Auto IV was considered to be a great game by both fans and critics of the series it was not quite as iconic as other 3D installments within the series either. However, despite not being quite as popular as Grand Theft Auto: V many people believe that GTA: IV still has the potential to be a better installment than the upcoming Grand Theft Auto: VI game which is set to appear on the PlayStation 5 sometime in the near future.

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