5 Ways Grand Theft Auto IV is Better Than GTA V

5 Ways Grand Theft Auto IV is Better Than GTA V

It goes without saying that we at Gamers Heroes love Grand Theft Auto V — not only did we give it a 10 out of 10 in our review, we have also tirelessly guided the entirety of GTA V in less than a week. Despite all of this, however, we feel like Grand Theft Auto IV did some things better than Grand Theft Auto V. Here are five things that would make Grand Theft Auto V an 11 out of 10 in our books.

Better Radio Stations

Grand Theft Auto V might have a whopping 86-song soundtrack, but artists like Muse and Suicidal Tendencies just don’t have the same impact as Kanye West or Queen. One particularly disgruntled listener in Grand Theft Auto V that complained about FlyLo FM’s music subtly hints that the game’s soundtrack could be better.

It should also be noted that for an area based around Los Angeles, the birthplace of punk music, there is no punk station to speak of — something Grand Theft Auto IV had in the form of LCHC (hosted by Jimmy Gestapo of Murphy’s Law fame).

PC Version/Modding Abilities

In this day and age of quad-core processors and cutting edge gameplay, it is somewhat disappointing to see Grand Theft Auto V get a console-only release. While there is talk of a PC version on the horizon, the framerate dips and 720p graphics of both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions makes it feel like the game is not reaching its full potential.

Modders were able to do some incredible things with the PC release of Grand Theft Auto IV. Excellent graphics with the iCEnhancer mod is just the tip of the iceberg — other improvements in the form of new vehicles, weapons, and even characters. This variety and fidelity has given Grand Theft Auto IV legs five years after its initial release — imagine what the modding community could do with Grand Theft Auto V.

Comedians

Even though there were only a handful of comedy clubs across Liberty City, the inclusion of Ricky Gervais and Katt Williams gave a touch of personality to Grand Theft Auto IV. Doing heists and jacking cars 24/7 can cause some disconnect between you and the character, but actually driving to see some honest-to-god stand up from a AAA comedian makes the game that much more atmospheric.

Better Supporting Characters

Say what you will about Roman Bellic, but he knew how to make an impression in Grand Theft Auto IV. Not only was “Mr. Bowling” a memorable character in the game, there was also Packie McReary, Little Jacob, Gay Tony, and countless others that made up Grand Theft Auto IV’s diverse world.

That’s not to say that Grand Theft Auto V’s characters are as dull as dishwater, but wannabe gangsters like Jimmy just don’t give off the same impression as the juicing Brucie.

GTA IV’s Multiplayer is Free of DLC

Online multiplayer in Grand Theft Auto IV simple to set up — you log in, you choose your mode, and you’re good to go.

Not only is GTA Online in Grand Theft Auto V not live, an XML file on Rockstar Games’ site hints at “cash cards” for the game that trade real-world currency for in-game dosh. While still speculation, this would mean that gamers who sink in the most money will come out on top.

  • Jonathan Gagnon-Roy

    No punk music?!?!?! Channel X has circle jerks, off, fear, adolescents, to name a few. If you say there’s no punk music I’m afraid to hear what you call punk…

    • Buck Waste

      Good shit, but I wouldnt’ve minded a goddamn metal station. The west coast has some of the best metal to offer, why not have a metal station!

      • SUGI PULA

        A Bay Area Thrash station would’ve killed…or an underground Metal station. Instead, we have mostly hip crap, pop crap and generic “rock” music. Epic Fail.

  • Jonathan Gagnon-Roy

    No punk music?!?!?! Channel X has circle jerks, off, fear, adolescents, to name a few. If you say there’s no punk music I’m afraid to hear what you call punk…

    • Buck Waste

      Good shit, but I wouldnt’ve minded a goddamn metal station. The west coast has some of the best metal to offer, why not have a metal station!

      • SUGI PULA

        A Bay Area Thrash station would’ve killed…or an underground Metal station. Instead, we have mostly hip crap, pop crap and generic “rock” music. Epic Fail.

        • PStashion Dontwork

          ^PEDOPHILE^

          • SUGI PULA

            Your dad? No wonder you turned into a console fag…
            Our condolences. =(

          • PStashion Dontwork

            yup, my dad molested your whole family, from diaper to grave!

          • PStashion Dontwork

            and you are the end result! and walking and talking pile of feces and jizm

  • Red

    i wouldnt really count modding and pc version as alot of people cant access that stuff. and if you need mods to enjoy a game then that means the game was not for you in the first place.

    • BoTuLoX

      So, you meet this girl on a blind date club. Good looking, decent personality, you chat for a bit. She might be interested in a second date, gives you her facebook name and moves onto the next guy.
      Then her separated-at-birth sister comes, they don’t know each other. It’s just like the previous girl, but she has bigger firm tits, her face’s cuter, and you both share a lot of interests in music, videogames, movies and you even have the same favorite brand of scotch. She’s obviously interested and gives you her facebook account and mobile number.

      Who would you pick?

      • Red

        Neither cause i dont like girls lol

        • IchiYamamoto

          Those 3DPD humans, am I right?

  • Red Harlow

    i wouldnt really count modding and pc version as alot of people cant access that stuff. and if you need mods to enjoy a game then that means the game was not for you in the first place.

    • BoTuLoX

      So, you meet this girl on a blind date club. Good looking, decent personality, you chat for a bit. She might be interested in a second date, gives you her facebook name and moves onto the next guy.
      Then her separated-at-birth sister comes, they don’t know each other. It’s just like the previous girl, but she has bigger firm tits, her face’s cuter, and you both share a lot of interests in music, videogames, movies and you even have the same favorite brand of scotch. She’s obviously interested and gives you her facebook account and mobile number.

      Who would you pick?

      • Red Harlow

        Neither cause i dont like girls lol

        • IchiYamamoto

          Those 3DPD humans, am I right?

      • David Quan

        It’s more like you done plastic surgery to the first one rather than a brand new one comes along

    • SUGI PULA

      “i wouldnt really count modding and pc version as alot of people cant access that stuff.”

      Which would mean that they’re pretty stupid…modding is very easy and there are tons of forums which show you exactly how they’re used / installed. Plenty of YouTube videos as well…ignorance is no excuse.

      “and if you need mods to enjoy a game then that means the game was not for you in the first place.”

      Filthy console peasant logic…mods enhance games with extra content and keep interest strong for several years after release. If adding extra content was such a detriment, DLC’s wouldn’t exist either…modding is exactly the same but without extra costs.

      • SWJS

        Modding is also user content created by people who don’t have degrees in game development. As a result, mods are usually broken, buggy and janky, which causes the game to crash. Even with creation kit modded games are about as stable as nitro glycerin.

        Mods are always usually way too ambiguous too, because modders usually try to create something in game that is a bitch to code and is incompatable with the game’s engine, which also causes problems. DLCs are created by people with years of experience and the money to invest in quality addons.

        Just because there’s a lot of something and it’s free doesn’t mean it’s high quality and better than something you’d normally pay for. Just look at F2P MMOs, they’re more expensive that subscription based MMOs because of the pay-to-win and paygate garbage.

        And just because you know how to do something doesn’t mean everyone else will. Some people may not be tech savvy, or may just be getting into PC gaming. When you respont with hateful, stuck up ignorance like that, you’re representing PC gamers, and may in fact be turning people away from your oh so ‘superior maser race.’ A bully has very few friends when he needs them most.

        Typical ignorant, stuck up ‘PC Master Race.’ So proud of the machine they spent hundreds or thousand of dollars to build they refuse to acknowledge the PC’s drawbacks. Word for the wise: Spitting on people who have a job that doesn’t pay $1000 a week doesn’t mean one is better, it just mean one has it easy and more than they deserve without even realising the value of what they have.

        • SUGI PULA

          “Modding is also user content created by people who don’t have degrees in game development.”

          One needs a piece of paper to pursue a given hobby? Considering the fact that we modders are hobbyists, your argument seems pretty weak to me…

          “As a result, mods are usually broken, buggy and janky, which causes the game to crash.”

          Hogwash…I have tons of mods for numerous games which work perfectly fine. When I come across a bad one, I simply uninstall it and warn others. Most modders do exactly the same thing…and let’s not forget how those devs with their precious “degrees” can create tons of glitchy content as well.

          “Even with creation kit modded games are about as stable as nitro glycerin.”

          If you use unstable / shoddy mods, yes…but what’s preventing you from removing them and simply utilizing the ones that work?

          “Mods are always usually way too ambiguous too, because modders usually try to create something in game that is a bitch to code and is incompatable with the game’s engine, which also causes problems.”

          A rather broad statement…your “one size fits all” argument only demonstrates how ignorant you are concerning the subject. A mod can be a very simple enhancement which barely changes anything or a very complex modification which changes the game drastically…or anything in between. Some will work properly, some will not…don’t give me this “always usually” nonsense because it’s clear that you have no idea what you’re talking about.

          “DLCs are created by people with years of experience and the money to invest in quality addons.”

          Yeah, and they ALWAYS work properly…right? LOL

          What, you’ve “never” come across a better mod which can be used as an alternative to DLC content? Cut the BS, dude…seriously, get a clue.

          “Just because there’s a lot of something and it’s free doesn’t mean it’s high quality and better than something you’d normally pay for.”

          One could say the same regarding your DLC argument…so, what’s your point?

          “Just look at F2P MMOs, they’re more expensive that subscription based MMOs because of the pay-to-win and paygate garbage.”

          Yeah…and? Is this “always” the case? LOL

          “And just because you know how to do something doesn’t mean everyone else will.”

          Not my problem, dude…but if anyone is really this ignorant, I have a simple suggestion:
          https://www.google.com/

          “Some people may not be tech savvy, or may just be getting into PC gaming.”

          Ignorance is no excuse…and one doesn’t have to be an IT “expert” or a “techie” in order to read simple instructions or make some basic changes. Modding is not as complicated as some of you peasants make it out to be…and it certainly doesn’t require a “degree.”

          “When you respont with hateful, stuck up ignorance like that,”

          I didn’t…learn to read.

          “you’re representing PC gamers,”

          Even though I game on several platforms?
          Your argument = invalid.

          “and may in fact be turning people away from your oh so ‘superior maser race.’”

          Ah, of course… The typical console peasant “insult” whenever somebody who prefers the PC as a gaming platform rips your idiotic arguments to shreds…let’s just stick our empty skulls in the sand and call that gamer an “elitist” or a member of some fictional “superior master race.” You, sir, are an idiot…a clueless moron who gives all gamers a bad name. May you and those of your ilk suffer a loooooong, excruciating death. <3

          “A bully has very few friends when he needs them most.”

          I am hardly a “bully” and I don’t “need” anyone…stop with your infantile diversions and let’s stick to the subject. Or are you too incapable?

          “Typical ignorant, stuck up 'PC Master Race.'”

          Typical console peasant diversion…when you have no argument, simply toss in the old “PC Master Race” nonsense and ignore the facts. And still, you wonder why some PC gamers (who happen to game on several platforms) spit on you clueless console fanboys…

          “So proud of the machine they spent hundreds or thousand of dollars to build they refuse to acknowledge the PC's drawbacks.”

          Oh yeah, so many “drawbacks” on the PC:
          Overclocking
          More exclusives
          Cheaper games
          Upgrade options
          Modding options
          Max Settings + higher FPS
          Lack of mandatory online fees
          Emulators for “console exclusives”
          Games from all console generations
          Choice of Operating Systems / multi-boot options
          Choice of controller / TV / monitor and / or monitors
          Cheaper in the long run when you consider the money you’ll save on games / fees / etc.

          Keep still, peasant…you’ve embarrassed yourself enough. And before you start with the “but console games are optimized” nonsense, let’s not ignore that “optimized” means: reducing resolution, reducing / locking the frame-rates, reducing texture sizes (as well as filtering), reducing model poly counts and out-right limiting / reducing the number of particles in a given scene…which means, lower quality games at higher prices.
          Nice "optimization" you've got there… LOL

          “Word for the wise:”

          It’s “word to the wise”…so don’t try to score points if you’re not, umm, “wise” enough to quote correctly.

          “Spitting on people who have a job that doesn't pay $1000 a week doesn't mean one is better,”

          Who claimed anything of the sort? Did I? Learn to read and stop interpreting…

          “it just mean one has it easy and more than they deserve without even realising the value of what they have.”

          Pure commie logic…I would expect nothing less from a clueless peasant. Well, enjoy those jaggies and limitations on your cute little “gaming” toy…that antiquated hardware should serve you nicely for the next 6 to 8 years. LOL

  • Mike Chambers

    I totally agree about better supporting characters in GTA IV. Personally, I thought Niko was also a better protagonist than Michael, Franklin, and Trevor. He’s the most developed character easily, and his internal struggle
    between doing right and wrong after being in a war that totally f*cked
    up his head adds a ton of depth. Then I like how many times the game
    gives you choices to let somebody live or die to make you really get
    involved in some of the moral decisions. Plus he says the funniest sh*t
    of the bunch during his rampages. I like how he’s able to go from caring
    friend to ice-cold, unflinching psychopath killer in the blink of an
    eye. It really shows how messed up his head is.

    That said, I still love GTA V.

    • hesoyamdonMonster

      the biggest problem in GTA IV is no check points, and poor gun play and extremely borring melee attack, and very less weapon

      • Chase

        Yea, the ability to keep every weapon you aquire in GTA V is a great improvement. My biggest complaint is flight control, especially for a helicopter. The constant shaking, rocking back and forth, aiming while in the buzzard, all pretty annoying. They were going for realism, but they made the driving less realistic to make it more controllable, but flying got harder.

        • Chase

          Oh and does somebody want to tell me how a couple of police helicopters kept up with me when I was flying full speed in my army jet? Never seen a helicopter hit Mach 1 before.

        • Shadowsong

          They added in turbulence so of course flying is going to be harder. Now if you want to be a good pilot in the game, you actually need skill, something that you didn’t need in earlier GTA’s.

        • hesoyamdonMonster

          so is it harder than gta4 (flying) flying helicopter was hard on gta4 but i got used to it. saint row 3 made flying helicopter and jet super easy, some times it just doesnt feels right, i still enjoyed it every much.

          • Chase

            Yeah, I think it was just my low flying skill level starting off that I wasn’t used to. Made a trip through flight school and things improved a lot.

        • BayAreaTycoon

          go to flight school to improve your flying and it improves your flying abilites

  • Mike Chambers

    I totally agree about better supporting characters in GTA IV. Personally, I thought Niko was also a better protagonist than Michael, Franklin, and Trevor. He’s the most developed character easily, and his internal struggle
    between doing right and wrong after being in a war that totally f*cked
    up his head adds a ton of depth. Then I like how many times the game
    gives you choices to let somebody live or die to make you really get
    involved in some of the moral decisions. Plus he says the funniest sh*t
    of the bunch during his rampages. I like how he’s able to go from caring
    friend to ice-cold, unflinching psychopath killer in the blink of an
    eye. It really shows how messed up his head is.

    That said, I still love GTA V.

    • hesoyamdonMonster

      the biggest problem in GTA IV is no check points, and poor gun play and extremely borring melee attack, and very less weapon

      • Chase

        Yea, the ability to keep every weapon you aquire in GTA V is a great improvement. My biggest complaint is flight control, especially for a helicopter. The constant shaking, rocking back and forth, aiming while in the buzzard, all pretty annoying. They were going for realism, but they made the driving less realistic to make it more controllable, but flying got harder.

        • Chase

          Oh and does somebody want to tell me how a couple of police helicopters kept up with me when I was flying full speed in my army jet? Never seen a helicopter hit Mach 1 before.

        • Shadowsong

          They added in turbulence so of course flying is going to be harder. Now if you want to be a good pilot in the game, you actually need skill, something that you didn’t need in earlier GTA’s.

        • hesoyamdonMonster

          so is it harder than gta4 (flying) flying helicopter was hard on gta4 but i got used to it. saint row 3 made flying helicopter and jet super easy, some times it just doesnt feels right, i still enjoyed it every much.

          • Chase

            Yeah, I think it was just my low flying skill level starting off that I wasn’t used to. Made a trip through flight school and things improved a lot.

        • BayAreaTycoon

          go to flight school to improve your flying and it improves your flying abilites

  • George

    haha nice article man, but I also wanted to add, I kinda miss the driving physics from GTA 4, sure they were very unforgiving, but they were fun because they actually required skill to drive. dont get me wrong, the physics in GTA 5 are awesome too, but the ones in GTA 4 were more fun IMO :D (espececially in online races, they were intense)

    • Sean Detente

      IV required no skill…at all. Seriously, after playing through V a couple of times (missed 100% on the first run), then booting up IV…it was agonizing easy to drive around in a hurry.

  • George

    haha nice article man, but I also wanted to add, I kinda miss the driving physics from GTA 4, sure they were very unforgiving, but they were fun because they actually required skill to drive. dont get me wrong, the physics in GTA 5 are awesome too, but the ones in GTA 4 were more fun IMO :D (espececially in online races, they were intense)

    • Sean Detente

      IV required no skill…at all. Seriously, after playing through V a couple of times (missed 100% on the first run), then booting up IV…it was agonizing easy to drive around in a hurry.

      • sdfag

        Dude GTA 4′s driving sucked, it felt like you were driving on ice, in GTA V you could go pretty damn fast and you could still be able to have decent control of your car, the first time i was driving a car in GTA V i felt like the driving was straight from a racing game, but in GTA 4 when you are going fast, there’s a curve that isn’t even that hard and you are trying to maintain a decent amount of speed everything goes to shit because both your tires and brakes are pieces of shit

        • Allure

          Having a racing background I can confidently tell you that gta 5′s ‘driving’ sucked. It seems like it’s built for kids who like evading the police at velocity speeds. The driving is so far away from “racing” it’s not funny and if you think it’s close to, or inspired by racing you’re delusional. You’ve played too much “need for speed” I think.

          Gta 4 was well done, the suspension actually travels and the weight from the car gets shifted around realistically, changing the handling characteristics like it should. You have to judge corner entry speed and counter steer if you’re going fast. It actually required some knowledge and technique. Obviously not everyone gets it though…

          on one hand there’s gta 5, where every car is piss easy to control even at very high speeds, as if they’re a formula 1 car…

          On the other hand. In gta 4 you can feel the difference between a cavalcade and a comet, a bus and a bike. Simply put, It’s very well done.

          • Jason

            It was built for kids because a good percentage of the players of GTA V are kids. It’s pretty stupid. They dumbed down a lot of things because they knew that too many idiots would complain about it being too hard. Rockstar sold out on this aspect. And yes with my racing background I can certainly relate to what you are saying, it’s exactly like every car is an F1 car while in GTA IV it was always like driving a real car, it had the feel and handling of it.

  • Guest

    you guys are all massive idiots, haha gta V is much much better than IV..

    • Linksawakeningisazeldagame

      They never said GTA IV was better. They just listed 5 ways that GTA IV beats GTA V. That doesn’t mean they like GTA IV better

      • Just saying

        5 Ways Grand Theft Auto IV is Better Than GTA V

        • Linksawakeningisazeldagame

          Let’s say there’s a game, which we’ll call Game #1. Game #1 got an 87 on Metacritic and sold well, so it got a sequel we’ll call Game #2. Game #2 got a 95 on Metacritic and outsold Game #1 by a decent amount. Even though Game #2 was a better game overall, Game #1 was better in some aspects in the same way GTA IV is better than GTA V in some aspects but not better overall (Some people might think GTA IV is better though)

          • Sean Detente

            They didn’t even “overal”, but “Five Ways…” The implication being IV these five things better than V.

          • Linksawakeningisazeldagame

            I know. I was making that point the entire time.

    • George T Coggins

      if your judging the intelligence of others based on your own personal preferences and opinions you have alot to learn

  • Guest

    you guys are all massive idiots, haha gta V is much much better than IV..

    • Linksawakeningisazeldagame

      They never said GTA IV was better. They just listed 5 ways that GTA IV beats GTA V. That doesn’t mean they like GTA IV better

      • Just saying

        5 Ways Grand Theft Auto IV is Better Than GTA V

        • Linksawakeningisazeldagame

          Let’s say there’s a game, which we’ll call Game #1. Game #1 got an 87 on Metacritic and sold well, so it got a sequel we’ll call Game #2. Game #2 got a 95 on Metacritic and outsold Game #1 by a decent amount. Even though Game #2 was a better game overall, Game #1 was better in some aspects in the same way GTA IV is better than GTA V in some aspects but not better overall (Some people might think GTA IV is better though)

          • Sean Detente

            They didn’t even “overal”, but “Five Ways…” The implication being IV these five things better than V.

          • Linksawakeningisazeldagame

            I know. I was making that point the entire time.

          • Frank Lewis

            GTA IV is better

    • George T Coggins

      if your judging the intelligence of others based on your own personal preferences and opinions you have alot to learn

    • Vitalcookie

      lol definitly

  • Jon ‘Jonny’ Preece

    i agree with radio stations (lack of vice city 80s) and supporting characters. also, the way cars blow up in 5 so quickly, sometimes one collision sets them off. and you die so quickly, cops got too good at head shots! overall gta 5 is so much better than 4 but could be even better still

    • duttymann

      yeah there should have been an 80′s pop channel.

  • Jon ‘Jonny’ Preece

    i agree with radio stations (lack of vice city 80s) and supporting characters. also, the way cars blow up in 5 so quickly, sometimes one collision sets them off. and you die so quickly, cops got too good at head shots! overall gta 5 is so much better than 4 but could be even better still

    • duttymann

      yeah there should have been an 80′s pop channel.

  • Bob

    Muse is in GTA V? Since when?

  • Bob

    Muse is in GTA V? Since when?

  • Barancy Peloma

    haven’t played 5 yet but what bugs the hell out of me with 4 is all the folks calling up wanting to hang out and drink/go bowling/darts play pool etc. that is something i wish i could turn off.

  • Barancy Peloma

    haven’t played 5 yet but what bugs the hell out of me with 4 is all the folks calling up wanting to hang out and drink/go bowling/darts play pool etc. that is something i wish i could turn off.

    • SUGI PULA

      You can turn if off easily…just use your phone options. Why do so many people complain about something which is so easily disabled?

      • Barancy Peloma

        i have tried- it didn’t work. they keep calling.

        • SUGI PULA

          A. Menu.
          B. Options.
          C. Turn Sleep Mode On.
          D. Yes.

          No more calls…it works every time. If you want to continue with the story, you have to get out of Sleep Mode. (I only disable the phone when I free roam or try out new mods).

  • Chris Howard

    MUSIC – im stilling working my way through the channels but so far have been very happy with the selection, if you don’t like/care about hardcore then this is not an issue.

    PC modding – this is just stupid, Not since GTA 2 has GTA been released on PC at the same time as consoles. It usually takes about 6 months to a year before the PC release so i don’t understand your reasoning as GTA IV took 6 months before the PC release and then months for modders to get to work on it, also to say that GTA IV was better after 6 years of mods is kinda stupid and short sighted, who knows how good GTA V will look after 6 years of mods.

    Comedians – i did this once when GTA IV came out, it was cool that they where there but once i had seen their shows i had no reason to ever go back.

    Characters – this is a personal one, i didn’t really care for the characters in GTA IV, Niko was boring, Roman was annoying, Brucie was a spaz, i liked jacob because of the “clucking bell, Nice!” line but that was about it, in the GTA V i find Michael to be a bit of a dick, Trevor is awesome and crazy and Franklin is probably the easiest to relate to in that he’s not a psychopath.

    GTA Online – im not that fussed about the real world cash for GTA$$, there are only a limited number of things to buy in this game that can benefit you, they will have limits on property purchasing, IE they will not allow 1 rich player to buy all the properties. in re to guns and mods, you can kill someone with a few shots to the head with a pistol so you can kill a character with the best gun if you get the jump on them.

    Anyway this list of reason why GTA IV is better is quite flawed, it seems you are looking at GTA IV with rose coloured glasses

  • Chris Howard

    MUSIC – im stilling working my way through the channels but so far have been very happy with the selection, if you don’t like/care about hardcore then this is not an issue.

    PC modding – this is just stupid, Not since GTA 2 has GTA been released on PC at the same time as consoles. It usually takes about 6 months to a year before the PC release so i don’t understand your reasoning as GTA IV took 6 months before the PC release and then months for modders to get to work on it, also to say that GTA IV was better after 6 years of mods is kinda stupid and short sighted, who knows how good GTA V will look after 6 years of mods.

    Comedians – i did this once when GTA IV came out, it was cool that they where there but once i had seen their shows i had no reason to ever go back.

    Characters – this is a personal one, i didn’t really care for the characters in GTA IV, Niko was boring, Roman was annoying, Brucie was a spaz, i liked jacob because of the “clucking bell, Nice!” line but that was about it, in the GTA V i find Michael to be a bit of a dick, Trevor is awesome and crazy and Franklin is probably the easiest to relate to in that he’s not a psychopath.

    GTA Online – im not that fussed about the real world cash for GTA$$, there are only a limited number of things to buy in this game that can benefit you, they will have limits on property purchasing, IE they will not allow 1 rich player to buy all the properties. in re to guns and mods, you can kill someone with a few shots to the head with a pistol so you can kill a character with the best gun if you get the jump on them.

    Anyway this list of reason why GTA IV is better is quite flawed, it seems you are looking at GTA IV with rose coloured glasses

  • Trollzor

    I miss the police and assassination missions from IV

    • SUGI PULA

      THIS.

  • Trollzor

    I miss the police and assassination missions from IV

    • SUGI PULA

      THIS.

  • davoz28

    THANK YOU. Sick of seeing these guys get credit for LESS WORK. Yes the map is better but THATS IT. 4s story is MUCH better than 5 and there arent near enough missions on 5. All show no content.

    • Stanley Arcane

      There’s plenty of content, but yes the story itself is a let down. Huge potential wasted on GTA Online, the reason right there.

      • Freddy

        no its not, the story is WAY better in V

        • SUGI PULA

          You’re insane…GTA4′s story is 10 times better that GTA5. GTA5′s map may be a lot bigger (and it looks pretty decent) but it’s a huge empty space and boring as hell. They should have added another city instead of all that useless countryside. 4 had better characters too…sorry, but 5 just doesn’t live up to all the hype. Very disappointing game all around. And GTA San Andreas still rules. Fact.

          • Sean Detente

            Los Venturas would’ve been cool.

    • Freddy

      are you serious? you must be joking

    • duttymann

      The gta games are beginning to be formulaic…..and it seems they do less and less work with every iteration.. The sever issues, corrupting of main games, and deletion of online characters is something people will not forget easily..

  • davoz28

    THANK YOU. Sick of seeing these guys get credit for LESS WORK. Yes the map is better but THATS IT. 4s story is MUCH better than 5 and there arent near enough missions on 5. All show no content.

    • Stanley Arcane

      There’s plenty of content, but yes the story itself is a let down. Huge potential wasted on GTA Online, the reason right there.

      • Freddy

        no its not, the story is WAY better in V

        • SUGI PULA

          You’re insane…GTA4′s story is 10 times better that GTA5. GTA5′s map may be a lot bigger (and it looks pretty decent) but it’s a huge empty space and boring as hell. They should have added another city instead of all that useless countryside. 4 had better characters too…sorry, but 5 just doesn’t live up to all the hype. Very disappointing game all around. And GTA San Andreas still rules. Fact.

          • Sean Detente

            Los Venturas would’ve been cool.

          • SUGI PULA

            Indeed. Lazy Rock$tar could’ve done so much more with this game…

    • Freddy

      are you serious? you must be joking

    • duttymann

      The gta games are beginning to be formulaic…..and it seems they do less and less work with every iteration.. The sever issues, corrupting of main games, and deletion of online characters is something people will not forget easily..

  • KingIcarus

    i will agree with the comedy clubs but everything else is false. The supporting characters are great in GTAV lamar is by far one of the best characters in the entire series simply because he really captures how some black folk act lol. i was put to tears whenever he showed up in the game. and GTA 4s online was terrible and had hardly anything to do

    • Sean Detente

      As much as I hated the character, I loved him for all the same reasons.

  • KingIcarus

    i will agree with the comedy clubs but everything else is false. The supporting characters are great in GTAV lamar is by far one of the best characters in the entire series simply because he really captures how some black folk act lol. i was put to tears whenever he showed up in the game. and GTA 4s online was terrible and had hardly anything to do

    • Sean Detente

      As much as I hated the character, I loved him for all the same reasons.

  • William Luton

    i think the ydid a console only release so ppl couldnt mod (make themselves god) or change teh game which i agree with ,why buy a game if your gonna change it ,if your that smart to mod a game ,make a game derp dont be an idiot and say y