It seems that one of the best games of the generation will make a triumphant return this holiday season.

Readers and gamers alike have spotted the arrival of the Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition at several retailers. Both Amazon and GameStop have listings for such a collection, which has a release date of October 26 and holds a price tag of $39.99. GameStop presently only lists it for the Xbox 360 but Amazon has both PS3 and 360 versions (although it only has an image for the 360 one), and neither retailer shows a PC version. As you can see by that one available image, the package will boast the previously released expansions for the award-winning title: The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony . This Complete Edition is fantastic for anyone who missed out on GTAIV but if you already have it and didn't get a chance to nab the DLC, there's an Episodes from Liberty City pack that gives you both expansions at once. For the record, Rockstar hasn't officially announced anything but it seems like perfect timing, doesn't it? All we need now is confirmation of the details.

You can bet packages like this, along with Collector's and Limited Editions of big titles, will be all over the place this holiday season. It's just inevitable.

Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto IV

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laxpro2001
laxpro2001
10 years ago

"It seems that one of the best games of the generation will make a triumphant return this holiday season."

Arguably one of the best.

In my opinion one of the most overrated.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
10 years ago

Whether you like it or not is irrelevant. It's one of the best games of the generation.

So are the CoDs, even if we aren't too crazy about them. Opinion doesn't have anything to do with quality. 🙂


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 10/5/2010 10:45:32 AM

to_far_apart
to_far_apart
10 years ago

Amen

oldmike
oldmike
10 years ago

it was worth a buy BUT it is over rated a bit

they removed most the fun stuff from the older games

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
10 years ago

'sigh'

They removed it for a reason. It was supposed to be a simulator, not an arcade shoot 'em up.

McClane
McClane
10 years ago

"It was supposed to be a simulator, not an arcade shoot 'em up. "

Simulator of what? What were they simulating? I found more interesting features in San Andreas (learning how to shoot, drive fast and accurate, working out, etc.) than GTAIV…

It has quality but I thought it was inferior even to GTAIII in terms of story at least…

The only reedeming quality was the ending, doesn't matter what you choose, Niko gets so screwed…

My opinion…

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
10 years ago

McClane,
The story of Niko is one of the most engaging that I've ever played. Sure, the quick turn around of the mission givers was a bit of an 'eh' kind of decision but that doesn't change the fact that I, at least, began to legitimately care about Niko. Seriously, I ended up shotgunning Darko's lifeless body about a dozen times. Niko needed revenge.
Peace.

McClane
McClane
10 years ago

Yes, I felt that same rage as you did and the final twist was extremely interesting, but IN MY OPINION, I felt Tommy's story or even CJ seemed less grim, more uplifting and less "I'm gonna get even" cliched story…

I know it's a matter of taste, but I found support characters like Brucie or Little Jacob extremely annoying and boring, I liked Lance Vance or even Big Smoke a lot more than the other dudes…

Anyway, I think the story could have been written a little better, FOR MY TASTE…

If someone liked it a lot, that's fine and I respect that…

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
10 years ago

Well, that's the point isn't it? Life isn't really happy. Not everyone makes it to the top and it was pretty evident from the beginning that Niko had no chance. I preferred the bleakness of the game to the cheery nature of the earlier GTAs. Sure, the characters were annoying, but that's just the way the supporting characters in GTA are. Although yeah, Lance Vance was all kinds of awesome.
Peace.

McClane
McClane
10 years ago

Yes, I know but my point is that the ending left a sour taste in my mouth, especially after receiving the final call…

If I wanted to be sad or depressed at the end, I should have read "I am legend" or "What dreams may come" for that matter…

I like more a happy ending, a WTF ending like Resistance 2 or a bad ass ending like Apocalypse, not a depressing ending like GTAIV….

My opinion, as always…

Anyway, it's a good discussion buddy, nice talking to you…


Last edited by McClane on 10/5/2010 2:14:04 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

The CODS are not quality. They are lowest common denom.

Shams
Shams
10 years ago

"One of the best" always leaves a lot of play-room. For example, if a game is amongst the best or top 300 games of this generation, and hypothetically, there were only 301 at the time of that "award", all it would literally mean is that it wasn't the worst game of the generation.

Cuetes
Cuetes
10 years ago

Ben you're on of the best game site writers but when it comes to GTA4 you seem to be very closed minded. Our opinions may not matter but the same can be said for yours. GTA4 was very overated, simulation or not it was very poorly thought out. Gta4 was brought to a halt by the Xbox and that was very evident when all I had to do in Liberty City was kill pigeons and baby sit your friends, sad because San Andreas had 3 times more things to do. Hell, even GTA3 had more stuff to do.

___________
___________
10 years ago

turning GTA into a "simulator" is as pointfull as turning GT5 into freaking burnout!
completely utterly pointless!

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
10 years ago

It's great that this is coming, but I kinda feel bad for the early adopters who bought the main game and the DLCs separately. Not to mention that the "Complete Edition" is going to retail much cheaper than the original game. Oh well, I guess that's how the cookie crumbles.

Benzin
Benzin
10 years ago

GOTYs and similar packages are pretty much a given now so no one should be surprised by this.

I could wait next year to get Gran Turismo 5: Game of the Year Edition, but am I going to? Hell no.


Last edited by Benzin on 10/5/2010 1:18:46 PM

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

Damn, it's a shame some of you guys threw out the ending of GTA4 without putting in a ***SPOILER ALERT**** tag, as I'm playing it now & I'm only 48% finished, and already have almost 60 hours in it so far.

But with that said, so far the self-loathing Dwayne has been my main man in the game & I'm hoping Niko can change his outlook on life.
And I've only had one date with Carmen so far, the frigging whiny, little me, me, me, me only, biatch is truly grating on my last nerve.
But, I will go out with her again just in the hopes of shoving 12 inches of grenade right up her high-maintenance conceited a$$.

Anyways, I'll be getting the new edition just to get the expansions packs. Especially as a biker, I want that Lost & the Damned pack just to see how realistically, or how phony, they portray the club life as.


Last edited by BikerSaint on 10/5/2010 4:23:38 PM

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
10 years ago

Ah, sorry about that Saint.

McClane
McClane
10 years ago

@BikerSaint:

Don't worry about the ending, it's somewhat obvious the outcome around 60% of the game…

Oh, and wait until you start dating Alex, that's a girl you wanna hit in the face with a shovel, she's just your average, annoying, bragging, conceited brat you find hanging around at a Starbucks…

Although you get some nice pics of her ass though…

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
10 years ago

I will tell my friend about this, for he has been wanting this game for a while now, but I have no love for any of the GTA games.


Last edited by MadKatBebop on 10/5/2010 10:48:35 AM

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

Lawless,
What's done is done, so no problem.

McClane,
Hmmm, I haven't had the displeasure of meeting Alex just yet.

I guess I'm getting close to your obvious outcome part though, cause I'm now at 58% now and the only mission(that I know of) I still haven't conquered yet is….

***Spoiler Alert****
…..here Ray sends me out to handle the biker.
I keep getting my motorcycle plastered on the front of a subway car or run over by another train coming up behind me.
***end of spoiler****

And I'm a long-time biker, ironic isn't it?


Last edited by BikerSaint on 10/6/2010 9:11:24 PM

McClane
McClane
10 years ago

@ BikerSaint

Yes, it's a pain in the a$$, Niko's bike driving skills sucks big time, it seemed to me that he was surfing instead of driving a bike…

Anyway, I don't recall that mission but once you get to the Dimitri's missions, you're almost done with the game….

You just have to put the pieces together and even before you begin the final mission, you know the outcome…

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

well i don't really need this game. i got GTA IV and EFLC anyway october 26 is reserved for Dragon Age: Ultimate Edition.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

McClane,

***spoiler alert***

It's the part where Ray sends you out to get the diamonds back from the biker who originally took off with them during the museum gun battle.

You catch up to 2 of the bikers, but they suddenly jump on their scoots & roar off, while taunting you to try to keep up with their riding skills. You then grab one of their other bikes & chase the two of them into the subway system & trying to avoid rickety tracks, center support I beams, the concrete sidewalls, & the trains themselves, while also trying to maneuver some off-shoot track routes & a bridge trestle.

Whew, I finally got through that part last night.
I shot one of them on his bike while chasing him, & an oncoming train took out the other one. But that damned train knocked his exploding bike into me 6 times in a row, causing me to die, either instantly, or get thrown to the opposite track where another train killed me, or actually knocking me & my bike off the bridge altogether with me dying as I was plunging down to the water below.
Great fun to be had!!!!

***End of spoiler alert***

Anyway, I just figured out the best riding mode last night. For myself, the trick of riding the bikes was that while I always drive my autos & trucks with the "inside cockpit view", I can only ride the bikes correctly in the "further-est away 3rd person view" mode.
And once I tried it that way, the bikes wound up being almost breeze to throttle & turn.

Can't wait to try out the biker TL&TD expansion pack.

McClane
McClane
10 years ago

@BikerSaint:

I think that's one of the 2 last missions from Ray…

Anyway, going back to the ending part, pay attention to the stories of Roman, Packie and Kate, that solves the whole ending…

Don't forget to date Kate, that's crucial…

However, if you need help, PM me, I played that sucker 3 times, well, 4 because I missed a gold trophy…

Jalex
Jalex
10 years ago

This would be great for me, since what little I played of the expansions didn't motivate me to spend $20 per 'Episode.' But just to have everything in one neat package would be worthwhile.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
10 years ago

I only just finished playing the main game last week, check the review *end shameless plug* and will start playing the Episodes when I finish HS. Having this about is not aggravating to me after having what I did last night after installing the game data for the episodes: I was expecting to see the trophies for those two in their own little section, instead, they added the GTA IV trophies. I could have cried, because there is no way that I'm going through that game again so soon.

Anyway, I don't really see the point of this. I mean, if anyone hasn't already purchased GTA IV, they need shootin'. And I'm reasonably certain that anyone that is interested in the episodes would also have them by now which makes this superfluous to all but collectors. Oh well, it's GTA IV, it'll sell enough to be justified. Now, give me something on the next iteration, aye?
Peace.

UK_MrSim_UK
UK_MrSim_UK
10 years ago

GTA IV is an immense game 🙂

johnld
johnld
10 years ago

im not one bit interested in GTA but i'm kinda annoyed how they named this, "Complete Edition". Its kinda like a flat out announcemnt that yes we sold you our games in parts instead of selling you the whole game completely from the start.

FxTales
FxTales
10 years ago

See I feel that way too. Personally I really enjoyed gta4 but then the dlc came out and what not and I kind of felt a bit ripped off. If this was the original release then heck no complaints from me.

ctd669
ctd669
10 years ago

If you havn't played it yet, that's a whole lotta game there for $39.99. Definitely worth it.
@BikerSaint… You're gonna LOVE "The lost and the dammed"! Those bikers don't mess around!

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

ctd669

Heck, I just noticed your post to me.

Yeah, I'm hoping I'll be impressed, but at the moment, I'm kind of peeved that R* didn't have Niko either place his helmet on the seat, or at least hang it from the handlebars.

I mean, WTF….there's no frigging way that "ANY" motorcycle rider throws his/her helmet to the ground, let alone any real biker doing that

Unless of course they're a R.U.B.* who probably would flaunt his money by buying a new helmet every time he gets off his bike.

*(derogatory slang for what we call a phoney Rich Urban Biker, a POS poser who only has a bike to use as a f*cking status symbol)

Kokushi
Kokushi
10 years ago

Great news, going to sell my GTA IV copy (wanted to play the episodes so this the oportunity) and then get this for only 6$.

bOnEs
bOnEs
10 years ago

who hasn't already played GTAIV?! basically, this is for those of you who weren't sure if you wanted to get the DLC's… and now they're throwing in the original "blockbuster" game so, how can you say NO now?!

this is still one of the greatest games this generation (right behind fallout 3 for me) and it's amazing that when i play it to this day, i still have a lot of fun with it… i don't care what anyone says, this game has a TON of stuff to do!! i still have a blast playing it…

Cuetes
Cuetes
10 years ago

"Tons of stuff to do", like what? If you've played any of the past GTA games you would realize that GTA is an empty lifeless town.


Last edited by Cuetes on 10/5/2010 9:07:44 PM

bOnEs
bOnEs
10 years ago

*facepalm*

san andreas lovers just don't get it, do they?

McClane
McClane
10 years ago

@bOnEs:

"TON of stuff to do"?? Care to detail what?? Please, I'm being polite, I just want to know what else besides MULTIPLAYER…


Last edited by McClane on 10/6/2010 1:43:21 PM

bOnEs
bOnEs
10 years ago

how about just freeroaming?! i have more fun freeroaming in GTA IV than i did in san andreas.. .sure san an has more side stuff to do but, i spent more time messing around in GTA IV than i did in san an…

and the expansions delivered more side stuff to do but, i still went back to doing shenanigans when i freeroamed… GTA IV has the best car physics of any game i've played… they feel so life-like that i have a blast just riding around blowing sh** up and fleeing the cops…

and you said to not mention multiplayer but, i think multiplayer is the best aspect of IV… aside from the PC games (which i don't care to play), GTA IV did bring the sandbox to the world of multiplayer… and playing this game with a few friends is the greatest thing ever…

so yea, this game kicks san andreas in the ass…

LittleBigMidget
LittleBigMidget
10 years ago

Will probably pick this up since my launch copy of GTAIV was destroyed about 3 months ago.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

So just how far can you launch that sucker before it's totally destroyed??? LOL


Last edited by BikerSaint on 10/5/2010 7:55:14 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

I might need this if my copy stops giving me missions again.

___________
___________
10 years ago

no thanks R*, you can keep the most overrated, and most disappointing game to ever hit retail stores!
just give your fans what they really want, a HD collection of vice city and san andreas!

O, BTW you missed todays biggest news!

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Last edited by ___________ on 10/6/2010 4:03:00 AM

Nerull
Nerull
10 years ago

Hopefully this means the Eflc will get a price cut. I didn't want to pay that much for the expansions after waiting a couple years for them to come to the ps3.

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