Grand Theft Auto IV

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Grand Theft Auto IV
Developer(s) Rockstar Games
Publisher(s) Rockstar Games
Series Grand Theft Auto
Release date(s) April 29, 2008
Release type Multi-platform
Genre(s) Action, Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
GameID(s) BLES00229 (IRD), BLUS30127 (IRD), NPEB00882, NPUB30702, BLES00258 (IRD), BLJM60093 (IRD)
The Complete Edition
BLES01128 (IRD), BLUS30682 (IRD)
Internal resolution 1152x640
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Grand Theft Auto IV was developed by Rockstar North and is the eleventh title in the Grand Theft Auto series, and the first main entry since 2004's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Set within the fictional Liberty City (based on New York City), the single-player story follows a war veteran, Niko Bellic, and his attempts to escape his past while under pressure from loan sharks and mob bosses. The open world design lets players freely roam Liberty City, consisting of three main islands.

The game is played from a third-person perspective and its world is navigated on-foot or by vehicle. Throughout the single-player mode, players play as Niko Bellic. An online multiplayer mode is included with the game, allowing up to 32 players to engage in both co-operative and competitive gameplay in a recreation of the single-player setting. Two expansion packs were later released for the game, The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, which both feature new plots that are interconnected with the main Grand Theft Auto IV storyline, and follow new protagonists.


Options that deviate from RPCS3's default settings and provide the best experience with this title are listed below.

CPU configuration

Setting Option Notes
SPU xfloat accuracy Accurate Fixes missing collision. Requires SPU LLVM recompiler. Expect audio stutter.

GPU configuration

Setting Option Notes
ZCULL accuracy Relaxed Improves performance without any noticeable issues.
Write color buffers On Fixes missing reflections.
Multithreaded RSX On Improves performance.
Asynchronous texture streaming On If you have a stronger GPU, this can give substantial performance boost.

Advanced configuration

Setting Option Notes
Sleep timers accuracy As Host Slightly improves performance.
RSX FIFO accuracy Atomic Helps to reduce crashes.

Known Issues

  • Issue 14194: The base game (v1.00) crashes during booting. The only way to fix it is by updating. It happens with the standard version (e.g. BLUS30127).

Special Notes

Netplay testing

For the complete list of games tested with RPCN, please check the RPCN Compatibility List.

Game Version Connects? Create/Join lobbies? Match with others? Online features working? Notes
1.02 Yes Yes Yes Partial Party mode and friends do not work but it's possible to join custom matches with the phone to play together.


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