Grand Theft Auto IV is by far the best game of its type ever to be fathomed. It has an awe-encompassing city to explore, character acting and storyline that could be considered atleast adaquate for a 100 million dollar movie, great gameplay (fairly similar to its predecessors), unsurpassable replayability, and graphics that are an entire level above anything else I've ever seen in game. TO say the least I'm captivated by the game. That said the only draw back is that is certainly not kid friendly. I would never ever permit my children or anyone elses children to play or even watch this game being played.