I'm 20 and I'm from Germany. Here the GTA series is rated 16, except GTA III (18). But it's completelly censored. It all started back in 2001 when GTA III was released. The so called BPJM, the federal institution the checks the games for ratings, has forbidden GTA III. So R* had to censor it. So in the german version you can't kick anyone lying on the ground and peds don't have any money. And of course NO BLOOD. But there is one clou about that. You could simply change the country setting of your PS2 and guess what? Yeah right, you had the uncensored game. When the people over at BPJM noticed their mistake, it was already to late because they're not allowed to change the rating or the content of a game that has once been rated 18(Ohne Jugendfreigabe). And surprisingly this whole thing happened to the first version of Vice City(16) too... But after 2 weeks you could only buy the completely censored version of the game. But I was fast enough
Well SanAndreas was a little different. There is blood in the german version but that's it. So I had to order it from the UK.
At the moment noone knows what changes will be done to GTA IV for germany, but I hope the BPJM realises that censorship achieves nothing as long as you can order it from any other PAL region.
Back to topic, I was 15 when I first played III, now I'm 20 but I'm still not able to buy a complete version of IV in stores here. That p*sses me of. So I have to order it again from the UK and might need to wait a long time for it to come(SanAndreas came about a month after the release date)
Grüße an alle Deutschen hier! Ihr versteht mein leiden!