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Poll: Grand Theft Auto IV vs Grand Theft Auto San Andreas (53 member(s) have cast votes)

Which do you think is better?

  1. Grand Theft Auto IV (34 votes [64.15%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 64.15%

  2. Grand Theft Auto San Andreas (19 votes [35.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 35.85%

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#1

Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:11 AM Edited by EtherTakeover, 16 July 2017 - 05:27 AM.

No one has made a poll like this for a while,even though a lot of people like to compare the two.So which do you think is better?
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:34 AM

Can't say which one is better. If I had to play today I would pick GTA IV.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:24 AM Edited by theGTAking101, 16 July 2017 - 06:27 AM.

A part of me thinks this is one of the most controversial debates in the GTA community, the topic of SA vs. IV.

IV is my favorite game, probably of all time, but I've really warmed up to SA and learned to love it as well.

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Story - IV has the best story of all IMO. But I, unlike many people also enjoyed SA's storyline.

Graphics - you're comparing a 2008 game to a 2004 game. Same goes for physics, incomparable.

Map - IV's is more detailed and accurate, and SA's is more diverse. Take your pick. IMO both are great, they both capture the atmosphere of the real life locations quite well.

Side things - SA has more, and there is so much do do. IV doesn't have as much, but the stuff that it does have is done really well and is more fleshed out IMO.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:41 AM

GTA IV. I like the map, characters and customisation in San Andreas, but everything else I disliked (as in silly and nonsense content) was thrown out of the window and GTA IV started with a clean and fresh slate which I enjoy more tenfold.
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:56 AM

IV by a mile in my opinion. San Andreas was great in its time and I really enjoyed it, despite the technical limitations, but IV took GTA series to another level, with its storyline, characters, physics and overall experience.

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Posted 3 weeks ago

san andreas hands down no if ands or buts. 'nuff said


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Posted 3 weeks ago Edited by CGFforLife, 18 hours ago.

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Posted 3 weeks ago

The choice is so obvious I'm not even going to say anything.

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#9

Posted 3 weeks ago

IV

 

Superior narrative script & characters

A vastly more atmospheric location 

Better Side Missions (fixer missions & improved vigilante missions > anything In San Andreas)

Vastly improved driving & gunplay.

 

 

San Andreas does have more content no doubt about that, but a lot of that so called great content, I have always found to be overrated & far from a necessity.

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Posted 3 weeks ago

IV
 
Superior narrative script & characters
A vastly more atmospheric location 
Better Side Missions (fixer missions & improved vigilante missions > anything In San Andreas)
Vastly improved driving & gunplay.
 
 
San Andreas does have more content no doubt about that, but a lot of that so called great content, I have always found to be overrated & far from a necessity.

Core gameplay is more important to me and that's why GTA IV obliterates San Andreas.

It's hard going back to playing San Andreas with its sh*tty shooting mechanics, driving, annoying micromanagement etc.

Having "more things to do" is pointless when the majority of it isn't that interesting anyway. When I think of San Andreas the adage of wide as an ocean and deep as a puddle comes to mind.
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Posted 3 weeks ago

Core gameplay is more important to me and that's why GTA IV obliterates San Andreas.

Wouldn't that put San Andreas above Vice City on your GTA ranking list then? :p


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Posted 3 weeks ago

From story side i find both of them equal, they did good job portraying crime life.

Somewhat GTA SA characters are more memorable for me cuz of the uniqueness of each characters.

Starting from the game CJ were introduced to gangster friends, then later in the game he met weird hippie The Truth, Zero the nerd, Woozie the Triad businessman, Toreno the Government agent, Maccer & Kent the music industry dudes and the Italian Mafias. The game actually convinces you that "the world is bigger out there" from CJ's perspective and that what's make the characters more colorful.

Storywise, GTA IV is more realistic and humanly. I can imagine some events of GTA IV happening in real life & heart touching (watch "Rigged to blow" mission cutscene one of the best scene in IV) and i actually feel the affection for Niko & Roman Bellic as they struggle for american dream in the harsh Liberty City.

Gameplay? Hard decision, but with the dated mechanic of SA i'd prefer IV
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#13

Posted A week ago

GTA IV, Because is the Original Succesor from GTA 3 :p

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Posted 4 days ago

Well both are great games but sa has many things that shouldn't have. I mean many side activities are not necessary and pointless. Story started good then it become repetitive when we left los santos. I like sa but I think I prefer 4.

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Posted 4 days ago

My answer is too obvious to be said.
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Posted 4 days ago

You can't compare GTA games. PERIOD.
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#17

Posted 4 days ago

I love both a lot, but I love IV a bit more. Vice City comes as a close 3rd.


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#18

Posted 3 days ago

none of you know what the hell you are talking about.


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#19

Posted 3 days ago

Do you care enough to educate us a bit?

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Posted 2 days ago

This is the only forum anywhere that would see these kinds of results.


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#21

Posted 2 days ago

none of you know what the hell you are talking about.

Do you have anything more constructive to say, like explaining your point of view?
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#22

Posted 9 hours ago

Somewhat a hard decision, but since I already played SA since 2005 which I find a bit boring today, I would choose IV


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#23

Posted 3 hours ago

I really hate GTA IV, my least favorite. Maybe because I have only played it on PC and I still haven't finished the story (I have started this week). The only reason I hated it this long is it's bad optimization. Really, nothing else. Crashes before I can even save the game (by the time I finish the game, I can say I have completed it 3 times, as I completed most of the missions more than 3 times), lower fps then I get in GTA V, and I hated it's driving mechanics at first but now I can say it's maybe even more fun than other GTA games. So maybe this'll be one of my favorites when I finish the game, who knows.

I hated San Andreas before I finished it too. It was my second least favorite (after GTA IV of course) but now it's my 3rd or 4th favorite.


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#24

Posted 2 hours ago Edited by gunziness, 2 hours ago.

I had too many good memories with SA. The fun I had with the story/single player and then with SA-MP have not been topped by any other game to this day.

IV is an amazing game and (along with EFLC) my second favorite but SA is SA.
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