Grand Theft Auto IV

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Murder, sex, drugs, drunk driving. Not for kids.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 141 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 264 reviews

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Game Details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Rockstar Games
  • Release date: April 29, 2008
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: M for Intense Violence, Blood, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Partial Nudity, Use of Drugs and Alcohol
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love action adventure

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