Melee attacks include additional moves, such as dodging, blocking, disarming an opponent and counter-attacking.
Body armour can be used to absorb gunshots and explosive damage, but is used up in the process.
Law enforcement officers will search for players who leave the wanted vicinity.
The wanted meter enters a cool-down mode and eventually recedes when players are hidden from the officers' line of sight.
When health is entirely depleted, gameplay stops, and players respawn at the nearest hospital.
The game's single-player mode lets players control a war veteran, Eastern European Niko Bellic.
In combat, auto-aim and a cover system can be used as assistance against enemies.
Should players take damage, their health meter can be fully regenerated using multiple techniques, such as eating, using medical kits, or calling for paramedics.
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.Grand Theft Auto IV broke industry sales records and became the fastest-selling entertainment product in history at the time, earning US 0 million in its first day and US 0 million in its first week.Considered one of the most significant titles of the seventh generation of video games, and by many critics as one of the greatest video games of all time, it won year-end accolades, including Game of the Year awards from several gaming publications.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.