Grand Theft Auto 4 is a game that was recently released and it grossed more than $500 million in its first week!
One of the things that I always enjoyed about GTA is the open gameplay style. They have created a working city complete with streets, buildings, people, cars, trains, boats, etc. Players are free to explore the city, interact with citizens, steal cars, fight gangsters, etc, etc.
The key to making that fun is to have a rich and realistic in-game world and these guys have done an amazing job modelling New York as the ‘Liberty City’ of the game.
Here are some pictures taken of the game (on the right) and the associated spot in the actual NYC (left). Awesome work.
Statue of Liberty. If you want to get there in the game you need to hijack a boat or helicopter…