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Grand Theft Auto IV Extreme graphics mod is one of the latest additions to GTA IV. Even though we have already reviewed GTA, we would like to add this to our reviews, since it has a lot of improvements. The game has very nice graphics and lightning, improved textures, redesigned cars and much more. When I first played it, it looked very cool so I though to add it in the reviews collection.
The cars look very sleek in design, where you have a lot of mods applied to them. As you can see from the photos, they tried to make them with good lightning so you have a good experience while driving. Only the appearance of the game has changed, so don't expect more than that. When you start driving, you can see the lightning up your car that is being reflexed, a very realistic feature of this mod. Some of the weapons are also improved in appearance.
This mod must have taken a while to create, since there is a lot of work to do. If you would try to make things better, you can with some tools found around the internet. The game has changed a bit when it comes to the map. They tried to remake the mission logos with some sleek shades, which I personally preferred this way. One important upgrade is that of the sunlight reflex which will not only reflect cars, but also your motorbike.
The upgrade has its downsides too, like being more heavy in Gigabytes than the original game itself, adding some more gigs. It is very reasonable though since you get cool additions. There is a problem with the player view too, which is very problematic in loading. You will need more power from the GPU (graphic processing unit) than you would originally need. Even though you would have a very powerful GPU, you will need to wait some to for the game to load its graphics, not because of your GPU, but of the game's bad optimization, since it is ported from the console.
GTA IV is well-known for its bad optimization, since the developers tried to make the game on console only, but changed their mind later. The game though, has lost some of its attention since its fans where waiting a gameplay more like San Andreas. Its graphics, where worse than its competitors, another point the game lost. Waiting for the upcoming GTA V, a lot of gamers will be disappointed because it will be ported on the console again so people will have a hard time trying to hack the games codes.
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