The reviews are in: Grand Theft Auto 4 just looks sexier on PS3 than Xbox 360

April 27, 2008

Ok, so at this point of the weekend, you are most likely trying to abstain from wetting yourself in anticipation of the Iron Man movie and game, right? No? Well another small title is hitting this week by the name of Grand Theft Auto 4, and the critics agree: GTA IV looks better on the PS3 than it does on the 360.

The one pimple that has always rested on the face of the Grand Theft Auto series was looks. The game isn’t the most visually stimulating. For most reviewers, the Playstation 3 version shone brighter than the 360 because the 360 version suffered from worse frame rate issues as well as draw distances.

GameSpy gave GTA IV a perfect 100, and noted, “For those who have to decide between the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, we should mention that these flaws are slightly less noticeable in the PS3 game.”

Of course, all those discrepancies visually are water under the bridge…4 out of 5 websites that reviewed GTA IV gave the game perfect scores, with only Game Trailers giving it a 98/100. They said, “We’ve only played the Xbox 360 version thus far and it has moments where the frame rate fluctuates, and there are some visual glitches here and there, but there’s no other game world as immersive as this one.”

The PS3 is generally agreed to be slightly more powerful (or powerful in different ways than the 360) which tend to explain frame rate issues that occur between cross-platform titles. However, some of us remember the days when Grand Theft Auto was only a Playstation title, so all you 360 owners be thankful for what you can get!


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