This isn’t just the latest, best entry in the popular, comically ultraviolent video-game series; it’s a viable, more-fun alternative to actually going outside. Set in Liberty City — a living, breathing, fully explorable New York simulacrum, modeled in detail on four of Gotham’s boroughs (sorry, Staten Island!) — GTA IV will finally allow you to enjoy Manhattan as you would if you were invincible, unprosecutable, and had unlimited access to firearms, tanks, and helicopters. You may never see real sunlight again.
Grand Theft Auto IV
Out April 29