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Larger vehicles are pretty sluggish and don't take to power-sliding around corners all that well, while sportier cars have an almost arcade racer feel, ideal for nipping about the busier roads in Liberty City.
The motorbikes are the most nimble though, weaving in and out of traffic with relative ease. In a car a high-speed head-on collision can see Niko fly through the windscreen, but do the same on a bike and you're guaranteed to be eating tarmac, and whatever else your lifeless body careers into as it flies through the air.
So, when GTA 4's game-time stat read 35 hours after just three days and my eyes were blood-shot it was obvious that this was not your average video game - not even your average great video game.
After more than 40 hours Rockstar's most ambitious game to date was over and left me wondering if I'll ever be able to look at 'normal' video games in the same way again.
You can also call up a map that reveals the location of all weapons, health bonuses, armour, vehicles, stunt ramps, entertainment joints and pigeons.
Do something naughty, like reverse into a patrolling police car, and you'll have a one-star wanted level.
The cop will start a pursuit, staying on you as long as he has you in his sights.
Dial COP-555-0150 (267-555-0150) to add a star to Niko's wanted level if it's all proving just a bit too easy for your criminal mastermind.
Dial FLY-555-0100 (359-555-0100) to spawn a police helicopter.