The all new "Black Island" is now available for everyone to enjoy, as the long awaited, and newly enhanced "Online mode" gives you a chance to explore this all new sandbox environment. Using the new Vista "oryioid" system, gamers are able to take on the role of contracted muscle, and find out just what makes the city of Sunnydale so popular with tourists. Take control of your character and take on the streets as the future thief, possessing every cheat trick from the previous versions as well as a wide range of weapons and vehicles.
In order to really push your driving skills to the extreme, or if you just fancy taking on some tough competition in the Street tournaments offered throughout the game, you will be required to upgrade your weaponry as well. Weapons in GTA IV: San Andreas is divided into two categories: the vehicles and the boosters. There are a number of new vehicles to take on the streets as well as special modifications for existing vehicles, that can help you gain the advantage over your opponents. Take on the streets in your own snow vehicle, complete with winter tires and a fur coat to keep you warm in the case of a sub-zero winter!
However, if you want to put the heat on your enemies, you can also opt for the new "Knights" and "Bikers" classes. Each class features its own unique set of weapons and vehicles, which are especially suited for each specific game type. Want to get the jump on an enemy before they get the upper hand? Launch yourself at their vulnerable spots from the air with a powerful helicopter or jet. If you want to go toe to toe with the big boys, test your stamina by taking on a select group of the hardened in the combat sport of cyber-athletics...