I don’t know if you ever looked inside your Grand Theft Auto IV case beyond merely retrieving the disc, but that instruction manual? It has a lot of credits. Like, tons and tons and tons and tons. A huge chunk of them are for all the licensing they had to pull off to get as many songs into the game as they did, literally a soundtrack per radio station in the game. Rockstar just unveiled their soundtracks for purchase or streaming on iTunes and Spotify respectively, but you’ll find, as I did, a few too many missing memories.
Such is life and ‘cry me a river’ and so forth, but my favorite parts of Grand Theft Auto‘s radio stations were always the bumpers and talk radio segments, which were missing here for obvious reasons. The stations I did pay attention to the actual music, like with GTAIV‘s Radio Broker,
I was greeted with an anemic five tracks. I understand Rockstar’s intense role in getting these songs together and licensing and so forth, but I feel some real missed opportunities here. Still, if GTA‘s music was your thing, you’ll be happy.
UPDATE: As pointed out below, you have to actually click the “Play” button on the album art in Spotify to retrieve the full radio station listings.