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Liberty City vs New York City (In Photos)

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Liberty City is New York City. Pretty much. You already know that. Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, you've no doubt seen them all in the game by now. But just how deep does the real-world-referencing rabbit hole run? You might recognise Broadway, but do you recognise Rockstar's version of the Paramount Theatre? Or their rendition of the Hearst Building? Maybe not. But they're in there. Those and a ton more have been noted, catalogued and photographed by designer Matthew Johnston, with the full gallery available at the Flickr link below.

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Sightseeing in Liberty City [Matthew Johnston @ Flickr]

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@Trowble (XBL/PSN): yeah, but the real beer garden is *much* bigger, as is everything else in real life. The beer garden is about 3/4 acre in real life. Liberty City is even more compressed than I had expected from the initial screenshots. Liberty City is only as big as it needs to be for gameplay purposes, and that extends to the individual landmarks too.