I'm almost tempted to say that a mere nine is a little harsh. The multiplayer free roam mode is without any doubt the best thing I've ever encountered on a console. Even better than the single player and the single player is epic. By the normal run of things I don't touch console multiplayer with a barge pole because it's usually laggy, full of knobheads and the games themselves aren't usually up to much, but rounding up a few mates and just roaming through the entire, massive, game world, while other groups do likewise, shooting, stealing, fighting bandits or breaking the law, it's just incredible. Not had any worries with lag or connection, just straight into a game and off you pop. The only complaint I have with the game, and it's a weird one I know, is that the unlocks and challenges and so forth being present in both single and multiplayer diminishes them a bit. I don't want to have to do the same fluff-content twice. Also the multiplayer avatars ought to have been customisable like in GTA 4, but there's quite a lot to choose from so it's no biggie. I've seen a few bugs, but they've only ever been funny rather than game breaking.