Payback Game Boy Advance
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. With a bit more humour behind it and some slightly more adventurous mission design, Payback could have been a must-have. As it is, it's a perfectly enjoyable way to spend a few hours and it certainly does a decent enough job of emulating "Grand Theft Auto's" media-baiting exterior.
  2. It's jerky, it hurts your eyes, it's short on personality and after a while, even your boss's constant swearing starts to get on your nerves. [GamesMaster]
  3. The wanton violence, the messy deaths, it has a level of fun for those mature enough to handle it, but the staying power of this title just isn't here. There's a couple of hours of play in there, but not much more.
  4. The camera can be gotten used to, but in all honesty, the fact that you have to get used to it is a real downer.
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Lew
    Feb 19, 2005
    10
    Awesome game!!! My friend showed it to me and i love it. Rampage mode rules and the maps are huge.
  2. ChrisW.
    Dec 9, 2004
    10
    Absoulutely excellent! Brilliant 3D graphics with surprisingly good frame-rates. The scale is emormous - 3 huge cities and a few other maps for rampage mode. I love it - the 'splodes are awesome and there's plenty of high spped action! An absolute must-have. Full Review »
  3. Err
    Dec 7, 2004
    10
    Absolutely amazing, had one of the most advanced 3D graphics on the GBA. Fantastic gameplay, way nicer as GTAA. This game is huge, with lively cities sprawling with pedestrians, cars, cops and violence. An absolute must-have. Full Review »