Payback Game Boy Advance
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  • Summary: Offering top-down mission-based driving in a fully realised 3D world, Payback on Game Boy Advance features an unprecedented level of criminal mayhem. Atmospheric day/night effects and an assortment of weather conditions create amazing environments, while a huge selection of vehicles, weapons and imaginative missions define a benchmark for handheld gameplay. Add to this multi-player functionality and a Rampage mode which dynamically generates custom scenarios and you have a title with awesome potential. Expand
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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]
  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.
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  1. Latexslut
    Nov 7, 2004
    10
    This an amazing game. I've seen the Trailers and the other movies and it looks great. It makes me horny just thinking about it. [Ed: huh?]
  2. PeterT.
    Oct 27, 2004
    10
    I love it. And I also played it on Mac and Amiga. The game is great on every system.
  3. DejanM.
    Nov 19, 2004
    10
    Wow, this is a super game!!!!
  4. 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. Expand
  5. 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. Collapse
  6. 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.