Payback Game Boy Advance
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8.8

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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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  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  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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