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  • Summary: The acclaimed Gangstar series is back on iPhone and iPad to offer you a whole new place to have criminally good fun!You’ll never experience a better way to discover Rio de Janeiro! SEE RIO… AND FIGHT For the first time ever in a sandbox game, explore the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Discover 5 different neighborhoods including the favelas, business district, beaches and jungle. Also, for the first time in the Gangstar series, explore indoor environments fully realized in 3D. IT’S A LONG WAY TO THE TOPOver 60 varied missions to complete, plus dozens of random events to give you hours of fun. Kill corrupt politicians, protect witnesses, deliver special packages, steal cars and find out who tried to kill you and leave you for dead. SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIENDSAccess a wide range of weapons like handguns, rifles, bazookas and grenades plus a new local specialty: the Explosive Football.Also drive dozens of vehicles including planes, helicopters and a tank, and of course, you can rob, purchase and collect dozens of cars or motorbikes. HAVE IT YOUR WAYYou can now customize your character. Unlock numerous shirts, pants, hats, glasses and more that you can collect and use to customize your character.ENTER THE REAL BRAZILThe realism has been pushed even further thanks to various radio channels broadcasting hip hop, electro and funk music with several licensed tracks:- World Town - M.I.A. - Office Boy - Bonde do Role - Lingua de Tamanduá - MV Bill Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Nov 15, 2011
    90
    Although the content was a little too much for me at times, players who don't mind the junk will find it to be an excellent addition to their game collection.
  2. Nov 17, 2011
    80
    All problems aside, Gangstar Rio is a decent open-world adventure. It's not the best, but it's also not the worst.
  3. Nov 22, 2011
    80
    Gangstar Rio: City of Saints is not just a GTA clone but it represents a work of optimization by Gameloft, with a better control system and a lot of enjoyable missions. Rio de Janeiro is also an original setting and the sandbox-game fans should give it a try.
  4. Nov 16, 2011
    70
    One more of the same in a series that is already well known. If you loved the previous chapters, you'll like this too.
  5. Dec 15, 2011
    60
    Another slightly cynical but neatly executed take on the GTA format.
  6. 60
    If you're looking for an insane playground filled with guns and cars while on the go, Gangstar Rio: City of Saints may be an option. But it does feel like a missed oppurtunity due to awful voice and over, and that's a shame.
  7. Dec 16, 2011
    33
    The best word describing Gangstar Rio is used in the game as a fictional car brand – "Crapo". Stay away from it, chicos!

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  1. TKN
    Nov 18, 2011
    10
    comparing this with GTA for iDevices, I can comfortably declare this one the best game ever made on iDevices so far. Simply beyond my expectations. I particularly liked the way they created a huge city environment, it is so much fun to roam free in a stolen car... brings smile to my face :) Expand
  2. Jul 3, 2012
    6
    This game is a fun sandbox game but the campaign is insanely hard, for months i've been stuck on the mission "Heroin, Heroine." Money is extremely hard to come by, buy killing rich folks wearing a pink collar shirt, and a suit is an easier way to get money, but still won't get you that far. This game is alright, but I probably won't play it very often. Expand