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  • Summary: Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories is an entirely new game in the Grand Theft Auto series and brings a mobile dimension to this epic experience. The original storyline and all new missions take place in Liberty City, featuring the interactive, open environment, voice talent and diverseGrand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories is an entirely new game in the Grand Theft Auto series and brings a mobile dimension to this epic experience. The original storyline and all new missions take place in Liberty City, featuring the interactive, open environment, voice talent and diverse music that have become pioneering trademarks of the series. [Rockstar] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 49
  2. Negative: 2 out of 49
  1. 90
    It is a full-fledged GTA experience, and it is only $20 (even cheaper if you shop around), which means it's an incredibly good value for money at a time when the PS2 is absolutely starved for great new games. Don't buy it if you've played the PSP version, but if you haven't -- it's great.
  2. Taking the PSP completely out of the equation, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories is definitely a smaller, less involving game than San Andreas was, and for many, regardless of price, it won't be a worthy purchase.
  3. Liberty City Stories has a number of mishaps and annoyances, some of them which are borderline frustration. On the PlayStation Portable this was forgiven because GTA: LCS brought a console-like Grand Theft Auto experience to the handheld. These problems are less excusable on the PS2.
  4. At $20, Liberty City Stories is an offer that's very difficult to refuse. [Sep 2006, p.82]
  5. 75
    Even though it takes place in Liberty City and bridges together many of the events in the other titles, you can't help but feel that there's something missing. Amidst all those drive-bys, crazy women, prostitutes and shady business, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories has somehow lost it's soul.
  6. 70
    By no means a terrible game. It's just a very slapped-together title that shows that direct ports of handheld games to PS2 probably aren't a great idea.
  7. 40
    The rest of the Grand Theft Auto series is dirt cheap now, and offers better gameplay in a far more massive world, with vastly superior graphics. So, unless you have absolutely maxed out on all things GTA, it’s unlikely that Liberty City Stories will be anything but a minor curiosity.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Jul 4, 2013
    10
    THE BEST INTRODUCTION OF SAGA GTA THERE UNTIL NOW!! I think, the GTA LCS much better than GTA III, of course. Mechanisms, graphics, andTHE BEST INTRODUCTION OF SAGA GTA THERE UNTIL NOW!! I think, the GTA LCS much better than GTA III, of course. Mechanisms, graphics, and everything was better. This game is sensationally ADDICTIVE! Expand
  2. JonV.
    Jul 4, 2006
    10
    This game in my opinion is a very good game. They were careful about the whole 'coffee mod' cheat that was in GTA:SA, in LCT This game in my opinion is a very good game. They were careful about the whole 'coffee mod' cheat that was in GTA:SA, in LCT there's barely any sexual reference. Plus, there's a good 2 and a half days of gameplay. The graphics are nice, and the game runs smoothly. Expand
  3. Dec 4, 2012
    9
    I grew up with this genre and this one was good. The story was actually pretty impressive seeing that it was a prequel. It's cool. Not amazingI grew up with this genre and this one was good. The story was actually pretty impressive seeing that it was a prequel. It's cool. Not amazing like it's brethern. I'm not gonna go down on Rockstar Expand
  4. AlejandroR.
    Jun 13, 2006
    8
    It's cool to see the same streets from GTA 3 again. But the missions seem to be a bit weird. You have to do missions for your own mother It's cool to see the same streets from GTA 3 again. But the missions seem to be a bit weird. You have to do missions for your own mother and take pictures of guys in diapers....which is strange. There is some added cars to the Liberty City streets. The graphics are the same as always. For $20 its not bad though. Expand
  5. RickN.
    Aug 7, 2006
    8
    People that give this game a bad rating are missing the point completely - this is not the all singing, all dancing sequel we expect from People that give this game a bad rating are missing the point completely - this is not the all singing, all dancing sequel we expect from Rockstar, but more of a "filler" game to keep fans ticking over. Think of it as "Diet GTA", as it has been stripped of a lot of features and size that we enjoyed in San Andreas. This is just a little slice of nostalgic gaming, with a few new cars and a new storyline. Why do you think it costs so little? Exactly. Expand
  6. Oct 9, 2013
    6
    Although probably more fitting as a PSP title, GTA: LCS on the PS2 is still a fun and worthy experience, just not anything too special or memorable...
  7. v.jitho
    Jun 10, 2006
    0
    crap game.Its cost me onlly $3when i got it from a friends shop.But i still find it crap its a last minute piece of shit and a ancient replicacrap game.Its cost me onlly $3when i got it from a friends shop.But i still find it crap its a last minute piece of shit and a ancient replica of vice city and Gta3 but to gether.Its amutant in the series don't buy even if u get it for $1 Expand

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