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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
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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. PSM Magazine
    80
    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: 17 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. Dec 6, 2015
    10
    JUEGAZO! ni una pega le puedo encontrar, usaron la buena base de gta 3 para crear otro juegazo en la misma ciudad, excelentes gráficos, granJUEGAZO! ni una pega le puedo encontrar, usaron la buena base de gta 3 para crear otro juegazo en la misma ciudad, excelentes gráficos, gran música, gran historia, misiones buenisimas, uno de los mejores gta Expand
  2. Arnav
    Jul 11, 2006
    10
    This game rocks. If you like gta vice city/gta san andreas your gonna love this.
  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. GaryM.
    Jun 18, 2006
    8
    I'm being nice giving this game an "8", because the graphics are nice, it plays nice, and it's only $20. However, it is more of the I'm being nice giving this game an "8", because the graphics are nice, it plays nice, and it's only $20. However, it is more of the same ol' same ol'. If Rockstar goes with the same ol' formula with GTA 4 and Vice City Stories, it doesn't matter if the graphics are nice, it plays nice, and its soundtrack is nice, because fans (or at least me) will be spending their money on something nicer. Expand
  5. Jan 26, 2011
    8
    OK, so many people say this is worse than San Andreas. Its not. If anything, its better. The only thing that makes SA better is the cheats.OK, so many people say this is worse than San Andreas. Its not. If anything, its better. The only thing that makes SA better is the cheats. Kinda bad story line but WHO CARES? 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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#17 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
#12 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006