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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 120 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 120
  2. Negative: 8 out of 120
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  1. MikeC.
    Jun 7, 2006
    8
    just pick up and its a fun game .graphics could of been better but for 20 bucks its a must for your gta collection.would gave a nine but graphics.
  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 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.
  3. 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 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 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
  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 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.
  5. Jon
    Jun 14, 2006
    10
    this is not a new G.T.A please dont give it a bad score because you think its a rehash of gta III it's here for people without a psp who want to extend there enjoyment of the origanal with new cars missions and bikes how cool is that and it costs so little.
  6. 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 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 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
  7. Arnav
    Jul 11, 2006
    10
    This game rocks. If you like gta vice city/gta san andreas your gonna love this.
  8. TimG.
    Dec 23, 2007
    8
    Good game but abit of a let down don't think the graphics were to good either.
  9. 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 amazing like it's brethern. I'm not gonna go down on Rockstar
  10. 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. Kinda bad story line but WHO CARES?
  11. Apr 5, 2012
    8
    great game with flaws but this is still a technical marvel not the best instalment but definitley has a brilliant story also missions are crazy and characters are as good as ever
  12. 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, and everything was better. This game is sensationally ADDICTIVE!
  13. Sep 29, 2013
    8
    "Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories" es un spin-off de lo que empezó como "Grand Theft Auto III" eso significa que es parecido, pero no tanto, volver al mismo mapa es muy nostálgico, pero los personajes que Rockstar diseñó para las otras entregas (carismáticos, simpáticos, con ganas de romperles la cabeza, estúpidos, etcétera) no se ha podido cumplir en este juego, pero bueno, solo le"Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories" es un spin-off de lo que empezó como "Grand Theft Auto III" eso significa que es parecido, pero no tanto, volver al mismo mapa es muy nostálgico, pero los personajes que Rockstar diseñó para las otras entregas (carismáticos, simpáticos, con ganas de romperles la cabeza, estúpidos, etcétera) no se ha podido cumplir en este juego, pero bueno, solo le resto dos puntos de lo perfecto porque una de las cosas que más me gustan de la saga "Grand Theft Auto" son los personajes, lo demás es simplemente perfecto como los demás juegos de la saga. Expand
  14. Sep 28, 2015
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It Is A Full-Fledged Grand Theft Auto 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 PlayStation 2 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. Expand
  15. 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, gran música, gran historia, misiones buenisimas, uno de los mejores gta
  16. Oct 1, 2015
    8
    With the games GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas, Rockstar made some a big step forward from GTA III. With GTA: Liberty City Stories they decided to go back to Liberty City one more time.

    This time around they made some improvements over the last time by including motorbikes, making slight improvements graphically, adding better controls for shooting and fighting, and using a better
    With the games GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas, Rockstar made some a big step forward from GTA III. With GTA: Liberty City Stories they decided to go back to Liberty City one more time.

    This time around they made some improvements over the last time by including motorbikes, making slight improvements graphically, adding better controls for shooting and fighting, and using a better camera position for looking around by using the third person view instead of first person view, just like in GTA San Andreas. Your character can now climb as well, but he still can't swim.

    With this small improvements GTA: Liberty City Stories is better than GTA III but still not nearly as good as GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas. If you own one of those games there's really no need to get GTA: Liberty City Stories as well, unless you want to collect the complete series like me.
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  17. Feb 26, 2017
    9
    Aca manejamos a Tony un sicario de la mafia italiana que conocemos en GTA3, volvemos a Liberty City señores, en esta version. se mejora todos los aspectos de su contraparte de PSP, se agregan un par de misiones secundarias adicionales. un juego largo, musicalmente excelente y muy pero muy entretenido. muy bueno

Awards & Rankings

#17 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
#18 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 49 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 49
  2. Negative: 2 out of 49
  1. 80
    With nothing added and multiplayer stripped completely, there’s no reason to buy this game if you’ve already played the original. Still, it nevertheless provides a unique, satisfying experience.
  2. A lack of flourish and invention, along with a tired set of on-foot mechanics, rob it of a higher mark - but too much stands in its favour not to recommend it.
  3. 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.