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Generally favorable reviews- based on 63 Ratings

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  • Summary: From the dark and seedy streets of Liberty City's underworld to the glamorous hedonism of Vice City of the 1980s, the Grand Theft Auto double-pack takes you through the huge worlds of Grand Theft Auto III and it's sequel Vice City. The highly controversial Grand Theft Auto III gives you theFrom the dark and seedy streets of Liberty City's underworld to the glamorous hedonism of Vice City of the 1980s, the Grand Theft Auto double-pack takes you through the huge worlds of Grand Theft Auto III and it's sequel Vice City. The highly controversial Grand Theft Auto III gives you the freedom to go anywhere and jack anyone, putting the dark, intriguing and ruthless world of crime at your fingertips. Vice City is an entirely new game set in the '80s, preserving and adding to the free-roaming gameplay, cinematic graphics and immersive audio experience that made the Grand Theft Auto III so popular. Expand
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  1. Positive: 33 out of 33
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  1. Both games' inherent brilliance remains intact. As playgrounds, they're marvelous. As experiences they're undeniably powerful. [Mar 2004, p.77]
  2. 100
    These are by far the best console versions of the games (and are arguably better than the PC version). People who have an XBox and haven't picked these up yet for any other platform are in for a treat.
  3. In a complete reversal of modern trends, these are games whose visuals play second fiddle to the sheer wealth, diversity and involvement of tasks on offer, all the while playing on some very tongue in cheek moments and dark humour that even Hollywood's finest would have a tough time trying to rival.
  4. After playing the game for many hours, I realized why this game sold so many copies and won so many awards. Almost every aspect of the game is done to perfection.
  5. The use of the Xbox hard drive is definitely an improvement to the overall GTA gaming experience. For one, you don't have to use a memory card. Second, loading times have been drastically cut down. Thirdly, and my personal favorite, custom sound tracks.
  6. Maybe I didn't toll hard enough so I'll toll again: the Xbox is a fine platform for the next Grand Theft Auto to show up on.
  7. GTA responds to all of our most basic impulses and allows us to do all the things we'd be given a life sentence for in real life.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 40
  2. Negative: 2 out of 40
  1. JonathanG.
    Jun 7, 2006
    10
    This one of those rare games where it is really fun to just drive around and not do the missions.
  2. BradE.
    Jan 12, 2004
    10
    Jason K and Brad D are both morons. Plus this game is great, go buy it.
  3. TimL.
    Nov 1, 2003
    10
    This is an unbelievable game that is only gonna be better for xbox. Since xbox is the better system anyways and it is a hard drive u can This is an unbelievable game that is only gonna be better for xbox. Since xbox is the better system anyways and it is a hard drive u can customize the radio and a lot more.10 out of 10 baby! Collapse
  4. [Anonymous]
    May 13, 2004
    10
    This is one great game. When I first popped this into my Xbox, I knew that this was one of the best games ever. It was so much better than This is one great game. When I first popped this into my Xbox, I knew that this was one of the best games ever. It was so much better than the PS2 versions. The graphics and loading times were better, and you can use custom soundtracks. I definitely recommend this over the PS2 versions. Expand
  5. SteveE.
    Jan 6, 2004
    9
    No upgraded versions for us xbox owners but still 2 classic games for the price of 1.
  6. AdamJ.
    Oct 22, 2003
    8
    Its GTA3 and GTA:VC for xBox, exact ports of the 2 games!
  7. BrendanC.
    Apr 12, 2005
    2
    I hate it. It's SO overrated. All u do is run around and kill people. The developers just packed a lot of violence in this krap and I hate it. It's SO overrated. All u do is run around and kill people. The developers just packed a lot of violence in this krap and shipped it out. Expand

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