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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 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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  3. Negative: 0 out of 33
  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: 31 out of 39
  2. Negative: 2 out of 39