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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: 18 out of 30
  2. Negative: 4 out of 30
  1. 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 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. Expand
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Dec 9, 2018
    7
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  6. Jul 3, 2019
    6
    I like GTA LCS but... this version has got the WORST case of slowdown this is not acceptable compared to the PSP version and obviously theI like GTA LCS but... this version has got the WORST case of slowdown this is not acceptable compared to the PSP version and obviously the iPhone version. Expand
  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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