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  • Summary: Three iconic cities, three epic stories. Play the genre-defining classics of the original Grand Theft Auto Trilogy: Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas updated for a new generation, now with across-the-board enhancements including brilliant newThree iconic cities, three epic stories. Play the genre-defining classics of the original Grand Theft Auto Trilogy: Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas updated for a new generation, now with across-the-board enhancements including brilliant new lighting and environmental upgrades, high-resolution textures, increased draw distances, Grand Theft Auto V-style controls and targeting, and much more, bringing these beloved worlds to life with all new levels of detail. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 46
  2. Negative: 10 out of 46
  1. Nov 17, 2021
    80
    The nostalgic value of this collection is beyond any doubt, they are three masterpieces that today are still very funny (and with a sensational script), but this remastering has fallen short in many respects, and has technical flaws.
  2. Nov 22, 2021
    70
    Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - Definitive Edition is kinda rough and kinda janky, but it isn’t quite the disaster that the dogpile claims it is. Sure, the character design looks rough in high resolution and there are a fair number of bugs, but the games largely function as they did three generations back when they released. It ain’t great, but we’ve certainly seen worse.
  3. 65
    I’m a diehard fan of the GTA series, but I’m of two minds about this up and down port to the Unreal 4 Engine. The initial wow-factor of the visual upgrade is undeniable, but the more you play it, the more cracks appear in that pretty veneer. Some of those are legacy fissures that have not been repaired. Others are eyesore imperfections wrought by a new team of less-than-master craftspeople.
  4. Nov 29, 2021
    52
    A disappointing remaster of some of the most influential games of all times leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
  5. Nov 22, 2021
    50
    Here’s the thing, though; despite every issue that the GTA: DE suffers from, I’ve still been having a good time with it. Which is simply a testament to how well-written the Grand Theft Auto series is. The GTA: DE needs a patch. Or, maybe, it needs a boatload of patches. Though, I still find myself enjoying the over-the-top storylines, ridiculous dialogue, and outrageous mission structure. It’s hard to call these definitive, but still easy to call them classics.
  6. Nov 17, 2021
    50
    Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - Definitive Edition is anything but definitive, with too many issues that simply cannot be overlooked.
  7. Nov 15, 2021
    20
    GTA: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition is a relic of its time. A relic that was better left unearthed.

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  1. Nov 13, 2021
    10
    I love it, the few added features like weapon wheel and the map is so much better plus the added auto save
  2. Nov 13, 2021
    2
    Terrible performance on PS5 and several crashes. Sony should allow for refunds. Performance aside, the games are riddled with visual glitchesTerrible performance on PS5 and several crashes. Sony should allow for refunds. Performance aside, the games are riddled with visual glitches and they are largely unfaithful to the style and atmosphere of the original games. It seems like most of the textures were upscaled by AI and as a result there are lots of weird visual inconsistencies. The audio quality also seems way worse, I read because all the audio files were lifted from the mobile version. They didn't even improve on the original game's issues, like the bad pop-in effect of cars and distant objects. There are some minor quality of life improvements like the weapon wheel but the games are definitely not worth it for that. These are definitely not the definitive versions of the games and it is a shame Rockstar took down the older versions of the game, as those versions + a few mods make for a far superior experience. Expand
  3. Nov 16, 2021
    0
    I can not believe how little love that rockstar has for the franchise that helped it to be among the best and deliver this lack of respect toI can not believe how little love that rockstar has for the franchise that helped it to be among the best and deliver this lack of respect to its fans, poor development, source codes that were still there and not to mention how it began to claim copyright to modders, really, if this is what I get, I'll stick with the old versions with mods Expand
  4. Nov 14, 2021
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I would buy 2 copies if it was free, i guess even 10 to help poor Rockstar earn money Expand
  5. Nov 15, 2021
    0
    Games are unplayable and crash every 5 seconds on PS5. Tried getting a refund and they refuse because i played it for an hour!!
  6. Nov 13, 2021
    0
    Created a metacritic account just to let R* know they are lazy and greedy. I'm refunding and recommending anyone who wants to play get aCreated a metacritic account just to let R* know they are lazy and greedy. I'm refunding and recommending anyone who wants to play get a crack. I'm surprised they haven't found a way to sell shark cards in them. Expand
  7. Nov 25, 2021
    0
    Ну это слишком провальный ремастер 2021 года, рокстар, ну ком он графика хорошая, не спорю, баги из оригинала присутствуют, да и ещё большеНу это слишком провальный ремастер 2021 года, рокстар, ну ком он графика хорошая, не спорю, баги из оригинала присутствуют, да и ещё больше стало багов, лучше раньше сам ремейк сделали бы Expand

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