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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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  1. Positive: 62 out of 65
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  1. 100
    On a visual level, the game looks simply awesome. It's not quite as detailed as "Vice City" or "San Andreas," but it absolutely destroys the original "GTA 3."
  2. One of the best handheld games I have ever played, hands down... This is the type of game that changes the definition of a handheld.
  3. Rockstar has cut no corners in crafting the game for the PSP and it shows. This is the real deal... A few control issues hold it back from getting a perfect score, but we'll save that for "Vice City Stories" (we hope).
  4. 90
    Whilst the game isn't as impressive as San Andreas, it's still incredible and some aspects that were missing from "GTA III" have been included in LCS like motorbikes and more aggresive police.
  5. Everything you loved about the original games is in here, in glorious, put-in-your-pocket color. This is a must-have title for any portable punk.
  6. While the game is definitely a fine technical achievement and one of the best PSP games to date, the dull storyline and basic mission design do bring the whole thing down a bit.
  7. Computer Games Magazine
    50
    An amazing technological showcase for the PSP, but makes the biggest series in gaming feel small. [Jan 2006, p.86]

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  1. Negative: 46 out of 236
  1. Looney
    Nov 5, 2005
    10
    You cant beat the feeling of sitting down on the toilet and playing GTA. Or for the more adventures out there pick it up after you have You cant beat the feeling of sitting down on the toilet and playing GTA. Or for the more adventures out there pick it up after you have pleased your woman and enjoy GTA . basicly there is no where on dry land that you cant play GTA. fantastic game and worth every penny. Expand
  2. Copycat
    Nov 11, 2005
    10
    GTA: Liberty City Stories is the first game in the series to hit the PSP, and you can bet it won't be the last. Given the dismal crop of GTA: Liberty City Stories is the first game in the series to hit the PSP, and you can bet it won't be the last. Given the dismal crop of PSP titles currently available, an original PSP-only GTA game couldn't have arrived at a better time. And the good news is, Liberty City Stories is a real Grand Theft Auto game, through and through. Whether you love the GTA series or despite it, the fact is that Liberty City Stories is on the same quality level as its bigger brothers on the PS2, Xbox, and PC. You'll be surprised by how few compromises Rockstar made in order to bring the world of Grand Theft Auto to the PSP. Expand
  3. HarryD.
    Oct 30, 2006
    10
    Its an awesome game with great graphics. I'm suprised that they could fit such a good game on that small disc.
  4. KArgo
    Nov 4, 2005
    9
    This game is a lot of fun, but really gets unnerving in how difficult it is. And it's not difficult because the missions are hard, but This game is a lot of fun, but really gets unnerving in how difficult it is. And it's not difficult because the missions are hard, but because the controls make them hard. I love it, but sometimes it makes me want to break my PSP. Yaaaahhhh! I ran over the hooker, now I'm gonna loose cause she's knocked down and can't give me my money! Expand
  5. Feb 6, 2021
    7
    Feels like more of a GTA3 DLC than a standalone game - also you can clearly feel it's a handheld game, not a complete GTA experience. Still aFeels like more of a GTA3 DLC than a standalone game - also you can clearly feel it's a handheld game, not a complete GTA experience. Still a decent game tho. Expand
  6. MatthewJ.
    Oct 21, 2005
    6
    Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories is the second handheld game in the popular franchise. Unlike the console games, however, LCS was Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories is the second handheld game in the popular franchise. Unlike the console games, however, LCS was produced by Rockstar Leeds, whose previous projects include Barbie Horse Adventure and the disappointing PSP port of Rockstar's own Midnight Club 3. It's unfortunate that the talent that produced the console games was not fully behind this project, because this game reminds the player around every corner that it's inferior to its big brothers. The random, exciting violence that attracted millions of gamers (and lots of controversy) has been toned down. Liberty City itself looks like a ghost town, which is there just for you to finish your objectives. Indeed, the game seems to want to hold your hand through most of the story, and there's not much opportunity to start some mindless mayhem. While the loading times are better than in Midnight Club, they are still unacceptable for a handheld title. Games like this should let you pick up and play, not wait a minute for the game to start. The best part of the game is the colorful graphics, which look better than in the PS2 original. Liberty City looks great on the small screen. If you want GTA action on the go, this game is for you. Just don't expect the same kind of experience as the console games. This one is quite underwhelming. Expand
  7. J.G.
    Nov 6, 2005
    0
    They need dual analogs. The whole series was built around it, so you can't just port it to a system that doesn't let you use two They need dual analogs. The whole series was built around it, so you can't just port it to a system that doesn't let you use two analog sticks. Expand

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