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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: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 7 out of 14
  1. Nov 17, 2021
    76
    GTA Trilogy on Nintendo Switch has problems like the rest of the versions, from an unstable frame rate to a notable popping or blurrier graphics playing on the dock, but they are still three great adventures like a pine tree, with slight improvements, which are highly enjoyable in portable mode.
  2. Nov 16, 2021
    60
    If you’re coming into Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy expecting each game to look and play like GTA V, prepare for disappointment at a passionless upscaling effort. On the flipside, if you fancy reliving these open world wonders with some of their rougher gameplay edges sanded down, prepare to lose yourself for sixty hours or more.
  3. Nov 22, 2021
    58
    I’m sure that with plenty of patches, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition could reach a point where it becomes worth revisiting these games, but at this point in time, that seems a long, long way off.
  4. Feb 15, 2022
    45
    GTA The Trilogy: The Definitive Edition is a collection of 3 great titles that left their mark in history. However, the so-called Definitive Edition came out without the deserved treatment.
  5. Dec 16, 2021
    40
    On paper, this Trilogy remasters sounds like a done deal. All the points are there to let a new generation of players enjoy these games - warts and all. However, what we really have is an insult to the legacy of these games, to fans of the series and the word Remastered. These ports should be avoided unless you're a diehard fan. Because these games always had a level of jank that you could put up with, and those fun games are still here if you fight through the pain. But for anyone else, trust that GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas were terrific games and play their legacy in everything else they inspired instead. I don't think there are any amount of patches that can help the Switch version of this Trilogy.
  6. Nov 23, 2021
    40
    Good, fun games are good, fun games, and even with glitches and the numerous issues this trilogy brings, that's what these still are. However, seeing the state of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition, there just isn't any way to let Rockstar off lightly here. This is one of the most successful video game companies in the world, with goodness knows how much raked in from GTA Online, so there can be no excuses to have loaned out these iconic games to a small team with a poor track record and showing absolutely no respect for its own creations. Fifty pounds is a big ask for such old games that have been what one might say "demastered", and even with numerous future patches, these may never be the upgrades they should have been, but Switch owners new to this trilogy can find plenty of entertainment - and not just because of the glitches. This is still a hard sell, though, with the advice being to hold off for a major sale.
  7. Nov 15, 2021
    30
    A shocking mishandling of three beloved classics, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition on Switch is a poorly ported mess of frame rate drops, popping, ugly characters, and bad decisions. Time to dust off the PS2.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 241
  1. Nov 15, 2021
    10
    Best 3 games ever. Just like I remember from all those years ago on the original xbox
  2. Nov 12, 2021
    4
    Sadly to be honest it's best to play these GTA games on the PC instead. The games doesn't run smooth on the Switch.
  3. Nov 19, 2021
    1
    1 for the game, 0 for the framerate
    drawing distance : 30 meters for the cars
    Framerate between 15 and 30, average 20
  4. Nov 14, 2021
    0
    Here we are after the physical release and the game is still a stuttering mess without a word of further updates from Rockstar.

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    Here we are after the physical release and the game is still a stuttering mess without a word of further updates from Rockstar.

    The announcement of GTA 6 doesn’t change that this horrible trash is still unplayable.
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  5. Nov 15, 2021
    0
    This game is a piece of crap on the switch version. I really need my refund!
  6. Nov 13, 2021
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Oryginal version is much better than this crap. A lot of bugs and ugly textures. Rain looks lterrible, no fog anymore. Gameplay is not fun anymore Expand
  7. Nov 13, 2021
    0
    poor optimization and bad framerate on every console. Don't buy for more than 20$

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