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Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
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  1. Nov 13, 2021
    70
    We are once again dealing with three great works from the world of video games, it is undeniable. Despite the passing years, the three open-worlds still deliver unforgettable atmospheres and cities teeming with details. The latter precisely are as incredible as they are coherent with these passers-by who go about their business, these multiple secondary axes which add credibility to the whole and especially these new plays of light which sublimate the whole. But it is clear that despite this little more than welcome facelift (which still lacks homogeneity), the experiences show their age. Their gameplay can be dated, especially GTA III which, today, is really difficult to handle. As you can see, this compilation will undoubtedly delight the most curious who want to discover three legends, or even the nostalgic who wish to rediscover the sensations of yesteryear while enjoying a refurbished visual, but will disappoint those looking for more current mechanics.
  2. Nov 22, 2021
    65
    This comeback of the three GTA classics feels superficial and poorly optimized, although some improvements are clearly visible. It's not the remaster we were hoping for, but these are still immortal classics that can still entertain and sometimes even amaze. And sometimes that's all we need.
  3. Nov 25, 2021
    60
    GTA: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition brings all the fun of the classic games of the series that has always seen its career rise. However, it shows a hard fall with this remaster due to a lack of work in its execution.
  4. Nov 18, 2021
    60
    Between the glitches and the questionable artistic choices, GTA Trilogy: The Definitive Edition still reminds us why these games made history and are so fondly remembered. But precisely for that reason, Rockstar Games and Take-Two should have put more care into this compilation.
  5. Nov 15, 2021
    60
    A messy remaster of three genre-defining open worlds, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition fails in giving GTA III, Vice City, and San Andreas the treatment they deserve, but beneath the slightly shabby veneer, those same great games remain.
  6. Nov 15, 2021
    60
    The inherent strengths of GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas allow GTA: The Trilogy to be an enjoyable experience on a very fundamental level, but as a remaster – especially as a remaster of three of the greatest games ever made – it falls short of expectations. These games deserve much better, and it’s disappointing that Rockstar doesn’t understand that.
  7. Nov 16, 2021
    58
    Quotation forthcoming.
  8. Nov 14, 2021
    45
    It’s not that I’m mad, I am just disappointed. These three PS2 games remain iconic, and I have enjoyed returning to Liberty City, Vice City and San Andreas, but as a remaster, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is lacking the care and respect such highly regarded games deserve. It doesn’t have the quality we have come to expect from remasters recently. Yet, such is their quality, the underlying games, which deserved better, still hold up as a product of their time. They are worth returning to if the PS2 GTA Trilogy holds a special place in your heart, so long as you can temper expectations and accept the good, the bad and the downright ugly from a ‘that’ll do’ remaster. If not, you’re better off persevering them with those rose-tinted memories.
  9. Nov 17, 2021
    40
    While the core gameplay of GTA Trilogy is truly incredible, the overall package feels rushed and haphazard. Those desperate for old school GTA on modern consoles should check the collection out, especifically if the promised Grand Theft Auto Trilogy fixes come through, but everyone else can safely skip it.
  10. Nov 16, 2021
    40
    For two decades, the three GTA games from the PlayStation 2 era symbolized the rise of the open world genre. Their groundbreaking freedom and timeless music gave us memories for life. Now these historic games instantly symbolize what a remaster should absolutely not do.
User Score
0.6

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  1. Nov 13, 2021
    1
    the game does not match the 2021 remaster. Rockstar is not a poor studio to be able to afford full-fledged remakes of these games. just 60the game does not match the 2021 remaster. Rockstar is not a poor studio to be able to afford full-fledged remakes of these games. just 60 bucks rubbish. Full Review »
  2. Nov 12, 2021
    0
    The worst remaster i ever seen. Trash remaster from trash Grove Street Games
  3. Nov 12, 2021
    0
    they banned the mods, removed original games from stores, cut out many music tracks, made ugly cartoonish characters, all three games arethey banned the mods, removed original games from stores, cut out many music tracks, made ugly cartoonish characters, all three games are filled with bugs, it's based on poor mobile ports, basically the old game with new lightning and lazy AI upscaled textures, and yes they're charging 60$ for it, a shame Full Review »