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GF Rating
8.0

1660 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Once Again RockStar Doesn't Disappoint

posted by Spagball (BETHESDA, MD) Nov 20, 2006

Top Reviewer

Member since Sep 2004

30 out of 31 gamers (97%) found this review helpful

As usual the GTA franchise continues to set the bar for PSP games. Vice continues were Liberty left off. I've only put in about 10 hours with this one, but a nice new touch is the ability to recover your weapons (for a price) after being busted or wasted. Other new adds of note are the new vehicles (ATV and Jet-Ski), swimming, and the Godfather-like business ownership feature. If you liked the wide open game play of the first GTA for PSP, you won't be disappointed with this title. If this is your first experience with GTA on PSP, you will be playing one of the best offerings for this platform. Aside from some of the new tweaks, you get more of the same pedestrian killing, car racing, gang shooting goodness you've come to expect with GTA.

BUY IT, RENT IT, BURN IT?
Buy it...now.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Great but Glitchy

posted by hynding (LOS ANGELES, CA) Nov 8, 2006

Member since Dec 2004

27 out of 29 gamers (93%) found this review helpful

All of the GTA games have eaten many hours of my time and this game is no exception. There are numerous game play improvements over the last GTA PSP game but there are a handful of technical flaws that are difficult NOT to notice.

So first, here's the bad:
Nothing has crashed the game, so far at least, but you will experience more late-loading textures than ever before, especially when moving at fast speeds (and some areas, like outside the stadium, always seem to be late on loading that same street panel. I've also encountered getting 'stuck' halfway through the ground at some points and very slow frame rates during some of the side missions as well as more difficulty aiming weapons. Again, it's nothing that you can't get out of and, for the most part, forgivable seeing as how the game has even more of everything to offer over all other GTA games with exception to San Andreas.

So now to what makes this game great:
You can swim; ride jet skis, bicycles, and helicopters; identify uncovered unique jumps, rampages, and balloons (packages) on your in-game map; participate in new fire and paramedic helicopter side missions; better water effects; hundreds of buildings to enter; new empire ownership interaction; and I'm sure all the other little details I have yet to encounter.

This game is for any fan of the series. True, it is not as polished as the other GTA games, but it does offer more variety in terms of game play and sheer land mass. If you're bored of the genre or turned off by strong language and violence, you're probably not reading this review anyway.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

A PSP game of new levels!

posted by Plankfan (PITTSBURGH, PA) Jun 6, 2009

Member since Jun 2009

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Ok, I haven't seen a game on the PSP this big in a long time! The missions, graphics, and sound are amazing! The game doesn't limit you with invisible walls or barriers! You can travel wherever you want on the islands! The only complaint I have is some texture popping and draw distance issues. Other than that, this is an amazing PSP game that cannot be passed up!

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