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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition

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Total Reviews: 69
VSG Recommendation: Skip It
Critics Consensus: A shockingly poor effort that manages to suck all of the fun out of Rockstar’s stellar crime epics. This version of GTA is far from “definitive” – it’s a shoddy, buggy, low resolution mess that isn’t worth your money or time.
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Critic Reviews: 69
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# Reviews: 69

A shockingly poor effort that manages to suck all of the fun out of Rockstar's stellar crime epics. This version of GTA is far from "definitive" - it's a shoddy, buggy, low resolution mess that isn't worth your money or time.

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6/10
Jim Hargreaves (TheSixthAxis)

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.

November 16, 2021 |

GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is a relic of its time. A relic that was better left unearthed.

November 15, 2021 |
2/10
David Walters (CGMagazine)
Not Recommended
Dan Roemer (Destructoid)

So far, my all-around experience with the Definitive Edition trilogy is very mixed. On one hand, I’m still having fun just revisiting these games. On the other hand, I can’t help but feel like this collection needed more time in the oven. Going forward, I have a full review (and video review) planned, and I’m morbidly curious what other graphical oddities I’ll encounter once I begin playing and exploring the later acts of these games. I’m also dreading the RC vehicle missions, but perhaps they’ve tweaked them, or at the very least, improved the controls on the tiny vehicles themselves.

November 13, 2021 |

Jim Hargreaves (TheSixthAxis)

6/10 - (Read Review)

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.

David Walters (CGMagazine)

2/10 - (Read Review)

GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is a relic of its time. A relic that was better left unearthed.

Dan Roemer (Destructoid)

Not Recommended - (Read Review)

So far, my all-around experience with the Definitive Edition trilogy is very mixed. On one hand, I’m still having fun just revisiting these games. On the other hand, I can’t help but feel like this collection needed more time in the oven. Going forward, I have a full review (and video review) planned, and I’m morbidly curious what other graphical oddities I’ll encounter once I begin playing and exploring the later acts of these games. I’m also dreading the RC vehicle missions, but perhaps they’ve tweaked them, or at the very least, improved the controls on the tiny vehicles themselves.

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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, with 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.

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