Excerpt: I played this after playing Grand Theft Auto 3 and I was fully aware that the style of the game was very different having seen some screenshots of it. Honestly I can see why people would have played it back when it was released but unless you're a fan of old gaming classics you're not going to get much joy out of it. For a start you can't see far enough in front of you when you're travelling at high speeds. Then there's the shooting element.
Excerpt: "If you don't like GTA2 skip these and go straight to GTA3. There's nothing new about GTA London other than that it's set in London. Really, that's it. In both GTA and GTA London you have the same awkward overhead view, the same awful shooting controls, the same wandering around a boring city hoping you recall the layout and that you don't die immediately because ofthe awful shooting style. If you're hoping to see how GTA progressed to GTA3 through ...
Summary: If you didn't enjoy GTA or GTA2 skip this and go straight to GTA3. There's nothing new about GTA London other than that it's set in London. Really, that's it. You still have the same awkward overhead view, the same awful shooting controls, the same wandering around a boring city hoping you recall the layout and that you don't die immediately because ofthe awful shooting style.
Excerpt: "...no thios was rockstars first grand theft auto but if was real bas even for a ps1 game. It could of been much better if they at least attempted to make it 3D or something similar to that. I admit i used to play this game quite alot when i was a bit younger and i thought this game was something special but really i was nothing. If i had my way this game would of been rated PG if it was up to me because i really cant see why this game got an 18 rating ...
Excerpt: "this is a cool game, the only problem is its too old, when it first came out it was great, the best thing since sliced bread, BETTER!!!!!!!.but since then people have come to there senses nad realized it really quite rubbish,AND ITS ABOUT TIME TOO. i used to like this game, but since then i came to my senses too, i now hate the rubbish 2-D look, and the rubbish graphics too.the sounds arent good either, i really dont think you should play this game, ...
Summary: This is NOT a great game, at best its average and at worst repetitive. Its got a dated top down view of the action which although easy on hardware isn't very involving. The sound effects are barely adequate and music is terrible. As for the gameplay: well its true you can kill cops and run drugs and hijack cars. But when you do try to kill someone the controls are so arkward you'll find yourself hitting the side of a building more often than wasting a cop.
Summary: They tried to ban it, they failed I wish they had. I bought the game on the strength of all the media hype (never again) instead of waiting for a review. The graphics are well the less said abut them the better. You aim is to raise your profile by doing loads of illegal tasks around the city you soon get very very board doing this Playability is also a little dodgy so I gave up and unistalled the game. A friend of mine has borrowed it and I havn`t asked for it back yet.
Summary: Initially bought on the srength of the public uproar abot the game, I soon questioned what the fuss was all about? For one, I'm not a mini, cartoon like person with the urge to kill, maim and murder. To say that the game is graphic is a rather over reaction. At times you would probably wish for more realism as you drive endlessly around the cities within the game, looking for those special missions.
Pros: A famous game
Cons: Boring, repetetive, poor control system, over hyped