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The price is GTAL’s main redeeming feature. For 20 quid you can add a bucket of fresh missions and some cracking cars to the original and if you are a fan of GTA then a couple of tenners couldn’t have been better spent. If you’ve completed the first one then there are a whole lot of daft missions, secrets and kill frenzies to tackle in London but this is still a shoddy follow on. It’s rough around the edges, lacking the instinctive and frenzied action of the first but still cramming in the cars, still cramming in fantastic music and still cramming in the violence in abundance. GTA 2 had better be ‘rubber ducking’ better.
We reviewed this with a score of 6 last year, but that was a bit too harsh. So, we're making up a little with a higher score this time around. The pluses here are that GTA London 1969 sells for cheap, about $19.99. So for those who already have the original PlayStation game, this is a great buy. For those who missed out the first time, the Director's Cut, named in err, includes the first game and the London 1969 "add-on." There's no Director's Cut about it. But just do us a favor. Either way the heavy packaging (stickers, maps, and a good manual) and price are certainly worth noting.
Si sólo buscas diversión, si no te importa la precariedad gráfica del juego, si quieres ser un fuera de la ley sin llevarte ningún disgusto, este es tu juego. Aunque pareciendose tanto a la entrega anterior te preguntarás si merece la pena gastarse el dinero en él. Pués has de tener en cuenta que son escenarios distintos, que la música vuelve a estar a la altura de lo que se espera de ella , pero al final es más de lo mismo. Así que lo diremos de dos formas distintas: para los que ya tienen la entrega anterior, decirles que depende de lo que les haya gustado el juego, y para los que no o tengan, decirles que es una buena oportunidad de hacerse con él. Engancha bastante ser malo por un día, o dos, o tres o hasta que te cojan.
Svenska PlayStation Magasinet
Det som möjligen kan motivera ett inköp av spelet är att man får valuta för pengarna. Om du redan äger GTA behöver du inte punga ut med så mycket, och för dessa pengar får du mer än 20 timmar vapen, bilar och fantasifullt spelande. Synd bara att vi måste vänta på GTA 2, som kommer senare i år, för att få några riktiga nyheter.
This game could have been so good, but eventually disappoints. It's half the price of a new game, but I don't think it offered half a game. Essentially, GTA has got itself a new suit of clothes, but they're stylish, Italian, and there's brass knuckles in the pockets.
The GTA London mission pack really doesn't hold a candle to GTA's original three cities, but it still manages to be reasonably fun. If you've still got that itch to jack fools for their rides and smoke cops (and honestly, who doesn't?), then GTA London should make the wait for GTA2 a little bit easier to bear.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
What GTA: London does, it does well. However, I don’t feel that it tries to do enough. Maybe I’m expecting too much out of a simple expansion pack, but I didn’t feel that enough work had gone into really expanding the game. There wasn’t anything new to make me feel like any improvements had been made. In the end, I think this shortsightedness is the title’s ultimate downfall. However, for die-hard Grand Theft Auto fans who want nothing more than a few extra missions, this will most definitely fit the bill.
Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM)
The lack of any significant changes means the engine is as flawed as the original. The graphics are awfully grainy, the camera movements are sickeningly spastic, and the controls still leave a whole lot to be desired. The game does, however, have its moments: First off, there's something to be said for a game where you can act out every anarchistic fantasy inspired by any average day of city traffic road rage. Stealing cars, running down pedestrians, dodging the cops-the limit is really only your own sick imagination. The missions this time around do seem to get a bit more interesting (though the game still leads you step by step through every new assignment). And the '60s London setting means the game is loaded with groovy atmosphere, especially the exceptional soundtrack.