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This is a freaking great add-on a must play... leon101 (64) unrated
So what do they call Grand Theft Auto in the UK? Katakis | カタキス (39520) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Overall User Score (19 votes) 3.3

Critic Reviews

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Mega Fun (Jun, 1999)
Was zeichnet wahren Kult aus? Genau! Das Suchtelement, das einen um 5 Uhr in der Früh immer noch den Satz „Noch ein Spiel“ murmeln lässt. Die Mixtur aus lustigen Spielelementen, die es verstehen, sich auch mal selber auf die Schippe zu nehmen, findet man selten in dem Bereich. Selten hatten wir so viel zu lachen wie bei GTA. Beileibe ist Grand Theft Auto und sein Add-on London 1969 nichts für Leute, die das Genre nicht mögen! Aber alle, die den ersten Teil gerne spielten, werden sich beim Nachfolger den Speichel aus den Mundwinkeln mischen müssen! Noch dazu, weil Take 2 den Nachfolger für lächerliche 49, DM anbietet. Zusätzlich liegt für alle Neugierigen von Grand Theft Auto ein besonderes Paket beim Softwarehändler bereit, das den ersten Teil sowie das Add-on für 79,- DM beinhaltet. Spielspaß für viele Stunden ist somit vorprogrammiert. Wer da noch lange zögert, ist selbst schuld!
Video Games (May, 1999)
It‘s groovy Baby! Auch wenn man technische Verbesserungen mit der Lupe suchen muß, und die Grafik (insbesondere das Scrolling) alles andere als zeitgemäß ist, macht dieses Game einen Mordsspaß und weiß für lange Zeit zu fesseln. Die Atmosphäre Londons kommt ausgezeichnet rüber, und die witzigen Dialoge mit Euren Auftraggebern sind schon fast alleine den Kauf wert. Wäre bei dieser Missions-Disc die Grafik-Engine ein wenig verbessert worden (Zeit dafür wäre wohl allemal gewesen), hätte es auch diesmal einen Classic gegeben. Wer GTA Grand Theft Auto bereits sein eigen nennt und das Original-Game mochte, kommt an diesem virtuellen Ausflug ins wilde London der 60er nicht vorbei.
NowGamer (Apr 23, 1999)
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.
IGN (May 10, 1999)
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.
Meristation (Jun 25, 1999)
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.
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.
GameSpot (May 28, 1999)
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.
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.
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.