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Today is your last job, your last day working for the mob. After this, you could escape the seedy undergrowth of Liberty City and have a good life, with all the money you could ever want. But something went wrong on this last day. Now, with your best friend Vinney murdered in a car explosion and you pinned for the crime, you must return to the underground and find the truth. To save your skin and find Vinney's killer, you'll have to work a few more days.

Liberty City makes an appearance in Grand Theft Auto Advance, the handheld exclusive based on the award winning console franchise. A combination of the gameplay and challenges that made that 3D rendition so successful, and the 2D style of the original GTA series comes together here, where you must drive to survive and use all the weapons available to you to complete each of the missions, in order to find Vinney's true murderer and save yourself in the process.


Grand Theft Auto Advance Game Boy Advance Baseball bat. Primitive... but good.
Grand Theft Auto Advance Game Boy Advance The first Ammu-Nation is located in Harwood.
Grand Theft Auto Advance Game Boy Advance Paramedic mission. You must drive the patients to the hospital.
Grand Theft Auto Advance Game Boy Advance You have to drive back to your hideout in order to save the game.

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Alternate Titles

  • "侠盗车手Advance" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "GTA Advance" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Grand Theft Auto" -- European cover title

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Critic Reviews

64 Power / big.N / N Games Dec, 2004 92 out of 100 92
Game Chronicles Jan 08, 2005 8.8 out of 10 88
IGN Oct 26, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
UOL Jogos Nov 23, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Apr 21, 2005 80 out of 100 80 Nov 03, 2004 14 out of 20 70
Meristation Dec 07, 2004 6.8 out of 10 68
1UP Nov 10, 2004 6 out of 10 60 (UK) Jan 11, 2004 6 out of 10 60 Feb 28, 2005 55 out of 100 55


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One mission features 8-ball being arrested. This serves as a set up for the intro to Grand Theft Auto III.


  • GameSpy
    • 2004 – #8 GBA Game of the Year

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Kartanym (12779) added Grand Theft Auto Advance (Game Boy Advance) on Dec 04, 2004