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Influenced by Grand Theft Auto, Payback is set across 4 different cities totaling 100 square kilometers of landscape. You can perform all manner of illegal activities to try to achieve wealth, including carjackings, murders, shootings and run-overs.

Stealing vehicles is the real meat of the game, as these must be used for the various missions, which are obtained by walking over to phone boxes, as in GTA. There are dozens of these, all with different handling characteristics, and include trucks, buses and even boats.

The mission structures are non-linear, meaning that how you perform in one part can affect how later parts unfold, and the game includes Perspective Corrected 3D graphics with realistic shadows and rotational effect, as well as a full 3D soundtrack of aggressive rap and mid-tempo rock.


Payback iPhone An exploding car
Payback iPhone Completing a mission
Payback iPhone Driving the ice cream truck
Payback iPhone Shooting at dummy targets

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User Reviews

GTA just received some Amiga love Amiga Katakis | カタキス (42253)

Critic Reviews

Obligement Amiga Dec, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Game Freaks 365 Game Boy Advance 2004 8.6 out of 10 86
IGN iPhone Feb 03, 2009 7.2 out of 10 72 iPhone Mar 15, 2009 7 out of 10 70
DS-x2 Game Boy Advance Oct 01, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
GameZone Game Boy Advance Mar 23, 2005 6.4 out of 10 64
Retro Gamer iPhone Jun 18, 2009 62 out of 100 62 (UK) Game Boy Advance Oct 22, 2004 6 out of 10 60 Macintosh Mar, 2003 3 out of 5 60
Cubed3 Game Boy Advance Nov 14, 2004 6 out of 10 60


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