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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 Game Boy Advance Main menu
Payback Game Boy Advance Causing havoc with a school bus!
Payback Game Boy Advance You get the 'Irony Bonus' when you run over people with their own vehicle.
Payback Game Boy Advance A bit of monetary reward for your hard work.

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User Reviews

GTA just received some Amiga love Amiga Katakis | カタキス (39490)

Critic Reviews

Obligement Amiga Dec, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Game Freaks 365 Game Boy Advance 2004 8.6 out of 10 86
Appletell iPhone Feb 04, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Slide to Play iPhone Feb 01, 2009 3 out of 4 75
IGN iPhone Feb 03, 2009 7.2 out of 10 72
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 Macintosh Mar, 2003 3 out of 5 60
AppleLinks.Com Macintosh Mar 17, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Macworld Macintosh Jun 26, 2003 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30


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