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The one that started it all. Does it still stand strong after 17 years? StickFigures (176) 3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars
If you don't have a PS, buy one to play this game! Late (95) unrated
Freedom... so much freedom Katakis | カタキス (42838) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The best Ben Fahy (94) unrated
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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.6
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.0
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.4
Overall User Score (41 votes) 3.5

Critic Reviews

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Meristation (Jul 10, 1998)
El hampa de la ciudad ha puesto su ojo en vuestras grandes habilidades... no los decepcioneis.
Consoles Plus (Jan, 1998)
Un jeu vraiment original et accrocheur qui nous change de l'ordinaire. Avec une meilleure réalisation, il aurait atteint des sommets !
Mega Fun (Dec, 1997)
Mit GTA liefert uns DMA wirklich ein tolles Game ab. Schon nach ein paar kurzen Streifzügen durch Amerikas Großstädte offenbarte sich der Verbrecher in mir, so viele amüsante Gemeinheiten lassen sich anstellen, denn in diesem Spiel werdet Ihr mit einem dermaßen breitgefächerten Angebot an nicht ganz sauberen Aufträgen konfrontiert, daß so schnell keine Langeweile aufkommt. Besonders gut hat mir dabei die fast völlige Handlungsfreiheit gefallen, weil sich Euch dadurch die Möglichkeit bietet, jede Campaign auch beim wiederholten Spielen auf andere Art und Weise zu lösen. Gerade dadurch bleibt das Game auch auf Dauer interessant und stumpft nicht so schnell ab. Als eventuelles Manko ist eigentlich nur die ziemlich makabere Aufmachung zu nennen. Wer jedoch keine Probleme damit hat, seine kriminelle Ader einmal so richtig auszuleben, wird mit diesem Game voll bedient und kann sich auf stundenlange Verbrechenstouren freuen.
Video Games (Dec, 1997)
Das durchgestylte Gangsterambiente und die Möglichkeit als Mafiosi-Gehilfe zu arbeiten, lassen das Spielspaßbarometer bis an die Spitze klettern. Die Technik ist nicht gerade 32-Bit-Niveau: karge Grafik und ein minimales Ruckel-Scrolling sprechen nicht gerade für einen Top-Titel. Von diesem kleinen Wehrmutstropfen abgesehen, ist GTA ein packendes Action/Rennspiel voller Tempo, Spannung und destruktivem Vergnügen.
Grand Theft Auto may not be the best looking game I have seen, but it sure packs a punch with the amazing amount of controversial gameplay that has been crammed onto one CD. The city's are enormous and you really have to drive around for quite some time before you get your bearings. Each mission is put across in such a 'tongue in cheek' fashion that I cannot see too many people getting upset at the content, although planting bombs in busy shopping malls may bring out a few placards. If only the handling of the cars had been a little more responsive then the value of the game would have matched the potential created by the subjects mass of advanced publicity.
If you're looking for a different type of driving game, this will still impress with its brilliant gameplay. If you can live with the graphical shortcomings, I urge you to give it a spin.
80 (May 25, 2006)
Le jeu culte qui a donné son nom à un genre: GTA-Like. GTA c'est de la folie meurtrière à l'état pure, et sans aucune morale. Mais c'est aussi des courses poursuites et une ambiance au top! Bref, un défouloir qui nous fait plaisir.
GameSpot (May 06, 1998)
Grand Theft Auto puts you in the role of a small-time criminal who is looking for a way to make a name for himself in the crime business. The quickest way to do so is by getting on the good side of the local crime boss by jacking cars, running drugs, and the ever-popular contract killing. In one of the game's most notable missions, you pick up a big rig loaded with explosives. Your task is to drive the rig into the police station, get out, and get away before taking out the pigs where they live.
Hacker Plus (Apr, 1998)
Grand Teft Auto je igra toliko kontroverzong sadržaja da je bilo govora o zabrani njene prodaje u nekim zemljama. Ovom igrom rasprave o tome kako kompjutorske igre potiču na nasilje i kriminal dobile su argument više. Svejedno, ovo je igra za inteligentnog igrača, koji vidi dalje od loše grafike i zna raspoznati minirani auto nevino sparkiran uz cestu. Ukratko, ovo nije igra za svakoga, ali oni za koje jest bit će njome beskrajno oduševljeni.
Just Games Retro (May 17, 2017)
I had a much better time than I expected with the original Grand Theft Auto title. I’m not gonna bee-ess you and say it’s a perfect game by any stretch, or even that it’s on par with its later brethren, but I would say it’s still enjoyable to play through, and again, it helps to remember this WAS two decades ago and if anything, it’s a case of the concept outpacing the technology by a good bit. A lot of ingredients to the GTA formula are still very much present, though, and I do think it’s worth a playthrough, if for no other reason than to see how far the series has come, and it’s still a very important piece of gaming history in and of itself. The fact it’s a pretty competent crime thriller doesn’t hurt either; it’s certainly a better game than I feel it gets remembered for, and that’s half the battle right there.
Game Revolution (Jun 04, 2004)
In the end, we have a game that is a great idea, but not very well executed. With mediocre graphics and repetitive gameplay , some gamers might be disappointed. Like Postal, Grand Theft Auto is depending a lot on controversy to sell the game, not gameplay. While this works for sales, it tends to upset many hard-core gamers . However, if you are just looking for a fun, goofy, immoral game, than Grand Theft Auto should definitely be on your list.
Player One (Jan, 1998)
Bref, même si le concept de GTA est plutôt cool et que les idées ne manquent pas, force est de constater que la réalisation ne tient vraiment pas la route. C'est dommage...
Hobby Consolas (Mar, 1998)
En definitiva, que este «GTA» personalmente no nos ha gustado mucho y no entendemos muy bien porqué ha alcanzado tanta popularidad por tierras británicas. Pero, en fin, si te pica la curiosidad, pruébalo. A lo mejor a ti te encanta...
Joypad (Jan, 1998)
Incarnez la mauvaise engeance va bien deux, trois minutes quand c'est intéressant, mais là franchement c'est tellement laid et vide, que personne ne fera le tour des 200 missions.
IGN (Jul 10, 1998)
Grand Theft Auto is a fun game, but you may find yourself saying to yourself outloud, "Hey, why didn't they fix that?" Not a good sign for a game that has so much potential.
GamePro (US) (Nov 24, 2000)
In Grand Theft Auto, you're a goon on the lam, pulling jobs such as bombing or drug runs as you avoid the police either on foot or by hijacking any car in sight. GTA's violent nature, complete with abundant cursing, is sociopathically chic... but the game's just not any fun.
The Video Game Critic (Feb 11, 2003)
In light of the frustrating gameplay, the blood and profanity seem more silly and gratuitous than offensive. GTA2 was a slight improvement, but the series didn't grow teeth until its third installment.

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