Grand Theft Auto (1997)

Video Game  |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  21 October 1997 (UK)
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As a young street hustler you explore the free world of Liberty city while doing jobs and assigments.


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As an aspiring young thug, your mission in this video game is to perform odd jobs for the mob, picking up points along the way by committing random crimes ranging from auto theft to hit-and-runs to murder. After proving your worth on the streets of Liberty City, expert hoods can move on to terrorize the streets of San Andreas and Vice City. This game is notable for its free playing style, in which players don't actually have to complete any of the missions to win the game, instead racking up points by engaging in freestyle mayhem. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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The three cities featured in the game are the same three cities featured in each of the later PS2 installments: Liberty City (in Grand Theft Auto III), Vice City and San Andreas. See more »


Referenced in The Other Guys (2010) See more »


Written by Craig Connor
Performed by Trancefer
[Station: Brooklyn Underground 77.7]
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Not the best shoot-em-up, but fun to play
7 August 2000 | by (Richmond, CA) – See all my reviews

This action-packed game is violent, bloody, vulgar -- and fun. The object is to complete many odd jobs for local crime lords in the United States and become a very popular criminal. Popular criminal? Along the way bump off a few innocent pedestrians, steal cars, and shoot as many cops as you can. If you're really good, you can practically get away with murder. Let's not skip on the weapons. Choose from a machine gun to grenade launcher or a flame thrower. What's really funny about this game is the excessive use of foul language. (That explains the M-rating.) On occasion, a pedestrian will call you a "piece of sh--." The biggest weakness is the graphics: third-rate and out-dated. They could have done better. Other than that, a really fun game if you don't mind redundant gameplay and age-old graphics.

My evaluation: 7 out of 10

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