Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Now Available

We reported a couple of weeks ago that Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for iOS would be coming soon, and that day has finally come. The classic shooter is now available on the iOS App store in its full form. Previously released across Playstation 2, the Xbox, Windows, and most recently the Mac App Store, the game was heralded as one of the best in the series.

Amazingly, the now-released “10th anniversary” edition of the game actually improves on previous versions’ graphics, sporting greater resolutions, improved textures and increased draw distance. The game also features a customizable user interface, allowing you to arrange the controls as you see fit for your device and your play style. This is something that I believe is going to start appearing on more iOS games, hopefully taking advantage of new screen real estate found in Apple’s new devices such as the iPhone 5.

Although Rockstar games did intend on releasing the Android version today as well, it has been delayed due to validation errors occurring in the Play store.

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Application Review: Grand Theft Auto III

10 Years ago, Rockstar took Grand Theft Auto in a direction that would change the entire series forever; not only that, for the better as well. A decade after they incorporated 3-dimensions into GTA, Rockstar comes back and reintroduces this well-known classic to the iOS crowd by releasing it for the iPad, iPod, and iPhone. Nothing is cut out as they go on to reproduce the fun things I did as a kid, but with this exact reproduction, it shows us how far we’ve come, and how our demands for graphics have improved.  Read on for the full review: (more…)
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GTA: Chinatown Wars OUT NOW!

Released just a few hours ago, the long awaited Grand Theft Auto : Chinatown Wars has finally landed on the iPhone and iPod touch priced at $9.99.

The game was originally programmed for the Nintendo DS and was successfully ported to the PSP before it crossed over to the new gaming platform provided by the iPhone.  The 2.5D game is more akin to the old top-down GTA1 and GTAII series than the modern 3D versions but still remains true to the tried and tested rob, steal and get rich without dying GTA formula.  It’s definitely worth a blast if you don’t own it on another platform.

Following his father’s murder, Huang Lee has a simple mission: deliver an ancient sword to his Uncle Kenny to ensure his family retains control of the Triad gangs of Liberty City. Huang is a spoiled rich kid who expects everything to run smoothly, but his trip does not go exactly as planned. After being robbed and left to die, he will search for honor, riches and revenge in the most dangerous and morally bankrupt city in the world.

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