Grand Theft Auto Platinum
- A unique, zooming, top-down view
- Over 6000 km of freeways, back streets, roads, alleyways and dead ends
- Complete freedom of movement, no fixed track - you choose where you want to go
- Outrageous Hollywood style car handling
- A 60 minute soundtrack featuring all new music by some of today's hottest new acts
- Open ended mission structure - complete jobs the way YOU want to
- Hidden missions, secret areas and insane power ups ensure that something new is never far away
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- Platform: PlayStation
- BBFC Rating: Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over.
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Grand Theft Auto (PS1 Platinum Label)
Experience for yourself every classic car chase ever seen. Race at breakneck speed through an immense, living city out-running and outwitting rival gang members, mercenaries, hired killers and an entire police force. Drive dozens of varied vehicles around three of America's toughest cities. Only the best will be able to tame the fastest cars. Only the smartest will know all the short cuts and the whereabouts of the hottest wheels. Only the toughest will be able to take on the world and finish the job like a professional... Including complete freedom of movement, outrageous Hollywood-style car handling, hidden missions, secret areas and insane power ups backed by a full 60-minute soundtrack featuring all-new music by some of today's hottest new acts.
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Basically, the game puts you in control of a small-time criminal who must rise up the ladder by completing jobs (known as Missions in-game) for various criminals. Completing these missions earns you Cash or Points that ultimately allows you the push on to the two other cities within the game.
That brings me on to the cities of the game - the player has 3 major American cities to explore and/or get lost in. You have Liberty City (your starting point), Vice City and San Andreas, each city plays in that order, respectively. The 3 cities contained in this game seem fitting to me, given that the spin-off games afterwards would be set in these 3 locations. Another thing to mention (although it is fairly obvious now, due to the spin-offs) is that the cities are based on real locations: Liberty City is New York City, Vice City is Miami and San Andreas is either Los Angeles or San Francisco in this game (it is NOT a state in this game, in comparison to its' 2004 counterpart game).
In terms of playing and completing the story (the Missions), you (the player) have full creative control, so to speak. 99% of the time, you are free to complete jobs the way YOU want to... meaning that this classic title really started it all - this classic title 'defined' open-world, free roaming gameplay.
That leads on to my next, and final, point. If you are not happy to just float around the map completing missions, there's no worries there! You can simply smash crates on city streets that provide the player with weapons and Bob's your Uncle... you can shoot/kill/blow up 'anything' in sight, literally! That, I am afraid to say this, is the game's greatest piece of enjoyment, in my opinion.
Sadly, many of the kids of today who brag about GTA and this and that (thinking they 'know' it all), they really know nothing because I guarantee that 99.9% of them have not played this game! This is the 'Classic That Started It All'. 15 years later, and we are gearing up for the latest release in this franchise - GTA V. Let's see what happens...
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back. As many know you play a hoodlum who is making his way to the top of the underworld
by stealing cars and doing jobs for the mob - a lot of them involving murder and extortion!
Young people will laugh at the graphics but the gameplay makes up for the lack of that.
The soundtrack can get annoying but there is still a couple of decent songs. The only other issue
I had is that there are no checkpoints. Unlike the other GTA games you only get 4 lives per level
and need to make 2 million before advancing to the next.
Overall it is still a timeless and amazing game!
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