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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition

Rockstar Games
Nov 11, 2021 - Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Weak

OpenCritic Rating

53

Top Critic Average

11%

Critics Recommend

IGN
5 / 10
Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
GameSpot
4 / 10
Destructoid
4.5 / 10
Game Revolution
5 / 10
Hobby Consolas
76 / 100
Hobby Consolas
80 / 100
TheSixthAxis
6 / 10

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition Review Summary

WeakCritic Consensus

Despite being named the "definitive edition," this package utterly fails at meeting player expectations.


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Critic Reviews for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition

GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition is defective, disappointing, and surprisingly disrespectful to three classic games and their many legions of fans.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
5 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Lazy, amateurish, and half-finished are not how you usually expect to describe a Rockstar game, but this easily avoided mess shows three classic games in the least flattering way possible.

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Rockstar's remastered trilogy is, appropriately, an absolute car wreck of creative neglect.

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So, to recap my advice at the beginning: stick to your original copies if you still have them. If you need to see this mess in action for yourself, either wait until developer Grove Street Games heavily patches this collection or wait for a deeply discounted sale.

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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition can be tolerable on the right system. Both PS5 and Xbox Series X offer users the best chance of brute-forcing past the performance barriers but, even then, occasional bugs and glitches can occur. Fun can be had on those current-gen systems, especially by those with some sentimental attachment to the original trilogy, but there’s still likely to be moments of frustration. When it comes to the Nintendo Switch version, as enjoyable as a portable version could be, the experience is heavily compromised and I can’t recommend players drop serious cash on this product.

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‎GTA Trilogy on Nintendo Switch has problems like the rest of the versions, from an unstable frame rate to a noticeable popping or blurrier graphics playing in the dock, but they are still three great adventures like the cup of a pine, with slight improvements, which are highly enjoyable in portable mode.‎

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‎The nostalgic value of this collection is beyond doubt, they are three masterpieces that today are still very funny (and with a sensational script), but this remastering has fallen short in many aspects, and has technical flaws.‎

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If you're coming into Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy expecting each game to look and play like GTA V, prepare for disappointment at a passionless upscaling effort. On the flipside, if you fancy reliving these open world wonders with some of their rougher gameplay edges sanded down, prepare to lose yourself for sixty hours or more.

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