TITLE: Grand Theft Auto: Double Pack
PUBLISHER: Rockstar Games
DEVELOPER: Rockstar North
DATE RELEASED: November 4, 2003
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 1
XBOX SYSTEM LINK: No
XBOX LIVE COMPATABLE: No
HDTV Support: 480p
5.1 Surround Sound: yes
PLATFORM: XBOX, Playstation 2, PC
ESRB: Mature: Violence, Strong Language, Blood and Gore, Strong Sexual Content
Retail Price: $49.99
Graphics have been improved over the PS2 and PC versions. Characters move their lips, have fingers and look much better. The cars look sweet! You can even see reflection on the cars. The fire in the game also looks much better than PS2/PC versions. Something new to the Xbox version is that there is actually light in the game. It looks cool. Enough with graphics, you can listen to your music stored on your Xbox Hard drive and listen to it while playing Grand Theft Auto III and Vice City. There are two types of controls in this game, one of them is very similar to the PS2 version controls.
This game is simply amazing and fun. No wonder this game has sold so many copies. GTA is very addicting. You can actually do anything you want in GTA III and Vice City. If you want to drive around the whole city you can, if you want to kill innocent people you can. There is also Missions. There are over 70 fun, action-packed missions you can play. Plus there are other missions like Taxi Cab, Police missions, and much more. I have to say that GTA revolutionized the way we look at action games.
Anyways, there are tons of things to do in Grand Theft Auto III and Vice City. Its up to you to decide. If you don't feel like doing any missions you can just go around the city and have fun killing people. There are also up to 15 weapons to choose from, such as Uzi, Shotgun, baseball bat, Pistol, flamethrower, Rocket launcher, Sniper Rifle, M16, Molotov cocktail, grenades and a few others. The only thing I have to complain about the gameplay is the shooting. It is sometimes hard to shoot because you have to press the L trigger to lock-on enemies. But oh well, great game...
The sound is good. GTA Double Pack for Xbox also supports Dolby Digital 5.1. The voice acting is also great. Grand Theft Auto III's sound track is mostly Rap. I don't mind Rap. But if you don't like Rap, you can use your own Custom sound track from your stored music from the Xbox Hard drive. Grand Theft Auto Vice City's sound track is great too. It uses the 80's music. At first I didn't want to listen to the 80's music, but now I do. Its good. Again, if you don't like the music in Vice City, use the Custom Sound track feature.
The graphics in Grand Theft Auto Double Pack for Xbox are better than the PS2 and PC versions graphics. Don't expect to be shocked from what you heard about Xbox's version of GTA's graphics. They look similar but have been improved a little bit. Like the lips move, characters have been improved, characters have 'independent' fingers, cars have reflections, there are actual lights in the game and the game also supports 480p for HDTV's.
This game is very, very addicting and fun. It should keep you playing for hours and hours. Even if you played GTA III and Vice City to death, you will still have fun playing this game over and over. So many things to do in Grand Theft Auto Double Pack, so little time.
Yes, this game is that great! Although, I wish the graphics would have been improved by alot. If you're new to GTA, you're in luck, 2 fantastic games for the price of one. Double the trouble! Even if Grand Theft Auto III is 2 years old and Vice City is 1 year old, this is still a great game that you should have in your collection. What are you waiting for, get this great game now!!!
Edited by DuDeR MaN, 22 January 2004 - 02:00 AM.