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Is The GTA Trilogy The Definitive Edition For You?


The GTA Trilogy The Definitive Edition is out this week, and it’s an essential play for anyone who grew up in the 90s. I remember getting my PS2 for Christmas along with GTA 3 and GTA Vice City in a double pack. I played those games all night and then had to sleep the next day because I was so knackered from them. I also fondly remember getting GTA San Andreas on the day it came out and playing that game until I’d seen everything it had to offer. I loved it so much, and my friends and I played it all the time together. That’s why the Definitive Editions of those games are essential for me, but you might not know if they’re worth playing for you.

You need to be aware that these games set the bar for open worlds at the time. They were groundbreaking, but they’re far from as good as GTA 5. They don’t have the same level of freedom, though they’re close, and they also don’t have multiplayer or heists. Instead, they’re single player experiences that you’\ll enjoy immensely by yourself, though they feel much more linear than GTA 5. If the latest GTA game is the only one you’ve played, then these ones will feel pretty jarring by contrast.

However, I think they’re still worth playing for anyone with an interest in the GTA series as a whole. They’re the games that defined what the series went on to be, and the lessons learned in them will still inform future titles for years to come I’m sure. I think that GTA 3 is the perfect example of a debut open world game, and Vice City is the fan-favourite that everyone should play. San Andreas is where the series really started to branch out and get more cramped with content. It’s good, don’t get me wrong, but it had so much in it that it almost felt like too much.

If you played these games when they first came out, then you definitely need to play them. I can’t recommend them enough, even in their classic forms. Just pick them up and play them before you miss out this time around too.

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