Game Title: Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition
- Nintendo Switch (Nov 11, 2021)
- Xbox Series X/S (Nov 11, 2021)
- PlayStation 5 (Nov 11, 2021)
- PC (Nov 11, 2021)
- Xbox One (Nov 11, 2021)
- PlayStation 4 (Nov 11, 2021)
Gameblog - Joniwan - French - 7 / 10
Nintendo Life - PJ O'Reilly - 4 / 10Grand Theft Auto Trilogy Definitive Edition is a good way to (re)discover three legendary titles of the PS2 era. They're the same and yet very different in terms of visuals. But it's not really 100% good and even on PS5, it struggles to deliver a totally smooth experience. Not to mention that they feel a bit old if you talk about gameplay. Still effective, but be prepared.
Press Start - Adam Mathew - 8 / 10Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition on Switch delivers three of gaming's true greats in a shockingly rough package that manages to suck pretty much all of the fun out of Rockstar's stellar crime epics. This is a poor port, a shoddy, stuttery, low resolution mess full of bugs, glitches, audio problems and more besides. If can grab this one on any other platform, we'd advise you do so or, at the very least, hold off until it's been patched and hopefully improved in the future. As things stand, this is a very, very long way from 'definitive' - this isn't the way we want to remember these games.
The Outerhaven Productions - Karl Smart - 3 / 5 starsAt this point, I’d be comfortable recommending a purchase if you grew up with any of these titles. If you’re out of era, I’d maybe hold off until the final verdict. The things we boomers can forgive out of nostalgia could well be the things that make you scratch your head and question your car-thieving forebears.
VGC - Jordan Middler - 2 / 5 stars/4.0/10.0Grand Theft Auto Trilogy: The Definitive Edition is one of those "Be careful what you wish for" games. While it has all the improvements that would be considered the bare minimum for Rockstar to put into something, it also exposes the ages of the titles, making the cheapness appear worse than it is. Grand Theft Auto Trilogy: The Definitive Edition is barely worth it for returning players, but is perfect for first-timers to this trilogy of games.
The Click GG - David Coulson - 6 / 10If somehow, inexplicably, you can overlook all of its issues then the three games in GTA Trilogy are undisputed classics. But if you want to revisit them properly, right now you’re far better off doing so on another platform.
GameReactor EU - Petter Hegevall - 4 / 10If Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy – Definitive Edition was $30 and on Steam I could perhaps justify buying into the hype and being excited about these games. But, $60 on Rockstar’s own launcher that you will forget even exists and never turn this game on? No, I can’t recommend this game with good conscience.
It feels boring to be the grumpy guy here, but it can not be helped. To release something called "Definitive Edition", charge £60 for something this lackluster and buggy, is embarrassing and Rockstar should definitely know better. Instead, a dedicated 100-man team should have been set aside here, which for a number of years should have been allowed to build one game at a time, from scratch - as Capcoms did with Resident Evil 2 Remake or Hangar 13 with Mafia: Definitive Edition. Because there is nothing "Definitive" here, except the fact that I definitely will not carry on