The Grand Theft Auto Liberty Stories

The Grand Theft Auto Liberty Stories
The Grand Theft Auto Liberty Stories
Join us once again as we take a walk on the wrong side of the tracks as we look back at the history of Grand Theft Auto!
Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories (2005) PlayStation Portable
The year prior, RockStar had a lot of success with bringing GTA to the GameBoy Advance. But with the far more powerful, PlayStation Portable they had the chance to bring as close to the console experience as possible to a handheld. Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories was the most anticipated game on the PSP. It was a game that many people actually bought the handheld just to play.
The story of the game sees you playing as Toni Cipriani, who as you have probably guessed is a mobster who is trying to work his way up the ranks, seek revenge and make as much money as possible. The story is actually pretty well done and it is set before the events of Grand Theft Auto III.
While the story is fun, the gameplay is the real star here. RockStar did a fantastic job with this game and it really does come close to matching what the console GTA games offered, all be it in a bit of a smaller scale. While this is based on GTA III. Liberty City Stories has more in common with the later games in the series, Vice City, and San Andreas as it gives the player more control over the camera, more indoor areas to explore and many of the vehicles that those two games offered. It even had a fun multiplayer mode which at the time was a huge deal.
In all Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories was a huge success it was fun to play, sold a ton of copies and was very well received. It would actually be ported to the PlayStation 2 the following year and also end up on mobile devices in 2016.