11 Nov 2021 5:24 PM +00:00 UTC

Is GTA Trilogy: Definitive Edition Worth Buying?

Grand Theft Auto is a franchise with a real history behind it. Going for decades, there's so much there to experience. This is what makes GTA Trilogy - The Definitive Edition such an interesting package. If you're interested, here's whether we think it's worth buying or not.

GTA Trilogy - The Definitive Edition Changes

GTA Trilogy - The Definitive Edition has tonnes of small changes and some slightly bigger fixes over the past releases. It intends to capture a little bit of the flair the old games have so it doesn't go hyper-realistic and doesn't change the main engine all that much. The bigger changes are visual and performance-based.

As well as an overhaul of the graphics, you can play the game in 4K 60FPS on modern consoles with integrated support to get good performance. There are also some small changes to driving and gunplay to make the moment to moment gameplay much cleaner.

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One small but noticeable difference is how mission fails work. Rather than having you do the mission again, getting a failure will start you from a checkpoint instead. With that one infamous biking sequence in San Andreas, this is a needed feature.

Not all the changes are good of course. Removing fog and increasing drop distance has left some of the map looking cartoonish and pixelated from a distance. As well as this, some songs have been removed due to licensing issues.

Is The GTA Trilogy Worth Buying?

This is a bit of a hard question to answer. If you're into the graphical style and don't mind paying the steep cost for the three of them, it's certainly not a bad offering. With many quality of life improvements and better performance, it's a decent way to experience the trilogy.

This being said, complaints of graphical issues, missing music and some negative reactions may leave some fans wishing for the original.

Luckily, if you play on Xbox, you can play San Andreas for yourself right now and PS Now players will be able to download GTA 3 in December.