Grand Theft Auto London - PC

Also known as: GTA London', 'GTA Mission Pack

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Grand Theft Auto London (PC)
Also for: PlayStation
Viewed: 2.5D Top-down, Multi-way scrolling Genre:
Add-on pack
Adventure: Free Roaming
Combat Game
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Take 2 Soft. Co.: Take 2
Publishers: Sold Out (GB/GB)
Released: Unknown (GB)
Ratings: BBFC 18


Any product that has the word “controversial” tagged onto the label is guaranteed media attention, bad and good. Deservedly so, the release of Grand Theft Auto forced the BBFC to rate the game 18, and while this might have restricted the buying audience, it proved so successful that Take 2 took the challenge of creating an expansion pack specific to a UK audience, cleverly titled GTA London 1969.

Requiring the original game to play, London 1969 will consist of all previous gameplay features and add some new ones of its own. Set in the swinging sixties, GTA London features some of the most bizarre soundtracks ever featured in a video game, giving the game a unique feel that may well appeal to its targeted adult audience.

You will once again have the opportunity to take on the role of a strangely dressed, car-jacking hooligan. As part of the package a comprehensive set of London environments are included in the game, with themed buildings, and typical features such as bomber cabs and big red buses. Of course, new missions have been added to suit the new locations that entail running from the police and breaking numerous laws. Keeping the gameplay faithful to the original, missions still take place in a top-down point of view which still remains quite an effective approach.

The London 1969 expansion pack proves itself to be a worthy development in presentation alone, and the new gameplay features complement Take 2’s achievements well. GTA London is a pleasure to play.