Rockstar has added another Grand Theft Auto entry to their mobile portfolio, this time adding Liberty City Stories to the Play Store. This is a port of the original PSP game, which was designed with a mobile-first mentality before smartphone gaming exploded. The missions are focused more around being quick and accessible, as opposed to the longer, more meaty style that you’d find on the console versions of GTA.
That’s not to say Rockstar has simply released a straight port of the older game, however. The resolution textures have been improved, there’s a new real-time lighting effect system in place, and there’s a much bigger draw distance to take advantage of the better hardware available now. The controls are obviously mobile-friendly, but it does support physical controllers and Android TV, so if you don’t want to sit down and play this on your touch screen, you’ve got options.
The game is currently 40% and only $3.99, so if you want to pick it up, now’s the time to do it.