If you’re a fan of the Grand Theft Auto franchise, then, boy, does Rockstar Games have a neat holiday surprise for you. Another iOS port of another title in the franchise has just been released, and it takes the form of none other than Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories.
Originally released a decade ago for the PlayStation Portable, Liberty City Stories is now playable on your favorite portable gaming device: your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.
Serving as a prequel to Grand Theft Auto III, Liberty City Stories is an open-world action-adventure game that sees the wise guy Toni Cipriani returning home to Liberty City.
“Now, the streets of Liberty City are in turmoil, as warring families vie for control and the town begins to self-destruct under waves of political corruption, organized crime, drug trafficking and union strikes,” Rockstar Games notes. “Deranged hit men, morally depraved tycoons, cynical politicians and even his own mother stand in the way as Toni tries to bring the city under Leone family control.”
Optimized for mobile
In porting the game to iOS, Rockstar Games has equipped Liberty City Stories with streamlined missions that can be played in short bursts and on the go.
The iOS port also features control enhancements including rebalanced touch controls, 3D Touch support for multiple control options, and external game controller support.
As well, it boasts remastered graphics with:
- New high resolution textures and character art
- Real time lighting and shadows
- 60 FPS gameplay on iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus & iPad Pro
- Enhanced draw distance
- Native retina screen support including the iPad Pro
Liberty City Stories also supports saving of game progress to the cloud for access across platforms via the Rockstar Social Club.
And, of course, you can also play Liberty City Stories to the beat of your custom soundtrack by creating a playlist titled “GTALCS” and selecting the radio station called “Mix Tape” in the game.
The game is optimized for the following iOS devices: iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, sixth-generation iPod touch, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, and iPad Pro.
Other Grand Theft Auto games currently available on iOS include Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. Also available on iOS are the Grand Theft Auto V companion apps Grand Theft Auto V: The Manual and Grand Theft Auto: iFruit.