x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA
  • Hidden picShow menu
  • Home
  • News
  • Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories now available for Android devices

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories now available for Android devices

Posted: , by Mihai A.

Tags:

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories now available for Android devices
After launching on iOS back in late December, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories is now available for Android devices as well.

Originally launched for the PlayStation Portable back in 2005, GTA: Liberty City Stories has made a comeback on mobile platforms with numerous enhancements that bring the game up to par with previous mobile GTA titles. 

In GTA: Liberty City Stories users play the role of Toni Cipriani, a member of the Leone crime family, freshly returned from prison, where he spent time for killing a man. 

Throughout the game, Toni struggles to place the Leoni family back in control of Liberty City, which is being destroyed by corruption, organized crime, drug trafficking, and union strikes. That's just the plot, one that you can choose to follow whenever you want, but the open world system that GTA pioneered leaves plenty of room for raising mayhem on the Liberty City streets just for fun.

Among the enhancements brought in the iOS and Android version, Rockstar highlights higher-resolution textures and graphics, real-time lighting and shadows, and a better draw distance, controls which are optimized for touchscreen devices, as well as support for a physical controller.

One neat feature that Rockstar has baked into the game is the ability to sync up save games across platforms. This way, you can do some missions at home on the PS 2 or PS 3, and then continue from where you left off on your iOS/Android device when on the go. 


The game is currently available in both the iTunes Store and the Play Store at the promotional price of $3.99, which represents a 40% discount compared to the usual retail price. 

35 Comments
  • Options
    Close




posted on 11 Feb 2016, 16:54 1

1. Tziggy14 (Posts: 441; Member since: 02 Sep 2014)


I honestly felt Vice City Stories was more entertaining.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 19:11

31. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 512; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Yeah, thought I was the only one who felt that way

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 17:36 3

2. aesthetics (Posts: 128; Member since: 02 Oct 2014)


Iam waiting for gta 4 :D

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 00:52

10. vincelongman (Posts: 4111; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Hopefully someone ports ENB and icenhancer mods :)

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 17:42

3. maherk (Posts: 3420; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I got excited for few seconds, then I realized that the phone I just got doesn't even handle basic dice and dominoes game :(

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 01:17

11. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2074; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Damn what do you have?

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 04:11

16. maherk (Posts: 3420; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


HTC m9+ Supreme Camera :(

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 04:36

17. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2074; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Why not get something better? Or better yet wait for something better that's right around the corner?

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 05:12

21. maherk (Posts: 3420; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Because I was dumb enough to trade it for my Note 5, and if I sold it now, I would have to deal with around $150 loss in less than 3 days.
And I didn't want to wait for what's coming next, because as good as the S7 is going to be, I don't want another phone with a glass back.
And the lack of front speakers on the m10 made me lose any interest left in it.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 05:20 2

22. Shocky (Posts: 2250; Member since: 16 May 2012)


You traded a Note 5 for a M9+, oh my.

I'm assuming they give you money back for that trade?

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 05:51

27. maherk (Posts: 3420; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Not really lol
My sister bought it for $420 and I spent $505 on the m9px.
Stupid move, I know :"(

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 05:22

23. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2074; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Then why not get a nexus 6p? I think you made a bad trade mate. If big and powerful phones is what you like then maybe you should have thought about selling the note 5 and getting a mate 8 unless QHD is must have for you.

i can see you ending up getting a note 6 by the end of the year.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 05:50

26. maherk (Posts: 3420; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Sadly, I don't like big phones any more, and that's one if the main reasons I parted away from my Note 5.
I wanted a 5 to 5.2" smartphone, with front firing speakers, good camera, fingerprint scanner, and great design, all in a narrower phone, and the only phone with those specifications was the m9+.
I would've loved to get the S7, but the return of glass back was a turn off for me.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 19:29

32. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2074; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


If only the 5X had front facing speakers.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 19:32

33. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2074; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Z5 has front facing speakers and the camera is good also the glass is frosted so no fingerprints.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 18:16

4. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1598; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


If the game's creators did some research, they would've known that being chased by cops through Liberty City is a deadly proposition. Arthur McDuffie got his a** beat by 4 Miami cops which led to the Liberty City Riots of 1980. The first, and deadliest, of 4 riots in the 80s because of Miami cops killing brothers and getting away with it in the courts. Ferguson wasn't s**t compared to these.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 02:34 2

12. HonestRealist (Posts: 196; Member since: 25 Jan 2016)


So what you're saying is that games, which are artistic impressions basically, worlds of fantasy if you will, need to be historically correct? What happens to your artistic freedom then? How do you know that they didn't do the research, but decided nah fcuk it lets do it our way?

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 10:38

30. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1598; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Good Lord, you have the comprehension skills of a 2 year-old. I was referring to the title, not the game itself. Do you think someone might have a problem with Battlefield 1942: Auschwitz Stories?

Historically sensitive places need to be treated with a modicum of respect.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 19:40 1

5. joey_sfb (Posts: 5361; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Nice! Getting it to play on my Shield TV.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 21:41 2

6. Trakker (Posts: 283; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


The sad part is smartphones are capable of graphics close to Ps3 quality but almost no one makes AAA games unless they're ports of 10 year old games.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 22:46

7. iusshpandeh (Posts: 250; Member since: 23 Jul 2014)


AAA title would have price tag of $40+ and, hell NO, I'm not paying that money for a game.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 23:01

8. Settings (Posts: 1473; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Coz mobile gamers are poor?

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 02:42

14. iusshpandeh (Posts: 250; Member since: 23 Jul 2014)


I'm a mobile gamer too but mainly a PC gamer! I buy PC games, but paying big cash for mobile games is unacceptable, at least for me!

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 04:45

20. Settings (Posts: 1473; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Not all $40 games are that bad if there are

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 05:32

24. Shocky (Posts: 2250; Member since: 16 May 2012)


No, because he's a tight ass.

I doubt mobile games will ever reach the dizzy heights of $40+, but $20 is more than acceptable to for a decent game with

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 01:46

35. joey_sfb (Posts: 5361; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I play $40 or higher for my 3DS game. Its really up to the individual.

Making AAA titles on advance hardware is very time consuming and technically challenging therefore costly process, that the reason why Sony is not making many AAA titles for their portable Vita. Believe it or not, Vita fail because its too expensive to make game for that platform due to higher graphic expectation.

3DS is successfully for Nintendo software franchises and most current 3DS owners are mostly Nintendo fans. I just preorder fire emblem faith via Nintendo eShop. If its Nintendo game i am willing to spend.

http://www.dailydot.com/geek/sony-stops-first-party-ps-vita-development/

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 04:37

18. xperian (Posts: 295; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


because mobile market if flooded with "free" to play titles and nobody is buying games. And on android is very easy to pirate.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 05:37

25. Shocky (Posts: 2250; Member since: 16 May 2012)


That's why 99% of the games on the market are s**t.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 00:42

9. Zack_2014 (Posts: 377; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Same PC game released so many years back.. Why play on your phone again for a crappier experience

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 02:38

13. HonestRealist (Posts: 196; Member since: 25 Jan 2016)


Nostalgia firstly. Secondly we are getting older guys, sad but true. The future generations are already all about touch screen games, that's the experience they prefer. it may not be our prefered method, and we might have played it before, but they were born yesterday, haven't played it and love touch. Everyone needs to remember that the earth belongs to the younger generations, because the older generation are bound to die out a lot quicker. You may be a big shot now, but you will be a dead shot pretty soon, and that kid your looking down on now, will take your place, and think of your tech that you love so much as outdated crap... One day the kids born today will say "can you believe they used big metal and glass devices to communicate back in the day? Yeah you had to lug it around everywhere you go and stuff". Never ending cycle.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 07:27

28. Zack_2014 (Posts: 377; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


What I meant was this game is meant to be played in PC not phones, old or new generations, both will prefer PC not mobile.
PC isn't outdated not is gonna be anytime soon.
PC is where gaming begins and ends.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 07:38

29. HonestRealist (Posts: 196; Member since: 25 Jan 2016)


So you expect s**t to just stagnate and remain the way it is forever? Sure. If you say so.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 04:57

34. Shocky (Posts: 2250; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Why? because it's still better than 95% of the crap on the Play Store.

Simple as that.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 03:38 1

15. htcforlife (Posts: 73; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


Any idea if it'll run smoothly on the LG G2?

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 04:39 1

19. xperian (Posts: 295; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Since my Optimus G plays even San Andreas quite smoothly, you shouldn't have any problems. Of course, android games are programmed poorly, so don't expect stable framerates on any device.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories