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. 

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35 Comments

1. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

I honestly felt Vice City Stories was more entertaining.

31. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

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

2. aesthetics

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

Iam waiting for gta 4 :D

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Hopefully someone ports ENB and icenhancer mods :)

3. maherk

Posts: 6769; Member since: Feb 10, 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 :(

11. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Damn what do you have?

16. maherk

Posts: 6769; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

HTC m9+ Supreme Camera :(

17. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

21. maherk

Posts: 6769; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

22. Shocky unregistered

You traded a Note 5 for a M9+, oh my. I'm assuming they give you money back for that trade?

27. maherk

Posts: 6769; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

23. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

26. maherk

Posts: 6769; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

32. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

If only the 5X had front facing speakers.

33. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

4. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3122; Member since: Jan 23, 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.

12. HonestRealist

Posts: 196; Member since: Jan 25, 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?

30. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3122; Member since: Jan 23, 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.

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Nice! Getting it to play on my Shield TV.

6. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 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.

7. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

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

8. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Coz mobile gamers are poor?

14. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 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!

20. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Not all $40 games are that bad if there are

24. Shocky unregistered

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

35. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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/

18. xperian

Posts: 418; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

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

25. Shocky unregistered

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

9. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

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

13. HonestRealist

Posts: 196; Member since: Jan 25, 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.

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