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‘Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories’ comes to iPhone & iPad


Rockstar Games announced today that it’s bringing Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, the ninth game in the series originally in 2005, to iOS users.

You’ll find the full game packed into the iOS version for iPhone and iPad, which Rockstar notes in its press release was “originally designed with mobile gameplay in mind” for the PlayStation Portable (PSP). But you’ll also find some new features including some that take advantage of the iPhone and iPad’s touch display, iOS specific features like 3D Touch, and the larger iPad Pro:

• 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
• Rebalanced controls for touch-based gaming
• Cross-platform cloud saves via the Rockstar Social Club
• 3D Touch support for multiple control options
• Custom soundtrack support*
• Physical controller support
• Native retina screen support including the iPad Pro

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories is available on the App Store now for iPhone and iPad for $6.99. It’s officially supported on the following devices: iPhone 5 & 6 Series, iPod touch 6th gen, iPad 4th gen, iPad Air/Air 2, iPad mini 2/3/4, and iPad Pro.


Another notable game release for iOS users today: Frogmind released the brand new BADLAND 2 for iOS and dropped the popular original game down to $3 (Reg. $5).

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  1. Android users will be so jealous. BADLAND 2 and now this. Awesome!

  2. DubDJ - 7 years ago

    Great job as always by Rockstar, next year will probably bring Vice City Stories which adds up to a great back catalogue of GTA games. These are some of the few games I have permanently installed on my iOS devices, pity no Apple TV support was added though.

    • That would be amazing if they brought these games to the Apple TV, although, game play with the siri remote would be very very difficult, so you would most likely have to get a Bluetooth controller, that some people might not be willing to do.

      • DubDJ - 7 years ago

        Yeah you’re right and I think that’s what will hold back a lot of these bigger games with complicated controls. It’s a pity because games like this would be amazing on the new ATV.

      • jmiko2015 - 7 years ago

        Plus Apple forces game devs to use that stupid controller of theirs (it’s good but not for games)


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