PS1 - Grand Theft Auto: Collector's Edition w/ maps (PAL)
Used game for the Sony PlayStation 1.
Compilation of Grand Theft Auto, Grand Theft Auto - Mission Pack #1: London 1969 and Grand Theft Auto 2.
Available in-game languages (screen text) are English, German, French and Italian. GTA 2 also includes Spanish. Instruction booklets, maps and inlays are English.
Tested, works. Discs in excellent condition. Condition of documentation ranges from excellent to near mint. Jewelcase in very good condition. Cartboard sleeve in good condition. Please refer to pictures for details of condition and contents.
Genre: open-world action-adventure
Number of players: 1
Product code SLES 00032, SLES 03389, SLES 01404
Grand Theft Auto is an action-adventure game, developed by DMA Design and published by BMG Interactive for MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows in October 1997; versions for the Sega Saturn and Nintendo 64 were planned, but never finalised. It is the first instalment of the Grand Theft Auto series, and was developed after its original concept, titled Race'n'Chase, was scrapped due to production issues. The game focuses on players taking on the role of a criminal who conducts jobs for various syndicates across three fictionalised versions of US cities, completing levels by achieving a set score, but within an open-world environment that allows them to do whatever they wish alongside jobs to achieve their goal.
The game was later re-released in December 1997 for the PlayStation, which transformed it into a commercial success despite mixed reviews from critics. The success of Grand Theft Auto spawned a series of games, including several spin-offs, over the course of 16 years, with the game succeeded by Grand Theft Auto 2 in October 1999.
Grand Theft Auto is made up of six levels split between three main cities; each city is based on a real-life city in the United States, with an alternative name: Liberty City (New York City); Vice City (Miami); and San Andreas (San Francisco), with completing a level unlocking the next one in the chain. Players begin a game choosing a character from amongst eight—four in the PlayStation version—and naming them, though the choice is purely aesthetical, and doesn't affect overall gameplay. In each level, the player's ultimate objective is to reach a target number of points, which starts at $1,000,000, but becomes higher in the later levels, and then reach the level's "goal" to complete the stage. The player is free to do whatever they want, but have limited lives upon doing so. Points can be gained from anything, such as causing death and destruction amid the traffic in the city, completing special challenges, or stealing and selling cars for profit. However, the more typical means to achieve their target is to perform tasks for the level's local crime syndicate. Jobs can be initiated by visiting and touching a ringing telephone box, with each level's set of jobs on offer being unique.
Jobs can be completed in any order, and each has some level of freedom to how it is successfully completed, though destinations in each are fixed. Successful completion of a job awards the player points, unlocks harder missions with greater rewards, and provides a "multiplier"—a bonus that increases the value of points earned from completing jobs and actions. Failing a job by not completing objectives, being arrested or dying, secures no points and can seal off other tasks in the chain. Players can find equipment across the level's map to help them with jobs and making points, including weapons and body armour, the latter increasing the player's survival against attacks from enemies. If the player is killed (referred to in the game as "Wasted"), they lose a life, lose all their current equipment, and have their multiplier bonus reset; losing all their lives will result in players having to restart a level. Law enforcement is present in each level, and doing criminal actions will cause the player to raise their notoriety with police; the higher the level, the tougher the response. If the player is arrested, they forfeit all equipment, and have their multiplier bonus halved.
PC versions of the game were released with networked multiplayer gameplay using the IPX protocol.