Released after Grand Theft Auto and Grand Theft Auto 2, Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 pretty much follows suit with the first two games but with poorer results. You start out as an unpopular criminal who must climb the ranks in London, England and earn lots of dirty cash. You receive missions through the phone booths and do work for various gangs. No huge story, no complicated plot whatsoever.
Once again like the first two GTA games, Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 uses the top-down bird’s eye perspective in 2D graphical format. Everything is pretty much average here and the game doesn’t try anything different from the first two GTA games in terms of visual The only thing that’s really different is everything that pertains to the time period and setting of the game. We see many slow moving vehicles from London of 1969. Imagine a remake of this game on the scale of Grand Theft Auto IV.
Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 may keep you glued to your television screen for hours just like with any Grand Theft Auto game. Well maybe not too much because the game doesn’t really try many things to distinguish itself from the first two games. The buildings are different, the vehicles are different (and somewhat slow), and the music is certainly different. Other than that, what gives? There are some fun missions to be played in this game, but the majority of them are quite boring.
The control mechanics of Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 pretty much follows suit like Grand Theft Auto and Grand Theft Auto 2. Nothing changes here either, but that’s okay, because there were never really any problems with the controls of the first two GTA games to begin with.
It almost feels as if Rockstar had rushed Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 on the market. Think about it, the time span between the releases of Grand Theft Auto 2 and this game weren’t too far apart. If you’re really curious about it, I would recommend renting it, not buying. You won’t be missing anything if you skip this one GTA game. I got bored after about an hour or so. If you want a decent, up-to-date, modern, 3D third-person equal, then play The Godfather. That game takes place long before the ’60s and has similar stylized vehicles. It will sure give you an idea of what this game would have been like if it were made with today’s standards of a Grand Theft Auto game.