Rockstar are seemingly still trying to make amends for the release of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy Definitive Edition, as they’re giving another free game to PC owners of the remastered collection.
Following the heavily criticised release of the trilogy of remastered games, with a bundle of weird technical issues and controversial changes made to the classic games, not to mention their storefront and game access being removed for a few days, Rockstar pledged to make improvements to the rather shonky releases. In addition, they sought to make good for those on PC by giving buyers the classic versions of the games at no extra cost. Now they’re going a step further.
Between now and 5th January 2022, anyone who purchases the trilogy can head to this page for the ‘holiday bonus offer’ and select from the following five games:
- Bully: Scholarship Edition
- Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition
- Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition
- LA Noire
- Max Payne 3
If you already have all five on PC, or simply don’t fancy them, then you can also get a Great White Shark Card for GTA Online or 55 gold bars for Red Dead Online. And if that still doesn’t fill you with warm and fuzzy feelings, than I guess you’re out of luck.
Many people have called out Rockstar for a lack of care in making the Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy remasters, and the company took this on the chin, issuing a statement in the aftermath that, “The Grand Theft Auto series — and the games that make up this iconic trilogy — are as special to us as we know they are to fans around the world. The updated versions of these classic games did not launch in a state that meets our own standards of quality, or the standards our fans have come to expect.”
Maybe they should have realised they weren’t meeting those standards before pushing the game out the door? In our own review, we were somewhat more accepting than some of the other opinions floating around out there. Yes, there’s obviously problems, but Jim wrote in our GTA Trilogy review:
“If you’re coming into Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy expecting each game to look and play like GTA V, prepare for disappointment at a passionless upscaling effort. On the flipside, if you fancy reliving these open world wonders with some of their rougher gameplay edges sanded down, prepare to lose yourself for sixty hours or more.”