Nick Akerman writes, "Darting through the city at top speed, many could be forgiven for thinking this is just a top-down Grand Theft Auto game, forcing the series to take a step back into the PC days that seemed long gone. Weaving in and out of heavy traffic to escape the cops, you'll recognise that something here is very different. Before, you would strive to outrun the pesky law-enforcers, aiming to find a subtle diversion in order to successfully escape. Changing pace dramatically, you'll now hit these officers' head on in a locking of horns that'll send them tumbling towards the pavement and into the nearest lamppost. It may be on a smaller scale, but Liberty City is packing a fiercer punch than ever before."