Game Revolution writes: "Those guys at Rockstar San Diego must think they're pretty clever, disguising the latest Grand Theft Auto game as a sequel to their highly acclaimed last-gen shooter (at least to me), Red Dead Revolver. There are a few similarities, such as the backdrop and some gameplay elements, like your dead eye ability and gun duels. But really, this is just Rockstar getting away from it all, so to speak. Away from big cities, loud automobiles, needy girlfriends and cousins who constantly pester you to go look at “big American titties”... and getting back to nature. Back to basics. And it works brilliantly."