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Are you longing for more thievery action from the world of Grand Theft Auto? After all, you're a criminal of extreme precision and your talents and car jacking skills are going to waste! Question is: what are you going to do about it? Well, you're going to get your lazy butt off the couch and take a journey back to London circa 1969!
As the first mission pack ever released for the PlayStation, Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 gives would-be car thieves a whole set of brand new missions to tackle. You've been hired by Archie and Albert, known as the Crisp Twins, to do their dirty work; stealing cars and making sure rival gang members no longer walk the streets.
The streets of London have been faithfully reproduced in an overhead viewpoint fashion. While there isn't much time for sightseeing, players will pass the Westminster Abbey, magnificent Big Ben clock tower, and take scenic drives through Hyde Park. Additionally, the Crisp Twins have bomb and spray shops set up all over the city.
Like the original Grand Theft Auto, the coppers are onto your devious crime syndicate. As you go around stealing cars and murdering innocent bystanders or gang members, they'll start chasing you. Your objective is to get the Bobbies off your trail, which is usually easier said than done! The Filthometer displays how badly the cops want to either kill you or arrest you; the higher the meter gets, the more inclined they are to bust you!
Because this expansion pack takes place in the past, the developers opted for a realistic arsenal of cars and radio stations pertaining to the time period. Rather than sporting around in modern-day taxicabs and pickup trucks, you'll be cruising around in British/classic styled vehicles; the speedy Jaguar and the old fashioned Volkswagen Beetle included.
Because no one had even heard of ska, house, heavy metal, punk, or rap music back in 1969, the sound developers went with a different kind of soundtrack. Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 features some psychedelic Britpop and classical selections; like the original, every car is tuned to a different radio station for added realism.
So what are you waiting for — an engraved invitation? Open up that telegram and get started on your new jobs! The Crisp Twins are counting on you; screw them over and they'll have your head on a stick! ~ Matthew House, All Game Guide