Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is one of the worst user-rated Nintendo Switch game on Metacritic

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What you need to know

  • Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition is a collection of three classic Grand Theft Auto games.
  • The game released with many bugs and glitches that left fans less than happy.
  • The collection is now the worst user-rated Nintendo Switch title ever, with a 0.5 out of 10 score.

After being on the receiving end of backlash the likes of which has rarely been seen, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition on the Nintendo Switch is one of the worst user-rated Switch game ever. After its release on November 11, 2021, it became the focus of much ire, mainly due to poor optimization, bugs, glitches, graphical inferiority compared to the original PlayStation 2 titles, and more.

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Though no official Metascore is available, as there are not enough critic reviews to generate such a score, users have begun to give their own opinions on just how dissatisfied they are with the collection. The game received a cumulative Metacritic user score of 0.5 out of 10, based on 449 ratings from users who claim to have played the game. Many called the collection a "cash grab" and predicted the "end of Rockstar" on the basis of the company's seemingly poor quality control compared to its previous standards.

Basic game features are noticeably worse in the three titles than they were in the originals, such as the rain mechanic in GTA: San Andreas. The rain appeared to be a layer atop the rest of the game as opposed to fully integrating with the overworld, making it unplayable for players due to poor field of vision. It was so bad that modders ended up fixing it on other platforms, before Rockstar themselves could.

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Rockstar has since pulled the game from PC online store platforms in order to "fix" the game by "removing some files", though no word exists on whether the Nintendo Switch version will get the same treatment. For now, it seems as though Rockstar will have to do a lot of work to make the games as "Definitive" as they originally marketed them to be, if player satisfaction is anything to go by.

Nadine Dornieden

Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.