Utterly unofficial in keeping with the spirit of the game itself, now you can let your lugholes listen in on the cream of the savage cities’ radio waves, skipping from station to station to find the perfect soundtrack to whatever illegal act you’re engaged in…
There are many things that make the GTA series of parent-group-bothering games such a success: the cool stylised artwork, the utterly immoral action, the free-roaming remit and, of course, the fact that they’re the only games that allow you to get away with quite so much murder and mayhem. But the one element that really lifts GTA to another level of awesomeness is the marvellous music and chat provided by the games’ range of rockin’ radio stations, offering something for all manner of sounds loving sociopaths. So good is it, in fact, that now it’s got its own app.
From Vice City’s Flashback FM to GTA IV’s San Juan Sounds, this app allows you access to all the audio without having to play the game. Plus, as GTA Radio can run in the background you can continue to enjoy the top tunes while you use other apps too.
Okay, as you might expect from something unofficial, sound quality is not exactly at audiophile level and, indeed, it can be particularly radio-ropey at times, but that’s not too much of an issue when it comes to having the likes of Lazlo and Oliver “Ladykiller” Biscuit turning out the tunes.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Obviously the biggest problem with GTA Radio is the question: just how much of a copyright infringement is it? Along with: how long will it be before Rockstar turn up at Mr. Verma’s door with a baseball bat and insist he remove it? To that end, go grab it now and enjoy on the go while you can. In fact, don’t go running down hookers in a stolen car full of guns without it!