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"Payback could well be the best Grand Theft Auto clone you've never heard of. ...there's absolutely no reason not to get in on this superbly crafted videogame" - 91%, GamesTM

"This is one of the most addicting games in the Apple Store today, get it!" - The Boston Globe

"Payback is, without a doubt, the most comprehensive gaming experience the App Store has to offer." -

"Moving through the game’s various cities, tossing grenades at oncoming vehicles and pedestrians, car jack ing fast rides, and gunning down rival gangs makes for rather engrossing gameplay." -

"The soundtrack, the graphics, the voices were all amazing ... If you have an iPhone and like the classic style view of GTA, pick up the game!" - Grand Theft Auto 4 HQ

"This is truly a killer app for the iPhone." -

+ 11 huge 3D environments - explore city streets, ice-covered lakes, parks, desert badlands and many more varied locations
+ Stunning HDR lighting
+ Dozens of varied vehicles - everything from tanks to rocket cars!
+ Full soundtrack (both speech and music)
+ Different weather and times of day
+ Varied, visceral weaponry
+ Automatic save system - exit at any time, never lose your progress

What's New in Version 1.24

Updated Payback² information to reflect that it is now available for free

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Customer Reviews

9/10, even among normal games

I never had a PS2, so this was the only GTA simulator I'd played until maybe 2013. The simple joy of it is astounding, even compared to the game it's ripping off. The stupid cops, the lame weapons, the identical maps...none of it matters. This is the best game for the iPhone, in my opinion. It's an ncredibly concise and open affair that never takes itself too seriously. By the way, the game actually does get difficult near the 5th level, as in 'you WILL need to replay the level'. Especially the prison breakout. Lastly, the music's awesome. Funky or chill, this game's creator opted for the loose sounds of a college art-pop radio station. For the lack of originality it clearly suffers from, this outshines every game I've played on my phone, and plenty of pc/console games. 9.5/10


It just keeps spinning around no matter how much I calibrate. Maybe this is how 90s kids enjoy themselves but I'm accustomed to games that let you move the guy around without the constant spin. I wish I had tried the free version first. I haven't seen anybody else complain about this so either it's only happening on my phone (unlikely) or this is just how people have become accustomed to playing games - with unnecessary challenges like just trying to get the guy to the phone while the entire block is spinning.


This game is totally awesome. I could play it all day and still love it, just because it is like gta it is the bomb of a game and also I would like it if this game had garages to buy cars from. That'd be way awesome than before.

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  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.24
  • Size: 181 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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