The GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition graphics are an absolute car crash

Nothing beats the power of nostalgia, as most recently proven by the rapturous response to the news of a remastered Grand Theft Auto trilogy. But now that Rockstar Games has finally re-released the PS2 originals with updated graphics, it seems nostalgia has been replaced by pure bewilderment.

Fans can't get their heads around a series of peculiar character renders, and have taken to Reddit and Twitter to offload about the frankly baffling art style. While it's clear that the slightly cartoonish look of the originals is meant to have been preserved, some of these renders are just plain bad. (Check out the best 3D modelling software if you think you can do better – we think you can.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.