Gangstar Rio: City of Saints

Last Updated on by Samuel Franklin

Good
  • Open world – Mission variety
Bad
  • Android version can be quite laggy – Price tag
7.5

Gangstar Rio: City of Saints is one of the highest rated games in the popular Gangstar series published by Gameloft. The game is available on iOS and Android devices.

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As soon as you load up the game on your chosen device you’ll feel the Grand Theft Auto vibe straight away. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing as the game is definitely one of the better clones on a portable device and does well at delivering an open world/sandbox experience despite the limited hardware capabilities of the platform.

As the name suggests players will be exploring the city of Rio de Janeiro which includes a number of different game environments. Players will adventure through the jungle, drive along highways or speed around the suburban streets. Players are free to explore what the game world has to offer on foot or in the large number of vehicles which includes planes, helicopters and even a tank.

In your adventure you’ll get to take on over 60 different missions that have more variety than you might expect. Some missions will test your speed, some will test your driving skills and others will have you engaging in large fire fights. Gangstar Rio: City of Saints even includes random events which will pop up from time to time and add some realism to the game world.

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There is no shortage of unlockables for players as they advance through the missions either. Players can grow their arsenal from simple handguns to more powerful rifles, grenades and even explosive footballs. Your look will also change as you progress thanks to the large number of clothing and accessory items for you to dress your character in.

For an iOS and Android game Gangstar Rio: City of Saints isn’t a bad game and it’s clearly the pick of the game series. If you love your open world GTA clones then you’ll probably want to pick this title up.

Summary:

  • GTA inspired game for iOS and Android.
  • Plenty of environments within the city of Rio to explore.
  • No shortage of weapons or vehicles to use.
  • Good mission variety with over 60 tasks for you to complete.
  • Simple gameplay that works perfectly on iOS and Android devices.

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Review Platform: iOS

This review was first published on April 7, 2014. It may have been updated since to reflect new information, platform releases, links and videos as at the updated date at the top of this page. Review scores are not changed as part of this update process, to learn more read our update policy.


Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on the likes of YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages and other media outlets as a guest author. He has over 3 million views on his YouTube channel, SeelyonGaming.

Samuel actively enjoys video games across all genres and platforms, watching the trends of the gaming industry and following the independent development scene in particular. Games Finder is also a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.

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