Last month we reviewed Grand Theft Auto-like Payback for the iPhone and iPod touch.  We found it to deliver the essence of the experience that is Grand Theft Auto and Grand Theft Auto II to the iPhone platform.

A few days back, developer Apex Designs released a version 1.1 update to Payback that brings the following enhancements:

  • Significantly improved minimap - now much clearer and also shows the location of nearby cops
  • Added a more 3D camera angle (optional, but enabled by default)
  • Rewind back to the start of the current mission at any time
  • Added in-game instructions
  • Funky new icon
  • New cop car model
  • Display now rotates depending on device orientation

And just now (it hasn't landed in every country's App Store as of this writing) a free 'lite' version of the game [link] has made its App Store debut.

The developer has released a new trailer that shows some of the v1.1 features.

App Store Link: Payback, $4.99, Payback Lite, Free

  • http://www.toucharcade.com Yaril

    Yay for a lite version

  • http://www.toucharcade.com Yaril

    Yay for a lite version

  • PeterM11

    The lite version is a great idea for those who are on the fence still.
    And the new video really does demonstrate the gameplay very well.
    I recommend it.

  • PeterM11

    The lite version is a great idea for those who are on the fence still.
    And the new video really does demonstrate the gameplay very well.
    I recommend it.

  • http://www.toucharcade.com Hello

    cant wait for lite in the us :D

  • http://www.toucharcade.com Hello

    cant wait for lite in the us :D

  • Hatteras

    Pooie

    Not in the US yet

  • Hatteras

    Pooie

    Not in the US yet

  • rich_952000

    I have had Payback since day 1, and I find gameplay has improved so greatly since the new "slanted view" was implemented in v1.1! This game is quite a feat on such a small platform, be forewarned: do not get stuck d/l over wifi, at McDonalds parking lot @3 in the morning because your wife spilled iced tea in your laptop in the middle of winter. The game is a very large d/l.

  • rich_952000

    I have had Payback since day 1, and I find gameplay has improved so greatly since the new "slanted view" was implemented in v1.1! This game is quite a feat on such a small platform, be forewarned: do not get stuck d/l over wifi, at McDonalds parking lot @3 in the morning because your wife spilled iced tea in your laptop in the middle of winter. The game is a very large d/l.

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  • spiffyone

    With the lite version out, I can see this game, which rose up the sales ranks with the recent update going at least into the top 20 for sure.

  • spiffyone

    With the lite version out, I can see this game, which rose up the sales ranks with the recent update going at least into the top 20 for sure.

  • yousonuva

    gonna get this lite version, full version and fuller version. now i just need to get my iphone. schwiiing

  • yousonuva

    gonna get this lite version, full version and fuller version. now i just need to get my iphone. schwiiing