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GTA Nostalgia ? Classic Jobs Recreated on GTA Online

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There?s very little players can demand from a developer when they themselves are providing new content for the game. And that?s exactly what is happening on GTA Online, thanks to their Creator tool.

Developer Rockstar Games announced last week their 10 favorite ?I?m Not a Hipster?-themed jobs created by fans using the Creator tool. This time, Rockstar highlights some user-created jobs that emerged from the previous GTA titles.

Called ?Throwback Jobs,? Rockstar has rounded up some of them in tribute to classic GTA missions from GTA III, GTA IV, Vice City, and San Andreas. And for PSP and DS players, there are also some missions from Chinatown Wars for you.

If you?ve been missing the moments you were playing these GTA titles, these remade jobs might just be the solution for your nostalgia. And for us gamers, we all know how nostalgia translates to burning your time.

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The Exchange?by?JIIThe_JokerIIK?(Xbox 360)

Here we see the explosive final mission of GTAIII reimagined as a Deathmatch alongside the Land Act Dam. Extra points awarded for authenticity here as JIIThe_JokerIIK has carefully placed props to match Claude’s final showdown with the Colombian Cartel. We recommend seizing control of the Buzzard quickly to gain the edge if you’re playing this one with your Crew.

Bomb da Base?by?DuPz0r?(PS3)

This Deathmatch – based on Act II of Bomb da Base in GTAIII, where Claude and 8-Ball blow up the Les Cargo ship – offers its own fair share of bang for the buck on a shipping vessel docked just off the Port of South Los Santos terminal. Be sure to check out the empty containers raised from the ground for some juicy firepower, though beware – someone else might have gotten there first…

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Four Iron?by?auclair-O_o?(PS3)

Tommy Vercetti had to check his firearms at the door at Leaf Links in Vice City. Luckily, they seem to be far more liberal on weapon checks at the Los Santos Golf Club. In this Deathmatch remake of the Four Iron mission in VC, you’ll find a few handguns scattered around the greens and fairways. Of course there are plenty of golf clubs lying around in case you feel like working on your short game.

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Farewell, My Love…?by?iLewisGTA?(Xbox 360)

After Carl Johnson spurned the dangerous affections of Catalina in San Andreas, she pit her new boyfriend (a certain strong, silent type) against CJ in a race around Red County. In his GTA Online remake, iLewisGTA has selected Coupes as the default vehicle for authenticity and really nailed the tight, slippery corners of the original circuit around The Panopticon in Red County. A major Rockstar fan, Lewis had made a bunch of Throwback Jobs that you can check out on his?Social Club profile.

?Valet Parking?by?DrHoctor?(Xbox 360)

Being a valet at the Richman Hotel has its perks, like all the nice cars that pull in. -Borrow- one of them and take it for a test drive,” says DrHocter’s description to this Lap Race, based on the valet parking side mission from San Andreas. Starting and ending at the Richman Hotel, and weaving through the tight Morningwood streets, there’s a lot more to it than parking for sure. Watch out for approaching opponents along the looped section and try to get the customers’ cars back without a scratch.

High Stakes, Low Rider?by?thewolfking90?(PS3)

Top marks for authenticity go to thewolfking90 for this Race, which nicely captures the feel of its inspiration – the High Stakes, Low Rider mission in San Andreas. Set to Muscle Cars and finishing up at Del Perro Pier, you can almost feel Cesar Vialpando bearing down on your rear bumper. The choice to set West Coast Classics as the default radio station is a lovely nod to the classic wessyde vibe as well.

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GTA: Lost Angels?by?RikkiVercetti?(Xbox 360)

Inspired by the conflict between The Lost and the Angels of Death in The Lost and Damned, this Capture Job from prolific GTA Online Creator RikkiVercetti pits two teams in a proxy war for these two notorious motorcycle clubs, each tasked with stealing the signature rides from the other group. A broad stretch of rolling hills between West Vinewood and Stab City ensure that in this large capacity Capture you?ll need to spread out and leave skilled defenders to protect your precious hogs from getting stolen. Sawed-off Shotguns and Molotovs as the default weapons setting also force you to pick your shots and cover choices wisely when nearing the enemy base.

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Chinatown Wars?by?Choc_late?(Xbox 360)

This is an intimate, close quarters Capture amidst the urban neon and colorful lanterns of West Vinewood’s Mission Row. Expect a heavy exchange of gun fire as two teams battle it out for domination of the central alleyway where the Capture Objects are to be found. The situation is further intensified by the accurate resident gang members who carry equal contempt for both teams as well as high-grade firearms. Respawning in Canis Mesas means either bag is never far away, so stake your claim on cover to protect your teammates during a desperate grab.

Chinatown Wars?by?WinR4R?(PS3)

Attrition across the rooftops or balls-out carnage in Sinners Passage – this Deathmatch features well thought out weapon placement ensuring that each match outcome here in Textile City has the potential to play out differently.

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