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Differences from Original Games
The list of remastered items in Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition includes remastered character and vehicle models, rebuild lighting system, improved shadows, reflections and draw distances and new navigation and heads-up display designs. The games now have a weapon wheel, similar to Grand Theft Auto V.
Some content was removed or censored in the remastered games. Over 40 songs heard on radio stations in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Vice City are not available in The Definitive Edition, including tracks by Michael Jackson, Ozzy Osbourne and N.W.A. In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City,
Confederate flag design on character Phil Cassidy’s t-shirt in Vice City was replaced with a skull design. In San Andreas, a confederate flag seen in Home Invasion mission was replaced with the flag of the United States (shown below).