* MUCH better story, was well written, very interesting and exciting.
* Longer story and game length.
* MUCH better protagonist(s) and characters.
* Was centered around organized crime and gangs, not the f*cking feds and government agents.
* Was focused primarily on single player and not online/multiplayer.
* Liberty City feels more full of life and vibrancy.
* Liberty City has much more interiors, including restaurants and bars, and thus had better immersion.
* A decent amount of crime related side missions and MUCH better ones too.
* Armed back-up/bodyguard ability.
* Better driving and handling of cars.
* Better gunshot sounds.
* Glock Pistol.
* Black guns are actually black in color.
* Gang members carry more than just pistols, also carry SMGs, AK's, and shotguns.
* Ability to crouch.