Grand Theft Auto III

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Top 505 Title:


"just gets better and better as players dig deeper into it" -

"The perfect gaming experience." -

Crime does pay. The hugely successful, highly controversial Grand Theft Auto franchise moves into 3 dimensions in the dark and seedy underworld of Liberty City. With the freedom to go anywhere and jack anyone, Grand Theft Auto 3 puts the dark, intriguing and ruthless world of crime at your fingertips, if you have enough guts to take it.

Key Features:

  • Enhanced 3D audio: Environmentally scaled and references from the player’s perspective gives cinematic realism to the gameplay. Create your own customized Liberty City radio station, using the PC version’s built-in mp3 player.

  • State-of-the-art visuals: Utilising the latest in PC hardware, render the city more beautifully than ever in glorious 32 bit color.

  • Skinnable player character: Enabling fans to create and upload their own skin textures. Use a scanned-in photo to play as yourself or let your imagination run wild.

Customer reviews


Welcome to Liberty City

KingTed | Feb. 21, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »

GTA 3 is the game that made Open World games popular. A huge city (For its time), lots of things to do, a funny story and nice gameplay. That's what represent GTA 3 and that's why it's an excellent sandbox game.


My favorite GTA in 3D.

Furrek | July 9, 2014 | See all Furrek's reviews »

Let me say that I have played every PC Grand Theft Auto games. And this, Grand Theft Auto III, is my favorite one. Why? Maybe because it was first GTA game in full 3D. I remember when I tried to run this on Pentium 2, with some old graphic card and 256mb RAM. I know that I met some, but not all, system requirments, but it still was all time stuck on loading screen. I was weird kid, because I did even prayed to God for this to run on my old PC. After some time I finally was able to play it, and it was the first game that I played on new gaming rig. First impression? "Best game ever". Really, I spent many thousand of hours playing Grand Theft Auto 3. Sadly, I never managed to 100% complete it. I always loved to starting riot on the road, or covering myself in some nice place and killing people with sniper riffle. Or just hitting them with car. Music in this one is really good. To be honest, every GTA game have great soundtracks. Flashback 95.6 and DJ Toni FTW! I can't imagine that everyone will love this game. Maybe, if you want to see how the first 3D GTA was, or you just love to playing old games. This game was out in 2002, and it was something amazing for the gaming world. But, that's Rockstar. Everytime they realease a new GTA game it become something wonderful.


For those who want to see where it all began.

0aky | June 8, 2014 | See all 0aky's reviews »

To put it simply if you are buying it now then it will only really to be to look back at the history of the GTA franchise. By today's standards it is very outdated but that shouldn't be enough to put anyone off who is at all interested in the GTA franchise. It is still fun due to a nice open world that wouldn't seem to bad compared to what we have today, a great storyline and driving mechanics that although feel quite unrealistic are really quite fun to play with. It is a must own for those who like the franchise.


Good Game

Nicolson21 | May 8, 2014 | See all Nicolson21's reviews »

Grand Theft Auto III is a game that is enjoyed for its methodology , not his history. However, it is a good idea to play it first and then the aftermath , because III is guy next to San Andreas and Vice City in many ways.

His handling of vehicles is the most comfortable of all the titles , but has a smaller variety of these. The weapons that are the basic you'll see on all the other games: the gun, the gun, the gun, the AK47 , M4 , rocket launcher , sniper rifle and grenades . Reaching 6 star does not mean immediate death , but you crash a police car itself ( physics is ridiculous).

The story is incredibly simple and cruel at the same time . Some characters are really wanting and others are obnoxious ( Claude is the least human protagonist of the series) . It should be noted that small lines that say "extras" along the map are ... Generic . I'M GOING TO KILL YOU !

Radio stations are quite varied and there is something for all tastes classics ( OST Scarface for example, in Playback FM ) . And for those who understand English and enjoy talks by radio, Chatterbox is a very good program , that made me laugh many times

I recommend it , it's very entertaining.


begins history

Assorted_sp | May 6, 2014 | See all Assorted_sp's reviews »

The game that started the phenomenon. There's a lot of fun to be had tearing through the city on your own personal crime wave. Offensive, yes, but the game doesn't take itself seriously. It's fun precisely because you do stuff you would never do in real life. Arcade action.

While fun, the game doesn't hold up well against modern open-world games. Some missions can be difficult, so be prepared to try and fail multiple times. Difficulty isn't a problem, though. I like a challenge. Poor controls on the PC, limited camera control, lack of in-game map, and overall fragility of your character/vehicles cause a lot of frustration. Half the time I feel like I'm fighting the game itself, rather than overcoming a challenge. The costs of failure is high, and you are more likely to just reload a previous save, meaning you'll need to visit your safe house to save between every mission. I may eventually finish this game, but I have to take it in doses. I'm hoping Vice City and San Andreas are less frustrating.

About controls... I like to use keyboard/mouse on foot and an XBox 360 controller while driving. The game does support controllers, but it doesn't recognize all of the buttons. If you want to use a controller, save yourself some grief and spend an extra $10 on XPadder. It's still not great, but at least you'll be able to use all buttons. You'll need them.