Grand Theft Auto III

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Description

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

"The perfect gaming experience." - Videogamer.com


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

92

Old, but gold

Armannn | March 23, 2015 | See all Armannn's reviews »

First of all, I'd like to say thanks for the sale earlier these days. Grand Theft Auto 3 has been released in 2002 and was the very first GTA game that went to 3D. When I first opened the game (after a very long time) after I bought it here, I was about to cry. That intro video with its music, the old classic opening, made me very sad, not because I hate it, but because it looked really awesome. Brings so much memories from the very old days.

This game, in my personal opinion, is definitely the best GTA game (for me at least) for now (not sure how GTA5 will be). All those epic (and sometimes easy and annoying) missions make me feel like I am in 2002 or so. It all smells on the old days. There's a good reason why people say "Old, but gold." which is true and everyone who has played this game years ago will gain some wonderful experience the game did feature from its release day.

Even tho the game has no in-game map (you can't take a look at the whole map from the menu like in other GTA games, which is a disadvantage. But hey, the game got released 13-14 years ago.), Liberty City still looks very awesome and if you happen to use some cool mods, you're golden.

What is worth a mention here is the protagonist (called "Claude") who also appeared in San Andreas as well. He's known to be one of the only protagonists (if not the only) that never spoke a simple word.

There's a good reason why this game has been remade for the modern smartphones and it also got a remake on GTA4 as a mod which looks wonderful.

This game will bring old generations' memories and will show the new ones where it all begun (of course, I am not referring to the GTA series only, but Open-World games in common). It's definitely worth every cent you spend to buy this game.

95

Old school

Rymwa | March 20, 2015 | See all Rymwa's reviews »

Before this game was released, I was really hyped about it. I was waiting for it to come out for a really long time. I used to play GTA 2 a LOT. When GTA III finally came out, it was even better that what I expected it to be.

The game was real deal. Like in every GTA game, you had two, invisible, paths you could take, depending on your personality - the mass murderer, where you just run around the Liberty City shooting everyone for fun or the more serious approach - game completionist, where you don't do crazy stuff and focus on completing given missions.

For that time, when the game was released, it had great graphics. Everything looked quite realistic, except when you ran around the town shooting everyone down. Even these days, whenever I turn this game on I am not disappointed by the graphics. I didn't have any problems with controls on both PC and the PS2 - true gamers adapt to any controls. Although at the start it was a bit hard to get used to those controls.

I also loved the storyline. It was really in-depth. Also the missions were catchy - couldn't stop playing for hours (this is a good thing)! But problem that dropped the game's score down is that, personally, I thought that the map was rather small, but it couldn't be bigger - game was released in 2001.

I'd recommend this game for everyone. A really amazing oldschool experience.

80

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.

100

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.

90

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.