Grand Theft Auto III
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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.
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.
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 By today's standards it is very outdated but that shouldn't be enough to put anyone off who is at all interested in the GTA franchise.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 GameNicolson21 | 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 historyAssorted_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.
Awesome start to the GTA SeriesRedFrix | May 2, 2014 | See all RedFrix's reviews »
GTA 3 is probably one of the most known games since it made the open-world sandbox game go to what it is now. It's awesome, revolutionary, incredible...
Since this game is quite old you'll probably find some weird stuff going on during missions but it's normal since it doesn't really affect the mission at all.
Buy it if you're a hardcore fan of GTA or if you want to feel the old-school GTA feel
One of the best games for ps2ryanpaul | March 2, 2014 | See all ryanpaul's reviews »
Although the graphics shows it age, it still one of the best grand theft auto games ever created. This is the first game which made the series popular and it made everyone want to play it. The audio is awesome as there are a good set of radio stations and many selection of songs which made driving a joy (and also running over pedestrians).
This game is a classic that everyone will still enjoy. Being an open world game you can do anything even if your not into missions you can just walk around and do plenty of stuff such as shooting people, car jacking, hitting pedestrians, jump off a helicopter / plane. and shoot people again. It never gets boring and should be played by every gamer out there.