Grand Theft Auto III follows on from the controversial GTA game series which is renowned for its gameplay which encourages more dodgy type activities. Bring it on I say!
The game that practically started the 3D sandbox genre.
Well detailed and full of life at the time of it's release, the game was a hard, blood-soaked romp through a pseudo-New York City at a time where America and much of the world was experiencing untold Paranoia and Anger the likes of which the world hadn't seen since the cold war.
Reception from gamers was staggeringly positive and the negative response from rights-groups, politicians, parents and big-brother alike was out of this world.
GTAIII officially kicked off the GTA series as a best-seller with new methods of gameplay and atmosphere not many folks had seen before and a level of exploration that kept players glued to their controllers and PC's for hours on end.
But has it aged well?
After playing the previous games, coming back to GTAIII was a punch to the gut. I simply forgot how hard the game was and how wonky the car physics were!
And while the game offers a lot to do, the player is given buckets of money with not a whole lot to spend it on.
These little cons don't change that fact the game is a blast, even though most players today will be begging for a break from the hard difficulty and the wonky physics can ruin a mission at the last minute and incite rage in the most hardened GTA fans.
One hell of a blast down memory lane!
Very good game back then.
So realistic graphics(i don't jk)still looks good compared to others.
Still good soundtrack and sounds.Realistic radios play all time but are looped to some point.
Sounds effect's are good as voice-cast of main characters.
Shooting,driving,atmosphere are very well done.
Car psychics aren't so realistic but are so-so.
Vehicles have pretty designs(Sentinel and Cheetah) where others are ugly (Manana or Perennial).
Almost every vehicle in game is based on something in real world.
Weapons aren't too balanced.Shotgun is insta-kill where pistol is only to make crowd running.
Overpowered M16 with funny sound is deadly in close and long combat.
Also you can run with UZI or Pistol,but you can't with baseball bat.
Peds are losing parts of they(you can shoot out hand,leg,head etc.).
Missions are also interesting and non-replayed.
You do everything! Yes everything you want.
GTA 3, the game that took the GTA series to another level.
Claude the strong silent protagonist. Gets betrayed and is on a mission for revenge, and in the end he even gets the girl.
GTA 3 is a fun and satisfying game.
Some of the missions get frustrating and you have to do them multiple times but when you beat each mission and then the entire game without using cheats, thats a good feeling.
There is something i didnt like though, there is only one main mission on the 3rd island Shoreside Vale, a little disapointing.