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Generally favorable reviews- based on 1198 Ratings

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  • Summary: The PC version features enhanced 3D audio. Environmentally scaled and referenced from the player's perspective. Create your own customizable Liberty City radio station, using the built-in mp3 player. State-of-the art visuals utilizing the latest PC hardware render the city more beautifullyThe PC version features enhanced 3D audio. Environmentally scaled and referenced from the player's perspective. Create your own customizable Liberty City radio station, using the built-in mp3 player. State-of-the art visuals utilizing the latest PC hardware render the city more beautifully than ever in 32 bit color. The skinnable player character enables fans to create and upload their own skin textures and to use a scanned-in photo to play as themselves. [Rockstar] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
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  1. 100
    If you’re an action gamer like me you will probably play every last penny of this AWESOME game!
  2. 100
    The perfect gaming experience. Anyone who doesn't like it is a pansy wuss who needs sense beating into them with a baseball bat, and that's a fact. Capiche?
  3. A stunning, involving experience that, though not for everyone, will appeal to both the gamer looking for a long, structured action/adventure game and the one looking for loosely organized chaos.
  4. PC Gamer
    92
    One of the very best things about this game is its almost total lack of any visible interface. [July 2002, p.56]
  5. 90
    What started out as a 10-minute compatibility check turned into an all-night rampage, after I got past all the bugs that is.
  6. The number of different ways you can play GTA III is astonishing.
  7. 80
    As shocking, unsettling, and addictively compelling as a viewing of HBO's "The Sopranos." It's just that brilliant of a game. Capiche?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 101
  2. Negative: 7 out of 101
  1. AlexW.
    Jun 2, 2002
    10
    Ok, i have seen, and played this game. It is in my opinion, the best game out there. I am thinking about buying a ps2 just for gta3. if you Ok, i have seen, and played this game. It is in my opinion, the best game out there. I am thinking about buying a ps2 just for gta3. if you do not like it, or rate it under a 9(8-0) you need to be beaten to a bloody plup, and feed to man eating gang members. HA Ha Ha!!! Expand
  2. BeckyB.
    Dec 15, 2006
    10
    I GTA3 I started to play this game and found it has great graphics challanging objectives and it's just peer adictive. I could sit and I GTA3 I started to play this game and found it has great graphics challanging objectives and it's just peer adictive. I could sit and play for hours..lol tell my legs cramp up. Any how I give GTA3 a ten GO GTA3. Expand
  3. DanielV.
    Jan 27, 2010
    10
    I first played it on PS2 and couldn't get enough. When I saw it on PC, me being a PC gamer, I *bought* it without hesitation. At first, I first played it on PS2 and couldn't get enough. When I saw it on PC, me being a PC gamer, I *bought* it without hesitation. At first, I was sorta flustered about the lock-on system, or, rather, lack thereof, but after a while, I came to find the aiming system was far better. Rockstar made the right move. And with the option of skins, mods, and the very cool mp3 radio station, it makes the PC version better than even its PS2 counter-part. Expand
  4. Jan 3, 2014
    9
    Really great game nice story awesome soundtrack and nice graphics
    Optimization on PC is bad because on a 64mb card even on 640x480 it was a
    Really great game nice story awesome soundtrack and nice graphics
    Optimization on PC is bad because on a 64mb card even on 640x480 it was a bit laggy
    Despite that the game is worth playing it
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  5. May 25, 2016
    8
    Very good open world game . Much better than Grand Theft Auto Vice City or IV . In this game awesome graphics for 2001 and amazing storyline .Very good open world game . Much better than Grand Theft Auto Vice City or IV . In this game awesome graphics for 2001 and amazing storyline . In 2001 was born many awesome characters . Shadow (Sonic Series), Master Chief (Halo Series), Crunch (Crash Bandicoot Series) and Cloud (Grand Theft Auto III) . Grand Theft Auto III one of the best game in GTA series . My Top 5 Games in GTA Series
    5 Grand Theft Auto Vice City
    4 Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories, Liberty City Stories
    3 Grand Theft Auto III
    2 Grand Theft Auto V
    1 Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
    And I think GTA III is cool game .
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  6. Dec 19, 2019
    7
    Its a nostalgic Game Ever but playing it in 2019 was not that satisfying! compare to trilogy its my least favroite as it contains no maps noIts a nostalgic Game Ever but playing it in 2019 was not that satisfying! compare to trilogy its my least favroite as it contains no maps no directions as for a game of that time it was in developing stage so that might not come as bad aspect of the game but playing it now feels too irritating!i liked somethings in game which are you are playing a normal human as if youre having cheat codes but bullets and physics is great compared to other gta"s! although its a classic but playing in 2019 makes us feel irritating! Expand
  7. WillamS.
    Jun 23, 2004
    0
    It's way to laggy and it's very boring.

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