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  • Summary: Crime does pay. The highly controversial Grand Theft Auto franchise moves into 3D in the dark and seedy underworld of Liberty City. You play a crook with link to the Mafia. A man named 8-ball assigns you tasks ranging from delivering an item to killing the leaders of rival gangs. But youCrime does pay. The highly controversial Grand Theft Auto franchise moves into 3D in the dark and seedy underworld of Liberty City. You play a crook with link to the Mafia. A man named 8-ball assigns you tasks ranging from delivering an item to killing the leaders of rival gangs. But you don't have to take that route, as Grand Theft Auto III gives you the freedom to go anywhere and cause your own trouble. Some of your activities might consist of jacking people's cars, beating pedestrians, and testing out your huge arsenal of weapons--including assault rifles, shotguns, rocket launchers, and flamethrowers--on the police. Expand

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  1. May 20, 2016
    70
    Newcomers to Grand Theft Auto III would giggle at the primitive graphics, spoiled by the advancements of the past 15 years. For seasoned gamers however, Grand Theft Auto III was the absolute tits back in the day and I really enjoyed playing it again. Sure, I paid out my butt for it but that was my choice, no one forced me to do it. Now, if you don’t mind, I’ve got a platinum trophy to nail.
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  1. Aug 13, 2016
    10
    Самый революционный открытый мир, экшен от третьего лица и просто лучшая игра возвращается на PlayStation 4. Порт с PS2-версии можетСамый революционный открытый мир, экшен от третьего лица и просто лучшая игра возвращается на PlayStation 4. Порт с PS2-версии может похвастаться разрешением в Full HD, трофеями и различными "некст-ген" фишками. Отличный повод понастольгировать, а трофея-хантерам - повыбивать ачивки и получить ещё одну платину в копилку. Expand
  2. Apr 2, 2017
    9
    I'm going to get the bad out of the way. The upscaling and PS2 graphics make this a little difficult to getting used to playing it on aI'm going to get the bad out of the way. The upscaling and PS2 graphics make this a little difficult to getting used to playing it on a bigger TV. With that said, the trophy support and fresh coat of paint, does make the game look cleaner.

    Now for the actual about the gameplay; GTA III is a MUST PLAY for all fans of the series. Folks that got into GTA AFTER the Playstation 2 era, have got to start their visit with GTA III first.

    In terms of difficulty GTA III always seemed harder than the 4 or 5, in some aspects you have to trick the AI during certain missions. (Fortunately, R* figured that out and improved) But in some ways, I kind of miss that sharp incline in difficulty, as it made you want to improve on your next try.

    Quite honestly, it was refreshing to go back into GTA III and play it; it was fun and there were a lot of things I'd forgotten about the game that was good to get back into!!

    As for the story, newcomers may be turned off by the main character's silent protagonist/anti-hero/maniac personality. It's well written, but silent protagonist are a love hate thing; fortunately Claude is a well executed character that will grow on you, even if he's...quiet.

    Just note, the controls are a bit different for the game and THERE IS NO MAP!! (The PS2 version gave you a physical map when you bought it.) Thank God for the internet, as now you can find one in a second. That and there is a minimap. Shooting does take a little getting used to. Once you get the hang of it, you're good, though.

    OVERALL: GTA III reintroduces itself in same way we remember it, but with a fresh coat of paint. It still is the classic GTA experience outside of the original top-down titles.
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  3. Jun 1, 2020
    8
    I know that this was one of the gtas and one of the most important games in the world, but unfortunately it has aged a lot, not only in theI know that this was one of the gtas and one of the most important games in the world, but unfortunately it has aged a lot, not only in the graphics that were a little out of date for the time, but also in the very slow and primitive gameplay. In addition, he is very difficult, seriously, he must be one of the most difficult gtas I have ever played, missions like "bomb base 2", "expres 2 go" and "SAM" are almost impossible and I couldn't finish this game without codes. Expand
  4. Jul 14, 2021
    4
    GTA 3 was fundamental to the series as it made the genius switch from top down 2D to third person 3D. Apart from that, the gameplay is stale,GTA 3 was fundamental to the series as it made the genius switch from top down 2D to third person 3D. Apart from that, the gameplay is stale, story is boring and forgettable as its mostly, "you work for me now, meet this friend of mine, you work for him now, meet my new friend, you work for him" and they give you petty jobs to do that don't really have anything to do with the main storyline. I understand its the first GTA game but goddamn make a more interesting mission than pick up this hooker from the hospital and drive her back and that's it, you get $1,500. There's maybe 3-5 missions that link in with the main storyline being to seek revenge on Catalina after she betrayed you, the other 60+ missions are really just side missions for extra money.

    The features of this game are bad as **** Nothing like waking up, driving 500 yards to hear "You want the chainsaw, Gringo?", "You big tough Yankee boy!" before the laser down your car with their AK's. Even when re-released on the PS4, it's still outdated to hell. Widescreen support not fixed, poor framerate at some points. The only thing that encouraged me to play this game is to get the achievements and managed to get the platinum for this game. I recommend getting this game on PC and get the right patches to make it more playable and avoid the PS4 port.
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  5. Feb 9, 2016
    4
    Not to be rude or anything, I don't like GTA III. The reason is that first of all, it is PS2 graphics on PS4. Second, shooting is terrible.Not to be rude or anything, I don't like GTA III. The reason is that first of all, it is PS2 graphics on PS4. Second, shooting is terrible. GTA III wasn't a good option for PS4. Expand
  6. May 27, 2019
    3
    It's the classic game but with the same **** controls. You'd think they'd at least put a "Setup 4" option in controls where all controls areIt's the classic game but with the same **** controls. You'd think they'd at least put a "Setup 4" option in controls where all controls are modernised.

    It honestly feels like there was 0 effort put into porting this to the PS4.
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  7. Jun 24, 2020
    1
    I mean yes, it's a classic, but couldn'tyou at least have put in updated controls. It's really hard to play and not really enjoyable anymore.

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