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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. Oct 25, 2016
    7
    A dated but abite romp back to where it all started. Originally played through this game on PS2, well after playing through Vice City and SanA dated but abite romp back to where it all started. Originally played through this game on PS2, well after playing through Vice City and San Andreas. The HDing is obvious, although clearly not a remake or a remaster. Its just been tidied up and polished a bit.
    The controls are, well, 2001 controls, its very, very clunky and the targeting system (or lack thereof) is abhorrent; you're better off spraying and praying.
    The physics are horrendous and the lack of any checkpoint system can get pretty frustrating. The abundance of timed missions is pretty unoriginal too.
    GTA 3 is the quintessential "Errand Boy" game, the narrative drives things along, however everything is a go here do this request mission, however everything works well enough.
    I guess to sum it up and to be honest, this game is old, very old and the tech is just as ancient but you have to take it for what it is, the most ground breaking game of the 00s, possibly of all time
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  4. 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
  5. 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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