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Grand Theft Auto III

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
95
3.8
Windows
92
3.9
iPad
82
4.1

User Reviews

It may be the bad boy of the videogaming world, but it's also a well-deserved classic. Windows Zovni (9360)
The best version of one of the most addictive games in history. Windows Sycada (175)
Guns, violence, harsh language and ice cream trucks. What more could you want? Windows Kartanym (10779)
A realistic, revolutionary title that gets passed off a mindless violence PlayStation 2 Matt Neuteboom (941)
Ahh...to live in a world without sin and restrictions...Oh yeah! Windows Indra is here (19699)
Computer asks man: "Is that what you want?" Man replies "Hell yes!" Windows The Cheshire (6)
I'll mess you the heck up..... and laugh for days about it! Windows Eduardo Gabrieloff (31)
An excellent free-form game with some flaws. Windows Archagon (103)
A game beyond all my expectations - a definitive must-play! Windows phlux (4143)
Bringing Crime and Action Game-Play to a Whole New Level: No Levels! Windows Dwango (292)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Android 3 4.0
iPad 2 4.1
iPhone 4 3.9
Macintosh 3 2.1
PlayStation 2 198 3.8
PlayStation 3 3 3.6
Windows 196 3.9
Combined MobyScore 409 3.8


The Press Says

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100
PlayStation 2Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Mixing stellar controls, a deep story and uninhibited freedom to explore your world into one brilliant orgy of criminal activity, Grand Theft Auto 3 sets a new standard for the action genre. In what could be billed as “the complete criminal experience” this game delivers in every category with jaw dropping graphics, stunning sound effects, a unique musical score that’s presented with countless hilarious commercials through your car’s radio, and a relentless AI that will hunt you down whenever warranted. In truth, the only real excuse for not owning Grand Theft Auto 3 would be discomfort with the subject matter. If you can get past the violence and illicit activities, every moment you spend with Grand Theft Auto 3 will convince you that there’s even more things just waiting to be discovered. A stellar achievement in gaming, this romp through Liberty City will go down in history as a classic, proving that the third time’s the charm.
100
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Despite fear of incurring the wrath of garners everywhere, I’ll go out on a limb and liken GTA3 to another (not very pretty game) that you can play over and over again: Half-Life. Both show us that there’s more to making a good game than eye candy. With a good story, compelling subplots, and the chance to kill everything from pimps to FBI agents, it’s safe to say that GTA3 is $50 well spent.
100
PlayStation 2Meristation
Una de las sagas más originales y que más libertad de acción han ofrecido al jugador vuelve con su tercera parte. Métete en la piel de un vulgar hampón, lábrate un nombre y escala posiciones en la jerarquía mafiosa de Liberty City.
100
PlayStation 2Gamereactor (Sweden)
Tillåt mig bli medvetet överenegisk och en aning sentimental när sammanfattning ska göras. Som person är jag helt emot begreppet sunt förnuft och älskar allt som är vansinnigt. Detta innebär att jag verkligen älskar det här spelet som ogenerat uppmuntrar allt vad oprovocerat våld heter. Möjlighet, frihet, struktur, variation och bra berättande gör detta till det bästa Playstation 2-spelet hittills. Pang, på.
100
PlayStation 2Entertainmentopia
Grand Theft Auto III stands as a testament to game makers on how to do it right. The open-ended style of gameplay, the side-quests, the missions, the driving, the flying, the running, the shooting, the crime waves, the jumps, the cars, the people, the innuendo, the humor, and the sheer fun all combine together to make a great, easily accessible, sweet-ass game.
100
WindowsEntertainmentopia
Grand Theft Auto III stands as a testament to game makers on how to do it right. The open-ended style of gameplay, the side-quests, the missions, the driving, the flying, the running, the shooting, the crime waves, the jumps, the cars, the people, the innuendo, the humor, and the sheer fun all combine together to make a great, easily accessible, sweet-ass game.
100
PlayStation 2Game industry News (GiN)
However, for those who love mob films as much as I do (I'm still waiting for Sopranos Season 2 to come out on DVD), and for those who own both a Dreamcast and PS2 and feel screwed over by the cancellation of Shenmue 2, then GTA3 is definitely worth a look. All the free-roaming gameplay of Shenmue mixed with a violent storyline similar to the Sopranos are mixed into one amazing little package. No title exemplifies the qualities of a true 5-gem title like GTA3 does.
100
PlayStation 2GameSpy
Yes, this is a gritty game. It's a game that you definitely don't want to give to a little kid, but it's also an insanely well-made and fun game to play. It's proof of the power behind the PS2s hardware, and it's a demonstration of the kind of quality titles we can expect to be released in the future. Grand Theft Auto 3 will suck you into its world and it won't let go for hours on end. Pretty soon an entire day will have gone by and you'll be sitting there, wondering where the time went. And that's the biggest testament to the quality of the game that can be made. If you can handle it, you should go out and buy GTA3 right this second, you'll love it.
100
PlayStation 2The Next Level
I can't praise this game enough. The fact that I'm normally a very Japan centric gamer should show that GTA3 is undoubtedly one of the most golden titles to be bred this side of the Pacific. The attention to detail, the scale, the control--everything is juicy. This game recaptures that beautiful element of fun that so many titles fail to create nowadays. And a huge surprise...alright, DMA, you got my attention. Let's see if you can keep me pleased :)
100
PlayStation 21UP
GTA3 is the most fun I've ever had with a game. It belongs in every gamer's collection whether you're hardcore, or you love games, or if you'll only buy one PS2 game in your lifetime. It sets new standards for games. I'm in awe of it. And you will be, too.
100
WindowsSnackbar-Games.com
Mighty fine game we have here on the PC. Sure, I'll probably go to hell for enjoying such a real game, but oh well. It's all fun and games to me, and this is one of the most fun games I've ever played. Kudos to Rockstar Games for inventing such a great new concept in the video game market, and I hope they keep it up. I just hope it doesn't invent a new breed of criminals in 10 years or so.
100
WindowsAceGamez
Seriously though, this is a truly great game that will go into the gaming hall of fame, its content is very strong but that's why it has an 18 certificate and it is nothing you haven't already seen in dozens of movies and TV shows. All in all, this is an amazingly huge, free-roaming, entertaining game that will last you for ages and is a must-have for everyone old enough to own it.
100
PlayStation 2AceGamez
Seriously though, this is a truly great game that will go into the gaming hall of fame, its content is very strong but that's why it has an 18 certificate and it is nothing you haven't already seen in dozens of movies and TV shows. All in all, this is an amazingly huge, free-roaming, entertaining game that will last you for ages and is a must-have for everyone old enough to own it.
100
WindowsGame industry News (GiN)
So not only does GTA3 on the PC bring the joys of vehicular manslaughter to an entire new group of gamers, it also gives us PC guys a second chance to become proud thugs as well.
100
WindowsGame Chronicles
This has to be one of the most “fun” games I’ve played in a long time, and I can’t decide whether it’s despite, or because of, the adult content. The developers did everything right, in great part (in my superior, yet humble opinion) to their paying attention to even the smallest of details. I believe that GTA3 has set a new standard for what we’ll expect from other game designers in the future.
100
PlayStation 2Gaming Age
There�s no reason not to run out and buy Grand Theft Auto 3 as soon as possible. The cinematic presentation, flawless sound, sprawling cities, and great mission variety make it one of the year�s best. With well over 80 missions, there�s a good 70 hours of gameplay packed into this hard-edged masterpiece. You�ll love every minute of it. Rockstar has changed the way I look at videogames.
100
PlayStation 2Game Vortex
Grand Theft Auto 3 could quite possibly be the perfect game. Well, maybe not THE perfect game, but it sure has a lot of the earmarks - anyone can pick it up, but it's hard to master. Can't master it? That's fine, too! Like mini-games? You get a version of 'Crazy Taxi', and similar games for police cars, fire engines and ambulances. The 'Rampage's give you a fire-and-forget shooting spree and 'Carmageddon' flavored action is no further than your nearest sidewalk. In short, I won't say that GTA3 is perfect; I'm sure there are things that could have been done to improve it even more - but would anyone have noticed if it had?!
100
PlayStation 2Eurogamer.net (UK)
But you have to appreciate that these things are small fry compared to the main dish. GTA3 is a luscious, sprawling epic of a game and one of the most complete experiences I have ever encountered. If this is what I've waited a year to see on my PlayStation 2, then I would have waited ten. Magnificent.
100
PlayStation 2GamesAreFun.com (GAF)
Grand Theft Auto 3 has forever changed the face of videogaming. Not just with its adult attitude but with the gameplay that backs it up. If you haven’t played this game (and are of “legal age”), you owe it to yourself to try this game.
100
PlayStation 2GamesFirst!
GTA3 is violent, obnoxious, profane, and downright perverse. It is also a complex, witty, ironic, character-driven work of art. And it is devilishly fun. This is not a video game you would want to bring home to your mother, nor is it a game you want your young children playing. But for those mature people somewhere in between, those with a penchant for black comedy, this may be exactly what you have been looking for.
100
PlayStation 2Just Adventure
Here is where I normally conclude my articles by repeating the major points of the article. Well, I'm not going to do that, instead I am going to leave you with a story. My father never played games while I grew up. I went up to visit a few weeks ago and brought my Playstation 2 with me. I loaded up the game and after a few minutes of watching, he took the controls. Without ever using the controller, in a few hours he was running fire truck missions and power sliding corners. Before I left, he mentioned how much he liked the game. It is really that good.
100
PlayStation 2GamersMark
GTA3 is a refreshing change of pace from any other game. It offers complete freedom, which adds more than words could ever describe. Above all the great graphics, controls and sounds, an incredibly deep and dark world lies for the player to do whatever he/she wants with it. It is a game where the player is in complete control of the type of game they play through. Esssentially, the game is whatever you make it. Can a gamer ask for anything more? I really dont think so. GTA3 is polished and very solid across the board, and no mature gamer should be without it.
100
PlayStation 2Silicon-Fusion.com
Overall Grand Theft Auto III is one of the best games I have ever played - it’s right up there with Zelda, Mario 64 and Elite. There is so much to see and do in Liberty City, you will find yourself exploring the city, or just finding out how much death and destruction you can get away with, and the police chases rival Driver for excitement.
100
PlayStation 2All Game Guide
The developer and publisher did not have to include as much as they did, and you can't help but be grateful for the extra effort put into this game. From the eight professional-style radio stations to the variety of mission objectives and hidden goodies, Grand Theft Auto III is packed with high production values and oozing with addictive gameplay. For those willing to accept the mature-rated content, DMA Design has made an offer you can't refuse.
100
PlayStation 2Game Chronicles
This is by far the best game you could ever get for your PS2. This game is reason enough to buy a PS2 even if you never buy another game. Sure, it’s dark and dirty, and maybe even a bit evil, but we’re all consenting adults here, and this is a great way to release those pent-up frustrations at the end of a long day in a therapeutic and harmless fashion.
100
PlayStation 2Game Revolution
his is about as cool of a game as I've ever played and earns the first Game Revolution PS2 'A' with flying colors. I could go on and on trying to explain the plethora of intricate details - the realistic gang rivalries, the things you can do with prostitutes, the hysterical 'Rampages' that allow you to go on mass killing sprees - but I simply don't have the words nor the space to convey the fun. Just go drop 50 bucks on this gem and cherish your inner criminal.
100
PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
Grand Theft Auto III makes an offer you can?t refuse: Live a life of crime and reap the rewards that come with it. The gameplay in this third installment of the now-infamous Grand Theft Auto series hasn?t changed much from its predecessors, which means it's just as addictive as before. The visual and sound package is greatly improved.
100
Windows2404.org PC Gaming
Grand Theft Auto 3 for the PC is one of the best games out there on the market. If you have never played or heard of the Grand Theft Auto games you’re missing out on an extremely fun and exciting game that will keep you playing for days, weeks, even months!
100
WindowsGameSpy
From the opening credits all the way to its hysterical finale, Grand Theft Auto III is a fantastic ride from start to finish. Any PC owner even remotely interested in action or driving games should pick up a copy today.
98
WindowsNetjak
This is the bottom line here, folks. The interaction between player and environment sets the bar so high for other games, that it is nearly inaccessible. Pulling out a gun in a crowded street will cause pedestrians to scream "He's got a gun!" and high tail it out of there. This is a total must have for any PC owner, and if you don't have the luxury of having a PS2; this is a must-have-or-die title.
98
PlayStation 2Netjak
This is a must buy for mature Playstation 2 owners. Expect dozens of hours in the game, with an almost endless replay value. I know many stores are "banning" the game, and it wouldn't surprise me if it was taken off the market altogether. Now is the best time to grab this game before it is too late.
98
PlayStation 2Game Over Online
GTA III is a masterpiece on so many different levels, and this review is barely able to convey my sheer respect for this game. I anxiously await the next in the series and drool at the possibilities. GTA III is my pick for game of the year and despite all of the other big releases, I feel that every mature PS2 owner must make room in their collection for this video game epic.
98
WindowsArmchair Empire, The
Grand Theft Auto 3 (GTA3) works well on so many levels that it is hard to imagine what could have been done to improve it. On the PS2, players had to deal with low-res textures, some slowdown, and a horrible targeting system that turned gunfights into crapshoots. All of these problems are eliminated in Rockstar’s PC port of GTA3, and players are left with 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.
97
PlayStation 2VicioJuegos.com
La saga GTA por fin se decide a dar el salto a las 3D, y no podía haberlo hecho de mejor manera. Jugabilidad en estado puro y violencia sin límites nos esperan en el nuevo juego de Rockstar.
97
WindowsJoystick (French)
Avec le terrain de jeu fantastique qu'est Liberty City (composé de trois ïles), la grande variété des missions, sa réalisation graphique impeccable, sa bande sonore étonnante et la liberté laisseé au joueur, Grand Theft Auto III redéfinit à lui tout seul les critères du jeu d'action. Un titre indispensable auquel tout le monde devrait succomber. Et tout ça, pour moins de 40 euros. Et là, tout est dit.
97
PlayStation 2TotalPlayStation
If you ARE able to handle mature content, you CANNOT miss this game. I can't stress this enough. People should be buying a couple of copies just to ensure that DMA makes a sequel. If these is what we can expect from early-generation PS2 games, I'm almost scared to think what fourth- and fifth-generation PS2 -- and even more frightening, Xbox -- games will be like. This game is the absolute personification of what free-roaming means. You can do damn near anything you want, and more often than not you'll be rewarded for it. Sounds fun, doesn't it? Good, now go buy a dozen copies.
97
PlayStation 2GamingTrend
Simply a landmark game for open-ended gameplay.
97
PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
Overall, there's little to nothing wrong with the game. Aside from a few visual flaws, everything looks and runs perfectly fine. The gameplay is absolutely phenomenal, as this is single-handedly one of the most environmentally open games since Midnight Club and ATV: Offroad Fury. On top of that, the replay value is theoretically infinite.
96
PlayStation 2Gamesmania
Wir haben uns eindeutig verliebt in den knochenharten Action-Genre-Mix. Es werden zwar in diesem Jahr noch einige potentielle Top-Titel erscheinen, doch bisher ist GTA 3 unser absoluter Favorit unter allen PS2-Spielen.
96
WindowsFileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
This game nearly transforms the genre. Really, this is like nothing you�ve ever played before, and the PC enhancements add to an already great experience. Sure it is violent. Sure there is bad language. But play it. You�ll love it.
96
PlayStation 2Gaming Target
Let's just say that Grand Theft Auto 3 is made up from the mind of a killer. What you hear, what you see, what you do is actually real in a sense that breaking the law is wrong, but fun. Similarly to life, if you've ever had the need to pull a car jacking, rob a person, kill a Mafia boss, blow up a cop car, all of the above is optional, enjoyable, and doable. Fans of the first two will die from the shock of the game's massive entirety. New comers will die from its insanity. And me? Well, I'm invincible. Whoever you are, whatever you do, Grand Theft Auto 3 will make the days last on forever from the sweet smell of kicking ass, one lowlife at a time.
96
PlayStation 2IGN
When it comes to portraying the world in which we live through a darkly humorous, rough-and-tumble lens, the folks from Rockstar and DMA surely win the prize. I mean sure, there is corruption in the world, there is lots of crime and undoubtedly far too much drug-dealing, prostitution, cruelty, etc., etc. These things we get to read about in the newspaper, if not live out in our own little lives. They're not pleasant. So can these elements comprise a game? What happened to simply solving happy little puzzles, saving penguins, and receiving kisses from princesses?
96
PlayStation 2GameSpot
Rockstar and DMA Design have obviously spent some time making sure that Grand Theft Auto III is a quality product, and that quality shows in everything, from the graphics, to the sound, to the plot points, to the gameplay itself. Unlike previous games in the series, the game is extremely fun whether you play it as it was intended to be played or eschew the game's intended mission structure and set out on your own to wreak havoc throughout the city. While the violent nature of the game will surely turn some people off and kids simply shouldn't be allowed anywhere near it, Grand Theft Auto III is, quite simply, an incredible experience that shouldn't be missed by anyone mature enough to handle it.
96
WindowsFragland.net
I could go on and on, I like the game that much, but in conclusion: graphicwise, GTA III is a massive improvement over GTA II and much to my –and everybody elses- liking. The gameplay is simply put, loads of fun and the sound, well, just look at the marks I gave it. Don’t hesitate, this game is hours of fun :)
95
WindowsMeristation
Por si no lo he dicho antes, GTA III está conducido por una historia. Una historia elaborada y oscura, muy de cine negro actual, un poquito El Padrino, un mucho Payback. El argumento es muy descarado y sin complejos y nos muestra el mundo del hampa con un deje de humor negro bastante simpático. Los personajes son un poco estereotípicos pero creíbles, las historias son tristemente muy posibles y al final la trama engancha y empuja a completar misiones para saber más.
95
PlayStation 2PlayFrance
Utilisant des thèmes, mis au banc de la société, tels que le trafic de stupéfiants, le recel d'objets volés, la prostitution ou encore le meurtre, les développeurs de cette saga n'hésitent pas à casser des barrières morales, quitte à choquer une partie de la population. Bien décidés à repousser les limites du réalisme jusque dans leurs derniers retranchements, les employés de la société écossaise DMA Design n'ont pas hésité à administrer, à leur bébé, une cure de jouvence en le faisant passer à la 3D. Dès lors, la sensation de vrai qui se dégage de ce soft se fait on ne peut plus omniprésente, pour le plus grand plaisir des joueurs. GTA 3 s'annonce donc comme la simulation du parfait petit malfrat.
95
WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Лучше скажите мне вот что, мисс: вам нравится этот город? За что, спрОсите? Да за всё. За опьяняющую разум свободу действий, за отражения фар моего "Инфернуса" на мокром асфальте, за чумовые радиостанции, что заполняют эфир 365 дней в году... Я готов любить Либерти-сити за одних только жителей — трижды сволочных, жестоких, циничных и подлых, но в то же время таких умных, живых, настоящих!
95
PlayStation 2Peliplaneetta.net
Aika näyttää, onko GTA3 samanlainen klassikko kuin sarjan ykkösosa. Tällä hetkellä tuntuu, että kaikki edellytykset siihen ovat ainakin olemassa: vaikka tekniikka on ottanut huiman harppauksen eteenpäin, on Ajoneuvon Luvaton Käyttöönotto edelleen äärimmäisen helpposelkoinen ja pelattava. Samalla sen vapaus ja monipuolisuus imaisevat mukaansa, ja pelaaja on koukussa ennen kuin arvaakaan: työpäivästä tulee vain välttämätön paha ennen kaivattua pelihetkeä ja strategioita hiotaan vielä nukkumaan mennessäkin. Aikana, jolloin markkinat ovat täynnä kalliilla lisenssillä tehtyjä, tavanomaistakin tavanomaisempia pelejä, GTA3 loistaa verenpunaisena rubiinina PS2:n kruunussa. Ainakin siihen asti, kunnes äiti saa tietää mitä pelissä oikeasti tehdään.
95
WindowsIGROMANIA
Действующая трехмерная модель криминального мегаполиса. Сбрендивший маньяк с пеной у рта прилагается: отыграв пару дней, посмотритесь в зеркало.
95
WindowsGame Informer Magazine
After my first review of GTA III, I got a lot of mail asking me why I rated the PS2 version at a mere 9.5 instead of a perfect 10. Well, that's simple – Grand Theft Auto III wasn't perfect. The character models and texturing was nothing special, and the out-of-the-car gun targeting pretty much sucked. Of course, the overall package was so innovative and addictive that no one cared, and it was still the most memorable gaming experience I've had in a long while. Now, this masterpiece is out on PC, and it will be the only opportunity that non-Sony owners will have to get a crack at it for a few years.
95
WindowsPC Zone
GTA III does so much right that you'll never say a word against it. It might not dazzle you with its complexity, but the rest of it shines so brightly you'll have to wear shades. I'd stake my life that not a single person that buys it will regret the decision and I'm willing to fight anyone that says otherwise. OK, we've had to wait a long time for it on PC, but it's just made it all the sweeter now that it's here. What's more, it's a tantalising taste of what's to come in the next version. Put the same game in a complex city where you can go in every building, and where each character has a life and a reason to be in the game beyond acting as eye candy and I reckon you'd have the perfect game. Add in the fabled multiplayer element to the proceedings and I'd have the perfect excuse to finally get involved in an MMORPG. For now, GTA III will do very nicely indeed, thank you very much.
95
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
Although many will make comparisons with Driver, GTA 3 shatters the standards set by its predecessors. The only thing that prevents GTA 3 from winning Game Informer’s highest honors are some moderate pop-up issues, and a slightly cantankerous targeting system. Point blank – you need to buy this game.
95
PlayStation 2PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
One of the PS2’s best games. And, quite possibly, one of the best ever. Very rarely will you ever see a game that comes off as a totally complete package. This is one of them. If you own a PS2 you need this game.
95
PlayStation 2Gamers' Temple, The
Grand Theft Auto 3 is a benchmark game that future games will both try to imitate and be judged against as well.
95
PlayStation 2Game Critics
GTA3 is sure to turn some heads. The option to enact Armageddon on the city and its innocent dwellers will definitely raise some moral and ethical questions in the gaming community. But, you know what, this is a game. Even though the level of gaming technology today is starting to create vividly realistic imagery, it's still not real, and never will be. People who worry about the social implications of a game like GTA3 are missing that point. If you can realize that, and you have the stomach to sit through your average mobster movie, you're going to have a blast with GTA3. It's the first must-have game I've played for the PlayStation 2.
95
PlayStation 2Digital Press - Classic Video Games
ou've had a long day at work. People are bitchin' at ya, workload is ludicrous, and you've been there for 10 hours. Wouldn't you just love to pop an old lady in the head with a sniper rifle? How about a few cops? There is simply no other game in the world like GTA III and that's a good thing. It's sick, it's twisted, it's funny, and it plays damn good. It contains all the right ingredients to make one of the world's greatest video games. [Disclaimer: PLEASE do not shoot old ladies in the head with a sniper rifle. At least, if your going to do it, don't say you got the idea here. Same goes for the cops]
95
WindowsSvenska PC Gamer
Ett fritt gangsterspel med suverän känsla och enorma miljöer.
95
WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
On s'était habitué aux Grand Theft Auto 1 et 2, d'un niveau assez moyen jusqu'à ce que la révolution en matière de carnage urbain éclate.
94
WindowsPeliplaneetta.net
GTA3 ei ole pelkästään monipuolinen tai kaunis. Se on muutamine puutteineen ja vikoineenkin niin hyvä peli, että se ottaa melkein päähän. Kun tätä on kerran päässyt maistamaan, saattavat muut pelit helposti tuntua rajoittuneen ahtailta, epärealistisilta tai itseään toistavilta. Harvat pelit nostavat rimaa, mutta Rockstarin uusin on ilman toivottua moninpeliäkin kiistaton virstanpylväs pelihistoriassa ja pistää odottamaan tulevaisuuden peleiltä lähes ihmeitä. Aika näyttää, pystyykö pitkään odotettu Mafia vastaamaan uusimman GTA:n haasteeseen muutenkin kuin teknisesti paremman grafiikkansa avulla.
94
WindowsAtomic Gamer
A while back, there were plans for making the PC port of GTA3 playable online. And while that didn't make into the final version, it's still a great game that most players will enjoy for a good twenty to forth hours or more. Multiplayer modes would have made this game even better, but it seems Rockstar Studios didn't find it worth the time it'd have taken to finish it (plus, there's the chance they're planning a whole separate multiplayer GTA game for later). Despite its problems and lack of multiplayer, GTA3 is a wonderful title that'll keep you whacking gangsters and cops for weeks.
94
PlayStation 2Pelit
Hillittömän hauska ja addiktiivinen väkivaltaooppera, jossa voi leikkiä rosvoa tarvitsematta pelätä seuraamuksia.

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• Joissakin tehtävissä on aikarajat.
• Ruudunpäivitys nytkähtelee.
• Levoton kamera tekee ammuskelusta hankalaa
94
WindowsIGN
Even though the editors at IGN ultimately chose Halo for 2001 Overall Game of the Year, after the ballots were counted and the chads examined and re-examined, the decision came down to a one-vote lead for Halo, with an intense eight to seven battle with another extraordinary impressive game. The seven dissenting votes went to Grand Theft Auto III for the PS2, and I was among those who thought it was good enough to deserve the ultimate of awards.
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PlayStation 24Players.de
Grand Theft Auto 3 ist kein Kinderspiel! Dazu ist die -wenn auch Comic-hafte- Zelebrierung von Gewalt einfach zu deutlich. Wer sich davon jedoch nicht stören lässt, wird zahllose Stunden in Liberty City verbringen. Ein Soundtrack, der nicht von dieser Welt ist und eine bis auf wenige Ausnahmen überzeugende Grafikengine sorgen für viel Atmosphäre. Doch wo GTA 3 hauptsächlich Punkten kann, ist die absolute Freiheit, die Ihr in Liberty City genießt: kein Zeitdruck, kein eigentliches Spielziel. Obgleich man natürlich interessiert ist, wie die klasse Story weiter geht. Trotzdem könnt Ihr tun und lassen, was Ihr wollt. Und in welchem Spiel kann man das schon? Vollkommen zurecht stand der Titel auf den Wunschlisten ganz oben, denn GTA 3 ist ein ganz heißer Anwärter für das PS2-Spiel des Jahres. Und jetzt nicht mehr lange warten - kaufen.
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WindowsGameSpot
Judged solely as an enhanced port, Grand Theft Auto III is a little lacking. Other than the addition of mouselook--whose beneficial impact on gameplay cannot be understated--nothing much has been added. There's no new content, the replay feature is pretty bad, and by improving just some of the graphical elements, the overall visual effect has arguably gotten worse. But--and this is a big "but"--GTAIII is a faithful port of a truly exceptional game. As long as you have a PC an order of magnitude greater than publisher's recommended specs, then you'll find in Grand Theft Auto III one of the most inventive and satisfying action games of all time.
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PlayStation 2Gamezone (Germany)
Dieser Titel ist bestimmt eines der genialsten und revolutionärsten Spiele, welches je auf einer Konsole erschienen ist. GTA 3 ist absolut zu empfehlen!
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WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Als je het enkel en alleen als een omzetting van een consolegame naar pc bekijkt, had je wat meer nieuwigheden kunnen verwachten - op de heel welkome 'mouse look' na natuurlijk. Maar, en dit is een heel grote 'maar', GTAIII op de pc is een trouwe en precieze overstap van een echt onwaarschijnlijk sterk en uniek game. Wie een configuratie heeft die krachtig genoeg is, moet dit creatieve, meeslepende en tot in de details uitgewerkte game gewoonweg hebben.
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WindowsPC Gamer
it’s hard to imagine a PC gamer who won’t immediately take to GTA III. It empowers you as a player in ways few games even try to do. And it’s quite simply a whole lot of fun.
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WindowsMygamer.com
A definite buy! Not since Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 have I glued myself in front of the monitor for this long. This game simply blows its competition out of the water.
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WindowsGamesmania
GTA III ist originell, actiongeladen, hübsch und bietet wie kaum ein anderes Spiel die Möglichkeit, komplett in eine Spielwelt einzutauchen. Eines der besten PC-Spiele des Jahres, das in keiner Action-Sammlung fehlen darf.
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WindowsGameguru Mania
Is GTA3 worth your hard earned money? The answer is surprisingly simple, if you have never played the PS2 version, definitely yes, because gameplay is superb and the game has really incredible replay value If you like games of this type and you don't have PS2, then you should get this game.
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PlayStation 2videospiele.com
GTA 3 ist der Hammer. Das Prinzip wurde konsequent weitergeführt und astrein in die 3D-Umgebung herübergezogen. Auch wenn das geniale Respekt-Meter aus dem zweiten Teil fehlt und man nicht wirklich frei entscheiden kann, für wen man arbeitet, fesselt das Spiel mehr als seine Vorgänger. All die kleinen Details, deren Aufzählung hier den Rahmen gesprengt hätten, bilden einen hervorragenden Gesamteindruck. Der Abwechslungsreichtum der Missionen, die Größe des zu erkundenden Gebietes und die Möglichkeit, die Seiten zu wechseln oder wie besengt zu randalieren fesseln Tage und Wochen an den Bildschirm. Die Ansprechende technische Gestaltung tut ihr Übriges, um einen echten Hit zu kreieren.
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Windows4Players.de
In aller Kürze: Geht und kauft Euch eines der derzeit besten PC-Spiele überhaupt! Etwas länger: Ich habe selten ein Spiel mit derartiger Handlungsfreiheit erlebt. Es gibt immer mehrere Lösungen für ein Problem; wenn man will, kann man sein Geld auch friedlich verdienen - oder aber auch als Gangster übelster Sorte, wenn man mit den Konsequenzen leben kann. Grafik, Sound, Spielwitz und Mittendrin-Gefühl sind vom Allerfeinsten und die Motivation auch nach Tagen und Wochen des Spiels ungebrochen hoch. Einige kleinere Dämpfer wie Grafikfehler, das eingeschränkte Speichersystem oder die eine oder andere maue Mission vermögen den Spielspaß kaum zu bremsen. GTA3 ist am PC mindestens genauso ein Highlight wie auf der PS2 - wenn nicht sogar ein wenig mehr. Allerdings nur für Spieler, die kein Problem mit der teils heftigen Gewaltdarstellung haben.
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PlayStation 2Gamekult
Avec Grand Theft Auto III, DMA Design et Rockstar Games offrent une nouvelle référence au genre. Le gameplay du premier épisode, associé à une liberté d'action jamais vue, une ville superbement modélisée, un moteur physique bien sympathique, des graphismes somptueux et une durée de vie exemplaire, la barre est placée très haut. Le système de visée des armes à feu aurait vraiment mérité d'être revu et le frame rate accuse quelques faiblesses de temps en temps, mais le résultat final sur PS2 est impressionnant. En bref, un jeu à posséder.
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WindowsGamekult
Avec Grand Theft Auto III, Rockstar Studios offre une nouvelle référence au genre et un beau cadeau aux fans de la série. Le gameplay du premier épisode, associé à une liberté d'action jamais vue, une ville superbement modélisée, un moteur physique bien sympathique et une durée de vie exemplaire, la barre est placée très haut. Le copier/coller intégral de la version PS2 sur nos machines (jusqu'au livret, qui est strictement identique... mis à part les contrôles clavier) est cependant un brin intégral et aucune grosse modification n'est présente, si ce n'est le support de nombreuses résolutions : pas de multi, les mêmes sacrifices de mémoire et surtout, l'animation moyenne pour la plupart des machines. En bref, un excellent jeu à posséder, mais qui demande tout de même une grosse machine pour véritablement s'exprimer graphiquement. Un manque d'optimisation un peu triste, quand même.
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MacintoshSoftonic
GTA III is one of the most popular and controversial games ever released and Mac fans of the game won't be disappointed.
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iPhoneMeristation
Una vez más, Liberty City vuelve a la actualidad con la reedición de todo un clásico de los sandbox; Grand Theft Auto III: 10 Year Anniversary llega a dispositivos iOS y Android con todo su potencial intacto.
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iPadMeristation
Una vez más, Liberty City vuelve a la actualidad con la reedición de todo un clásico de los sandbox; Grand Theft Auto III: 10 Year Anniversary llega a dispositivos iOS y Android con todo su potencial intacto.
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AndroidMeristation
Grand Theft Auto III: 10 Year Anniversary es uno de los mejores títulos para dispositivos táctiles, sin duda alguna. Es la reedición de todo un clásico de los sandbox, un título que estableció en su día los pasos a seguir en dicho género y que el resto de la industria tomó como base para sus títulos venideros. Rockstar ha conseguido trasladar la Liberty City tridimensional que a todos sorprendió –hace ya una década– a nuestros dispositivos móviles con toda su grandeza y contenidos originales. Este 10 Year Anniversary supone todo un guiño a los fans de la serie, un título que nadie debería perderse –ya sean seguidores o no de la saga– y que supone todo un espectáculo visual –sin olvidar que es un videojuego con diez años a sus espaldas–, especialmente en iPad y tabletas Android. Si tienes un dispositivo compatible, hazte con él; y todo al precio de 3,99 euros, ¡una ganga!
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iPad148apps
For most games in the App Store, a $4.99 price point would seem a bit high. However, for a game of this caliber and influence, the only crime would be depriving yourself of a milestone in portable gaming. This is a trip back into Liberty City that shouldn’t be missed.
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iPhonePocket Gamer UK
A fitting anniversary gift for a blockbuster franchise. Despite the odds, this is a largely successful port of an iconic game, and it's still massive amounts of fun to evade police, pull off jumps and complete missions.
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iPadPocket Gamer UK
A fitting anniversary gift for a blockbuster franchise. Despite the odds, this is a largely successful port of an iconic game, and it's still massive amounts of fun to evade police, pull off jumps and complete missions.
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iPadTouch Arcade
Picking up GTA3 seems like a no-brainer, especially at the launch price of $4.99. Regardless of the less than ideal control scheme, you'll get five dollars worth of entertainment out of this game, even if all you do is drive around Liberty City listening to the fantastic in-game radio stations. (My favorite is the talk station.) As you become more accustomed with the splattering of virtual buttons all over the screen, you'll find hours upon hours of content to plow through. Having played GTA3 to completion many times in the past, I'm incredibly happy to be able to take it anywhere with me on my phone of all things.
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iPhoneTouch Arcade
Picking up GTA3 seems like a no-brainer, especially at the launch price of $4.99. Regardless of the less than ideal control scheme, you'll get five dollars worth of entertainment out of this game, even if all you do is drive around Liberty City listening to the fantastic in-game radio stations. (My favorite is the talk station.) As you become more accustomed with the splattering of virtual buttons all over the screen, you'll find hours upon hours of content to plow through. Having played GTA3 to completion many times in the past, I'm incredibly happy to be able to take it anywhere with me on my phone of all things.
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PlayStation 2PSM
In the end, GTA3 might not have quite the same gameplay balance and totally gripping story of Metal Gear Solid 2, or the technical majesty and finely-paced action of Devil May Cry, but it's still a top-notch experience that really stands on its own. If you're ready for a game that rewards you for being a grown-up and doesn't pull any punches, then don't pass this one up.
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WindowsPC Zone Benelux
Op enkele diehard fans van de eerste twee delen na, zal iedereen wel tevreden zijn met het nieuwe driedimensionale uiterlijk van het spel. Dat werkt uitstekend. De cameravoering is prima, zowel als je loopt als vanuit een auto. Het spel ziet er in 3D ook prima uit, zelfs nog een stuk beter dan de eerder verschenen versie voor de PlayStation 2. Ook de verschillende auto's zijn prima. Ze sturen lekker direct en dat is goed in een spel als dit. Bovendien voelt elk model anders aan, er zit dus een groot verschil tussen een sportwagen en een verhuistruck. Hierin is GTA3 echter niet echt spectaculair. Het spel is top omdat het zo heerlijk ongecompliceerd, enorm grappig en ongekend afwisselend is.
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WindowsSuper Play
Annars måste jag säga att Grand Theft Auto III är lika härligt och fascinerande som det var när det debuterade till PlayStation2. Det ger spelaren en fantastisk frihet i en våldsam stad som inbjuder till brott av både små och stora mått. En milstople inom spelhistorien som mycket välförtjänt vann titeln "Årets spel" på senaste Spelgalan.
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PlayStation 2Super Play
Tillåt mig bli överenergisk och en smula sentimental när sammanfattningen ska göras. Som person är jag helt emot begreppet sunt förnuft och älskar allt som är vansinnigt. Detta innebär att jag verkligen älskar det här spelet och ogenerat uppmuntrar allt vad oprovocerat våld heter. Möjlighet, frihet, struktur, variation och bra berättelse gör detta til det bästa PlayStation2-spelet hittills. Pang på.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Nach der Konsolenfassung habe ich GTA 3 auf dem PC erneut durchgespielt, obwohl die Missionen identisch sind. Denn dank der alternativen Lösungswege machen die Botenfahrten und Killer-Aufträge auch beim zweiten Mal Spaß. Es steht mir völlig frei, wie ich etwa Mafia-Boss Salvatore ausschalte. Wenn mir das Scharfschützengewehr zu langweilig ist, ramme ich halt seine Limousine zu Klump. Oder ich blockiere seinen Heimweg mit einer Straßensperre aus geklauten Lieferwagen. Ein paar Handgranaten aus dem Hinterhalt erledigen dann den Rest. Da ist es mir auch egal, dass das Spielprinzip nur aus Fahren und Ballern besteht. Erstklassig ist die Atmosphäre gelungen: Die Gangsterbosse in den Zwischensequenzen sind richtige Charakterköpfe. Schade nur, dass die hervorragenden Sprecher ihre Aufträge nicht auf Deutsch erteilen. Das und einige technische Schlampereien legen die Vermutung nahe, dass GTA 3 schnell fertig werden musste.
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WindowsPlay.tm
This game is destined to be a big hit on the PC. It mixes driving, wandering around with big guns, and even bigger explosions. One thing to note; this game is not subtle and if you prefer the more cerebral PC experiences then this might not be for you. I'm sure for the rest of the bloodthirsty masses it's been a long wait for this conversion, and it's definitely been worth it. GTA3 is a big release that doesn't disappoint. What are waiting for? Go run over some old people. Ahem.
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WindowsESC Magazine
Grand Theft Auto III stands as a testament to game makers on how to do it right. The open-ended style of gameplay, the side-quests, the missions, the driving, the flying, the running, the shooting, the crime waves, the jumps, the cars, the people, the innuendo, the humor and the sheer fun all combine together to make a great, easily accessible, sweet-ass game.
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WindowsComputerGames.ro
Choose rainy days, choose uzis and bazookas, choose a fast car or a bullet proof patriot, choose hookers instead of girlfriends, choose money over friendship, choose insane stunt jumps and suspended railway cruising, choose gunned policemen and torched cars, choose dead SWAT teams and blown helicopters, choose Asuka and Maria both in same time (trust me), choose the sweetest life, choose Grand Theft Auto 3!
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PlayStation 2GamersHell.com
Grand Theft Auto 3 does a great job at immersing the player within the game, and for me, racing from the cops trying your best to stay alive is a more exciting than most new games. It may not have the most technologically advanced graphics, but it’s put together in such a great way that the cities truly come to life. The audio also plays a very important part in Grand Theft Auto 3, with professional voice-overs and very diverse music. Multiplayer would be an awesome addition to the game, and even though it sadly isn’t included the single player part is very fun to play, and with so many challenging missions you’ll surely get your money worth. If you like action in any way and have a somewhat new PC then be sure to buy this game, just don’t shoot the clerk at the store.
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PlayStation 2Computer and Video Games (CVG)
You can play GTAIII for hours and still find new surprises. You can hijack fire-engines and then go round putting out fires. You can run fares in stolen taxis for some extra cash. There are shops to buy guns, shops to buy bombs, shops to re-spray your cars and car compactors to destroy incriminating vehicles. You'll be amazed they've crammed it all in. Of course there are niggles – the map is not as useful as it should have been, the police can get too easy to provoke and you can't actually go inside most of the buildings. But in the face of such a criminal masterpiece, these are but minor felonies that we'll let go with a caution.
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PlayStation 2Cincinnati Enquirer
So, if you're a fan of gangster movies such as The Godfather or TV shows such as The Sopranos, take a walk on the wild side with Grand Theft Auto III. It's a fun, fictional getaway that should keep you glued to your PlayStation 2 for a long time to come.
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WindowsGamersHell.com
Grand Theft Auto 3 does a great job at immersing the player within the game, and for me, racing from the cops trying your best to stay alive is a more exciting than most new games. It may not have the most technologically advanced graphics, but it’s put together in such a great way that the cities truly come to life. The audio also plays a very important part in Grand Theft Auto 3, with professional voice-overs and very diverse music. Multiplayer would be an awesome addition to the game, and even though it sadly isn’t included the single player part is very fun to play, and with so many challenging missions you’ll surely get your money worth. If you like action in any way and have a somewhat new PC then be sure to buy this game, just don’t shoot the clerk at the store.
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WindowsAll Game Guide
As a game, Grand Theft Auto III is fun with impressive character development, replay, variety, and gore. With the separate missions optional with the Taxicabs, Fire Trucks, and Police Cars. Rampage missions, evading the police, and racing your car off ridiculous jumps are so much fun that completing the missions may take you quite a while. Just do everyone a favor and keep the kids away from it.
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PlayStation 2Darkstation
GTA 3 is totally immoral; a totally disgusting game in terms recreating modern disasters, but it is totally fantastic. You don’t need an evil streak through you to play this game because it loses the edge of real crime (it’s a game) and adds the edge of black humour. Perhaps it’s wrong to play a game, which mimics morbid crimes but it’s just to damn addictive and remember chaps, it is only a game and you will be overcome by its charm and sophistication. It’s not going to last you forever but it really does need to be in your collection, if only for shear pick up and play value.
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PlayStation 2Gameplanet
One of the best games so far on PS2! Very deep and a lot of fun with plenty of diverse gameplay and longevity. Just get it now!
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PlayStation 2Gamers Europe
Overall its one of the best games on the PS2, and as long as you're not afraid to see some of the bad points of this world in a video game it is well worth the buy.
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PlayStation 2DarkZero
Worth picking up if you can afford it, maybe even if you can't! GTA3 will go down as one of the greatest games made for PS2, and it certainly should go down n your list of games.
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PlayStation 2Armchair Empire, The
I was pleasantly surprised by Grand Theft Auto 3. I was always turned off by the first two installments of the series because of the top-down view but this incarnation's fully 3-D setting has finally materialized the gritty world only hinted at before. It's rare to find such a playable game, such a monolith to non-linear gaming. It's also rare to find a game with so many enjoyable factors that the negatives are so neatly buried underneath. With such freedom you'd expect convoluted camera angles and badly planned game play to dampen the experience but in this case, I've reaped nothing but enjoyment from Rockstar's fourth PS2 attempt. And that, to me, is what it's all about.
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WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Geen enkel moreel bezwaar zou je mogen weerhouden te genieten van dit schitterende spel. Topklasse!
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WindowsActionTrip
In a nutshell, GTA3 suffers a bit from console porting syndrome, and the designers could've worked a bit more on the whole side-quest concept, but I think you'll find that in the end, this is one addictive, intelligent and original game that's definitely worth your money.
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WindowsPC Games (Germany)
GTA 3 ist eine Wundertüte: Man weiß nie, was einen erwartet. Als ich den zur Routine gewordenen Autoklau zum hundertstem Mal vollzog und den Fahrer eines Wagens grob vom Steuer wegzerrte, war die Überraschung groß: Die Person entpuppte sich als energische Oma, die Karatekicks und fiese Schläge mit der Einkaufstasche beherrschte. Unglaublich, was in GTA 3 alles drinsteckt. Da sind unzählige Autos, die sich allesamt unterschiedlich fahren, und über 70 abwechslungsreiche Missionen in einer Stadt, wie sie lebendiger nie simuliert wurde. Damit verfügt der Titel über zwei Dinge, die im Action-Genre heutzutage rar sind: Einzigartigkeit und Umfang. Die 90er-Hürde schafft GTA 3 trotzdem nicht. Erstens ist mir die beschränkte Speicherfunktion zu umständlich, zweitens die Fahrzeugsteuerung in den ersten Spielstunden zu schwierig, weil übersensibel.
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WindowsGame Over Online
The swell thing about GTA3 is its flexibility. I can run the missions, or just cruise around the town. I can play for five minutes or over three hours (and I’ve done both). It’s more or less an arcade game, but there’s enough stuff going on to hold your interest. It’s not deep and it’s not teaching our children good things about being productive members of society, but it’s fun, and personally that’s all I expect a game to be.
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WindowsPC Powerplay
Auch nach drei Jahren hat das erste GTA in 3D nichts von seinem Charme eingebüßt. Klar: Verglichen mit San Andreas eher ein Dorf, und der triste „grau in grau“-Look lässt mich mit Wehmut ans quietschbunte Vice City denken. Als Budget-Titel allerdings steht der Opa noch locker seinen Mann, und wer die spielübergreifende Story in ihrer ganzen Pracht genießen will, kommt um Teil drei nicht herum.
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iPadGamesbeat
While the controls and visual/graphics engine are feeling a bit long in the tooth, we’d be hard pressed to find anything for mobile devices that is as deeply compelling and console-like as Grand Theft Auto 3: Tenth Anniversary Edition for any price.
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iPadJeux Vidéo Magazine
À force de scandales, de scènes chocs mais aussi grâce à un scénario captivant construit autour de personnages charismatiques et d'une bande-son inoubliable, GTA III reste la référence du jeu d'aventure "bac à sable" ultraviolent. Et ce en dépit d'une jouabilité parfois irritante.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Beau, long, original... GTA 3 dispose de toutes les qualités requises pour devenir un must de la PS2. Déjà censuré pour sa version française, il reste seulement à espérer que ce titre ne ravivera pas la grosse polémique qui a entouré la sortie des épisodes précédents. A ce sujet, il est quand même bon de rappeler que les jeux vidéo ne sont ni plus ni moins qu'une manière de s'évader de la réalité. Partir à la conquête de territoires inconnus, disputer des matches de foot contre des équipes internationales, piloter des vaisseaux spatiaux, ou pourquoi pas, comme ici, endosser le rôle d'un malfaiteur... Où serait l'intérêt d'un jeu qui nous replacerait dans notre vie quotidienne ? Je vous laisse là dessus.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Depuis sa version PS2, GTA 3 n'a pas pris une ride. Bien au contraire ! On peut même dire qu'il a subi un agréable lifting. Mis à part la jouabilité très agaçante, le titre n'a rien perdu de son charme et de son intérêt. Un jeu chaudement conseillé !
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PlayStation 2Gamezilla
As a person who has always considered himself to be an honest, non-lawbreaker type, I was fairly disgusted with myself for having as much fun as I did. This was a graphically violent game that certainly pulled no punches when it came to the money shots. I can’t stress enough that this game is meant for players of an older age bracket, like 17 and up. I must say however, that it was a refreshing change for me as I have never played anything that made being bad feel so good.
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WindowsFiringSquad
Who would I recommend this game to? Grand Theft Auto 3 is for those gamers who like to “tinker” with a game – finding all the secrets, collecting every hidden item, exploiting bugs, etc – just for the hell of it. Those same gamers who liked to play Black & White just to see what the creature would do will like GTA3. Instead of pondering where you creature will take a dump, you can see how many people you can kill before the cops bust your ass.
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PlayStation 2The Video Game Critic
The character models are blocky, but at least their mannerisms are realistic, with the exception of the prostitutes who walk funny and look like they're wearing shorts. Although you can explore the city freely, there are very few buildings you can enter. The difficulty of the missions are wildly uneven, but otherwise GTA3 is a thrilling ride that I would recommend to mature gamers.
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PlayStation 2Edge
The one jarring flaw is the spurious nature of up-close combat – it’s an awkward system that stymies play during hectic hails of gangland warfare, and is doubly infuriating at the end of a protracted campaign. It feels even more unfair when juxtaposed with the wonderfully laissez-faire attitude of the cruising patrol cars. There’s a lamentable lack of freedom for your own criminal genius, too. You’re still boxed in by the whims of your current overlords – any schemes of your own ruthless devising are restricted to trivial pursuits for petty cash. While the coherent and emergent behaviour of the city is limited to a local scale, GTA3 definitely gets one crucial thing right: it’s all about owning the streets, strutting your territory and walking tall.
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AndroidPocket Gamer UK
Despite being a little clumsy to handle in places Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary Edition is a pleasant joyride down a memory lane.
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iPadModojo
In other words, Grand Theft Auto 3 is one of the App Store's best titles, and we strongly suggest downloading it immediately.
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AndroidJeuxvideo.com
GTA III est éternel et sera toujours un excellent jeu. On pourra évidemment regretter le manque de nouveautés et la relative imprécision des commandes mais au final, le plaisir reste intact et c'est bien là tout ce que l'on demande. Compte tenu du tarif pratiqué, on ne pourra donc que conseiller aux nostalgiques comme aux néophytes de rejoindre Liberty City.
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iPhoneJeuxvideo.com
GTA III est éternel et sera toujours un excellent jeu. On pourra évidemment regretter le manque de nouveautés et la relative imprécision des commandes mais au final, le plaisir reste intact et c'est bien là tout ce que l'on demande. Compte tenu du tarif pratiqué, on ne pourra donc que conseiller aux nostalgiques comme aux néophytes de rejoindre Liberty City.
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PlayStation 2Thunderbolt Games
Grand Theft Auto 3 is a good old tale of revenge told with panache, great humour and taking place in a beautiful and beautifully detailed city. While it has been superseded by its own sequels in many respects, there is still much here to admire and discover if you haven’t previously visited Liberty City. Give it a try, and discover why this legendary game spawned an entire genre of inferior imitators.
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PlayStation 2Bordersdown
It's difficult to find anything else to criticise, in all honesty. Sure, the presentation could be slicker, but who cares? As I said earlier, GTA3 is all about pure gameplay, and it delivers, in spades. The sheer depth, the sheer amount of things to do ensure that it's next to impossible to become bored of this game. Sure, the whole thing is totally morally bankrupt, but when it's this much fun, who cares? GTA3 is the best PS2 game so far, the best game released so far this year, and a serious contender for game of the year. And if you don't believe me, I urge you to simply sit down with this game for five minutes. After three, you'll be converted. If you own a PS2, there's simply no excuse for not owning this game.
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WindowsFactornews
Promis j'le f'rai plus m'sieur l'juge. D'un côté, Grand Theft Auto 3 est un chef d'oeuvre de réalisation. Liberté totale dans une mégapole quasiment à l'échelle 1, missions d'une variété incroyable, langage adulte (en Anglais, et c'est tant mieux), immoralité omniprésente. Mais ce tableau idyllique est un peu gâché par une IA à coucher dehors et qui vous fera piquer des crises de nerf digne d'une Milla Jovovitch sur un plateau de France 2 (si vous ne voyez pas de quoi je parle c'est pas grave). C'est ce qui manque à ce jeu pour en faire un véritable mythe, même si l'excellente réputation de la série est déjà éloquente. Les graphismes sont honnêtes, mais on sent bien les limitations de la console derrière que les développeurs n'ont pas pu (voulu ? eu le temps ?) véritablement faire disparaître pour laisser s'exprimer les cartes de dernière génération que nous autres utilisateurs PCs ne manquons pas de courrir après. Un excellent jeu, vraiment, mais boudiou pourvu qu'ils patchent l'IA !
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AndroidHasta los Juegos
Si has jugado al resto de los 'Grand Theft Auto' y quieres saber cómo comenzó la saga en 3D, ponte en la piel del protagonista más parco en palabras de la historia, Claude, y convierte tu iPad, iPhone, o dispositivo Android, en un templo de la violencia y el caos.
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iPhoneHasta los Juegos
Si has jugado al resto de los 'Grand Theft Auto' y quieres saber cómo comenzó la saga en 3D, ponte en la piel del protagonista más parco en palabras de la historia, Claude, y convierte tu iPad, iPhone, o dispositivo Android, en un templo de la violencia y el caos.
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iPhoneIGN
Grand Theft Auto 3 was a technical marvel ten years ago. Seeing the experience all over again on a tiny screen evokes the same feeling of awe. It’s going to take a lot of retries and patience to beat Grand Theft Auto 3’s story and auto-aimed big battles (if at all), but the open world is truly legendary, today and a decade ago.
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iPhoneGamereactor (Sweden)
Men det är varvat med goda portioner njutning. Njutning av att återigen sätta igång uppdraget The Exchange. Njutning av att stjäla en illröd sportbil av en rik spoling och sedan demolera den i ett rekordlångt trickhopp. Njutning av den stilbildande anarkin. Sammanfattningsvis är Grand Theft Auto III dock en underhållande och läckert illustrerad historiebok - utan tvekan. Men ställ in dig på att bläddra i den med boxhandskar.
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iPadGamereactor (Sweden)
Men det är varvat med goda portioner njutning. Njutning av att återigen sätta igång uppdraget The Exchange. Njutning av att stjäla en illröd sportbil av en rik spoling och sedan demolera den i ett rekordlångt trickhopp. Njutning av den stilbildande anarkin. Sammanfattningsvis är Grand Theft Auto III dock en underhållande och läckert illustrerad historiebok - utan tvekan. Men ställ in dig på att bläddra i den med boxhandskar.
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WindowsChrist Centered Game Reviews
Grand Theft Auto will always go down as the game series that invented the sandbox genre, and continues to reinvent it. The defining characteristic of the sandbox genre is the ability to do just about anything. A player can commandeer any car, and go just about anywhere. GTA3 is the first game in the series to make the leap to 3D, opening up many new possibilities. The game puts the player in the shoes of a silent mobster, running dangerous, illegal, or immoral (or all of the above) errands for various people. These missions involve murder, robbery, extortion, street racing, transport, and other activities. This is while trying to unravel a story of revenge, as the main character must get back at his former lover, who turned on him in a robbery. The city is very lifelike, bustling with activity. The game spans three islands of the quite large Liberty City, each island becoming available after a certain point in the game.
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AndroidSoftpedia
Grand Theft Auto III: 10 Year Anniversary is a technical achievement but, unfortunately, it’s borderline unplayable game. While it shows how far mobile gaming and platforms have come in terms of quality, it’s let down by complicated controls and the clunky auto-aim system. You could get the game just for nostalgia’s sake or for a quick drive in a car around Liberty City, but trying to complete the campaign will only result in frustration.
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iPadGamekult
Inattaquable sur l'essentiel qui est toujours bel et bien là dans ce portage, le jeu est par contre moins convaincant sur la forme. Car un produit intégralement pensé pour la manette de la PS2 il y a dix ans est forcément beaucoup moins maniable à l'écran tactile, malgré les efforts et les idées des développeurs pour ruser. Les boutons virtuels à l'écran peuvent être déplacés, on peut même changer leur taille, mais rien à faire : après quelques fusillades et courses-poursuites, on vendrait père et mère pour retrouver une bonne vieille manette et la précision qui l'accompagne. La gestion de la caméra et la visée sont donc assez problématiques sur tablettes, et encore plus sur les téléphones avec de petits écrans. Dernier point et pas des moindres, le jeu réclame un appareil récent (Galaxy S2 / iPhone 4S) pour tourner correctement. Sur iPad 1 par exemple, il faudra s'attendre à des concessions sur la fluidité.
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iPhoneGamekult
Inattaquable sur l'essentiel qui est toujours bel et bien là dans ce portage, le jeu est par contre moins convaincant sur la forme. Car un produit intégralement pensé pour la manette de la PS2 il y a dix ans est forcément beaucoup moins maniable à l'écran tactile, malgré les efforts et les idées des développeurs pour ruser. Les boutons virtuels à l'écran peuvent être déplacés, on peut même changer leur taille, mais rien à faire : après quelques fusillades et courses-poursuites, on vendrait père et mère pour retrouver une bonne vieille manette et la précision qui l'accompagne. La gestion de la caméra et la visée sont donc assez problématiques sur tablettes, et encore plus sur les téléphones avec de petits écrans. Dernier point et pas des moindres, le jeu réclame un appareil récent (Galaxy S2 / iPhone 4S) pour tourner correctement. Sur iPad 1 par exemple, il faudra s'attendre à des concessions sur la fluidité.