Liberty City U.S.A. - Wele to America's Worst City.Product InformationCrime does pay. The hugely successful highly controversial Grand Theft Autofranchise moves into 3 dimensions in the dark and seedy underworld of LibertyCity. With the freedom to go anywhere and jack anyone Grand Theft Auto 3 putsthe dark intriguing and ruthless world of crime at your fingertips if you haveenough guts to take it.You've been betrayed and left for dead. Now you're taking revenge unless the city gets you first. Mob bosses need a favor crooked cops need help and street gangs want you dead. You'll have to rob steal and kill just to stay out of serious trouble. Anything can happen out there. Grand Theft Auto III is a sprawling epic which will show you that sometimes crime can payand sometimes it can pay you back.Product Features Featuring a fully 3-D living city A bination of narrative driven and non-linear gameplay Completely open environment (the game represents a huge leap forward in interactive entertainment) For the first time players are put at the heart of their very own gangster movie and let loose in a fully 3 dimensional city in which anything can happen and probably will. Features a cast of hundreds 50 plus vehicles ranging from sports cars to ice cream trucks and from boats to buses 3 hours of music including opera reggae house drum and bass pop and disco A huge array of street ready weapons Some of the seediest characters in video game historyProduct Reviews"GTA 3 so much better on PC its criminal" - PC Zone"It's the most gleefully sociopathic slice of fun since Mr De Niro asked uswhat exactly we were looking at" - Maxim"The best game in the world" - Play Remended Requirements 700MHz Intel Pentium III or AMD Athlon processor Windows 98/ME/2000/XP 128MB RAM 700MB of free hard disk space 32MB DirectX 8.1 hardware video card 8X CD-ROM drive 500M
With Grand Theft Auto III
, Rockstar proves that not all developers are concerned with toning down the violence in their games. This sequel is even more bloody, violent, and sadistic than its popular predecessors, offering up an enormous 3-D city in which nearly any criminal act is possible. Players are free to steal cars, beat up the local population for their money (or weapons), make time with prostitutes, or simply roam to their heart's content. Those seeking more structure can embark on dozens of plot-driven missions or steal cars that let them play minigames. Nab a cop car and go on vigilante missions. Grab a cab and play a deadly version of Crazy Taxi
. Take a fire truck and earn money putting out fires. The game just never gets boring.
As in real life, there are consequences for your criminality. As your random acts of mayhem mount up, the police start hounding you, eventually calling in SWAT trucks, the FBI, and even the army if you continue down the path of destruction. Shaking these pursuers is easily the most fun part of the game, especially when a bunch of friends are packed in the room to witness your narrow escapes.
Grand Theft Auto III is fine-tuned to near perfection in every category. All the vehicles, from slick sports cars to lumbering dump trucks, handle exactly as you'd expect and smash apart realistically when abused. The three islands in the game are rendered in terrific detail considering their size, and are packed with traffic, pedestrians, and hidden jumps. The audio is equally amazing. Pedestrians talk, cops scream at you, and you can tune in nine different radio stations whenever you are in a car. It all adds up to a monumental achievement: the rare console game for adults that manages to get everything right. --T. Byrl Baker
Note: This review refers to the PlayStation2 version of this game.
- Offers an enormous world for players to exploit, rendered in staggering detail
- Equally fun whether you go on plot-based missions or run around as a freelance crook
- Ultraviolence, foul language, and adult situations mean you'll want to keep this far away from kids
- It takes too long to get from one island to another, making some missions tedious