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Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto III

  • Publisher
    Take-Two Interactive
  • Developer
    DMA Design
  • Release date
    22 Oct 2001

Wrongdoing is justified, despite all the trouble. The notorious Grand Theft Auto arrangement now in third measurement in obscurity and weather beaten black market of Liberty City. With the opportunity of everybody to go anyplace, Grand Theft Auto 3 offers the dim, charming black market very close, should you have the stuff to go far. Set in the fictional Liberty City in 2001, Grand Theft Auto III begins a new continuity separated from its predecessors. The game's narrative follows the adventures of Claude, a silent criminal who was betrayed by his girlfriend Catalina during a bank heist. Claude begins to work for different factions in the crime-riddled Liberty City, including the Mafia, Yakuza and corrupted figures. The critically acclaimed blockbuster Grand Theft Auto III brings to life the dark and seedy underworld of Liberty City. With a massive and diverse open world, a wild cast of characters from every walk of life and the freedom to explore at will, Grand Theft Auto III puts the dark, intriguing and ruthless world of crime at your fingertips. With stellar voice acting, a darkly comic storyline, a stunning soundtrack and revolutionary open-world gameplay, Grand Theft Auto III is the game that defined the open world genre for a generation.

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AGM score 85%
IGN 9.6
GameSpot 9.6
Metacritic 63
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About Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto III is released by Take-Two Interactive in 22 Oct 2001. The game is designed by DMA Design. Grand Theft Auto III is a typical representative of the Adventure genre. Playing Grand Theft Auto III is a pleasure. It does not matter whether it is the first or a millionth hour in Adventure, there will always be room for something new and interesting. Thrilling levels and gameplay Grand Theft Auto III will not leave anyone indifferent. The complexity of gameplay increases with each new level and does not let any player get bored.

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The story

This section tells the history of the world of Grand Theft Auto III

LIBERTY CITY, USA. The Worst Place in America. 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 here.

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Author: Markus Schwerdtel
Date: 2002-07-01 15:12:00
Finally the gangster hit GTA 3 made it from the Playstation 2 to the PC - and how! In the test, Grand Theft Auto 3 impressed with a lot of freedom, great atmosphere and unimagined play options,

The red and white sports car slides to a stop in front of the Portland playground. This is where the Diablos, a gang of dealers who control this part of Liberty City, meet. A single man hops out of the car, the submachine gun at the ready. Just a few seconds later, five Diablo members are lying on the floor. The lone killer grabs a briefcase full of dollar bills. The Latino gang should have kept their hands off the protection money of the Yakuza, which commissioned the lone fighter to carry out the return action!

What sounds like a scene from a hard gangster movie is the final of a mission from GTA 3. This no less tough action game was released for Playstation 2 last year. Since then it has been clearing top marks and breaking sales records. The developers drilled out the graphics for the PC version and added some nice gimmicks. In addition, the controls have been perfectly adapted. But technical sloppiness is a nuisance: GTA 3 often refuses to work with the rather unusual combination of Windows XP and Nvidia graphics cards. So wait for the patch to experience the perfect mix of driving and firefighting in a vibrant city.

Betrayed and sold

As a nameless hero, you experience a nasty surprise at the beginning of GTA 3: your girlfriend and accomplice Catalina leaves you in the hands of the police while robbing the bank.

With the help of the inmates 8-Ball, however, the escape succeeds and a vengeance campaign begins against the faithless gangster bride. 8-Ball provides you with accommodation in the red light district of Portland, one of the three boroughs of Liberty City. As soon as you enter this hiding place, you can save - but only if no order is currently open. You are not allowed to secure on the road. This legacy of the console template sounds annoying, but it only slightly diminishes the fun. After all, the missions are crisply short and still exciting on the fifth try. In addition to a bed for sleeping, 8-Ball provides you with a baseball bat as basic equipment.

In the course of the first missions, stronger weapons quickly become available. If you lose out in battle, you end up in prison or in the hospital. In both cases, you lose some money and - worse - all the guns you've collected so far. The failed job can be repeated any number of times.

Only 30 seconds left

Liberty City is a city of long journeys - so a mobile pedestal has to be found quickly. You can also explore the metropolis by elevated or subway, but real gangsters need their own car. You can easily steal that at a red light by dragging the driver onto the street.

The protests, but takes no countermeasures. You should be careful with taxi drivers: They pull you from the driver's seat if you don't leave quickly enough. Stealing gang vehicles is also dangerous: the Mafia sledges are nice and fast, but the men from Italy open fire immediately. On the other hand, it is safe to hijack vehicles parked in a parking lot. There should only be no police car nearby if the alarm system blows for 30 seconds at the object of your desire.

No all-weather tires

From small cars to fast speedsters to heavy ammunition transporters, all cars drive completely differently. It is therefore important to choose the right type for each mission. Damage to the vehicle is clearly visible after car collisions. The bolides lose doors and fenders and eventually even start to burn. The driving behavior remains unaffected - until the final explosion of the vehicle. The weather and time of day, on the other hand, have a major impact: when it rains, the boxes slide wildly around the bends. Visibility drops rapidly at night and in fog. Rear-end collisions are the result. Speaking of accidents: collisions are always without consequences, police cars are excluded. Also, you must not run over pedestrians in front of the law enforcement officers, no matter how nasty drug dealers.

With bat and rocket

GTA 3 not only drives a lot, but also shoots a lot. You get the necessary guns in a variety of ways: The Ammu Nation gun shop gives you the first pistol right at the beginning of your career so that you can put the baseball bat aside. Machine guns from Colombian dealers; the gun man Phil will donate the rocket launcher if you protect his shop properly. The essential sniper rifle is only available in specialist shops. In addition to this precision device, only two of the eleven lead syringes are really important: the rocket launcher and the Uzi. With the latter you can even shoot while driving.

For the family

As an unwilling escape, you are at the bottom of the gangster hierarchy. Luckily, 8-Ball is pulling a few jobs for you with its mafia buddy Luigi. You can drive his girlfriend through Portland or pick up light girls for the police ball.

Such messenger trips are quite easy to master; there is rarely a time limit. If Luigi is satisfied, orders from other mafiosi such as the windy auto mechanic Joey will soon follow. He fights harder bandages and lets you carry out attacks on competing clan leaders. 8-Ball delivers car bombs and similarly explosive toys to its junkyard on the outskirts of the city. Every mission accomplished brings cash, but you never have to budget: weapons and ammunition from the gangster supplier Ammu Nation are dirt cheap. You only need a whopping $ 100,000 all at once - for explosives. Usually, you have earned at least three times as much coal at this point.

The complete test for GTA 3 and additional screenshots can be found in GameStar issue 07/2002 or online as a pdf in the magazine archive.

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