Grand Theft Auto III
Release date22 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.
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.
In addition to it in 22 Oct 2001 released games such as:
- 🎮 Flower, Sun, and Rain
- 🎮 The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
- 🎮 Golden Sun
- 🎮 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
In addition to Grand Theft Auto III, the representatives of Adventure games also belong:
- 🎮 ASTRONEER
- 🎮 Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I
- 🎮 The Copper Canyon Shoot Out
- 🎮 Tales of the Tiny Planet
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Grand Theft Auto III is versatile and does not stand still, but it is never too late to start playing. The game, like many Adventure games has a full immersion in gaming. AllGame staff continues to play it.
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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.
GTA 3 in the test - the 3D revolution of the Grand Theft Auto series
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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Grand Theft Auto 3 - game review
The review was based on the PC version.
Grand Theft Auto 3 doesn't defend itself! In no way! Anyone who tries to find positive features or values in this game is ... abnormal! Harsh words? And why should you be surprised here - "hot" plays it and sharp words.
About 4 years ago I saw a friend's game (or rather its demo), which at first glance gave the impression of low-budget production of some tiny development company. Despite the not very attractive graphics, I liked the game very much. It was quite simple and carried great playability. Later, I learned from a friend that he was entitled Grand Theft Auto. Some time later, the full version of this game appeared, achieving extraordinary popularity among players. What was the reason for this popularity? What has DMA Design managed to include in its product that it has become so popular and loved by players? Violence? Crimes? Breaking the law? All this was already in other games, such as the famous Carmageddon. So why is GTA playing today and the latest part of the game breaks all world popularity records? The answer can be one and at the same time extremely simple. This game is EXCELLENT! I deliberately used a mismatched word, because "genius" is associated rather with something positive, carrying a solid portion of value. Meanwhile, as I have already mentioned, GTA3 is not even able to raise his head under a hail of allegations made by defenders of morals, guardians of innocence of young people, etc. This game does not represent anything and the only application that comes to my mind is training material for pseudo-gangsters popularly called "tracksuits", explaining how to hack in the capital of Merca at the intersection pulling a guy behind a tailcoat from his cart, how to roll a whore off the street, escape the police or run some suckers on the sidewalk ...
Does it not clear after all that I have written that I am an unbalanced, immature person and I still lack the elementary values that are shaped during my life in society? Calling such a product GIRL I can't be normal ...
GTA3 is doomed to success. Virtually every element of this game is excellent, which is extremely rare in the case of computer games. Very often, there is a situation where a great idea has a very good performance, but some element of the whole is simply poor or underdeveloped, while crossing out the success of the game. GTA3 is beautiful graphics, excellent sound design and unbelievably high playability. First things first.
The major change in Part Three GTA relative to its predecessors is the transition to full "three-dimensional". Now, moving around the metropolis, all elements of the environment are made in full 3D, not as it was previously done in 2D. The view both while driving and moving our hero "on foot" is presented from the third person position, thanks to which the field of view is much larger and "more attractive". The "bird's-eye view" that was used in the previous two parts of the game was not the best, but it was necessary to use it because of not quite efficient computers. It has only been a year since players have had equipment that can pull what we see on the screen while playing GTA3. And you can see a lot ... buildings, people, cars, planes, various types of buildings ... All this is done with great care and attention to detail. First of all, people responsible for creating a virtual city - Liberty City - deserve it, in which we will have to perform all kinds of missions and assignments. In this city, ordinary people live, walk the streets, drive cars, perform everyday activities - it simply lives its own life.
When GTA3 saw the light of day a few months ago, appearing on the PS2 console, the owners of these machines claimed that this game in the PC version would look more like a "slideshow" than normal gameplay - all this was due to the amazing graphics. And in fact, the graphics page of GTA3 is unbelievable. It is hard to compare it to anything because Rockstar Games has managed to achieve a completely new quality. Associations may go in the direction of a few years old Driver, however GTA3 is a product incomparably better made in every respect. Personally, I was impressed by the changing weather conditions - the fog that unexpectedly appears on the streets of Libertyn City is tangible. The same is true with rain, which, apart from limiting visibility, is also the reason for changing the grip of vehicles on the road (including ours). Speaking of vehicle behavior - this is another thing that makes GTA3 profitable, and that's a lot. Although it is a purely arcade game, the creator managed to simulate the behavior of individual cars in an excellent way. Driving a fast sports car, we feel as if it was at least glued to the ground, while getting into a classic American cruiser from the seventies it is difficult to control it due to its high power, weight and poor grip. Trucks, buses are a completely different story - heavy, slow, but with enormous power and "puncture power" (e.g. police blockades).
The police are our main concern in the city. Whenever we cut something we will have it on our backs. If we pass someone, shoot them, steal a car near a police patrol, gentlemen, the police will follow us. While our crime rate (six possible stars) will fluctuate around one or two, our chances of escape are quite high. Policemen are not eager to chase or shoot in the middle of the street. However, as we become more and more searching for action, more units begin to get involved. And so if you have 3 stars on your account, we will see police helicopters flying above our head, not to mention extremely aggressive ground units. When the next "star" arrives to our status, undoubtedly more than one vehicle with special units will get in our way, which do not pay much attention to passersby but shoot us from the machines. Another "whistle" (fifth) is the FBI of its black limousines. These gentlemen are really dangerous and running away from them is really difficult. The reason for this is the fact that they have a large number of very fast cars, which effectively makes it difficult for us to escape or even move on the streets. In addition, when we are forced to leave the vehicle, a hail of bullets from their service M16 will fall on us. The sixth and last star is ... the army. Here, in principle, the matter is clear, because the tanks are coming to the street, from which it is really hard to escape. I admit that I have never succeeded.
The tasks that we will have to perform in GTA3 are very interesting and at the same time not allowing to get bored and fall into monotony. Once we have to steal a car, bring someone to the indicated place, eliminate a certain person, blow up the car, deliver a parcel, steal a vehicle or fight a baseball bat with one of the gangs prowling in the city. Yes, it sounds not so good, but as I mentioned at the beginning of GTA3 I don't even try to be a "nice and nice" game - if you are looking for something like that, I recommend Disney productions. This is the main objection to the production from Rockstar Studios. Is it a slight exaggeration that you can break down a prostitute in order to take her money earned from selling her body, or take the same prostitute to the car and drive with her to a secluded place for known purposes? I do not deny that the enjoyment of the game is very great, however, is the crossing of certain limits not extremely visible here?
Another great feature of GTA3 is its sound side - or more precisely the music. Well, all the music we hear in the game comes from the radio in the car. This is a great idea, given the fact that we have the ability to change stations and thus choose the soundtrack we are interested in (rap, hip-hop, techno, rock, etc.). A very interesting idea that the owners of "PeeS two" can only envy, is the ability to choose the station where MP3s will be loaded into the appropriate directory on the hard disk, so that nothing prevents us to listen to our favorite songs while playing.
As I mentioned, GTA3 is not only great graphics and music. In fact, every element of the game is perfectly refined, additionally raising the overall impression of the whole - I mean, for example, the damage model that was used. Each car has a certain strength and when exceeded, it is simply destroyed. The destruction looks incredibly suggestive and gives the impression of completely natural - broken windshield, bent mask, broken bumper or door - this is normal during a spontaneous escape from the police.
Is GTA3 perfect flawless game then? YES! Didn't I tell you this before? :) It's really hard for me to point out a feature (except of course that this game breaks all moral and social barriers) that could be called a disadvantage. Initially, it seemed that the downside of the game would be unbelievable system requirements, which eventually turned out to be untrue. Yes, for comfortable game in 1024x768 in 32 bits with details set to the maximum you need a computer class Athlon / Pentium 4 1.5GHz, 256MB RAM and at least GeForce 2 Pro / Titanium. However, you can as well play on 500MHz, 128MB RAM and GeForce 256 hardware. So the hardware requirements are not so scary.
After a deeper reflection, I came to the conclusion that the disadvantage of the game may be its length, because I managed to finish it in 5 evenings, playing for 4-5 hours without special attending. Unfortunately, this is not much, and given the lack of multiplayer mode, the game loses a lot in this matter.
I think it's time for a little summary and ... a moment of reflection or maybe even reflection. Can the game in which the daily bread is murders, car thefts, prostitutes be called great? Does this statement clearly prove that the player (in this case the reviewer) does not sin with intelligence and basic moral and social values? And if this player is a completely normal person who works, likes to go to the cinema, theater, hang out with friends, go to the mountains, read books, hold a woman's hand or ski? I admit that GTA3 is an excellent game in terms of playability. And such a statement will undoubtedly be a great medium for all "cheap" moralists who show their lack of knowledge, competence and skills in stigmatizing this type of games as the source of all evil. I agree that GTA3 does not bring anything good except good fun, but pointing out this game as the source of all evil makes no sense. And despite the many hours spent shooting, killing, escaping the police, I will never in my life think that it will happen again in the real world, but some will not be able to understand it ....
Note: The game is intended only for persons over 18 years of age.
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