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Grand Theft Auto III (PS2)

by Rockstar
PlayStation2
 Ages 18 and Over
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (239 customer reviews)
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  • Mob bosses need favors; gangs want you dead
  • Both narrative-driven and nonlinear gameplay
  • A fully realized 3-D city
  • Hundreds of characters and 50-plus vehicles
  • For 1 player
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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation2
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 18 years and over Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game

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  • ASIN: B00005NZ38
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 13.6 x 1.4 cm ; 141 g
  • Release Date: 26 Oct. 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (239 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,113 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

Grand Theft Auto 3 lets you explore the fully realised universe that is Liberty City, and complete gangland missions. You can steal any car you see, from sports cars to taxis, and even boats. There are over a dozen ways to take out other characters, including fist-fighting, baseball bat, handgun, Uzi, rocket launcher, and Molotov cocktail. The game world has unpredictable weather, a variety of pedestrian types who act in unique ways, changing times of day and night, and a multi-tiered, fully corrupt police force. The revenge plot offers strong story elements that are balanced with the game's non-linear freedom-of-movement.

Amazon.co.uk Review

Ever fancied being a tooled-up hoodlum, living on the wrong side of the law and mixing it up with street gangs in a war over turf, drugs and cold, hard cash? Welcome to Grand Theft Auto 3 on the PlayStation 2. Big brother of previous outings on the PSone and PC, GTA 3 has gone fully 3-D to bring the fictitious environs of Liberty City to life. Any worries about graphical speed on the PS2 are quickly dispelled the first time you carjack a taxi and take off like a lunatic, mowing down the innocent and incurring the wrath of law enforcement. This is silky-smooth stuff and the graphical details are truly awesome--all the vehicles are fully deformable and ripping off car doors reveals a driver complete with steering wheels inside.

Sonically, GTA 3 cannot be beaten; in-car tunes are provided from one of nine radio stations, each with its own distinct feel, and the sounds of the city are all here too; walk around for a while and you'll hear far-off police sirens, motorists abusing one another and general chit-chat as people go about their business.

The game is very open-ended. Its major focus is the mission-based goals--start out as a convict accidentally sprung from jail and work your way up to become a shining light in one of the city's controlling gangs. If that gets dull, hijack a cab, police car, ambulance or fire engine and carry out missions suitable for your mode of transport, and if all else fails, find the ludicrously dangerous looking ramps and hit them hard for some big air and big cash bonuses.

It has to be said that GTA 3 fully warrants its 18 certificate, dealing as it does with mob warfare, indiscriminate murders, auto crimes, prostitution and more. The language gets a little "fruity" from time to time and you can't help but wince as you watch innocents get in the way of a good firefight. At the end of the day, though, this is a game and nothing more; thankfully, it's a good game, a very, very good game in fact, so buy it now. Or we'll send Luigi and the boys round. --Chris Russell


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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars over a month of pure entertainment 25 Mar. 2002
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I bought this game on february 6th, and only just completed the central story last night (march 24th). Thats pushing 2 months. I played it almost every day, and some days more than made up for the days i didnt have time to play it. Since buying GTA3 i also bought SSX tricky and devil may cry, both are (in my opinion) some of the best games on the PS2, but i keep finding myself coming back to GTA3. Thats how addictive it is.
If you are reading this, considering buying GTA3, try to play either GTA or GTA2 first, then you will really appreciate the jump from 2D to 3D. And what a jump it is! From the top-down view of the first 2 games, to the crazy taxi style view of GTA3. Only Metal gear solid 2 rivals the graphics of this, and in my opinion, it beats it, considering there is about 5 seconds loading time between cities, and only about 30 seconds loading at the start.
GTA3 is the first game in the series with a proper storyline. It may be a clichéd mafia story, but there are many unique twists which keep it alive.
If you have played GTA or GTA2, you will know how exciting the police chases are, but you havn't lived until you have experianced a GTA3 police chase. Because of the 3D graphics, many new escape routes are available, and now helicopters chae you too, and if you have a rocket launcher, you can shoot the choppers down too.
The sounds of the city are amazing too, as everr car makes some sort of noise, as well as the pedestrians, who come out with random quotes. when you get in a car, there are 8 (i think) GTA radio stations, ranging from Hip-hop to Classical and the hilarious phone in station Chatterbox.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lesson to us all 30 Oct. 2001
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Have you been patient? I have. I refused to preorder my copy incase the hype was to fall flat on its face. However, after popping into my local store and picking up GTA3 on Friday morning, the hype was standing proud...sticking two fingers up at the cynics!
This game is fantastic. It is one of the most open-ended, non-linear games I've ever played. Remember this is not a "life" simulation, and does not hope to recreate the most minute detail.
Liberty City - is a busy active place to live. The makers have "gone to town" with this game, and have breathed life into an already fantastic genre. The graphics are great. No their not Gran Turismo beating, but they were never meant to be. The style is always simple and effective. The cut scenes are very well done, with the voice acting being off a suitably outstanding nature. You really feel that you've been taken under the wing of the local hoodlums, and have a chance to prove yourself. Anyone who accuses this game of being repetitive, should take a good, long look at themselves. The choices are massive. Why not take a break from the missions, and improve those driving skills? Many jumps are to be found, and the desire for greater leaps never fades.
The evening rolls in on an otherwise sunny day. Headlights blur gently into the horizon, and rain starts to fall. Watch those handbrake skids,as it gets awfully slippy when the skies have opened.
Don't fancy getting into a one on one? Stay in the car, and mow the perpetrator down.....or how about sticking that UZI against the glass and riddling him/her with bullets? The choice is yours. ALWAYS.
Grab some munchies...a few cold ones...and get ready for endless fun.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect 11 May 2002
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For the first time I can say I have played a perfect game.
This takes the concept from its two predecessors on the PSOne and betters them. Instead of the previous "2D" view we are offered Driver-Style 3D interaction in a New York style city; Liberty City.
The graphics in this game are impressive, very impressive, it took me a few minutes when playing the game to realise that it wasn't an FMV I was staring at. The entire city is full of colour depth and high resolution. And unlike predecessing similar games (Driver 2 for example) things don't fade out of view as soon as they're in view. Explosions, guns, blood. It all looks very real in GTA3.
Onto the gameplay, and yet again GTA3 blows you away. You can do just about anything in Liberty City. Blow up a car, mug an old lady, beat a prostitue to the ground and steal her money, hi-jack an aeroplane. The initial concept for gameplay is to complete a series of missions in succesion which eventually propells you to becoming the city's most violent and notorious gangster. Should this not intreague you or, whilst playing GTA3, you just get bored of it... there's an infinite amount of other attractions in the city to keep you occupied.
Onto sound, usually with graphics this good sound is sacrificed as a result; but not with GTA3, you're offered top quality sound with a very "stereo" feel to it. And the 'In Car Music' offers entertainement and builds upon the realism factor in the game.
All this said people who aren't fascinated by infinite posibilites in a game may not find this game does it for them. Anyone else I guarantee will want to play this game...
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