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Grand Theft Auto 3" Official Strategy Guide for the PC Paperback – 21 May 2002


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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Brady Games; 1 edition (21 May 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0744001579
  • ISBN-13: 978-0744001570
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 1.3 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 349,776 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., headquartered in New York City, is an integrated global developer, marketer, distributor, and publisher of interactive entertainment software games and accessories for the PC, PlayStation(r) game console, Nintendo 64, Nintendo Game Boy Color, Sega Dreamcast, PlayStation(r) 2 and the Xbox(tm). The Company publishes and develops products through various wholly owned subsidiaries including: Rockstar Games, Godgames, TalonSoft, Joytech, DMA Design, PopTop, Global Star and under the Take-Two brand name. The Company maintains sales and marketing offices in Cincinnati, New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Munich, Vienna, Copenhagen, Milan and Sydney.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Voodoo God on 19 Feb 2003
Format: Paperback
If you ever find yourself wondering what to do or where to go in Grad Theft Auto 3, then this guide is for you. It tells you how to complete missions, where secret things are and it has maps of the cities to help you find your way around.
Even if you have finished the game this guide will tell you hints and secrets you didn't even know where there such as how to get a bullet proof car etc.
So, generally this guide is well worth a look into.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Great contents and strategies but bad quality printing. 17 Dec 2002
By F. kar Keat - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I never have the PS2 version of this book, so I can't compare both version. Just wanted to ammend extra to Dr. Paul C. Graviano reviews, and personal point of view as I never seen the PS2 version.
This book is great, however, I still spotted many mistakes that should be fixed. Some of the hidden packages on the map are marked in wrong location. One of them is on the pier, when I went there but couldn't find it, actually it was on the OTHER pier further up. Some of the hidden packages discription & screenshots are misplaced. Don't rely too much or totally on this guide, use your imagination. it will be much more fun.
I use this guide to help me to locate hidden packages, rampages location, unique stunts, secrets and path for checkpoint-to-checkpoint missions. Which is very handy as reference.
Map arrangement could be improved, I hate to flip for description at the back of the page everytime I needs them. It would be better if the map placed on the left page; description on the right page.
However, the paper quality is kind of bad, which can easily peel off. And due to bad maps arrangement, causes too many flipping front and back vice versa, the pages actually peel off from book, and I actually forget about the main portion as I only need the map ;)
If you are buying this book, make sure you get it stamped before start reading.
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
By Far the BEST Strategy Guide I have ever read! 3 Oct 2002
By Dr. Paul - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Okay for anyone who thinks I may be writing an overly kind review, refer to the one I wrote for the Strategy guide for the PS2 version of this game! Needless to say I was somewhat underwhelmed by the book written for GTA 3 for the PS2.
HOWEVER!!! Everything that I conplained about and I mean EVERYTHING that was wrong with the PS2 version strategy guide was addressed and fixed in this version. Apparenly the guy who wrote this book played GTA 3 a lot and it showed in the incredibly detailed and powerfully enthusiastic manner in which the book was written. Where one map would have done okay as in the firt book, he gave you several, all with different colors and excellently labeled icons!
His depiction of mission levels including the Off Road missions (which by the way were all but completely ignored by his predecessor) were written with precision and step by step, easy to follow directions.
One example of the differences in the two books:
Hidden packages map: THe first strategy guide for the PS2 gives a map of each island and a little icon corresponding to the package location, and on the adjacent page a shore sentence telling you where each one is.
In this new book, there are not only maps and FAR MORE detailed explanations of the packages but little thumbnail screenshots showing EVERY package in it's "in game" location! Talk about going the extra mile!!!
While the first attermpt at a strategy guide is more of a glorified hints and tips manual that reads as if it were slapped together after the author went through the game once or twice quickly at most, this book is a bona fide walkthrough of every single facet of the game.
Oh and if you are buying GTA 3 on PS2 and not on the PC? BUY THIS GUIDE ANYWAY! Forget the PS2 version's guide, trust me! You just have to get used to the differences in the control scheme is all. But you will thank me for it later on. Hey if you need the control buttons, the game itself comes with a manual!
In short, while the PS2 guide did have its very limited usage, it becomes all but completely pointless in light of the bigger, better and far more enlightening strategy Guide that was written for the PC, and again this is true even if you only own the PS2 version and have no intention of buying the PC port of the game!
Great book 3 Nov 2008
By J. Ashley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
i used this book cause there is no way i would have been able to get a 100% on the game without it. I started using it for all those secret things that are hard to find. I worked out great and i now have a 100%
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