Publisher: Rockstar Games
Developer: DMA Design/Rockstar North
Platform: Playstation 2, PC, XBOX, Android, OSX
Well this is it, probably the most influential and groundbreaking of the Grand Theft Auto games to date, Grand Theft Auto 3 one of the most popular games for the PS2 and one of my favourite games ever. As many of you might know Grand Theft Auto 5 has come out recently on PC which I am now avidly playing, so I thought it would be a good time to review the first of the series to pioneer the 3D aspect and one of my favourite games of all time. Having first played the original GTA and GTA2 It took me awhile to get GTA3 as we didn’t end up getting a Playstation 2 for awhile and I was stuck playing Driver 2. Not that it was a bad thing of course it’s just most of my friends had PS2’s so I was kind caught out and even when we had sleepovers/parties etc we did that whole “pass the controller around” thing playing GTA3 on the PS2 which I understand now why it’s good to do it that way because especially at parties you want to sort of have a go then chillout not be playing constantly. But I had brought my PS1 specifically with all these multiplayer games and all these controllers (and the multitap) and it seemed like a bit of a waste but anyway that’s what happened.
|Our antihero, the then-nameless thug|
|Grand Theft Auto 1 and 2|
|Claude is betrayed by Catalina|
|Fist fighting (this shot is taken on the Android version of the game hence the action buttons on the bottom right)|
|The Triads from Chinatown in Portland|
|Map of the City from the game case, you can see most characters displayed around it.|
|The world was essentially fully working.|
|Guns could now be aimed and you automatically followed your target when locked on.|
|Doing this was very satisfying the first time.|
|Fwooosh! it's burning time|
|Drive by from "in-car" view|
|The Dodo, probably the most popular vehicle in GTA3 and one of the GTA's most iconic vehicles in the series|
|Sometimes it's good to actually help people.|
|La donna è mobile!|
|Tony Cipriani, The Mafia Capo|
|5-0 in force|
- Find Hidden Packages to obtain weapons at your safehouses.
- Go on Rampages and shoot as many gang members as you can with a different weapon each time.
- Find vehicles for the Import/Export garages.
- Jump the Unique Jumps in slow motion.
- Go off roading in the off-road missions.
- Blow up gang cars in the Remote control car missions.
|Ah the elusive hidden packages, spent a bit of time getting these|
|Te "Liberator" mission|
Well at least I think so.
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