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Grand Theft Auto III

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Grand Theft Auto III is an open-world action game, a part of the criminal franchise GTA. As the first in the series 3D game with high-quality textures, GTA III became exemplary in its genre.

The action is located in fictional Liberty City. Its map is divided into three parts – each becomes available gradually, depending on the storyline progress. The player takes control of the character from the third-person view.

The classic feature of GTA III is the ability to interact with the world: explore the map either on foot or by car, contact with other characters, visit weapon stores and shoot everywhere. Although GTA III is another chapter of the franchise, its plot is unique.

The story begins with the dynamic bank robbery. During the heist scene, the main character (silent and unnamed for the whole game) gets betrayed by his accomplice Catalina. By good fortune, the protagonist escapes from imprisonment and starts making both ends meet in Liberty City after being deceived. Therefore, his only wish – also the main idea of the storyline – to take the revenge on the former partner.

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP
  • Processor: Pentium III® 450 MHz CPU
  • Memory: 96 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 16 MB Direct 3D Video Card
  • DirectX Version: Microsoft DirectX® 8.1
  • Hard Drive: 500 MB uncompressed free hard disk space
  • Sound Card:Fully DirectX compatible Sound Card
  • Processor: 700 MHz CPU
  • Memory: 128 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 32 MB Direct3D Video Card

System requirements for iOS

iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, Watch 4, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen

System requirements for Android

7.0 and up

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor or better
  • Memory: 1GB of RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 1.5GB of free hard disk space
  • Video Card: ATI X1600, NVIDIA 7300GT, Intel X3100 integrated graphics chip, or better
  • Additional: This game will NOT run on PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) based Mac systems (PowerMac)
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Last Modified: Jul 4, 2020

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    Grand Theft Auto III reviews and comments

    Gameplay 9/10. Graphics 10/10. Soundtrack 8/10. Storyline 9/10. OVERALL 9.0/10.0 (A 9.0)
    «Can’t stop playing»
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    Microsoft from Deutsch
    A fantastic Game when, like me, you are too poor to buy GTA V. However, as far as I cook the most, but that only APPLIES to GTA 3 on Steam, are the Vehicle Textures. In the Steam Version, they're all and that's heavily blacked out without Exception, why? No Idea, it's just like that. Luckily, I am clonter77 from Planet77 and can use Google through my Intellect to download, install and eventually use a Patch that fixes this Texture bug on the Vehicles. If you want to play with normal Textures, like me, google for this Bug with the Tags "Gta 3 steam cars texture bug" and something like that can still be trusted by today's people that they can, this so-called Googling. Otherwise, I can hardly add anything Meaningful here. The Game is fantastic, the Port is flawless apart from the aforementioned bug and otherwise does not cause any Problems, both in terms of Graphics, Sound and Options. All there as it should be. If you are a Fan of the GTA Series you have to get this Part, AFTER all, GTA 3 is the first Part in 3D and by then the Graphics are also relatively good, you have to bear in mind that it was one of the first Games for the Playstation 2. In addition, it should be noted that the History of GTA 3 goes on for many more parts, because from GTA IV a completely new Story begins and only starts with Secrets as a Nod to the GTA 3 Series, as it looks with GTA V, I do not know. I really can only recommend it.
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    Microsoft from Norsk
    When I was a wee little poorly soggy moggy and he was itsa itsa I spent all the CA$H I got for my birthday on a ps2 system and a copy of GTA III. I played it _very_ intensely until the ending credits appeared. Now Im at it again, I shall fly that mutilated Dodo one more time. - blodbad88
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    Microsoft from French
    Good memories of replaying GTA III, great idea to have it on IOS, I play on iPad and it is quick to touch controls. I just have a quick question, when I do fire missions on 1st, Portland, when I complete the 20 missions to unlock the flamethrower nothing happens and I do not have it .. If anyone one has an answer, I'm interested, thank you.
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    Microsoft from Italian
    I am a pure fan of the Gta saga, and of all the R * titles Needless to say, I had (I still have) gta 3 for Ps2 and Pc. It all started under the name DMCA in 97, for the uninitiated .. 3 cities LC, VC and SA Never forget my first time in GTA with the PsOfficial Demo, with this I will have bought gta3 I don't know how many of those times, but if they were to remaster the old three, I would buy it with my eyes closed
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    Microsoft from Italian
    I don't usually write reviews, but, for a masterpiece like this, I make an exception. The same game (as far as missions and contents are concerned) compared to the larger versions (PS2 and PC), already thinking of having such a game in the absurd pocket, in addition, the masters of R * gave us the beautiful HD graphics , there is also the possibility of listening to music from your iPod library ... Thanks R *, look VCS and IV
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    Microsoft from French
    I loved this application, the decor, the missions: perfect! Until the moment I go on the application it cuts, and send me on the main menu of my smartphone! I am very because it had become my application "hobby" and I can unfortunately play it now, it's a shame I was in addition, far from the game, so I have no desire to start all over again given my progress in the game. It's a shame ...!
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    Microsoft from Italian
    The game as beautiful as I remembered (many people who write reviews don't know that this game came out 10 YEARS ago for PC) bugs were fixed in some missions that at the time were stressful. The game is always fun, in some cases the aiming mode with the Smartphone is uncomfortable since it is not fixed behind the character and sometimes must be managed manually. For the rest it remains a masterpiece, even after 10 years I have not lost my hand!
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