Rated 8 out of 10
by Colton262 Great for the time
Sure its an old game but the graphics are up to par for 2001, so no you cant compare it to San Andreas. Play it for the gameplay and the story but not for the graphics. This game receives to much criticism. Are you kidding me! this is what made gta gta. its good for the time so buy it and buy it new. go from gta 3 to gta 4 and see the changes. Oh and it looks a bit better on original Xbox so if you have an original xbox get it for that but its still good on the PS2.
Rated 10 out of 10 by LPrulez54 A Timeless Classic
You may have noticed that I gave this game an all around perfect score, and think that I'm just some sort of fanboy. This is untrue, and while I am a devoted GTA fan, I don't go around giving them all perfect scores. For example, I'm not a fan of the "Stories" games. As far as graphics go, if one were to see this game on a 360, or a PS3, they would be disappointed, but for the game's time period, they were almost revolutionary. Gameplay, while not nearly as streamlined as games like "San Andreas", is again, perfect for it's time, and still excellent today. Sound is on a level I would expect from a modern film. The game's lasting appeal is probably it's best feature, Rockstar has things for you to do long after you've beaten the main storyline. In short, this game is almost art. I recommend that you get this game as soon as possible. At a price of only $5, you can't pass up a game of this calibur.
Rated 9 out of 10 by gamestopguru This game is alright
To be honest i am going to start with the cons, bad graphics, bad sounds....now for the pros, funny story line, different things to do in world, pretty cool vehicles, funny characters.....GTA III is one of the best games in the GTA series, i played GTA San Andreas (amazing game) for a few years and then i decided i wanted to start playing a different GTA game, so first i started out with GTA vice city, not a bad game but the graphics could b better....GTA III better graphics, no map, and less things to do...In GTA SA you could build up certain things such as muscle, respect, fat, and do more things then just earn money and finish missions, which is one of the reasons its better than any GTA game out there. GTA III is perfect for those who wish to go out and b in an open world, instead of having to do mission after mission after mission for money and respect. :)
Rated 1 out of 10 by MafiaMayor165 Seriously, One Of The Worst Games Ever Made!
Rockstar has never dissapointed me with a game until, this grand theft auto is beyond horrible, the storyline is boring, the vehicles are a joke, the city sucks, the weapons are all the same, you cant swim or else you die, and all the characters look like they had there faces beaten with large sledgehammers over and over again. And its way to easy to be killed, 3 pistol shots and your dead, the main character doesnt even speak, the planes are impossible to fly perfectly, there is nothing to do when the story is over, you cant change your clothes, the weapons dont aim at what you want them to, you have to aim a certain way or else he will shoot somewhere else, gta 3 is not only the worst gta in the series, its also the worst gta ever made! Waste of money! You wanna good gta? play gta vice city, or san andreas, or gta 4, dont waste your time with this!
Rated 9 out of 10 by fun game but same game GSstreet52
It's a great game. you can do whatever you want like a sandbox game. The game is very fun. It would keep you busy for at least a month. Let's talk about the storyline you play as a unnamed silent criminal who was been set up by his girlfriend during a bank robbery at the beginning of the game. So basically this entire game is about you try to get revenge by doing errands or jobs or even completing missions for gangs. The graphics are pretty good for it's time but now it really shows its age. The gameplay is fun, the only problem i have with the gameplay was there's only 11 weapons. There aren't that much weapons in the game like there is in gta vc, gta sa, and gta iv (gta 4) which i have. But it is the first gta that came out for the ps2 so respect. Overall this is a very fun game could be a little repetitive and boring but it is fun.
Rated 8 out of 10 by mcshea FUN
Grand Theft Auto III was a great game. The best thing about it is that it was the first Grand Theft Auto with 3D animation and opened the door to all the other awesome GTA's. It has a good story of betrayal and the organized crime world. You fight through many gangs like the Colombian Cartel and Triads. There is a small but good selection of weapons like the AK47, Uzi, flame thrower and more. There are all different types of ways to get around the city like car, train, boats and aircraft. Also there is a wide selection of cars, a long and decently challenging story. So if you're looking for fun. go just pick it up it is a lot of fun and even though the graphics are bad this is an awesome classic. I love playing this game and you will too and the Grand Theft Autos just get better.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Omar Abdel-Aziz gta 3 rocks
grand theft auto 3, san andres, and liberty city stories are the best grnad theft auto games i have ever played this game is realy good becuse you can steel a car crusie around the city joyride do missions this game is great. but the sounds need help the storyline is simple and easy the challenges are easy too beat the inteface is great the graphichs are very impresive for a playstsion 2 this game is graet too have you will love it it wiilll not bore you at all this is a good game too have too your grand theft auto collenction this game is a classic gta game the controls are perfect the sound is good but the wepons sundss need help i had this game for about three years now an it did npt bore me yet there are many weapons and cars overall this is a awesome game too have.
Rated 8 out of 10 by dorkyness619 friggen classic
people say this game sucks. i love it. the cars are sick as are the weopens.its a pretty big city. liberty city in this game is dark and reletively depressing. people will be traitors and go against you and even try to kill you all the time. the graphics suk but the other thinds make up for it. the sound isnt all that great but the stuff on the radio station "chatter box" is hilarious. the music is horrible though. the thing is if you like gta this is great to have in ur collection. gta is one of the best game series ever so just get it to have it if you dont even like it. the newer ones are way better though but this is fun to play every now and then. get it asap used or new. or get the trology for ps2. vice city stories si the best gta for the ps2 but this is just fun.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Game freak 109 Grand Theft Auto 3 Review for PS2
Grand Theft Auto Three is an excellent game for the day and age it was introduced it imitated real life. The game is very interactive whether your on a mission or cruising around in a Cheetah you can interact with the game. The cars is really were it gets fun. In a car you can press the L1 button to change the radio station from a wide variety of stations including my favorite Chatterbox 109. When pressing the R1 button you can hand brake and the rear lights get really bright or press the square button to brake and the lights will get a little brighter press them both together to stop almost instantly. The cars also show damage were it gets hit it will dent, flatten, crack, smoke, and eventually catch on fire and explode. The game is divided into 3 separate islands each one is accessed by completing all the main missions on that island it will then cleverly take you to the next island by incorporating that change into the story and you will usually end up going back to the previous island for the next mission to finish things off. The missions are cleverly tied together to meet other people for the next jobs. there is a very wide variety of weapons, vehicles, people, missions, and all around activity's.
Rated 10 out of 10 by grand theft auto ROCKS brandon
I think you should get because it really opens up the grand theft auto games. The gta games before gta 3 where not 3D they where flat. The cool thing about it is that if use cheats you can have flying cars, tanks, and FBI cars. I love getting past the cops when I'm in cop car pretending that i'm in the chase. Shotguns and flame throwers just own people in the game. When you are in a tank try to act you're in the army because if you get into a chase the tank goes slow. Here are some more tips, when you're getting chased by cop turn around so the cops are coming at you, then take a couple turns get in a new car don't speed yet go at the normal speed limit and then if the cops go by, then when they're gone you can do what ever you want to. So get gta 3.