Review by Happybuddha311
"For people like me who always say gameplay over graphics."
This game is amazing it has to be one of the best video games of all time.
Gameplay-10/10 This Game is a little bit different from the others as you can choose what gang you want to do missions for, you don't need to kill people to get a meter high or anything just go to the phones. This game has some really fantastic features that are missing in the other 2, such as the Motorcycles, the Bike and the Super Bike. Those two vehicles can school the crap out of any car in the game, problem is when you crash you crash BIG TIME. One of the best features is random missions you could get from entering a parked car, and of course one of the best missions of all time, the bomb the police station with the gas tanker. One of the features that is taken out is the Car Cranes where you could take a car, get some cash then if you where good enough at aiming blow up the care for more money. The Best thing about the original Grand Theft Auto was the Statistics that it kept, GTA3 also has statistics, except it doesn't show one big thing, CARS STOLEN, in a game called Grand Theft Auto you would assume that this is part of the game.
Controls-8/10 The controls are somewhat confusing, and take a little bit of time to learn. The only real problem is that you move the in the way the guy is facing, for example if he where to be facing left you would push left to make him go straight. Takes a little bit of time to get used to but it isn’t that hard after a while.
Graphics-2/10 God Awful 8-bit graphics, this game could have been done on the NES if it would only be one city, and it would probably look better. However if the game actually did take a Third person view, everything would look terrible. However bad the graphics may be you can tell the difference between a car and a person and that should show you where your focus should be in games.
Sound-11/10 Yes, the sound isn't that great you say? Ever try just opening the game deck while playing? After loading, this game does not need the disk anymore providing you with the opportunity to pop in your favorite CD in and you can listen to your favorite band (only in the cars) while you run over everyone. Those bad graphics actually come in handy for something.
Replay-numbers can't describe the replay it's that good/10 This game has many missions as well as a large amount of fun things to do and try, also this game has a multi-player function which is rather fun.
Overall-10/10 Bad graphics actually come in handy for this game, as you can pop in a CD and listen to some music while running from the stupid cops of Liberty City. With tons of missions, this game is fun to mess around in or try the missions, the mini-games in between cities are fun and well the whole game is very well put together, Good job RockStar.
NOTE This game has been rated “M” for mature by the ESRB, which means you may need Mommy or Daddy to be present with you to buy it.
Reviewer's Score: 10/10 | Originally Posted: 06/12/02, Updated 05/11/03
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