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  • Summary: The PC version features enhanced 3D audio. Environmentally scaled and referenced from the player's perspective. Create your own customizable Liberty City radio station, using the built-in mp3 player. State-of-the art visuals utilizing the latest PC hardware render the city more beautifullyThe PC version features enhanced 3D audio. Environmentally scaled and referenced from the player's perspective. Create your own customizable Liberty City radio station, using the built-in mp3 player. State-of-the art visuals utilizing the latest PC hardware render the city more beautifully than ever in 32 bit color. The skinnable player character enables fans to create and upload their own skin textures and to use a scanned-in photo to play as themselves. [Rockstar] Expand
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Score distribution:
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  1. 100
    If you’re an action gamer like me you will probably play every last penny of this AWESOME game!
  2. 100
    The perfect gaming experience. Anyone who doesn't like it is a pansy wuss who needs sense beating into them with a baseball bat, and that's a fact. Capiche?
  3. A stunning, involving experience that, though not for everyone, will appeal to both the gamer looking for a long, structured action/adventure game and the one looking for loosely organized chaos.
  4. PC Gamer
    92
    One of the very best things about this game is its almost total lack of any visible interface. [July 2002, p.56]
  5. 90
    What started out as a 10-minute compatibility check turned into an all-night rampage, after I got past all the bugs that is.
  6. The number of different ways you can play GTA III is astonishing.
  7. 80
    As shocking, unsettling, and addictively compelling as a viewing of HBO's "The Sopranos." It's just that brilliant of a game. Capiche?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 80
  2. Negative: 6 out of 80
  1. RingoE.
    Sep 13, 2002
    10
    Best Game ever!, great story line, almost no moving bounderies and incredible variety. Recommended!
  2. RyanC
    Jan 16, 2008
    10
    This game was my favorite for a long time, and still is one of my favorites. Maybe it can't stand up to more recent releases of the GTA This game was my favorite for a long time, and still is one of my favorites. Maybe it can't stand up to more recent releases of the GTA series, but for its time, best of the best. Expand
  3. DanielV.
    Jan 27, 2010
    10
    I first played it on PS2 and couldn't get enough. When I saw it on PC, me being a PC gamer, I *bought* it without hesitation. At first, I first played it on PS2 and couldn't get enough. When I saw it on PC, me being a PC gamer, I *bought* it without hesitation. At first, I was sorta flustered about the lock-on system, or, rather, lack thereof, but after a while, I came to find the aiming system was far better. Rockstar made the right move. And with the option of skins, mods, and the very cool mp3 radio station, it makes the PC version better than even its PS2 counter-part. Expand
  4. Mar 8, 2014
    9
    There is one problem with this game... the fighting. You'd think the fighting would be ok in a game about being a criminal, which involvesThere is one problem with this game... the fighting. You'd think the fighting would be ok in a game about being a criminal, which involves fighting but no. Half the punches miss. However, the rest of the game is great. Expand
  5. Jan 6, 2014
    8
    Foi a partir daí que a revolução na industria dos games mudou radicalmente.Foi a partir daí que a revolução na industria dos games mudou radicalmente. Expand
  6. Nov 18, 2016
    7
    Спасибо за вклад в индустрию.
    Я признаю, что GTA 3 изменила игры навсегда, но она уже начинает стареть.
    По-скольку это первая 3D гта, то тут
    Спасибо за вклад в индустрию.
    Я признаю, что GTA 3 изменила игры навсегда, но она уже начинает стареть.
    По-скольку это первая 3D гта, то тут много всяких отсутствующих фишек или геймплейных особенностей, которые присутствуют в последующих частях и это отсутствие раздражает. Не совсем правильно сравнивать эту часть с другими, но уж так получилось, что перед этой частью я сыграл почти во все последующие. А так же игра купленная в стиме, не особо хорошо оптимизирована под новые системы.
    Игра довольна сложна, как и все части до GTA 4. Музыка в игре хороша, хиты прошлого века здорово бодрят во время погони. Сюжет нормальный, ни на что не претендует, просто нормальный.
    Вообщем игра уже начинает устаревать, если хотели поиграть, то лучше сделать это сейчас.
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  7. WillamS.
    Jun 23, 2004
    0
    It's way to laggy and it's very boring.

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