Grand Theft Auto III: 10 Year Anniversary Android Review
3 September 2012
Conclusion: Grand Theft Auto III: 10 Year Anniversary is a technical achievement but, unfortunately, it’s borderline unplayable game. While it shows how far mobile gaming and platforms have come in terms of quality, it’s let down by complicated controls and the clunky auto-aim system. You could get the game just for nostalgia’s sake or for a quick drive in a car around Liberty City, but trying to complete the campaign will only result in frustration.
[Review] Grand Theft Auto III For Android Brings Criminal Shenanigans To The Palm Of Your Hand
1 December 2011
Summary: If you’re looking for a game with an incredibly enthralling storyline, or just looking to kill some time, then GTA III: 10 Year Anniversary could be your new best friend. The gameplay is as addictive and stunning as the original with the added benefit of fitting right in your pocket. My only complaint is that I began to get cramps in my hands after playing for a while. Then again, mobile games generally aren’t that great for marathon gaming.
Excerpt: Our protagonist – Claude, Fido, Nameless; whatever you want to call him – has a serious problem. Betrayed, shot and left for dead after a successful robbery by his megalomaniac, power-hungry girlfriend Catalina, he finds himself in the back of an armoured police van en route for a lengthy stay, care of Liberty City’s trigger-happy, donut-munching finest. Yet, despite the dire circumstances it would seem Lady Luck has not abandoned him entirely just yet.
Excerpt: The game that changed the gaming industry and inflamed parents across the globe thanks to its unabashed encouragement of senseless violence recently turned 10. To celebrate, Rockstar has re-released the classic for newer iOS (iPhone & iPad) and Android devices for a shocking price of $5. Essentially it’s the same experience most will remember, just with virtual controls to accommodate a touch screen.
Excerpt: Grand Theft Auto 3 (GTA3) is in many ways an amazing game. Rockstar has done a great job of melding mission-based gameplay with the freedom of an open-ended world - GTA3 is a game that provides both an interesting storyline and a large living and breathing city filled with bonus power-ups and weapons, secret spots, and hidden vehicles.
Excerpt: The Grand Theft Auto series didn’t start with Grand Theft Auto III ; there were more than just two games before it and a lot more since. But really, it did start there. Not the series, but the rampant obsession within the industry for street-level sandbox games, or open-world gaming if you prefer.
Excerpt: The vice-filled world of Grand Theft Auto has arrived on the PlayStation 2. Now you can immerse yourself in the shadows of Liberty City, USA and do whatever you like. For those of you who are purists, you can still play in the 'birds-eye-view' mode, if you like. However, the third person views (and even first person while driving) allow for a much better appreciation of the details of Liberty City and provide a nice view to the sin and debauchery which thrives there.
Excerpt: In Grand Theft Auto 3 , you play an unnamed thug who, after getting sprung from a prison transport, goes to work for the local crime syndicate. The basis of the game is to work various jobs from certain higher-level members of the syndicate, all the while doing as you please in the very alive Liberty City.
Pros: Immense living city, Great voice acting and music, Great as both mission-based and nonlinear, Lots of things to do
Cons: Graphics are the weakest element, Auto-aim takes getting used to
Excerpt: The Revolution known as Grand Theft Auto III arrived on the PS2 in late 2001 and it changed the console videogaming world. Not only was the Revolution televised, it is also interactive. For years the label of “Adult game” or “Mature title” was corrupted by rock/paper/scissors stripping titles on the PC and “all bloodletting and no gameplay” titles like Time Killers.
Conclusion: Overall a great game which is quite possibly one of the best we've seen so far on the PlayStation 2. The only downside is that action becomes quite repetitive, but there's so many plus points to the game including the lucious 3D, the 5 hours of radio stations, and the top quality presentation, making Grand Theft Auto 3 a must-have title.