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The revolutionary GTA game
Grand Theft Auto 3 (PS2)
Member Name: passion10
Grand Theft Auto 3 (PS2)
Advantages: Fun long lasting gameplay
When games go from 2D to 3D success is not guaranteed, granted some games turn out to be a stormer when they become 3D such as Mario a 2D platforming legend is now a 3D platforming legend. Meanwhile not all games share the success Bomberman?s movement in to the 3D world was a disappointing, the multiplaying classic is now throw on to a heap with the other rejected titles. So what about GTA? A classic 2D violent game that has appeared on the Gameboy Colour, PC and Playstation.
Any fear lay to rest here, if you never liked GTA ignore all prejudices GTA3 is nothing like GTA one, two and London, its similarities lies with similar characters and similar ideas but the whole 3D thing has revolutionized the title ten fold in what is without a doubt the best Playstation 2 game ever. 3 Islands many gangs, many missions and many hidden packages in this HUGE game. It is quite literally a 3D world, steal cars from all over liberty city and run over pedestrians in them, enjoy massive car chasses from the Police, FBI, Helicopters, and even the Army. There is so much to do and you will not believe such a game can be so stunning. It is all about Gameplay, not only is this game highly addictive, immensely fun and incredibly engrossing it is also hilarious. Listen to Chatterbox FM for an hour and listen to Lazlo and you will be in stitches, pop into the underground and look at the posters including films starring Arnold Stallone. Little bits like this are found all over the place there is so much to do and discover.
The main aim of the game is making money by working for someone you gain money, your missions can involve delivering prostitutes from A to B (and yes you can pick one up yourself) and killing gangs of people with exploding ice cream trucks. There are many sub missions as well, including a Taxi mission, Ambulance missions and vigilante missions in a Police Car. But you don?t have to be doing missions to enjoy this brilliant game blowing up a few cars and r
unning over a few people will get the police to go after you and watch the chase commence. Police Cars will go flying over walls and other vehicles in an attempt to stop you and as you hear explosions ring around you; you can not help but wonder if you will get out of this?
This is not like GTA2, GTA2 was a simple upgrade (or downgrade as some say) of the original GTA. GTA3 is a game some developers should look at and realize that they may need to revolutionize their game (much like the new look Zelda) to keep it feeling fresh. If you miss the old top down view never fear and option to switch to an arial view is possible but by doing this you are taking away what makes GTA3 so special, its complete originality despite it being GTA but in 3D. What probably helps make the game special is the free to roam idea, you will constantly stumble across new areas never seen before and when you open up the next part of the city your desire to explore is immense. SR are not wrong this game is the best game you would have played for a long time.
Music wise the game is very nice with enough Radio stations to suit anyone?s tastes and the sound effects of screaming people and explosions are spot on. Even the hum of the engine be it from a Plane, Boat, Tank, Car of Truck is spot on. Graphically is where the game slips up slightly, Fogging can be seen and there is the occasional pop up but despite this the graphics are nice and detailed enough to make these faults relatively unnoticeable. And since when has graphics ever made a game? Gameplay is the most important part of any game! So What else can I say to recommend such brilliance? Well I am a Nintendo fan and a big Nintendo fan at that and look at the praise I am delivering to GTA3 a well-deserved Ten out of Ten and this game is reason alone to get a PS2! The game is also on the PC so f you don't plan to get the dated console the PC one is always an option
Summary: Brilliant game
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