Grand Theft Auto III

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The sprawling crime epic that changed open-world games forever.
Welcome to Liberty City. Where it all began.

The critically acclaimed blockbuster Grand Theft Auto III brings to life the dark and seedy underworld of Liberty City. With a massive and diverse open world, a wild cast of characters from every walk of life and the freedom to explore at will, Grand Theft Auto III puts the dark, intriguing and ruthless world of crime at your fingertips.

With stellar voice acting, a darkly comic storyline, a stunning soundtrack and revolutionary open-world gameplay, Grand Theft Auto III is the game that defined the open world genre for a generation.

I have enormous respect (and a fair amount of adoration) for the people who make unofficial patches for ageing games. With each generation of hardware and each new operating system, we lose a few more games, and these dedicated folks are working hard to keep that number as low as possible. One of these long-running update projects is SilentPatch, a combination patch for Grand Theft Auto 3, Vice City and San Andreas, three games that share an engine. It updated again just yesterday, and while the...

2018-05-21

Our Graham was the one to post about the BBC making a “factual drama” about the Grand Theft Auto series and Jack Thompson’s crusade against video games, perhaps because I could only frame my response as a series of contorted facial expressions. But no, really, they are doing it, and it’ll star Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Paxton. Well, if they don’t get shut down. Take Two Interactive, the owners of GTA makers Rockstar Games, have filed a lawsuit against the BBC for tr...

2015-05-21

Races have consistently been my least favourite activity and mission style in Grand Theft Auto games, but here I am downloading Grand Theft Auto III so I can play a mod dedicated to the blighters. Liberty City Nights’ creator amibitiously describes it as “the best racing mod GTA III ever saw,” which also implies “the least horrible racing GTA III ever saw,” but that’s not why I’m interested. See, I’m interested in mods which try to recreate or crib...

2014-07-21

Editor's Note: In part 1 of Grand Theft Auto DNA, we explored how vehicles and driving physics evolved over the GTA series. Today, we discuss the role of sandbox environments like Liberty City and San Andreas. Playing a Grand Theft Auto game is a lot like observing an ant farm. The AI-controlled citizens of Rockstar North's worlds drive around, obey traffic laws or blow red lights, loiter on the sidewalk to panhandle and gab with friends, and throw fisticuffs after getting into a fender bender a...

2013-05-02

Editor's Note: In part 1 of our Grand Theft Auto DNA, we dissect the driving system in GTA 3, Vice City, San Andreas, and GTA 4 to understand how driving evolved over the course of those series, and how it should work in the upcoming GTA 5. In August 2001, Sony's PlayStation 2 celebrated its first birthday with little fanfare. More a glorified DVD player than a hot-ticket game machine, the PS2 lacked a system seller, industry jargon for a game so popular that gamers plunked down hundreds of doll...

2013-05-01

PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:

  • OS: Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP
  • Processor: Pentium III® 450 MHz CPU
  • Memory: 96 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 16 MB Direct 3D Video Card
  • DirectX Version: Microsoft DirectX® 8.1
  • Hard Drive: 500 MB uncompressed free hard disk space
  • Sound Card: Fully DirectX compatible Sound Card

RECOMMENDED SPECS:

Recommended: 

  • Processor: 700 MHz CPU 
  • Memory: 128 MB RAM 
  • Graphics: 32 MB Direct3D Video Card

MAC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

  • OS: Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor or better
  • Memory: 1GB of RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 1.5GB of free hard disk space
  • Video Card: ATI X1600, NVIDIA 7300GT, Intel X3100 integrated graphics chip, or better
  • Additional: This game will NOT run on PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) based Mac systems (PowerMac)
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Most fun 3D Universe GTA game.
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