Grand Theft Auto makes its first 3D appearance to a more or less great presentation.
DrHyde wrote this review on .
Sound for the game is quite impressive. You'll find that you can simply walk down the street to hear all sorts of things from the pedestrians and the radio for the cars are a nice touch. Most notable is the humor involved in the radio which includes various commercials being played and especially the public radio station for real laughs. The voice work for main characters is nice although your character has no speaking parts.
A lot of the value in the game comes from just roaming the large world. It's possible to take the game's storyline down in about 10 hours, but there are other minor things such as hidden package collecting to do that extend the lifespan of this game. There are also a lot of music stations to listen to and unique jumps to do with the cars you steal. In the end you can spend a good deal of time with the game.
Grand Theft Auto 3 makes an incredible amount of good decisions with only a few minor bad ones. For its first outing in the full 3D land, it is one of best conceived games around. Since its became a staple of the PS2, you can now purchase it with the other two 3D games in the series for $30, one of the best deals around.
The good: Impressive presentation and graphics, very large world to explore, very humorous at times.
The bad: Some control quirks that need to be ironed out, most of the radio stations are pretty generic music.