Review: Grand Theft Auto 3 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

Uploaded by duncan33303 on 15.12.2011

Hey guys, this is Austin and today I’m here with a review
of Grand Theft Auto 3 for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
This is a straight port of the PlayStation 2 version and
I’ll say it right off the bat, this is a fantastic port of
an awesome game. If you aren’t familiar with what Grand Theft
Auto is all about, you should be ashamed. GTA 3 is an open
world sandbox game that allows you to have the run of an entire
city with cars, guns, pedestrians and more. You can steal just
about any car you see and use it to get around the very large
city. One of the great things about GTA is how alive the city
is and just how much you can do. For example if you steal a taxi
you can take fares and if you take a police car you can do
vigilante missions which offer a lot of fun when you aren’t on a
main mission. Speaking of you will meet various main characters
as you play through the game who will give you missions. You get
a cut scene with solid voice acting giving you a setup on what
you have to do. Missions can consist of everything from picking
up someone and bringing them to a location, to taking out an enemy
and much more. Navigation is done by way of the map on the top left
of the screen which shows points of interest. Tapping on it will
allow you to get a view of the entire game map. Graphics are
fantastic, especially considering this is an open world game with
lots going on at the screen at one time. While it does look a bit
dated compared to something like Infinity Blade 2 I have zero
complaints about how Grand Theft Auto 3 looks. It also runs quite
well on my iPhone 4S with only the occasional bit of lag when the
screen is filled with action. As the controls are entirely
touchscreen based, they are a bit lacking. Different buttons appear
on the screen depending on what you are doing with a virtual joystick
for walking, a left and right button for driving along with an
assortment of buttons to run, jump, get into a car and more. At the
top right you can see your money, health and swipe to change weapons.
There are lots of little details that really make the game fun. Random
dialogue from people on the street, the excellent radio stations, the
changes in weather and even the sound effects all make the world
very immersive. On the other hand though, there are some issues with
the game being made for a much larger display than the iPhone. Some
bits of the UI are quite small and it’s easy to tell that the cutscenes
were never made with a small screen in mind. Of course if you're playing
with an iPad none of this even matters. If you’ve played Grand Theft Auto
3 you can expect the same experience on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
It’s excellent fun to blast through Liberty City and just cause mayhem
without even bothering with the missions and that’s what I love best about
open world games and GTA in particular. If the language, violence and subject
matter aren’t a problem for you for $5 in the App Store, I highly recommend
Grand Theft Auto 3. If you enjoyed definitely be sure to leave this video a
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