GTA3Grand Theft Auto 3 (video game)
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"Sure, there's a quest in there," he says, "but the larger world is what makes this such a rich experience." Interestingly, players begin both GTA3 and Morrowind in the role of a freed prisoner.
Although it uses the same concepts as GTA3 it avoids comparison because it's set in the 30s and,lets face it,everyone likes a fight with the mob.
Many other developers have since tried to emulate GTA3 to varying degrees of success, that was until Rockstar came along with its sequel at the end of last year, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
The wonderful graphics make GTA3 look like a cartoon, especially the film-like cut scenes which tell Tony's tangled story.
It's this level of freedom that has earned GTA3 its 18 certificate, making it strictly one for the grown-ups.
Set in the urban wilderness of post apocalyptic cities,it is your job to complete GTA3 style missions in a Twisted Metal: Blackstyle way -by smashing and shooting your way to glory .
Unlike GTA3, you can't take a few hits to hand a few out.
Mafia goes one better then GTA3: The illusion that there are other people living in this city is amazing at times, as cars pull by the road andpeople get out.
The PC graphics are vastly better than those on the PS2, where GTA3 is already a smash hit.
GTA3, by Edinburgh-based DMA design and produced by Take Two software, is the biggest PlayStation 2 seller of 2001 and is on its way to clocking up 500,000 sales in Britain at over pounds 30 a game.
While in every other way it's the game Driver should have been, GTA3 could have found more favour with parents if it had followed Driver's lead in cutting down on gratuitous violence.
SCEE's development arm, Team SoHo, portray the kind of lifestyle found in GTA3, proving that thug-based action with a North London accent is another winner.