Grand Theft Auto 3 (mobile) is a revamp of the age old classic (originally a top down game for the computer) put back on the phone/tablet. This game is surprisingly true to the original versions that were put out for PlayStation and Xbox. The game starts out with you being arrested after a bank robbery, and then getting broken out of jail. Once you’re out of jail you can pretty much do whatever you want. You want to hit some random guy with a baseball bat? Go ahead. Want to go pick up hookers? Yeah sure. You want to shoot at the cops and then run away? For sure! The Grand Theft Auto series is built on that freedom to commit crime randomly and basically do whatever you want. It makes for interesting game play and an interesting story line. You can complete missions to earn extra cash and weapons throughout the game. The only drawback to the game is how you control the vehicles. You would hope that once you hopped in a vehicle you could use the phone tilt to control it, but the game only allows for you to steer using on-screen left and right buttons. This makes smooth driving a little difficult. I found myself pinging back and forth across the road running into stuff. Not that it matters, it makes it fun. This game is not recommended for children being that it is graphic in nature.
Grand Theft Auto 3 Walkthrough / Guide
Learning the basic controls as well as what to do in a mission is important. The mission indicators on the mini map help get you around so that you aren’t wandering all over the place. Learning to drive smoothly takes a little practice. The combat system is 3rd person so if you haven’t played that type of shooter, then it also may be a bit hard to get used to it at first.
Graphics: Good. I am surprised at the detail level put into the graphics due to the amount of data this game requires. The app has to constantly draw and redraw an entire city based on where you are, as well as keep track of all the things going on inside of it.
Sound/Music: Classic. The sounds are the normal sounds from the original game, which is all that you could hope for on a phone.
Pros: This has always been a great game, considering it’s basically a copy of the original.
Cons: I already mentioned on-screen driving controls, which I disliked.
Addiction level: High. Once you get wrapped up in the missions, you’re likely not to stop.
Reviewed on: iPhone