October 2001 for PlayStation 2.
|Grant Theft Auto 3 looks
remarkably different, but its still the same game weve come to know and love.
The biggest change in this iteration: 3D! But for fans of the old-school top-down point of
view, Rockstar has graciously included that mode, too. So now you can play Grand Theft
Auto 3 in whatever dimension you choose. But theres more. Now you can also
commandeer boats, helicopters, and planes. Oh my.
Youll travel Liberty City
through the major districts: Industrial, Commercial, and Suburban, which correspond to the
three levels of gameplay. The non-linear gameplay is still there. You can take odd jobs,
taxi jobs, or turn cars into scrap, as well as embark on a load of side missions and the
actual plotline missions. Now some missions must be performed at certain times of day, and
the weather changes, which will affect the roads and handling of your vehicles.
Youll claw your way to the top of the gang hierarchy, avoiding swat teams, cops, the
FBI, the Army, and, of course, drive-by shootings from other gangs.
Youll have to wait until October 2001, when Grand Theft Auto 3 ships for
PlayStation 2. Then you can get your fill of illicit vehicular gaming. Woo-hoo!