Grand Theft Auto III Released 15 Years Ago Today


GTA III is a very special game for me. Like the original Resident Evil on PS1, when I first laid eyes on GTA III I fell in love. Its one of those games that revolutionized gaming for me at the time. The 1st time I came across it my friend was on a rampage with a tank. When he passed me the controller I was instantly addicted. 15 years later, and I’m an even bigger fan of the series now.

Grand Theft Auto III is an open world adventure game developed by DMA Designs, and produced by Rockstar games. It was originally released in North America on October 22, 2001. The game takes place in Liberty City, which is based off of New York City. GTA III received critical acclaim, while also generating much controversy over its use of Drugs, sex, and violence. Considered to be one of the greatest games on the sixth generation of video games, and its even considered one of the greatest games of all times.

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The story starts off with main protagonist Claude on his way to prison after robbing a bank in Liberty City. After an attack on the police convoy, Claude and fellow prisoner 8-Ball escape to a safe house. Later 8-Ball introduces Claude to the Leone Family, which leads to a massive crime spree. Along the adventure, Claude interacts with many gangs, deals with corrupt officials, and does a whole bunch of killing.

Grand Theft Auto III was an amazing game for its time. One of the coolest features was the changeable radio stations, that contained over 3 and a half hours of content. The collection of cars was also another thing that made this game shine. One of the biggest WOW factors was that you could pick up a hooker, have your way with her in a back alley, then you can murder her, and take your money back. Sounds pretty messed up when you put it in words.

Every once in a while a game comes along that is so amazing it raises the bar with video games. GTA III did just that! Since its releases 15 years ago, it has sold over 17 million copies. It now is considered to be one of the most popular video game series. Rockstar Games has grown very much in popularity due to the GTA series. Its gained so much popularity, they may break the internet when they announce GTA 6.

Happy 15th Anniversary Grand Theft Auto III

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