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

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


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
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100 thoughts on “Review: Grand Theft Auto 3 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

  1. I see that you made this review in the style of Andrew from App Spy….

  2. will all the same cheats work?

  3. Gonna get this on my Birthday for my Iconia Tab A100 ! congratz people who already got it !!!

  4. I love open concept games because i can do whatever i want !

  5. @guyaneseDJ13 stfu

  6. Is it coming to android? For Xperia Play?

  7. they should have ported gta vice city!!!

  8. @NorthCarolina6 It's on some Android devices. I believe mostly dual core phones and tablets.

  9. someone needs to punch you in the jaw speaking like that lol

  10. Nice job

  11. arr it gonna take me back to good old time when i play gta on pc

  12. if you aren't familiar with what Grand Theft Auto is all about you should be ashamed…you said it like a bauss!

  13. this is for the people who likes full free games for ipad to do this jailbreak your ipad iphone and ask them a program ca

  14. called installous

  15. @duncan33303 so how bad is the language? I really would like to have this but the language is the problem.

  16. @ducan33303 downloading it now!

  17. @TheTnbReport hahaha chill man!

  18. You sound like someone is sucking you off when you talk xD

  19. Why does your voice go up at the end of each sentence?

  20. My hole app crashes any help would be appreciated

  21. @roveroog
    I was just going to comment on that!

  22. the driving needs to be fixed!

  23. Not all games can be played properly on a touchscreen.

  24. is there a gree version

  25. @roveroog HAHAHAHAHA WAS JUST ABOUT TO SAY THAT LOLLLLL LOOKS LIKE U BEAT ME TO ITH AHAHHAHAHAHAH FCUKING GERMANS

  26. @The101maham bro its soon gonna get updated ..wait for a week or so..

  27. @NorthCarolina6 its on xperia play and controls with the buttons also, scene some videos of it

  28. Hey, I have no idea of the android/iphone market
    I am looking forward to buy one of these, for about 300/400 bucks, obviously one that can run this game and supports multiple apps
    What should I look forward to?

  29. If you are going to do all of these fancy camera angles you at least need to get a better desk.

  30. @iShowYouGamesAndTech but its too expensive, the 4S which is the version that can play games costs 200 more euros then the samsung galaxy s2 and it can play games too
    I don't know, I will see it too

  31. I wish I had and iPhone 4s T.T

  32. @ 0:07 0:13 0:16 0:26 urgh cba too many sentences !

  33. wait what was that tier for in the top right corner in the game?

  34. Dis is only gta i have vice city made by me

  35. I have vc

  36. Why does the ipod touch 4g have no blood in the game?

  37. @NorthCarolina6 It is on the x play and controls work on it right now!

  38. @roveroog Radio voice, brother. Radio voice.

  39. I got this on my 3GS for 2.99 and it runs pretty good:)

  40. i got mine for 2.99 40% off untill now to dec 29th hurry get yours now

  41. @superniceandre Ok, back up your comment. Tell me why it sucks.

  42. @superniceandre more free games on the android though. u just have to deal with the ads.

  43. can someone plzz give me there apple account if they have bought GTA3 im not gonna get another itunes gift card cause i got a ipad……Someonebplzz and when im done downloading the game ill tell u that u can change ur apple passwerd

  44. I got the full version of this game 4 FREE. If u want to get it for free too, simply go to the app store and search/download app trailers; which is free, then make an account and tap videos on the bottom left hand corner. Then tap use bonus code and enter "freefromapple" YOUR WELCOME!

  45. I have a iPhone but it lags to bad to play help!

  46. @Thevirusjoe does it work with any game??

  47. I'm can't find out go

  48. I have the game on my iPad and I can't figure out how to shoot in the car… I push the shoot button and nothing happens… Can anyone help?

  49. Great game but sometimes it shuts down after failin a mission and i get redirected to my ipod home screen :s is it just me or am i doin sometin wrong?(apple noob) thx

  50. What case is that?

  51. duncan, nice review…….one thing i may have issue with is the left-right arrows for driving…..i wanna know can you change it to the virtual joystick that you use for running and walking and use that for driving? i understand that chinatown wars can let you customise that. can that be done on gta 3 aniversary edition?

  52. How do I get a mission

  53. mine doesnt even let me play it for more than two secs before it closes

  54. Thanx! Very good post. I subbed to you channel!

  55. they should have done GTA Sanandres

  56. i bought for 1$ on president weekend

  57. 俺のやつはiPhone4だからカクカクするよ…(´Д` )

  58. Go to the app store, downlowd the app, "App Trailers" once it's finished downloading, tap on it the tap videos on the bottom left-hand corner. Then tap enter bonus code and enter, "freefromapple" you'll get any 1 app in the app store for free. YOUR WELCOME.

  59. same

  60. Doesn't work. I tapped videos and all there is is a list, not enter bonus code. FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE

  61. it worked for me.^^^TROLL TROLL TROLL TROLL TROLL TROLL TROLL TROLL TROLL TROLL TROLL TROLL^^^

  62. it might have said refer a friend or sumthing similar though for some reason. idk why

  63. To get a free $10 iTunes gift card go to the app store and look for an app called "App trailers" then use my code "darksaiyan9000" to get a boost for your gift card (Make sure you use the code for your boost)this is not a joke it's 100% real, free, easy, and legal thumbs up do everyone can see this

  64. its sad how this game doesnt support 3rd gen devices. lazy developers…

  65. It's $0.99 right now!!!

  66. GOOOOODDDD !!!

  67. 99 cents now memorial weekend sale rank 1 in app store

  68. Can u get it on I pod 4 plz replay

  69. im gunna get it

  70. @fred15228 Yes

  71. really? it looks pretty real to me, i'm playing it right now on my ipod touch and its pretty badass, you should try downloading it off installous.

  72. Actually, I'm not cheap, I bought it with money and I've beat the campaign already.

  73. Its not that, its that the 3rd generation iPhones and iPods dont have the graphic capability to run a game like this.

  74. they do actually… 600 mhz should be plenty enough for something like gta 3. and they have lower resolutions to have lower res textures. its the developers i tell you!

  75. yes

  76. Is it as hard to ride the dodo as it is in the other consoles?

  77. Get a better Mic

  78. Duncan's mic is decent. Turn up the volume.

  79. Or upgrade your speakers if they're old.

  80. add me in game center lanier123

  81. Speaking of gta 3 on the iphone. I recently downloaded it and I noticed that whenever I walk near a black person wearing headphones, the sound of cymbals starts playing. Anyone care to explain?

  82. Can I play this on my iPod touch 3g

  83. Why bother. The graphics woud look horrible considering the chip the 3rd Gen uses.

  84. because it would make more money, the money could be used to make more optimizations or use a better engine. plus 3rd gen devices are more than enough for a game that could run on a 300 mhz device.

  85. why is it everyone's iphone looks so much bigger in their hands than mine? im not big or fat either… i can barely use the directional buttons on most of my games.

  86. I know this is an old comment but just so you know I runs fairly well on the iPhone 3GS. I don't know about the iPod Touch 3g however.

  87. 4th or 5th will work

  88. but then you have to take in account the amount that people would spend for new devices.

  89. СКАЖИТЕ ГТА 3 пойдет на айфон 3дж ? или гта вайс сити? и другие платные приложения ,гоночки???там нфс?пойдут??

  90. Vice city is better

  91. I got vice city on my iPod when someday I get gta

  92. i mean gta 3 was the first 3D gta so.

  93. It's good on vita

  94. Cool

  95. Damn man iphone 4s still rocks, even that is 3 years old

  96. Wow his voice really change from now

  97. Who's watching in 2016

  98. he came so far

  99. It's not a PS2 port, it's a PC port because when you type an pc cheat codes with a keyboard app while playing the game for example: GUNSGUNSGUNS it will work

  100. If you don't know what grand theft auto is about,you should be ashamed—AUSTIN EVANS

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