Grand Theft Auto 3 fires towards fondleslabs
Liberty to roam the city
This time ten years ago, Rockstar's first 3D rendition of the GTA series was keeping PlayStation 2 owners up all night. Grand Theft Auto 3 now seeks to inflict similar insomnia on fondleslab fanatics, after it was released today for iOS and Android.
While controls have been optimised for mobile devices, the game is otherwise unchanged, porting a healthy dose of cop-killing craziness and drive-by drug deals to those on the move.
Priced at three quid, it's a lot of bang for the bus and should keep those with itchy trigger fingers patiently at bay, awaiting the arrival of Grand Theft Auto V.
Does anyone play these?
I'd drop £3 for the novelty value, but I'd never finish the game with those controls. Does anyone here actually play through games like this on iPhone? How do you avoid dropping the iPhone the whole time while holding it and using both thumbs? Am I just an old codger who doesn't get it? (I used to get it, but then "it" changed, and what I got wasn't "it" any more.)
I paid for and installed this on my Galaxy tab. It spent over 15 mins downloading stuff before breaking i.e longer than the timeframe Google allow for getting a refund.
Incidentally, Google's refund policies appear to violate distance selling law in the UK...
I've been playing GTAIII on my iPhone 4 for most of today, and I'm now a few missions into the second island. So in the case of this game, I'm definitely going to try and complete it. The controls are pretty decent, so it's not like some ported games that just don't work on a touch screen. There are plenty of games on the iPhone that I can't be bothered to complete thanks to shite controls.
I'd say to only real drawback is performance gets quite laggy and slow when there's a lot going on. I'm sure the iPhone 4S is fine but my old iPhone 4 is single core so it struggles in comparison to all the dual core devices the game supports.
I tried playing a similar style game on an ipod touch. I found it a real pain in the butt and was always loosing control. Maybe if you spend long enough playing then you can get used to it..
I'm still playing this on my Pc (when I get round to fixing it) and decided to purchase it on my iPad. For the price of a very large coffee, I have the wonderful Lips106 and Head Radio available for my commute, let alone 'jacking a variety of vehicles just to drive around Liberty City, with camera flare as the sun rises / sets.
Not only is it quite staggering to be playing this game on a tablet, but also for the price of £2.99. A steal, if you pardon the pun.