December 21, 2011

Grand Theft Auto 3 for iPhone Review

If you had told me 10 years ago that I would be playing Grand Theft Auto III on my cell phone, I would've had you locked up for insanity. However as technology has changed some of our expectations, Grand Theft Auto III on the iPhone seems inevitable. While it's a universal app, it is definitely more suited for the iPad screen than the iPhone 4, for a true and near-gaming experience similar to our enjoyment on the consoles and computer. 10 years later the game still retains the same open-ended playability and lasting value despite the difference in platform.

Taking on the Diablos gang
Prepared to take on another mission
Cruising on a Sunday afternoon
The overall presentation hasn't changed since when we first played it on the PC. What may be a different experience for others, is the on-screen controls for character movement and activity. This is possibly the only aspect of the game where it does require some practice to master the movements of the character and the vehicles. In fact, our only initial difficulties that have involved driving, happens when Claude steals various cars. Don't worry though you'll master this with time and skill. The on-screen controls have different areas for driving such as steering direction areas on the left and then forward or backward vehicle movements on the right. It does take some time to get used to, especially with sweaty fingers.

Overall, it's the same thrilling and innovative open gameplay we've enjoyed the past 10 years. Hopefully RockStar Games will port the rest of the series as well.

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