Grand Theft Auto III

App review by Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Ten years after original release, it's still not for kids.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 42 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

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The game is so cool. You can do fun things in a fake city. The stealing cop cars is too cool. The just pass the first mission and have fun with the rest of the game. I can get cops and the guns. I like the gun shop too. Kill the owner...get cops fast. I can find a way the squeeze on the subway early. Go sight seeing. Have fun! No education except running from cops and gangs.
age 15+

Liberty City: A PlayStation Gem

If you're not into modding, the console versions are the best. Pick up the PS2 version if you want an authentic experience, or get the Xbox version if you want better visuals. The PC version is a mess of a port, but you can mod the 1.0 version. The mobile version is meh in my opinion. This game does show its age, but it's a masterpiece when it works. Now onto the content: Sexual content: There is some sexy stuff, but no actual nudity or sex. You do the early missions at a sex club, but you never actually go in. You can pick up prostitutes and have sex with them for money. However, this is heavily tame as the car just bumps and that's it. When the prostitute gets out, you can kill them to get your money. In the Australian version, this is completely removed from the game. Violence: This is incredibly tame. Back in 2001, maybe, but time has healed some wounds from certain events I won't mention. In the PC version, you can shoot limbs off, but the graphics are old, which makes it look more hilarious than gruesome. As for consoles, you can enable shooting limbs with a cheat code. When you run over pedestrians, they won't die at first unless you're going really fast. If you do kill them, you will hear a bone crunch sound, although it's very tame compared to other bone crunch sounds I've heard in my lifetime. There is an abundance of blood, although there is no gore or gibs, unless you count the blowing off limbs as gore. Language: Mild and rarely strong. Profanity is used mostly in the radio stations. Not much to talk about here. Consumerism: No scummy tactics, this is 2001. Drugs: References, but no drug use. Safety and Privacy; There are no worries here, I shouldn't have to explain why. Ease of Play: This game is VERY easy to pick up. The aiming is a little wonky on consoles, but what can you do, this is 2001, remember? Overall: Great game. I've replayed it multiple times. You should give it a shot if you haven't already.

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