Parents' Guide to

Grand Theft Auto III

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

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

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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 17 parent reviews

age 11+

The gore is crazy

I am not going to lie, the game is amazing! the graphics aren't the best but in my opinion graphics don't matter! There is some sexual stuff. there is a feature where you honk at ladies but they just stand there. There are a few night clubs but nothing bad. There is profanity but mostly in radios and very few in cutscenes. no f bombs so your good. I liked the games story but it was a fun expierence. For 11 and older in my opinion. there is a lot of blood and violence but it is the cheap 2d image for blood.
age 2+

Bad graphics because it’s old game I’d say let most kids play it

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (17 ):
Kids say (43 ):

Let's be very clear: GRAND THEFT AUTO III is not -- and will never be -- a game for kids. The language, violence, and overt sexuality in it are entirely inappropriate for anyone under 17. Adult gamers who pick it up and enjoy action games that push the envelope will find it to be a captivating experience, however.

The game, now 10 years old, makes a very smooth transition to the iOS world, not changing its controversial gameplay, whose content sometimes overshadowed its groundbreaking achievements in the gaming world. The open world aspects of the game still shine through -- and the details that made the original so compelling are here as well. The control structure is a little too complicated, though, since there are so many actions to choose from. It clutters the screen on an iPad and truly overwhelms an iPhone or iPod Touch. And the aiming system isn't as advanced as newer titles by Rockstar. It would have been nice to see that updated a tad. Despite the flaws, it's still a momentous game and one of the deepest in the app store catalog for mature gamers. For $5, it's a steal.

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