Welp, looks like I'm in for one hell of a time. Because the game is IMPOSSIBLE to me without cheats. (VC) I HATE those hatians, they gun you down within a matter of seconds. Also, f*ck those Mafia guys in GTA III, one shot to your car with a shotgun, and YOU'RE DEAD! San Andreas is the easiest out of the three.
I thought SA and III were harder as they took longer for me to 100% complete. VC took only about 5-8 days. III took about 2 weeks, and SA took a good month. Did these three games back in 2007 with a friend during the Summer.
The Mafia guys carrying shotguns is NOTHING compared to when you get 5 stars and the FBI Kuruma comes out, or 6 stars when the Rhino Tank comes out. Those guys blow you away in quicker time than the Mafia. And the Mafia is only in a SMALL portion of the map in Portland. Go to Shoreside Vale, you got the Cartel there with high powered assault weapons, too. Also the Triads with handguns and bats in Portland, too.