GTA III is definitely worth getting in my opinion.
For the last few years I have classed my favourite one as being Grand Theft Auto III. It can be said that it revolutionized the videogame industry, and it defined the open world genre, especially when you look at the Top Selling Games from 2001
– I don’t believe that many of them are on nearly the same level as this game, that is just my opinion, I’m sure that people will disagree.
But Grand Theft Auto III doesn’t earn that favourite spot due to its sales or the way that it revolutionized the videogame industry but for the quality of the game and all the memories I had with it since I first played it almost a decade ago.
The game has a good story to it, in which "You've been betrayed and left for dead. Now you're taking revenge, unless the city gets you first. Mob Bosses need a favour, crooked cops need help and street gangs want you dead. You'll have to rob, steal and kill just to stay out of serious trouble. Anything can happen out there" (Taken from the back of a PS2 Case). The characters are well portrayed and the missions are varied and certainly fun at times.
Things to note, in terms of what 'isn't so good' about the game:
- You have to remember that this game was created in 2001 and have to blank out the later GTA games, or else I don't think you will find it as enjoyable, as many features in the later GTA games (Especially V) do not appear in this game, and so some could say it is pretty 'basic'.
- While the missions can be fun and varied, they are quite short and some have quite similar objectives and may be found repetitive.
- There are quite a few parts of the game is extremely unrealistic ( Though I like that ).
I can't think of anything else at the moment, but I'm sure there are other points.
In short, GTA III is definitely worth getting in my opinion. In terms of the platform, I think you should go for PC, as there are many advantages such as the graphics (PS2 can look pixelated as it wasn't made for the size of today's monitors/screens - It's a 13 year old game), the replay feature, the ability to easily share and download save files, the custom mp3 track system and there are modifications you can download for it, if you so wish to.