Grand Theft Auto III—The Definitive Edition

Rockstar Games
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Windows PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series
Blood and Gore
Drug Reference
Intense Violence
Sexual Content
Strong Lyrics
  • No Interactive Elements
Rating Summary
This is an action game in which players assume the role of an escaped criminal working in the violent underworld of fictional Liberty City. From a third-person perspective, players explore open-world environments while engaging in transport, assassination, and combat missions for various crime bosses. Characters use bats, guns (e.g., pistols, shotguns, machine guns) and explosives to kill rival gang members and targeted individuals. Players have the ability to shoot or run over civilians, though such action results in police pursuit, as players' wanted level increases. Combat can be frenetic at times, highlighted by gunfire, explosions, cries of pain, and blood-pooling effects. Some weapon attacks result in decapitation and blood splatter; one mission prompts players to kill gang members by decapitating them via a sniper rifle. The game contains some sexual material: a red-light district depicting sex workers, adult shops, and strip clubs (e.g., “Sex Kitten Club,” “XXXMags,” “Cheap Thrills”); picking up prostitutes and driving them to secluded locations for sexual activity (e.g., players' vehicle is depicted rocking from side to side)—character's health status increases while money value decreases. Some missions involve transporting drugs or beating up drug dealers; drug packages are also depicted in some locations. The words “sh*t” and “p*ssy” appear in the dialogue, and accompanying songs contain additional language (e.g., “Might be pretty hard 'cause he's f**ked on crack”; “You not...ready, to f**k with a n*gga”).