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Since: 2.1.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
this is the coolest game I have ever played. stealing cars, beating hookers with a baseball bat, Is there a way you can steal the police helicopter?

Who has played this game before on PS2?



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#2 Posted on
Nah, can't steal the helicopters unless I'm, doing something wrong. That's one thing I look forward to in GTA4, though. Yeah, GTA3 is one of the greatest games I ever played, possibly the greatest ever. I'm almost done with the missions, but nowhere near done with everything that game has to offer!



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Since: 12.1.02
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.01
I've played the game a lot, and have talked about it at length in another thread. (Check out the PS2 game thread, Cajun).

I love the game, but you guys are right, there is no way to steal the helicopters. I think that's definitely something that should be in GTA4. Speaking of which, has that game actually been announced yet?

A mini-game that I like to play is simply walking down the street with a gun in my hand and doing nothing-- until somebody else commits a crime. Punks on the street tend to mug old ladies, so I like to waste them for doing that. Other people carjack, so I waste them. And of course, non-allied gang members are toast.

The very first night I got the game, I said “screw the missions for now, let's see just how much trouble I can get into.” So that's what I did. And that's wicked fun, too. Needless to say, I started to learn the outfits of all the gangs in Portland very, very quickly-- since if I attacked any one of them, I'd have twenty or so on my ass in no time.



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#4 Posted on
I had another carjacker manage to pull me out of a tank once. And I read an interview in a game mag with one of the developers that said you could jack a helicopter...



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Since: 24.1.02
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you guys are lucky. I live in Australia, and it was banned. They are shipping a toned downed version. Can't pick up hookers. The Office of Film and Literature Classification claimed is was constituted "sexual violence". Fuckin' shit. I don't need to be told if a game I want to play is not suitable for me.

I don't have a PS2, but I will probably get it when it comes out on the PC. I guess I will have to order it overseas (Amazon.com?).



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Hey, Addy. Isn't the TV system PAL in Australia? If so then does anyone know if you could just run UK games on a US PS2? When I worked in Electronics Boutique a few years back whilst I was in University, we imported Aussie PSones to supplement our Christmas time shortage since it was the exact same system. Maybe it's the same with PS2s so you could get a UK copy over the net (Amazon?). Its worth it, believe me.

Also, CajunMan, you should check out the PS2 games thread (a.k.a. "The Unofficial Video Games Forum" ) for much GTA3 advice. You definitely cannot steal helicopters, but blowing them out of the sky with a missle launcher is the height of coolness. Use the cheat if you can't find one yet, just as a one off to see what it's like. 4 star wanted level doesn't seem so bad when the coppers have to deal with rockets in retaliation...

Man, that game rules.



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Since: 3.1.02
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#7 Posted on
The choppers can also be taken out with an M16, for reference, though it takes three or four full magazines. Those rockets can be expensive until you get all 100 hidden packages. (Then again, what else is money in GTA3 for? I had over six million bucks when I hit 100% complete on my second run through the game.)









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Since: 24.1.02
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#8 Posted on

    Originally posted by Qubber
    Hey, Addy. Isn't the TV system PAL in Australia? If so then does anyone know if you could just run UK games on a US PS2? When I worked in Electronics Boutique a few years back whilst I was in University, we imported Aussie PSones to supplement our Christmas time shortage since it was the exact same system. Maybe it's the same with PS2s so you could get a UK copy over the net (Amazon?). Its worth it, believe me.


the TV system is PAL over here. In my last post, I stated I did NOT have a PS2. As for PC cds, should have no problems with buying GTA3 from UK or US. My parents brough me PC games from *cough*HongKong*cough* a few years ago and had no problem with them.



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But, Addy, are you saying you don't want/will never get a PS2? Playing a game like this on a PC will require a high end system, plus there's the convenience of "switch on and play" that you just wouldn't have on a PC. I mean, I don't want to try a make you buy a PS2 or anything (cost for one thing) I was just trying to offer you an alternative. If not then get a limited gold edition when it comes out on PC (if ya smell what I'm cookin').

Could you let me know how it plays if you do get it? Aside from The Sims, I haven't used a PC for games since Dungeon Keeper (1) so I have no idea how it affects system stability nowadays. I'm asking because I fancy Half Life for a quarter of the price of the PS2 version .



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Get the PS2 version, its smoother and faster. Of course the PC Half life has all those kick ass add-ons. Plus it under 20 bucks. And you can play online.....wait a minute I should have gotten the PC version.........(walks away and cries).





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Not to try to turn this into a "GTA3 for Dummies" thread, but what's the best way to kill the Don in the first mission when you get to Staunton Island? I think I've tried every strategy I can think of, including climbing on the roof, throwing grenades, trying to run the guy over. I'm pretty frustrated.

On a side note, that first scene when you go the Asuka's condo for that mission has given me my biggest laugh out of the game so far. "Oh, Asuka, you got a massager." "That's not a massager." LOL
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00

    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    Not to try to turn this into a "GTA3 for Dummies" thread, but what's the best way to kill the Don in the first mission when you get to Staunton Island? I think I've tried every strategy I can think of, including climbing on the roof, throwing grenades, trying to run the guy over. I'm pretty frustrated.

    On a side note, that first scene when you go the Asuka's condo for that mission has given me my biggest laugh out of the game so far. "Oh, Asuka, you got a massager." "That's not a massager." LOL



Couldn't agree more. How many packages have you got? I found the packages guide at www.gamefaqs.com a real help. If you have all 33 from Portland, you get bonus weapons at you hideout, which you can then use to kill Salvatore. As for a real tip though, try asking vsp, he's the resident GTA3 expert around here. Also check out the oft mentioned PS2 Games thread for much helpful advice.



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I think the easiest way to kill him is to get a fairly fast car and get over the bridge ahead of time so you can go to the building across the street, climb the fire escape and snipe him as he comes out of Luigi's to get in the car. You can pick off some of his guards after you get him, but I think most of them scatter anyway.

Of course, when I did it, I didn't realize that the bridge was fixed, so I took the Yakuza boat across, found a beach that I could get to and ran up, stole a car and headed there. It took a lot longer, so I turned the corner just as they were bringing Salvatore out and plowed over him and all his guards.

That's one of the great things about the game - a lot of the missions are somewhat similar, but there are so many ways to do them that you tend not to realize it. Definitely the best game out for the PS2, and one of the best games I've ever played.
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Since: 23.1.02
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#14 Posted on
For all those wanting to know how to kill Salvatore, scroll down. For those that don't, just ignore my post.








Okay, I don't own the game, so I can't go back and do it again to make sure of all the particulars. Anyway, you should either still have your sniper rifle from the mission at the Docks, or you should have figured out where to get another one (Ammunation in Stauton, I believe). Just take it with you, and go to the building across the street from the strip club. Go up on the roof, and get into position where you're not easily seen from the street. Wait. and Wait. and Wait some more. Then all you have to do is pop Salvatore when he comes out. Be sure not to miss more than once though, cause the bodyguards will shoot at you, and Salvatore will run for the car. Also, if you kill him quickly enough, all the bodyguards will just stand around for a short time before either leave or disappearing. Try to kill as many of them as you can for the free weapons.


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Since: 3.1.02
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#15 Posted on
Sniping Salvatore is the surest method, though it requires some fast driving to be in position in time. (That shouldn't be a big problem, as there's a Yakuza Stinger in front of Asuka's condo, and the Stinger is (IMHO) the best all-around vehicle in the game.) Get up on the roof across the street and zap Salvatore as soon as he appears. You don't need a head shot; any hit will do the trick, even if it's in the gut or leg.

Now, for the most FUN method, ignore Luigi's club entirely. You fail the mission if Salvatore makes it into the garage of his mansion safely, right? Therefore, you know where he's going - so go to the MANSION and set up an ambush there. (Insert diabolical laughter here.)

Park your car directly in front of the right-hand garage -- if you have style and have time to do it, grab a Coach or Linerunner (or even a Fire Truck, if you're very fast) instead of your Stinger to block much more of the surface area. Next, take the two Mafia Sentinels that are always parked at Salvatore's and wedge them around your car, barricading the garage rather effectively. Now go off to the side through the pylons where the cars can't drive over you, and wait.

Before long, Salvatore's entourage will drive up. Salvatore's in the second car. Blow up one of the cars blocking the garage as he gets close (grenades work nicely, shotgun if you're daring) and watch the fireworks; the chain explosions should blast his car to hell and back, and you can use whatever weapons you like to take out any guards that lived. Afterwards, you can either dash out to the street, jack a car and drive off, or go down the crevice to the beach, grab the Bobcat that should be nearby and smash the fence to enter the Portland Docks and avoid Mafia shotguns altogether.




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Since: 24.1.02
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#16 Posted on

    Originally posted by Qubber
    But, Addy, are you saying you don't want/will never get a PS2? Playing a game like this on a PC will require a high end system, plus there's the convenience of "switch on and play" that you just wouldn't have on a PC. I mean, I don't want to try a make you buy a PS2 or anything (cost for one thing) I was just trying to offer you an alternative. If not then get a limited gold edition when it comes out on PC (if ya smell what I'm cookin').

    Could you let me know how it plays if you do get it? Aside from The Sims, I haven't used a PC for games since Dungeon Keeper (1) so I have no idea how it affects system stability nowadays. I'm asking because I fancy Half Life for a quarter of the price of the PS2 version .



I'm not worried about the PC system requirements. My PC is a AMD 1.4GHZ, 256DDR ram and a GeForce3 card!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.....It's a beast. The reason I don't have a console is b/c I perfer the games on the PC. Of course, the big advantage consoles have is that you don't have to worry about upgrading it all the time (well, does memory cards count?)

I'm thinking of buying a console later in year (maybe gamecube? forget xbox, I don't like microsoft). Strange, but true, the only consoles I've had were NES and GameGear (what was I thicking? Should have got a gameboy at the time). As for PS2, is it a bit too late to buy one? I mean, isn't PS3 coming out in about 2 years?



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Since: 3.1.02
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#17 Posted on
I bought my PS2 at Thanksgiving last year and haven't regretted it for a second. Never mind what's coming in two years -- there are fantastic games out there for it NOW and that's all that matters.

On the flip side, I will be buying GTA3 for the PC the moment it arrives, even though I already have it and have played it to death on the PS2. Why? One word - EDITORS.

Wanna build your OWN city, vehicle, or weapon? I guarantee you that SOMEBODY will construct hacks to do exactly that within minutes of its official release.




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Oh man. All this thread does is make me wish I had a PS2. Anyone want to loan me $400?



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#19 Posted on
Here is how i killed Salvatore. I waited around the corner of Luigi's for him to get in his car and when he saw me I chased him back towards the mansion. I would shoot his car out the window of mine with the oozy and cut him off and do the same whenever i got ahead of him. It isn't too hard to blow a car up like that. The hard part for me was getting it through my head that i couldn't just drive around the corner and run him over. The man with the rocket launcher didn't like that idea.



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Since: 3.1.02
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#20 Posted on
And now for the MOTHER OF ALL INSANE STUNTS! Someone on the GameFAQs message boards figured this one out, and I experimented with it last night with some dramatic success.

One of the Unique Stunt Jumps in GTA3 is in Chinatown, being a ramp that launches you up onto the elevated-train tracks. It's not too tough to do if you have a car that has good acceleration and speed and not too much weight (sports cars, cop cars, that sort of thing). Just getting up there earns you some bonus cash. That wasn't good enough for some mad genius, who decided to figure out what happens when the train RAMS your car...

What you have to do is jump up onto the tracks, then back up around the corner so that you're facing directly west. If you point it just right, you should be aimed down a long, open street with a city skyline in the distance, on the left side of the tracks. Position yourself right, hold the handbrake on, and wait for the train to arrive.

About half the time, you'll be rammed off the tracks and not go very far. Many other times, you'll be rammed INTO the tracks and your car will be wedged down into them at an odd angle. But on that one-out-of-twenty times that you're at just the right angle, your car will get launched and start spinning like a top, traveling down the street (generally on fire) at a staggering speed.

The best kind of car for this appears to be a Cheetah or an Infernus, which are hard to come by in the early stages. I did it with a Stinger and got driven DOWN instead of up, bouncing off of buildings like a spinning pinball until I landed in the ocean. But with an Infernus, my car was launched into the air, spinning wildly... ALL THE WAY TO STAUNTON ISLAND.

You'll likely have to do the Health Cheat code to stay alive, else your car will explode in mid-air like mine did the first time I got the glitch to work. (That charred wreck plummeted to earth near the Stadium in North Staunton.) With the health code, I landed safe and sound near Bellevue Park, with stats of over 2800 feet in distance, 680 feet in height, and *22,900* degrees of rotation. That's over sixty complete spins in a matter of a few seconds, for those playing at home.

The record for rotation is around 32,000, WITHOUT the health cheat to keep the car from exploding. Damned if I know how he did it.




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