The original GTA 3 is actually often overlooked, with people usually skipping it for Vice City and San Andreas. The main reason behind GTA 3's unpopularity is its clunky controls, which get improved in later games. The GTA Trilogy remasters are definitely going to change that. In this article, we are going to showcase why you should start the trilogy with GTA 3 Definitive Edition first.

1. Liberty City will look much better

The remastered version is going to boost GTA 3's Liberty City to the next graphical tier, with multiple resolutions supported, from Full HD to 4K. The original GTA 3 was released way back in 2001, with the maximum resolution being 1280x960. Anything bigger makes the game look really stretched.

Liberty City
Liberty City is GTA's version of New York.

Liberty City is going to be improved significantly graphic-wise. This is a great drawing point for players who have tried the original game - the brand new graphics would definitely improve your experience driving around in Liberty City.

2. Vice City and San Andreas might overshadow it

It is hard to come back to an older game when you have experienced a better version of it. If this is your first time playing the GTA 3D trilogy, it is best to start with the first title. Both GTA Vice City and San Andreas are considered pinnacles of game design and aesthetics. Furthermore, the latter is even regarded as one of the best games in the series, comparable to even GTA 5.

As 3 is the first game in the series, there is a noticeable lack of various QoL features in comparison with its sequels.

3. GTA 3 is a great introduction to the series

GTA 3 Definitive Edition kicks off a fairly basic story. All players have to do is to drive to a few places and take some simple quests. Overall, this serves as a decent first tutorial for the new control scheme, with players being able to adjust themselves while exploring Liberty City

Claude, the main character of GTA 3

The simpler missions allow you to complete the game faster as well. There are not many quests in 3 as Vice City or San Andreas, and they are also more simplistic. You can just have a bit of fun, read the story, and move on.

4. Reliving the great story all over again

Many older players started their journey into the GTA franchise with this particular game. Because of that, it just makes sense to start with 3 first when playing the remaster. Some of the events in 3 are referenced in later games of the series, which means playing 3 first is more or less essential.

5. Seeing the changes in GTA 3 Definitive Edition vs Original

The bigger the contrast between the original and remaster, the better your experience would be. While GTA San Andreas was released just 3 years after GTA 3, it is actually much better with lots of improvement in various aspects.

With the remaster bringing it up to par, gamers would definitely enjoy GTA 3 more. Additionally, the remaster of this title does not use the original game's blue filter, which makes everything look more natural and realistic.

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