Today marks GTA III's 20th anniversary, and I wanted to create something special for one of my favorite games.
In 2001, Rockstar Games released one of the most revolutionary titles of all time. Grand Theft Auto III was the first 3D game in the series, and was also one of, if not the first, 3D open-world games. It not only redefined the series, but it also changed gaming as we know it, forever.
It introduced concepts that were relatively unheard of, at the time, such as a large, immersive world, the ability to do whatever you want, cinematic cutscenes with impressive voice acting, amazing attention to detail, and radio stations that contained lots of catchy music. Rockstar set a new standard for other game companies to follow.
I have fond memories of this game. I started playing it way back in 2011. As a kid (I was 13, at the time), I had tons of fun committing crimes, escaping from the police, and finishing different kinds of missions. In 2012, I created the Diego Vega skin for GTA III, which was my very first mod. I've come a long way, since then.