I played GTA 3 after I finished GTA4, just to see how the 3d era started, and damn I had to pretty much force myself to finish the game. Soundtrack mostly sucks, and there are only a few tracks/stations anyway. The city itself is pretty small. The graphics are very rough and ugly, as expected, and render distance is pretty small. There was also a problem with the map, I can't really remember what it was honestly but it was noticeable after playing the other games in the series. The main character doesn't speak, and the game has easily the worst voice acting in the series. Vice city was just a huge improvement over this game in practically every way.