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This GTA 3 fan remake is the remaster we should have got

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GTA 3 has been spruced up in a fan-made remake that reimagines a portion of Rockstar’s acclaimed open-world crime fest in the dazzling visuals of Unreal Engine 5.Last year’s launch of the official remastered GTA Trilogy was so disastrous Rockstar eventually offered disappointed players free games as compensation.

But this fan-made take shows Liberty City in all its glory. The short video(opens in new tab) is styled as a trailer, imagining what GTA 3 could have looked like if it was remade in Epic’s top-of-the-line game engine.The clip pans across the city’s skyline, shows the grubby underground of its subway network, before cutting to protagonist Claude driving along its streets.

It’s all rendered in exceptional detail and to a fidelity worthy of the PS5 or Xbox Series X|S.The remake certainly makes the most of Unreal Engine 5’s capabilities, rendering textures at resolutions that seem to go beyond even the recent GTA 5 next-gen ports.

A lot is made of the engine’s lighting capabilities too, with one moment of the video showing Claude almost silhouetted by reflections off the sidewalk.

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