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* FanNickname: Due to being ordered around for the entire game, before his real name was revealed, Claude was referred to as "Fido". Also, Maria refers to Claude as "Fido" when he is ordered by Salvatore Leone to be her driver.

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Due to being ordered around for the entire game, before his real name was revealed, Claude was referred to as "Fido". Also, Maria refers to Claude as "Fido" when he is ordered by Salvatore Leone to be her driver.driver.
** The area where the game's opening scene where Catalina betrays Claude has been dubbed "Ghost Town" not only due to the area being inaccessible through normal means, but the area itself is barren without any sign of life if one where to access the area.


** A character named Darkel was scheduled to appear in the game, before being removed. He would have given Claude a number of missions that would have involved committing acts of terrorism. Contrary to popular belief, he wasn't cut because of 9/11, but some time prior because he [[BizarroEpisode didn't fit with the rest of the game]]. However, pictures of Darkel can still be found on the GTA III website, his voice actor (Bill Fiore) is still credited in the manual, and his missions were either deleted, converted into Rampages, or given by other bosses (El Burro's mission "I Scream, You Scream" being the most notable example).

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** A character named Darkel was scheduled to appear in the game, before being removed. He would have given Claude a number of missions that would have involved committing acts of terrorism. Contrary to popular belief, he wasn't cut because of 9/11, but some time prior because he [[BizarroEpisode didn't fit with the rest of the game]]. However, pictures of Darkel can still be found on the GTA III website, his voice actor (Bill Fiore) is still credited in the manual, and his missions were either deleted, converted into Rampages, or given by other bosses (El Burro's mission "I Scream, You Scream" being the most notable only known example).


* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Retroactively applied to those who play later 3D-era GTA games before III; in particular, the fact that the camera view is limited compared to later games when it comes to looking up and down, which can cause issues for players used to a more dynamic range of camera movement when driving or walking around Liberty City.


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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: Coinciding with game's [[MilestoneCelebration 10th]] [[UpdatedRerelease Anniversary Edition]] for [=iOS=] and Android, Rockstar Games collaborated with Slideshow Collectables and also released a limited edition 1:6 scale figurine of Claude, which featured various weapons from the game (plus a few that weren't or not included), changable hand parts, and his prison jumpsuit as seen in the game's opening cutscene. Only 1,500 units were produced.


** Liberty City's portrayal as TheBigRottenApple before TheWarOnTerror and 9/11. Even though the game was held back a month to [[TooSoon try remove content that would look offensive after 9/11]], very little had been done to change that.

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** Liberty City's portrayal as TheBigRottenApple before TheWarOnTerror 9/11 and 9/11.TheWarOnTerror. Even though the game was held back a month to [[TooSoon try remove content that would look offensive after 9/11]], very little had been done to change that.


** Liberty City's portrayal as TheBigRottenApple before [[UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror the War on Terror and 9/11]]. Even though the game was held back a month to [[TooSoon try remove content that would look offensive after 9/11]], very little had been done to change that.

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** Liberty City's portrayal as TheBigRottenApple before [[UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror the War on Terror TheWarOnTerror and 9/11]].9/11. Even though the game was held back a month to [[TooSoon try remove content that would look offensive after 9/11]], very little had been done to change that.

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** The large planes at the airport were coded to be able to explode when shot at with the rocket launcher, but it was hastily disabled after the 9/11 attacks happened. Editing the code can allow you reactivate the ability to blow up planes again.


* BannedInChina: This game was often banned in Malaysia during Muhammad Idris' ruling against the whole series.

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* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Retroactively applied to those who play later 3D-era GTA games before III; in particular, the fact that the camera view is limited compared to later games when it comes to looking up and down, which can cause issues for players used to a more dynamic range of camera movement when driving or walking around Liberty City.


* TooSoon: After 9/11, Rockstar North changed the paint jobs on the police cars so that they didn't resemble those of the [[NewYorkCityCops NYPD]]. Some pedestrian dialogue was also changed and one mission that mentioned terrorism was removed. There was insufficient time between the disaster and publication for extensive alterations.

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* TooSoon: After 9/11, Rockstar North changed the paint jobs on the police cars so that they didn't resemble those of the [[NewYorkCityCops [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCityCops NYPD]]. Some pedestrian dialogue was also changed and one mission that mentioned terrorism was removed. There was insufficient time between the disaster and publication for extensive alterations.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Inevitably, with the game taking place in October 2001.
** Claude uses a pager (and in some cases, a pay phone box) rather than a cell phone to communicate. On Chatterbox, a MoralGuardians group leader against cell phones calls in to talk about how difficult it is to communicate without them. Both of these elements have been dated past TheNewTens with many more people owning cell phones, and even more so by the fact almost every game in the series uses cell phones rather than pagers.
** Liberty City's portrayal as TheBigRottenApple before [[UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror the War on Terror and 9/11]]. Even though the game was held back a month to [[TooSoon try remove content that would look offensive after 9/11]], very little had been done to change that.


* ActorAllusion: Joe Pantoliano doing the voice of an Italian club owner/pimp? [[RiskyBusiness Who knew?]]

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* ActorAllusion: Joe Pantoliano Creator/JoePantoliano doing the voice of an Italian club owner/pimp? [[RiskyBusiness [[Film/RiskyBusiness Who knew?]]

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* BannedInChina: This game was often banned in Malaysia during Muhammad Idris' ruling against the whole series.

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** There were a ton of rumors about what content had been cut after 9/11, including a persistent one that Donald Love's last mission would have involved crashing a plane into a building, despite WordOfGod saying that there were never plans for large aircraft.
** Another one was the Maibatsu Monstrosity being driveable.
** And that Fernando Martinez was hidden somewhere in the game and had missions for you.


* TooSoon: After 9/11, Rockstar North changed the paint jobs on the police cars so that they didn't resemble those of the [[NewYorkCityCops NYPD]]. Some pedestrian dialogue was also changed. There was insufficient time between the disaster and publication for extensive alterations.

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* TooSoon: After 9/11, Rockstar North changed the paint jobs on the police cars so that they didn't resemble those of the [[NewYorkCityCops NYPD]]. Some pedestrian dialogue was also changed.changed and one mission that mentioned terrorism was removed. There was insufficient time between the disaster and publication for extensive alterations.


* HeyItsThatVoice: This is the first ''GTA'' game with a name-actor voice cast, each one known from cult crime movies and TV shows, including Frank Vincent (''Film/{{Goodfellas}}''), Michael Madsen (''Film/ReservoirDogs''), Joe Pantoliano (''Series/TheSopranos''), Robert Loggia (''Film/{{Scarface|1983}}''), Debi Mazar (''Goodfellas''), Creator/MichaelRapaport (''Film/TrueRomance'') and Kyle Maclachlan (''Series/TwinPeaks'').

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