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It Looks Like The First Two GTA Games Might Be Coming To PSN

Stick 'em up, punk, it's a fun loving criminal.

The ESRB is a regular source of information on releases that nobody else has started talking about. This time, it’s the rating information for two seminal games that has slipped out – Grand Theft Auto and GTA II.

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The two games are listed as being compatible with PS3, PSP and PS Vita so the most logical explanation is a PSOne Classics release. There surely aren’t many games more deserving of that “Classics” moniker?

This makes quite a bit of sense, given the marketing that will inevitably lead up to GTAV’s release in September. The other GTA games are now available as PS2 Classics on the PSN so the release of these first two would fill a significant gap in the back catalogue’s availability.

They’ll also be a great fit for the Vita.

No word of GTA London: 1969 just yet, but we can hope.

Source: NeoGAF

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26 Comments
  1. DrOf1337
    Tends to spoil major games.
    Since: Jan 2010

    Oh Peter, you and your crazy stories…

    Comment posted on 01/05/2013 at 11:43.
    • Peter Chapman
      Team TSA: Editor
      Since: Forever

      Aww, you know things!

      Comment posted on 01/05/2013 at 12:06.
  2. Origami Killer
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    These would be perfect for the Vita. Been a very long time since I played the first GTA.

    Comment posted on 01/05/2013 at 11:44.
  3. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    Good news, I like the relative simplicity of these two titles.

    I think these would be brilliant as a HD remake rather than a straight up ‘Classics’ re-release, the top down style would suit it.

    Don’t forget though, GTA, GTA II & Wild Metal are free on PC
    http://www.rockstargames.com/classics/

    Comment posted on 01/05/2013 at 11:45.
    • Youles
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      Thanks, I didn’t know that….and I nearly bought them in the Steam sale ;)

      Comment posted on 01/05/2013 at 11:47.
  4. Youles
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    OMG, I was only thinking recently how I’d love an HD remake of the first GTA (I like the top-down view). Whilst not HD, this would be marvellous, particularly for the Vita!!

    Comment posted on 01/05/2013 at 11:45.
    • Peter Chapman
      Team TSA: Editor
      Since: Forever

      have you tried Chinatown Wars? Not a remake but very much a similar style and a bit more modern.

      Comment posted on 01/05/2013 at 12:00.
      • Youles
        Member
        Since: Feb 2011

        Yeah I have it on PSP actually, but for some reason didn’t play it much….shame I didn’t buy the digital version otherwise I’d give it a go on Vita (not sure where my PSP is you see).

        Comment posted on 01/05/2013 at 12:09.
      • ron_mcphatty
        Member
        Since: Sep 2008

        Get on it Youles! I’ve just started it again with the aim of finishing it this time, my only complaint is because of the rotating camera the city is a bugger to learn.

        Also, GTA1 and 2 are free from the Rockstar website and work perfectly on Windows 7 :)

        Comment posted on 01/05/2013 at 13:24.
      • Youles
        Member
        Since: Feb 2011

        Perhaps I’ll buy the digital version ron…I don’t think I can be bothered to carry around my Vita and PSP ;)

        Comment posted on 01/05/2013 at 13:31.
  5. 3shirts
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    I loved these, wasted many hours in my youth playing them on LAN and modifying the assets. I made the police car into KITT including making the red scanner bar for the sirens and changing the sound to be the Knight Rider theme tune. Then did the same thing with the ambulance to make an A-Team van. Great days.

    Comment posted on 01/05/2013 at 11:52.
    • Peter Chapman
      Team TSA: Editor
      Since: Forever

      ha! You just reminded me that I spent hours modding new textures into Interstate ’76 so that the SUV looked like a Northern Irish Police Land Rover :D

      Comment posted on 01/05/2013 at 12:02.
  6. SH Number 7/Mini-Lipscombe
    Member
    Since: May 2011

    Need a PS3 now.

    Comment posted on 01/05/2013 at 11:57.
    • Peter Chapman
      Team TSA: Editor
      Since: Forever

      or a Vita or a PSP. I imagine a PSP only costs about £5.60 these days.

      Comment posted on 01/05/2013 at 12:08.
      • Alex C
        One for all.
        Since: Forever

        Or a PC.

        Comment posted on 01/05/2013 at 12:33.
      • Eldave0
        andUandU
        Since: Aug 2008

        PSPs are still insanely priced. I traded mine in last week at an indie games store and was given 55quid in store credit. Craziness.

        Comment posted on 01/05/2013 at 12:53.
  7. Eldave0
    andUandU
    Since: Aug 2008

    Back when GTA games were actually fun! :D

    Comment posted on 01/05/2013 at 12:04.
  8. bunimomike
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    GOURANGA!

    Comment posted on 01/05/2013 at 12:15.
    • carson321
      Member
      Since: May 2009

      Hahaha! loved running them onto the train tracks!

      Comment posted on 01/05/2013 at 12:30.
      • Crazy_Del
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        Mike you just made my day just had a flashback of that word. Brilliant back then we never had a word epic but now we can for this game – EPIC!

        Comment posted on 01/05/2013 at 14:51.
  9. Broonba
    Member
    Since: Mar 2009

    Would love to see these 2 re-released as HD Chinatown Wars stylee re-makes.

    Comment posted on 01/05/2013 at 12:42.
  10. Bilbo_bobbins
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    Nice one, better than the current ones too

    Comment posted on 01/05/2013 at 13:23.

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