Video: GTA3 On iPad

Shaky phone-cam footage of Grand Theft Auto 3 running on an iPad has emerged from New York Comic-Con.

Originally released on PlayStation 2 in 2001, the game will soon be available for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. The video shows the new control scheme which has been simplified for the iOS devices.

Source: YouTube

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18 Comments

  1. I wonder which version of the game has been ported over. Certainly, the PS2 version should have been easily manageable on an A4 based device, shouldn’t they? Though I guess they are definitley pushing much higher resolutions than the PS2 ever did.
    Still, quite interesting.

  2. If I hadn’t played it already I might be tempted but it hasn’t aged well especially when you think of how each sequel has been evolutionary steps. I think you’d get annoyed at how little he can do in this one (no climbing, swimming, motorbikes etc)

    • Agreed. I have played Liberty City to death a bit as well with GTA1, LC Stories, GTA4 and Chinatown Wars.

    • I get this with evolved games. The old ones without the newer features just don’t feel right anymore.

  3. Yes! I shall look forward to this on my shiny 4S….if I ever stop playing the PES2012 Free-Kick challenge!

  4. An Xperia Play version would be great.

    • +1, These sorts of games sucks with touch.

      • yeah.. I hate touch screen in general, but it’s just awful on games like this..

    • Which is why I bought one. Best phone ever…

  5. My favourite of the GTAs, pity it won’t run on 1st gen ipad.. :(

  6. The game will come at a later date to other iOS devices; which ones, nobody knows. May only be the iPhone 4, which is the only single core device with the 512MB of RAM like the 4S and iPad 2.
    Also there is confusion over which version of the game it is. Two different reps have spoken of this, one saying is the PS2 version, the other saying its the PC version.

    http://kotaku.com/5850005/gta-iii-anniversary-edition-will-come-to-non+bleeding+edge-ios-devices-too
    http://toucharcade.com/2011/10/17/relax-gta-iii-wont-be-a5-only-forever-new-gameplay-video-surfaces/

    • If I remember right, GTA3 was a weird game, in that the PS2 and PC versions were very similar, but the Xbox version, which was released a year or so later, had proper real time reflections on the car… and most likely some other differences after such a long port time.

      So I assume we’ll be getting the PC/PS2 version.

  7. I’ll probably get this. Never played it before.

  8. Why are they releasing old games?
    Why not VC or SA? Those were the best.

    • “Why are they releasing old games?”

      “Why not VC or SA?”

      *headdesk*

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  9. Imo, the controls look awful. But that may be because i dislike touchscreen and sometimes feel like a pervert whilst using it. I hope GTA3-SA get rereleased on the store at some point as buttons suit these games.

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