GTA III Mobile Dated and Priced

Rockstar has just released the pricing information and release date for the mobile version of their seminal Grand Theft Auto III. It’s coming to selected iOS and Android devices (listed below) on December 15th and it will sell for the paltry sum of just £2.99/$4.99.

The new mobile release is the full game, which celebrated its tenth anniversary this year. They also released some new screens to celebrate, the first two from Android and the second two from iOS.


Here’s the list of supported devices:

  • Apple iOS Devices: iPad 1 & 2, iPhone 4 & 4S, iPod touch 4th Generation
  • Android Phones: HTC Rezound, LG Optimus 2x, Motorola Atrix 4G, Motorola Droid X2, Motorola Photon 4G, Samsung Galaxy R, T-Mobile G2x
  • Android Tablets: Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Dell Streak 7, LG Optimus Pad, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1, Sony Tablet S, Toshiba Thrive


  1. Interesting, I’m sure it was originally said it would only be on iPhone4s, not iPhone 4.

    Been playing this on Steam when I bought all of them for £4.99, great game along with Vice City was the pinnacle of the series for me

    • yeah, they’ve updated and added some slightly older devices to the list. It was originally iPhone 4S and iPad 2 only.
      Some of the latest Android handsets missing though, hopefully that’s just because it can’t be guaranteed due to the vast array of hardware setups on that OS – but it will still work…

      • Yeah, I expect that’s just the confirmed list. I would expect it to be available for more and probably work on older ones just not very smoothly so they don’t ‘say’ it supports it.

      • that’s what I assumed too 3Shirts, although if it works on the iPhone 3GS I’ll be amazed… the new Razr is missing though, and the Galaxy S II, Nexus, etc.

      • Yeah it will work on loads more. For instance the HTC Sensation XE has the same spec as the Rezound but doesn’t have the 720p screen, it has the usual 540×960, meaning the 1.5ghz processor should be far less stressed as it needs to render far less pixels, that goes for 10’s & 10’s of devices too.

      • Surprised to not see it on the Xperia Arc, plenty of power and great resolution on there…so why not officially supported :/. No mention of the Arc S even.

    • I got that deal too, but I’m not completely comfortable with the PC controls. I’d still probably buy the inevitable HD collection for PS3 or PS Vita.

  2. I’d wish they released a HD version on PS3 for it to.

    • GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas triple pack for the PS Vita please :)

      • Ooh that would be a dream come true.

  3. You know GTA3 would be about £15.99 on the PSN!

  4. Seriously, how do people enjoy games in size of this on a tablet/smartphone. The controls are probably very clunky and not accurate at all. I tried play this one shooter on my friends tablet, needless to say, very clunky to control your character.

    • I think a lot of Android tablets can have bluetooth controllers paired with them so you could play it that way. I wish the iPad was capable of the same…

      • This is what I’m going to do, if it is supported. Controller support will be the deciding factor. The 10.1″ screen will be perfect for this game. Put the tablet in a stand and lean back while playing this on the couch.

    • I think it depends on the games, maybe some are better off with a keyboard, I’d find out in Christmas anyway if I try out Rayman 2 or something

      • or er… a gamepad which I failed to add…

  5. Very reasonable prices indeed. I have an iPhone 4 so will be a definate purchase for me

  6. For £2.99 that is a bargain! will be a definite purchase for me!

  7. £2.99 is a steal for such a great game. Day one purchase.

    • As others have said, it depends how good the controls are. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 was incredible on PlayStation, but it’s pretty messy on iPhone :(

  8. The controls look terrible

    • A common trend with idevice games, as good as it was, I really struggled with the Dead Space controls.

  9. Glad I don’t have an Android but an iPhone 4.

    • You’ve made your mother proud.

      • You’d think that it would work on all Android devices especially the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S2.

      • Also those Androids listed seem to be mostly available in the US.

      • Many a times have I downloaded games that didn’t officially support my devices and they ran just fine. Your point is?

  10. The problem with the Android devices is all the different resolutions. If they’r not either half or double of each other (like iPad 1 -> iPad 2) then it becomes a nightmare to scale properly.

    • Android doesn’t scale the same way as iOS. I’m not sure how it works exactly but I’m pretty sure it’s not as much of an issue as it is with iOS devices.

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