GTA III Arrives On PS3 This Week

Following rumours last week, PlayStation have confirmed that Rockstar’s sublime, genre defining classic Grand Theft Auto III will arrive on PlayStation 3 this week.

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The version we’ll be getting won’t be the improved version that arrived on iOS recently (see the video above for how different it looks) though – it’s purely the PS2 version ported over. It’s more expensive, too – probably translating to about £6.99 when it lands in the UK.

But, it’ll have the original controls, something Rockstar tried to emulate on the iPhone (but didn’t entirely succeed) and regardless, it’s still an amazing game to play through. DMA Design worked wonders with streaming that huge open world, and it’s a truely brilliant sandbox game.

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17 Comments

  1. can’t wait to spawn a tank with the flying cars cheat and cannon my way from the mafia house down the hill and all the way to the other islands before they are open!

    • Memories!! We used to do exactly that! Turn so you’re firing behind you, the blasts giving you enough speed to take off and fly through the air! :D

  2. It’s a bit sad this PS2 title only arrives on PS3 when the PS4 launch is only a year away.

  3. But this is just for the Usa. Right?

    • I guess we’ll find out Wednesday.

  4. Meh *waits for the better game in the series… Vice City*

  5. Android version works fine with a PS3 controller.

  6. Disappointed it’s a bit of a half-arsed release, but will download anyway, assuming it actually comes to EU. Hopefully all the others are on the way too.

  7. Just got this on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Runs smooth as you like. I was gonna get the PS3 one, but don’t see the point now.

  8. Was hoping it got delayed because they realised they should do an HD version.

  9. might have been interested if it was an hd version that supported custom soundtracks, but it sounds like it’s just an emulated version, so i might as well play the ps2 version on my ps2.
    though that does mean i have to use my old tv in the bedroom.

    • GTAIII holds a special place for me but playing it on a HDtv in this format is likely to damage my nostalgia for the game. You’ll be glad you still have that sdtv! :)

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