Grand Theft Auto Archive

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Grand Theft Auto 2

Grand Theft Auto 2
Grand Theft Auto 2 is sort of the odd duck in the series, set in the near future (from its 1999 release date) in a town called “Anywhere, USA”. The player must balance their allegiance between gangs while completing missions. Unlike future GTA games, the gang alignment system is not tied to the plot – players can tip the gang favour stakes by simply murdering members of the opposing gang to gain favour. If you’re looking to play it, go for the PC version.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Grand Theft Auto 2

Grand Theft Auto 2
Grand Theft Auto V might have been delayed, but that doesn’t automatically stop the other games in the series from existing. Grand Theft Auto 2 proved to be quite popular on release, but I sorely recommend avoiding the console versions and playing the PC version. It’s just that much better.

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th anniversary celebrations – iOS/Android port, sale and more

To commemorate Grand Theft Auto: Vice City’s 10th anniversary, Rockstar will soon be re-releasing the game for select iOS and Android devices. The Anniversary Edition of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City will feature improved graphics, a touch interface and other such enhancements.

Further celebrations for the occasion include the release of previously unseen artwork and new anniversary trailer showcasing iconic moments and music from the game, a limited run of collectable items purchasable through Rockstar Warehouse, and online giveaways.

If you are quick, you can also snap up Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars on iOS and Android for 99 cents.

Note: Grand Theft Auto 3: Australian Edition for iOS is still priced at $5.49.

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Grand Theft Auto III hits US PSN next week


Sony has revealed via their PlayStation Blog podcast that Grand Theft Auto III will be released on the US PlayStation Network as part of the PS2 Classics range this coming Tuesday (July 31st) for $US9.99.

Unlike the 10th anniversary editions released for iOS and Android last year, this version will boast no upgrades of any kind – it is quite literally the PS2 version.

Still, it makes a nice break from Sony playing loose with the definition of “classic” when it comes to PS2 digital releases.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Grand Theft Auto: Director’s Cut

Ah, the top down days.

Grand Theft Auto: Director’s Cut is a compilation pack which includes the original Grand Theft Auto and Grand Theft Auto: London 1969. It does not have the PC exclusive London 1961 pack.

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GTAIII Q&A Part Two

Rockstar has finally got around to posting part two of their community Q&A in celebration of Grand Theft Auto III’s 10th anniversary.

No real secrets or much in the way of revelations here, sadly.

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GTA III Q&A

Rockstar Games has recently posted an article answering various fan questions about the development of Grand Theft Auto III in celebration of its recent 10th anniversary.

While there’s little real new information in the article, there is some nice concept art on show.

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Rockstar to celebrate GTAIII 10th anniversary with iOS/Android port, Claude figure


Ten years ago, Grand Theft Auto III took the world by storm. For most, the game came out of nowhere – it seemed like there was little to no hype, the game’s E3 2001 appearance was sketchy, and the previous games, albeit hits, were not breakaway successes.

For a while, we were concerned that Rockstar would not do anything to celebrate the major milestone for the series which arguably put the company on the map and made them the major industry force that they are today.

First of all, the game is getting ported to iOS and Android devices. Whoopee!

More interesting is the 10th Anniversary limited edition figure of GTAIII‘s protagonist Claude. Sideshow Collectibles will be producing the figure, which is limited to 1,500 units and priced at $150. $150 bucks for a figure might seem crazy (and to most it is), but this is the usual price range from premium collectibles.