Grand Theft Auto III

PC, PS2, IPHONE OS, ANDROID / Action / Release: May 21, 2002 / ESRB: M

Grand Theft Auto DNA, part 2: the art of sandbox gaming

By David Craddock, May 02, 2013 9:00am PDT

In part 1 of Grand Theft Auto DNA, we explored how vehicles and driving physics evolved over the GTA series. Today, we discuss the role of sandbox environments like Liberty City and San Andreas.

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Grand Theft Auto DNA, part 1: driving evolved

By David Craddock, May 01, 2013 9:00am PDT

In part 1 of our Grand Theft Auto DNA, we dissect the driving system in GTA 3, Vice City, San Andreas, and GTA 4 to understand how driving evolved over the course of those series, and how it should work in the upcoming GTA 5.

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Grand Theft Auto 3 re-release delayed due to music licensing issue

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 31, 2012 4:00pm PDT

The PS3 digital re-release of Grand Theft Auto 3 was supposed to happen today. Unfortunately, it's been pulled at the last minute.

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Grand Theft Auto 3 re-releases on PS3 next week

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 27, 2012 7:00am PDT

More PlayStation 2 classics continue to find their way to the PlayStation Store. Next week, on July 31st, you'll be able to download Grand Theft Auto 3 on your PS3.

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Grand Theft Auto 3 and Vice City re-rated for PS3 (again)

By John Keefer, Jun 25, 2012 11:30am PDT

With Grand Theft Auto fans waiting anxiously for the next installment in the open-world gangland series, it looks like a couple of previous versions may be coming to PlayStation 3 via PSN, according to ratings posted by the ESRB.

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Nyko PlayPad controller for Android impresses with backwards compatibility app

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 11, 2012 5:30pm PDT

Nyko is the latest peripheral manufacturer to attempt creating a game pad for mobile devices. However, what makes their controller so unique is not the hardware itself--but software that can ensure backwards compatibility with all mobile games.

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Grand Theft Auto 3 getting fan port to GTA4 engine

By Steve Watts, Mar 27, 2012 8:30am PDT

A modding team is working to bring the entirety of Grand Theft Auto III into the modern era using the Grand Theft Auto 4 engine.

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Grand Theft Auto 3 and Vice City rated for PS3

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 23, 2012 8:00am PST

The ESRB has rated both Grand Theft Auto 3 and Vice City for PS3.

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GTA3 retrospective addresses lingering 9/11 rumors

By Steve Watts, Jan 06, 2012 9:00am PST

For the game's tenth anniversary, Rockstar has addressed long-standing rumors and mysteries surrounding Grand Theft Auto III, including putting to rest some ideas about what was cut due to 9/11.

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Grand Theft Auto III mobile supports PC mods

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 30, 2011 8:00am PST

Both the Android and iOS editions of Grand Theft Auto III support user mods originally made for PC, cunning players have discovered. It's a bit wonky, but people have had luck bringing in new cars, textures, songs, and more.

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Field Report: Grand Theft Auto 3 (iPad)

By Xav de Matos, Dec 15, 2011 1:00pm PST

We go hands on with Grand Theft Auto 3 on iPad, the tenth anniversary release available now.

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MobyGames Classic: Grand Theft Auto 3 community stories

By Shack Staff, Nov 05, 2011 10:30am PDT

Rockstar's genre-defining Grand Theft Auto 3 is inducted into the Shacknews.com list of classic titles. Read stories from Shacknews readers regarding 2001's open-world title.

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MobyGames Classic: Grand Theft Auto 3

By Shack Staff, Nov 02, 2011 3:45pm PDT

MobyGames Classic continues with our third selection: Rockstar's 2001 smash-hit Grand Theft Auto 3 for the PS2 (and eventually PC, Mac, Xbox, mobile, and more). Tell us your Grand Theft Auto 3 stories below for a chance to see it in a future story.

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How 9/11 shaped Grand Theft Auto 3

By Steve Watts, Oct 19, 2011 12:00pm PDT

It's been 10 years since the release of Grand Theft Auto III, and Rockstar is marking the event with retrospective interviews and videos. Dan Houser has revealed that 9/11 made the company more sensitive and cautious about imagery in the game.

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Grand Theft Auto 3 coming to iOS and Android

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 13, 2011 6:45am PDT

Rockstar's celebrating the tenth anniversary of Grand Theft Auto III with iOS and Android ports of the classic open-world murder simulator, plus a 1:6 scale doll of star Claude.

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