GTA: San Andreas rated for PS3

Entertainment Software Ratings Board listing suggests 2004 open-world action game to see new life on Sony platform; Vice City re-rated.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has been rated for the PlayStation 3. The Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) has published a new rating for Rockstar Games' 2004 open-world action game, suggesting the title will be released on Sony's home console through the PlayStation Network.

In addition, the ESRB has re-rated Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for PS3, following an original rating in January 2012. A Rockstar representative was not immediately available for comment.

If GTA: San Andreas and Vice City do release for the PS3 through the PlayStation Network, they will follow GTA III, which landed in Sony's virtual marketplace last month.

Additionally, this news comes on the heels of Rockstar's announcement last week that GTA: Vice City will release for iOS and Android devices later this fall in commemoration of the game's tenth anniversary.

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maxrap
maxrap

gooooooooooooooooooood



momo8642
momo8642

How about the cheats though? I never really did the cheap cheats like health and all of that, but sometimes I just like to do the crazy shit like randomly taking off with a jet pack or making a car appear out of nowhere. There were so many awesome cheats for this game, I just want to make sure they're still an option before I buy. (I want to buy San Andreas from PSN)

vivalatour
vivalatour

I sure wish I had not purchased GTA 3 on PSN the game is a lousy joke !

 I am still considering getting this one because it looks a whole lot better and

 that's NO joke !

sullyliam
sullyliam

never played gta 3 till bought it from psn store.played san andreas but no longer have a copy.a hd hard copy would be cool but would still purchase from psn store. 

Darkstalker77
Darkstalker77

i never even owned a PS2 but the second San An. comes out on the PSN store i'm buying it, regardless of the price

JogsterXL
JogsterXL

Give me an HD Collection, and you can have my money, simple as that.

ehtylno
ehtylno

I keep going back  to san andreas! its just too good! gta 4 pales in comparison! I just want to play this game remastered in HD for the PS3!

Stoopid_Fool
Stoopid_Fool

Hope it comes with hd and trophies, what what?

waynerz113
waynerz113

completed all the games.....would do it again

pimpofdoom
pimpofdoom

So you can't just play this game using a PS2 disk? Or are they going to add more content to it?

blackace
blackace

I haven't completed any of the GTA games. Just don't have the time. I really need to go back and finish all these games.

Barber228
Barber228

will only buy in hard copy, hd remake please and thank you.

itchyflop
itchyflop

my one regret in life is not completing San Andreas possibly one of the best games ever. huge in scale and wonderfully challenging. im gonna download this 

BasilVZero
BasilVZero

Love the GTA series especially San Andreas and Vice City! Although would love to play them again on a console, I think I'll go and get the PC versions! (especially since I still have my original copies of the games :) )

turnerdoc
turnerdoc

man i already own ps2 and have 2  vice city 1 for pc for back to the future mod 2 san andreas and  have the complete collection gta forever

Bensonator
Bensonator

MIssed a trick in not making them HD. Vice City is my fave of the series - Just love cruising around with the 80's tune blaring out - sweet

tightwad34
tightwad34

While I get why they come out with remakes, especially for video games, I am not interested in them. There are too many games constantly coming out, plus I have no desire to play games I have already beat and moved on from.

TheKeef
TheKeef

Still have a PS2 rocking and rolling and in my collection is ... drum roll.. pre-censorship San Andreas.

 

The only thing I would replay VC and SA on PS3 for is.. an HD Remake, as others have said, preferably in hard copy . Other than that, I'll stick with the original.

shmedo
shmedo

I wish they'd release GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas as a HD collection!

vallee05
vallee05

Vice city was my favorite GTA in concept and theme. The only thing the newer games in the series has over Vice City is graphics and larger maps. I would enjoy having this, but would prefer a hardcopy HD collection as a gamer and collector.

GetafixOz
GetafixOz

This is good news. I think VC may have been my favorite installment and I could actually see myself playing through it again on the big screen. Maybe its rose coloured glasses, I dunno, but I like the idea. Or as my corporate overlords(work) would say "we support the concept in principal". Which means do it and it works, we will take credit. Do it and it fails, your on your own lol.

victorlamy
victorlamy

so what we're taking a low res game and stretching it to fit our tvs or we're gonna make the game look better? (square hands anyone?)

yavix
yavix

I'm definitely going to re buy it. I don't care if it has no add-ons. I love that game enough said.

SoNin360
SoNin360

Having departed from my PS2 a long while back, I'd love for the opportunity to play this game again. Really wish they would do an HD remake, but that seems unlikely. Trophies would be nice too for me personally, but if it's just a direct port then I might as well adjust myself to gaming on a PC and playing it on there than overpaying for it on the PS3.

ShadowMoses900
ShadowMoses900

I got GTA3 off of PSN and was very disappointed, it was a lazy port. If you are going to bring San Andreas and Vice City to PSN do it right, make them in HD, add trophies, some new content etc....all the basics of other HD remakes. Do that Rockstar and I will buy it.

visionedorange
visionedorange

san andreas is among the "legendary" group of games

kmaoO
kmaoO

I would play this game again, no questions asked. I don't even care about the terrible video quality.

 

The game starts with Samuel Jackson... For pete's sake! xD

Harrydapro
Harrydapro

Are they going to re-release all the 3D GTA games..?

higherflyerJ
higherflyerJ

If it's not HD it's gonna look like crap, so don't get too excited people.  I have the downloadable version on 360 and it looks absolutely terrible.

xolivierx
xolivierx

The game was hella cool on Ps2 but I'm just wondering why couldn't they make it into a HD version...they will eventually so the next Q is why the hell should I buy the pixelated version of this game on the psn? I don't mind dloading old ps1 games, even use emulator to play old dos games NEs Master system and sush, but being asked to pay 15$ for a cluster foak of pixels , no thank you Sony. Just give us what we want already.

Evildude683
Evildude683

Why isn't Sony releasing the GTA HD Collection? All of he GTA games are worth the HD transfer.

SolidTy
SolidTy

Once GTA III came out for PS3, this was only a matter of time...

ChemicalReaper
ChemicalReaper

I wish they'd remake San Andreas and III with the GTA V engine. That would be awesome.

CommanderShiro
CommanderShiro

San Andreas will be instant buy for me. My original copy doesn't work anymore. I've been itching to replay this game for longest time. 

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

If it isn't being improved in some way, there's no realy point in buying it again, just another way Sony is helping company's sell something to you twice. I'll stick with emulating my original copys.

JDWolfie
JDWolfie

Pointless. Didn't even bother updating the graphics for GTA3. You would be buying the same game again.

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

GTA 5 is gonna be great. i hope it keeps intact all the details of Redemption, like the bullet wounds and violence of Red Dead Redemption, along with bears, sasquatches, and cannibals of Red Dead. VCand SA HD remakes will be just like the originals and therefor a waste of money just like RESIDENT EVIL 4 HD.

SLAMMIN23
SLAMMIN23

are these games still m rated to then

demonkingx5
demonkingx5

Face Palm why buy it again unless its on a steam sale 

TheArcade
TheArcade

Don't people already own the GTA Collection; what's the point of this?

fanirama
fanirama

I used to love driving around Vice City and San Andreas listening to music on the scooter or bike or Cheetah. Good times...

aaron25m
aaron25m

zzzzzzz@the hate for this id deffinatly get it seeing as i no longer own my old ps2

evil_devil_mons
evil_devil_mons

instead of wasting there time on this project.. which is goin to be a FAIL. they should go for GTA V pc version 

gamergath
gamergath

Do you think that Rockstar will ever make a remake of San Andreas & Vice City someday? Probably when someday... I dunno,... hit their 50th anniversary?

pez2k_
pez2k_

Here's just another reminder that 'HD' re-releases of the PS2 GTA games are unlikely since they were built on Criterion's Renderware engine which Rockstar no longer licenses and never had access to PS3 and X360 builds of.

cantor2537
cantor2537

I agree with everyone. No trophies, no HD = no buy. I still have the PS2 disk and a phat PS3 that plays PS2 games, and I just beat SA again. No point spending 10 bucks on a game I already own.