GameSpot Plays Grand Theft Auto III: 10 Year Anniversary Edition

Randolph Ramsay takes Grand Theft Auto III on the iOS for a quick spin to show off the control scheme and changes!

Discussion

48 comments
lilflex1
lilflex1

do they have cheats on this one to me this was the only one that had the best ones because of the tank

AngelCage-2
AngelCage-2

Please please please, tell me that your HORRIBLE driving skills are all because the controls sucked and not because you suck at GTA... Man, you can't seems to be able to drive on a straight line... shame on you! (Or shame on the controls, i don't know)

chingchingbrown
chingchingbrown

does the game ever just randomly turn off for anyone and bring you to the homescreen? It keeps happening to me so i have to save more often.

chingchingbrown
chingchingbrown

got this for ipod touch and its awesome. Controls took a while to get used to (20 minutes) but its awesome! First time i've ever played gta III

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

I really don't understand the control complaints. I've been playing it all day and I am actually impressed with just how easy it is to play this way. It's no Xbox controller, but it works FINE. Any complaint I have seen has been superflous at most. @SoYoung24 I agree they should port this to XBLA though.

SoYoung24
SoYoung24

The controls seems realy not that great at all, like almost every games designed for consoles ported on iPad or iPhone/android devices. I hope Rockstar will release this re edition on XBLA or PSN, it is a much better place to play this great game IMO.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

All you friggin people complaining about the controls can seriously stop. I have the game and I've played for about an hour and it plays just fine. I think the accelerometer controls for vehicles need to allow for more or less sensitivity of course but driving using the touch controls on the screen is fine and running around on foot is FINE. It just took me a minute to adjust the controls to my liking (where I wanted them on screen) and then I'm off and having fun.

otanikun
otanikun

Looks good to me, wish I had an iPad to play this bad boy on.

kittygus
kittygus

Looks great, but the controls don't get me excited at all.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

Already bought it for my phone! Woo! :D

jevanteb12
jevanteb12

GTA 3 is back and its on the iPad

shahroz47
shahroz47

@TevoxZi Actually achievements are fun to do. Mods I don't do jack with. Some people don't have PS2/Xbox or the games or a PSP. Being able to play 'em again now in HD will b awesome.

gokuofheaven
gokuofheaven

i've tried this out at the NYC-con and the controls are very responsive, i was impressed. Only problem is...i've played the hell out of this a long time ago on ps2 so i didn't care much for it after playing 1 mission on the ipad version.

ziproy
ziproy

Touch controls are terrible. How hard is it to just make a plug-in joystick or something

Hemmaroids
Hemmaroids

@boiardee14 why do you hate it? please provide examples rather than "it sux i h8 it". Is it the graphics? Is it the story? Is it the AI?

Johny_47
Johny_47

It's come a long way hasn't it, good game.

SkidRow18
SkidRow18

i freaking hate touch control, i play games like dead space, gangstar series on the ipad and couldn't play it for more than a few mins, not mention i got sweaty palms....

boiardee14
boiardee14

GTA is aweful! and no im not trying to be a troll, i seriously think its a horrible game. any1 who plays it is very immature.

Joy-Stick
Joy-Stick

Take it easy, peoples! R* made this game to celebrate the 10th anniversary. Not to be ambitious. That's why they charged $5 for it. R* knows most of you are just gonna get a cracked version, anyway.

Sportyfamilycar
Sportyfamilycar

touch controls, heck its hard to escape 5 star with buttons!

Szeiden
Szeiden

Wow. Unless I have a terrible memory (quite possible) the graphics look way better.

senjutsu
senjutsu

Bah, I always hated touch controls for games that are not made for this. It doesn't fit at all. Unless it's free I won't get it, I already finished the game more than once anyway.

TriumphantToad
TriumphantToad

I MIGHT take this kind of stuff seriously if they made an actual controller to hook up to it. Touch controls for these games is a joke.

TevoxZi
TevoxZi

@shahroz47 Because it's fun to buy the same exact game you could easily mod yourself with the texture mods and for achievements you don't do jack with, right?

Raziel_0
Raziel_0

"we gonna try avoid this gang shooter right now, and drove our way in our ice cream truck"...yep only on GTA.

fanirama
fanirama

iPad isn't built for such games. I find it tough to control such games without tactile feedback of actual buttons. Still good to see it on iPad.

Xx-BTK-xX
Xx-BTK-xX

My second favorite GTA game of all time right here! love GTA 3! that's pretty awesome that you get it on cellphones now

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

play it on mobile devices, i am more interested in seeing how the controls translate to smaller devices.

shahroz47
shahroz47

R* for **** sake re-release GTA III, VC, SA, LCS and VCS on PS3 and Xbox 360 in HD with Trophies/Achivement support.

M3ran
M3ran

loooks sweet,great job rstar again

dead888
dead888

Where is the damn GTA HD Collection?! :(

Warhawk_
Warhawk_

I will just stick to the ps2 version thank you. Playing the game with touch screen only seems very odd. I'm sure that I would struggle in playing the game on a ipad or phone.

SaltyMeatballs
SaltyMeatballs

GTA3's first island has become one of my most memorable levels of all time... thanks to PS2 not coming with a memory stick back then. I'm surprised how much I still remember the layout.

Viral-venom13
Viral-venom13

@TonnFool23 LOL, probably because you didn't recall hearing the song in Scarface so when you saw the movie it immediately brought the memory of the track back suddenly....either that or you weren't paying attention to the game or didn't hear all of it's radio stations!

CrashAce
CrashAce

I just downloaded it for my tablet. It is fantastic! Every GTA player should get this, it is awesome!

master_mantrox
master_mantrox

Em yea... I'll stick to PC version. It looks very awkward.

Joy-Stick
Joy-Stick

@TonnFool23 Most, if not the entire Scarface soundtrack is incognito as Flashback in GTA III for some reason. I think R* was trying to imply that this was the Scarface universe or they were hinting at Vice City or something.

TonnFool23
TonnFool23

OMG I was watching scarface last night and I can't believe GTA 3 had She's on fire by amy holland.. damn how could Ive missed that?

ama3
ama3

That's good

Aladrael
Aladrael

god,it looks so lame. freaking touch screen gaming sucks big time. you cant even aim.

masha2932
masha2932

How are the cheats implemented? How do you input them? Does the Ipad Keyboard come up or what?

jlj905
jlj905

downloading now, cant wait to play

Kurushio
Kurushio

Brings back some great memories and kudos to R* for sharing the game like this.

FrankSpankit
FrankSpankit

Actually looks pretty damn good. Probably the best way they could have done the controls for touch screen as well.