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GTA III Ten Year Anniversary Trailer Is Stuffed Full Of Win

Matt Gardner
Anniversary, Grand Theft Auto, GTA III, Liberty City, Rockstar

GTA III Ten Year Anniversary Trailer Is Stuffed Full Of Win

It's almost hard to believe that it's been ten years since GTA III. I recall a feeling of nervous apprehension mingled with barely contained excitement as the series made the jump from its top-down, 2D roots into something far more expansive and ambitious, and Rockstar never really looked back. Dan Houser has already spoken about how the development team almost didn't go with New York as a template for their groundbreaking open-world environment, but it had to be the Big Apple really. It's just a shame that so many games following it have resolutely jumped on the NY bandwagon.

Without GTA III, though there would not have been a Vice City or San Andreas. The open-world, sandbox genre might never have exploded quite as stupendously as it did. GTA III remains, to this day, one of the modern benchmarks of game development, a thoroughly enjoyable title even a decade on, and a towering achievement pinned upon this industry's timeline.

To celebrate that fact, Rockstar have put together a little video. And it's just a little spectacular.

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DrTrouserPlank  Oct. 20, 2011 at 20:14

With the possible exception of Vice I think GTA has been on a downward spiral since GTA3.

Doors  Oct. 21, 2011 at 09:11

I personally found San Andreas the most enjoyable

Jaffo  Oct. 21, 2011 at 09:25

All brilliant games. I would say the soundtracks in the last two weren't as good as Vice City's but I guess that can depend on the era you grew up in.

harvos  Oct. 21, 2011 at 09:33

I always loved the GTA games, but I could never get IV to work on my PC and I felt so badly let down I'm unlikely to ever go back to a Rockstar game. Such a terrible shame to have to turn my back on the legend that is Rockstar, especially when you look back at some of the III and VC shining moments, but man IV left a bitter taste in my mouth.

Late  Oct. 21, 2011 at 09:54

Despite already owning pretty much every GTA game, I'd be all over it if they brought out a HD collection as other companies have done. I'm not talking pc/steam, here (yeah, Ive seen the recent deals) - I'm talking console, full price. Take my money please Rockstar...

MattGardner  Oct. 21, 2011 at 16:44

Right there with you, Late :-)


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