GTA III is a modern classic, and helped to kickstart a swathe of 3D sandbox titles, and we jumped for joy when Rockstar somehow distilled the entire game into a handy portable package. This weekend, it'll be discounted across iOS, and in Google Play too. Great spot, RokkaMan.
What: GTA III
Where: iTunes/App Store
Current Price: 69p
GTA III is a modern classic, there's no doubt about that. Vice City might have provided the finest game world of the series, and San Andreas may have bolstered the gameplay significantly since, but GTA III will always have a place in our hearts.
Right now, though, it ahould have a place on your iPhone/iPad, because it's down to 69p this weekend and if you don't think that's worth hours of hilarious entertainment then, frankly, you're mad.
The ESRB have recently re-rated GTA III and GTA Vice City as PS2 Classics for the Playstation 3, indicating that a PSN release for two of Rockstar's finest is almost certainly on the cards. San Andreas was notable by its absence, and the PS2 Classics download service is still yet to make the jump to Europe.
Mind you, if you've got an early PS3 model, backwards-compatibility with discs is still an option.
GTA III recently released in its entirety on iOS and Android. [Siliconera]
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.Click here to read more...