Grand Theft Auto III Now Available in the PlayStation Store

Posted on September 26 2012, 1:42pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

We’re pleased to announce that Grand Theft Auto III is now available to purchase from the PlayStation® Store for $9.99/£7.99/€9.99.

Released in 2001 to critical and commercial success, Grand Theft Auto III is widely credited as one of the most influential video games of all time and a landmark moment in popular culture. With world-class voice acting, an action-packed and deftly satirical storyline, a stunning soundtrack and revolutionary open-world gameplay, Grand Theft Auto III delivered a new sense of freedom in videogames.

  • 47tomudoon January 31 2014, 3:30amReplyFlag
    gta 3 my first ps2 game. what a kick that was in 2002.
    if you like gta 3 you may like liberty stories on ps2. other than graphics i like it better than gta 3. the control and camer are way better and there are motorcycles. also trick ways to fly a helicopter without cheats.
    • patrikjeon November 18 2013, 12:24pmReplyFlag
      Playing GTA 3, Loving the lag Rockstar! Great job making a ps2 game run worse than gta iv
      • yazodinskon October 5 2013, 6:34pmReplyFlag
        now that gta 5 is released...could you port gta vice city (and possible) gta san andreas to the vita please? i would really appriciate it if you could! please rockstar
        • Psychedelic_Gooon January 27 2013, 5:24pmReplyFlag
          Just bought it today reliving old memories, but as I was entering a cheat the game just froze and my system turned off out of nowhere.
          • flippakon December 16 2012, 1:22pmReplyFlag
            For best graphics on a widescreen TV, do this:
            * In the in-game graphics menu select Widescreen On and Trails Off.
            * Press the PS-button, and go to Other settings. Make sure Screen Mode is set to Full Screen, and Smoothing set to On.

            (This also gives the best graphics for GTA San Andreas for PS3. Trails setting does not apply).

            Game runs smooth, no lag, and looks beautiful. Loving it.
            • ShadowAvenon November 23 2012, 8:21pmReplyFlag
              So uhh....GTA3 isn't playable on PS3....It needs a fix. PS2 games had 60fps, ps3 only has 30fps. How did Rockstar stuff that up?!
              • flippakon November 27 2012, 4:56amReplyFlag
                @ShadowAven Hey, this is an emulated game. We should be grateful Rockstar even took the effort to release it for PS3. I hope they do the same for Vice City and San Andreas.

                Turn Trails Off in the in-game menu. I found that helped a lot.
            • 47tomudoon November 8 2012, 5:45pmReplyFlag
              i just finished bioshock2,first time,and just started dishonored. i am ready for a game in a "normal" world like in a gta game. bring on gtav open world with fast cars and motorcycles as soon as possible.
              the 5 ps2 gta games with improved graphics for the ps3 would be great. ps2 owners got the worst graphics and even with hd cables i still only get 480i.
              • SJDiskoon November 7 2012, 10:43pmReplyFlag
                I've downloaded GTA3 from the UK Playstation Store, everything's fine with the game other than there is no map. The mini map is there but when I press start it's the only tab missing from the menu. Will I need to re download it or something because it makes the game pretty hard when you can't find ammunation.
              • chaparro0007on October 17 2012, 8:09pmReplyFlag
                When is going to come oute the xbox version ?
                • sk8massacreon October 13 2012, 10:40pmReplyFlag
                  when is gta vice city and gta san andreas coming to ps3?
                  • Daniel_0393on October 11 2012, 11:17pmReplyFlag
                    Oh, how I wish this was in HD and had trophies. i would be pay again for it
                    just like that
                    • iPugslieeon October 9 2012, 4:08pmReplyFlag
                      Vice city anytime soon?
                      • Daniel_0393on October 7 2012, 10:37pmReplyFlag
                        hi rockstar! I buy the game and completed it but I wish more show the 10th anniversary edition with trophies etc hd remake map. would pay again for that version on PS3 and PS Vita sorry for my bad english
                        • VariableAgaaon October 8 2012, 4:37pmReplyFlag
                          @Daniel_0393 HD remake? I don't need it, I think GTA SA and GTA VC should vome in the original version too at the psn.
                          They must programming GTA 5 ready, thatg we can buy it, that is the importantest.
                      • Stormbreaker771on October 7 2012, 4:10pmReplyFlag
                        Is it on Xbox360 Marketplace? if not, when will it be
                        • iLewisGTAon October 10 2012, 12:36pmReplyFlag
                          @Stormbreaker771 As recently said in the previous Asked and Answered Article, there are no plans to bring GTA III or GTA: Vice City to the Xbox Live Marketplace, due to compatibility issues.
                      • PantalliCon October 7 2012, 1:32pmReplyFlag
                        why does luigi assume im going to even consider touching misty she sounds like a rusty bear trap and probably has teeth as sharp as one too lol
                        • iLewisGTAon October 7 2012, 12:22pmReplyFlag
                          Just finished the story for the first time ever! I really loved GTA III, And, yes, I'll admit it, I started to well up during the final cutscene =) I love GTA, bring on GTA V! I hope it's longer than 100 mission =)

                          Thank you for bringing us GTA III and the other GTA Games R*, You always impress me =)

                          Rockstar Games for Life, Grand Theft Auto Forever!
                          • lach10on October 7 2012, 10:32amReplyFlag
                            Some offtopic, R* you said: More info about GTA Five, please wait ("few weeks"). Few weeks ? FEW (1 - 10 weeks) so today it's about 7 - 8 week :D J think you not lie us.
                            • BitterMarstonon October 7 2012, 3:22amReplyFlag
                              For some reason while driving shooting isn't working when I press circle, so I changed the controller setting and R1 doesn't work either. What should I do?
                              • flippakon November 27 2012, 4:44amReplyFlag
                                @BitterMarston You can only drive-by with the Uzi. Press R2 + Circle or L2 + Circle and your character will shoot the Uzi out either side of the car.
                            • grandsaintson October 5 2012, 7:26amReplyFlag
                              Rockstar games i did not fine grand theft auto III in the UK playstation store o in dubai playstation store but i lime this game And i Will buy it And i hope you to but grand theft auto san Andreas in the playstation store YOU ROCK
                              • R* Aon October 6 2012, 11:33amReplyFlag
                                @grandsaints It should certainly be available in the UK PSN Store. Dubai we'd have to check on with Sony. If you are still having trouble finding it, please send a message to with details. Thank you.
                            • e-bullon October 4 2012, 2:31pmReplyFlag
                              Now Avaliable at the German PS Store! Finally, thank you Rockstar for this awesome piece of Gaming History.
                              I will add this directly to my Game Collection, as soon as i Get more PS Store Credits.
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