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Rockstar Games Releases Grand Theft Auto III For Mobile, Available In Android Market Right Now

Fans of Grand Theft Auto, our day has come.  Rockstar has officially launched Grand Theft Auto III to the Android Market.  We were fortunate enough to get our hands on the game early and will say that it is one of the smoothest ports of an any console game to mobile we have ever played.  It brings back plenty of memories of stealing cars, running from the cops, and building up a deadly arsenal for tearing down Liberty City.

The app runs $5 in the Android Market and that’s a “steal.”  You won’t be disappointed in the quality or gameplay. Again, this is not a dumbed-down version of the game we played a decade ago.  This is the actual game we all obsessed over and fell in love with.  A note from Rockstar was added in the Market, saying that support for the Galaxy Nexus is right around the corner.  

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  • Tbissler

    Not on my market… droidx running latest liberty rom. i can see it my droid 1 but not x any ideas?

  • thanx alot for sharing. i am big fan of grant theft auto

  • Jones Corey08

    When they come out with San Andreas that’s when I’ll be happier than ever.

  • Anonymous

    I purchased this for my Samsung tab 10.1 which is supported. I am rooted and running Android 3.2 no touchwiz and I can’t get the additional files to download. I get an error message that says my time or date is wrong when it clearly isn’t. Just thought I would let you guys know this if you have a device like this. No worky!

    • Pdms_designer

      I have the same problem and the date and time are fine.

      • Anonymous

        I got it to work finally. Their is a Kang Cyanogen 9 ICS Rom on xda that I flashed. The Rom is quite stable and I have been using it for about a week. Anyway I finally got the additional files for gta3 to download on this rom. Give it a try if your up to it.

  • Cameron Werth

    Downloaded this game on my EVO 3D works great love it but apparently iv told my friend who has the exact phone and he can’t find it on the market.. was gta 3 removed from the market? Can it be bought anymore, cause i clearly have the game but it shows that neither I can find it anymore….?

  • Misterburns81

    It wont play. It don’t go past credits when I start the game. Im using the DROID bionic. It does work on the XOOM tablet. Wish I could put cheat codes on it.

  • ExplosiveBJ

    Runs perfectly on my Droid X2:)

  • Anonymous

    I’m waiting to play this on a tablet

  • Kiteless

    Purchased it and installed it on my Droid 3. Sadly it just quits to desktop. I think its because the Droid 3 only had 512Megs of ram. I then loaded it on my EeePad Transformer and it ran beautifully. TO get it running I did have to power cycle my tablet, then on the second run it actually cause my tablet to reboot. Overall it was good. Had some glitchyness with driving this pickup truck around, the polygons would stretch across the screen for single frames. Got into a different car and the problem was fine. Also plugged in a Generic Logitech USB gamepad. Everything worked except there was no button mapped to the throttle/brake of the car, so I could not drive. Maybe a different controller would work. Framerate overall was good and the game is playable with onscreen controls. They take some getting used to. 

    • ExplosiveBJ

      Reason being the Droid 3 is not supported (yet) by this game yet. right now they’re focusing on tegra devices and flagship phones.

  • John P

    Crashes on both Droid 1 and Bionic. Doesn’t go past credits.

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  • Jameyny692

    trying to drive the car is aweful with touch screen on my transformer.  have not tried using a ps3 controller yet

  • Granted

    Wow I guess since this is the only non-Nexus post, well….no i guess should still rename the damn site to Nexus-Life, considering that is still you’ve talked about for months, and the day it gets released you make almost ever subsequent post about the damn Nexus. One track minds are boring in bed too,I bet whatever person let’s you near them with your talons must get bored quick.

  • Steve Martin

    This game is the reason I bought a playstation 2. I really hope they make Vice City and then San Andreas

  • Anonymous

    All I can say is wow.  I have an out-dated Thunderbolt and this game works perfectly.  Great job guys, keep up the good work.

  • Luis

    I brought it and it does not work on my Droid Razr. All I get is a bunch of blinking and a black screen after that freezes the phone and Im forced to shut it off.

  • Downloaded for the Xoom; runs KY smooth. Can’t believe it’s only $5

  • DROID 3 support please!!!!!!

    • Kiteless

      I don’t think the Droid 3 will ever get it since it is so low on RAM. But I have a Droid 3 as well and hope that it does. 

      • ExplosiveBJ

        The Droid 3 has the same amount of RAM as the Droid X2 – 512MB. Idk if the PowerVR SGX 540 (something like that) GPU is good enough to handle the game smoothly though. But I’m sure the game will probably run fine on the Droid 3

        • Davidsoncomputerservices

          The power vr gpu is actually just as powerful as tegra gpu, look at benchmarks. Problem is developers don’t waannt to waste their time adding compatibility for diff gpu, which sucks for all of us keyboard droid users

      • Lolliar

        Guess what sir, it does work for Droid 3 with 1.2 update. 512 mb of ram is enough

  • J Dub

    What this really needs….six axis ps3 over bluetooth support

    • Have you had a chance to try it yet? I was gonna see if it was compatible with the controller when I got home from work. Would suck donkey bollocks if it doesn’t.

  • Bryan Hitchen

    Be careful if you get this. Even though your phone may be compatible and can download it, it may not work. It works fine with my XOOM, but on the droid bionic, it cant get past the opening credits before closing automatically. You have to go to their website for “officially” supported phones (there are very few) seems to be just a handful of tegra 2 devices.

    btw every reviewer that has a galaxy nexus has reported the same problem as I have.

    • David Russell

      That makes sense.  The Nexus is based on essentially the same platform as the Bionic.  Which also means there is hope for us Bionic owners, since it would stand to reason that the Galaxy Nexus fix will also fix things on the Bionic.

  • Lbcnate

    does this have cheats??

  • Drinksprite

    R2 R2 L1 R2 circle circle, all day everyday!

  • Linuxdood

    to those saying wont buy until g nexus support.  bet you dont have a g nexus or would spend 5 dollars for a games.  weirdos

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    • Tim_Horton

      Maybe they have a gnex like me and are pissed you can buy the game, just can’t play it.  

  • Anonymous

    read the reviews on market before you buy seems like its not working on alot of phones… download takes over 15min so you can’t refund

  • Sp4rxx

    The PC port you were able to have an MP3 folder to play your own music in the car radios …. I wonder if this can point to a music folder on a mobile device?

  • Anonymous

    Awesome….this has Playstation One style graphics.

    • Dude

      *Playstation 2.

  • Sportypozz

    droid x anytime soon?

    • Anonymous

      This is reportedly supported on Droid x according to their description.

  • Anonymous

    Whats the deal with all the different versions and names for different countries?

  • Anonymous

    Woah…this version of Grand Theft Auto III works on my Droid X? That’s seriously surprising!

    BUT, I won’t buy this game, at least not until I get my Galaxy Nexus tomorrow! Hellz yeah!

    • Anonymous

      We’re in the same boat! That is good news, but I’m hearing it’s not supporting the GNex just YET.

      • Anonymous

        Ahh, okay, well….I’m thinking of just getting the Galaxy Nexus at Costco, but it may be several days to weeks before they even get some in. And now that I’m hearing that Verizon is selling out of ’em, it may also be a few days to week before they get more in, so I don’t have a lot of options here.

        Hopefully I’m wrong though. MAN, I really, really, really want to get the phone now damnit. Not tomorrow, not next week, not in 2012, NOW. lol But yeah, I want the phone now.

        • Anonymous

          Have you called customer service? They can ship one to you overnight. I called them this morning and I’m getting mine tomorrow. 

          Lol yeah I know man but act quick so you can have yours soon. It’s only been a day and I already feel a bit behind lol. 

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, seriously, same here, definitely feel like I’m missing out damnit! lol – But yeah, awesome dude, nice!

            But yeah, I actually just called a Verizon store, and she told me they have like 34 Galaxy Nexus units in stock as of right now. That could easily change tomorrow. I also asked if there was a line this morning, and she said there wasn’t that much of a line at all, so that also gives me hope.

            I’m actually going to go to Costco tomorrow to see if they have any in-stock, and possibly buy it there. But if they don’t have any yet, then I’ll be going to Verizon to pick one up.

            But either way, I’m hoping I’ll have one soon rather than later, in the next few days, at the very least. 

            I haven’t been this excited over a phone since getting rid of that horrid phone, the BlackBerry Storm, and replacing it with my extraordinarily incredible Droid X! Seriously. lol

          • Anonymous

            If you’re that excited then get your whiney snatch to a store and stop clogging up the interwebs with the dry humping of fellow gnex leghumpers.  

          • Anonymous

            Sure, but not until tomorrow.

          • Anonymous

            Lol yeah man I felt that frustration when I was fighting with Verizon ALL NIGHT until morning when I finally came out successful. 

            I really can’t wait to even hold it lol and finally see what this hype is about. I seriously just want to chuck this fugly, incrediblly-laggy Droid X off my balcony and run over it with my car. MAN I swear I’m never buying a locked down phone again. Good luck to you tomorrow dude! Let us know how you like it when it’s in your hands!

          • Anonymous

            What? The Droid X is by far one of the best phones that aliens ever built from human technology. How could you say such a thing? You should be punished. BUT, since you share the same enthusiastic attitude as I towards the Galaxy Nexus, I’ll make an exception. Just this once.

            And trust me, if you’ve ever owned a dreadful BlackBerry Storm(worst man-made phone ever made by monkey bats), then you, too, would think that the Droid X is the greatest thing ever since sliced ham.

            And that, I kid you not, sir.

          • Anonymous

            It is locked but thanks to CM we have 2nd init. I’m running MIUI ICS and it makes my phone awesome but I’ve dealt with too much frustration with it over the past so overall I hate it. Now the Galaxy Nexus, that is one fine piece of alien technology right there sir!

  • Lmrojas

    See my point on how mobile gaming is still stuck on consoles from almost 10 years ago?

    • ExplosiveBJ

      You say that as if you expect these phones to do everything that they already do, PLUS play games with new console quality graphics. by this time next year we will have GPUs (Ex: Adreno 300+) that have the power to run games with new consolde quality alongside those sweet quad-core processors. be patient, young padawan.

  • tracy norton

    not supported on droid 3!!! YOU BASTARDS!!!!!!!! lol

  • Aventador779

    i’ll just download the .apk off 4shared 😀

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    • Anonymous

      You suck.

      People like you drive good devs away from  the platform.

      • jam120992

        another reason why ios has better app 

    • John

      I wish you could get banned for saying something so stupid.

    • jason6g

      since it just came out, i forsee the controls to be akward. if this is somthing you were waiting for then i get the whole trying it out to see if you get used to it. if you do find that its a good game one should deff purchase it to reward the good people who made it (i think rockstar does wonderful work on their gta series)

      • The controls are surprisingly good for touch screen. Playable.

  • Anonymous

    Queue “Let the Bodies Hit the Floor,” just so we can have more nostalgia of things we thought were cool back when this game first came out.

  • Plays on the TouchPad too

  • Landonpatew

    These are the times when I feel old. 

  • RaptorOO7

    Really want to buy this, BUT, not until its available for the Galaxy Nexus

    • Anonymous

      You should port it yourself then, what are you waiting for? You’ve got the dev phone right – get to it.

      • Anonymous

        what would be the point of doing that when its going to be officially available for the galaxy nexus soon?

  • RaptorOO7

    Looking forward to getting this, BUT, I need it for the Galaxy Nexus.  Until then no purchase.