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It's the 10th Anniversary of Grand Theft Auto III

Can you believe it's been a decade since Rockstar went and kind of changed everything?

Oct. 19 2011

Posted by: Brad

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Grand Theft Auto III

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Keep on rockin', star

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That actually looks halfway decent. I wish they'd do this for ps3/360.

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I remember playing this game for the first time. Totally blew my mind. Can't believe it has been ten years.

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I thought this said "100th anniversary" I need to go to bed

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I got this and a PS2 for my birthday when it came out. Some of my happiest memories. I couldn't believe it, a massive world to explore and I could do anything I wanted.

So of course I killed some hookers.

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GTA 3: The game that created "jank"

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10 years on and we are left with GTA games that aren't as fun as their predecessors.

Saints Row 3 looks to be the San Andreas of this gen.

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It blows my mind that ten years have passed. Fuck.

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I fucking loved this game.

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I remember getting GTA III when it was released - it's hard to imagine its been 10 years...

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No RDR for PC means Rockstar has been dead to me for quite a while, but I still cherish my Vice City soundtrack box.

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@dvorak said:

That actually looks halfway decent. I wish they'd do this for ps3/360.

Same here, I'm guessing that would take up a lot of time though, I'd rather have GTA V.

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Edited By Zatoichi_Sanjuro

  Gamersgate has the entire GTA collection for under €14.
 
And of course, ENB and iCEnhancer mods.

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GTAIII still has the best video game trailer/commercial.

Rockstar, remake GTAIII, VC, and SA on the RAGE engine with updated graphics and controls and junk, and I'll give you all of my money.

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"Thank you for all your support"

That's why were bringing this for the iPad and don't make a version for the plattforms that helped GTA to become what it is today.

Thank's rockstar

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GTA 3 was and still is awesome.  
 
I always think of this song when I think of GTA3, even though this was only featured in Liberty City Stories: 
  

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This was the first PS2 game I played... Was a pretty fucking awesome way to be introduced to a new generation of consoles.

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Edited By 234r2we232

...and then proceeded to make the exact same game for another decade, while peaking at the second game. Go away, Rockstar :|

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Oh man, I am starting to get old.

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So... I still don't understand. I get that it's 10th anniversary but... are they re-releasing the game? Or are they just saying "hey, it has been 10 years"?

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Totally remember picking up this game on launch day at my local EB Games and hearing the cashier tell me that I was one of three pre-orders for the game. A huge grin crept across my face upon realizing what exactly I had just purchased before everyone else picked up on the game.

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I suddenly feel old.

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@nohthink: They're making an iPad version of it.

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@Abendlaender said:

"Thank you for all your support"

That's why were bringing this for the iPad and don't make a version for the plattforms that helped GTA to become what it is today.

Thank's rockstar

Because people already have it for those platforms.

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They should do an "Old Look" video with this game... or I guess it's called "Load Our Last Save". I'm not good with remembering titles. Anyway, this would be enjoyable to revisit.

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I can't wait to see how many stupid ways I fuck up a mission thanks to stupid iPad controls. I got one of those Fring joypads so that should help with the driving at least.

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I can remember when I got this game for my then new PS2. Looking back on it, I was too young to be playing that game, they have made me into the model adult I am.

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That voice acting is a lot worse than I remember it being.

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@Abendlaender

"Thank you for all your support"

That's why were bringing this for the iPad and don't make a version for the plattforms that helped GTA to become what it is today.

Thank's rockstar

The sense of entitlement that most gamers have annoy the shit out of me.
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I shall be literally shocked if they don't release it on every other platform imaginable!

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Weird that it has been that long.

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HEY JOEY WHEN YA GONNA DRILL ME

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Thanks so much for reminding me just how fast time fly's.

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I played so much GTA3, me and a friend played it every weekend for a full year. Yes it is the least refined of the PS2 GTAs because it was the first out the gate but I still think it was so damn fun and revolutionary despite its issues.

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O mio babbino carrrrrrrro!

Man I remember seeing the original ad back in 2001 having no idea what this game would eventually become.

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I always liked the Indian cab driver who shouted "Get in the back!" when you jacked his car. HAPPY DAYS.

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Jesus. I can't even begin to express the amount of nostalgia I have invested in this game.

Just the best thing ever.

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Love this game and haven't play it for AGES so, maybe, at some point, I'll play it again.

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Vice city is still the best GTA game

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Ah.... memories.

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Wow, ten years already...

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Wow 10 years? I remember this game selling me on the ps2 when it still cost ridiculously high amounts of money, gets me excited for gta v too

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It would have been great if they gave it the Halo anniversary treatment and did an full HD remake... and remaking the controls; I can't go back to the old ways.

Anyway, awesome game. I have tons of memories in that entire franchise.

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@theveej said:

Vice city is still the best GTA game

Nope. Chuck Te.. I mean San Andreas.

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Man those graphics do NOT hold up.

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I played this on PC with mouse and keyboard and my friends couldn't handle the thought of not using a controller. Also playing on PC allowed me to use mods and change the game data to allow me to do things like... make the tank handle like a sports car.

On a side note, I was once interested in Dead Island, now I have nothing but scorn for it.

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Ten years later and I still think these games are pretty awful.

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One of my college roomates had just gotten a PS2 when this game came out, but never got a memory card. I started playing the game and I just left the PS2 on pause for hours at a time for several days before beating it. When he finally got a card and went on to play the game the disc was ruined. (To be fair, I did ask if he was cool with it as it was happening and he said yes and declined my offer to purchase a new one. I would later go on to take a floor lamp which might have been his when I moved out) Had a great time later on replaying it on Xbox with the Vice City double pack and San Andreas subsequently.

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@steelknight2000 said:

Man those graphics do NOT hold up.

Well considering its been 10 years I'd say they do hold up remarkably well.

Remember that 10 years is a millennia in video game years - it's shocking that we even recognize that as graphics at all and not some random sequence of flashing colours.