Grand Theft Auto III Drops on iOS and Android [Video]

I know it’s common to marvel and wax about “how far games have come,” but dudes: Grand Theft Auto III can now be played on an iPhone. AN IPHONE. Jesus Christ, when I first sat down with Rockstar’s classic sandbox game in 2001, playing this on a damn phone felt centuries away. Never mind an upgraded version.

Yet, that’s what you can do. Grand Theft Auto III hit the Android Market and iOS App Store for smartphones and tablets today, priced at $4.99 in the US, and £3.21 for British gamers. Not only that, but this edition now offers HD graphics, added for the 10 Year Anniversary release. Yeesh. This bad boy appears on:

  • Apple iOS Devices: iPad 1 2, iPhone 4 4S, iPod touch 4th Generation
  • Android Phones: HTC Rezound, LG Optimus 2x, Motorola Atrix 4G, Motorola Droid X2, Motorola Photon 4G, Samsung Galaxy R, T-Mobile G2x
  • Android Tablets: Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Dell Streak 7, LG Optimus Pad, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1, Sony Tablet S, Toshiba Thrive

You can even plug in a USB controller, if you’re still not down with the touchscreen controls of tablets (I’m not a convert, personally – prefer the tactile feel of a stick and buttons, grandpa that I am).

Even Galaxy Nexus owners will be getting a version of this in the near future, heh. It’ll eat up your precious storage space, however – it’s 18MB on Android and a ridic-u-larse 462MB on iOS. Here’s a video: