Grand Theft Auto III coming to Android this fall

Wow -- Talk about something to make you feel old. 10 years ago this month Rockstar Games released the original Grand Theft Auto III to the masses and now it is time to celebrate once again by taking it mobile. Soon, Grand Theft Auto III will be available on various Android Smartphones and tablets including:

 Droid X2, LG Optimus 2X, Motorola Atrix, Samsung Galaxy S2, Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad, Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Awesome! Time to brush up on your GTA skills because release is happening soon, it'll be interesting to see how well the game does as well -- 10-years later. Can't help but notice that one specific PlayStation certified device is missing from the line-up though.

Source: Rockstar Games; via: Game Hunters (opens in new tab)

  • No Bionic?! This is Cow Poo!
  • Same here, this phone should run it smooth as butter, and it's super popular why the heck aren't they supporting it?
  • My Transformer loves this news... I'll be sideloading to my Evo 3D right after my Transformer gets it.
  • Mine too.
  • Those can't possibly be the only phones that are truly compatible, though, right? Surely the newer high-end phones (SGII, Bionic, etc.) would work as well. (Right?)
  • Sgs2 is on the list
  • Looks to be a Tegra 2 game.
  • im hoping the list isn't complete
  • It should work on the SGS2 but the Bionic has that old GPU from the original SGS at a slightly higher clock speed. With that said, I really hope the Prime doesn't use OMAP4. Why did AC leave out the HTC Evo 2 that was listed? Anyways, I'm happy that dual-core phones finally have a purpose.
  • The OMAP 4470 is pretty good. Just not a dual-core GPU.
  • Yeah, the 4470 looks good, but that's not being released until next year.
  • um .... didn't Gameloft already release that game like a year ago? ;)
  • They released a clone of it Gangstar I think it is.
  • How/Why would Gameloft release a Rockstar Game without getting sued??
  • I'm Definitely getting this game on my Samsung galaxy tab 10.
  • This is why I got a DX2. I had a feeling we'd get these sweet games.
  • Um, why would I want to play this on a touchscreen only phone? No thanks, I have my PS2 and PS3 right here.
  • exactly! and this game is 10yrs old
  • WOW! I am so excited to see this! I really hope the game will recognize Xbox 360 controllers on my Eee Pad Transformer. Holy crap, this along with L.A. Noire for PC is gonna make me fall in love with Rockstar all over again. It seems like yesterday that I bought this game on day of release... Then later buying the Vice City + III special edition pack for Xbox. The biggest improvement of the special edition of GTA III was that cars wouldn't disappear after going an amount of distance away (the car the player drove then abandoned). Rockstar, PLEASE continue porting your GTA series over! Let's face it, Gameloft sucks. Rockstar, please take over.
  • San Andreas ftmfw!!! Tegra 2 great for gaming... LTE not so much
  • can't wait can't wait can't wait!!!!! :D
  • Gamespot's article lists the HTC EVO2?: Really interesting. Do they mean the EVO 3d, or the as yet to be announced EVO 4G+?
  • Boy I spent countless hours pulling bongs and playing this game. Wish I could have all that time back so I could pull all those bongs again :) I checked and thankfully this is coming to the iPad 2 as well.
  • Great game no doubt, but really how many times can you play this. Its more a game to show off your tablet, but not really interested in playing this another go round.
  • Such a small number of devices. Can anyone say fragmentation sucks!
  • That's why there's chainfire 3d lol
  • No support for the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY ("PlayStation phone")? Yeah, I think I'll pass thanks...
  • I'd much rather they just brought Chinatown Wars over to Android instead...can't see a game like GTA3 on a touch screen, with all the controls.