Rockstar releases Grand Theft Auto III 10th anniversary promotional video

To celebrate the ten-year anniversary of Grand Theft Auto III, Rockstar has released a promotional video with footage of the decade-old classic. The video doesn't promote anything, really, or tease a new announcement. It doesn't end with a surprise revelation of an HD remake of GTA III or anything like that. Instead, it does one thing: reminds us why we loved the game so much back in 2001.

That said, we certainly wouldn't mind an HD remake of the game. Right now the closest thing we can do is play the PC version, but the textures from 2001 could certainly use some cleaning up. We'd also love to see multiplayer modes added – for as great as the competitive combat was in Grand Theft Auto IV, we can't help but think the speed of GTA III would make for even more hectic fun.

We’ve been celebrating Grand Theft Auto III’s anniversary all week, talking to developers about their thoughts on the series and listing the Top 7 Ways Grand Theft Auto III changed gaming. We have more awesome GTA coverage lined up all week, too, so stick around while we remember the game that created a genre.

Oct 19, 2011




  • needles - October 20, 2011 12:11 p.m.

    GTA III took the open world and jack any car thing from Driver. The Driver series went downhill after Driver 2 though.
  • DarkTone - October 19, 2011 4:10 p.m.

    STILL the greatest series ever made!
  • Fady2Hotty - October 19, 2011 1:32 p.m.

    what a great game that changed the industry, and yet it didnt need any DLC or online passes.
  • 49erZ4lyfe - October 19, 2011 12:04 p.m.

    gta3 changed rockstar games and gaming in general forever saints row 3 will do the same if anything it'll make rockstar work that much harder on gtaV
  • paul212 - October 19, 2011 10:12 a.m.

    Looking forward to experiencing it all again on my X2
  • Corsair89 - October 19, 2011 9:51 a.m.

    GTAIII was and still is awesome. I'd be playing it in honor of the 10th anniversary, but I still have much of Arkham City to discover.

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