Besides the recent release of Infinity Blade II, Rockstar’s iOS port of its classic console hit Grand Theft Auto III has been one of the most anticipated titles for Apple’s platform this Fall.

We told you about the impending release of the game earlier this month, and now we’re happy to announce that the wait is finally over. Grand Theft Auto III has just gone live in the US App Store…

The original GTA III was released for consoles back in 2001. The open-world title was a smash hit and went on to sell over 14 million copies, making it one of the most popular Playstation 2 games of all time.

And now it’s available for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch:

Welcome to Liberty City. Where it all began. Rockstar Games celebrates the 10th anniversary of one of the most influential games of all time. The critically acclaimed blockbuster Grand Theft Auto III comes to mobile devices, bringing to life the dark and seedy underworld of Liberty City. With a massive and diverse open world, a wild cast of characters from every walk of life and the freedom to explore at will, Grand Theft Auto III puts the dark, intriguing and ruthless world of crime at your fingertips.

It’s important to note that the game is only compatible with the iPhone 4/4S, iPod touch 4G, and the iPad. It’s rather odd that Rockstar has chosen to omit the iPhone 3GS even though it’s still available for purchase on that device, but there’s probably a good reason for the decision that involves hardware support.

Regardless, if you own one of the aforementioned devices, and you’re looking for some good old-fashioned mayhem, you won’t be disappointed with Grand Theft Auto III. It’s available in the App Store for $4.99.

Have you downloaded GTA III yet? What do you think?

  • Runs amazing on my Iphone 4. Great Job Rockstar!!! 😀

  • Awesome! Thanks so very much for posting this and the link!

    Rock On iDB!


  • Anonymous

    Can you do cheat codes on the iOS version like the other versions?

  • It still works on 3gs ios 5.x

  • I’m going to try it out, thanks!

  • Controls are simply amazing, at this price if you have a device that supports it, this is a must buy!!

    • Anonymous

      Thank you aWonton! A must BUY! BUY people. Not STEAL.

    • I was a little worried about the controls but i’ll take your word on it thanks man

  • No brainer, download now!

  • Dan

    4.99, good price!
    downloading now!

  • vallahboyz singh

    its available on installous as well,downloaded

    • Dan

      yeah, that’s called pirating, it’s because of people like you that game prices keep going up

  • Looks like some people with older ios devices are not to happy with the game, lucky for me its going on my ipad2. also, grand theft auto china town wars is on the app store as well, been there for a while.

    • Jon Garrett

      what problems are there running this game on older devices?

      • people are complaining about it in the reviews on the app store. saying it keeps crashing and lagging. Different people, different complaints. Runs great for me on my ipad 2.

      • Jon Garrett

        so the same complaints as in the Android market. maybe they rushed this game to the markets and will patch it later.

    • Dan

      yeah it’s the same crap I went through when I had my iPad 1, games like infinity blade, epoch and shadowgun (all graphic intensive games) would crash as soon as I opened them. I think people have to accept that iPad 1 is already dated and developers are not taking it into account anymore.

      • That is fine– but if it isn’t going to be stable, they should just not make it available on the iPad 1, just like it isn’t available for the 3GS; I’ve made five attempts to play and it crashed within 1 minute each time. It doesn’t seem to have any trouble with the non-interactive video scenes.

        Hopefully they do a patch to fix the issue [maybe let the user can select lower graphical settings?] since I already paid for it…

  • Anonymous

    Someone with Installous should download the .ipa file to try it out on the 3GS for informational purposes only.

    • Downloaded it on my 3GS and it’s running great. Definitely playable on a 3GS.

      • I’ll keep playing and let you guys know if I have any problems. Btw I’m on 4.3.3. Will test it on 5.0.1 as soon as pod2g releases the untethered jb.

  • Anonymous

    Got an iPhone 4 a week ago… Looks like we’re right on schedule 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t really get excited about a game release, not from the App Store at least, but I would with no doubt pay up to $20 to get this game. This game is hands down one of the biggest steps made by Rockstar and the App Store so far.

  • I’ve already downloaded it & it works with my 3gs