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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition Arrives November 11

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition Arrives November 11 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 22 October 2021 / 1,530 Views

Rockstar Games announced Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will launch digitally for the PlayStation 5Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4Xbox One, and PC via Rockstar Games Launcher on November 11 for $59.99. A physical edition will launch on December 7 for the Xbox Series X/Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Switch.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – The Definitive Edition will be available on Xbox Game Pass starting November 11, while Grand Theft Auto III – The Definitive Edition will be available on PlayStation Now starting December 7.

View a trailer of the collection below:

Here is an overview of the collection:

Three iconic cities, three epic stories. Play the genre-defining classics of the original Grand Theft Auto TrilogyGrand Theft Auto IIIGrand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas updated for a new generation, now with across-the-board enhancements including brilliant new lighting and environmental upgrades, with high-resolution textures, increased draw distances, Grand Theft Auto V-style controls and targeting, and much more, bringing these beloved worlds to life with all new levels of detail.

Grand Theft Auto III – The Definitive Edition

It all starts in Liberty City. With the freedom to go anywhere and jack anyone, the ruthless world of crime is at your fingertips, if you have enough guts to take it.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – The Definitive Edition

Welcome to the 1980s. From the decade of big hair and pastel suits comes the story of one man’s rise to the top of the criminal pile. Grand Theft Auto returns with Tommy Vercetti’s tale of betrayal and revenge in a neon-soaked tropical town full of excess and brimming with possibilities.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – The Definitive Edition

It’s the early ’90s. After a couple of cops frame him for homicide, Carl ‘CJ’ Johnson is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets.


  • Updated Player Experience making it easier than ever to play these classic games, including:
    • A Grand Theft Auto V-style controller layout.
    • Improved gunplay and targeting controls, with upgraded drive-by controls in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
    • Updated Weapon and Radio Station selection wheels.
    • Updated Mini-Maps with enhanced navigation allowing players to set waypoints to destinations.
    • The ability to immediately restart a failed mission.
    • Plus new Rockstar Games Social Club Accomplishments for members.
  • Enhanced Visuals, with improved graphics and fidelity across all three games, including:
    • Higher resolution textures from characters to weapons, vehicles to roads, and much more for greater detail.
    • A completely rebuilt lighting system with enhanced shadows, reflections, and more.
    • Improved water and weather effects.
    • Enhanced detail in trees and foliage.
    • Increased draw distances to provide a new level of depth and definition.
  • Plus Platform-Specific Features, including:
    • 4K-resolution support with up to 60 frames per second performance for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X systems.
    • NVIDIA DLSS support for PC.
    • Touch screen camera zooming, pans and menu selections as well as Gyro aiming for the Nintendo Switch.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Rafie (on 22 October 2021)

Love the added features and such, but damn 60 bucks?! That's a bit steep!

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dane007 Rafie (on 22 October 2021)

It's only 20 bucks per game and with the enhancements it's not that bad

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Vinther1991 dane007 (on 22 October 2021)

The old version was 20 bucks for the full package until they pulled it from all stores last week

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dane007 Vinther1991 (on 22 October 2021)

Ah okay fair enough. But the enhancements done doesn't look alot but I am sure it's substantial enough. Just redoing the textures and a brand new lighting system is more than what I expect from a remaster

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Kakadu18 (on 22 October 2021)

Gyro aiming, YES!

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KLAMarine Kakadu18 (on 22 October 2021)

Well, I'm sold!

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2zosteven (on 22 October 2021)

Switch physical copy for me on 12-7! little pricey though

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Eric2048 (on 22 October 2021)

Looks good actually. i just hope all the music stays intact.

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Moseskyle83 (on 22 October 2021)

Ooo that price makes me wanna wait for a sale even though I can see they did a lot of work but oooo my wallet says wait 😂

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Vinther1991 (on 22 October 2021)

Rockstar are really smart, charging 60 dollars for what is essentially a patch. But of course delisting the old versions in advance, so people aren't getting those for a third of the price!

At least it is a first time release for a Nintendo system. Good for Switch owners.

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Jumpin (on 22 October 2021)

This is kind of like Final Fantasy 7, I’ve waited forever to play these games on a Nintendo platform. Although, the price means I’ll be waiting until I’m ready to play them in full, and I have a few games to get out of the way first. Maybe a 50% sale will be enough for me to throw them in the backlogue :D

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