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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Out Now for Steam

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Out Now for Steam - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 20 January 2023 / 1,963 Views

Publisher Rockstar Games announced Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is now available for PC via Steam. It was previously only avialable on the Rockstar Games Launcher on PC.

The Steam version is discounted by 50% to $29.99 until February 2.

Read details on the game below:

Three iconic cities, three epic stories. Play the genre-defining classics of the original Grand Theft Auto Trilogy: Grand Theft Auto III, Grand 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, 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: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition includes:

  • Grand Theft Auto III – It all starts in Liberty City. With the revolutionary freedom to go anywhere and jack anyone, Grand Theft Auto III puts the center of the criminal underworld at your fingertips, if you have enough guts to take it.
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – 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 – Five years ago, Carl ‘CJ’ Johnson escaped the haze of Los Santos, San Andreas…a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs, and corruption. Now, it’s the early 90s. CJ’s got to go home—his mother has been murdered, his family has fallen apart, and his childhood friends are all heading towards disaster. On his return to the neighborhood, a couple of cops frame him for homicide, forcing CJ on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets in the next iteration of the series that changed everything.

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is available for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It is also in development for iOS and Android.


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 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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11 Comments
SecondWar (on 20 January 2023)

Calling them “high-resolution textures” seems funny given how fugly the games looked. These remasters were so half-baked.

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SecondWar SecondWar (on 20 January 2023)

Ugh. And each game is listed separately at standard price ($60 - although currently on sale). Also, there is no bundle to get a discount for all three. That’s just a bad look.
Note - My bad. This isn’t true. I was caught out by the cofusing way it was listed on the Steam store.

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Chazore SecondWar (on 21 January 2023)

That's R* for you though, they made this move not out of charity, but likely because they thought the anger had subsided and that they needed more purchases from another pool, so now of all times do they choose Steam, and having just recently looked around, it seems they didn't actually change all that much for the trilogy since Oct 22 (meaning it still has bugs/glitches and less features).

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Ka-pi96 SecondWar (on 21 January 2023)

For me they're not available separately at all. It's the bundle with all 3 or nothing.

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SecondWar Ka-pi96 (on 22 January 2023)

Double-checked and you’re right. In the listing, it shows each separately for £55/$60 but if I click on one to buy it it shows the bundle. Bit confusing.

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Darwinianevolution (on 21 January 2023)

Have they taken down the original PC versions from Steam before bringing the Definitive edition?

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Chazore Darwinianevolution (on 21 January 2023)

pretty sure they have. Seems to be the new MO for remasters to weirdly take down originals, like SEGA recently did with Sonic 1-3 and CD when origins released (thank god I owned the originals on Steam before they took them down).

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Chazore (on 20 January 2023)

And yet it'll still require you to use the shitty R client to launch the game from Steam, to then launch from R, so nah, I ain't touching that.

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Jumpin (on 20 January 2023)

I really wanted this one, but an important part of the experience for me are the radio channels. They kind of gutted that.

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Ka-pi96 (on 21 January 2023)

Are they still completely botched ports and worse than the original releases?

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rapsuperstar31 (on 20 January 2023)

Played through Vice City on Playstation +, and it holds up pretty well. I didn't feel like finding every secret, but ran through all the main missions.

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