You know how Sony has started this drive to bring PS2 classics to the PlayStation Network?

We've already heard that Killzone , ICO , and Shadow of the Colossus are on board, but what about the super heavy hitters? Don't worry, they appear to be on the way-

According to Joystiq citing the ESRB, both Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City have been rated for the PlayStation 3.

GTAIII is already available on Android and iOS and Vice City was a huge hit as well, so this probably doesn't come as a surprise. The games are gigantic, but perhaps they're only "gigantic" in reference to the generation in which they released; by today's standards, they're not quite so huge. Still, I was just playing around in Vice City the other day (my favorite GTA) and I have to say, that world really is pretty impressive. And you know, not much loading at all.

The last GTA title on PS2, San Andreas , hasn't been rated for the PS3 as of yet. But that was awesome, too, so here's hoping.

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DrRockso87
DrRockso87
9 years ago

Please, please, PLEASE, Rockstar and Sony, tell me these are PS2 Classics REMASTERED in HD! If not then honestly, I'll pass.

Great games but I already own them on the PS2. I'd rather see them remade in HD with 720p, 60fps, trophy support, anti-aliasing, better textures, etc. PLEASE!

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

They're the originals, as far as I know.

Any HD remakes would probably be on Blu-Ray, I think.

DrRockso87
DrRockso87
9 years ago

Well, then no sale from me. I already have the games on the PS2. However, if Rockstar releases an HD collection though, that'll be a Day 1 purchase.

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
9 years ago

Good 'ole Vice City. One game I still play at some point every year. My favorite of the series. And my favorite decade to have lived through as well, meaning the 80's.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

I actually played and finished GTA3. If these are released as they were, please, please at least fix the targeting system, or at least darken the target box color so I know who I'm aiming at.

TheCanadianGuy
TheCanadianGuy
9 years ago

thats fantastic news GTA 3 VC & SA. basically dominated my teenage years. i still play them all regularly.

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
9 years ago

Love you're avatar guy 🙂 I'm a diehard leafs fan, and a fellow canuck 😛

TheCanadianGuy
TheCanadianGuy
9 years ago

haha nice man always good to see leaf fans! hey what do you think playoffs this spring ?

bebestorm
bebestorm
9 years ago

This is disappointing news.. I always hoped Rockstar would do a hd collection. It would be nice if Sony added some ps2 jrpgs to psn.


Last edited by bebestorm on 1/23/2012 10:29:49 AM

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

If it has a good price I'd probably snag GTA III again just because I can't find my original copy any more.

Neo
Neo
9 years ago

i'm happy that San Andreas hasn't been rated as well.
Means there's still a chance of an hd remake of that game at least.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

Can't they just put all three on a blu-ray disc. I guess it's good to charge them seperate, so u can buy the next game later.

mike rlz
mike rlz
9 years ago

awesome! I loved GTAIII. game got scratched to hell so I haven't played this in years

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

It's a shame this is the new backwards compatibility: paying again.

SmokeyPSD
SmokeyPSD
9 years ago

Agreed world, It's obvious now it can software emulate or something the PS3. Unless I'm mistaken with these barebones back catalog releases.

TheCanadianGuy
TheCanadianGuy
9 years ago

yea world i'm feeling that does feel abit snaky

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
9 years ago

that's why i picked up both of these in a bargain bin at Giant Tiger today… i'd rather buy them physically and play them on my b/c 80 gb ps3 than to buy them digitally :/ feel like sony really screwed the public by removing bsck compat, and then giving us this…

TheCanadianGuy
TheCanadianGuy
9 years ago

i still have my 10 year old GTA III i've had sense i was 12. its scratched to hell but still works. same goes for VC & SA

Ignitus
Ignitus
9 years ago

This is good news for those who haven't played those games or the ones who have lost their game disc.

On the other hand this sucks for the ones like me who happen to still have the game discs (only PS2 GTA III for me). It's a shame that SONY doesn't let us play them on the PS3 unless we buy them again.

I don't know how long my fat PS2 is going to last and also it would be nice to finally be able to play PS2 games on PS3. My 360 has no problems playing the Vice City & San Andreas game discs and does a good job upscaling it to HD by the way.

If SONY was able to get PS2 games runing on PS3, I wish they would let us play them too.

Mamills
Mamills
9 years ago

cmon rockstar, gimme the PS2 Trilogy bundle @ a discounted price

___________
___________
9 years ago

wish they would give them a HD upgrade, i mean come on id be the perfect way to spur up excitement for GTAV!
and of course add san andreas in there.

MYCAELIS93
MYCAELIS93
9 years ago

i will buy seeing as i got rid of my ps2