We talk about the first time of these sandboxs, in other words, the titles released before Grand Theft Auto IV – below we explain what happens after the delivery of Niko Bellic -. Not like others ports, The joy of these games is that Rockstar has not changed a single iota in terms of content. What’s more, the improvement in the graphic section is substantial, since the terminal processors are more powerful than those of the PlayStation 2.
Grand theft auto iii
Set in the fictional region of Liberty City, although it was certainly based in New York. This game was one of the first installments of the saga, revolutionizing the landscape of that time with a new third-person gameplay and total freedom to move around the city. The plot base of this edition is the mafia activity, since all the missions carried out by our character Claude will take place between the Italian mafia of the Leone and the Yakuza.
Being from the first editions, graphically the game is what it is, with its limitations. However, it compensates in the plot that the story develops, increasingly addictive and intriguing. Also, it is one of the cheapest games among this short collection offered by Rockstar, which is a plus.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
We moved to a much more summery environment and vintage, with an experience based on the 80s. We incarnate Tommy vercetti, a thug whose gang sends him to Vice City to get rid of him. However, little by little we can take control of several businesses in a city with many opportunities. Perhaps it is one of the most violent games and with less taboos of the saga, but this is Grand Theft Auto.
It is very palpable upgrade that we appreciate in terms of graphics, with somewhat more defined textures and a very comfortable game system, especially in shooting. On the other hand, the freedom is a little broader than its predecessor, with a greater number of vehicles and means of transport to choose from AND drive.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
The star product of Rockstar and with which the saga ended up launching itself to stardom. It is the most ambitious game that we can find on the mobile platform, since it saves all the content of your version on PlayStation 2, and in full. How could we not remember CJ and all his entourage, who returned to the city after the death of his mother and with a progressive intention to take control of the streets.
Graphically we find a more polished game than in the version released in 2004, as well as the improvement with very practical controls and various driving systems in which we can choose. The cheats are still an important part of the game, serving even some of those used in the PC version.
GTA: Liberty City Stories
Gang wars and mafias return to Liberty City with this edition, dating back to 3 years before the events of GTA III, this time with Toni Cipriani as the protagonist. Another of the GTA games in which we will start doing very humble jobs for the big shots, until little by little we manage to make our niche throughout the city.
One of the tricks that not everyone knows is that, to pass the game completely, is that we must collect 100 packages hidden throughout the city, spread over the three islands. Each time a package was discovered, a new weapon, which could be of a different nature, was unlocked in the safe house. Do not say that we have revealed it to you, it is a secret.
GTA: Chinatown Wars
Its mechanics nipped in the bud what we used to see in the saga, and it was from the GTA games that gave way to the new generation of game consoles, although it was designed for laptops like the PSP or the Nintendo DS. During its history, we are immersed in full war of triads in Liberty City, where our character Huang Lee will try to avenge the death of his father and obtain the greatest possible wealth.
In this title, we leave the third person to have a more panoramic view of everything that happens. The graphic section is much less powerful and the actions to be carried out more limited, although they are still not lacking shooting and car driving. However, the game looks very good visually and with a somewhat different aesthetic within the saga.
GTA V on Android does it exist?
No, it doesn’t exist … but there is an APK that “simulates” a couple of streets in the game. It is not an official version of the popular video game released for mobile phones and no, it is not a complete port created by the community. We are talking about a concept, a small project that recreates some streets of the popular open world of Rockstar Games (be clear). You can walk. You can run. You can jump. You can run and jump at the same time. And you can move the camera, although you need to use two fingers and it’s awkward. To move you have some streets around you, but you will not be able to enter any building. There are some NPCs wandering around, but you can’t interact with them either.
The boundaries of the map are pretty clear, but if you fall, it’s easy to use the pause menu to restart the game and return to the starting point. You also have access to the game’s mobile, but you can do little or nothing with it. However, thanks to this GTA V Mobile you can get an idea of what a mobile version would look like.
And how can you get hold of it? At the end of this text you have a link from which you can download an apk file like any other. You simply have to download it on your mobile phone Android and start installing it. A warning will appear indicating the possible risks of installing an unknown application, but you should not fear. This game asks you absolutely no Excuse me, so your data will not be filtered. You could say that it is safer than installing Facebook on your mobile.
And what about GTA IV for Android?
It is the great unknown. Rockstar, with GTA III, Vice City or San Andreas, religiously fulfilled the Android launch of one of these Grand Theft Auto on its tenth anniversary. But the adventures of Nico Bellic appeared in 2008, both for PS3 and Xbox 360, and the date of the possible “remake” has already passed. And the truth is that it is a difficult game to port to a smartphone platform since let’s not forget that it needed 1 GB of video memory and it occupied 16 GB of storage, at least on PC.
The evolution of mobile phones is unstoppable but they still would not get to move such a behemoth and with streaming platforms such as Google Stadia or Project Xcloud, which is where the future of this type of games is heading, makes us think that we will never be able to see a GTA IV APK to download. And if you come across one, don’t ever download it because it is almost certainly a trap.
You can also play the first GTA, GTA 2 and GTA London 1969 on Android … but with a trick
Older gamers know that all of these that we have reviewed were not the first games in the series to hit the market, nor were they the ones that forged their legend. There are other antecedents that gave the starting signal to one of the most prolific franchises in the history of video games. We are talking about GTA, GTA 2 and GTA London 1969, but none of them can be found in the Android app store. Therefore, the only possibility left is to play them through emulators.
We cannot put the ROMs for you, for obvious legal reasons, but we do recommend a PSX emulator that will allow you to play all three of them and, by the way, we are going to remind you a bit about what we can find in each one.
Grand Theft Auto
Due to its year of release, it is a title that belongs to the PlayStation 1 catalog. Obviously, the game is limited in many aspects, such as the graphics or the 2-dimensional design of the game. However, the mapping of the city is quite wide and varied, as well as the number of missions and always with a level of action characteristic of the saga.
Grand Theft Auto London 1969
It uses the same graphics engine as the previous game, so we cannot expect major changes in graphics or content, as well as that the emulator to play it will be the same. It is set in 1969 London, with vintage cars and driving on the left, which can be somewhat chaotic. The objective of our character is to lead the organized crime of the city.
Grand theft auto 2
We once again have a zenith and 2D vision to enjoy this game, so it can be seen that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown is very inspired by these first editions of the saga. Furthermore, it was the first appearance of Claude speed, also protagonist of GTA III. It is located in 2013, where the city is divided into three areas, which are unlocked by passing a series of missions and getting a minimum of money.
More Rockstar Games on Android
And it is that the mythical developer has carried other titles such as the first Max Payne or the controversial Bully (called Canis Canem Edit in Spain) so that you can download them on your smartphones.