The GTA Trilogy is on Steam and it's still broken

We can't even find the words for the audacity of Rockstar Games to release the same broken game twice (and going for a third time).


Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, are finally back on Steam, but most of us would've preferred if Rockstar Games just left them exactly where they were.

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It's a shame that the GTA Trilogy isn't in a better state.

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition came out in late 2021 in a fairly broken state and it hasn't improved much since. The remastered trio of the classic PS2-era GTA games was rumored to come to the Epic Games Store later this month, which is true.

What most didn't expect is that the bundle would come to Valve's digital games distribution platform first. Interestingly enough, the Steam version of the GTA Trilogy on the PC is listed as "playable" on the Steam Deck, which is enough to make you wonder who double-checks these verifications.

If it's any consolation, the Steam version of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition is listed for 50% off until February 2.

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The backlash against GTA Trilogy is said to have forced Rockstar Games to cancel plans for a similar remaster for GTA 4 and Red Dead Redemption.

To no one's surprise, the user reviews on Steam have been mixed. The most popular ones lean more toward the negative. Some are thankful for adding controller support and making the older games run on modern platforms at a "stable 60 fps". Unfortunately, most agree that the only reason to buy the GTA Trilogy is if you can't get your hands on a digital copy of the original games. Even at a discount, the GTA Trilogy still appears to be a hard pass for a lot of people.

It isn't clear if Rockstar plans to fix this situation anytime soon or if it's just going to leave the GTA Trilogy the broken mess that it is.

Rockstar Games is currently working on Grand Theft Auto 6. Take-Two Interactive claims that GTA 6 will set a new "creative benchmark". Outside of teases, leaks, and hints, Rockstar, and Take-Two have yet to reveal the next GTA game.


Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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