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GTA III is set in modern Liberty City, a fictional metropolitan city. The game follows a nameless criminal who was betrayed by his girlfriend in a bank heist, and is required to work his way up the crime ladder of the city before confronting her. GTA III is composed of elements from driving games and third-person shooters, and like its predecessors, implements sandbox-like gameplay, where the player is given the freedom to explore a large city, complete missions, commit criminal acts, or complete side missions.
Grand Theft Auto III Compatible CPUs
15 Jan 2009 - Specs reviewed

Official Minimum Requirements

  • Windows 98
  • Pentium III 450 MHz
  • 96 MB RAM
  • 16 MB VRAM
  • 500MB disk space
 

Official Recommended Requirements

  • Windows XP
  • Pentium III 700 MHz
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 32 MB VRAM
  • 500MB disk space
PC System Analysis For Grand Theft Auto III Requirements
You need a Pentium III 1200Mhz or Duron 2.0GHz processor coupled with a GeForce 2 MX 100/200 32MB to run Grand Theft Auto III system requirements at recommended. You can expect to get around 60FPS at 1080p screen res on high graphics settings with this hardware. You will require a DirectX 8 GPU. In short you need a 19 year old PC for best Grand Theft Auto III performance.
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Grand Theft Auto III PC Release Date:

30 May 2002

Alternative Game Tags: gta 3, gta3, grand theft auto 3, Rockstar, gta, gta iii
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Can I run Grand Theft Auto III at 30FPS on low at 720p?
Core i5-2400 3.1GHz
GeForce GTX 580
16GB
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Can I run ;)?

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2008
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$179.00
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4 GB

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I have alot of fun playing this game again. The last time i played it was 10 years ago and my English was, well missing. I play this game on my main laptop (Dell E6430 with i5 3320, 16 GB RAM, 1600x900 and a nasty integrated GPU). I have a blast playing this game. I left my PC collecting dust (i5 4570/16 GB RAM/GTX 770). So if you wonder what to play, its not a bad idea to try something old, and have a completely new experience.

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Hey can my old PC run it ?
Intel Pentium II
Ati rage 128
128 MB of ram
Windows 98


In lowest settings ?

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2008
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You should try it, i managed to play it on my Oldtimer (Pentium III 1.1 Ghz socket 370/512 MB SDRAM 133mhz and a Nvidia 6200 256Mb PCI) Good luck

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Hi guys can u help me it runs in really choppy frame rates. the fps goes from 100-150 to 20-30. I tried limiting ti to 30 only but its still choppy pls help.

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2012
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8 GB

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This game works very well in my previous PC, a Dual Core 4000+ with a graphic board ATI HD1250, this card was very bad, but in this game was OK.

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Can I run this on my aging pc

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Even my ancient Dell Dimension can run this classic game.
CPU: Pentium 4 2.66 GHz
GPU: Intel 82845G
RAM: 768 MB
I don't use this PC other than for laughs.

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2013
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12 GB

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is it possible for me to run this game ? O_o

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2014
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$250.00
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16 GB

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Lets all be real here, any computers in the world that can't run this are currently being made into scrap metal.

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2008
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yes you have i7

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ahh i tought i can play this game ;(

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2014
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8 GB

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I cant Tell if your joking or not and your bad grammar

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