Rockstar Games brings Grand Theft Auto Trilogy to Apple Mac

Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., and TransGaming, Inc. today announced that the critically acclaimed Grand Theft Auto Trilogy is now available for the Macintosh. The Grand Theft Auto Trilogy revisits the classic entries of the series and includes Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. The Grand Theft Auto Trilogy is available via TransGaming’s GameTreeMac.com Mac gaming portal for 30 days, with additional retailers to follow across North America and Europe.

Grand Theft Auto III introduced a 3-dimensional Liberty City and a completely open and interactive world, filled with hidden challenges and innovative 3D gameplay. The immense map offered players a scope and depth never before seen in games. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City took a trip back in time and revisited the 1980s, complete with the era’s unique fashion and classic pop music. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City follows Tommy Vercetti, as he attempts to navigate the city’s tropical environment rife with gangsters and other seedy citizens. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas introduced San Andreas, the largest map of the series, which boasts three enormous cities. The narrative explores the life of Carl Johnson as he returns home to San Andreas after learning of the mysterious events surrounding a death in the family.

All three games feature thrilling, deep narratives, acerbic and witty dialogue, a cast of superbly voiced characters, a fleet of vehicles, and hours of music through in-game radio stations ranging from reggae, 80s pop, disco and hip-hop.

“The Grand Theft Auto series has been one of the most highly demanded titles by the Mac community. The availability of this incredible franchise on the Mac underscores TransGaming’s role in transforming the overall Mac gaming market,” commented Vikas Gupta, President & CEO of TransGaming, in the press release. “These games will be widely available and will be a great catalyst to the increasing popularity of gaming on the Mac.”

Using TransGaming’s Cider Portability Engine, the Grand Theft Auto Trilogy is available at retail stores everywhere and individually for digital download at www.gametreemac.com.

Sources: TransGaming, Inc., Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

17 Comments

  1. I’m tempted by this since my PS2 died so long ago. Any recommendations for the best game pad for playing this game? GT3 has always been “therapy” for me after a long day. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  2. I like the GTA series personally, but I’ve had nothing but bad experiences with TransGaming. Plus there’s no mention of steam… which seems strange since they are already available on steam. Here’s the problem though with when games get ported in this way… I own them on PC already. All of rockstar’s library… but I won’t get the mac version for free even if it does get released on Steam since it’s another company that is doing the Mac release.

    So this is kinda a good-news/bad-news turn of events.

  3. @Kuipo – so you bought a windows version of the game, there was no Mac version at the time. You’ve played and enjoyed the game. Now there is a mac version, why would you even feel entitled to get it free?

    That company paid developers, separate from the original build to port, test and QA the new mac version. OF COURSE they want to sell it and recoup their investment.

    Nothing bad about it at all, what is bad is people that always want something for nothing. I’d argue that you should buy it, if for no other reason to add to the demand for Mac games and demonstrate to other companies it is a profitable place to play, in hopes that it fuels even more games and ports to come to the mac.

    Me personally, I don’t use computers for games, thats what consoles and my big HD tv are for.

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