Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto

Digital Release:PC (Rockstar Classics)

January 04, 2008
Delisting:May 2013
Developer:Rockstar North/DMA Design
Publisher:Rockstar Games
Available On:Retail:
Game Boy
Links:Rockstar homepage
SteamDB page
Steam Store page


Grand Theft Auto and Grand Theft Auto 2 were removed from sale on Steam and from Rockstar’s own website in May of 2013. On Steam the titles were available only in the Grand Theft Auto Complete Pack but were also offered for free directly from Rockstar after joining their mailing list. The games’ Steam Store pages are still accessible as of this writing, as is the Rockstar Classics webpage which reads “The Rockstar Classics free download series is currently unavailable”.

Why the games were removed so promptly in May of 2013 is uncertain. It is possible that some aspects of the soundtrack included licensed material that couldn’t be renewed or patched out. It is also possible that Rockstar no longer sought to support the games as compatibility issues arose on newer hardware. Less likely is the possibility that Rockstar was working on remaking or otherwise updating the games for a new release but abandoned the project.

About the Game

Drive dozens of varied vehicles around three of America’s toughest cities.Only the best will be able to tame the fastest cars. Only the smartest will know all the short-cuts and the whereabouts of the hottest wheels. Only the toughest will be able to take on the world and finish the job like a professional…

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