Do More Gaming Grand Theft Auto 3 PC System Requirements System Requirements for Grand Theft Auto 3 for the PC Share Pin Email Print Rockstar Games Gaming PC Xbox PlayStation Nintendo Mobile Minecraft Classic Games by Michael Klappenbach Former Lifewire writer Michael Klappenbach is an IT professional and an expert on games and gaming equipment. Updated July 01, 2019 The Grand Theft Auto III system requirements detailed below are the minimum and recommend system requirements that were published by Rockstar Games when Grand Theft Auto III was released in 2001. These specifications are the absolute minimum PC system requirements needed in order to play the game without any performance issues such as long load times, graphical glitches, low frame rates and more. It's been almost 15 years since the release of Grand Theft Auto III so the system requirements look paltry when compared to newer releases such as Grand Theft Auto V. Any PC purchased in the last 10-12 years should have absolutely no issues in running Grand Theft Auto III, in fact, the phone in your pocket will have no trouble running the game considering it was released for both iOS, Android, and Fire OS mobile operating system nearly five years ago. But the specs outlined by Rockstar Games include CPU requirements, memory, operating system and more. While Grand Theft Auto III is not listed in the CanYouRunIt database, you can select a newer GTA title just so CYRI can scan your PC hardware. From that scan, you can compare manually against the system requirements listed below. Grand Theft Auto III Minimum & Recommended System Requirements Minimum Requirements Spec Requirement Operating System Windows 98 / Windows ME / Windows NT / Windows XP CPU Intel Pentium III or AMD Equivalent CPU Speed 450MHz Memory 64 MB RAM Free Disk Space 500 MB of Free Hard Disk Space Video Card Direct3D Graphics Card Misc Video Card/Memory 16 MB of Video RAM Sound Card DirectX Compatible Sound Card DirectX Version DirectX 8.1 or later Recommended Requirements Spec Requirement Operating System WIndows 98 / Windows ME / Windows NT / Windows XP CPU Intel Pentium III or AMD Equivalent or better CPU Speed 700MHz Memory 128 MB RAM Free Disk Space 500 MB of Free Hard Disk Space Video Card Direct3D Graphics Card Misc Video Card/Memory 32 MB of Video RAM Sound Card DirectX Compatible Sound Card DirectX Version DirectX 8.1 or later About Grand Theft Auto III Grand Theft Auto III is the third game in the popular and controversial Grand Theft Auto series of video games. Released in October of 2001, the game marked a big change in the series moving from a top-down third person view, found in Grand Theft Auto and Grand Theft Auto 2, to an over the shoulder third person view that has become popular in many other games and shooters. Grand Theft Auto III is also the first game in the series to have been built using a fully 3D engine. The game's story is set in the fictional Liberty City and follows the adventures of a small-time criminal as he tries to increase his power and influence in the criminal underworld. The gameplay centers around the open world concept where players are given the freedom to adventure and move around the game world without being tied to a linear set of missions. It includes shooter and driving simulation elements which have since become a staple of the series. Grand Theft Auto III is available for Windows PCs, PlayStation 2, Xbox systems as well as iOS, Android and Fire OS mobile operating systems. Continue Reading Games in the 'Grand Theft Auto' Series Cheats, walkthroughs, and secrets for Grand Theft Auto III How to Unlock the More Gore Cheat for Grand Theft Auto III on PC Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories PSP Cheats Guide What Are the Top Third-Person Action Games? Download the Original 'Grand Theft Auto' for Free What Are the System Requirements for GTA: San Andreas on PC? The Most Controversial Moments in the Grand Theft Auto Series Grand Theft Auto 2 PlayStation Cheats Guide Find Out Details About GTA San Andreas What Are the System Requirements for Warcraft III The Frozen Throne? Play Grand Theft Auto 2 for Free! Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PC Cheats Guide Unlock All Weapons and More Cheats for GTA 3 on PlayStation 2 Explore Liberty City On The Go With These GTA Advance Cheats What are the Best Crime Games for the PC?