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[iOS, Android, SUBS] Free with Netflix - Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition @ Apple App & Google Play Store


Wow that's a nice game to give as a freebie for Netflix subscribers.

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition from Rockstar Games comes to Netflix on December 14 for Netflix members on the App Store, Google Play and in the Netflix mobile app.

Starting today, fans can pre-register to play Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition , featuring the genre-defining titles Grand Theft Auto III , Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto : San Andreas , each updated. for mobile.

Grand Theft Auto III – The Definitive Edition

Welcome to Liberty City. Where it all began. With a massive and diverse open world, a wild cast of characters from every walk of life, and the freedom to explore at will, Grand Theft Auto III puts the dark, intriguing, and ruthless world of crime at your fingertips.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – The Definitive Edition

Welcome to the 1980s. From the decade of big hair and pastel suits comes the story of one man’s rise to the top of the criminal pile. Grand Theft Auto returns with Tommy Vercetti’s tale of betrayal and revenge in a neon-soaked tropical town full of excess and brimming with possibilities.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – The Definitive Edition

It’s the early ’90s. After a couple of cops frame him for homicide, Carl ‘CJ’ Johnson is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets.

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  • +1

    How do we get it? Steps?

    • +11

      Step 1: wait until December 14th
      Step 2: download and enjoy.

      • Do we have to sign with Netflix or something ?

        • +20

          No you sign out of Matrix first

        • You sign in with Netflix to use Netflix games. You will be able to get it directly from the iOS store, or alternatively games show up as an option in the Netflix mobile app.

      • +3

        Do we get to keep these regardless of the subscription later?

        • +4

          Well seeing you can't open the game as you have to login to netflix. Going to hazard a guess. No.

      • +3

        Just wanted to let you know that I was able to “pre-order” all titles on iOS by searching Netflix in the App Store and then visiting their developer profile. All available games and “coming soon” games are available there for download :) thanks for sharing as I wasn’t aware of this feature with Netflix!

    • +40

      All you had to do was read the goddamn t&cs CJ!

      • +2

        Oh come on, who actually reads them :D

    • +3

      Unsure if you've tried Netflix on your phone, but on the mainscreen there is now a games section, it will appear there once available I imagine.

  • +22

    Netflix gaming picking up some banger mobile games.

    Shame mobile games are shit.

    Also, when you download these games, make sure you log back into your Netflix account on them before you fly because they log you out after a few weeks and then you'll just be bored on your plane because you thought you would be able to play them

    • The GTA trilogy is based on mobile ports of those games aren't they?

    • Thanks! I was curious about playing offline

  • +26

    vice city

    flashbacks of that awful rc helicopter dynamite dropping mission when I played it on ps2 back in the day

    “I Can't. Not Again. I'm… Not Strong Enough."

    • +28

      But now you get to do it with ****ing touchscreen controls.

      • +6

        I’d like to think many ozbargainers these days have a compatible ps4 or ps5 or xbone or 8bitdo controller and would use this instead of literally torturing themselves with a touchscreen for a gta game.

        • +6

          Yeah but I'm not lugging a PS5 controller around with me on the bus or in the waiting room at the doctor or whatever. And if I'm at home then I'll just play something on the PS5. Any game I play on my phone (and it doesn't happen often) is with the screen. TBH as long as I have Slay The Spire on there then it'll be tough for anything else to get a look in anyway :P

        • +1

          I use a Gamesir btw…

          Let's also not forget the cheap but wonderful BSP-D3

          • @meong: I got the Backbone, great controller, though it didn't quite antiquate the modern camera bump. Or the transition to USB C for iPhone.

            • @AustriaBargain: Backbone is great but I can't use it for my Fold4 due to the usb-C being on the right side (requires the screen to extend below) hence why i use bluetooth ones

      • i use a Gamesir X2 Bluetooth model Controller, get auto detected by most games.

        Last time i played SA, it was detected and worked fine

        • +2

          Angus doesn’t want to lug around a controller he said

    • +4

      All we had to do, was follow the damn train, CJ!

    • I honestly feared I would be stuck at that point again - just like my childhood - but adult motor skills helped! Finished the whole game on iOS.

  • +9
  • +7

    Phone games… Eh

    • +5

      Console games, running on phones. Just use a controller and you're halfway to a Switch or Steam Deck.

  • +2

    For once I thought it's for all platforms. It's just mobile games.

    • Play on iPad, keyboard and mouse? If that works, pretty close to the PC experience I suppose…

  • +5

    I can't imagine how much Netflix spent on the rights for this. I guess they are trying to turn into something like Google Play Games, but also offer their streaming content at the same time?

    • +4

      I mean the Definitive Edition was a critical flop (although allegedly a commercial success). It's two years old now and available for like $25 from Amazon if you're so inclined. I doubt Take 2 are expecting much more revenue from traditional sales so it's possible Netflix got it kinda cheap.

      However I agree, with this and Football Manager 24 Netflix are definitely going hard on mainline franchises recently.

  • +2

    For those who want to get the rest of the Netflix apps, just look up all the apps by 'Netflix' in the iOS store (I assume same for Android) and you can just click away.

  • +1

    Afaik some of the music from the original vice city were removed from the definitive edition

    • +9

      yep I know that was one of the reasons why I loved vice city the music was spot on for the 80s it was so good!!

    • +2

      Yeah, and they may remove more of it over time depending on what the licencing arrangements are. I think they did that with GTA IV… some of the music got removed with patches due to licences expiring. Wouldn't surprise me if the same happens with GTA 5 at some point. You'd think with the amount of money the GTA games make, they could afford to get perpetual licences like movies do. You can watch a 30+ year old movie like Goodfellas or Reservoir Dogs on Netflix and they haven't removed the soundtrack from that.

      Some might argue that movies tend to have a longer lifespan than games, but here we are talking about GTA 3 which first came out in 2001. Short term licences might make sense for disposable annual games like FIFA etc that are basically dead 2 years after release and only use the music for background in menus etc. But for something like GTA, where the music is such an integral part of the game's identity, I really think if they're going to licence the music then they should do it properly.

      • I suppose they don't know whether the game might be successful or not when they initially do the licensing.

        • +1

          In many cases that would certainly be true. But I think they can be reasonably confident that any GTA game is going to make enough money to cover the cost of music licences, so they could licence it accordingly.

          • @AngusD: IMHO if it was me, I would cheap out and maybe even pocket the money as bonus for myself the CEO. It's unlikely that a game would be selling heaps at this stage and people buying now might not realise how good it was… etc etc.

            • +1

              @Naigrabzo: It's not just a question of whether it's still selling now, though. They even patched music out of GTA IV for people who had already bought it! And I'm sure they'll do the same for GTA V when the time comes, although I suspect they may have extended the licencing deal for the music to accommodate the re-release of the game for PS5 / XSX. And I'm sure they'll do it to the games in this collection, too.

              It could maybe be understood for the original versions of these games back in the PS2 / XBox era. They were sold on disc and that was it - no digital copies, no patches, etc. So having the music licences expire wouldn't have mattered because the discs were already out there and long out of print by then. These days even if you buy a game on disc they'll still patch the install as soon as you connect to the internet, so even a physical copy isn't safe from having the music pulled from it.

    • +5

      Not so definitive after all.

      • So definitive enough? Got it.

      • Definitive-ish

    • +2

      Emulating the PS2 games is still the best way to play, if not playing on original PS2 with expensive line doublers to modern TV. But there are some QoL stuff added, like extra checkpoints in difficult missions. Not to mention playing on your phone with modern controller support.

  • +6

    did they actually improve this and make it as good as the original or is it still crap?

    • +1

      I have it on switch. I regret the purchase. Its like going back to Windows 98 after using Windows 10.

      • +1

        its such a shame too, its just rockstars money grab they could have made this great.

    • I played a little of San Andreas and the lighting is better and its closer to the originals than the PC/Console versions.

  • +1

    VICE CITY. Brings back great memories…

    • Cruising over the bridge with an 80s power ballad blaring

      • I had a vice city playlist back in the day on my ipod lol.

        • Search Apple Music or Spotify, people have remade the playlists, with appropriate playlist cover art. They even have songs missing from the modern ports like Billie Jean.

  • Would be fun if this version of GTA could be played on a nice sized Bravia Android TV with a PlayStation controller.

    • +1

      Can you pair the controller to the phone then cast the phone to the TV?

      • Never tried that but i cant see why it wouldnt work.

  • Definitive edition is for pc right or did they release it for android and ios ?? If so when did they release tge Definitive edition for mobile devices confused

  • I watch netflix from PC. So I cannot play those games. right?

    • If you have Netflix account and a phone you can install the Netflix app on your phone, sign into your account, and you can find these games via the "games" section of the app, which will take you to the relevant store pages on your phone. So even if you don't actually watch Netflix on your phone, you can still play the games. But you can't play the games on your PC, if that's what you're getting at.

    • Could try installing via BlueStacks? Might work.

  • Now we just need Batman and Mgs trilogy… come on Netflix !

  • " Starting today, fans can pre-register to play Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy "??
    What does this even mean / do. Plus I can't see anything about preregister..

    Also if you check / click on each game from the website link, it says not compatible for tablet. On google play.

  • In related news, the official Grand Theft Auto VI Trailer 1 was released earlier than planned … and from the looks of it, the game is set in Florida the "State of Leonida", including "Vice-Dale County", the home of "Vice City" (but not set in the 1980s).

    edit: found a forum discussion post

  • Would I be able to play this on Android TV ie Nvidia Shield? Then I can connect a DS4 and hopefully do some re-mapping and play adequately.

    • +1

      I cannot see why not.

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  • +5

    Anyone else getting your device is not compatible with this version?
    Samsung Galaxy Tab 6

    • +1

      Yes, same here! Trying to work out where the incompatibility is coming from.
      Nokia 8.3

      • +4

        Just talked to Netflix. They are aware of the issue and will be looking into fixing soon..

        • Thanks, appreciate it!

        • I doubt they will fix it. Still hasn't been rectified

          • @cute as duck: Yeah. I think i might of been told BS.
            Checked on play store with the manufacturer version and it wont install either

  • Definitive = shit edition

    But hey it's free

  • Looks great on 15 pro max.
    Is the outlook here to have Netflix cloud gaming?

  • You can buy these games outright on Google play store that does not depend on netflix subscription/login


    But each of them cost $31 each, so not sure they are worth that much.

    • Geez $31 each that's a total ripoff not worth that much. I just bought the Definitive Edition Trilogy on PS4 for $27 (from Amazon AU) for all 3 games.

  • Do they have external controller support or are they touchscreen only?

    • I use my switch pro controller. It works fine

  • Good… they are open world games.., you can roam anywhere

  • +2

    Moto g51 phone I have, and it says not compatible.
    Any solution ?

    • +1

      Just talked to Netflix. They are aware of the issue and will be looking into fixing soon..

  • +1

    Ok not showing up for me, I have a Motorola edge with 8 gig ram, fairly powerful, not top of the line but you know what I mean, very much modern enough. Does netflix just hate Motorola (given the above post)?

    "My device isn't compatible with this version". Oddly enough my old Nokia and my old Samsung a51 are compatible despite being nowhere near as powerful.

    So where's the deal?

    • +1

      Lol actually tempted to get out my spare old Samsung A51 to claim this given my newer more powerful Motorola won't work with it but nah.

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