A Personal Computer (or PC) may refer to a desktop or laptop computer that is used for personal tasks such as browsing the Internet and gaming, rather than business or server functions.
A PC is one "platform" for gaming. The PC platform is the most versatile, with the user easily able to download and install modifications. Most Grand Theft Auto mods are for the PC version, and although some exist for the console versions, they are significantly harder to implement, and often require installing a "mod chip" which may damage the console and void the warranty.
Until GTA III, GTA releases for the PC platform were given some degree of equal treatment as the PlayStation, having been released simultaneously with or launched a week after the PlayStation version. The GTA series is also known to have a single PC-exclusive title, Grand Theft Auto: London, 1961, which was available only for download (at a time when gaming consoles had yet to extensively adopted online downloads). The release gap between console versions and PC versions was widen with GTA III and several more major GTA titles after, in which the console versions are first released, followed by the PC port several months later. GTA titles which are native to handheld consoles (Grand Theft Auto Advance, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories) have not been ported to the PC.
GTA games on the PC
- Grand Theft Auto 1 (1997)
- Grand Theft Auto: London, 1969 (1999)
- Grand Theft Auto: London, 1961 (1999)
- Grand Theft Auto 2 (1999)
- Grand Theft Auto III (2002)
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2003)
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2005)
- Grand Theft Auto IV (2008)
- The Lost and Damned (Unknown)