The RC Bandit (originally known as the RC Car in Grand Theft Auto III) is a small remote controlled car that is available for use in several missions throughout the GTA III era. The name is a play on arse bandit, another sexual joke by Rockstar.
- Grand Theft Auto III
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
- Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
In all of its appearances, the RC Bandit is primarily used as either a controllable bomb or as a racing toy. The race car-like design of the vehicle has virtually remained unchanged between Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, but the Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories rendition of the RC Bandit is redesigned as a miniature pickup truck-based monster truck.
- In Grand Theft Auto III, entering a TOYZ van will trigger a side mission, in which the player must destroy as many gang vehicles as possible using RC Car rigged with explosives.
- In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, entering the Top Fun van parked in Washington Beach will trigger a side mission, in which the player must race around a course using an RC Bandit.
- In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the final mission for Zero (New Model Army), involves helping him move an RC Bandit across a model battlefield as Berkley tries to trap and destroy it. The car is controlled only by Zero, with the player controlling an RC Goblin as support. It is an inaccessible vehicle and cannot be obtained by the player.
- In Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, there are three checkpoint races which involve the player compete using a RC Bandit against three others. It should also be noted that the RC Bandit's look is changed in this game into a small miniature Bobcat.