GTA: The Trilogy Definitive Edition Mobile vs PC Comparison: Which Version Is Best
GTA: The Trilogy Definitive Edition is now available on mobile platforms, and if you’re wondering how it stacks up against the PC version, read ahead.
As seen in the video below, a side by side comparison between the mobile and PC versions of GTA: The Trilogy Definitive Edition shows that the PC version offers a superior experience in terms of image quality and frame rate. However, it’s also noticeable that the mobile version has received a handful of upgrades, and more closely follows the aesthetic of the original PS2 titles.
The mobile version of GTA: The Trilogy Definitive Edition appears to have received changes to its lighting system. It features a brand new skybox as well as birds, which are absent from the PC version. In addition, the water and texture work has been altered, and now looks more consistent with the original version. The developer behind the mobile version has also paid close attention to preserving the atmosphere and color tone in the PS2 titles. The distant fog from the original games has also found its way back into the iOS/Android release.
All in all, the mobile version of GTA: The Trilogy Definitive Edition is the one to play for a more authentic and visually consistent experience compared to the PC version, which can only brute force past it in terms of image quality and frame rate.
For the uninitiated, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is a compilation of three action-adventure games in the Grand Theft Auto series i.e. Grand Theft Auto III (2001), Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002), and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004). Developed by Grove Street Games and published by Rockstar Games in 2021, all three games got the remastered treatment, receiving visual enhancements and gameplay upgrades.
Each game features different protagonists and locations within the same continuity. Grand Theft Auto III follows silent protagonist Claude in Liberty City; Vice City, set in 1986, features ex-mobster Tommy Vercetti in Vice City; and San Andreas, set in 1992, follows the story of gangster Carl “CJ” Johnson in the fictional state of San Andreas. The Definitive Edition released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on 11 November 2021, with Android and iOS versions set for release on 14 December 2023.