The Grand Theft Auto series of games is known for several things, but most loved by its fans are the soundtracks to the games over the past 10 years. Whether it be the new grooves of Liberty City, the 80’s synth of Vice City or San Andreas’ hard hitting hip hop, one of the best things about playing a GTA game is driving around and listening to the soundtrack.
Well, it appears that Rockstar knows just how popular these soundtracks, are as the GTA developer has today launched playlists for eight of its Grand Theft Auto titles, which are now available on Spotify and iTunes.
With the impending 5th instalment in the GTA franchise on its way this year, Rockstar Games has decided to take its fans on a trip back in time via the radio playlists. You can listen to the cool sounds of K-Jah, pick up on 80’s pop madness of The Vibe 98.8 or tune in to Fernando’s love line.
The games that have playlists are:
- Grand Theft Auto IV & Episodes from Liberty City
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
- Grand Theft Auto III
- Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
- Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Not every song is available due to some copyright issues and there’s also none of the radio presenters’ banter and advertising, which is an annoyance, but just clicking on one of the playlists will bring back memories of driving around Vice City, collecting hidden packages and keeping Tommy Vercetti out of trouble!
Visiting the official announcement page from Rockstar will provide a full list of all the radio stations, games and playlists that are available, plus links to either the Spotify or iTunes webpages.
Last year an unofficial Android app appeared on the Play Store that allowed GTA radio streaming to our handsets, and it didn’t leave our phones for about a month. We can see the official GTA playlists on Spotify doing the same!