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Grand Theft Auto

DOS - 1997

Also available on: Windows

Alt names 侠盗车手, 俠盜獵車手, GTA, Race 'n' Chase
Year 1997
Platform DOS
Released in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, United States (1997)
United Kingdom (1999)
Belgium, Netherlands (2003)
Genre Action, Racing / Driving
Theme Automobile, Contemporary, Crime, North America, Regional differences
Publisher American Softworks Corporation, BMG Interactive Entertainment, Sold Out Sales & Marketing Ltd., Take-Two Interactive Software Europe Ltd.
Developer DMA Design Limited
Perspectives 2D scrolling, Top-Down
4.44 / 5 - 349 votes

Description of Grand Theft Auto

1997, the year Grand Theft Auto was released on DOS, as well as Windows. Made by DMA Design Limited and published by Take-Two Interactive Software Europe Ltd., Sold Out Sales & Marketing Ltd., BMG Interactive Entertainment, American Softworks Corporation, this action and racing / driving game is available for free on this page.

Grand Theft Auto has an addon available: Grand Theft Auto: Mission Pack #1 - London 1969, don't miss it!

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Comments and reviews

serdar 2024-05-12 1 point Windows version

gta 1 is kinda hard to control (my opinion)

babydoll 2024-03-31 0 point

There's a magipack version available.

ThatG 2024-02-07 -1 point Windows version

Very goodness.

jwjeoiwriuklas 2023-06-27 0 point DOS version

this gane is amazzing

unversal g 2023-04-10 0 point

This isn't an ISO, it's an MDS...

LuKeSt0rm 2023-01-21 3 points Windows version

Grand Theft Auto: Ready2Play
Complete package for convenient play without installation for modern Windows systems. Just extract to desired location and start the launcher to play, Enjoy!


Doser 2022-10-20 2 points

What coding language was the original GTA made in?

Somehow Lucky 2022-10-20 4 points Windows version

GTA 1 was one of the best childhood games i've ever played.

wha 2022-06-10 2 points

there is no dos version on this page?

Adam II 2022-02-03 3 points

I want it for the radio stations. I can still remember most of the music and lyrics after all these years.

qa2521 2021-11-25 0 point Windows version

this is the first game i've ever played. thanks for bringing it back

retro player 2021-11-23 2 points Windows version

when i try to open it said cannot find default display mode please fix it

Keith 2021-10-07 2 points DOS version

To run the game, you should be able to navigate to GTA directory - GTAWIN - run settings.exe or launch Grand Theft Auto

For DOS - GTADOS, then run GTA8 for low resolution, GTA24 for high resolution, or GTAFX for Direct3D from 3DFX support. GTA8 and GTA24 numbers refer to 8bit colours and 24bit colours respectively.

I wouldn't bother with GTADOS.

I believe F11 allows you to change resolution in game.

vihaan 2021-01-24 2 points

it take so time to download

Lifuu 2020-10-31 7 points

My dad put it on my grandma's PC when he set it up for her and whenever I slept at her place I'd play this on her PC. Such simple yet fun times

Zorro 2020-05-24 1 point

The German PC magazine "Chip" was allowed to freely distribute GTA1 in 2003 (possibly as a marketing campaign to raise hype for a new GTA), and apparently never got a request to pull the file:

P.S. I looked on the Steam site, and the game is not available for purchase anymore, ostensibly because of compatibility problems with Windows 10.

Old_Schooler 2020-01-23 5 points

To anyone who is still looking for a place to download this and Grand Theft Auto 2, you can still get the freeware versions at

Old_Schooler 2020-01-23 0 point

To anyone who is still looking for a place to download this and the first Grand Theft Auto , you can still get the freeware versions at

MC Chase 2020-01-18 1 point

The version you would of gotten on Steam no longer exists on Steam.
It's sorta free, but you can still get it on the PS Classic, but in it's Pal format.

Anon 2019-10-14 8 points

The PC version of this game isn't available for purchase anywhere, and I think that would warrant it being re-added to the "abandonware" classification. Before anyone says "there's literally a Steam link and a PS Classic link," if you click on the Steam link, there is no purchase option. The only thing that seems like it could help is a link to Rockstar's GTA Classics download area, which has stopped hosting it for download a while ago. And, the PS Classic is a console that costs $100, which is too much for a single game, and I'm specifically looking for the PC version.

BIG MONEY SALVIO 2019-06-25 4 points


Dimi 2018-10-17 1 point Windows version

hi thanks for the game

JDHH 2018-09-24 4 points Windows version

what is the exe name for the game in dosbox?

JDHH 2018-09-24 1 point Windows version

how do you play it after you have installed it??

taps 2018-08-18 -1 point

cool,rad,awesome,amazing l love it

Bubba 2018-07-24 -2 points

Just buy a PS1 and the original game and it should work fine.

Psycho EM Tommy 2018-07-19 1 point DOS version

When I try to use with dosbox it only loads the start menu but doesn't start the game.

Pouli Poulou 2018-06-19 0 point Windows version

Good game

collegememory 2018-04-22 3 points

Everything is extracted, installed, settings saved, etc. The game won't launch with the application file. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

I love hesoyam 2018-03-24 -12 points

not cool for 2018 ): (;

BrodyZeWonder 2018-02-26 1 point

Game runs but I'm having a serious frame rate issue. I get anywhere from 1-5 fps, which is horrid to say the least. I'm using a Surface Pro 3 (64 gb ssd model w/ 4 gbs of ram and integrated graphics)

k 2018-01-16 0 point

y is it not running?

BlueContraGuy 2018-01-08 -1 point

Old school and the one that started it all

TriggHappy 2017-12-15 -1 point

The game downloaded but it just crashes right after

AJ 2017-07-30 0 point

Played it...finished it!!! Now if only i could get gta london working as well...

vtdyt 2017-04-23 0 point

its a nice qames

Aflux 2017-02-07 -5 points

The game starts but keep telling me that the cd is missing.
i mont with daemon tools and dont work...
Need some help here, please.

Jack 2016-07-14 -18 points

I never played this when it came out, and I just can't figure out how anybody did. The from the top camera angle and speed with which it moves is atrocious, vomit inducing, and gives me seasickness. Can't even play it.

Jonnyboy1981 2016-05-04 3 points

how do i play once it is downloaded it just takes me to adf files to read thats

ttndx2014 2016-04-29 4 points

thanks for this

ETHAN 2016-04-08 4 points


@Nostalgia-gamer 2016-04-06 1 point

i did just recognized the familiar galaxians figures at every comment. it is so cool, how it is animated. i have also did played so many galaxians clones, or so on my win 98, or so.

@Nostalgia-gamer 2016-04-06 -1 point

252,253,254,255. i can't even spell the megabytes - so fast - that it downloads

@Nostalgia-gamer 2016-04-06 -4 points

six mins don't being able to waiting for thats it downloads. 220 mb

@Nostalgia-gamer 2016-04-06 -3 points

downloading right now. i didn't even know that just the istaller is 328 mb. then how big what that it installs? anyway it won't effect the computer, i trust in this site so don't worth it that i would going to download the Sandbox sec system. i hope that this site will not abuse my trust.

@Nostalgia-gamer 2016-04-06 0 point

is the win installer includes the dos version? anyway i will try it first, but i have memories from 2004-2005 or so that my brother played the win version, and it is even had the same nostalgia that the dos version had PLUS i can remember my brother with this.

@Nostalgia-gamer 2016-04-06 -1 point

even the sreenshots is so much nostalgia for me - kill frenzy. in my language it is don't so nostalgic - gyilkolási roham.

@Nostalgia-gamer 2016-04-06 0 point


So, so true. it is so cool, how can i did my parents pissed off with the sirens.

@Nostalgia-gamer 2016-04-06 0 point

*pointed up on you- with the upper arrow y' know. i hope the moderator will not be disappointed, anyway i'm even not perfect ;)

@Nostalgia-gamer 2016-04-06 -1 point


I have pointed up on you, just 'cause you did tell what is your problem. Anyway it's maybe cause the game that you play from the CD. and i will download it soon and run it in dosbox, just cause in 2004 i did played it with some criteries:

#1:from the CD
#2:dos version with win 98
#3:always used the troy char, just cause it had all the levels on the CD

and i did spell, what's my nostalgia...

@Nostalgia-gamer 2016-04-06 -1 point

I'm an anonymous, if it is'nt (how can i spell "egyértelmű" in hungarian language? don't tell me the google translater; i don't really want to use it, just 'cause of some MMO-brained kid.)
from the nickname. Anyway, i will go to the point. GTA 1 is so much nostalgia for me, when i was a kid, i did only played this from the series in 2004 or so... it was like yesterday-mintha csak tegnap lett volna. i'm a hungarian, and i supossed to use this, and don't tell me that i'm a hungarian just 'cause, y' all know, !!!
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fake name 2015-08-20 1 point

can only get 60 fps at low colour but still looks ok to me amazing fun and if you want best performance use low colour

wallyboy 2015-08-16 0 point

cant find where the FULL game actually installed there was this other thing that I chose but launchbox didn't like it BECAUSE it wasn't the game and setup.exe wasn't workin so I gave up after 30 mins of serachin my pc with help of cortana

io.sys 2014-12-16 3 points Windows version

Game runs fine as high as 640x480, but any higher it crashes out on me. I never played this game when it was released, but it's pretty fun. I'll stick to the dos version in dosbox for now, not sure if the windows version in wine would do 800x600 or not.

nogungbu 2014-11-29 1 point Windows version

For some reason game glitches and when I try to change resolution it closes the game shortly after.

SaggyBallz 2014-10-29 1 point Windows version

Back when you used to get points for reaping havoc on the city between missions.

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