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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 PC Case, box, poster, book
  • Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned (2010)
  • Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony (2010)

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Many Star Wars games have been formatted for use with personal computers. Recent releases include:

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Star Wars: Empire at War

A real-time strategy game developed by Petroglyph and released in 2006. Empire at War uses a similar structure to the Command and Conquer games, and allows players to fight stragetic battles on the ground or in space.

Star Wars Battlefront II

A First-person/ third-person shooter game developed by LucasArts and released in 2005. It is based in Episodes I-VI. It lets you play on many planets and in space. It has an internet option for multiplayer gameplay. It also has a feature with how the Empire rose to power. You can also play as characters such as Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and many more.

Star Wars: Republic Commando

A squad-based first-person shooter developed by LucasArts and released in 2005. Republic Commando is set during the Clone Wars, from the Battle of Geonosis to the Battle of Kashyyyk, and places you in command of Delta Squad leader RC-1138 (Boss).

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

A roleplaying game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and released in 2005. Taking place in 3,951 BBY, almost four millennia before the events of the prequel trilogy, Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords centers around the struggles between the Jedi Knights and the evil Sith during the Dark Wars. The player begins as a Jedi Exile whose past is clouded in mystery, and new twists and turns uncovered throughout the story affect the path you take towards good or evil.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

A roleplaying game developed by BioWare and released in 2003. It has won many awards, including Game Developers Choice Awards' best game of the year, BAFTA Games Awards' best Xbox game, and Interactive Achievement Awards for best console RPG and best computer RPG.

Star Wars: Battlefront

A third-person shooter with multiplayer and online multiplayer modes developed by Pandemic Studios and released in 2004. Battlefront takes huge battles online in the same style as Battlefield 1942 and Unreal Tournament 2004, with conflicts ranging from the Battle of Naboo to the Battle of Endor.

Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

A first- and third-person shooter developed by Raven Software and released in 2003. Jedi Academy allows the player (as Jedi Knight Jaden Korr), to customize their character and lightsaber and to learn the ways of the Force from Luke Skywalker and Kyle Katarn.

Star Wars: Galaxies

A massively multiplayer online roleplaying game developed by Sony Online Entertainment and released in 2003. Star Wars: Galaxies allows the player to take up a variety of professions, including bounty hunter and Jedi, and is set across multiple worlds. A number of expansions have been released, adding space combat (Jump to Lightspeed), and new planets such as Kashyyyk (Rage of the Wookiees) and Mustafar (Trials of Obi-Wan).

Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast

A first- and third-person shooter developed by Raven Software and released in 2002. Players take control of Kyle Katarn, following the events of Mysteries of the Sith across several worlds.

Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds

A real-time strategy game developed by Ensemble Studios and released in 2001. Galactic Battlegrounds uses the same game engine used for Age of Empires II: Age of Kings, allowing the player to fight strategic battles as one of several major factions. An expansion pack, Clone Campaigns, with content from Attack of the Clones, was released in 2002.

Star Wars: Episode I Racer

A racing game developed by LucasArts and released in 1999. Based on the Boonta Eve Classic Podrace from The Phantom Menace, Racer places the player in the cockpit of a Podracer as they race around tracks on various worlds from Tatooine to Malastare.

Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace

A adventure game developed by Big Ape Productions and released in 1999. It is based on the The Phantom Menace film, following the adventure of Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Also playable characters include Queen Amidala and Captain Panaka.

Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II

A first-person shooter developed by LucasArts and released in 1997. Jedi Knight allows players to take control of Kyle Katarn as he embarks on the path of a Jedi. An expansion pack, Mysteries of the Sith, in which players control both Katarn and Mara Jade, was released in 1998.

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

A flight simulator that allows the player to fly various Starship's, and partake in various combat missions. It was first released for the Nintendo 64 video game console and the PC on December 7, 1998. It was one of the first Nintendo 64 games to support the console's Expansion Pak, which allowed higher-quality graphics to be displayed while playing.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed: The Ultimate Sith Edition

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