Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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Description

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"delivers on nearly everything it promises while still being fun to just pick up and play." - GamesRadar.com

"filled with weeks of gameplay and unforgettable moments. It's not to be missed." - GameSpy.com


Five years ago Carl Johnson escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas... a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs and corruption. Where filmstars and millionaires do their best to avoid the dealers and gangbangers.

Now, it's the early 90s. Carl's got to go home. His mother has been murdered, his family has fallen apart and his childhood friends are all heading towards disaster.

On his return to the neighborhood, a couple of corrupt cops frame him for homicide. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets.


Key Features:

  • Polished graphics and new visual effects take full advantage of powerful PC hardware, offering impressive, superior visuals

  • An MP3 Radio Station and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound deliver an immersive aural experience that allows the player to customize the radio dial of San Andreas

  • Relive incredible action sequences - the instant Replay feature repeats the last 30 seconds of gameplay, complete with cinematic camera effects.

  • Player Modifications support, giving PC gamers the opportunity to create their own world within San Andreas.

Customer reviews

89

A Great Game and Value

vipe_1 | Dec. 14, 2014 | See all vipe_1's reviews »

Rockstar's flagship series Grand Theft Auto is one of the most influential series of modern gaming. It opened the door to a full open-world gaming experience. This installment of the series pulls out all the stops and is one of the best in the series.

San Andreas takes place in 1992, and features a new protagonist named CJ, who comes home for his mother's funeral to find that everything is not how it used to be. He ends up staying to try to fix his broken family. The story is only okay and I prefer Vice City's.

This game uses the same engine as GTA 3 and Vice City and it shows. San Andreas never was going to when any graphics awards, but if you were okay with previous installments, this is more than fine. The main draw to this game is how big it actually is. Three full cities and everywhere in between are at your disposal. There is so much to do and it will take you a long time to get through the whole story. So if you want a lot of bang for your buck and like GTA, definitely pick this up.

100

best GTA all-together IMO

Baku_7 | Sept. 7, 2014 | See all Baku_7's reviews »

I have a fondness for Vice City that makes me choose that over San Andreas, but deep down...I know the truth. GTA: SA is amazing, and a legit 10/10 game. The GTA gameplay combined with RPG-type elements is a flawless combination. I'm really bummed this is the only one with that (GTA V has it too, I think. Not sure since I only play PC these days) but I absolutely love this game. No problem replaying it over and over. Just with a 360 controller worked natively with it, since flying sucks with a mouse/keyboard combo. Or I just suck. Probably the latter.

89

My all time favourite

vikas8395 | Sept. 5, 2014 | See all vikas8395's reviews »

This is the funnest GTA game in the series. If you complain about the graphics, you are stupid. San Andreas was made in 2004, not in 2011. And besides, the graphics is what makes San Andreas... San Andreas!! The game is really fun until you get stuck on the hard flying missions. On Steam, I've played the game for 70 hours!

95

Favorite GTA

Jericho417 | July 28, 2014 | See all Jericho417's reviews »

The amount of hours I've dumped in to San Andreas is absurd. While it has a fairly standard rags-to-riches story, the world is a blast. I would regularly spawn a jet and just fly around area 69, dodging missiles and shooting down other jets and helicopters. I'd even just drive around town listening to the radio shows, trying to avoid getting the cops attention

Then SA-MP, a multiplayer mod, was released. I was dragged back in to the world of San Andreas for another few months of joy riding. The game was very easy to mod, though. You could adjust the stats on any vehicle, making an undrivable super-car out of something mundane. There were entire replacements for most of the vehicles, filling the game with shiny sports cars or just improved models.

The game also featured a skill system. The more you drove or used a particular class of weapon, the better you were. Improving these skills would do things like making it harder to get knocked off a bike or dual wielding many of the guns. Suddenly, those rampages actually helped you out.

Character customization was also present here. You had full control over your hair style, tattoos, cloths, muscle mass, and fat. If you wanted to be build like a tank and dressed in fatigues or a fat dude in sweats, it was your choice. You could stuff CJ so full of food that he just starts throwing it back up.

Overall, this is definitely my favorite Grand Theft Auto game. Between stealth killing people in the streets with a knife, getting in to an hour long police chase, or dog fighting in jets, I was thoroughly entertained.

100

If this was a potato, it would be a good potato.

grhakerck | June 12, 2014 | See all grhakerck's reviews »

Ever played GTA SA? Then you probably know what will I talk about. If you did not play this game, you should really try it sometimes.

This my first ever 3D game and I was really impressed. The best thing is that you are not necessary to complete quests, but you can also mix your in-game experience between free roaming around and questing, or just doing what you want.

It is also one of the best games that allow cheating. There are many many cheats for different purposes which can really make your day. You can use them just a little, enough to stay alive while raiding through the city with you bazooka, or you can just become invincible and ruin the whole police and army force. The choice is yours.

The graphics are maybe not the best for the time we live in, but you get used to them pretty quickly.

But the best thing in my opinion is custom radio station in nearly all vehicles. This is actually my favourite way to relax, driving through the city and listening to all the music you like.