Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
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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
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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.
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.
A Highly Entertaining GameJugglingT | May 5, 2013 | See all JugglingT's reviews »
A vast landscape including deserts and mountains as well as multiple cities, along with entertaining characters and an evolving story, help make this game what I find to personally be the best of the currently released GTA games. Granted the graphics are somewhat dated by now, but they're easy to forgive due to the amount of fun this game has to offer. The game features various drivable vehicles including cars, motorbikes, tanks, trains, planes, helicopters and more, and the handling is very well done making it a blast just to speed about aimlessly.
The game also features light RPG elements in the use of stats such as hunger, driving skill, and strength. They never require too much attention, and aren't really necessary, but it can be a fun addition all the same. Being on PC there are also a few graphics options you can tweak (although most gaming computer's should be able to run this game without much effort nowadays), plus if desired it's also possible to add your own music to play through the in-game radio. Overall a very fun game, that still holds up even today. Would recommend.
Super In Depth Gameravestar | May 3, 2013 | See all ravestar's reviews »
The main thing that is preventing me from giving GTA San Andreas a higher score is the story. It's a good tale of friendship and betrayal, but it got draggy at parts, especially in the countryside. The game is very long and the map is massive, if only the story was as great to balance all that.
With that said, I highly recommend this game if you like open adventure and crime genres. This is a true sandbox experience, you can do things like buying clothes, working out, shooting cops or just beating up random people on the streets.
The missions here are of a wide variety, so you are likely to love and hate them depending on taste. There's a gang shooutout which was really fun, then there's a mission where you tap buttons to music rhythms....seriously. Still I would say the majority of the missions are interesting, with only a few let downs.
The graphics still hold up fairly good even today, but the gameplay mechanics do feel abit outdated. I love the radios, the music is awesome and make the long car rides more tolerable.
If you never play GTA before, this is a great place to start as this was a pretty notable point in the evolution of the series.
One of the best GTA after Vice CityCavalieroscuro | April 20, 2013 | See all Cavalieroscuro's reviews »
This GTA is one of the best after Vice City. As usually, there are a lot of things you can do without following the main plot (that is interesting, but you know, anyone play GTA for the "story"), including body building! There are both cities and rural zone, you can use also a bike to roam around! If you've never tried this saga, start here to see if you like it!