Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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Third party DRM: Steam

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Top 50 Title:


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

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

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


Nothing beats it

314mgx | Feb. 23, 2015 | See all 314mgx's reviews »

Well, maybe GTA V. But San Andreas was my first major open-world gaming love... it's ultra-violent, and that gets a little strange for me sometimes, but man, there is nothing like driving CJ down the dirt roads to Mount Chiliad, driving up -- preferably on a dirt bike -- and jumping off the side, trying my damnedest to land upright and safe.

And that Classic Rock radio station.. man, the soundtrack of my virtual dreams. Whenever I hear one of the station's song on the radio at work, I'm briefly brought back to San Andreas' countryside, flailing down down the dirt roads, ready for whatever adventure comes my way


Huge game, huge fun

KingTed | Feb. 23, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »

GTA didn't stop to get bigger in every new instalment of the series. After the big cities of GTA 3 and Vice City, the series bring the action to a new scale with San Andreas region.

San Andreas is the best GTA game of the PS2 era. Rockstar improved everything in the formula, add a ton of content, a new skill system and even character customisation.

San Andreas is a major instalment in the franchise. If you can only play one GTA game, this one shall have the priority.


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.


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.


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!