Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
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Top 50 Title:
"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.
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.
If you can get it before GTA5 release, DO IT!Armannn | March 24, 2015 | See all Armannn's reviews »
San Andreas is an incredibly fun game with a flawless story and remarkable characters and it's obvious that Rockstar put much work into this game, giving players a sense of freedom and realism. Character and vehicle customisability went to immeasurable extents and mods for this game are being released daily. The map is simply the biggest in the game series (if we exclude V). Vehicles cover everything: land, sea as well as air. That's definitely an advantage.
The only reason why I prefer GTA3 over San Andreas is simply that GTA3 was the very first 3D GTA game which "opened a way" for all other Open-world games. San Andreas is truly worth every cent you spend to buy it and it surely deserves the score given by me.
Best story in seriesMalkaLT | March 7, 2015 | See all MalkaLT's reviews »
That's right, I played almost all GTA games and as far as I see Gran Theft Auto San Andreas has the best story in them all. The graphics are not very good but it's not new game (graphics are better on mobile now) so don't be expecting too much. And now, I must say that gameplay surprises me every time - every time I turn on the game and think what I should do I tell myself "Hey it's GTA, I can do whatever I want" and that's true you can go to barber bald and go out with afro haircut, you can go to cloth shop and buy fanciest clothes you will ever see and you know why? I will tell you why - it's because it's what free roam/open world/sandbox is supposed to do - to entertain you. You can go kill people or you can go to work as Violet and it's fun. Now about missions. These missions are from ridiculous (like cathcing suicidal guy with car full of hay) to action filled extreme tasks (most of missions are like that :D). So here you have it. that's what GTA SA is like. All you had to do is to follow tha train CJ :D thanks for reading :)
Nothing beats it314mgx | 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 funKingTed | 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 Valuevipe_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.