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.
Best GTA ever!GipsyDanger2 | Feb. 22, 2014 | See all GipsyDanger2's reviews »
It was my first GTA experience and oh boy was it good. The freedom, to be able to do anything with an open world with thousands of possibilities just makes it the best of the best in the GTA series. The story itself is quite intriguing and often hilarious which will keep you hooked and make you play more of it. Most importantly, it's so much fun! All the things you can do in this game is crazy! Pulling off stunts on your Dirt Bike or just your car is just extremely fun and something that will have you hooked for hours. I did play the previous GTA titles after this and they were very nice and showed just how much the GTA title has evolved with each title and to that extent,the perfection that is San Andreas.
A genre defining title of its time!sas41 | Feb. 10, 2014 | See all sas41's reviews »
My countless hours in this game were all worth it, and I will never forget it!
This is perhaps the best grand theft auto game, the reason being that after San Andreas, all the GTA games focus on realism, while San Andreas Focuses on fun instead.
There is not much to say about this game really, it includes a great ( by that I mean 2004 award winner ) soundtrack and countless hours of gameplay, it has a strong modding community and even a Multiplayer Moddification for it!
This is a MUST HAVE!
Months (maybe even years) of funWestheadUK | Feb. 8, 2014 | See all WestheadUK's reviews »
I've been playing San Andreas on PC for over a year now. The game has a fantastic storyline within it with a ton of exciting twists. You meet some great characters within the game and control one of the greatest protagonists of GTA history (imo). You control Carl Johnson (CJ) as he returns to San Andreas following the death of his mother, after the funeral Carl decides to stay around and help out his family/gang which are the Grove Street. The story becomes from small-gang wars to the insane to create some mega-money.
100/100 - Best GTA ever.
Old but great.Fleexie | Feb. 7, 2014 | See all Fleexie's reviews »
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is a pretty old game however it is perhaps one of the best games Rockstar have ever made. When it was released the graphics was the greatest at it time, and it was a visual pleasure to play the game. Even now so many years later the graphics are still good. It is maybe the GTA game with the most features and the longest story. It takes a lot of time to beat the story and then you have a lot of other great things you can do in the game. A lot of mini games, stunts and side missions. In Grand Theft Auto I have always enjoyed doing stunts, and this game is the best to do stunts in. You can do so many sick/awesome stunts that it is unbelievable. By having such a large open world as San Andreas has you can find a lot of places to do your stunts, in the cities, mountains or maybe the dessert it is your imagination that limits you.
There are a lot customization possibilities. Both cars and your character. You can tune your car but also do some great visual improvements so it is your personal vehicle. As for character customization you can change clothes, hair cuts, tattoos and you can change the looks in term of body type. If you overeat you gain wait and it is noticeable if you train in the gym and get musclemass then it is also noticeable.
All in all it is a great game if you haven't played it then hurry and buy it and play it. You have missed a lot.
Best GTA ever, unfortunatelysonicchaos | Jan. 26, 2014 | See all sonicchaos's reviews »
Why is it so unfortunate that San Andreas is the best GTA game ever made? Because the support for this game sucks and makes me seriously question Rockstar's good intentions. Evidently, they make quality titles. Even their worst game is still good, not just average or decent, but good or beyond good. I love Rockstar for the mature content they aren't afraid to provide, even if that means a harsh rating or even controversy. San Andreas is a mature game for immature adults. That's why we love the series so much. I was impressed by the 80s feeling of Vice City and I was impressed by the 90s vibe of San Andeas. The game nails a torn city between gang wars and the aggressive police that rule over it. CJ starts out as a generic protagonist and slowly becomes loveable, he becomes part of our crazy shenanigans. One might argue that he's a criminal and we shouldn't root for him, but I'm not rooting for his actions, that are in fact my actions, or his decisions in the cutscenes, I just like playing with him in this crazy amazing world. Let's face it, who cares for the missions? We just like playing outside to box. The story is just a means to drive our curiosity, nothing more. In this game, we are what we play. I wish I wouldn't compare it to other instalments, but setting it next to GTA IV and V, it might seems small in scale, but it's somehow the most diverse of them all. It's probably just as weird as it sounds, but it's true. Unfortunately, I have to talk about the unfortunate part. The graphics were amazing for its time, but it hasn't aged well. Nevertheless, it's still has good visuals overall and knows how to make the player exactly like in a 90s gansta movie. But the lack of support for widescreen resolution is rather upsetting. Keeping in mind that the Steam version is a complete hassle to mod, if even to get a mod working without the game crashing, looks to me like Rockstar simple wants to give up on its older games. They're too much of a bother? Apparently not, seeing how they released an Android version of San Andreas, Max Payne and Vice City that even runs ad looks better than on PC. So whatever brings more cash gets the most attention. Still, that doesn't mean the game is bad. I would replay this game whenever I just feel like. Because it's that good and immersive. Do I even have to mention the voice cast?