Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
"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.
Favorite GTAJericho417 | 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.
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.
Best Game Ever Madebillie_boy86 | May 8, 2014 | See all billie_boy86's reviews »
Yes GTA San Andreas is one of the Best game I've ever played in my whole life. This is the game which I played for almost 5 years since it was launched and I still occasionally play it with tons of mods installed in it to cruise around the world of San Andreas. This game is an unforgettable experience and once your in it you'll honestly forget about other open world games. From amazing voice acting, excellent script writing, memorable characters, intriguing story that will suck you in, intense action in immense world of SA where you can explore from 3 Big Cities to Country Side to the heights of Mount Chiliad and down to the wilderness or spend your time to the seashore or chill out over the beach! This game has so much to offer that you would be spending tons of hours even after beating the several times. The replay value of GTA SA is just so good that it never really gets old.
Awesome GameBossDeVos | May 2, 2014 | See all BossDeVos's reviews »
I love this game, always have. But in playing through it recently without a shared account with siblings, I absolutely cannot pass the helicopter school level. This is so freakin' frustrating! But still, this game is amazing, with a huge open world.
My all time favorite GTA.Dyzzles | March 6, 2014 | See all Dyzzles's reviews »
I honestly believe Rockstar hit the top with GTA San Andreas. It is by far the best GTA they made to date. The creativity the storyline writers have is amazing. They only focused on making it interesting, instead of going down the realism route. Even after finishing the storyline, the game, being open world, gives you complete freedom to do whatever you want. You can mod just about every part of the game to make it fit to your liking. And there're even multiplayer mods made by third parties that'll offer years of fun. Spent nearly 6 years playing multiplayer myself. If you haven't tried GTA San Andreas yet, definitely give it a try. You'll regret not getting it sooner.