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.Read full description
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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.
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Tutorials are a large part of almost every GTA game, This one is no different. There is a tutorial mission for driving and shooting, one for flying a plane, one for biking, one for...i don't even remember, a lot. Yet still, this one is a really great game! The story is a little weird at some point, for a GTA game (being afraid of a prosecution for a single murder? Please!) that if you can forget that, even the story is great! And boy, do we have missions here! There are like...4 games worth of story missions in this single game! No kidding, it took me a month, to complete the game! A month! And I played for hours every day! Also, there is a spider-man mod for this too, but GTA 4 is better if you're into that like me ;)
Simply the best GTA yet. It's a bold statement I know but I have a lot of reasons to back it up. First of all the protagonist, Carl Johnson, is a character you can relate a lot more than Michael, Franklin and especially that psycho Trevor. He isn't that evil and tries as he can to keep his family together and build something from nothing. He fights through bad means against the injustice the system has plagued him with. The supporting cast is also absolutely on point, with loyal friends, enemies and just plain a******s you have to deal with. So number one, the main story is much more appealing than GTA V. Yes the missions are usually easier but after the first twenty missions, the story really starts to get interesting. The voice actors deliver an absolutely stellar performance (Samuel L. Jackson, James Woods, MC Eiht, The Game, Axl Rose etc.) and the soundtrack is legendary. The whole 90s LA theme will remain with you years after playing. Another thing to absolutely adore about this game is the feeling of travelling and exploring. While the world isn't as big as GTA V it's definitely not something to scoff at. It's as big as Skyrim and contains three cities (Los Santos, San Fierro, Las Venturas), each very different and pretty big. We also have smaller communities, sea, air, grasslands and mountains; so we're talking about a true sandbox here. All this would mean almost nothing without a way to interact with the environment and keep yourself busy aside from the main story. And here's where this game really starts to shine. It's a true jack of all trades for transportation; so you're going to have a lot of fun just cruising around with your car, bike, motorcycle, boat, plane, train and the list goes on and on. Aside from this simple driving joy you have a lot of things to keep yourself busy with. A LOT. Eating, drinking, working out, dancing, gang wars, racing, playing poker, blackjack, buying houses and so forth. No other GTA has yet equaled the number of side activities and mini-games San Andreas has. Believe it or not, you can even be A COP in this game; yes, a GTA game. I could go on and on about San Andreas but you can get where I'm going. The only lesser points are simply faults of the era; aged graphics, having to mess around to get the Xbox controller to work properly and the lack of First Person view are the only cons that come to my mind. The truth is that two games have completely revolutionized the Open World genre and pushed the boundaries of freedom and choice; The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and GTA: San Andreas. Without them we probably wouldn't have any Skyrim, any GTA V, any Witcher 3, any Assassin's Creed. They started the revolution and still have a lot un-rivaled mechanics. Like fine wine they have gotten better with time and are as magical today as the day of release, almost two decades ago. So yes...Just buy it, play it and... search for UFOs and BigFoot.
Pretty good game, but graphics with its colour palette feel incredibly outdated nowadays, and even back in the day it wasn't anything amazing. Other than that, it's still great Grand Theft Auto 3/Vice City gameplay, so there is nothing to complain about in that department. It tried few new things, like trying to add RPG elements with stats, turning you fat, making your punches stronger, driving/flying better and overall trying to make side activities have a point and don't be a time wasters with nothing accomplished. It was great idea and it's sad this didn't catch on, but somewhat returned in GTA5, but there it was incredibly simplified. CJ is the first most human and relatable character in the entire series and you can really feel for him - he wasn't a talking blob like GTA guy in 3 or Tommy in Vice City. That's also admirable about this game. Soundtrack sadly was not my cup of tea, but that's why they've made playlist in PC version. Overall it's pretty good game and worth playing. If you don't have enough of GTA in your life, this one is a must.
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is one of the most popular games in the world and one of the best remembered GTA games. We play the black Carl Johnson, who returns from Liberty City to Los Santos to go to the funeral of his mother, who was shot dead on the street by unknown perpetrators. The district in which he grew up is in poor shape, the competitive gang is increasing its influence. Carl helps his brother and his friends rebuild the gang's glory in many interesting missions. For our use we have received a huge arsenal of weapons, bigger than in other GTA games. Also used in cars, motorcycles, helicopters, planes and boats. We will visit 3 big cities - Los Santos, San Fierro, Las Venturas, desert and local villages. This is one of the most interesting and biggest gaming worlds. He also has a good soundtrack and good graphics for those years.
I mean, fine, GTA wasn't ever really that serious before GTA 4, but this game takes it a little too far in my opinion. Normally, it wouldn't bother me one bit, but the core story is actually about something serious, so amidst all the drama, of a young Black man, who tries everything to break out of the hood, and still maintain a good relationship with his family and friends, who feel betrayed by him, having a jetpack, and stealing a military fighter plane is just way too stupid. Don't get me wrong, All of this is really fun. Even, or maybe especially the silly missions, yet the story is just weird. I mean, blackmailing a GTA character? Really? It's hard to worry about being framed for a murder of a single cop, when i Ran over 3 with my bike on the way there! And come on! A hun, that has CJ's fingerprints can keep him on a leash? What about a Bazooka, that's used to blow up a highways worth of cars, with their passangers still inside? I really hope he used a glove when operating that....
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