Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The seventh installment in the controversial Grand Theft Auto series – one of the most popular game franchises in history that brought Rockstar Games company international fame. The series has been letting the player start as a petty criminal and work his way to the top of the criminal underground. This next part of the series is the biggest one so far, featuring world – the State of San Andreas – almost three times larger than Vice City. Among many innovations, there are several thing worthy of mention: improved AI of civilians, option to recruit gang members, increased number of interactive buildings, hunger factor, swimming, and new means of transportation (e.g. bicycles). On top of that, there game features numerous extra activities, highlighting the sandbox character of gameplay. The game features the atmosphere of the 1990s, apparent in both the graphics and the soundtrack available via the numerous in-game radio stations.

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PC / Windows
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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas | PC

Action, TPP, for automobiles, Gangster, sandbox, multiplayer, TPS, co-op, 90s

Companies responsible for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Rockstar Games | game developer

Rockstar Games | publisher   Official website

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas release date for PC:

game language:
English

07 June 2005 | Worldwide

10 June 2005 | Europe

Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD
Game score 9.1 / 10 calculated out of 41790 players' votes.  

Another installment of one of the most popular and controversial game series of all time, in which the player is offered an opportunity to play as a minor thug, and then engage in criminal activities to take the lead over the Mob. This time you play as Carl Johnson, who a few years ago escaped his hometown in pursuit of a better tomorrow. After five years, Carl returns to Los Santos, where he finds a criminal underworld full of murder, drugs, and corruption. However, the unpleasant situation in the city is not the end of bad news; the district where he grew up looks worse than five years ago, and his feuded family mourns Carl’s murdered mother. On top of that the protagonist gets framed for murder by corrupt policemen. Welcome to California of the 90s.

The game world consists of State of San Andreas, along with three cities: Fierro (San Francisco), Las Venturra (Las Vegas) and Los Santos (Los Angeles), where the player can move around. Of course, San Andreas is not made of slums only; apart from that, the metropolises also consist of rich districts, where movie stars, politicians, and millionaires live. So there are enough people to steal from, which Carl is well aware of. What is more, he does not have to perform on his own, as he can recruit people to his gang. Being able to ride and wander around in a group creates many opportunities to engage in fierce battles with rival gangs (e.g. the player is driving a car, while the passengers shoot enemies with machine guns). The game is kept in the atmosphere of the 90s, and the fantastic graphics (realistic fog and light reflections on cars as well as realistic shading) and the music, seem to be nothing next to other novelties that were introduced to GTA: San Andreas as compared with previous installments of the series. The most significant one is probably the introduction of hunger. Feeding the character, however, is not all – the hero may e.g. gain weight through excessive eating. Moreover, you can lose weight, by regularly visiting the gym and doing more sports.

Another thing that increases believability of the game world is improved interaction with buildings. Burglary is an important feature of the game – you need to carefully plan one and carry it out yourself. You can also purchase various apartments that can make money for you. E.g. there is a casino where you can spend some cash. Each city has a size comparable to the whole world of GTA: Vice City, so there is no shortage of various means of transportation that prove to be essential for traveling hundreds of kilometers. Typical vehicles, such as cars, motorbikes, speedboats, helicopters, and airplanes, were joined by the good old bicycle. Apart from driving, Carl Johnson is also able to dual wield pistols, as well as swim – which is at the same time one of the biggest innovations in the game.

Visiting the cities of San Andreas is a great experience not only because of fantastic graphics but also thanks to the intelligence of citizens, who are able to react to your unethical behavior in public, or call you a fatty if you have been overeating. In order to feel the atmosphere of each GTA: San Andreas city the developers, as they admit, personally visited every one of them, and in the game they applied their unique atmospheres. Despite the gangster theme, GTA: San Andreas introduces a dose of humor to the story, thus making it a must-play game for both fans of the series and those who are not yet familiarized with the world of GTA.

Sony PlayStation 2
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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas | PS2

Action, TPP, for automobiles, Gangster, sandbox, multiplayer, TPS, co-op, 90s

Companies responsible for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Rockstar Games | game developer

Rockstar Games | publisher   Official website

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas release date for PS2:

game language:
English

25 October 2004 | Worldwide

29 October 2004 | Europe PAL

25 October 2004 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1-2 , size: 1 DVD
Game score 9.0 / 10 calculated out of 11361 players' votes.  

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.

source: http://www.rockstargames.com/sanandreas/

Microsoft Xbox
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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas | XBOX

Action, TPP, for automobiles, Gangster, sandbox, multiplayer, TPS, co-op, 90s

Companies responsible for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Rockstar Games | game developer

Rockstar Games | publisher   Official website

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas release date for XBOX:

game language:
English

07 June 2005 | Worldwide

10 June 2005 | Europe PAL

07 June 2005 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1-2 , size: 1 DVD
Game score 6.7 / 10 calculated out of 2066 players' votes.  

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.

source: http://www.rockstargames.com/sanandreas/

Microsoft Xbox 360
Game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (X360) Cover
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas | XBOX 360

Action, TPP, for automobiles, Gangster, sandbox, multiplayer, TPS, co-op, 90s

Companies responsible for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Rockstar Games | game developer

Rockstar Games | publisher  

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas release date for XBOX 360:

game language:
English

26 October 2014 | Worldwide

26 October 2014 | Europe PAL

26 October 2014 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 7.9 / 10 calculated out of 250 players' votes.  

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.

source: http://www.rockstargames.com/sanandreas/

Apple iOS
Game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (iOS) Cover
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas | iOS

Action, TPP, for automobiles, Gangster, sandbox, multiplayer, TPS, co-op, 90s

Companies responsible for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

War Drum | game developer

Rockstar Games | publisher   Official website

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas release date for iOS:

game language:
English

12 December 2013 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player , size:
Game score 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 183 players' votes.  

Android OS
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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas | Android

Action, TPP, for automobiles, Gangster, sandbox, multiplayer, TPS, co-op, 90s

Companies responsible for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

War Drum | game developer

Rockstar Games | publisher   Official website

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas release date for Android:

game language:
English

20 December 2013 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player , size:
Game score 8.6 / 10 calculated out of 239 players' votes.  

Windows Phone
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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas | Win Phone

Action, TPP, for automobiles, Gangster, sandbox, multiplayer, TPS, co-op, 90s

Companies responsible for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

War Drum | game developer

Rockstar Games | publisher   Official website

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas release date for Win Phone:

game language:
English

27 January 2014 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player , size:
Game score 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 180 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 3
Game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS3) Cover
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas | PS3

Action, TPP, for automobiles, Gangster, sandbox, multiplayer, TPS, co-op, 90s

Companies responsible for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Rockstar Games | game developer

Rockstar Games | publisher  

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas release date for PS3:

game language:
English

04 December 2015 | Worldwide

04 December 2015 | Europe PAL

04 December 2015 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 310 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 7 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
Game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS4) Cover
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas | PS4

Action, TPP, for automobiles, Gangster, sandbox, multiplayer, TPS, co-op, 90s

Companies responsible for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Rockstar Games | game developer

Rockstar Games | publisher  

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas release date for PS4:

game language:
English

05 December 2015 | Worldwide

05 December 2015 | Europe PAL

05 December 2015 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1-2
Game score 7.7 / 10 calculated out of 273 players' votes.