GTA: San Andreas

GTA: San Andreas 1.0.3

The third part of the classic GTA series

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the third 3D game in the GTA series, taking the action from Vice City's 80s to a 90s' hip hop world of hood violence and gangsters. View full description

PROS

  • Massive world to explore
  • Great story and writing
  • Lots of missions and activities
  • Absorbing from the start

CONS

  • Occasional dull missions
  • Some frustrating gameplay issues

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the third 3D game in the GTA series, taking the action from Vice City's 80s to a 90s' hip hop world of hood violence and gangsters.

A vast world of possibilities

What defines GTA: San Andreas more than anything is the scale. It's hugely ambitious, set in a massive state featuring three big cities, and plenty of countryside. The campaign is enormous, and there is plenty more to do beside. The storyline, a rags to riches tale, may not be massively original but it's well told with excellent acting and lots of memorable and funny characters. The radio stations are excellent, with a great mix of 90s music and hilarious adverts.

Some frustrating gameplay aspects

There are points where GTA: San Andreas will be frustrating for some. Racing cars in the countryside can be pretty slippy for instance, and building up Carl's lungs for swimming underwater takes too long. Some of the missions are a little annoying too, but they are eclipsed by the best moments of the game and the amount of fun you can have roaming the state, enjoying the sites and creating havoc!

A truly amazing game

GTA: San Andreas is a milestone in sandbox gaming. It's violent and very much an adult game, and while it has gameplay flaws, the overall achievement and the fun you can have playing are pretty much unbeatable.

Changes

  • Misc bug fixes

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for Mac

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.

GTA: San Andreas

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GTA: San Andreas 1.0.3

— User reviews — about GTA: San Andreas

  • Deckard82

    by Deckard82

    "Flawed but a great game nonetheless."

    One of the open world action games ever made and also one of the funnest. More.

    reviewed on January 31, 2014