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  • Summary: 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 goFive 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. [Rockstar] Expand
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  1. PC owners definitely will fare better than their Xbox counterparts in this particular gang war.
  2. Computer Games Magazine
    100
    The soundtrack is inspired, with a heavy emphasis on late-'8s/early '90s rap and alternative rock. [Sept 2005, p.50]
  3. More cars, bikes, planes, helicopters and boats (and even a hovercraft) then any previous GTA title plus the sheer size and longevity of San Andreas mean this just has be a part of any self respecting gamers collection.
  4. There's a mind-boggling amount of stuff to do.
  5. 90
    By far the biggest game in the series. Gamers who aren't turned off by the nefarious and illegal activities will find this to be one of the most engrossing games ever produced.
  6. A game with atmosphere and style, and should keep anyone busy for months.
  7. I honestly cannot give Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas a decent score in good conscience just because this could have easily been so much better as a PC title Let’s hope some patches roll around quickly to resolve the worst of the damage.

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  1. Negative: 35 out of 402
  1. Jul 1, 2012
    10
    Say hello to one of the best games ever made. Graphics are offcourse not very good, but this game is quiet old. The gameplay is amazing, plusSay hello to one of the best games ever made. Graphics are offcourse not very good, but this game is quiet old. The gameplay is amazing, plus the fact that there are so manny cheats, which i love :3
    The story is probably the best. I havent skipped a single cutscene trough out the entire game. It made me **** in excitement to know what the next thing to do was. But it was a little bit repetitive sometimes i thought. The sound is veeeeeery good. The soundtracks from the radios fit prefectly. The voice acting is great and the sound from ALL the different veichels are awesome. Actually, what made this game for me was all the veichels i could drive, anything from different types of planes to helicopters, tanks, dirt bikes, bulldozer and bmx.

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  2. Nov 7, 2019
    10
    Погружение просто шедевер, все персонажи особенно интересны. игру интересно перепроходить даже спустя столько лет. 12 ударов в лицо баласу заПогружение просто шедевер, все персонажи особенно интересны. игру интересно перепроходить даже спустя столько лет. 12 ударов в лицо баласу за гроу стрит из 10 Expand
  3. May 1, 2021
    10
    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Oh… how legendary this game. Definitely one of the best of all time. The Rockstar Games have accomplishedGrand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Oh… how legendary this game. Definitely one of the best of all time. The Rockstar Games have accomplished something incredible. Already III or Vice City were excellent, but San Andreas is a real MASTERPIECE, which ranks among MUST-PLAY titles, and you just can't miss this if you are at least a bit of a player. At first glance, San Andreas looks identical to previous works. But you will soon find out that this is not the case. As soon as it probably hits you in the face, there will be the possibility of using a mouse, which is a bit different here or the possibility to turn thanks to the lever on the gamepad, and you can finally look at your character, which is perhaps the most legendary here. There is no one but Carl Johnson AKA CJ. We can modify our character C as in any other GTA and not even in GTA V. Not only is the clothing that dominates in GTA V, but what you will not find in GTA V is the possibility of changing the character is meant by thickness. San Andreas is the only part where you can be fat or well muscled. It all depends on how you handle your character. If you go to fast foods often to replenish HP, you will gain weight. Yes, you hear or read well. There is a possibility to go to fast food in the game. If you often go to the gym, you will have muscles and if you run, you will lose weight. Yes, there is also the possibility to go to the gym. Overall, there are so many options for adjusting the character. You no longer have to look for outfits in Vice City or even download various skins. No. Here you can buy clothes and completely fit into the outfit you like and more. You can even take off the outfit and go through the game, even in shorts. Why not: D. The choice is yours. You can also go to the barber and change your hairstyle. You can go get a tattoo to make you look like a real gangster. The possibilities of editing the character are unreal, but of course it doesn't end here. The main content of the game is, as is already known in the GTA series, freedom, which is even greater here than in previous games. We have a choice of cars, beautiful lowriders in and we can also get these lowriders out of it! We also have a choice of planes, helicopters, which are better controlled than in Vice City, and we can fly over the beautiful map, which is here I dare say the best of the whole series. There are three cities. Los Santos, San Fierro and my beloved desert Las Venturas. Yes, the desert. In addition to cities, the game also includes a desert or various forests. The map is really rich here and although it may be smaller than in GTA V, it is still better in my opinion, mainly because it contains more cities, which are the atmosphere of the 90s. I have already taken a bite out of the fact that the game takes place in the 1990s, but now I would like to comment on it in such a way that the atmosphere in this game is one of the best I have ever experienced in games! The Rockstar Games really managed to create the magic of the 90's, and such a desert ride at sunset is unparalleled! When there is a sunset, it's beautiful. It has such a beautiful orange color, which is perfect on the PS2, but it is also nice on the PC. I probably can't describe it much, but the atmosphere in this game is just perfect. You feel like a real gangster, and this is underlined by the fact that you can spray in various places in the game and thus rewrite the inscriptions of competing gangsters. There will be a war between gangs in the game. As a member of Grove Street, you aim to get the gang from the bottom and climb the king and destroy the others. All of this is delicious, but I haven't even mentioned the mission yet. Ladies and gentlemen, these are perhaps the best missions not only from the whole series, but from all the games I've experienced, but maybe I'm exaggerating and nostalgia speaks for itself. Hard to say. The missions here have perfect locations or at least I like them. They are diverse. The most common are probably action, but there will also be theft, stealth, dancing on the beach or in a lowrider and so on. When it comes to action, they are really nice, because the choice of weapons is even better here, mainly due to the fact that in San Andreas you can have an akimbo! In other words, you can have two pistols or two submachine guns at once. I call it a real gangsta! In addition to all this, the possibility of swimming was added. Yes! Finally we will not die after jumping into the water and we can even dive! (I missed that in GTA IV). Ladies and gentlemen, I could comment on this game and write a review of why it is such a masterpiece perhaps indefinitely. To sum it up, I would say that San Andreas does what the previous GTA does, it just does much, but much better! Overall, this is an excellent game for me, but I dare say that this is just a gem. Yes. Nothing is perfect. But if any game is closest to perfection, it's GTA: San Andreas for me. Expand
  4. Feb 17, 2020
    9
    Classic GTA is always good. The weakest of the 3 Series, but still great.--
  5. AL
    Jul 14, 2006
    9
    This was my first experience with GTA series. I must say I had difficulties with controls and 3rd person view, including driving with the This was my first experience with GTA series. I must say I had difficulties with controls and 3rd person view, including driving with the mouse, but that changed very quickly. Some people complain about the sound. Several forums explain this as Expand
  6. Aug 11, 2013
    8
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  7. MandaP.
    Sep 11, 2005
    0
    Rockstar has forsaken the PC users!

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