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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. Positive: 45 out of 47
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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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 39 out of 472
  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. Aug 24, 2020
    10
    The only thing bad is too short, I want more missions, I want to shot more, I want more!!!
    Best game ever, can't wait for the next GTA titles!
  3. Apr 12, 2022
    10
    Easily 10/10, it is revolutionary. It's the best GTA offline RPG out there, I say that because I only played San Andreas, Vice City, GTA III,Easily 10/10, it is revolutionary. It's the best GTA offline RPG out there, I say that because I only played San Andreas, Vice City, GTA III, and even third person GTA I and II. Out of all, San Andreas is outstanding. The open-world is a mouth opener, I could ride a helicopter, jet to travel from the first part of the map to the fourth. Hundred of thrilling missions where sometimes it is hard but when you did finish it, it's worth it. The plot too is keeping up: the betrayal and trust, twist and turns, internal and outside conflict factions, government included, etc. You can also do a lot by exploring and going inside a mall, hair-cutter, restaurant, gun shop, etc. more than in your previous GTA. That's why it is revolutionary. Ang oh, perhaps I'm being biased here because I played this when I was a kid but I got so addicted I won't turn in every evening early. Sorry mother and father Expand
  4. Jun 26, 2020
    9
    Классика. Хороший сюжет, отличные персонажи, разнообразные миссии и сам геймплей. После ГТА 5 самая пожалуй интересная геймплейно часть,Классика. Хороший сюжет, отличные персонажи, разнообразные миссии и сам геймплей. После ГТА 5 самая пожалуй интересная геймплейно часть, правда сложность некоторых миссий подкачала Expand
  5. Feb 19, 2012
    9
    This game was awesome, so many things to do to kill time, I would literally get lost sometimes. Not the best Graphics but it was bearable. TopThis game was awesome, so many things to do to kill time, I would literally get lost sometimes. Not the best Graphics but it was bearable. Top story and gameplay though, I spent many, many hours in this one and so did all my friends. Expand
  6. May 19, 2012
    8
    Gta San Andreas in PC, is fun, huge and graphically great, but the controls issues makes this version of the game worse than the PS2 version.Gta San Andreas in PC, is fun, huge and graphically great, but the controls issues makes this version of the game worse than the PS2 version. It haves the same things as the console version, and even with better graphics, but console version is a lot better. Still, it is an impressive game. (8.8) Expand
  7. MandaP.
    Sep 11, 2005
    0
    Rockstar has forsaken the PC users!

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