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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas review

AT A GLANCE
  • Gigantic and a blast to explore
  • No shortage of fun things to do
  • CJ an extremely likable anti-hero
  • Combat is still clunky
  • The graphics are still ugly and blocky
  • Hot Coffee no longer served

The PC version is easily the best, so long as you've got a beefy-enough machine. Not only are the graphics improved over the console versions, but you can create a custom radio station from MP3s, and a handy replay feature lets you relive the last 30 seconds or so of stunts and destruction. You can also download user-created content that brings new vehicles, weapons and assorted phenomena to the game.

GTA: San Andreas is possibly the most ambitious game ever attempted, but that doesn't make it great. What does make it great is that it actually delivers on nearly everything it promises while still being fun to just pick up and play. Packed with enough stuff to keep even hardcore gamers busy for months, San Andreas is the ultimate time-waster for those old enough to play it.

More Info

Release date: Oct 08 2005 - PS2
Sep 15 2005 - Xbox
Sep 20 2005 - PC (US)
Oct 29 2004 - PS2
Jun 10 2005 - Xbox, PC (UK)
Available Platforms: PS3, PS2, Xbox, PC, GBA
Genre: Action
Published by: Rockstar Games, Rockstar
Developed by: Rockstar North
Franchise: Grand Theft Auto
ESRB Rating:
Mature: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Use of Drugs, Sexual Content

3 comments

  • ovi2wise - December 30, 2010 2:51 p.m.

    ha ha ha i love this game, havent played IV yet though, if you play it on a computer, you have to have a monster machine, i gotta find one of those first first lol
  • dilaneades1 - April 13, 2009 1:01 p.m.

    how do you download it
  • SOUTHPARKKENNY4LIFE - June 13, 2009 8:44 p.m.

    I never would of thought that San Andreas whould get a better mark then IV.

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