While the mobile edition of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas offers better graphics and richer colors than the original console version, CJ's adventures in Los Santos are just as gritty -- and entertaining -- as when the blockbuster action game first debuted in 2004.
Great, gritty story: You play as CJ, an ex-gang-member who returns home to Los Santos to unravel the mystery around his mother's death and save his family and old friends from disaster.
Improved graphics: The graphics of the original console version can look a bit dated. For the mobile version of GTA, Rockstar Games redid and improved the game's graphics, adding more detail to characters, improving the lighting, and expanding the color palette. The game retains its inner-city feel; it's just richer looking.
Controls: The game offers three control modes to choose from as well as support for gamepads. While none of the three modes are quite perfect, you should be able to pick one that suits your playing style.
Hours of gameplay for $6.99: Including the main story and side missions, the game offers dozens and dozens of hours of gameplay, and at $6.99, it's much less expensive than the console versions of the game.
Can still surprise: Despite nearly everyone knowing the story, the characters' actions and language can still, after so many years, be shocking.
A bit dated: Even with the updated graphics for the mobile version, the game shows its age, visually and, at times, thematically.
Although it shows its age at times, the expansive and seedy Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is just as fun -- and shocking -- to play on your Android phone as it was when it first came out for consoles.
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 90's. 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 Games brings its biggest release to mobile yet with a vast open-world covering the state of San Andreas and its three major cities - Los Santos, San Fierro and Las Venturas - with enhanced visual fidelity and over 70 hours of gameplay.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas features:
- Remastered, high-resolution graphics built specifically for mobile including lighting enhancements, an enriched color palette and improved character models.
- Cloud save support for playing across all your mobile devices for Rockstar Social Club Members.
- Dual analog stick controls for full camera and movement control.
- Three different control schemes and customizable controls with contextual options to display buttons only when you need them.
- Compatible with the MoGa Wireless Game Controllers and select Bluetooth and USB gamepads.
- Integrated with Immersion tactile effects.
- Tailor your visual experience with adjustable graphic settings.
Languages Supported: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian and Japanese.
For optimal performance, we recommend re-booting your device after downloading and closing other applications when playing Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
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Mobile Version developed by War Drum Studios
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