- Adult content: This game has been rated 18 by the BBFC and is only suitable for adults.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2)
- Based in the fictional state of San Andreas, featuring 3 cites
- Explore internal locations and the countryside
- Set in the 1990s
- Purchase property and build a criminal empire
- Improved AI, allowing for gangs to accompany you
- You are what you eat--gain or lose weight to affect game physics and character appearance
- New vehicles, including bicycles
- New weapons and targeting system
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- Platform: PlayStation2
- BBFC Rating: Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over.
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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 film stars and millionaires do their best to avoid the dealers and gangsters. 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 neighbourhood, 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.
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Considering how massively popular the last two GTA games were Rockstar couldve knocked out any old rubbish as their last GTA game this generation, but despite Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas not being a full sequel (it still uses essentially the same graphics engine as GTA III) it has more new features and ideas than the majority of official follow-ups.
For a start San Andreas itself is not a city but a whole fictional county, containing the San Francisco-esque San Fierro, the Las Vegas style Las Venturra and the Los Angeles inspired Los Santos. You can drive anywhere else you like in the countryside, between making the game four to six times the size of Vice City.
You can also now start up your own gang in the game, recruiting members and claiming territory--you can even build and operate your own casino once you get the necessary moolah. You cant just sit around and wait for the money to roll in, though--eat too much junk food and your character will grow fat and have to work out at a gym, as well as keep an eye on a new stamina meter.
The list of other additions and refinements are almost endless; above and beyond the usual claims of an improved aiming system for weapons you can now swim, ride bicycles, get your hair cut, take part in random break-ins and robberies... pretty much anything you were ever told not to do as a kid (except the getting a haircut bit). --David Jenkins
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The story is good, as it is about love, revenge and betrayal. It has plot-twists, which keeps the game entertaining.
The gameplay is awesome, because it plays just like reality: you can get buff by working out, or get fat by over-eating junk food! These are one of the statistics you can work on, and they change the performance of your character, which is amazing. You can do pretty much anything you're not allowed to do, like shoot everyone, steal cars and do a road rage, or even spray paint in cop's faces! You can even team up with your own gang to fight another gang territory, how cool is that?!
The controls are good, the game responds pretty well. But it is a bit advanced and quite hard to remember certain controls. The cameras are well made as they aren't annoying. Like other GTA games, you can change the distance of the camera from your character.
The missions are fun, as they are somewhat unique. One example is driving to another location while trying to survive from a mob on another vehicle, which are fun. Whereas another mission can be to infiltrate a large group of gang members. And others like escape from cop pursuits etc.
The game is awesome, but why has this received 4 stars from me, and not 5?
Missions are difficult, and some are way too difficult for me to pass. You can easily die because there isn't a mechanism where you can go into cover, like in GTA IV or GTA V. Another reason is because the enemies are a little overpowered, especially when they have AK-47s. Or the fact that some missions expect you do finish a mission in 5 minutes without dying, when I simply cannot do that.
It's an amazing game, I really like it! It's just too hard, and that's what's stopping me from finishing the story :(
CJ heads to San Andreas because his mother has recently been murdered. When he arrives there he gets in trouble with the Police already. He manages to escape and find his child hood friends. Everyone he knows are at risk of being killed. He has to fight his way through many missions to earn respect and money to play more missions and to unlock stuff. Like the other Grand Theft Autos you unlock the cities as you progress through the storyline. The storyline is long and action packed with twists and turns and unexpected things.
I had to put this in the review because they are amazing the radio stations in San Andreas are really funny and have great songs I like K Rose the best. Driving along the country road and listening to country music.
Scenery and Setting:
The games is based on the year 1992. You have a large city where you start. Beside it to the west is the countryside with a massive mountain excellent for stunts. Beside it to the north is another city that has a good garage for modfying cars. To the north of it is a small town beside the sea. Then to it's east is a desert based on Area 51 a spooky area with a small town just outside the army base. Beside it to its east is another city based on Las Vegas its full of fancy casinos and lights up at night.
There are loads of great cheats in the game for example health, weapons, cars and many more great ones.
What is there to do? When I Conplete The Game:
You can go to the gym to get CJ more fit or go and eat loads of food to make CJ fat. Modify cars. Go in a crane and throw about cars. Get involved in a police chase. Rob houses. Fight with gangs. Take a ride on a boat or plane. Search for myths such as big foot in the forest. Go to the high mountain and jump off it with a parachute. Search desert for strange stuff and secrets. Go and gamble all your cash at the casino. And loads more.
1. Good storyline.
2. Loads to do.
3. Good setting.
4. You can swim underwater.
5. Deserts, forests, country side and nice cities.
6. Great boats and cars and bikes.
7. You can fly planes and helicopters.
8. Very addicting.
9. Great game to explore.
11. Wide range of clothes to wear.
12. Change your hair style.
13. Lots of houses to buy.
14. Good radio stations.
1. Eating and keeping fit gets annoying after a while.
2. Your girlfriend can get annoying.
3. Back then the graphics were good but today not so great.
In summary its a great game with loads to do. Buy it.
Not for small kiddies this one (it's rated at 15) but my son is 11 and I don't think this game is inappropriate for him. It's just a bit of fun, fast cars, shoot outs, rock music, that kind of thing. All his pals in school have different versions of this and other similar games and they're all a great bunch of kids. Mind you, they are all also involved in various sports, football, etc.too. So it's all about balance I suppose.
It is a very good game that is a lot of fun to play. I bought it to replace my old one that got broken and am happy I bought it from here.