GTA: SA (also widely known as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas) is a popular and highly successful action, third-person shooter, driving, and RPG game by Rockstar Games and Rockstar North. It is a 7th gaming title in the series of Grand Theft Auto.
Similar to the gameplay structure followed by the previous Grand Theft Auto series, the GTA San Andreas also provides you an interactive third-person view which gives you a complete control over the way you want to interact with the open world game environment. You can freely roam around the areas, explore shops, restaurants, steal cars and bikes from the streets, and cause destruction to the property and attack pedestrians.
This lifelike game mainly consists of three cities i.e. Las Venturas, Los Santos, and San Fierro. And within those cities, your character is capable of walking, jumping, swimming, running, and have the capability to use a wide variety of destructive weapons, drive different kinds of vehicles, fly helicopters, ride motorcycles, boats, trains, and even those destructive tanks. Apart from stealing vehicles from the citizens, you can even import exclusive vehicles and then customize (by adding nitrous) to make them more powerful.
In an attempt to give the in-game world a realistic touch, all of the locations include vast regions of forests, desert, beautiful landscapes, hilly areas, ponds, and mountains. There are some restricted areas too. You are free to play and move your character around to explore the in-game world.
GTA San Andreas is the first game that brings some of the most remarkable capabilities to customize the appearance of the in-game character. To make it possible, there are clothing stores with accessories, tattoo shops, hair salons, restaurants, and even a gym. Apparently, if you force your character to eat a lot of food then he will become fat then you need to take him to the gym for workouts and training to make him muscular and stay healthy.
Now you know that there is a lot to achieve and accomplish within the game. Apart from those usual storyline missions that are compulsory to complete to unlock certain content and areas, you are allowed to take part in small and interesting side missions to earn some extra in-game money like:
- Paramedics, where you pick injured people from nearby areas and drive them to the hospital.
- Burglary, where you have to break into the citizen’s home during the hours of darkness and steal expensive items like a television without being caught by the police.
- Taxicab, where you work as a taxi driver to pick and drop passengers.
You can then spend all that earned money at various extents including shopping, food, car modifications, physical appearance, importing vehicles, gambling, and several other aspects.
GTA San Andreas Storyline
The GTA SA storyline includes the main character Carl Johnson (CJ) who returns home located in Los Santos during the early 1990s. At this point of time, his mother has been murdered and he finds that his whole family has fallen apart and old childhood friends are ruining their life by heading towards unlawful activities, while the whole city is captured by cruel gang members and people are involved in corruption and drugs.
To find the truth behind his mother’s murder and save his family members, he goes all the way to rebuild his old street gang (Groove Street Families), clashes with the corrupt cops, and regains control over the streets of Los Santos and surrounding areas by taking part in gang warfare where he takes over the enemy territories. He also reduced the amount of drugs being used within the area.
Doing all of these helped CJ in gaining a lot of respect among his fellow friends and the neighborhood residents.
On the Android version, most of the gameplay structure and the missions are almost identical to the original PC version but developers have added several upgrades and enhancements to polish the game for mobile devices. They also added a much superior draw distance, detailed and dynamic shadows, enriched color palette, improvement in car models and characters in an attempt to make the game more optimized for Android phones and tablet devices.
- Year, 1997 – Grand Theft Auto
- Year, 1999 – Grand Theft Auto London 1969
- Year, 2001 – Grand Theft Auto III
- Year, 2002 – Grand Theft Auto Vice City
- Year, 2004 – Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
- Year, 2005 – Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories
- Year, 2006 – Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories
- Year, 2008 – Grand Theft Auto IV
- Year, 2009 – Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars
- Year, 2013 – Grand Theft Auto The Ballad of Gay Tony
GTA San Andreas Features
With the release of GTA San Andreas on Android, the developers behind the Rockstar Games integrated numerous additional features to enhance the overall gameplay, particularly for Android mobile devices. Some of the notable improvements are as follows:
- Ability to play across all of your connected Android devices with the cloud game data saving support (available for Rockstar Social Club Members only).
- Completely adjustable graphic settings to provide superior visual experience.
- Customizable game controls and their color schemes with an option to display on-screen buttons only when needed. And
- The total gameplay duration of over 70 amazing hours.
To make the gaming experience even more remarkable, the game even supports several game controllers including HUD-compliant USB, controllers manufactured by MOGA series as well as other Bluetooth based controllers.
Moreover, because GTA San Andreas is a resource hungry game and consumes a lot of RAM and storage space, it is recommended to restart your device and close all the running apps before playing the game. This will ensure that the game performs well and doesn’t cause any unwanted lags and delays.
Download GTA San Andreas
Do you know how the GTA San Andreas mobile video game looks like on the Android? Check the following brief gameplay video demo to find out more about the game:
You can download GTA San Andreas APK below.