From gamers in their 40s' to the new generation of millennials: everyone has heard of the GTA saga and the majority of us have played one or more of its different games. All its titles have a common storyline: the characters, criminals turned into anti-heroes, get mixed up in trouble that they have to solve on an open-world map by carrying out all kinds of dangerous missions.
And this installment of the great video game development studio Rockstar is GTA San Andreas - Grand Theft Auto, an all-time favorite that is back in a remastered version adapted to Android smartphones and tablets.
Fights between gangs, revenge, killings and armed robberies, what else do you want?
We're talking about an action-packed adventure game launched in 2004 for PS2 and presented on PC and other platforms sometime later. Over a decade later it's still among the best games we've ever played.
The plot is set in the fictional state of San Andreas, in 1992. Carl Johnson, the main character, goes back home after a few years to investigate the death of his mother. There, in an area occupied by criminal gangs, he'll be accused of murder by the police and will travel around the state's three cities (Los Santos, San Fierro and Las Venturas) to clear his name, avenge his mother's death and protect the rest of the family.
Earn yourself the respect of the gangs of San Andreas, steal as many cars as you need and avenge your mum's death.
Features of GTA San Andreas
The remastered version of the game comes along with options and improvements necessary to keep this classic up where it belongs. The following features help it not to lose any of its original playability and charm:
- Remastered graphics created specifically for Android smartphones and tablets.
- Wider range of colors and an improved design of the characters.
- Customizable graphical options.
- Controlled by means of two analog sticks for the camera and the character's movements.
- Three control systems with contextual options that only display the buttons when necessary.
- Compatibility with the cloud storage of your games.
Why is the original San Andreas soundtrack so special?
One of the particularities of all GTA installments is that when you drive the game's vehicles you can listen to different radio stations that end up composing the title's original soundtrack. San Andreas meant a real revolution in this aspect as it was the first game of the saga to offer randomly mixed tracks, with different adverts and several radio speakers that made the radio seem real. Furthermore, it included songs by bands and singers of the likes of The Who, Depeche Mode, James Brown, Kiss, Guns N' Roses, Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill o 2Pac, among many others.
The result never went unnoticed and still today many gamers just play with the only intention of driving around town, escaping from the police and listening to music, without accomplishing any missions. If you want to enjoy playing Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, the price to download its APK is worth every cent.