Referring to San Andreas means talking about one of the most emblematic action video games. We had already played in open worlds in previous installments of GTA, such as Vice City, but here it's taken to the next level. GTA San Andreas - Grand Theft Auto was a huge hit both in terms of sales and criticism back in 2004, releasing versions for PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, Mac, and Xbox. And it obviously also landed on iOS and Android, where's it's also a hit despite not being able to download it for free.
The iPhone version of GTA: San Andreas is also a hit
And if you ever played this game on any of the above-mentioned platforms, you won't find anything new. Well, the graphics have been slightly enhanced but, beyond adapting the controls to mobile platforms, we're talking about exactly the same game as the original one.
As you know, the storyline puts us in the role of Carl Johnson who returns to Los Sants because his mother has been killed. There, he'll be dragged into the underworld of organized crime and gangs, having to face up against different dangers whilst he escapes from the police.
An open world inspired by real-life locations
The scenarios recreate the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Las Vegas, and are set in 1992, the year of the riots in California due to the Rodney King issue. In this context, we'll explore an open world with total freedom of movements being able to do almost anything: drive stolen cars, attack pedestrians, go to the gym, eat burgers, go out with girls... all the latter apart from the missions we'll have to fulfill, divided into three blocks (one per city).
One of the most successful action video games.
All in all, it comes along with the following features:
- Remastered high-resolution graphics that make the most of iPhone's technical capacity.
- Improved lighting, color palette, character modeling, shadows and environmental reflections.
- Compatibility with iOS 7's physical controllers.
- Function to store games on the cloud.
- Customizable controls that only show the buttons when necessary.
- Excellent soundtrack to accompany the story.
One of the features that we miss the most is the possibility to make the most of our smartphone's connectivity, offering us some kind of online multiplayer mode. In any case, that doesn't mean that the game is less interesting as it's still considered one of the most important action games of all time. Who knows if we'll soon see a film based on the game, something like San Andreas: The Movie.
But, for the time being, stopping wondering about where to download GTA San Andreas and just click on our download button. It will cost you quite a few dollars but it's worthwhile.
What's new in the latest version?
- Improved compatibility with iOS 8.
- Improved dynamic shadow system.