Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas or GTA IV San Andreas is open action-adventure video game developed by Games Developer Rockstar North in the United Kingdom and published by Rockstar Games in 2004. It is the third 3D game in the Grand Theft Auto video game franchise, the fifth original console release and eighth game overall. Originally released for the PlayStation 2 in October 2004, the game has already been released for the Xbox and Microsoft Windows (PC) in June 2005, and then released on Xbox Originals for Xbox 360 in December 2008, and then released to the Playstation Store for PS3 PSN in December 2012 and has received wide acclaim and high sales figures on all platforms. It is the best selling game of all time on PlayStation 2. It was made available on Steam on January 4, 2008 and Intel-based Macs running a minimum of Mac OS X 10.6.6 in September 2011. San Andreas was released for the PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Network in December 2012. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was succeeded by Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and was preceded by Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
GTA IV San Andreas is set in the semi-fictional San Andreas (based in California and Nevada), which contains three metropolitan cities: Los Santos, based on Los Angeles, San Fierro, based on San Francisco and Las Venturas, based on Las Vegas. Set in 1992, San Andreas revolves around the gang member Carl “CJ” Johnson returning from Liberty City to Los Santos, San Andreas, after learning of the death of his mother. CJ finds his old friends and family in disarray. In the course of the game, CJ gradually unravels the plot behind his mother’s murder.
The high-level plot of the game is based on several real-life events in Los Angeles, including the rivalry between street gangs the Bloods and the Crips (Player’s gang and rival gang is distorted out of), the epidemic crack (shown as a major point of conflict in the game), the LAPD Rampart scandal (which forms the basis of several main antagonists in the game), and the game even ends in a parody of 1992 riots Los Angeles.
GTA IV San Andreas is structured similarly to the previous two games in the series. The core gameplay consists of elements of a third-person shooter and a driving game, offering players an environment of large open world in which to move. On foot, the player’s character is capable of walking, eating, running, running, swimming, climbing (the first GTA game in which swimming and climbing is possible) and jumping as well as using weapons and various forms of hand to hand combat. Players can drive a variety of vehicles, including automobiles, buses, semis, boats, fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, trains, tanks, motorcycles and bikes. Players may also import vehicles rather than steal.
The open, non-linear environment allows players to explore and choose how they wish to play. Although the plot missions are necessary to progress through the game and unlock certain cities and content, they are not required as players can complete at your own leisure. By not taking on a storyline mission, players can roam free and look around the cities, eat at the restaurant, or cause havoc by attacking people and causing destruction. Creating havoc can attract unwanted attention and potentially fatal to the authorities. The more chaos caused, the stronger the response: police will handle infractions “minor” (attacking pedestrians, pointing guns at people, stealing cars, killing, etc.), whereas SWAT teams, the FBI and the military respond to higher desired levels.
The player can participate in a variety of optional side missions that can boost their character’s attributes or provide another source of income. The traditional side missions of the past games are included, such as leaving cab passengers, putting out fires, driving injured people to the hospital and fighting crime as a vigilante. New additions include burglary missions, pimping missions, truck and train driving missions requiring players to make deliveries on time, and driving / flying / sailing / biking schools, which help players learn skills and techniques to use in their corresponding vehicles.
- License: Free
- OS: Windows
- Size: 1.77 GB
- Publisher/Developer: GTAIV:SA Team.