Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Welcome to San Andreas. Rockstar Games is back.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

When I drove through LA with my car for the first time, I had an epiphany. I drove through various neighborhoods that I had never been before and didn’t use a map or navigation. After a while I realized why everything seemed so familiar. Because I played the Grand Theft Auto Games on my PlayStation it was as if I knew the city already. Grand Theft Auto is so lifelike and realistic that it’s just fascinating that you can now play it on your mobile.

I instantly fell in love with the risque gaming title, Grand Theft Auto, when it first launched for the PlayStation in October of1997. My brother and I would fight over the controller and who got to do the next mission, but now that Rockstar has launched their GTA franchise for mobile gaming, I don't have to fight anyone to play ever again!

One of my favorite Grand Theft Auto games has always been San Andreas so you can imagine my delight when I saw it for sale in the Google play store. Although you have to pay to download the game, you're basically getting the same content you would see as if you had bought the game for PC or console, so the price really isn't that bad!

Immersive Gameplay

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, in my opinion, has always been one of the most immersive titles in the franchise, and the mobile version hits the mark just as well as it did on console or PC. There are over 70-hours of missions and various gameplay to enjoy when you download Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, so you won't be getting bored of the content anytime soon.

The story is set in the 90s, and you have to travel back to San Andreas to help get the city back in order and take control of the streets with your crew and save the town.

Customizable Controls

My favorite feature of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the customizable controls and the three separate control modes you can choose from.

If you've ever played a mobile game with an open world you had to maneuver, then you know just how frustrating it can be to try and manage controls on a small device like a smartphone.

Instead of resorting back to the console version out of frustration, just head to the control settings and make sure the buttons that don't need to be on your screen, don't show up until you need them.

This is an option I've never noticed in a mobile game before, but I think it's a genius move on Rockstars part. Rather than letting the customers get frustrated, they've given us an option to take those pesky buttons out of the way!

Impressive Graphics

I'm sure by now you've seen stills of the mobile gameplay and are asking yourself whether or not the animation and graphics will be as pristine when you open the game on your phone.

You'll be pleasantly surprised to know that the graphics you remember from the console version are what you can expect to find when you play Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on your phone or tablet.

Although Rockstar has outdone themselves with the mobile version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, it does not come without problems. One of the significant concerns I had with downloading the game was the size.

Cellphones are not meant to hold massive open-world games like Grand Theft Auto, so if you already do a lot of gaming on your device, you might find that you have to delete some things to make room.

If you are thinking you'll fix this problem by putting the game on a removable SD card, you're out of luck. For some reason, Rockstar has not given the option to transfer the game file onto an external device. So, unless you have a phone with a massive amount of data, you might have problems getting it to download.

The last issue I found with the game was that all the fun and convenient cheats which are available on the PC and console versions of the game are not available for the mobile game. Though this isn't anything too tragic, I did find it a touch disappointing.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Pros & Cons


A complex and entertaining game in Video console quality
Customizable controls
Over 70 hours of missions


Large file size is not suitable for small storage
No external backup possible

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