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Grand Theft Auto - San Andreas [Download]

by Rockstar Games
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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard
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  • Release Date: June 7, 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (194 customer reviews)
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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard

From the Manufacturer

Five years ago Carl Johnson escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas... a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs and corruption. Where filmstars and millionaires do their best to avoid the dealers and gangbangers.

Now, it's the early 90s. Carl's got to go home. His mother has been murdered, his family has fallen apart and his childhood friends are all heading towards disaster.

On his return to the neighborhood, a couple of corrupt cops frame him for homicide. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets.


  • Polished graphics and new visual effects take full advantage of powerful PC hardware, offering impressive, superior visuals
  • An MP3 Radio Station and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound deliver an immersive aural experience that allows the player to customize the radio dial of San Andreas
  • Relive incredible action sequences - the instant Replay feature repeats the last 30 seconds of gameplay, complete with cinematic camera effects.
  • Player Modifications support, giving PC gamers the opportunity to create their own world within San Andreas.

System Requirements
 Minimum Specifications:
OS:XP and 2000
Processor:Pentium III, Athlon 1.0 GHz
RAM:256 MB
Hard Drive:4.7 GB
Video Card:64 MB Video Card with Direct X compatible drivers
Additional Info:Keyboard and Mouse


You must accept the license available online at Non-transferable access to special features such as exclusive, unlockable, downloadable or online content, services, or functions may require single-use serial code, additional fee and/or online account registration (13+). Access to special features may require internet connection, may not be available to all users, and may, upon 30 days notice, be terminated, modified, or offered under different terms.

The content of this videogame is purely fictional, and is not intended to represent or depict any actual event, person, or entity. The makers and publishers of this videogame do not in any way endorse, condone or encourage engaging in any conduct depicted in this videogame. Unauthorized copying, reverse engineering, transmission, public performance, rental, pay for play, or circumvention of copy protection is strictly prohibited.

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110 of 122 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (GTA:SA) is, simply put, a great game. The six month wait for a PC port was worth it; although still not state-of-the-art, if you've got the rig for it graphics are noticably improved over the PS2. I'm a bit biased having been addicted since the original GTA came out - Gouranga refers to the easter egg you get for taking out a line of hare krishnas in the original - but the game is probably the best of the series as the world is richer and the missions more fun. My only reservation is that the violence and plot here have no place anywhere near kids, but for adults this is the best of the genre and deserves 5 stars.

GTA has fully evolved from a pure-action game in the original GTA to an RPG with a good deal of action in GTA:SA. The majority of the game revolves around completing missions rather than simply jacking cars and running over people as in the early versions. The good news is that the RPG works. Missions are funny but brutal.

It's important to note this isn't the tamer, slightly cartoonish Scarface-inspired Vice City. Instead, this is the very nasty world of early 90's South Central LA with a gangbanger-influence and language that many will find disturbing. With the revelation that interactive softcore porn is included, this very much deserves the new AO rating. (All the infamous 'hot coffee' mod does is unlock some hidden but pretty rough sex simulations and take off the computer-generated clothes of those involved - if you're disturbed by the gangbanging the in-genre scenes will make it even worse.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game July 21, 2005
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I hope amazon does not submit to the pressure to stop selling this game. With the recent change to the rating on this game it's making it very hard for ADULTS to find this great game. I'm tired of the retail industry thinking all games are suppose to be for kids. There are grown adults who enjoy playing games. These are the same adults that grew up with video games and now want games that reflect their age. The rating system is to educate people on the content of the game, not to punish the publisher by refusing to sell it. I don't want the retail industry telling me what I can and can't buy.
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44 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Just Have To Say Something. November 17, 2005
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Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
If you're angry about the violent and sexual content in this game, there is one easy way to make it all go away......DON'T BUY THE FREAKING GAME!

It says right on the front of the box, RATED M FOR MATURE, AGES 17 AND UP.

If you buy this for your 9 year old and you catch him blowing up hookers, it's your own fault for buying it for him.

And by the way, about the Hot Coffee mod...

If your kid can go on the internet, search around enough, find the mod, download it, and install it, then he's probably been looking at porn already.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Game: Hypocritical Game Rating July 22, 2005
By Kelli
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
GTA: San Andreas is probably the finest title in this series of no holds-barred, ultraviolent criminal action/RPG games. The storyline is interesting, the gameplay is what we've come to expect from the series and the settings ... are simply stunning.

The ESRB recently changed its rating on this game from M to AO because a computer hacker in Europe figured out a way to access a hidden code in the game that shows sex scenes. This move was largely hypocritical: even without this modification, the game is a feast of random violence, and the content of the game features random killing, drive by shootings, theft, gang violence, prostitution, drug trafficking and the like: it's a game about being a criminal, and the violence is very graphic and common. The game features strip clubs and gay bars and similar content. And yet with all of that the ESRB gave it a Mature rating and not an Adults Only rating, switching it to the latter only when it became apparent that the sex scenes could be unlocked by hacking the game code. This is highly hypocritical, because the game is, without the sex scene, just as "adult", to be honest: the sex scene hardly makes it less acceptable for 17 year olds (which is the only age group impacted by the difference between M and AO).

The real reason the rating was switched was to get the game off the shelves at the typical retail outlet, because the GTA series has *always* had a virtual army of opponents to the game, critics who have tried at every turn to squelch and silence every Rockstar title in this series. It looks like they've succeeded in their efforts, because most retailers are removing the game. Let's hope that Amazon and similar online retailers don't cave into to this craven, idologically-driven hypocrisy and simply keep the game available for those who which to buy and play it, sex scene or no.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars San Andreas--Fun on a Faultline June 19, 2005
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I've been aware of the *Grand Theft Auto* series from the beginning, but it took the controversial and revolutionary game play of the third outing to grab me. *GTA III* essentially stands as the beginning of an epic remake, and at last developer/publisher Rockstars bring out the conclusion. *Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas* not only brings together the previous two titles, but realizes the world of the original. It's the best of the series--and a big bite to chew.

San Andreas, like Vice City and Liberty City before, was one of three cities in the first *GTA*. Now it's a state of the union, and the child hood home of Carl "CJ" Johnson: once a proud member of the Grove Street Families gang alliance, now a buster living in the relative safety of Liberty. Then a phone call brings CJ back to the streets of Los Santos, San Andreas. His mother has joined his brother in the afterlife, the alliance has collapsed, and rival gangs threaten to flood the streets with base. Carl must not only prove to his surviving family and friends he's down for life, but must ultimately save life.

This requires CJ to kill and destroy an awful lot. Not much has changed in the series on that end. But while the silent protagonist of *GTA III* was a cold-blooded mercenary to the end, and Tommy Vercetti was a sociopath who became kingpin of Vice City, CJ operates from a pirate's code of honor. His pride in family and gang contributes to the most ambitious and coherent story in the series. Major characters take a more compelling, frequent, and usually logical role than in previous installments.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great
awesome game and just tying to figure out how to beat and how to play the low riding mission. Thanks
Published 16 days ago by Eli Turner
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Game. Great Experience. Okay for Modding.
This game is great! Any present-day graphics card can play this on Ultra settings easily. For those who like PC games for modding, I suggest you get the CD/ROM version of this... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Yungzon85
1.0 out of 5 stars it never downloaded
I guess I didn't have the right system well it didn't download to my computer. so I wasted about 10 bucks whatever I don't know if anymore games are gonna come out for Ps4
Published 1 month ago by mike 67
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars
I love this game. What I love even more is how easy it was to digitally download the game from Amazon.
Published 1 month ago by Joey Barone
5.0 out of 5 stars Got it for my nieces and nephews, they seem happy
i have no idea about the game. they seem happy playing with it. i am happy with my purchase. thanks
Published 1 month ago by Habil Senturk
1.0 out of 5 stars not happy
this program caused my os to stop working. it loaded one time and then we started getting a boot manager failed to load error message.
Published 1 month ago by amy hogsett
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
I love all the Grand theft auto games! The freedom to run around and carjack and kill anyone you want!
Published 2 months ago by Tim Case
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't Work at all
The descriptions says it requires XP and is not compatible with Windows 7. I installed on Windows 7 and it works marginally. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Richard Taylor
3.0 out of 5 stars choppy
it downloads fine but the game play is choppy it keeps pausing it starts and stop all the time but besides that its fine if you can stand that
Published 2 months ago by ROBERT
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Game!
Love this game. I had it on PS2, but sold it. I wanted to buy it for my XBOX 260 but it was like 80 something dollars. Too much. Love it.
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