Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Review

The cult-favorite GTA released in 2004 is now available on your smartphone. The mobile version is second to none of the PC game, and some details are even better. Don’t believe me? Then go download Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for mobile devices and check it out!

Graphics and Sound 5/5

The graphics are in the groove, being high-resolution and remastered specifically for mobiles. Rockstar Games has included an enriched color palette, lighting enhancements, and improved character models. Also, you can see dynamic shadows in details and real-time environmental reflections which is a big plus for a mobile game. Well, it’s GTA, how can it be poor quality?

Of course, it’s still a mobile game, after all, so don’t judge it too harshly. Compared with the PC version released in 2004, it looks pretty impressive and promising.

As for the music, not only do you have preset radio stations but also you can listen to your customized playlist. To do that, create a playlist titled “GTASA”, launch the game, and select the radio station “MIXTAPE”.

Story Plot 5/5

You know the plotline, don’t you? We see Carl Johnson finally coming back home. Five years ago, he had to escape from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas which was full of gang troubles, drugs, and corruption.

Now, CJ is returning to his hometown. His mother was murdered, and his childhood friends are facing serious troubles. Of course, the police is coming into the picture, too. Eventually, CJ is forced to go around the entire state of San Andreas to save his family and regain control of the streets.

You get to explore the open world of the game covering three major cities of the state of San Andreas – Los Santos, San Fierro, and Las Venturas. Complete missions and get your power back to become the boss on the streets. It’s worth mentioning that the easter eggs of the original game are still there which is just awesome!

Controls 4/5

Playing GTA on a mobile device is fun. You have stick controls for full camera and movement control as well as 3 different control schemes. Also, you can connect your physical iOS controller if you prefer the familiar controls. The only thing is, the manual targeting works poorly if you use an Xbox ONE gamepad. If someone is coming in sight, the game switches over the auto-targeting.

Difficulty 4/5

The controls may take some time and efforts to get used to, especially poor targeting. As for the rest, the missions are pretty much the same compared with the PC version. Some of them are difficult to complete, while others are fairly easy. Obviously, it’s very individual for every player.

Sometimes, the game keeps crashing which can be very annoying. It seems that Rockstar Games are working on fixing it with every new update, so let’s hope for the better.

Conclusion

In a nutshell, it’s a great adaptation of the beloved GTA: San Andreas for mobile devices. Rockstar Games has kept the high-quality graphics, familiar characters, and various missions – what more do you want? There are minor inconveniences with the controls, but for me, the game is still totally worth it.

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas review

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas review

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The cult-favorite GTA released in 2004 is now available on your smartphone. The mobile version is second to none of the PC game, and some details are even better. Don’t believe me? Then go download Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for mobile devices and check it out!

Graphics and Sound 5/5

The graphics are in the groove, being high-resolution and remastered specifically for mobiles. Rockstar Games has included an enriched color palette, lighting enhancements, and improved character models. Also, you can see dynamic shadows in details and real-time environmental reflections which is a big plus for a mobile game. Well, it’s GTA, how can it be poor quality?

Of course, it’s still a mobile game, after all, so don’t judge it too harshly. Compared with the PC version released in 2004, it looks pretty impressive and promising.

As for the music, not only do you have preset radio stations but also you can listen to your customized playlist. To do that, create a playlist titled “GTASA”, launch the game, and select the radio station “MIXTAPE”.

Story Plot 5/5

You know the plotline, don’t you? We see Carl Johnson finally coming back home. Five years ago, he had to escape from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas which was full of gang troubles, drugs, and corruption.

Now, CJ is returning to his hometown. His mother was murdered, and his childhood friends are facing serious troubles. Of course, the police is coming into the picture, too. Eventually, CJ is forced to go around the entire state of San Andreas to save his family and regain control of the streets.

You get to explore the open world of the game covering three major cities of the state of San Andreas – Los Santos, San Fierro, and Las Venturas. Complete missions and get your power back to become the boss on the streets. It’s worth mentioning that the easter eggs of the original game are still there which is just awesome!

Controls 4/5

Playing GTA on a mobile device is fun. You have stick controls for full camera and movement control as well as 3 different control schemes. Also, you can connect your physical iOS controller if you prefer the familiar controls. The only thing is, the manual targeting works poorly if you use an Xbox ONE gamepad. If someone is coming in sight, the game switches over the auto-targeting.

Difficulty 4/5

The controls may take some time and efforts to get used to, especially poor targeting. As for the rest, the missions are pretty much the same compared with the PC version. Some of them are difficult to complete, while others are fairly easy. Obviously, it’s very individual for every player.

Sometimes, the game keeps crashing which can be very annoying. It seems that Rockstar Games are working on fixing it with every new update, so let’s hope for the better.

Conclusion

In a nutshell, it’s a great adaptation of the beloved GTA: San Andreas for mobile devices. Rockstar Games has kept the high-quality graphics, familiar characters, and various missions – what more do you want? There are minor inconveniences with the controls, but for me, the game is still totally worth it.

Pros:

  • Good graphics
  • Customized music
  • Familiar characters and settings
  • Cloud save support for iOS devices
  • Physical controller support (for iOS as well)

Cons:

  • Weak controls
  • Sometimes, the game just keeps crashing
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