Review by RockyStarPro

"The Best of the Series up to date! (some spoilers)"

CJ returns back to Los Santos after he finds out about his mother's death. He also finds out that his gang; the Grove Street families are in a big mess. With friends and his brother, Carl promises to reunite the Grove St families and kill their rival gang, the Ballas. Throughout the course of the game, Carl meets new people who aid him in his quest and he also learns of a shocking truth about the Grove.

This game is a major improvement after Vice City, there are more side quests, more missions and certainly, more fun. There are more new inclusions in this game, going to the gym to build up muscle, stamina and learn new moves, fast food restaurants where you go to eat and buying new clothes at the clothe store. There are a wide range of new missions that relate to the story or side missions which are optional. You can unlock new vehicles by completing race courses and target collecting which have a good challenge in them. There are a lot of things to do in this game; it will keep you playing for 1-4 weeks, that's how long it is.

For the PC, the graphics aren't stunning, yet they are not bad. At some parts, you cannot see something and just as you approach it, WHAM, you crash into it. The producers still tried their best to make the graphics to the best of their ability, credit which I can't take from them. Hopefully something they can improve on GTA IV that will make the game a full masterpiece.

An exciting storyline unfolds itself as you progress in the game. You gather more info about the Grove as you progress through the game. Many new characters introduced in the game play a pivotal role in the unfolding of the story surrounding the death of CJ's mom. You also gather respect by your Grove Street peers by invading and taking over rival territories and completing missions for your friends.

One simple word BUY IT!!! A game that is big, fun and good to waste time. You will regret if you never play this game, it is a must have.

This game took me over 1 month to finish 100%, it is a very good game and should not be underestimated. It is a big step after Vice City and has several handy features included.
My last words, get this game.

Reviewer's Rating:   4.5 - Outstanding

Originally Posted: 03/24/08

Game Release: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (US, 06/07/05)

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