Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Special Edition  (Sony PlayStation 2, 2005) Reviews
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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Special Edition (Sony PlayStation 2, 2005)

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  • You won't care that you don't finish a hundred percent

    Jul 28, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sheer fun, massive gaming area, gargantuan amounts of detail, creativity, mission variety, cultural immersion, more!
    Cons: Moderate bike gimpiness, uneven radio station content. Otherwise A++++++++++.

    Summary: CAUTION: MILD TO AVERAGE SPOILERS AHEAD "Eschew surplusage", Mark Twain exhorted aspiring writers two centuries ago. In addition to the American literary approach, those two words have helped streamline first an American industrial, then a world ... read more

  • Back To Law-Breaking

    Jul 26, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: In short, everything that was good about the past two GTA games and much more.
    Cons: Quite difficult and frustrating at times, some nasty glitches, not as innovative as could be.

    Summary: Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto series has gone onto become one of the most popular and successful video game series' ever in recent years (not to mention one of the most controversial). The first two games (along with an expansion pack) were released ... read more

  • GTA: San Andreas - Addicting and Fun!

    Jul 21, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Freely explore any area of the game, play missions in any order, great soundtrack
    Cons: Very violent, bad language

    Summary: There is currently quite a controversy surrounding a "patch" that will unlock sexually explicit content in the game. First of all, the game is rated M, so no kids should be playing this in the first place. Secondly, you have to consciously go online and ... read more

  • Another Great One

    Jun 28, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great gameplay, Fun&exiting, and Overall one of the best games.
    Cons: TOO big of a map and some missions are a little to hard.

    Summary: This is another great game for the PS2 wow i love this game i play this game everyday all the time. Its so fun if your a good person in real life because then when you play this game its like you get to experience the other side:being a theif and killer. ... read more

  • Amazing Game with Endless Entertaining Gameplay

    Apr 16, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: amazing graphics and endlessly entertaining gameplay.
    Cons: after 50 hours of straight game play its starts to become a little repetitive

    Summary: In this Game you play the role of a man named cj. Cj has recently returned to san andreas after spending time somewhere else, and now he's ready to once again raise havoc. You begin by visiting your relatives and being welcomed back into the city. ... read more

  • GTA San Andreas a nice game ONLY for 18 and up

    Apr 3, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: realistic graphics, realistic features like casinos, gyms
    Cons: blood, gore, sexual references, drug references

    Summary: I received this game as a gift for christmas and i have been playing it from then till now and not for one second have i wanted to stop playing it. This game is unbelievably realistic and very fun. There are several different missions that one has to ... read more

  • Super Fun Happy Time Across the West Coast, Brotha!

    Mar 19, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: New mechanics make the series feel like it really went somewhere
    Cons: You would be one if you attempted these things in real life

    Summary: The second I knew Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas went above and beyond its call of duty as a video game occured at a point when I was nearing the end of the area known as the Badlands: The main character, Carl Johnson, had recently been dumped by his main ... read more

  • Work Out, Shoot Out and Make Out

    Feb 15, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: New Features Galore, Excellent Story, 3 Cities, Soundtrack
    Cons: Lack of Draw Distance, Low Framerate on Occasions

    Summary: This review is really 2 reviews, one to cater for the lazy people in the form of “San Andreas review in a nutshell” then a more detailed review later on for people who want to read into a more in-depth view of the game. [SAN ANDREAS REVIEW IN ... read more

  • GTA San Andreas is currently my favorite guilty pleasure

    Feb 11, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It's another resounding hit with loads of action, firepower, great sound, music and originality.
    Cons: The map thingy in the game sucks and those lack of save via the safehouses.

    Summary: Game: Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Publisher: Rockstar Games Rating: M for Mature Where to get it?:,, electronics boutique , Avg. Price: (Varies) about $29-$49.99 Story: CJ is a guy with a trouble past ... read more

  • Welcome to San Andreas

    Feb 7, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Bigger map, Better graphics, you could swim and climb now. Still has GTA touch
    Cons: that you playing an African American character might not attract other races .

    Summary: This game has it all: Graphics, Gameplay, Point!!! From performing Drive-bys to teaching the local Crooked Cops a lesson to messing with "Grove Street" GAMEPLAY 5/5: Gameplay amazing, I must say Grand Theft Auto hasn't last its touch, You are Carol ... read more

  • My fellow homie

    Jan 19, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: fun game
    Cons: you think of some

    Summary: The game is really a game that itself in a world of it’s own. The game goes around a man that is being framed for murder one. (Like it matters because at the end of the game you realise that you killed over 1500+ people). When you finally get home ... read more


    Jan 8, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: many weapons, complete freedom, tons of vehicles, challenging missions, many accessories for your person
    Cons: ok graphics, horrible language, tons of blood and gore, overall too much adult content

    Summary: Since Grand Theft Auto came out on gameboy, it has been a hit! From the streets of Libertyville, to the beaches of Vice City, this game has always been the one to get. The new Grant Theft Auto, San Andreas, was a hit when it came out. If anybody is still ... read more

  • The Grand Theft Auto Killer

    Jan 4, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Whoa, let's just say there's a LOT
    Cons: Still some unpolished bits, too fucking addictive

    Summary: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The most overhyped game of the year? Halo 2 could take that title and run with it but the fact remains that San Andreas had a hell of a lot of hype surrounding it. It had a lot to live up to. The Grand Theft Auto series is ... read more

  • Best GTA So Far!

    Jan 1, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Huge map, gang wars, gambling, no loading, awesome story
    Cons: Graphics could be better

    Summary: I asked for this game for my birthday since I LOVED the other games in the GTA series, and I was not disappointed! You will run into some of your acquaintances from the past GTA's, but playing them is not a prerequisite for this game. In San Andreas ... read more

  • San Andreas

    Nov 29, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots to do, more cars, great story line
    Cons: Pop ups, some missions are frustrating

    Summary: I told you all i was going to wright an review on this game and i wasn't lieing. This game 100+ hours of play. There are lots of missions, and lots of toys to use. Some of the missions can be frustating at times but in the end it was well wearth it. ... read more

  • San Andreas Sets the Bar

    Nov 27, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: blurred driving, new weapons, wielding two weapons, size of cities, taking over territories
    Cons: forced shooting into the air, some graphic problems

    Summary: Welcome to the new world of Grand Theft Auto. Staring Carl Johnson as a returned gang member of the Orange Grove Street Families in Los Santos. After an extensive stay in Liberty City, you or "CJ" return to the mass environment of San Andreas. ... read more

  • GTA: San Andreas: Not as Good

    Nov 19, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Huge map, good depth, more innovations, not linear, graphics are good for PS2
    Cons: Graphics are bad for year 2004, issues with swimming, crashes.

    Summary: I was really looking forward to this game… Plot: This is where the games have been generally been good at GTA III, Vice City, and now this game. Now I can’t go into to much depth or I will ruin some good twist and other things. Starting off ... read more

  • FADING MORALS: - The Grand Theft of my Social Life

    Nov 16, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Expansive environment, more functions, tighter gameplay & controls.
    Cons: Same old GTA stutter when things get busy - Perhaps the formula is getting repetitive?

    Summary: VIOLENT UPBRINGING ** Please feel free to skip the next paragraphs for the review proper if you are at all familiar with this game. This section is for the uninitiated only (I’m a caring soul). ** Grand Theft Auto is the Johnny Rotten of the ... read more

  • Supremely violent. Supremely clever.

    Nov 15, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It's another GTA title, superbly executed and well worthy of the title.
    Cons: See the "complaints" section of the review. It's why I only give 4 stars.

    Summary: Anyone who is familiar with the GTA titles will not be surprised to see high marks given out all over the place for GTA:San Andreas. And for good reason. They kept the same open-ended gameplay, added some new features, and produced a worthy sequel to ... read more

  • know that game that sells alot

    Nov 15, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: just about everything
    Cons: soundtrack doesn't represent era well, glitches

    Summary: FROM THE MEAN STREETS OF ROCKSTAR The most controversial series of the PS2 is back. Everything from the two previous GTA’s has been brought over and has been enhanced and it is so jam packed. Want to modify cars? It’s in there. Want ... read more

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