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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  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas: Living The Thug Life

    Nov 9, 2004 by kjell1979 is a Lead on Epinions in Games
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: freedom, bigger map, more to do, better scattering of items, maintains GTA integrity, better AI
    Cons: graphics aren't pristine, camera logic needs some work, over the top adult content

    Summary: Gr and Theft Auto Vice City was the reason I got my P S2. While there have been many imitators, no game to date has matched the level of freedom and gameplay the Grand Theft Auto series ... read more

  • Good game

    Oct 30, 2013 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: big map, you can travel all over the place,  the game runs smoothly
    Cons: I wish some of the stores in the game was open.

    Summary: I bought this product three to four years ago because I love GTA series games. I first playedGTAViceCityand I was on that game for hours. I enjoyed every bit of it and stayed up all night long just driving around. Then I started playing San Andreas and ... read more

  • GTA: San Andreas

    Jul 30, 2013 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Very awesome game!
    Cons: There are no cons! You either like it or love it!!

    Summary: Grand Theft Auto is really an awesome game if you have ever played. It suited for adults and/or mature teens. It is very adventurous and you are always on a mission doing something and unlocking new things. There are various things you can do with this ... read more

  • Grand Theft Auto reaches the top!

    Sep 19, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Not enough space, but I'll just name one... soundtrack.
    Cons: Some minor stuff mentioned in the review.

    Summary: The Grand Theft Auto series reaches another level in many different ways. First off, there are twice as many features as there was in Vice City or any other GTA game for that matter. Then we have a bigger map with three different cities and ... read more

  • A high mark in the controversial Grand Theft Auto series

    Feb 8, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Incredibly detailed linear and nonlinear gaming experience; massive potential for strategy and tactics
    Cons: Game undoubtedly not for everyone; some minor control issues (though generally improved); occasional graphical glitches

    Summary: The Grand Theft Auto series seems to be even more controversial than the near-hysteria surrounding Mortal Kombat I remember from my 1990s youth.  I can certainly understand wanting to keep GTA games away from children, and also ... read more

  • GTA San Andreas: CJ's Play House

    Jan 18, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Graphics, Replay value
    Cons: Load Times can be long, Some vehicles/aircraft not great.

    Summary: Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, is perhaps the most controversial video game ever released. It had politicians blaming Rockstar and the entire gaming industry, for causing the moral decay of American youth, and plenty of community do-gooders ... read more

  • Go Back To The Streets

    Aug 2, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good voice acting, great script, excellent gameplay
    Cons: Glitches, some missions next to impossible

    Summary: In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, you play as Carl Johnson, also known to his home boys as C.J. You arrive back in San Andreas to bury your mother after being gone from your old hood for years. Your welcome committee is a car full of cops who pull you ... read more

  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is still one of the most fun games out today.

    May 26, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: - Great Soundtrack - The map is amazing - Entertaining Story -
    Cons: - Visuals need some work - Game is for Mature players only -

    Summary: The video game industry is becoming more sequel-oriented every day a game like this is released. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was easily the biggest and best sandbox game to be released, coming in 2nd to only Grand Theft Auto 4 today. You probably have ... read more

  • Taking a trip to San Andreas?

    Feb 4, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Violent, gritty, it's like strongly linked to the rap music 'gangsta' culture.
    Cons: Too violent, gritty, and profanity laced for most parent's taste.

    Summary: Did you ever wonder why Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was briefly banned from American stores? Did you know much about the game at the time, or understand that the 'dirty little secret' programmed into the game was really only a very small part of the ... read more

  • Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

    Jul 8, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Freedom to roam, plenty of levels to beat.
    Cons: Might promote senseless violence.

    Summary: This is a pretty neat game, although that's probably a good thing because I really don't want to find myself playing this game. It is fun to play and you don't have to kill people, but killing people is really not my thing. This is an easy game to ... read more

  • GTA san andreas

    Apr 14, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: alltogether a good game, good selection of weapons and vehicles.
    Cons: gameplay can be a bit slow and dull at times.

    Summary: THE STORY this game is basically about a guy who wants to get rich quick and does all he can to do so. to start off with your are carl johnson a young american trying to make a living. who, five years agop escaped from Los Santos, to San Andreas, a city ... read more

  • GTA, the one and only!!!

    Mar 22, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: good graphics/fun to play continusously
    Cons: can be innapropriate for some people of a certain age.

    Summary: You will never find a game like GTA San Andreas. The world sits on the palm of your hand. You can hold it gingerly with cautious care, or make a tight fist and crush it. When playing Grand Theft Auto you will most certainly do the second choice. Have ... read more

  • 100 Point Review For Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Special Edition

    Oct 3, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Huge area to explore, great character development.
    Cons: Poor sound effects, too difficult.

    Summary: Game: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Special Edition Makers: Rockstar, DMA My Reviews Are Rated as Follows: 100 total points are possible. There are ten categories, ten points available for each. (Categories may change depending on the style of ... read more

  • San Andreas- Best GTA ever.

    Aug 25, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Best game of the best series of games ever.
    Cons: the only con is the sometimes awkward camera angles..cant have it all

    Summary: I dont have a wide selection of games in my collection and I dont buy too many new ones now as I am 32 and married. Hence my knowledge of what else is out there in gaming land is limited. What I do know is that like lots of other good folk, I love ... read more

  • This Game Be Da Sh*T Still Yo

    Apr 15, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: graphics are amazing, game is HUGE, storyline, innovation, much more
    Cons: music a little lacking, too many stereotypes, NOT FOR KIDS!

    Summary: Well, I bought it for my dad for his birthday the other day...a 40 something year old English professor who loves video games, particularly Grand Theft Auto...and I've been playing it every day since. Few games, like novels, have the ability to just ... read more

  • LA Gangs Watch Out Crazy Tiger On The Loose!

    Apr 12, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: EVERYTHING
    Cons: NOTHING

    Summary: How can I put this? Oh yeah, here we go, BEST DAMN GAME EVER! Let's start with the basics, this game puts all the previous GTA's and GTA clones where they belong, 6 feet under Carl's foot. Quite simply, there is never a dull moment in the free roaming ... read more

  • Me and J.P. check out GTA:SA

    Jan 24, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Radio X soundtrack. "Killing in the Name Of". 'nuff said.
    Cons: By now you would think they would have a "Nuke Paris" mission.

    Summary: I have to be honest with you. I'm not much of a gamer. I've played around some with Vice City after J.P finished the story line. I am still overwhelmed by the lawlessness of these games. The idea that I can approach a cop on the street and pound his ... read more

  • NOT better than Vice City!!

    Dec 24, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: its grand theft auto.
    Cons: kept trying to fit them in here, cant so just read review.

    Summary: now i know i might get killed for saying this bc all the other reviews look very positive but in NO ways is this game better than Vice City, or even GTA III i LOVE III and VC. literally, love them. I beat III 2 times and VC over 10 times. they are ... read more

  • One Of The Best Games I've Ever Played...

    Oct 24, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great storyline, Great Characters, ALot of new improvements, Great Soundtrack...
    Cons: Nothing...

    Summary: First of all, I'd just like to say that this is one of the most fun games of all time. Everything is great. It's an improvement from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. In GTA: SA, the year is 1992, you're a man named Carl Johnson. You left you're family and ... read more

  • I'm so tired, maybe I need some hot coffee? BANNED!

    Oct 13, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: This game is absolutely huge!
    Cons: The graphics look dated and most stores won't carry it.

    Summary: GRAND THEFT AUTO SAN ANDREAS (Rockstar North, October 2004) Do you want to play one of the biggest games ever created on the Playstation2 (or PS2) but you can't find it? Unfortunately, the very gritty crime drama Grand Theft Auto San Andreas ... read more

  • What a game, Got to buy it, Dont miss out

    Sep 21, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: islands are very big, different kind of planes, cars, bike, helicopters to choose from
    Cons: Takes quite long to travel from one city to another

    Summary: Wow, what a game, one of the best games I have ever played. Rockstar have still kept up their great reputation since their last release (Vice city) but this game is much better. There are so many new features in this game compared to Vice city. In total ... read more

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