Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Rockstar Games

Editor's note: This is a legacy article that features an archived timeline of events from the early days of this video game.

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is the fifth release in the controversial Grand Theft Auto video game series. Game features include:

  • Missions and objectives cover the entire state of San Andreas which include three major cities to explore. Los Santos, San Fierro and La Ventura, all of which are fictional representations of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas respectively. 
  • Missions take you into the countryside and desert which connects the three great cities of San Andreas. 
  • Stamina Meter. Carl, the main character, will have to consume food on his journey across San Andreas and will gain weight if he eats too much. Gyms will be available to work out in.
  • The largest game world of all GTA games up until this release. Cities are "living" cities with a large population and reactions with citizens varies based on character actions during gameplay. 

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Controversy

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas has been one of the most controversial games in the GTA series based on the fact that the first release of the game included explicit content. This content was unlocked first in the PC version by the creation of the Hot Coffee Mod. It was subsequently found in both the PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions of the game as well. 

The rating for the game was changed from Mature to Adult Only and forced many retailers to pull the game from store shelves. The content was eventually removed in future releases of the game and the M for Mature rating was restored.

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas News & Updates Archive

July 29, 2005, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Mod Page I've added a few game mod download links in the GTASA Mod page. Each mod has a brief description and installation instructions.

July 20, 2005, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Rating Changed
The rating for GTA San Andreas has been changed from Mature to Adults Only, due to explicit content revealed by the "Hot Coffee" mod. This brings sales of the game at virtually every major retailer to a halt. The game will be recoded and released without the explicit content at which time it will have to be re-rated. Look for this to possibly be back on the shelves later this year.

July 18, 2005
San Andreas PC Cheats Added
I've added more than two dozen cheat codes for Grand Theft Auto San Andreas that should help you get through some tough spots or gain more enjoyment from the game if you've already finished it.

June 8, 2005 PC System Requirements added
I've detailed system requirements page that list the minimum and recommended PC requirements in order to play GTASA.

June 7, 2005, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas released for PC
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas was released for both the PC and Xbox today. This marks the fifth installment in the Grand Theft Auto series of controversial games.

December 27, 2004

GTA San Andreas Screenshots added

Even though the game is still a few months from being released for the PC, I went ahead and added 30+ screenshots of Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. They show various scenes of actual gameplay from throughout the game.

October 29, 2004

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Cheats at GameWinners.

Well, for the time being, with San Andreas only being available for the Sony PlayStation 2 I decided to provide a link to some cheat codes for the game on that platform. Be sure to check back for updates as to when this game will be available for the PC. I suspect probably sometime next spring.

October 26, 2004

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Hits Stores.

The latest game in the GTA series, hit store shelves today, exclusively for the PlayStation 2, and is already on pace to become one of the best-selling video games of all time. Other platforms are expected to be released in the months following.

September 25, 2004 -

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Game Trailers added.

Two GTA San Andreas game trailers have been released and are available. Each are just over a minute in length and show some in-game action sequences.

July 11, 2004 -

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas to be released for PS2 only.

For the short term and it's initial release, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas will be released exclusively for the PS2 in October and then later for the PC, Xbox, and GameCube. That date, unfortunately, is still TBD.

July 8, 2004 -

The Grand Theft Auto San Andreas blog has been created.

This will be the place you will be able to come to find out all the latest information on the GTA San Andreas. The game is due out in October 2004 from Rockstar Games.

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