Open world action-adventure game
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is an action game developed by Rockstar North. The game is played from a third-person perspective in an open-world environment. In this single-player story, you play Carl Johnson—otherwise known as CJ—who is a former gang member who formerly resided in Los Santos, San Andreas. He has returned to the city to investigate his mother’s murder. However, his plans are intercepted by a corrupt police officer.
How do you play GTA San Andreas?
You must equip CJ with firearms, melee weapons, and vehicles to protect him from rival gang members and dangerous cops. The Grand Theft Auto series departs from mob-centered storylines in GTA: San Andreas. The storyline centers around a former gangster who takes justice into his own hands; he attempts to re-establish his gang to take down the man who shot his mother. This forces CJ to return to a life of crime.
These criminal acts are necessary for you to complete if you want to establish CJ’s authority as a gang leader. Completing missions are also the key to accessing establishments, rural areas, and surrounding cities. Following the story is necessary to unlock the game’s contents, but it can be completed at your own pace. This means there are no prerequisites to roaming the game’s environment. Opting out of the original storyline allows you to enter side missions.
It can be as mundane as driving a cab or as crazy as robbing a bank. Riskier side missions can help you earn more money and skills but it can also attract attention from authorities. To evade capture, you can abandon the side mission and find a place to hide. In addition to stealth, San Andreas also has elements of role-playing games. You can purchase clothing, accessories, get a haircut, jewelry, and even get yourself a tattoo.
Who is CJ from San Andreas supposed to be?
Plenty has changed over the years, and Carl sets about getting his gang's reputation and influence back. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' gameplay is classic GTA stuff—tons of cinematic cut scenes, varied missions, and lots of minigames, spread over a free-roaming sandbox world. What defines this game more than anything is the scale. It's hugely ambitious, set in a massive state featuring three big cities and plenty of countryside views.
Your appearance of choice will affect other characters; the perception of recruits, allies, and other non-playable characters will vary according to CJ’s look. It is also important to take care of CJ’s physical health. You must give him time to eat and exercise. You can do this by guiding him into restaurants, and walking around the city. You really do play as the character and embody him, returning to his home of Los Santos after 5 years away.
The campaign is enormous—the rags-to-riches storyline may not be massively original but it's well told with excellent acting and lots of memorable and funny characters. There are points wherein the game will be frustrating for some. Racing cars in the countryside can be pretty slippy for instance, and building up Carl's lungs for swimming underwater takes too long.
Straightforward, flexible gameplay
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas combines rewarding challenges and creative improvisation. You follow the course of the game by moving from one mission to another. The tasks gradually get harder, but it is worthwhile. Completed missions help you earn weapons, skins, and cash. At the same time, you get to watch the plot unfold like an action movie. When heinous crimes begin to feel dull, you can step out of the main story and into the side missions.