Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004)

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A family tragedy prompts a man to return home, only to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which he must regain control of the streets before it gets even worse.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Young Maylay ...
Carl 'C.J.' Johnson (voice) (as Chris Bellard aka Young Maylay)
Kendl Johnson (voice) (as Yo Yo)
Melvin 'Big Smoke' Harris / Additional Voices (voice)
MC Eiht ...
Jeffrey 'OG Loc' Cross (voice) (as Jonathan Anderson)
Mark 'B-Dup' Wayne / Additional Voices (voice) (as The Game)
Eugene Jeter Jr. ...
Emmet (voice)
Madd Dogg / Additional Voices (voice)
Cesar Vialpando (voice)
Officer Hernandez / Pedestrian (voice)
Cynthia Farrell ...
Catalina (voice)


After five years on the east coast, Carl Johnson returns to the city of Los Santos, San Andreas to find numerous fellow gang-members dead and enemy gangs having dominance of the city. Carl must take over the city and get his old gang back on top before the city destroys itself. Written by Gangsta J4

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26 October 2004 (USA)  »

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The original Grand Theft Auto (1997) included three cities: Liberty City, Vice City, and San Andreas. Since the first two cities were remade for the PS2 (Grand Theft Auto 3 (2001), Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002)), it made sense that the third city, San Andreas, would be the third game in the PS2 series. This, of course, held a huge role in the ongoing debate on whether the game would be titled "San Andreas" or "Sin City". See more »


At the end of the first cut-scene for the mission "Coming Home", C.J. goes to the left of Mike Toreno to leave the mansion, but that doorway leads into the sound booth, not to an exit. See more »


[first lines]
Carl Johnson: [voiceover] After five years on the East Coast, it was time to go home
[a previous phone call is heard]
Carl Johnson: 'Sup?
Sweet Johnson: Carl, it's Sweet.
Carl Johnson: Whassup, Sweet, what you want?
Sweet Johnson: It's Moms... She's dead, bro.
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Followed by Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (2005) See more »


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An Amazing Imersive Experience
6 November 2004 | by (Vice City, FL) – See all my reviews

This review I'm writing is just on what i have accomplished. I have been playing this game for a total of 20 hours. I love to take it slow and really walk around and explore. The amount of detail and stuff to do, is incredible. The gameplay is as solid as ever. the story sucks you in like very little video games do these days. I have only gotten up to the second city, San Fierro. I've done a few missions but mostly I'm just looking around, I can't help it! I've been a fan of the GTA series since GTA2. The fever died down after a while though. When GTA3 came out I was amazed how they totally blew every other game out of the water. GTA3 to this day is one of my favorite games of all time, over Vice City even. this games is starting to become a huge time suck, which means this game is awesome. I'll finish this review when ever I finish it. For now, 10 out of 10!

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