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) (as Ice T)
Cesar Vialpando (voice)
Officer Pulaski (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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Did You Know?


The protagonist of Grand Theft Auto 3 (2001) formerly known as "Fido" (among various other aliases) is actually named Claude. This is discovered during one of the phone calls from Catalina, who becomes Claude's girlfriend when they leave San Andreas. It is assumed that Claude is Claude Speed, the main character from Grand Theft Auto 2 (1999). See more »


The cash register displays of all fast food restaurants show two products: the Buster and the Double D-Luxe. The register calculates a price of 20 dollars in total. But the Buster costs actually two, the Double D-Luxe five dollars. The calculation is wrong. 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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References Scarface (1983) See more »


Great Train Robbery
Written by Delroy Reid
Performed by Black Uhuru
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8 December 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

And the best of the GTA series by far. It just has so much more to do than Vice City and GTA3. In fact, there is so much to do, it's impossible to everything I think! I think it has a better story than the other GTA games, and of course there is just so much more you can do like to your character.

The first time I got this game, I didn't think it was anything special, not at all. The missions got me cursing at the PS2 and had in a fit of rage because of how frustrating they were. But now I'm really enjoying the missions and everything else about the game.

I have been playing on this everyday since I first got it, and will likely being doing so throughout the year 2005.

Rating: 10/10

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