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 'CJ' Johnson (voice) (as Chris Bellard aka Young Maylay)
Kendl Johnson (voice) (as Yo Yo)
Melvin 'Big Smoke' Harris / Additional Voice on News Radio (voice)
MC Eiht ...
OG Loc (voice)
Mark 'B Dup' Wayne / Additional Voice on News Radio (voice) (as The Game)
Eugene Jeter Jr. ...
Emmet (voice)
Madd Dogg / Additional Voice on News Radio (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 music you hear when doing the "Car Bounce Challenge" with Caesar is actually from an episode of the television show Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979). The episode, 'Space Rockers', first aired on February 21, 1980 and featured a futuristic band called Andromeda playing this song with outlandish instruments. The song is actually called "Odyssey" and was written by Johnny Harris. It appears on the San Andreas soundtrack. See more »


On the back of the Ambulance, The part "Ambu" is missing on units that arrive to treat wounded people. This does not affect parked ambulances, however. 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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Performed by The JBs (as The JB's)
Written by James Brown, Phelps 'Catfish' Collins, Bootsy Collins (as William Earl Collins), Johnny Griggs (as John W. Griggs), Clayton Gunnels (as Clayton Isiah Gunnels), Darrell Jamison, Robert McCollough, Clyde Stubblefield, Frank Waddy (as Frank Clifford Waddy)
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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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