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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004)

A family tragedy prompts gangster Carl "CJ" Johnson 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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Young Maylay ...
Carl 'CJ' Johnson (voice) (as Chris Bellard aka Young Maylay)
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Kendl Johnson (voice) (as Yo Yo)
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MC Eiht ...
Jas Anderson ...
OG Loc (voice)
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Mark 'B Dup' Wayne / Additional Voice on News Radio (voice) (as The Game)
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Eugene Jeter Jr. ...
Emmet (voice)
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Madd Dogg / Additional Voice on News Radio (voice) (as Ice T)
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Cesar Vialpando (voice)
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Officer Pulaski (voice)
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Cynthia Farrell ...
Catalina (voice)
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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 rail bridge from San Fierro is modeled on the Forth Rail Bridge, which runs North from Edinburgh, Scotland, where Rockstar games are based. The road bridge next to it, presumably modeled on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, also bears more than a passing resemblance to the Forth Road Bridge, which lies right next to the Forth Rail Bridge. See more »

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The name "Burger Shot" can be read on the cash points at Cluckin' Bell and the Well-Stacked Pizza Co. See more »

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[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 Con Air (1997) See more »

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King Tubby Meets The Rockers Uptown
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by Augustus Pablo
Written by Augustus Pablo
Available on K-Jah West
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Great game gets better!
26 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

This new GTA could easily be called one of the greatest games ever made. To answer some questions without spoiling too much, yes there is a 2-player mode, you are visited by characters from Vice City and GTA 3 (Ken Rosenburg, Kent Paul, and Love Fist). The graphics are a lot better and cleaner, less glitches. San Andreas doesn't seem to be as character driven mainly because of the lack of a character screen while portions of the game loads. This game, like the previous ones seem to recall some of the early '90s "ghetto" movies. CJ's hood looks like it came straight from "Boyz In the Hood". And the characters have colorful names such as Big Smoke, Ryder, and my favorite, B-Dup! All in all, a great game and a must for any fan of the GTA series.


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