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

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Young Maylay ...
Carl 'C.J.' Johnson (voice) (as Chris Bellard aka Young Maylay)
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Kendl Johnson (voice) (as Yo Yo)
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Melvin 'Big Smoke' Harris / Additional Voices (voice)
MC Eiht ...
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Jeffrey 'OG Loc' Cross (voice) (as Jonathan Anderson)
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Mark 'B-Dup' Wayne / Additional Voices (voice) (as The Game)
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Eugene Jeter Jr. ...
Emmet (voice)
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Madd Dogg / Additional Voices (voice) (as Ice T)
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Cesar Vialpando (voice)
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Officer Pulaski (voice)
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Officer Hernandez / Pedestrian (voice)
Cynthia Farrell ...
Catalina (voice)
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Storyline

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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Trivia

Many of the vehicles in this game were also featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002), and a few in Grand Theft Auto 3 (2001). Because this game takes place in 1992 (between the events of Vice City, which took place in 1986, and GTA III, which took place in 2001), many of these cars are rendered to look as if they were combined-models. For example, the Landstalker (an SUV) is modeled to have the body of the Landstalkers from 1986, but it has the headlights/front grill of a Landstalker from 2001. The Banshee (a sports car) is modeled to look exactly like its 2001 counterpart. The Comet (another sports car) looks exactly like it did in the beta versions of Vice City. That version of the Comet had been redesigned, yet its original version was brought back into Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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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Connections

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Soundtracks

Fools Gold
Performed by The Stone Roses
Written by Ian Brown (as Ian George Brown), John Squire (as JH Squire)
Courtesy of Jive Records
Available on Radio X
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Probably the biggest game ever made (at least it is for 2005)
16 July 2005 | by (Tel-Aviv, Israel) – See all my reviews

Talent, that's the first thing I want to say, to be able to make so much in 1 year must take a lot of talent and dedication, and to make fun out of so much must take even more talent.

Look at other games like Half-Life 2, that game took Valve 6 years to make and it is a lot smaller than San Andreas, Valve might have some laid back lazy developers who take their time. I think Rockstar and Valve are about the same size of company and even though Valve made a new engine for Half-Life 2, you would expect it to take less than 6 years to be made, same is true for Doom 3.

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is probably the biggest game ever made.

After Vice City and Liberty city you'd think they might run out of passion, ideas, or powers. I mean don't they get tired of making such a huge game every 2 years, Valve and id Software will probably not release a new game for the next 6 years and Rockstar releases such a big game every 2 years.

Apart from it being insanely great game and a lot of fun, this game is HUGE, I can't think of any game bigger than this when I write these lines, you have 3 big cities, connected by big country side and deserts with a lot of nice areas to find in the desert and the country side.

Other games of 2004 and 2005 like Half-Life 2, Doom 3, Far Cry Battlefield 2, are all big games, but none of them is as big is San Andreas.

And none of them allow you the amount of gameplay opportunities as San Andreas allows you to play, you can be everything you want, a cop, a medic, a firefighter, taxi driver, thief, pilot, pimp, train driver, construction worker, gambler, gangster, lover, valet. You can also change your hair, put tattoos, change your clothes, eat, exercise, and much more.

I salut to Rockstar for having such a great talent, skill, dedication, and nonstop art passion and motivation.


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