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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game 2004) Poster

(2004 Video Game)

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Jump to: Anachronisms (8) | Audio/visual unsynchronised (1) | Character error (1) | Continuity (11) | Factual errors (8) | Miscellaneous (2) | Revealing mistakes (6) | Spoilers (1)

Anachronisms 

There is an adult store in the Market district of Los Santos with a sign that mentions their large DVD collection. DVDs weren't released until the late-1990s.
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On any Burger Shot menu sign, it shows one of the items for sale is Freedom Fries. This short-lived renaming of French Fries didn't occur until the Iraq war, along with France's refusal to help America in the subsequent operation Iraqi Freedom.
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The desert eagle in this game is a 50AE the game is set in 1992 the 50AE didn't exist until 1995.
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The song, "Dre Day" is featured in the game, however the song was released in 1993, not 1992.
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The game is set in 1992 and features the Stone Temple Pilots song "Plush" on radio station Radio X, but in actuality the song was released to radio in 1993.
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The sign on Mr Grant's bike shop in Dillimore shows a freeride mountain biker, a style of mountain biking that didn't reach prominence until the late 1990s. Furthermore, the bike that is on the sign is a Specialized Big Hit - a model that didn't come out until 2003.
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The game is set in 1992 and features the song "Bam Bam" by The Pliers on the radio station K-JAH West, which was released in 1993.
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The game features the song "It Was A Good Day" by Ice Cube. However, the song was released in 1993, not 1992, when the game takes place.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

Just before the "Badlands" mission, Officer Pulaski is talking to Carl. When Pulaski says "We want you to do a little favor for us, Carl", his lips don't move.
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Character error 

When listening to the first episode of "I Say, You Say", a caller says he shoots in his yard that he doesn't recognize. Then he says he has 15 illegal immigrants in his yard, and he killed them with his hands.
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Continuity 

On the Radio Los Santos station, DJ Julio G claims not to have the radio edit to 2Pac's "Just Don't Give A Fuck" when it plays. However, all the other songs on the station are unedited.
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On all highways, you will see the double yellow line, which means it is one lane north and south. The highways should have a broken white line, assuring that it is a four lane highway.
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In the mission, "Drive-Thru," Big Smoke is sitting directly behind CJ, and Sweet is opposite him in the cut scene when they are ordering the food. Later, when they reach Grove Street, Sweet and Smoke have switched seats.
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The Radio station K-Rose plays the Statler Brothers song New York City but New York City doesn't exist in the Grand Theft Auto world it is Liberty City.
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When you look at the shirt on your gang members, they have a number 7 on the back, and Rimmers written on the front. The design on the shirt is actually of the Saints. You can actually get a Saints shirt at the ProLaps and see the same design
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There are three types of license plates in the state: San Fierro, Los Santos and Las Venturas. When you go to Mt. Chiliad, there is a Camper van. If you read its license plate, the words and numbers are backwards, facing inside the car.
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When Cesar is talking to CJ in the cut-scene for the mission "Cesar Vialpando", the cars and persons of the recent low-rider event are gone. However, after the cut-scene you see the previously gone cars and persons go away.
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In the cut-scene for the mission "High Stakes, Low-Rider", you see Kendl sitting next to Cesar on the passenger seat. However, after the cut-scene, Kendl is gone and another girl is sitting in place of her.
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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.
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If you get in a train in Los Santos and derail it near North Rock (the easiest place to do it) you will only find two train cars, yet there were three on the train: The locomotive, and two passenger cars.
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During the low rider contest a song is playing which mentions both California and Los Angeles neither exist in the Grand Theft Auto world and it is Los Santos and of course San Andreas.
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Factual errors 

When going into the 24-7 at Little Mexico, across from the Unity Station, go to the right and look at the first arcade game. It says "Go Go Space Monkey". Play the game and it shows the game "They Came from Uranus".
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During the Reuniting the Families mission, the helicopter with the cops say, "Los Angeles Police Department" instead of saying, "Los Santos Police Department".
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When you are using a Tec9\Micro SMG\SMG, the ammo is the same for all of them, meaning that if you use a Tec9 and walk over an Micro SMG, you will get some ammo. But when you are using a 9mm handgun, you cannot get any ammo by walking over a silenced 9mm, and vice versa.
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When C.J. and woozie are playing blackjack, C.J. says woozie has 47, but he has 3 face cards, and an ace, which would either add up to 31 or 41, and he's supposed to have 5 cards as well.
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The name of the Turismo sports car is misspelled on the packing for the miniature version of the car in Zero's RC Shop.
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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.
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When CJ goes to the amphibious ship, all the "sailors" are merely same stock military troops from the rest of the game, wearing green vice blue.
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The AK-47 and M4 incorrectly use the wrong ammo, by using the M4, you can pick up AK round. This is very wrong as the AK uses 7.62mm and the M4 uses 5.56 NATO.
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Miscellaneous 

When you enter the Cobra Martial Arts gym the screen often displays "Cobra Marital Arts".
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The paper cups on the counter in Cluckin' Bell bear the logo and name of rival restaurant Burger Shot.
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Revealing mistakes 

Before the mission "End of the line" sometimes you can see the hole in the wall you crash through with the SWAT tank to get to the crack palace. You can also see the part of the Sprunk billboard sign that will become a hole at the end of the "Reuniting the families" mission.
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The rocket launcher fires rockets backwards. The four stabilizers should be on the back, not the front, and the explosive end should be not on the back, but the front.
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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.
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The name "Burger Shot" can be read on the cash points at Cluckin' Bell and the Well-Stacked Pizza Co.
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When you look at the map, the Clown's Casino is incorrectly labeled.
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In the cut scene where Tenpenny and Pulaski are leaving CJ's garage in San Fierro Tenpenny talks to CJ and he turns his head all the way around without turning his body.
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Spoilers

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

In the 'End of the Line' mission, there is a cut scene where CJ and Big Smoke meet in Big Smoke's crack fortress. When CJ and Smoke are ready to fight, Smoke takes a SPAS combat shotgun. When the cut scene ends and you have to kill Smoke, he has an AK-47 instead.
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