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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Young Maylay ... Carl 'CJ' Johnson (voice) (as Chris Bellard aka Young Maylay)
... Sean 'Sweet' Johnson (voice)
... Kendl Johnson (voice) (as Yo Yo)
... Melvin 'Big Smoke' Harris / Additional Voice on News Radio (voice)
MC Eiht ... Lance 'Ryder' Wilson (voice)
Jas Anderson ... OG Loc (voice)
... Mark 'B Dup' Wayne / Additional Voice on News Radio (voice) (as The Game)
... Barry 'Big Bear' Thorne (voice)
Eugene Jeter Jr. ... Emmet (voice)
... Madd Dogg / Additional Voice on News Radio (voice) (as Ice T)
... Cesar Vialpando (voice)
... Officer Tenpenny (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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Release Date:

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 »


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. 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 Ocean's Eleven (2001) See more »


by Todd Terry
Written by James Calloway & Leroy Burgess
Available on San Fierro Underground Radio
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The best of the series
16 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

In my opinion this video game has to be the best far off out of all the Grand Theft Auto games. Why? Well, because the map is bigger (6x) than the predecessor and I like the new environment which is based on the city of California, USA.

Apart from all the stunning effects in-game there are some really good actors/actresses who I think were chosen carefully for the part. Samuel L. Jackson who plays Officer Frank Tenpenny is perfect for the baddie. Young Maylay who plays C.J. is not a known actor to me but from seeing him voice the part of the character he makes a great job of it and there will most likely be possibilities for him in the future.

Overall, the game is by far the most addicting one I have EVER played in my life and Rockstar have done a brilliant job of it. Now that it is available on the PC and Xbox there are more possibilities available. I hope if a next series is made (which I think is likely because of good sales of San Andreas) it will have the same sort of feel and offer even more playing hours for thousands of people across the world. The game gets a 9 out of 10 from me.

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