Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
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Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Rockstar North
Rockstar Games
Grand Theft Auto
Grand Theft Auto
Action, Adventure
PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, macOS, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Fire OS, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4
PlayStation Store, Steam, Xbox Games Store
Steam Release(s)
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Retail Features
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Ratings
This title has been rated M by the ESRBThis title has been rated AO by the ESRBThis title has been classified 18 by the BBFCThis title has been rated 18 by PEGIThis title has been rated Z by CEROThis title has been rated 16 by the USKThis title was classified MA15+ by the OFLCAThis title has been classified R18 by the OFLCThis title has been rated 18 by Classificação Indicativa
Technical Information
RenderWare
Retail Localization Information
Interface Language(s)
English
United Nations International Release Date(s)
Xbox 360
October 202008
Xbox Games Store
October 262014
macOS
November 122010
iOS
December 122013
Android
December 192013
Windows Phone
January 272014
Fire OS
May 152014
PlayStation 4
December 52015
European Union European Release Date(s)
PlayStation 2
October 292004
Microsoft Windows and Xbox
June 102005
PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Store
December 122012
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
PlayStation 2
October 262004
Microsoft Windows and Xbox
June 72005
PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Store
December 112012
Australia Australian Release Date(s)
PlayStation 2
October 292004
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
PlayStation 2
January 292007
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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the 5th game in the Grand Theft Auto series. This game stars a character named Carl "CJ" Johnson in a 90s era California-like atmosphere. It expands on the non-linear sandbox style gameplay established in previous games.

Story[edit | edit source]

Five years ago Carl Johnson escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas, a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs and corruption. Where film stars and millionaires do their best to avoid the dealers and gang-bangers. Now, it's the early 90's. Carl's got to go home. His mother has been murdered, his family has fallen apart and his childhood friends are all heading towards disaster. On his return to the neighbourhood, a couple of corrupt cops frame him for homicide. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets.

Controversy[edit | edit source]

Content was found in all platform versions that is inaccessible without Action Reply for consoles and a download for PC. The content is called Hot Coffee and contains simulated sex scenes. This immediately created an outcry against San Andreas and the companies involved in its creation. Among some of the people who spoke against Rockstar Games and Take Two Interactive included Jack Thompson and Hillary Clinton. The ESRB revised its' rating of Mature to Adults Only. Some stores like Wal-Mart started pulling copies off the shelf. In some cases, Adult Only stickers were sent to stores so they could be placed over the Mature labels.

July 28, 2005 Florence Cohen, 85, of New York, and grandmother of a 14-year-old, filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan that Rockstar Games and Take Two Interactive "engaged in false, misleading and deceptive practices" by having the content Hot Coffee within the game.

July 29, 2005 Australia's Office of Film and Literature Classification revokes the classification of MA15+. This is done because the game "contains contentious material (activated through a code or otherwise) that was not brought to the Board's attention when it was classified." The revocation of the classification has effectively banned San Andreas from Australia. [1]

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