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Grand Theft Auto San Andreas app review: own the streets of San Andreas



Grand Theft Auto San Andreas still belongs to the top echelon of high-impact mobile games. It is one of the most ambitious and most impressive role-playing games ported to iOS devices. The app offers stunning graphics with an equally explosive audio and background music. The storyline is tight and compelling. Developed by Rockstar Games, this app is compatible with the latest generations of iPhone and iPad.

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas


Get a Taste of the Gangster Life in GTA San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas tells the story of an ordinary dude named Carl Johnson. CJ left San Andreas to avoid the violent gangs, street fights, and other bad elements. After five years, he returned to his home city only to find his family destroyed, his mother murdered, and his friends were falling apart.

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This is the start of the narrative of Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, a classic console game of the '90s. The journey of CJ into the gangster world begins when he was framed by two corrupt policemen. He then embarked into a crusade to save his family and to take control of the streets. His adventure will take him across the three big cities of San Andreas.

GTA San Andreas for iOS retains the storyline and the objective of the original console game. The game elements and graphics offer a retro appeal. If you are a solid fan of the GTA franchise, you will surely love this iOS version.

Best Features of Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

GTA San Andreas offers high-quality display graphics re-mastered and optimized for mobile devices. The app features excellent color palette, 3D rendering, and a comic-book style appeal.

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One of the best features of this app is the dynamic display elements. Each scene of this game offers ultra-realistic display including moving shadows, perfect environmental lighting, and real time reflections.

Apart from the graphics, the audio quality of Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is equally impressive. The voice quality of the characters is crisp and clear. The background music is engaging and reflective of the hip-hop music scene. You can even create your own playlist and ‘mix-tape’ in the app. Just take note that the dialogue in this game contains profanity and lots of cussing. So it is best to use your headphone when playing the game in public places.

As a ported application, the game supports physical controllers. It allows you to use iOS compatible controller devices. But if you are comfortable with the touch control, then you can easily pull up the in-game control system.

And lastly, the app support cloud integration. You can save your game in the cloud. You can also access your game anywhere and play using your other iOS devices.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas


Pros and Cons


  • Offers high-quality re-mastered graphics
  • Responsive display and retro designs
  • Offers crisp audio, sound effects, and background music
  • Allows you to create your own ‘mix-tape’
  • Retains the original storyline and gameplay
  • Supports external controller and cloud integration


  • Difficult to control when in touch mode

Final Thoughts

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is one of the best classic games in the App Store. It is a highly recommended app for loyal fans of the GTA franchise. 

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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