Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Review

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Damn it feels good to be a gangsta


Following up one of the greatest games of all time was surely a daunting task, but the sickos behind Vice City have pulled it off with style. Shifting the cop-killing action from the East to West Coast, San Andreas finds a merciless thug returning to his hometown to avenge his mother’s murder.

This time there are three sprawling cities to explore — loosely based on Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco — with huge stretches of country in between littered with redneck villages and trailer parks. Best of all, though, you can now fully customise your hero, right down to his clothes, physique and garish bling.