Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Hits Android and Amazon, Rockstar Celebrates Release With New Trailer [VIDEO]

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Jan 07, 2014 02:07 PM EST
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After releasing on iOS devices last month, GTA: San Andreas is now set to go on all manner of Android devices. As a new post on the Rockstar Newswire detailed, the "best looking version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas yet," and features "re-mastered, high-resolution graphics including lighting enhancements, an enriched color palette and improved character models. San Andreas on Android also supports compatible USB and Bluetooth Android controllers including the popular MOGA brand series."

Already out on the PlayStation Network, Rockstar first informed fans of the game's foray into the mobile market back in November, following in the footsteps of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

Originally released in 2004, the game made quite a name for itself, and is regarded as one of the best game in the series, carving out a legacy.

San Andreas was (and might still be) the most massive games of the GTA franchise. Following the structure of past Theft titles, San Andreas added new vehicles, a re-worked targeting system, weapons, gang wars, burglary, car modification, multiplayer, side missions for days, and heavy character customization including clothing, hair styles, tattoos, weight gain and loss, and even fighting styles.

Modeled after several Californian and southwest cities and locations, San Andreas featured the biggest open world map ever seen in a sandbox game (at the time) for players to explore. The map was almost four times as large as the franchise's previous game, Vice City. It also featured an absurd amount of celebrities who provided voices to bring characters to life, including Ice-T, James Woods, Samuel L. Jackson, David Cross, and others.

The game was critically hailed, garnering high ratings from virtually every critic and consumer across the board. To date, it maintains an average score of 95% from Metacritic. The Guinness Book World Records even recognizes it as the PlayStation 2's most successful game of all time, selling over 17 million copies on that console alone, and 27.5 million copies worldwide.

The Android port features touch controls "including contextual control options to display buttons only when you need them and three different control schemes for driving and maneuvering, as well as a reworked checkpoint system for easier progression." And for those of you who'd rather not bother with the touchscreen controls, the game comes equipped with full controller support.

Gamers can get the game for $6.99, and it works with these Android devices and controllers. A version for Windows Phone is said to be coming soon. Check out the trailer below.

 

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