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 filmstars and millionaires do their best to avoid the dealers and gangbangers.
Now, it's the early 90s. 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 neighborhood, 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.
Drive through the largest GTA environment ever -- The game has three cities players can explore, for a gaming area 5 times larger than Vice City
Recruit new characters into a street gang and take over by leading drive-by shootings against rivals
Steal all-new vehicles, including bicycles
Improved fighting elements -- smoother hand-to-hand combat, plus the ability to hold a weapon in each hand
New graphics elements as cars get dirty and even rust, the longer you drive them