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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Hits the U.S. App Store

Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is now available for download in the App Store, after being announced back in late November. First introduced back in 2004 for the PlayStation 2, GTA: San Andreas was the third 3-D game in the series.

GTA: San Andreas is an open-world game that encompasses the fictional areas of Los Santos, San Fierro, Las Venturas, and the areas in between (which have been based on areas in San Francisco, Nevada, and Los Angeles). The game includes remastered graphics with enhanced shadows, a larger draw distance, and a richer color palette, along with enhanced character and car models.

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Like other Rockstar games released for iOS, GTA: San Andreas has been redesigned to incorporate touch controls and it also includes support for iOS 7 game controllers.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas features:
- Remastered, high-resolution graphics built specifically for mobile including lighting enhancements, an enriched color palette and improved character models.

- Enhanced for the iPhone 5 series and iPad 4th Gen and above with dynamic detailed shadows and real-time environmental reflections.

- Physical controller support for all Made-for-iOS controllers.

- Cloud save support for playing across all your iOS devices for Rockstar Social Club Members.

- Dual analog stick controls for full camera and movement control.

- Three different control schemes and customizable controls with contextual options to display buttons only when you need them.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas can be downloaded from the App Store for $6.99. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 9 months ago

10 hours + late on that announcement


For you maybe, it reads GTA: San Andreas hits US Store. Not Australia store.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 9 months ago
I've always wanted to kill hoes in retina
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 9 months ago

Nope. 5 years was pure optimism by the way. Just played some SA for 20 mins. It look alright but still lags occasionally. So yeah we're probably 10+ years away from a game as complex as GTA IV on a mobile device, frankly.

10+ years away? You clearly aren't a computer science major... Just use Moore's Law and look at it. We will probably get to GTA 5 graphics in 10 years.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 9 months ago

Anyone have some screenshots? The App Store only has the main menu.






Just started playing took a bit getting use to but it does bring you back if you played it years ago.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 9 months ago
Now please give us GTA V for the Mac!
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 9 months ago

I actually am and I was very involved in modding the RAGE engine back in the day. You're a bit optimistic/deluded if you think a tablet will run a game as endlessly complex as GTA V by the end of the decade. It's a 38GB install by itself and barely runs on a PS3. Keep dreaming.

RAGE isn't as simple as you think, and GTA IV/V is RAGE overdosed on steroids. You have no idea what you're on about.


It's funny saying that I'm deluded when all you have to do is look up that companies like Nvidia are releasing mobile devices with GPU's that are almost 2 times MORE POWERFUL than the ps3... NEXT YEAR. And you think in 10 years we won't be able to run current console games?
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 9 months ago
If a company will now release a Bluetooth controller my setup will be complete. I just bought my iPad Air but still want to maximize all of the screen.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 9 months ago
How fun, and it supports the new MFi controller standard! Now if they'd just release a good controller for the mini I'm there.

What I find quite interesting about this game is that it is a PS2 game and now it's running on a mobile device (wow how technology has changed) and it just makes me wonder how little time will pass before we start to see the next leap in graphics and technology make its way to these mobile devices. I don't think for a moment it's going to take 5 or 10 years, I think we're in for some huge leaps in the next couple of years, and it's all very exciting in that regard, even if there aren't any other major leaps to come.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 9 months ago

Lol cause FLOPS is the only thing a GPU needs.

An iPad Air's GPU is over 115x times faster in GFLOPS than a PS2, yet it runs SA half as well. Gee I wonder why. :rolleyes:

I'm going to guess...major in marketing? Or politics?


An honest question, because I have no idea about technical details and I totally can't hold my own in any honest debate of what device can run what or what any hypothetical device will be able to hypothetically run in five or ten years time:

But what makes you say an iPad Air only runs SA half as well as a PS2? Where does that come from and what do you mean? My iPad 3rd generation runs it totally well and great just with some minor occasional framerate drops that I've noticed so far, and that leads me to believe that the Air would run it a whole load of a lot weller and greater.

*and I'm sure occasional framerate drops weren't completely out of the question on original PS2 games(?).

And while reiterating the point that I don't know what I'm talking about -- I could totally imagine that mobile devices could run GTA IV within five years time, absolutely no question they will within ten. But I also don't know wtfudge a Rage engine is. But the doubt about this possibility is just surprising to me.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 9 months ago

If a company will now release a Bluetooth controller my setup will be complete. I just bought my iPad Air but still want to maximize all of the screen.


I'm with you, this is exactly the kind of game for which a controller is perfect.
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