Summary: This game is meant to be played on windows xp or 2000 but I have played it on my computer with windows vista and it mostly works... you can still play around like steal cars and drive around town and stuff but some of the controls that are set to this game are not compatible with windows vista.
Summary: I can't say this game is great Although it has a huge area to play in, I just get tired of driving from one place to another. It simply gets tedious. The first time you play the game is fun but its not the type of game you would want to replay.
Summary: I've been a fan of the franchise, having enjoyed GTA 3 and Vice City. But I just couldn't get into San Andreas. The altered aiming/driving controls took the joy out of the game for me. I even picked up a game controller to try to make it more playable: it helped, but not enough. I can't comment on the game as a whole, because I bailed after a handful of missions. The San Andreas map is too big for me to bother fumbling through it with these annoying controls.
Summary: all new map and tons of territory brin this game towards the top of my list of fav games. one major let down for me was that when i hooked up my alienware usb gamepad, not all of the buttons worked, and there were a few compatabilty issues with my videocard which as yet to fail me since. hogs up cpu and take hardcore vid card to run it nicely but overall the same as other systems wih the added bonus of a custom music station (with annoying commercials added).
Overall a great game, but with a few additions I could do without
R. Wiedlin, Amazon
6 September 2006
Summary: The GTA series has created a new thresshold in video games. With creation of GTA 3, games became increasingly more violent and more controversal. San Andreas is no exception. If this game did not bear the GTA tag, I probably would have rated it higher, but needless to say, I'm a bit disappointed with what rockstar did with this addition to the GTA series.
Summary: As one might suspect GTA: San Adreas has the classic anarchist fun with insane driving, guns galore and a lawless protagonist, and a linear storyline. Let's be honest though; nobody buys GTA to JUST play the mission part and in fact I have a hard time getting into the missions. In San Andreas there is an even larger area of gameplay and a few other cities to explore once you have advanced in the game (unless you want to cheat).
Summary: If you loved GTA3 and Vice City but were left wanting much much more, you might love GTA:SA. But if played Vice City but were content just playing it once or twice, don't buy this game. It is simply more of the same. But nothing really innovative; it really just maxes out the sandbox concept of video gaming. Pros: it is HUGE! and you seamlessly go between 3 large cities - each as big as Vice City. Great voice acting and music if you love rap.