One of the best games twelve years ago (2004) was undoubtedly Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. This is a game that has managed to stay on top of the best critic sites on the internet, such as Metacritic. The rise of smartphones in 2007 led to a massive shift in gaming attitudes in the gaming universe. While GTA San Andreas made its debut in the personal computer in 2008, it did not take a lot of time for it to start featuring in the iTunes store and later on, the Android Play Store for mobile apps.
While the game really took off after being introduced to the PC world, the smartphone and tablet experience is equally, if not better, involving and entertaining. The fact that there are a countless number of mini games going on in the GTA San Andreas universe means that you will have a host of challenges to get past while on the subway, or in the coffee shop with free Wi-Fi.
The following are the supported iOS devices for GTA San Andreas:
- iPhone 4s
- iPhone 5/5s/5c
- iPhone 6/6+
- iPad 2, 3rd and 4th generation
- iPad Air/Air2
- iPad Mini 2/3
The game is a whopping 1.63 GB, which means that it is advisable to download it over Wi-Fi (take advantage of that free Wi-Fi in your favorite fast food joint). You will only have to part with $6.99 for the privilege of reconnecting with CJ as you run around San Andreas, carjacking, playing pool and taking girls out for dates on the town.
For those who have not played the game before, GTA: SA tells the story of Carl “CJ” Johnson, a member of the Grove Street gang who returns to San Andreas after the murder of his mother. He quickly falls into the local gang wars, pulling drive-bys on rival gangs and reclaiming turf for Grove Street. You can customize CJ’s look by shopping for clothes, then either make him fat by frequenting fast food restaurants, or lean and mean by working out at the gym.
Whether you’re playing it again out of nostalgia, or if this is your first visit, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is a massively enjoyable crime spree in a compact package.
The downside of playing GTA San Andreas on mobile is that it can sometimes be frustrating to enjoy the game play on a button less touch screen. It is for this reason that we recommend you to enjoy the game on one of the many iOS 7 compatible accessories. Examples of these accessories include Moga Ace Power or the Logitech PowerShell.
The saving grace of GTA San Andreas is that you can save your progress in the cloud using the Rockstar Social Club, meaning that one bug filled update will not erase all the progress that you have made on your smartphone or tablet.
The one thing that we can conclusively state with confidence is that GTA San Andreas will keep you busy for weeks or months to come, especially if you are bent on achieving 100% completion rate!