The next main entry in the series, Grand Theft Auto IV, was released on 29 April 2008, also to critical acclaim.San Andreas has been ported to various other platforms and services, such as OS X, Xbox Live, Play Station Network and mobile devices (i OS, Android, Windows Phone and Fire OS).Although storyline missions are necessary to progress through the game and unlock certain cities and content, they are not required as players can complete them at their own leisure.When not taking on a storyline mission, players can free-roam and look around the cities of San Andreas, eat in restaurants, or cause havoc by attacking people and causing destruction.
It was released on 26 October 2004 for Play Station 2, and on 7 June 2005 for Microsoft Windows and Xbox.
The plot is based on multiple real-life events in Los Angeles, including the rivalry between the Bloods, Crips, and Hispanic street gangs, the 1980s crack epidemic, the LAPD Rampart scandal, and the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
Considered one of the sixth generation of video gaming's most significant titles, and by many reviewers to be one of the greatest video games ever made, San Andreas received rave reviews by many critics who praised the music, story and gameplay.
It was released on the same day as the handheld game Grand Theft Auto Advance for Game Boy Advance. state of San Andreas, which is heavily based on California and Nevada.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is played from a third-person perspective in an open world environment, allowing the player to interact with the game world at their leisure. The state of San Andreas consists of three metropolitan cities: Los Santos, based on Los Angeles; San Fierro, based on San Francisco; and Las Venturas, based on Las Vegas.
On foot, the player's character is capable of walking, running, sprinting, swimming, climbing and jumping as well as using weapons and various forms of hand-to-hand combat.