Rockstar’s 2004 open world epic has always been a fan favorite. With it’s extensive car and character customization, huge map (for the time) and three very different cities to explore, San Andreas is a game you can truly get lost in. Much of the criticism of GTA IV came from disappointment that features in San Andreas were missing from Niko Bellic’s adventure’s in Liberty City.
Next month you’ll be able to return to CJ and San Andreas on touchscreen devices. Rockstar has optimized the game, giving it remastered graphics with better, more dynamic shadows and a longer ‘draw distance’ – so you’ll be able to see further into the distance.
More importantly Rockstar claims the touchscreen controls in GTA: San Andreas will be much better. Originally designed around gamepad controls, translating that to touch screens has been awkward in the past. GTA III and Vice City both suffered from fiddly controls, so we hope San Andreas improves things. The game will also have full controller support, so you should be able to play the game as originally intended if you have the right hardware.