Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (commonly abbreviated as GTA: SA, GTA: San Andreas or San Andreas) is a sandbox-style action-adventure computer and video game developed by Rockstar North in the United Kingdom. It is the third 3D game in the Grand Theft Auto video game franchise, the fifth original console release and eighth game overall. It was originally released for the PlayStation 2 in October 2004, the game has since been released for the Xbox and Microsoft Windows (PC), and has received wide acclaim and high sales figures on all three platforms, and is the best-selling game of all time on PlayStation 2. It was made available on Steam on January 4, 2008. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was succeeded by Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and was preceded by Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
The game is set in the fictional state of San Andreas, which is based on Nevada, California, Oregon, and Arizona, comprising three metropolitan cities, Los Santos, based on Los Angeles, San Fierro, based on San Francisco and Las Venturas, based on Las Vegas, with deserts, rivers, forests and a mountain separating the cities. Set in late 1992, San Andreas revolves around the gang member Carl "CJ"...