Would you play GTA San Andreas again?

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I just don't see the point

What’s your favourite GTA game? I’m not the series’ biggest fan, but if I had to pick one, it’d probably be Vice City. something about the setting, and the cheesy 80’s music just resonates with me. For most though, if it’s not the newest GTA V, it’s likely GTA San Andreas. And it looks like it’s coming back.

A leaked set of achievements points to the game hitting the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is some sort of remastered way soon. The 100 points you can earn doing 33 different things references some of the very stuff that made San Andreas one of my least favourite GTA games; eating too much, getting fat and having to work it off in the gym. The game was recently given a mobile makeover and released on iOS and Android devices, but this would be the first time the game’s been re-released on  new consoles.

The astute amongst you would know that the game’s been available on the PS3 and Xbox 360 for quite a while already – as a classic PS2 version on the PSN, and a an Xbox Original on Xbox Live. However, adding a bit of credence to the rumour is the fact that both of those versions have mysteriously disappeared from their respective digital stores.

Beyond the stupid pseudo-RPG stuff, the urban setting and hip-hop focus just didn’t resonate much with me – so it’s a game I’ll certainly not rush to play again. Of course, this all means nothing to PC gamers. The original game still works on their platform of choice, with mods that make it look better than it ever has.

Still, would you want to play San Andreas again? I’ve had my fill of the region thanks to GTA V – and I think because of that game, the whole experience would feel a little…backwards.

What’s your favourite game in the GTA franchise – and which would you like to see resurrected?

Last Updated: October 23, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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