Wednesday, May 12th, 2004
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GTA San Andreas: Plot Summary

GTAGaming.com - General News | @ 10:46 AM MDT | By Neil
Rockstar have released a basic summary of the plot of GTA San Andreas, confirming that it'll be set in the early 1990's.
Five years ago Carl Johnson escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas...a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs and corruption. Where filmstars and millionaires do their best to avoid the dealers and gangbangers.

Now, it's the early 90s. Carl's got to go home. His mother has been murdered, his family has fallen apart and his childhood friends are all heading towards disaster.

On his return to the neighborhood, a couple of corrupt cops frame him for homicide. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets.


The summary appears to indicate that the game will not be set in a city named "San Andreas", instead Los Santos. It could possibly also be said that it'll take place in more than one city, from the last sentence of this short announcement by Rockstar.
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It sounds shit, and the screenshots look crap as well

looks like R* were pissing about & took em at the wrong time
05-12-2004 11:01 AM
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Sounds cool, it sounds as a real story.
05-12-2004 11:15 AM
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Ok i think Game spot is feeding us a bunch of crap.
Changeing tommys name to carl and the line the entire state of San Andreas is so lame! They didn't even take the time to come up with a good fake story line (these are also the same people who started the sin city rumor they are known for posting news that is not true.) I like the nick CJ but damn this just does not sound right, i have been following these games sence gta1 and as a huge fan i do not feel that rockstar would stray so far from the original story line.... In gta Liberty City he had no name in Vice City they gave him a name (tommy) and now do you all really think that they are going to change his name in San Andreas.
05-12-2004 11:17 AM
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woah...gamespot is going really slow now. GameSpot arent lying about the screenies, there on the official site, as far as this news goes, I don't know whether its real or not.
05-12-2004 11:19 AM
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Oh i believe the screens are real i just think the story is crap... My 6 year old son could have thought of a better story line than that one.
05-12-2004 11:24 AM
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IT could mean by "journey that takes him accros the whole state..." as in there could be 3 or four citys, that you could fly between. I'm sure they dont mean they mapped out a WHOLE state.
05-12-2004 11:26 AM
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i like how they added the little caption to that one screen shot on the gtagaming site, therefor implying that, that is the main character. which we don't know if it is. (sarcasm)
05-12-2004 11:46 AM
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Ok i have checked out all the R* sites and all there sites and noware does it sayanything about a plot, i dont think its true, they didnt give the GTA3 or VC plot away for ages & if they were gunu give it out today it would have been with screenshots & it would have been on the SA Site first.

So There :p
05-12-2004 11:51 AM
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Rockstar sent it out themselves to GTA sites.
05-12-2004 12:39 PM
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They said he goes back to Los Santos in the plot line.. Los Santos in spanish means "The Saints".
05-12-2004 12:49 PM
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Personally, I like the screenshots and the plot is aight. The gangsta feeling gives an old feeling of GTA3, although that had mostly the italian mafia type feeling.

I think most of you gamers are disappointed, not because of the plot, but more of the fact that this game is a west coast gangsta type. I'm aight with this as I hear mostly rap, but I still respected the mafia style of GTA3 and VC, and so should you gamers pertaining to SA.

R* is smart, you never know what they're gonna do with this game. We could be in for any surprise...
05-12-2004 01:01 PM
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This will be better then any GTA game yet.. im pleased with the direction its going.
05-12-2004 01:03 PM
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SWITCH...TAKE A PILL...SCREENSHOTS LOOK FANFUCKINTASTIC! i start to get teary eyed when i think that i gotta wait another year plus for a PC version :-(
05-12-2004 01:15 PM
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well i just found out that the plot info is real and it makes me sick this story line is the worst yet..... changing the character is the biggest mistake Rockstar could have ever made.
05-12-2004 01:29 PM
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I think this will be the best GTA yet. As for the supposed plot, the part about San Andreas being an entire state interests me the most, so far...
05-12-2004 01:29 PM
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Saving your family?, thats the only thing that bugs me, in GTA your suppost to be a ruthless gangster, or in this case gangtsa, who will do anything for money, besides that it sounds cool
05-12-2004 01:58 PM
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I like the way the game looks so far. Why not stray away from the mob? You gotta mix it up a little. Plus, changing things around opens up a lot more options...
05-12-2004 02:05 PM
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I think Switch Designs is just fussing because the character is black. I love the fact that the character is not actually white; first time in any game i've actually seen a non-white protagonist. Hells ya baby! This game is gonna be nice... just hope it doesn't OD on the whole latino theme.
05-12-2004 02:10 PM
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I wrote #17 and I forgot to say that even though your coming back to save ur fam...u can still be a badass...after all his mother was murdered and he's back for revenge...
05-12-2004 02:13 PM
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are you accusing switch of being racist? I dont think that is his problem. I understand where he is coming from, I think that tommy should be the character again also, or at least if he isnt a character, maybe someone you work for or kill or something
05-12-2004 02:13 PM
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Why does Tommy HAVE to be the center of the game? The game isn't called THE LIFE OF TOMMY VERCETTI. Its called GRAND THEFT AUTO! Anybody can be a criminal!
05-12-2004 02:15 PM
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I don't think the lead character's skin colour will stop the game from selling. The setting of the game, and it's "gangsta-rock" roots will appeal to more people than ever before.
05-12-2004 02:15 PM
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he doesn't HAVE to be the center of the game, but it would be nice if he was in it again, maybe as a boss after all it is now set after vice city...
05-12-2004 02:16 PM
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"well i just found out that the plot info is real and it makes me sick this story line is the worst yet..... changing the character is the biggest mistake Rockstar could have ever made."
rockstar change the character for each new game. gta3 had a different from character gtavc and so it is only natural that there will be a new character. whats wrong with a black dude? i think it will make a nice change from the white italian characters in the previous games.
05-12-2004 02:22 PM
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Its not set as a follow-up to VC. Just like VC wasn't a follow up to GTA3. VC was a prequel, so Tommy wouldn't even be working for Salvatore Leone. He is a whole new character...not the same guy as in GTA3 like many people think. For all we know Tommy could still be running VC while Salvatore controls Liberty. San Andreas is a whole new game.
05-12-2004 02:27 PM
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If san andreas is set in the 90's vice city was set in the 80's. then the story line would carry on, it makes sence. I know gta3 had nothing to do with Vice city, and I do know that fido and tommy arent the same guy...I just thought, it would also be nice to see fido return, as a boss or something maybe.
05-12-2004 02:31 PM
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Just because its in the next decade doesn't mean it has to follow...Its on the opposite coast and it seems like R* is straying away from follow-up games...and besides, i don't know if u live on the west coast...but gangstas don't have a boss...its all about street cred and territory...gangs run themselves.
05-12-2004 02:46 PM
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yeah, but i was going with all the other gta's. You work for other people until you get to the top of the food chain
05-12-2004 02:48 PM
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and for all those who denied it...if u go to the R* website and click on the news section it DOES have a rough story line.
05-12-2004 02:50 PM
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u can still fight for the top as a gang...its a battle for the most powerful gang...take out gang leaders...or work as murder-for-hire...u can still have all the mafioso extras with a west coast gang
05-12-2004 02:52 PM
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I have to say I'm disappointed... The cars don't look much better than GTA Vice City. A plot in the 2010's would have been better. I hope that's just BS
05-12-2004 03:18 PM
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GTA SA will probably have a few references to Vice and GTA3 just as Vice had a few to 3 (eg: Phil, Sonny Forelli (possibly the Forellie Brothers father?), Lazlo) and GTA 3 did to 1 (Ray the cop, El Burro). but having Tommy or Fido turn up wouldn't really be the same

and as for the 'good guy' story, from the plot and the interview a few months back describing it as being much more open ended, I'm guessing you may end up having a choice between cleaning up the streets or joining the dirt. now that'd certainly be fun
05-12-2004 03:29 PM
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They should bring the gang Happiness meter back,
05-12-2004 03:55 PM
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#18 by GTAGuest [2004-05-12 15:10:08]

I think Switch Designs is just fussing because the character is black. I love the fact that the character is not actually white; first time in any game i've actually seen a non-white protagonist. Hells ya baby! This game is gonna be nice... just hope it doesn't OD on the whole latino theme.

By Switch :
I'm not racist and i don't care that he's black i'm mad it's not tommy thats it....

And tommy is not white he is itailan.....

Have any of you ever even played the first gta game. The character is the same in all three citys.. Why use the same city names in the new games if your not going to keep the character kinda the same and the story idea the same too... In gta one the player has to leave the first city to get away from being killed then again in the second city and he ends up having to go to the third city... Rockstar simply screwed up.
05-12-2004 04:30 PM
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Switch, the character is different in every game. Sure they have all been white or Italian (it's hard to tell if Fido is Italian) but they have been different. They're just taking it to the next level.
05-12-2004 04:30 PM
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because GTA1 was all one game. GTA London and GTA2 didn't feature the same character either. so far no character has been playable in more than one GTA game, why make SA any different? besides, by the 90's Tommy would be older and, while not *that* old, would have probably settled down somewhat into a crime boss type role instead of an active criminal
05-12-2004 04:33 PM
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Yeah, sinnner, that proves that the character from GTAIII couldn't possibly be Tommy Vercetti.
05-12-2004 04:35 PM
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ok i'm wrong.... thats fine.... what ever.... i just don't even care anymore.... tommy could be from outer space and i would still play this game i just think they could have done a much better job tieing the games together than they did thats all....
05-12-2004 04:37 PM
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here is y Switch..

GTA 3=90's
GTAVC=80's
GTASA=90's
if tommy was in gta sa he would be old..
05-12-2004 04:41 PM
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GTA3 was 2000's wasnt it?
05-12-2004 04:44 PM
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are you guys dumb

gta3 character and gta vice characters where different the guy in gta 3 got killed with the last gun shot

i like the whole gangster vibe

when u hear grand theft auto it doesnt sound mafian it sounds something that goes on in the ghetto, i like the idea and the whole vibe

theyll prolly have alot of music from nwa by the way that was a big group in the 90's, one of the characters sorta resembles easy e

plus more lowriders
05-12-2004 04:49 PM
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it's not my fault the jacked up the time line as well ... why even use the city names if they were just going to have the first game be in the 90's then go back to the 80's and then in SA back to the 90's that too does not follow the original game... Like i said they messed it all up...
05-12-2004 04:51 PM
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WOW I FOUND SOME NEW NEWS!!!!!!, go here register to listen to that video,
http://ir.take2games.com/MediaRegister.cfm?MediaID=11596
then fast forward to minute 39:50 and listen, there will be multiple main characters. this news is straight from take 2!!!
05-12-2004 04:53 PM
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Now that makes more sence...
05-12-2004 04:54 PM
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Multiple Characters that you can be that is...
05-12-2004 04:57 PM
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each game had a different character; they necessarily didnt have to be italian or watever. this game isnt any different; its just another different character. but im pretty sure this game will somehow tie in to the other two GTAs.
05-12-2004 05:45 PM
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to number 41, the last gunshot was Fido shooting Maria, not himself, he shot her to shut her up cause she kept talking and talking
05-12-2004 05:47 PM
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To # 34
"And tommy is not white he is itailan....."

HAHA, just because your italian doesnt mean u can't be white. That's like saying a person is jewish so they can't be black. Italy is a country not a race.
05-12-2004 06:36 PM
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I heard Sam Jackson was going to do the voice of CJ.
05-12-2004 07:23 PM
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Switch.. they are 3 different games with three different storylines, there will be tie-ins throughout the game of course, but don't expect it to be a continuation of Vice City, leading into GTA3. If you want a continuation, wait until GTA4.
05-12-2004 08:14 PM
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The guy in GTA3 is not Tommy, just so you know, Switch. This is a different guy altogether. They're not just re-naming Tommy to Carl.
05-12-2004 08:17 PM
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Yo! I'm Maccer, and I just wanna say boo to Rockstar for not including me in this game! I'm pissed! I would have been a perfect character for this game, but NOOOO. They had to change me to some ghetto dude who looks like he ate too much....McDonald's or—or somethin'! I won't stand for this! I'm never buyin' another GTA game again! Die, Rockstar! Die!

(For anyone who actually thinks I'm serious, you aren't very bright :p)
05-13-2004 10:23 PM
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I say, a new game should come a new character.. especially since its on the other side of the USA. Tommy lives in Miami Florida, CJ lives in LA California. Ever since GTA went 3D each game has had diffrent characters.. i like this trend, it adds new variety.. plus the character fit in theyre respective themes. I dont think tommy would look quite right as the main character of SA.. wouldnt feel right either.
05-14-2004 04:05 AM
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maybe tommy will be like sonny is in vice city, the guy bossing him around, and carl owes tommy maybe.
05-16-2004 04:54 AM
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Sam Jackson is too old to play Carl. I'm imagining someone like 50 Cent for the lead role. R* should definitely try to get Sam, though.
05-17-2004 10:04 AM
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Hey, guys.. I thought the new GTA was a stanalone and that there was no contanuity between the games?
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