Monday, October 25th, 2004
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Gamespot & IGN: San Andreas Reviews

GTA: San Andreas - General News | @ 04:44 PM MDT | By Neil
The first online review of GTA: San Andreas comes from Gamespot, who have given the title a great 9.6/10 score!
"With its strong story, well-written dialogue, terrific voice cast, impressive graphics, great in-game sound, and extremely entertaining and varied gameplay, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is a stupendous thrill ride that shouldn't be missed."
-- Gamespot, 25th October 2004


The game only loses out in two areas; graphics and sound. While graphics are something that can be put down to the PS2's hardware, sound seems to be one area that everyone felt was going to take the game high above its competitors. However, this doesn't seem to be the case. Included with the article are thirty two new screenshots, and one video review.

Links: Review

Secondly, IGN have a review of the game online, scoring an incredible 9.9/10!
"Live the life you want to live; do the things you want to do, it's entirely up to you. But however you choose to do it, do it now. Drop everything and do it right now. It's the best PlayStation 2 game ever made. Period."


Alongside the review, they've got a comprehensive game guide! IGN premium members can

Links: Review - Guide
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juicy
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woo lookin good
10-25-2004 04:49 PM
jasonlives
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Welcome to San Andreas, 1992.
10-25-2004 04:50 PM
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Congradulations Rockstar North Excellent Job!!!
10-25-2004 04:50 PM
jovany
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god damn way 2 go RO˘kstar games keepin iy reel ma nigaz ya nigaz keep it
G.A.N.G.S.T.A. and da other ˘ompaniez dat tryed 2 make gamez exaktlee lyk urz dey sum fukin wankstaz ya herad keep it pimpin RO˘kstar





BLOOD 4 LIFE NIGA
10-25-2004 04:56 PM
JordanJ
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i watched the video review, there was to much writing for me to read :P
10-25-2004 05:04 PM
pevee
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has gamespot gone down for anyone else?
10-25-2004 05:08 PM
Oby619
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DUDE 9.6 YEAYAHHHH great job.i knew it was going to get something higher than a 9.5 :D nice job rock*
10-25-2004 05:11 PM
lonewolf
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man R* kicks ass im goin 2 play SA in about 45 mins or so
10-25-2004 05:12 PM
El Jako
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OMG looka at the screens! Hovercrafts! Alright Roctstar!
10-25-2004 05:30 PM
Rude Boi
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As i am an unlucky UK GTA Fan, i have to wait til friday... but after looking at the posts of vids etc - looks like a landmark in gaming!!! Well done R*!!! Continue to do what u do best guys!!!!
10-25-2004 05:30 PM
NorCalRugger08
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YEAHHH!!!!! Gand theft auto is soo close i can taste it!!!!! i only got 3 more hours til i get to pick it up !!!! im so excited i cant stand it.. excellent reviews is always a good sign
10-25-2004 05:50 PM
Sdarts
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Great reviews, but GameSpot's 9.6 and IGN's 9.9 are shit, it should have been 10.0 straight all the way with Best Game of the Year instead of that Editor's Choice.

:(
10-25-2004 05:58 PM
vivatforx
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i didnt read the reviews, but i saw the screenshots. A HOVERCRAFT. oh my god. i remember the ehated debates over those man, back in the day. all the idiots saying "this isnt a sci fi game, if the have those in it its going to suck." hahahahah!!!!! i love it. this is almost better than no animals.
10-25-2004 06:02 PM
sanandreashalo
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I HAVE IT, SAN ANDREAS IS IN MY HANDS!!! I GOT IT BEFORE 7PM, IN FACT I GOT IT AROUND 5:30PM, THE UPS TRUCK WAS OUTSIDE THE STORE AND I WENT INSIDE AND THE WORKER WAS UNLOADING THE BOXES, I WAS THE SECOND PERSON TO GET A COPY, AND I ORDERED THE STRATEGY GUIDE FOR 13 DOLLARS I GOT 20 PERCENT OFF, I PICK IT UP TOMORROW. I HAVE SAN ANDREAS BABY! I HAVENT OPENED IT YET IM TOO EXCITED I'LL CUT MYSELF WITH THE SCISSORS. LOL SAN ANDREAS IS HERE THE WAIT IS OVER BABY! WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE!
10-25-2004 06:50 PM
Avis
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woot it sounds good baby..finaly a game thats good
10-25-2004 06:53 PM
sanandreashalo
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I OPENED IT UP, THE BLONDE WOMAN IS ON THE DISC. THE MAP FEELS THICK AND HUGE. IM TOO EXCITED. I HAVE TO CALM DOWN SOMEHOW. have fun playing everyone. one heck of a day today! goodnight.
10-25-2004 06:59 PM
Sdarts
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Good for you sanandreashalo, bad for me.

:(
10-25-2004 07:00 PM
Mrvercetti
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Gamespot complaining about sound.. morons.
10-25-2004 07:04 PM
monroeallstar2
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What bitchess gamspot on sound fvck sound who needs that shitt, 9.5 isnt that what they gave vice city
10-25-2004 07:18 PM
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Closing Comments from IGN review:

But that's why San Andreas is so awesome: it's a world that can offer different people different things. If a solid storyline and some incredibly tough missions are all that you're looking for, then you can have them. If you'd rather spend your time doing nothing but exploring the city and finding new ways to make money, destroy property, and dress like a pimp, then you can do that too. Live the life you want to live, do the things you want to do; it's entirely up to you. But however you choose to do it, do it now. Drop everything and do it right now. This is the best PlayStation 2 game ever made. Period.

I cannot wait!

:3
10-25-2004 07:32 PM
Avis
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dude im shaking in my booties i cant waitr
10-25-2004 07:57 PM
subopolois12
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i just played it, all i have to say is holy shit this has to be the best game ihave ever played. ever
10-25-2004 08:00 PM
subopolois12
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calm down sanandreashalo i know its amazing pull yourself together
10-25-2004 08:02 PM
laz-low187
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ign and gamespot both have new gameplay videos up in their video sections for those interested.
10-25-2004 08:49 PM
NorCalRugger08
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omg!!!!! my sis has to come home and take me to get it!!! why do i have to wait one more yr to drive!!! shes 30 min late.. why me
10-25-2004 08:57 PM
NorCalRugger08
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thank god, my sis jsut called, shes on her way home. im gonna go get it soon. .... why does this damn game have me SO excited????? i really dont know why
10-25-2004 09:08 PM
Sdarts
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To the admins, the countdown stopped, you guys probably should put the countdown to europe on the 29 and after that put the countdown to the PC version, just a suggestion.

:)
10-25-2004 09:10 PM
msb_vandal
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I have to wait until tommorow to get it from the store :(
10-25-2004 09:16 PM
JordanJ
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ha, id rather have to wait till tomorrow than friday! count your self lucky!
10-25-2004 09:19 PM
msb_vandal
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yea i guess its not all that bad.
10-25-2004 09:23 PM
Sdarts
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Ha, and i'd rather have to wait till friday than have to wait till the summer of 2005! Lucky bast*rds!

:P
10-25-2004 09:39 PM
matt__jon
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Shit! Has anyone seen the videos on IGN? I'm glad I didn't preorder. Looks like Rockstar fed us the same bullshit again, look at how screwed up the camera STILL is, even outside, its just like VC and 3 all over again, you can tell because the person is running around in circles. Good thing on the video where CJ goes inside the AI is too dumb to do anything before the player can figure out where the hell they're looking. Fuckin tards, fucking fix the camera before you sell this shit.
10-25-2004 10:03 PM
laz-low187
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Jeez, man, overreacting there a bit, are ya? You realize you can move the camera with the right analog stick? So if it goes screwy on you, you can just reset it.

I think the vids are kick ass and I can't wait to play the game now.
10-25-2004 10:38 PM
matt__jon
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apparently you can, but I don't know if I should believe Rockstar after they said the camera system has been improved. It better work like Halo or any other shooter.
10-25-2004 11:33 PM
Jaded Monkey
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... Why would the camera "work like" Halo or any other FPS? The game isn't even a first-person shooter!

You just can't please everybody...
10-26-2004 01:06 AM
b1tchville
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it shoulda been at least 9.99999999 or 10.0 but its us who judge the game the game play,graphics etc....
10-26-2004 01:16 AM
matt__jon
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where you control it with the sticks, because the current camera sucks, you can't look around while running, and thats how it should work, I don't know about SA, hopefully they fixed it up so left analog moves the person and right controls where you look and shoot, but I haven't heard too much about that. In the past games you had to stop if you wanted to look around and shoot a gun, so they suck.
10-26-2004 09:05 AM
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I would give this game a 50 out of 10 LOL its that good. Yeah the graphics would look better on Xbox. But I cant complain about this game. Its just too much fun. I was chasing a train around los santos on a bike and I had a cop chase with 3 stars and it was so fun chasing around up and down all the hills. The bicycles really are cool too. I was on the santa maria beach lifting weights and exercising. Just like Muscle Beach in Venice! Ate food at well stacked pizza and burger shot. I prefer the salad meals so I dont get too fat! LOL you can press L1 to view your stats when on foot. The game starts in Jefferson and CJ has to ride the bicycle to the home turf in Ganton, but it seems like Ballas are everywhere in purple. They do a drive by shooting and OGF have to escape on bike. that was a tough mission. But its all good. Endless fun in san andreas!!!!
10-26-2004 12:48 PM
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Put a spoiler warning up if you're going to tell us what the missions entail.
10-27-2004 07:26 AM
 

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