San Andreas, which as mentioned earlier is based on the GTA III engine, is very similar to the past 2 games in the series. New features include improved graphics, eating, climbing, swimming for long durations, tanks, trains, and much more improved gameplay and mechanics. Also, this is the first GTA game to unlock certain shops after certain missions are completed. This can cause a small amount of confusion, but after completing about 20% of the game’s missions, all stores should be able to offer their services to you.
The main issue with games in the past was loading times between different cities. In Sand Andreas, there are no loading times between any different cities. You are free to drive through each city as you please. Also, you are able to drive in one direction without any interruption which gamers praised.
The game was welcome universally. Gamers from all around the world labeled it one of the top most favorite video games ever created from all over the games at that time. IGN selected this game for “Game if the Year” for the PlayStation 2 during 2004. Ratings for this awesome game never went under 90% as the game was one of the most perfect sandbox-style games of its time.