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GTA: San Andreas has a bumpy launch on Android

Posted: , by Michael H.


GTA: San Andreas has a bumpy launch on Android
We knew that the Android version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was on the way, and Rockstar Games was on a deadline, but the game was not really ready when it first hit the Google Play Store. GTA: San Andreas launched yesterday, and quickly gathered over 1,700 1-star reviews because the game simply didn't work at all on most devices.

Rockstar got to work and released a patch for the game today, which appears to have fixed the issues. Some users are still reporting some lag with the game, but even so the vast majority of the reviews posted today have rated the game at 4 or 5-stars. So, it seems like it is finally safe to purchase the game, if you are so inclined. 

GTA: San Andreas will cost you $6.99 and requires Android 3.0 and higher, but the game is also 2.4GB, so you'll want to be sure you have the space cleared and you may also want to plan some Wi-Fi time before downloading. The game launched on iOS last week, and is due out on Windows Phone fairly soon as well, but it has yet to be released there. 

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posted on 20 Dec 2013, 13:31 1

1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2154; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Haha, just as a predicted! Who's the hater now? Rockstar it appears, they take our money and we don't even get an alpha version. Can't wait for GTAV on PC, and all the struggles to make it work.

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 15:43

5. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

They fixed a few of the problems. you can really blame them for not being able to optimize for every device out there. And this time I'm actually not that worried about GTA V on PC. GTA IV for PC won't even be mentioned when it comes to optimization no matter what hardware you have but their latest games have been better. While I can barely run GTA IV on my laptop, Max Payne 3 runs on high and so does LA Noire. Doesn't mean there isn't a chance for them to screw up, just like every AAA game there is always a lot of problems to expect.

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 16:16

6. vincelongman (Posts: 3471; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

GTA IV on PC with the iCEnhancer mod looks amazing, can't wait to see GTA V on PC with a similar mod

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 22:17

8. joey_sfb (Posts: 4974; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Niko Bellic would robbed you blind!

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 13:32

2. ihavenoname (Posts: 1679; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


posted on 20 Dec 2013, 14:04 1

3. hmd74 (Posts: 475; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)

What is Cool?! :-|

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 14:51 1

4. ihavenoname (Posts: 1679; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

Finally on Android.

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 22:11 2

7. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)

lag? who am I kidding on my moto X there's some lag here and there but it's not really that bad just not as good as on my 5S

posted on 21 Dec 2013, 00:41 1

9. mr.techdude (Posts: 569; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

GTA:SA runs perfect on my nexus 7 2013 and HTC one. Sooooo happy

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 16:34

12. ElectronGuyz (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Jan 2014)

How the f**k your HTC One runs smoothly?? No lags over there? Mine is lagging like hell on 4.3 android version........

posted on 21 Dec 2013, 04:09

10. alipashang77 (Posts: 15; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

Runs Perfectly on Nexus 7 2012, Nexus 4, no problem BUT, the cheats does not work, nether using a custom save game

posted on 21 Dec 2013, 05:23

11. Drogbag (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Dec 2013)

Sad its telling me my device not supported in play store.. Am using galaxy note2 and in Nigeria

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 16:36

13. ElectronGuyz (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Jan 2014)

PLEASE FIX THE LAG ON HTC ONE!!! ITS REALLY ANNOYING! Thanks and a happy new year!!

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