GTA: San Andreas has a bumpy launch on Android

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. 



13. ElectronGuyz

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 12, 2014

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

11. Drogbag

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

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

10. alipashang77

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

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

9. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

12. ElectronGuyz

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 12, 2014

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

7. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 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

2. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013


3. hmd74

Posts: 546; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

What is Cool?! :-|

4. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Finally on Android.

1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

5. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5838; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

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

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Niko Bellic would robbed you blind!

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