Grand Theft Auto San Andreas The Definitive Edition Review (PlayStation 5)

For our Grand Theft Auto San Andreas The Definitive Edition Review we go back to the 3 distinct cities including the original Los Santos, as Carl ‘CJ’ Johnson battles the streets and corrupt cops to save his family in a loving homage to the ’90s.

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas The Definitive Edition Review

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas The Definitive Edition Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 22.85GB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Controller settings – 3 control schemes (modern/modern alt and classic), Invert axis and sensitivity sliders, 3rd and 1st person aiming sensitivity sliders.
  • Graphics – fidelity, and performance. Bloom, lens flare, motion blur, depth of field, contrast, and brightness sliders.
  • Subtitles – on/off, text size slider, and help text size slider.
  • You get both the Playstation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of the game.
  • Rockstar social club integration with its own set of achievements.
  • Action-adventure gameplay.
  • Tutorial pop-ups as you play.
  • The controls feel smoother and tighter than before.
  • Full 3D camera support and you have four car views including first person and three views on foot.
  • Stats screen.
  • Bring up the map on the pause menu.
  • Weapon wheel for quick weapon swapping.
  • Brief shows all previous conversations and tasks.
  • Can set your own route on the map.
  • Can steal any unlocked car.
  • The wanted level that increases with more killing but goes if you evade the police, the police gain more officers per wanted level until the army the turn-up.
  • Full of nostalgic feels.
  • Radio wheel to change stations quicker as seen and used in GTA 5.
  • Multiple radio stations covering all types of music and the typical tongue-in-cheek humor.
  • Still the same excellent voice work.
  • You can upgrade stats by doing actions over and over like running and jumping will increase stamina, do the weightlifting mini games and build strength and physique.
  • One of the best soundtracks in a Grand Theft Auto game.
  • Death sends you back to the hospital or checkpoint.
  • Can take on side activities whenever you get the right car so be a medic or taxi driver.
  • Day/night cycle and different weather from rain to fog to the sun.
  • Improved lighting effects.
  • Lock-on for shooting.
  • Glitches can be pretty epic and funny.
  • A brilliant story that takes from Boyz in the Hood, menace to society, and more.
  • The stellar voice cast from Samuel Jackson to The Game and Big Boy.

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas The Definitive Edition Review

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas The Definitive Edition Review Cons:

  • Constant performance hitches and slowdown.
  • Some character models look ridiculous and oversized.
  • You cannot buy the games separately.
  • Each game has its own download.
  • Had clipping especially when driving.
  • Not all the songs made it back into this version.
  • No way to rebind the controls or particular buttons making tasks tricky and awkward.
  • Sound from outside will play over speech inside the house/building.
  • The music can just cut out abruptly.
  • The Ai will go crazy and do things like turning on you in a car or a mission will fail because the objective died or fell out the map.

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Grand Theft Auto San Andreas The Definitive Edition Review

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas The Definitive Edition: 

Official website.

Developer: Rockstar Games

Publisher: Rockstar Games

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PlayStation

  • 6/10
    Graphics - 6/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Length - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Fun Factor - 6/10
6.6/10

Jim Smale

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