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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, in my opinion, was by far the most technically impressive game in the entirety of the PlayStation 2's library, and we just got word from Rockstar that it's coming to the App Store "next month." With the iTunes freeze imminent, we're looking at either December 5th or December 12th as possible release dates.


[Trailer from PS2 version]

The game sounds like it has gotten a hefty makeover too, with remastered graphics, dynamic shadows, higher draw distance, and new character and car models. Additionally, aside from having controls redone for touch devices, full MFi controller support is included. Could this be the killer app for the MOGA Ace Power or Logitech Powershell?

Maybe!

  • Broli95

    OH MY GAD!!! Jwkxnwosnqosnw

    • MagiicMuffiin

      Let's celebrate!!!

  • Platyrrhine

    Awwww yes

  • Amenbrother

    Wow....

  • MagiicMuffiin

    Yesssss!!!!

  • ODMay

    HOLY $&@(%!!!!!! YES!!!!!

  • Fangbone

    Boooiiiiiiinnnnnggg!!!

    • bigjack66

      Indeed!

    • clompah

      Is that a Moga in your pocket or are you just happy to get this game?

  • repapermunky

    NO WAY.

  • drlemon

    F*ckin' finally.

  • joshjosh667

    :O. No way!

  • HansKaosu

    aww yeah :)

  • iammane

    To echo the sentiment of everyone here

    AWWWWWW SHHHEEEIIUTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!1111

  • DarkScience

    This was so the best GTA game! With controller support I will defo be buying!!! Awesome!

    • raviadso

      I couldn't put it more than 2nd/3rd (vice city and 5 were both better in my personal opinion), but the sentiment is the same.

  • repapermunky

    I really hope this works on my 5, but I won't hold my breath. I need a new iPad -_- .

    • GameIoft

      No shit it will work on the 5

  • maomaoyinpei

    No shit!!!!!!!

  • pauldavidmerritt

    Ohh maGAAAH!!!! Thank you. After seeing GTA3 and Vice City, this is exactly what I was hoping and waiting for. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • Dr.Pat

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH

  • whitestatic

    Do we know of anything that won't make the port? In other words, sounds like nothing is being left out content wise (and sounds like they're adding to it)?

    • Soarel

      Hot Coffee.

      • iammane

        Lol

      • clompah

        Lol

      • SerapisB

        Haa

  • Zentatsu

    Way to go rockstar, that's the best gift you can give to me this christmas. :D

  • handycapman

    And there was much rejoicing...

  • marc0313

    I just peed a little.

  • paulust2002

    Are they patching gta 3 and vice city, to include controller support?

  • Pocketnova

    Now this is the GTA I want.

    • $P4RT4N

      And the gta you deserve

      • MkRwilliams

        But not the gta you need

      • marc0313

        Really.

      • clompah

        Lol.

    • OutSpoken

      This is the one ive been waiting for too!
      I didnt bother getting Vice City for iOS as I already played it to death on my PS2 back then... Now as for San Andreas, I never did get round to buying or playing it, so this will be a whole new experience for me.

  • Mrwubbs

    Wow this is awesome!

  • NOEN

    I'm excited in the pants!

  • Dammster

    I was waiting for this. :))

  • imshee

    YES!!!!!

  • miumius

    Well this'll do while I wait for GTA V on PC

  • Shadowking2214

    YES! I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS! Now to complete the collection :D

  • 3P1C

    shut up and take my moneyyyy!

  • Toyota974

    It was coming eventually, the new A7 breezes through GTA:VC, hell, the A4 chip could run Vice City. So the devices are powerful enough, it was always coming at some point, but this is almost a year earlier than I was expecting!

    I thought this would come around October 2014-ish

    Anyway, what is in my opinion the best PS2 game is coming to iOS, this is a dream come true!

  • Toyota974

    Come to think of it, I wonder how the A7 compares to a PS2?

    • MagiicMuffiin

      Technology these days huh!

      • ihd1234567890

        To make it as universal to all devices as possible, Apple, Android, and maybe Windows, could run all but the most demanding of PS2 games, like Battlefield 2.

      • greatnoob

        Wrong! Stop spreading misinformation.

  • jaggi

    Now all we need is a bluetooth controller.

  • clompah

    Now the important question. Can we get dildo chainsaws?

  • bigballer

    Does this mean the game will still have cheat codes?

    • roguewaver

      They have all had cheatcodes on iOS, haven't they?

      • clompah

        I don't think that 3 had cheats. Idk about vice city but I honk there was a way that you could with a Bluetooth keyboard.

      • clompah

        *think. Not honk

      • roguewaver

        I can see how the controls might have made things weird. I thought you just needed to look up how to do it rather than rely on ones you might have memorized with a PS2 controller. I know chinatown wars had the easiest cheats of all, as you could just arrange letters on the message board in your place. Load 0A and stuff like that.

  • bigjack66

    Great! I was hoping this was coming next. Will you still be able to run people over with the combine harvester and chop them to bits?

    • Ramaz1234

      Wtf

      • RLangley91

        There was a job on the console/PC version where you had to do just that for the old hippie guy (whose name escapes me right now).

      • dalglir

        His name was 'The Truth', dude.

  • addicted2games

    Ahh man! Loved this game on Xbox! Can't wait to re-play this game.

  • echo_pdx

    Oh man, this is great news. Didn't pick up III or Vice City as I already played them to death, but I never finished San Andreas and always regretted it. Instabuy.

  • $P4RT4N

    The only GTA game I never played. Can't wait!!

    • themostunclean

      Me too. It came out when I was in the middle of a non-gaming period in my life. School and lack of money kept me from getting it. I'm sure it will be ridiculously cheap, just like the others on iOS, so no excuse not to get it now.

  • Gucciipad

    This is by far my fav game of all time. And it will be perfect on my brand new iPhone 5s which I got last night.

  • metalmandave83

    The best GTA I've played.

    • roguewaver

      I always enjoyed it the most as well, but I have only just begun GTA V - have you? Did SA still rank more highly with you?

      It certainly has a certain thing going for it, so I suppose I can see style bringing it to a head.

      • doctapeppa

        GtaV might be technically better in many ways than SA but SA was more fun.

      • roguewaver

        I haven't played enough of GTA 5 to make a judgement call yet, but to each his own. SA certainly had its own sense of unmatched charm and style.

  • ImJPaul

    If this comes on the 5th it will beat out the week oceanhorn came out.

  • Mekklesack

    Now this sounds exciting! I love going to Vinewood!

  • Shrek74

    Can't come soon enough. Thank you Rockstar for bringing us PS2's best game to iOS.

  • poorwealthyman

    Jet pack, jet pack, jet pack.

    Hot coffee, hot coffee, hot coffee.

    Please please please

  • jamieladc

    O M F G!!!!

  • yaboyrasp

    Wonder how well it will run on my ipad mini

  • MadWraith

    jesus christ .... :O
    what a great day !!

  • godelescherbach

    Yesssss! I am however a little concerned about how iPad 2 will handle it.

    • greatnoob

      Just fine, trust me!

  • DrlRage

    Wow! I can't wait ;)

  • conscript

    I never made it to the third island on this one. I can't wait!

    • Dammster

      There are no islands in SA, but I know what you mean. Las Venturas, baby.

  • ooooh

    Amazing! I can not wait! Shut up and take my money!

  • RLangley91

    Shut up and take my money.

    • iPodHacker1O1

      LOL (fry from futurama)

  • AvengedInstinct

    "Them white boys had me on crystal meth!"

    Haha best pedestrian quote in gta history.

  • chamillion205

    I hope the ipad 4 can run it.... If so this is a must buy on day one for me.

    • OutSpoken

      You serious!??... I have no doubt this game will run effortlessly on my iPad 3! So im sure you'll be fine with your iPad4.

  • pauldavidmerritt

    I'm really hoping this game will be available for iPhone 4. If not, major disappointment. The others do! Please don't fall short on devices compatible. Please and thank you for your support, dev's.

  • Kane

    I'm finding it difficult to breath, and read this article without wiping a smirk off my face. INSTA-BUY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • tubaros

    Wahooooo!!!!!! More GTA - love this news

  • yervant

    Please make it free i wanna get it Grand Theft Auto is my life !!!!!

    • thecool111

      It's not going to be free, it's usually only $4.99.

      • DigitalTwixxx

        They probably want ten bucks son...

      • ihd1234567890

        If you actually pay attention to the ARTICLE, it's going to be 4.99. Don't worry about me, I'm just waiting for Gta 4 to be ported to the iPad 7 lol

    • poorwealthyman

      If it's your life, surely you're willing to pay a bit for it?

    • themostunclean

      Ugh. "Sorry, you have to wait 10 hours at the hospital to be healed or pay $1,000,000,000."

      If you love a game so much, you should be willing to pay for it. Otherwise, you're just being a spoiled brat and ruining the future of premium gaming in iOS.

  • Mestour Zouhair

    You guys need to see the comment on ign , they are Effing hating On it ...
    They Fu irritates me

    • swisssk8er1

      I guess this is the first time you read the comments of an IGN article about a mobile game.

  • Marcin Zawadzki

    I wonder if it's going to work on 1st gen Mini....

  • vic_viper_001

    AWESOME!!! And even more awesome is that I doubt I'll be getting any "disc read errors" on an iPod. I'll finally be able to play this freakin' game all the way through!

  • MichaelJS

    Yay :-)

  • GiHubb

    I just hope they add checkpoints as they did in GTA 5 otherwise, as with my PS2 copy, I got too frustrated for spending 80% of my time driving to accept the mission and then driving to the mission area only to be blown up and having to repeat this ordeal. Never got close to finishing it as a result.

    • swisssk8er1

      The IGN article says they improved checkpointing.

      • themostunclean

        So does this article- derp!

  • Adams Immersive

    Question:

    Do GTA games on iOS have the cheats? (My friends and I are more likely to mess around in the "sandbox" than play for real. So having a Jetpack on demand, say, is fun.)

    • swisssk8er1

      Till now they haven't had cheats :( I hope this one does.

      • Adams Immersive

        Despite Rockstar's official word, I've seen some claims that an external Bluetooth keyboard can enter (some) of the PC version's cheats. But mostly I see people saying they can't make that work, so either it's an Android-only workaround, or it only works in a certain GTA title (which?) or when the game is in some specific state or menu.

      • poorwealthyman

        Sorry, cheats don't work on either vice city, or III. I tried with a Bluetooth keyboard, on both the App Store versions of the game, and modified versions.

      • Adams Immersive

        As I feared. Thanks for trying!

      • lordyokomoto

        Funny cheats do work on vice city iOS.... They just implement a different.....ie move magnetic letters on noticed board... Sorry can't remember which GTA iOS that was in

      • poorwealthyman

        That was Chinatown Wars

  • vexx411

    so you do know what's next up after that

    GTA IV 0_0

    • Rob Johnson

      Or Liberty City Stories, Vice City Stories, Chinatown Wars...

      • weisome

        Chinatown Wars is on the App Store.

      • Rob Johnson

        My point still stands.

  • dribblejam

    A5 chip is minimum requirements. Guaranteed.

    • pauldavidmerritt

      Why the bleep would they drop that ball, not having it work on more devices like the other GTA releases? Cheezits, that's an undeservingly pointless slap to the face on iPhone 4.

    • vic_viper_001

      Guess I'm out then...

      • themostunclean

        5G Has the A5 processor. Same as the 4S.

  • Bloodangel

    Arooga!!!!

  • CHEESEYZOMBIE

    WOAH WAIT NOO
    SRYSLY HOW
    HOW THE FLIP
    HOW COULD IT RUN
    I DIDNT BELIEVE PEOPLE THAT SAID THAT
    I CANT BELIEVE THIS

  • StarViruZ

    Lets name it GTA San Andreas 9th aniversary

  • Jacob007

    I'm glad I was on the toilet when I read this.

  • drunkenmenace

    BOOM! Totally justifies buying a controller. Rockstar, App Store and Moga - SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

  • wojovox

    This is the only GTA I haven't played

    • lordyokomoto

      Ditto

    • OutSpoken

      Me too. Plus GTA V.

  • surirav

    Yes gta san andreas.
    Hope they make for ios only, because graphics on ios is to powerfull.

  • JKbruno99

    CANT FREAKING WAIT!!!

  • Hoggy110

    HYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYPPPPPPEEEEEE!!!!!!

  • GameExp3rt

    All right I'm done ,need 2 more games!Bully, come on rock star port it.Btw THIS IS THE MOST FUNNIEST GTA GAME EVA, SAN ANDREAS I LOVE U.

    • aMc

      What about manhunt!?!

      • 0black-reaper0

        Hmm I would really like to see red dead revolver on ios since I love the red dead series

  • spike17spiegel

    That's crazy that such a game is going to be on mobile. Defiantly going to get it for iPad. Just wish there was an iPad controller already!

    • themostunclean

      Plug one of the Mfi iPhone controllers in using a 3rd party lightning adapter extension. Viola- iPad controller!

      • jaggi

        Ok. I only need to buy an iphone 5, a moga controller and a lightning adapter then. That's what? A 700$ controller? Excellent deal. ;)

  • dalglir

    I am so happy right now :)

  • nailoso
  • Tim Robertson

    One of the top five video games of all time. My only concern will be size, going to have to delete a LOT of stuff to fit this puppy on the iPad.

  • Blodia

    Yay! Extensive use of the N-word on my iPod Touch!

  • Ollivar Frank

    They should fix chinatown wars

  • DigitalTwixxx

    Definitely getting this for free, I don't pay for NO apps... But I can't wait for this to drop..

    • Amenbrother

      Seriously?.....

      • aMc

        Free apps are so 5 years ago!!! Lol Keeping up with ios and JBs have killed that for me. I happily own over 100 apps since ios 6 and will be buying my 4th GTA ios app!

    • thecool111

      Is this a joke?

  • conscript

    Just found my BradyGames guide for SA!

  • aMc

    Can we Get Manhunt Please!?!?!

    • chamillion205

      I'd like manhunt too. And bully for that matter

  • epik5

    Loved to see San Andreas on IOS! after playing vice city and 3 on the go! i always wanted to see San Andreas! Always liked these games on ios because they are much more fun than the gangstar series! No in app purchases, No high priced cars or guns, but gta vice city is old but still makes a great game for ios and android

  • Bool Zero

    Now to figure out how I will find the space!

  • mrfrankhg

    I will literally pay any amount for this game.

    • OutSpoken

      Any amount?!?...really?..

      I will look to pay the RRP of 4.99 or however much its converts to in english pounds! Nothing more.

  • Lakers_Dodgers310

    This is a no hesitation buy on day one for me. Thank you Rockstar for this mobile Xmas gift!!!

  • Arpan Bagri

    GTAs without the cheatcodes are a complete fail!!! I hope this one has the option to enter the cheats!! Anyway an instant buy!

  • crocydie90

    Holymoly CJ come to ios boys,CANNOT wait, just flashback me I waiting ps2 version!!!!

  • Kenan2000

    I hope they won't remove anything from original gta SA version,everything was so fun,hope same thing will be on ios!Next stop...Max Payne 2!

  • YMCMBRules

    Hope they also add more PS2 games, like Celebrity Deathmatch and others like that

  • pajman sarafzadeh

    i think i am going to lose my job

  • ansin11

    OMFG!! Looking forward to GTA SA now :-) gonna save 6€ on my apple id :D

  • ihd1234567890

    Every few months there's always that one release that stands out, usually a port of some kind. And if companies do it right, it never ceases to amaze me on how far devices have come. We were only playing PAC-man on flip phones just about a decade or so ago. 2011 or so: Old PS/Xbox and instant PC classics are being ported like Carmageddon, GTA, Soulcaliber and. . .(idk any more;( ) 2012? I believe KOTOR was released at that year. Gta vice city was also released that year. Ahhhh I'm getting all messed up. 2012-2013(i suck at my facts): XCOM WAS FREAKIN RELEASED!!!!! You know what? Ditch those facts. XCOM overshadows all others.
    Finally, present day: Anomaly 2 is out, San Andreas and Space Hulk is coming out. PS2 and PC games for gosh sake, and yet (especially the GTAs) they still show "remastered graphics" and all that shizz. When I read the Carmageddon and KOTOR reviews, someone always says that in a time far far away, their computers couldn't run these games. Now, it's like butter, seamless framerates, jaw-dropping graphics that set the benchmarks for future games to surpass. Personally I'm not too excited sorry. BUT, I'm just waiting for GTA 5 to port onto the iPad 8 Pro with the Quad-core A10 chip with 64-bit architecture lol

  • xStatiCa

    Bring on GTA4 :).

  • DARKER

    I can not believe this woooow

  • MachineJXD

    I can't wait to beat some alines from area 51

  • Gabriel.est

    That's nice and everything but when GTA CTW come' back to iOS ?

    • CHEESEYZOMBIE

      it already is on ios

      • jammyman

        no its not

  • OutSpoken

    If Rockstar can churn out ports like this, why can't game houses like Capcom port proper console versions of their fighters??! A proper Street Fighter IV or SFxT! Not these dumb down versions with 8 chars.

  • Clyde Crashcup

    Ecstatic!

  • NinjaKitteh

    Nice.

  • Kenan2000

    Max payne 2 after SA please!

  • iPodHacker1O1

    How much memory will this game be consuming for iOS??

    • ElkhoundsRock

      Around 1.5-2 GB. I'm guessing because GTAIII was 1.1 GB and Vice City was 1.4 and the world is much bigger so I'm pretty sure it's like 1.5-2 GB

      • EatMyDst

        The PC version is 4.7 giga bytes and this one will be getting a graphics upgrade.

      • jammyman

        good grief. with the graphics upgrade, i reckon itll look similar to gta vc

      • EatMyDst

        Without the graphics upgrade it'd still look better than GTA VC. It's newer.

      • jammyman

        im getting sick of waiting

  • Essnem

    Can I haz hot coffee?

    • Mortexsky

      Lol

  • jammyman

    i cant wait for this. just one or two things definatly need to be in the port
    1)the hydra jet
    2)the AT-400 jumbo jet
    3)auto aim (ability to turn off if wanted)
    4) EVERYTHING from the ps2/pc version.
    and most hopefully,
    PLEASE be availible for ipod 4, ipod 5, iphone 4s and higher, and ipad 2 and higher including mini and air.
    like if you agree!

  • jammyman

    oh man its december 5th here in New Zealand and we still havnt heard anything more :(

    • Blamlesshook

      Hopefully it comes later in the day or let's just wait until the 12th ;(

      • jammyman

        yes hopefully blamlesshook. are you in New Zealand as well?

  • jammyman

    guys apparantly it might be coming out on tuesday

  • jammyman

    guys i reckon tommorow

  • dalglir

    Playing on 1st gen iPad Mini.

    Some lag and stuttering UNTIL I cleared out multitasking apps and hard reset.

    Now running smooth.

    Now a few missions in and no crashes so far.

    A really good array of control options and customisation. Nearly got the controls in a sweet spot...

    San Andreas running on tablet.

    Rockstar, once again, sets the bar for console ports to iOS.

    • GenerallyEpic

      I hope it runs well on my iPod 5th gen. The game file is HUGE, and I think I might have to do some clean-up on my iPod to make it run smoother. I have enough room to download it, but I'm afraid of the lag that happens to me on Vice City and GTAIII