Release date: October 26, 2004
Regarded by many as the greatest GTA to be released, San Andreas was bereft of the weighty moral baggage of GTA IV and was still firmly enjoying sticking its middle finger at the world it was satirizing.
A larger world than Vice City, San Andreas was a massive playground that encompassed fictional elements of both Los Angeles and Nevada. The game's most memorable components were largely based on real world events, with the L.A. gang culture being a pivotal narrative support structure of the game.
Where Vice City aimed to transport players to the cocaine fueled beaches and night clubs of the 1980s, San Andreas sought to lay down some of the most robust hip-hop tracks ever collected. San Andreas still holds the record for the best selling PS2 title with over 17.33 millions units sold.