Released: 2004
Developer/Publisher: Rockstar North for Rockstar Games
Platform(s): 360, PS2, XBOX, PC

While it had a lot to live up to, San Andreas more than met expectations. As Carl "CJ" Johnson, you leave Liberty City to return home to Los Santos to face a broken gang, dirty cops (one voiced by none other than Samuel L. Jackson), and never-ending drama. This installment introduces aircraft-jacking, swimming, bigger and better guns, and an awesome sense of '90s G-Funk-era nostalgia. All that, and 13.9 square miles to terrorize. Chronic!

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"Hot Coffee," yeah? So drive-by shootings and killing cops is fine, but a little sex scene is gonna ruin the youth? Wow, America. Your priorities are screwed up.