Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is an open-world video game developed by Rockstar Games. Although PC version was released in 2004, it is still one of the most popular third person video games. Storyline is set in the fictional US state named San Andreas, divided into three cities: Los Santos, San Fierro and Las Venturas.
The single-player story follows the life of young Carl Johnson, popularly known as “CJ“. Character is able to walk, sprint, swim or even dive underwater. Also, as the game title says, all kind of vehicles are available to be stolen and used all across the San Andreas map.
The game engine goes beyond the all limits for 2004, offering all kind of cars, motorcycles, trucks, military equipment, planes, jets and even bicycles.
Along with freedom to do anything, goes the fact that GTA SA is full of violence,vulgar language, sexually explicit scenes, and all kind of deviated content. Everything player needs to virtually experience life on the streets of America. This was the reason why GTA SA was one of the main subjects of public concern and controversy, back in those days. At the same time, explicit content was the main reason why this game was absolutely the best-selling video game of 2004 🙂
Storyline consists of nearly 100 missions, but this is not everything what GTA SA has to offer. As one of the most developed open world video games of its time, a bunch of side missions and activities are available besides the game story. San Andreas map is so huge, that it would take hours and even days to explore every detail and there would still be something new to discover. Game character is highly customizable in terms of clothes, shoes, haircut, tattoos, even body physique. Also some sport car models can be customized and tuned for performance. So, it’s interesting for casual gaming folks as well as for hard-core gamers, who are willing to spend months in front of PC screen, experiencing GTA SA.
How to skip complete storyline and jump into the free roam?
So there’s this moment when player has finished the whole San Andreas story, and even all side missions, but he continues to play… That’s what experienced open world gaming fans call “free roaming”. That’s right… People are still playing although there’s nothing more to be played, just exploring the map, driving, riding of flying around, killing for fun or performing various stunts which sometimes result in achievements, tracked and stored by video game engine. So, for those who’d like to skip the game story and go directly into the free roam, the best solution is to download a savegame file from the internet and enjoy in powerful game which was previously finished by someone else. This also means every game feature is unlocked and available. To do so, follow next steps:
1. Go to www.gtasavegames.com and download 100% saved game file
3. Right-click on extracted file (GTASAsf1.b) and choose Copy
4. Navigate to the game save folder, and paste copied file there. If Copy File dialog prompts, choose Copy and Replace. Game save folder may be different depending on the OS version, but usually its one of these:
WIN7/VISTA: C:\Users\NAME\Documents\GTA San Andreas User Files\
WINXP: C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\My Documents\GTA San Andreas User Files\
5. Run your copy of GTA San Andreas and enjoy your new saved game
If you take a closer look at www.gtasavegames.com you’ll notice all savegames for GTA San Andreas (and all other game versions), saved after each mission. If you’ve accidentally lost your savegame files in the middle of single player campaign, you can find corresponding save file, download it and continue playing where you stopped.
Possible game errors or crashes
Since GTA SA is over 10 years old game, sometimes there might be a small problems when running on newer OS such as Windows 7, 8 or 10. If downloaded save is not working (game crashes during loading screen), take a look at solution HERE.
Sometimes, mouse feature may be buggy or not working at all. In this case, take a look at solution HERE.
GTA San Andreas HOT COFFEE mod
As you may already heard off, there is a hidden feature in San Andreas called “Hot Coffee” mod. It is a small mini-game featuring sexual explicit scenes. This was developed by Rock Star as the part of GTA SA but is inaccessible in the standard game version. To unlock this feature, take a look at THIS link.
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