Rockstar has quietly released a port of the iconic GTA installment on Sony’s digital distribution platform.
The legendary PS2 era classic, GTA San Andreas, is lauded by many as one of the best games of its generation, and a number of avid fans swear by it as the best game in the series to this day. In fact, GTA: SA has seen a string of re-releases these past few years. The original game was released in 2004, and first re-release of San Andreas came two years short of a decade later. The 2012 PS2 classic’s release was closely followed by a mobile port following in suit after the GTA III and GTA Vice City iOS re-releases. Last year saw the game’s launch on the Xbox 360, which was a port of the iOS port.
Just when you thought the meta-porting was done with Rockstar has released, in a rather low key fashion, a PS3 port of the Xbox 360 port of the IOS port on the PSN. Quite the mouthful, no? It seems things have come full circle, as the game has returned to its preferred habitat, the Sony console. Debuting on the Playstation 2, it took San Andreas 8 whole years (the entire lifespan of the previous console generation) to show up on the Playstation 3. However it has finally come home!
As we have stated before, many to this day defend San Andreas as the best game in the franchise, if not on the PS2. The supreme voice-acting, the open-endedness and freedom, the vast map and the engaging story made GTA: SA the kind of game people played and replayed for years on end. It managed to enthrall generations of players in a way GTA V only could achieve with Online.
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