So, GTA: Vice City wasn’t enough for you, huh? You wanted a bigger challenge, didn’t you? Or maybe you wanted to play an almost unlimited version of Grand Theft Auto? Well, Rockstar has answered your prayers. With breadth and scope surpassing anything on the PS2, San Andreas is not only great… it’s enormous! What exactly are you in for? Read on…
This massive game spans the entire state of San Andreas, with visits to three major cities patterned on real-life counterparts. There’s Los Santos (based on Los Angeles), a gritty blur of smog and violence; San Fierro (based on San Francisco), and Las Venturas (based on Las Vegas), a midnight wonderland crawling with money, sex and corruption. Three cities would have been more than enough to keep gamers busy for months, but Rockstar went and did it… adding huge chunks of countryside that link all the areas together. Contained within this massive landscape is a helluva lot of game. There are dozens of missions, hundreds of secrets, tons of vehicles and weapons, and all kinds of new stuff to do. Stuff like recruiting gang members, swimming, getting tatoos, graffiti tagging, building property, riding bikes, eating, working out, getting a haircut, attracting the ladies and much, much more. And we’ve got the guide to it all right here.
If you thought you had your hands full with previous gta 5 money generator activation code offerings, whoa nelly! Welcome to San Andreas, possibly the largest console game ever made. Veterans of the series will marvel at the fact that SA feels about five times larger than Vice City, with enough core missons to keep you busy for dozens of hours. Newcomers might feel the enormity of the game collapsing in on them… but that’s why we’re here.
This section of the guide is dedicated to helping newcomers understand some of the things that aren’t made immediately obvious by the game. For the veterans, we explain some of the changes–the new skill system, gang wars, romance, appearance… and some of the other fun stuff you’ll be able to do for the very first time.
As always, there are a series of missions dedicated to forwarding the expanisve story of San Andreas–the story of you, Carl Johnson. After being away from the hood for five years after the death of your family members, you’ve returned. The problems that plagued you are still there… and have gotten worse. It’s up to you to set things right, gain respect, and deliver the hood from evil.
The story missions can be found in the Missions section of this guide. They are listed under the city (or countryside) they take place in and the person who doles them out. Sometimes, mission-givers disappear for awhile, and reappear when the story moves along. Pay attention where you get the mission, and try to note its name to easily find the section of walkthrough you’re looking for.
Not all missions are needed to complete the story, and we’ve indicated (when possible) which are needed to forward the narrative. However, all missions available in a specific city, whether crucial or not, can be found listed under the person who gives them.
As you progress through the game, you’ll drive and steal countless numbers of vehicles. Check out how they stack up and get driving tips in the Vehicles section of this guide. As you become more of a big-shot and start earning money, you’ll want to purchase some real estate in various places around the map. This will give you more home bases and save locations. Check out the Buildings/Stores section of this guide for the low-down on property… and other stuff to buy.
You’ll notice that when you get in certain vehicles, you will be able to push a button and trigger special missions. Visit the Vehicle Missions section of this guide to get the scoop on these.
In addition to missions, there is tons of stuff to find, scattered throughout the three cities and the countryside. For starters, there are 100 gang signs that you’ll need to tag over. We list the locations of those in the Tags section of this guide. There are also 50 Snapshots to take, 70 Unique Jumps to make, 50 Oysters to find, and 50 Horseshoes to locate. Click on the links to see a list of each.
We’ve documented all of the other new stuff you can accomplish in the sections below. Read on!
It’s called Grand Theft Auto for a reason… and that’s because your main means of transport is to jack someone else’s car and take it on a joyride of your own. In order to jack a car, you simply need to make it stop (most motorists will stop if you stand in front of the car, unless they are going too fast to stop), then press TRIANGLE while near the car in order to assume ownership by force. For more information on the kinds of rides you can steal, visit the Vehicles section of this guide.
Once you jack a car, get out of the area quickly. People don’t like getting their cars stolen, and some will come after you and try to take back what’s theirs. Some of them will use a shovel to do this. You’ll also want to avoid jacking a car when a cop is around. If a police officer sees you steal one, your wanted level will automatically go to one star, and the po-po will be on your tail. Which leads us to