Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas hits PS3 this week

Rockstar Games' 2004 open-world action game reborn on PlayStation 3 December 11; price not announced.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will arrive on PlayStation Network December 11, Sony has announced. No price point for the game was revealed, though similar offerings have run $10.

GTA: San Andreas was rated for the PS3 by the Entertainment Software Rating Board in October, suggesting the game was to be rereleased on Sony's new platform.

The 2004 PlayStation 2 game is not the first GTA title to arrive for the PS3. It follows Grand Theft Auto III, which came to the PS3 in late September this year. Additionally, it may not be the last, as Grand Theft Auto: Vice City was also rated (then rerated) for the PS3.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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zzamaro
zzamaro

It's $14.99 on PSN. I believe it's the same on X360(1200 points).

Stoopid_Fool
Stoopid_Fool

anyone know if its goin to be an hd remake wit trophies?  i hope so, otherwise I'll just have to play the shit outta gta sa all over again.

itchyflop
itchyflop

my only regret is not finishing san andreas

SwimSwimHungry
SwimSwimHungry

Console gamer logic:

>Claims PC gaming is too expensive.

>Forced to repurchase old-games for every new platform.

SoNin360
SoNin360

So nothing special about this, it's just a copy and paste kind of deal? No remake or added trophies... well for $10 I still might get it considering I don't have my PS2 anymore.

Gizmofather
Gizmofather

pfft, done like 6 times 100% And on PC, of course.!

ozzman69th
ozzman69th

Id like it if they just added trophies and gave the gta4 grapix that would be effin sweet

lilrobda1
lilrobda1

Would be cool if they made it free for the 1st 100 people that downloaded it.

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

Man I hope it gets the 'Plus' treatment......a nice discount or even 'free' would be so awesome. 

SolidTy
SolidTy

I still have my last gen copy, but more power to those that finally get to play it. :P

blamix99
blamix99

hope they put GTA san andreas on psVita. and FF10 FF12 and kingdom hearts =)

Juansolous
Juansolous

why only the PS3 gets this but luckly I still have my ps2 if I want to play.

spydayx1
spydayx1

please make this game for the vita

maddog123
maddog123

DAMNIT SONY!!!! If it comes to it, I may just have to get VC and SA for the PS3. WHY DO YOU TAUNT ME WITH THESE THINGS! I should have never gotten rid of my PS2

Cheekz77
Cheekz77

LOL my 1st gen ps3 has Backward compatibility. I still have GTA:SA for ps2... And it Still works!!! BOO YAA

 

Gunmaster51
Gunmaster51

I'm a big Sony fan but it's really disappointing to see them cut backwards compatibility out of the ps3 and then start reselling ps2 games as digital downloads on the playstation store. I'm sure there are plenty of ps3 owners that still have San Andreas on a ps2 disc but will be forced into buying it again in order to play it on their ps3. A very unethical cash grab. The whole backwards compatibility issue was handled very poorly by Sony this gen. Hopefully it's not a problem with ps4. 

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

Might have considered buying except I got it during the Steam sale a couple weeks ago, so I can play it in higher-res with mods. A real PS3 or 360 port with HD graphics and Trophies/Achievements would be nice though, since GTA is the type of game I prefer to play relaxed on a couch, not hunched in front of a monitor.

Needles-Kane
Needles-Kane

Well, breaking their promise and cutting PS2 BC is definitely paying off.

TimboII
TimboII

Weird that this came before vice city but cool for people waiting for this! Still have my original copies, so I'll save the harddrive space thanks!

StinkySkunkGirl
StinkySkunkGirl

We're gonna party like it's... eight years ago?! Christ, I feel old. :/

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

fav gta out of all of them...would there be trophies in the game?

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

this game is the only reason left why I still have my ps2 hooked up and if it is for $10 might just have to buy it so I can put my ps2 away btw I still play this game every once in a while it may not look as good has gta4 but it is a MUCH better game

XL2009
XL2009

is their a hope that their will be an online multiplayer ?

WoZe
WoZe

Still the best GTA released.

SirNormanislost
SirNormanislost

Vita compatible and i would be all over this otherwise i still have my PS2 and all the games ive ever owned

Fowsed
Fowsed

this had to arrive a long time ago

GulliversTravel
GulliversTravel

Good news that a demanding game like this is going to run on the current PS2 emulator.

nathanmaxtro
nathanmaxtro

Backwards compatibility was taken out so games like this could be sold.

zzamaro
zzamaro

I would have wanted an HD collection and not the same port. Sadly it won't happen. It was playable but still needed improvements. What a shame.

CaptainBerserk
CaptainBerserk

We need a The Warriors/Manhunt HD collection Rockstar, make it happen!! :D

Kats_RK
Kats_RK

Still got the game for ps2 :)

BrunoFurstBrito
BrunoFurstBrito

"The 2004 PlayStation 2 game is not the first GTA title to arrive for PS3. It follows Grand Theft Auto III, which came to PS3 in late September this year. Additionally, it may not be the last, as Grand Theft Auto: Vice City was also rated (then re-rated) for PS3".

 

It seems that someone never heard of GTA 4 or GTA 5.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

 @SwimSwimHungry PC Gamer logic:> Claims to only being interested in PC gaming> Reads and posts flaming comments in every single console-only related article.

itchyflop
itchyflop

 @SwimSwimHungry in some respects i agree but hey you pc boys pay more for your systems in the first place and upgrading them. Though i think i will be getting a kick as pc instead of the next gen console.

Arda_Daghan212
Arda_Daghan212

 @ozzman69th You won't get GTA 4 graphics but might get trophies. (Might be smoother, considering it's also out on PC, I'm thinking it will be)

Happy_Robot
Happy_Robot

 @VenkmanPHD It's obviously just a ps2 classics title.  If they were doing an HD remake, it would have been news a long time ago.

thelostkin
thelostkin

 @zzamaro im getting sick of these "i want an HD collection" comments... if you were smart.. you would know that's not happening 

SwimSwimHungry
SwimSwimHungry

 @itchyflop I bought a medium-end PC in late 2008 for less than what a current-gen console would cost. It runs everything nicely. Although, I've been a retro gamer in recent years so I don't know how it would run newer games that are all about graphics like FarCry 3, Crysys 2 or Battlefield 3.

TimboII
TimboII

@thelostkin @zzamaro and if you were smart you'd know that after they're done making money off straight ports to ps3 and iOS the next logical step is an hd trilogy. It's likely to happen but it's a ways off.

BrunoFurstBrito
BrunoFurstBrito

 @s0l1dsnake

 It might be what he wanted to say, but certainly isn't what he wrote. Journalism can't accept this kind of thing.

SwimSwimHungry
SwimSwimHungry

 @itchyflop By retro I meant old MS-DOS classics i grew up with from '89 to '94.

The freshest game I played is probably Max Payne 3. All I remember about the settings is that I had trouble adjusting the resolution so I ended up editing an XML file to set it properly. 

itchyflop
itchyflop

 @SwimSwimHungry when you say "nicely" do you mean ultra?? i know what your saying, though it should run the older games no problem. I think it may struggle with the bf3's and other newer titles now. What other retro titles you have man ?? :)