Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas HD is a port of the original Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas game published by Take Two Interactive remastered with HD graphics and released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. This port was also released for Windows 8 and 10 via Windows Store, and later added to the Xbox One's back-compatibility program.

Why It Sucks

  1. This version is nothing but a shameless port of the mobile IOS version.
  2. Many songs were removed due to copyright issues and expired licenses. Most notably, Killing In The Name by Rage Against The Machine was removed from Radio X.
  3. Many new bugs and glitches were introduced.
  4. Sometimes, there are lag and framerate issues because of poor emulation.
  5. If you are unlucky, its a 5% chance the audio will cut out during cut scenes.
  6. If you are very unlucky, the game freeze and crash again, due to poor emulation.
  7. If you are super unlucky, Save games may become corrupt and, upon loading, will never progress past the initial loading screen.
  8. Some characters have no eyes.
  9. Also, cars sometimes wobble and stutter at max speed for no apparent reason.
  10. Sometimes, the skybox will disappear.
  11. Auto-jump was brought over from the mobile version. This means that when you run near a wall, roof, or other obstacle, CJ will climb it, whether you want him to or not (though in the PS3 version, you can turn it off).
  12. The analog camera controls have very poor range. If you set the sensitivity too low, you can't look around.
  13. Also, if you set camera control sensitivity too high, you can't fine aim and will miss your shots constantly. If you set the sensitivity in the middle, you can't look around or aim.
  14. Another huge problem carried from the mobile version is the inability to move the camera while flying.
  16. It's basically the same thing as the iOS version , but more expensive
  17. Despite Microsoft adding support for certain original Xbox games in the Xbox One's back-compatibility program, there is no option to play that version on the Xbox One, and in fact, inserting an original San Andreas disc will cause the system to download the HD version.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas itself is still a good game, it's just that this port sucked.
  2. Fortunately, as for the Steam version, you can downgrade the game to the retail version here and also you can bring back some of the content that was missing or changed from the PS2/PS4 version with this guide.
  3. The Xbox One release does at least fix most of the performance issues, other than one or two very minor frame rate stutters, and also fixes a couple of other glitches.