Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is coming to Android in December

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for Android was a fantastic remake of the original with solid controls, a smooth frame rate and all the charm of the original. But not many people look back and think, “I want to play Vice City again!” No, that honor is reserved for the great Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. And that title is coming to Android and other mobile devices in just a month!

San Andreas, the favorite classic GTA game, will feature remastered graphics (dynamic shadows, enhanced models and greater draw distance), new touch controls, a new checkpoint system and full controller support.

I’m incredibly excited for this game to come out, and I know many others are. We have a special place in our hearts for San Andreas, which is probably the most ridiculous and over the top GTA ever released. It comes to Android and other mobile platforms sometime in December, so we don’t have much longer to wait. Are you excited to get your hands on a remake of this game? Leave a comment!

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas coming to Android in December

Rockstar continues to support mobile, this time bringing Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas to Android. While no launch date was announced, Rockstar notes the game will be released in December, so be sure to ask for Play Store gift cards this year. If you need any more motivation, Rockstar has actually improved not he game, rather than make it a straight-up port.

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Rockstar says they’ve redone the graphics, bringing better shadowing and an “enriched color palette”. They have also improved the character and car models to make GTA:SA “the best-looking version of San Andreas yet.” The game originally came out in the PlayStation 2 era, and we’ve come a long way since that time, even with mobile graphics. Now would be the time to consider how amazing it is that a tablet can outshine a console, even if it is a decade or so old.

If you still want that console feel, fear not. GTA:SA comes with full controller support, so bringing that Xbox or PlayStation controller to the game isn’t going to be a problem. In our experience, we found that wired work best for GTA: Vice City, where we used an Xbox controller. A controller also contributes to battery drain, so keep that in mind as well.

If you want the true mobile experience, Rockstar has improved the controls for GTA:SA, including a “contextual control option”, which sounds like it will stray a bit from the traditional D-Pad button. That is still around, though, giving you a few options for game play. Rockstar also says they’ve improved the checkpoint system for easier progression, making those with short attention spans take notice. We’ll be sure to update you when the game is released, hopefully soon.

VIA: The Verge

Grand Theft Auto V: The Manual now rolling out on Android

Unlike in the days of old, game manuals are not as used or valued these days. But when you are dropped in a world as large and complex as that of Grand Theft Auto V, you’ll most likely want to have one. Luckily, GTA developer Rockstar Games was happy to oblige.

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The latest installment in the Grand Theft Auto series was just recently released but has already managed to break a few Guinness World Records. It has so far been the fastest game to reach $1 billion in sales, clocking over $800 million just within the first 24 hours of its life. Of course, unlike GTA 3 and GTA Vice City, the game is not available on Android, but that doesn’t mean your device will be missing out on the fun.

The official manual for GTA V spans a hundred plus pages that covers each and every aspect of the game as well as the world surrounding the game. And it’s not just some static, boring manual either. Grand Theft Auto V: The Manual also includes tours of the world’s neighborhoods, as well as an interactive map that will let users zoom in and out on certain locations.

For all those features, it is no wonder that the manual, technically an app, requires 181 MB of storage space on Android. It also requires the device to be running Android 2.3.3, which should account for almost all Android devices nowadays. Hit the link below for the Google Play Store page and make sure you have a rather stable Internet connection when downloading.

Download: Grand Theft Auto V: The Manual on Google Play Store
VIA: Android Police

GTA: Vice City returns to the Google Play Store

We have great news for all you gamers this morning. It looks like Rockstar Games managed to fix whatever problems they were facing quite fast, because Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is back. The impressive game was removed from the Google Play Store last week after a few issues, but we can now confirm it’s back and works as advertized.

Rockstar Games was supposed to release GTA: Vice City last week on the 10th year anniversary of the iconic game, but after a little hiccup or two on the Google Play Store they had to remove and delay their launch. Rockstar confirmed the problems over on their official blog, but now we’re back in business.

Get ready to play in the decade of big hair from the 80′s and enjoy those Malibu clubs and nightlife, followed by some crime families as you work your way to the top. This time around the graphics have been improved over what they were 10 years ago, and the controls have been heavily tailored for touchscreen devices. Obviously you’ll enjoy a game controller best, but this should work great on many smartphones and tablets.

Sadly we were hoping for a few days of 50% off after the delay, but no such luck. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for Android can be yours right this second for $4.99 from the Google Play Store. Their supported devices list is rather large. Anything rocking a Tegra 2 or above seems to be supported as far as tablets, and their smartphone support is rather decent too. See the entire list from the Play Store listing. Enjoy the latest and greatest from R* folks.

Rockstar Games announces Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition coming December 6th

We were told last month that GTA: Vice City was coming soon to Android and now Rockstar has released a bit more information regarding the release of the popular game. GTA: Vice City is expected to drop into the Google Play Store on December 6th for $4.99(it’s also going to iOS on the same day). [...]


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City comes to Android on December 6

It’s fairly likely that many reading this have at least heard of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and many of you have probably played it at least once as well. If you have fond memories of the game, you will soon have a chance to relive them as Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition is coming to Android devices on December 6.

Oh the graphical side, the game will feature native high-resolution graphics and updated character models and lighting effects. When it comes to gameplay, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City will feature an updated, more precise firing and targeting system and a fully customizable control layout.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition will cost just $4.99, and according to Rockstar Games, will be available for the following devices:

Android Phones: Motorola Razr, Razr Maxx, Razr Maxx HD, Motorola Atrix, Motorola Photon, Motorola Droid Bionic, HTC Rezound, HTC One X, HTC One S, HTC Evo 3D, HTC Sensation, HTC Droid Incredible 2, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy Note 1 & 2, Samsung S2, Samsung Galaxy R, Sony Xperia Play, Sony Xperia S, P, T & TL, Sony Walkman Z Series Media Player, Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy S3, Google Nexus 4

Android Tablets: Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, LG Optimus Pad, Medion Lifetab, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 / 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Sony Tablet S, Sony Tablet P, Toshiba Thrive, HTC Flyer, Google Nexus 7, Google Nexus 10

It makes sense that after the success of Grand Theft Auto 3′s Android version, Rockstar would give the game’s successor a similar treatment. Will it be as successful? Only time will tell, but it seems fairly likely.

Do you have a device supported by Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition? Do you plan on picking up the game?

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition coming December 6

The folks at Rockstar are bringing another one of its classic Grand Theft Auto games to our beloved Android devices. This time, they are bringing Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition for us to enjoy. The game will be dropping on Google Play on December 6 for $4.99.



The game is going to feature native-resolution graphics and enhancements unique to mobile devices. The control layout is customizable for each user, so you can fine-tune them to your liking. The game also includes updated character models and improved lighting effects to make the game pop on mobile phones and tablets. GTA 3 came out on mobile and it was pretty solid. Hopefully Rockstar uses what it learned from the release to make this one even better.

The device list is pretty large, and there very well could be other devices not listed that the game will work on. Most of the major phones and tablets are listed, so chances are great that it will work on your device of choice. If you get the game on an unlisted device, you are taking a risk, but you could discover a device that Rockstar has not yet tested it on. Here is the list of devices:

Android Phones: Motorola Razr, Razr Maxx, Razr Maxx HD, Motorola Atrix, Motorola Photon, Motorola Droid Bionic, HTC Rezound, HTC One X, HTC One S, HTC Evo 3D, HTC Sensation, HTC Droid Incredible 2, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy Note 1 & 2, Samsung S2, Samsung Galaxy R, Sony Xperia Play, Sony Xperia S, P, T & TL, Sony Walkman Z Series Media Player, Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy S3, Google Nexus 4

Android Tablets: Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, LG Optimus Pad, Medion Lifetab, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 / 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Sony Tablet S, Sony Tablet P, Toshiba Thrive, HTC Flyer, Google Nexus 7, Google Nexus 10

As you can see, the list is pretty large. We will have to wait until the December 6 to find out how the game is, but if Rockstar’s previous history is any indication, the game will probably be very good. Rockstar is also releasing a bunch of collectible 10th Anniversary items to go along with the launch of the game, which could make a great holiday gift for any GTA fan.


Rockstar announces GTA: Vice City for select Android devices

Rockstar plans to bring its popular game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City to select Android devices later this fall, according to a post on the company blog. Arriving as part of a 10-year anniversary celebration, the game is expected to be the “full experience” and feature native high-resolution graphics and enhancements. It’s not yet known what devices will be on the list of “select” Android devices however Rockstar plans to provide a list in the coming weeks

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Rockstar classic Grand Theft Auto: Vice City landing on Android and iOS this fall

Once upon a time, when the notion of high-quality mobile gaming sounded as bizarre as time traveling, all that kids (and some grown-ups) knew for fun was Windows and PS 2’s Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Yes, it was violent, no, it wasn’t very educational, and yes, it was really dumb here and there. But it was fun, witty, cool and funny!

Time passed, technology progressed, but the second 3D title in the GTA franchise remained a reference for the open world action-adventure genre and for PC and console gaming in general. And although Rockstar Games, the developing studio behind its success, didn’t manage to make a similar bang with another title in the series, we all hoped we would be able to see more of Vice City on Android.

With a decade having passed after VC’s initial release, our dreams will finally become reality “this fall”. Android and iOS versions of GTA: Vice City have been confirmed as coming, and while details are still scarce, we can’t help but get excited.

The mobile ports of the game will “bring the full experience to mobile devices, featuring native high-resolution graphics and several enhancements unique to the iOS and Android platforms”, according to official Rockstar claims.

We of course don’t know exactly what “enhancements” and unique tweaks should we expect, but one thing Rockstar really needs to pull off this time is better support for Android devices. Grand Theft Auto 3 hit Google Play last year, also at its 10th anniversary, and, while the overall graphics and controls were decent, the number of bugs, glitches and non-working devices was massive.

That won’t do this time, guys, so be careful at the little details, too. Because if you will, GTA: Vice City for Android could be legen… wait for it… dary! Who’s as excited as I am about this?

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