Celebrate the ten year anniversary of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas by revisiting the original west coast GTA classic on your iOS, Android or Amazon mobile device, as it's currently on sale for a limited time - along with fellow GTA Trilogy titles, Vice City and GTAIII.
San Andreas: $3.99 (save 43%) - iOS | Android | Amazon | Windows PhoneVice City: $2.99 (save 40%) - iOS | Android | AmazonGTAIII: $2.99 (save 40%) - iOS | Android | Amazon
For more Rockstar titles available on mobile devices, check out the new Rockstar Games destination at the App Store, or the Mobile Games and Apps section of the Downloads page. Sale ends November 9th.
Today we're proud to announce that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is now available for select iOS devices. San Andreas for iOS features a vast open-world covering the state of San Andreas and its three major cities – Los Santos, San Fierro and Las Venturas. In addition to enhanced visual fidelity and over 70 hours of gameplay, the game has received several technical upgrades for the iOS version and has been specially modified for use with mobile devices. Upgrades and enhancements include:
Re-mastered, high-resolution graphics including lighting enhancements, an enriched color palette and improved character models
Dynamic detailed shadows and real-time environmental reflections (iPhone 5 series/iPad 4th Gen and above)
Physical controller support for all Made-for-iOS controllers
Cloud save support for playing across all your iOS devices for Rockstar Social Club Members
Updated checkpoint system
Dual analog stick controls for full camera and movement control
Three different control schemes and customizable controls
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is available for $6.99 from the App Store on iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPod Touch 5th gen, iPad 2, 3rd and 4th generation, iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPad Mini with Retina Display. Check out screens from the iPhone and iPad versions below and stay tuned for more info on the Android, Amazon Kindle and Windows Mobile versions coming soon:
iPhone / iPod touch Screens
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Mobile Coming this December
Before GTAV took us to the sun-bleached sidewalks and humming concrete freeways of present-day Los Santos and beyond, there was Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the biggest GTA of the PS2 era. Now, head back to the early 90s with CJ and the Grove Street Families when Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas comes to mobile devices next month.
Encompassing Los Santos, San Fierro, Las Venturas and everything in between, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has been upgraded for its mobile release. Newly remastered graphics including dynamic and detailed shadows, greater draw distance, an enriched color palette, plus enhanced character and car models make this the best-looking version of San Andreas yet.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas also features brand new touch controls including contextual control options to display buttons only when you need them and three different control schemes for driving and maneuvering, as well as a reworked checkpoint system for easier progression. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for mobile also comes equipped with full controller support, including Made for iOS controller capability on iOS7. It will be available for select iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle and Windows Mobile devices. Stay tuned for more details in the weeks ahead.
In support of this week’s worldwide release of Grand Theft Auto V, we’ve got a special pair of totally free companion apps that will be available for download starting today to enhance and aid your game experience.
Grand Theft Auto: iFruit – featuring Los Santos Customs and Chop the Dog
The free iFruit mobile app hooks directly into your Grand Theft Auto V experience featuring:
Los Santos Customs - The Los Santos Customs app offers players the freedom to create their ultimate vehicle in Grand Theft Auto V from anywhere. At the bar, on the beach, on the toilet. This is the future, we’re almost sure of it. You can even create and reserve custom license plates for both Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online – order your personalized plates before they’re gone! Also choose from paint jobs, window tints, smoke colors, wheels, hoods and spoilers. Upgrade your engine, brakes, exhaust, suspension, and accessorize with new lights, horns, tires and body armor. Place your order on-the-go and find it waiting for you in the garage the next time you play Grand Theft Auto V, or send your order in while playing and get a call from your local mechanic to swing by. Everybody’s had some work done in Los Santos, so don’t let your ride be the exception to the rule.
Chop the Dog - Depth of content, high production values, defecation. It’s the app that has it all. Because who doesn’t love tending to a virtual pet? Chop is Franklin’s canine sidekick in Grand Theft Auto V. Look after him well in the Chop the Dog app and you will reap the benefits when playing as Franklin in Grand Theft Auto V. Pet him, feed and water him, play fetch and tug-of-war, teach him tricks. Too much or too little of an activity, however, will cause Chop to become unhappy, and nobody likes an unhappy Rottweiler. Take Chop on walks to give him a chance to work off last night’s steak and Piswasser and to mark his turf in the hood - defending his ladies, fending off gang members and even protecting the beach babes of Los Santos from unsightly tan lines by removing their bikinis.
Grand Theft Auto V: The Manual
As this is the biggest Grand Theft Auto game to date, we literally couldn’t fit everything into an old fashioned style printed booklet anymore so instead we have taken the tradition of the classic GTA game manual into the digital era properly and have created for you a massive over-100-page free digital app for smartphones, tablets as well as desktops called Grand Theft Auto V: The Manual. The official manual app has everything from essential and practical Game Controls, Features and Credits info to a tour through the activities and local shops and brands in the game – and best yet, a special digital version of the game map to zoom in and explore with an interactive legend to browse neighborhoods and points of interest all over the entire world of Los Santos and Blaine County.
Both of these free digital apps will be available for download beginning today, and we will update this post with more information and download links as they become available throughout the week for other platforms and devices.
The iFruit Mobile Application
Now available for iOS devices at the App Store, for Android devices via Google Play, for Windows Phone and for PlayStation Vita.
Grand Theft Auto V: The Manual
Now available for iOS devices at the App Store, for Android devices via Google Play, for Windows Phone and as a desktop application on PC and Mac.
With the northern half of the world now officially in the throes of "beach weather" and the wait for GTAV clocking in at just under two months, what better time to experience (or re-experience) some classic Rockstar action while you're sitting poolside with your iOS or Android device. With that in mind, from now until next Tuesday July 30th, you can grab the mobile versions of Vice City, GTAIII, Chinatown Wars for the special price of just $2.99* each and get Max Payne for $1.99*.
Grand Theft Auto Vice City: 10th Anniversary Edition: iOS | Android
Grand Theft Auto III: 10 Year Anniversary Edition: iOS | Android
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars: iPhone/iPod touch | iPad
Max Payne: iOS | Android
* Prices and discounts vary by territory
In honor of the recent release of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for select iOS and Android devices we're giving away 10 Prize Packs of Vice City Anniversary Collection gear and collectibles over at the Rockstar Facebook page.
Each Prize Pack's got 4 tees (both the Blue and Grey Body Fader Tees plus the Pink and Black Vice City Logo Tees) as well as the Head Band, Rubik's Cube, Beach Ball, Money Clip, and Pin Set. You've only got until Monday, January 28th, 2013 to enter. Winners will be chosen at random and announced in early February. Of course for those that don't want to rely on the luck of the draw, you can purchase any and all of the Vice City collection gear at the Rockstar Warehouse now.
It's pretty mind-blowing that games you formerly played via loading up a disc on your cutting-edge gaming console or PC rig just ten years ago can now be downloaded intangibly and played on your cell phone in a matter of minutes. Insane. Although one particular drawback of today's at-your-fingertips-digital-entertainment-on-demand world is that you no longer get the experience of unwrapping the cellophane and packaging and diving in to explore those printed manuals, liner notes - and in the particular case of our games, those quite helpful printed map posters.
As a friendly service for everyone downloading the Vice City Anniversary Edition release for mobile devices and navigating their way around the beaches, mansions, nightclubs, glitz and ghettos of Vice City on iPads or iPhones or Droids - as well as those who've been re-familiarizing themselves with the vast and diverse terrain of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas thanks to last week's PSN release - we're pleased to offer high resolution JPGs you can download and print if you'd like of the exact game map posters that were included in the original releases (high-resolution multifunction printer sold separately of course).
Also, for those who may be looking for maps from Grand Theft Auto III (currently available digitally on iOS, Android and PSN), we've included a link to that below as well. Safe travels, all.
Original Map Downloads (.jpg)
Grand Theft Auto III | Vice City | San Andreas
On top of the thrill of experiencing the sights and sounds of Vice City on your mobile or tablet, the 10th Anniversary Edition of the game - now available for iOS and Android devices - has a wide array of control customization options to ensure your play experience is as smooth as Vercetti's wardrobe. Some of these options were introduced last year in the GTAIII 10th Anniversary mobile release and some are new or enhanced for Vice City. Here's a quick rundown of these options and beneath that you can find a full guide to the control settings that can be accessed and tailored from the Main Menu by tapping on Options > Controls:
Enhanced Free Look Camera Control: You can now touch the center of the screen (anywhere that isn't occupied by a button icon) and drag in any direction to rotate the camera a full 360° around Tommy.
Positionable Chase Camera: You can finely adjust the distance between the Camera and Tommy by pinching in and out from the center of the screen.
Tap to Shoot: With this activated, you can tap anywhere on the right-hand third of the screen (not just on the designated button icon) to fire off a round of your selected weapon.
1st Person Auto Aim: When activated, this option gives you a subtle nudge in the right direction when using scoped weapons such as the sniper rifle or the rocket launcher.
Running Jump: To make Tommy jump, double tap on the 'Run' button icon.
View Controls: During gameplay, various buttons are displayed on-screen, with each triggering an action depending on the situation. Each action has its own icon, and this screen is your legend for those icons (also pictured below). They're all in one place for easy reference.
Adjust On Foot Controls: This lets you fully customize exactly where each of the button icons, and HUD elements such as the mini-map, appear on the screen when you're on foot. Simply touch and drag each item to wherever you want it to be and double tap each item to resize it. They'll appear exactly where you placed them the next time you play and don't worry: nothing is final, so feel free to experiment until you're comfortable.
Adjust Driving Controls: Just like the above, touch and drag to position the button icons that appear while driving, and double tap icons to resize. These don't need to be consistent with your on foot controls, so feel free to mix it up completely if that's what you're comfortable with.
Adjust Flight Controls: This should be self-explanatory by now – all you need to do is touch and drag the button icons that appear while flying and double tap to resize.
Use Analog Steering: When on foot, you control movement by holding anywhere on the left-hand third of the screen that isn't occupied by a button icon. Wherever you thumb will become the center-point of a virtual digital analog stick and you can drag in all directions to move around accordingly. If you'd also like to use this method to control steering while driving (as opposed to the default method that has two button icons for left and right) then set this option to 'On'.
Accelerometer: With this option selected, you can control steering while driving by tilting the actual device left and right (provided of course your device supports this feature).
Left Handed Analog: This instantly flips your current control scheme setup (think of it as creating a mirror image) and is a great quick option for left-handed players.
Invert Look: While aiming down the scope of certain weapons like the sniper rifle and the rocket launcher, this option allows you to invert the y-axis.
Tap to Shoot: Particularly useful in gunplay-focused missions, this option allows you to tap anywhere on the right-hand third of the screen (or the left-hand third of the screen if you have 'Left Handed Analog' set to 'On') to fire, and not just on the appropriate button icon.
1st Person Auto Aim: If you need some extra help with the sniper rifle, rocket launcher or other weapons that offer a 1st person perspective, try this feature. Note that not all weapons support this type of view.
Hopefully this guide will help you get off to the best possible start in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition; feel free to shout in comments or drop us an email directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need additional guidance or have any tips of your own you'd like to share.