Can you believe it? GRAND THEFT AUTO: SAN ANDREAS TURNED 10 YEARS OLD TODAY.
As one of the three main GTA games released during the sixth generation of console gaming, this game literally helped Rockstar Games signature sandbox open-world game evolve, and was heavily influenced by early 90's lifestyle, popculture, and music.
Set in the fictional state of San Andreas, the story centers around Carl "CJ" Johnson - an African-American gang member from Los Santos who returns home following the murder of his mother. Reuniting with his family and friends, CJ finds he has to take matters into his own hands to clean things up and remake his destiny to escape all the dirt and corrupt elements hounding everything around his life. As such, the player guide the character through numerous story-based missions and objectives, and eventually explores the vast state of San Andreas, which is divided into three main parts - Los Santos, San Fierro, and Las Venturas.
Someone even made this tribute trailer just in time for the anniversary... Which is just COOL.
Released originally for the Playstation 2, GTA San Andreas eventually got ported to other consoles and PC, and is also getting an HD re-release now just in time for its 10th Anniversary for current generation consoles.
Truly, this game is a classic that definitely is worth revisiting for those who enjoy mission based games and sandbox anything goes gameplay.