Monday, November 7, 2011


This was a trending topic on Twitter a few days ago. Since I was going to do a post about GTA (well, San Andreas), I figured I'd go in a little bit deeper with a blog post.

1 The Feel of the Game
For those of you who have played any of the GTA games, you enjoy the sandbox-like atmosphere. The characters, as well as the cities, make the game that much more enjoyable. The fictional state of San Andreas is HUGE so there was always something to do there. You could start a turf war, play a few games at a casino, fly (via plane or jetpack)... or maybe get some Hot Coffee.

The trailer for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

2 The Soundtrack
GTA: SA was set around 1992, so you already know the soundtrack was jammin and full of great memories. The radio stations had everything from the Guns n Roses "riot" anthem "Welcome to the Jungle" to CJ bouncin in the club to "Hollywood Swingin'" and Bobby Brown's "Don't Be Cruel." It played the classic America track "A Horse With No Name" and old-school hip-hop joints like "It Takes Two" and "Warm It Up, Kane." The game also features hilarious DJs (Michael Bivins from BBD and New Edition as well as George Clinton were the voices of two DJs in the game.) and radio talk shows!

3 Tenpenny, Ryder and OG Loc
LOL these characters are CLASSIC! They entertain me every time they're on screen. Officer Tenpenny is voiced by Samuel L. Jackson, so that's already a win. Ryder looks like the San Andreas version of Eazy E. And OG Loc? Well, he has to be seen to be believed.

A hilarious video of the first mission with Ryder, busta.

4 The Impossible Air Raid Zero Mission
I hated Zero because the "Air Raid" mission was ridiculously tough. GTA fans probably forgot who Zero is because they skipped his missions. Rather than talk about him and his rivalry with Berkley further, I'll just post a video of OG Loc doing his thing.

OG Loc, doing his thing. It's Loc, baby!
5 The Stunts

Just a tiny sample of stunts you can pull off in the game.

6 When I realized that CJ looked like the mastermind behind HNL Beats.

Oh yeah.