Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is out, riddled with issues and terrible reviews

December 19, 2013
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We’re all big fans of the Grand Theft Auto franchise, and as Android enthusiasts we’re always happy to see a title make its way to the Play Store. This time around, it’s Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, one we’re fondly remembering and anticipating. For $6.99, we would hope to get an amazing experience.


That didn’t happen. The game currently has a rating of 2.1, which is thanks to almost 1,000 one-star reviews. Why all the hate for GTA? It seems that Rockstar didn’t have their act together, and the game has been giving users a ton of issues on day one. From force stops to not recognizing you actually purchased the game, GTA:SA is a wreck.

There are no answers from Rockstar about the issues, either. For some, it crashes on their Nexus 5, but that could be an ART runtime issue. Some are reporting that it doesn’t recognize that they have a legitimate paid version of the game, and won’t download the extra files needed. Others say it force-stops for no apparent reason. There doesn’t seem to be rhyme or reason, either, and no particular issue affecting a massive number of users.

The issues go on and on, leading us to caution you away from this game for now. With a 15-minute refund window, many are left waiting — and wanting. If Rockstar can get this solved quickly, we’ll happily call it a glitch. Until we see some of the five-star reviews we know this game should be getting as a fully working app, it’s something to stay away from.


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  • Mr. B. I. G Johnson

    What a shame

  • anon

    Give Rockstar some slack, this is the most ridiculously insane and awesome game on smartphones at 32km^2 with over 150 missions of course there’s going to be a few issues, but Rockstar always get them fixed ASAP.

    • anon

      It’s also out 2 years before it should be, 2015 is the 10-year anniversary.

      • jozilife

        San Andreas came out in 2004 genius.

      • Lupin the III


        If he is referring to the PC version, it came out in 2005.

  • Fuckrockstar

    ummm it wont even fuckn start on my galaxy s 2 now u cheap fuckers eighter fix it or give me a fuckin refund or yall have a case on yall hands yall got me all types of fucked up it wont even motherfucken start on my phone sons of bitches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • blah blah

      language come on rockstar is a good company but it is a big game it isn’t going to be perfect strait away anyway why don’t get it on ps2 or ps3