Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas—The Definitive Edition

Rockstar Games
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Windows PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series
Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Content, Strong Language, Use of Drugs
No Interactive Elements
Rating Summary
This is an action-adventure game in which players assume the role of a former gang member (Carl “C.J.” Johnson) drawn back into a life of crime after returning home. From a third-person perspective, players explore open-world environments while engaging in criminal activities (e.g., assassinations, drive-by shootings, drug trafficking) for gang members and corrupt cops. Players use machine guns, pistols, rifles, shotguns, and melee weapons (e.g., knives, bats, chainsaws) to kill various rivals and gang members. Battles can be frenetic, highlighted by realistic gunfire, explosions, and blood-splatter effects. Blood can also be seen pooling underneath bodies after injury/death, and some weapon attacks result in decapitation. Players have the ability to run over/attack civilians, though such action results in police pursuit, as players' wanted level increases. The game contains some sexual material: a strip club depicting private lap dances; picking up prostitutes and driving them to secluded locations for sexual activity (e.g., players' vehicle is depicted rocking from side to side); a woman performing fellatio on a character in the background (the brief act is partially obscured, with no nudity). A handful of cutscenes depict characters smoking from bongs or marijuana cigarettes; one sequence depicts a crack house/den with several occupants that appear to be high. The words “f**k,” n**ger,” and “c*nt” appear in the dialogue.

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