Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was my favorite of the series, by far, and that's no slight to Vice City, which I treasure. Still, there was something about C.J.'s adventures that made me feel like I'd lived the greatest summer ever.

So it is with a lot of personal affection for the game that I recommend watching this impressive side-by-side staging of the Grand Theft Auto V trailer with a virtuoso representation of its shots in San Andreas. This was created by YouTube user CreativityZone. Seen in this way, it really does feel like Rockstar is making its next game true to its roots.


I got nowhere near completing IV. I 100 percented San Andreas. I don't know if I will do the same in Grand Theft Auto V, but I will take a long, long look around when I am there.

[h/t Roy.]

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