Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas brought the series to new heights, giving players an entire state to wreak havoc across. While previous entries in the series were a lot of fun to play, San Andreas’ customization options, RPG-like elements, and massive playground showed just what Rockstar was capable of when allowed to really let loose. What really made San Andreas shine, outside of the great radio stations, weapons, vehicles, and setting, was the story of CJ, the franchise’s first truly full-realized character. CJ wasn’t a caricature, and neither was the world he lived in. San Andreas set the tone for future entries, and can still be considered one of the finest GTA games ever developed.