Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas launched in the Google Play Store, but comes with “download failed” error [UPDATE]

December 19, 2013
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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas game is finally available for download from the Google Play Store, as previously announced, but the launch isn’t a flaw-free one.

Almost 10 years after launching on PS2, the game is ready for a second life on mobile devices. Rockstar Games sells GTA: SA for $6.99, although fans will surely appreciate the fact that they can now play it on smartphones and tablets – assuming they can download it that is.

The game will offer you over 70 hours of gameplay and improved graphics. Here are the main features of GTA: SA:

  • Remastered, high-resolution graphics built specifically for mobile including lighting enhancements, an enriched color palette and improved character models.
  • Cloud save support for playing across all your mobile devices for Rockstar Social Club Members.
  • Dual analog stick controls for full camera and movement control.
  • Three different control schemes and customizable controls with contextual options to display buttons only when you need them.
  • Compatible with the MoGa Wireless Game Controllers and select Bluetooth and USB gamepads.
  • Integrated with Immersion tactile effects.
  • Tailor your visual experience with adjustable graphic settings.

Unfortunately, the game will require quite a lot of storage space, at 2.4GB, so make sure you have enough memory for it. In case you were wondering, this GTA mobile version requires Android 2.3 or later on your device in order to work.

At the time the article was written, the game had a 2.7-star out of almost 550 reviews, with many users awarding it just one star because they were not able to install it on their devices, despite purchasing the title. Hopefully the errors will be corrected, and affected fans will be able to soon install it.

Have you been able to play the game on your mobile device?

Update
It appears Rockstar is rolling out an update to fix the Download Failed error from earlier. If you have the game, give your Play Store a check to see if the update is ready for you. If not, it should be safe to download it now. Our app guy has confirmed the update does fix the bug. Let us know if it works!

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