GTA fans are in for a treat today, Rockstar has now released the classic Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for iOS, after saying it would do so last month. This marks the first mobile platform the game is available on, and Rockstar says it will land on Android and Windows Phone next week.
Originally released in 2004 for Sony's PlayStation 2, the iOS version of the game is not a simple port, Rockstar has visually enhanced the open-world 90's crime game along with a number of other improvements. Expect to see updated car and character models along with a greater draw distance as well much more detailed shadows and lighting.
Additionally, the gameplay has also been tweaked to accommodate the mobile environment. You'll find two different control schemes for driving and on-foot as well as more frequent checkpoints.
"Rockstar Games brings its biggest release to mobile yet with a vast open-world covering the state of San Andreas and its three major cities – Los Santos, San Fierro and Las Venturas – with enhanced visual fidelity and over 70 hours of gameplay."
San Andreas now joins other GTA titles that have already made it to mobile like Chinatown Wars, Grand Theft Auto 3 and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is available now for $7 on the App Store. It is compatible with iPhone 4s and newer, iPad 2 and newer, and the 5th generation iPod touch. It also supports iOS 7 MFI game controllers.