Parents' Guide to

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Incredible game -- but incredibly inappropriate for kids.

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 21 parent reviews

age 2+

A great Educational tool

So I was playing this game and was learning so much stuff like how to rob a bank, smoke weed, and pee on cops. I gave to my brother and now he is very successful at life and should be given a good Samaritan award. Even though he is jail. I learned how to divorce :) and now I have thirty-seven children and 70 spouses. One thing to tell your toddler, kids should know swears. (This shouldn't be taken seriously please don't ban me.)

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
2 people found this helpful.
age 13+

old game

i played all old grand theft autos from ages 10-11 and then got gta v the day after my 12th birthday. i'm a female (not that it should make a difference) but playing never caused anything as was exposed to language elsewhere and violence is visible in many cartoons. its an old and outdated game, even in newer gta v you never really see gore etc just red splatters. giving your child access if they want is a good idea, as trust me, if not, they will probably find alternatives.
2 people found this helpful.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (21 ):
Kids say (53 ):

There shouldn't be any doubt by now that any game in the Grand Theft Auto series is a poor choice for young players. That doesn't take away the quality of the game for mature audiences. GRAND THEFT AUTO: SAN ANDREAS is widely considered one of the best games in the series, with a strong story, plot twists, and mature themes. Also, this mobile port of the game is just as solid as the console version.

That said, the pervasive sex, drugs, harsh language, and nonstop violence make it wholly inappropriate for children. However, adults looking for a solid, interactive action-adventure game won't be able to put it down.

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