Celebrate San Andreas‘ anniversary with throwback missions in GTA Online, discounted mobile versions of the GTA III trilogy, and a high-def Xbox 360 port.
Where were you on this day in 2004? Since you’re reading a gaming site, there’s a good chance you were playing the long-awaited Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which launched on the PS2 exactly one decade ago. To celebrate the landmark game’s 10th anniversary, Rockstar Games has highlighted user-created “throwback jobs” inspired by the last-last-gen classic. From BMX racing to reliving Grove Street’s glory days, the Rockstar Newswire has 10 ways to do the time warp in Grand Theft Auto Online today.
If you’d prefer to forgo the online experience for a single-player adventure, you can really throw it back with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas in HD on the Xbox 360, which is available for download today. Replacing the Xbox Originals version, the updated San Andreas features 720p resolution and a slew of achievements. If that’s not enough nostalgia for you, Rockstar is also offering the mobile versions of the Grand Theft Auto III trilogy at a discount on iOS, Android, and Amazon.
San Andreas originally launched on the PS2, but eventually made its way to the Xbox, PC, and Mac before going mobile. It wrapped up that generation’s trilogy of Grand Theft Auto titles after being preceded by GTA III and Vice City. It was extremely critically acclaimed and remains one of the highest-rated games of all time. Whether you miss CJ or you missed out on his story the first time around, Rockstar is offering plenty of ways to return to San Andreas this weekend–just try not to spill any hot coffee while you’re playing.