It seems that the popularity of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for iOS and Android has forced Rockstar games to make a move and launch it on the Windows Phone 8 store. Though the game has been released for only some select devices powered by the Windows Phone operating system, this is definitely a big move for the Windows Phone users and if your device is on the official compatibility list, it is the time to celebrate! Currently, the game is available for Nokia Lumia 810, 820, 822, 1320 and 1520 as well as HTC 8XT.
With an initial installer size of 19 MB, this game would require an extra space of 2.5 GB that will be downloaded separately to run in your phone. It is advisable that the game be downloaded via a Wi-Fi connection so that the huge size of the download does not affect your monthly data plan.
The creator of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Rockstar Games, confirms that the game follows all the quality standards, proper resolution and graphics, which PC gamers have loved. Lighting enhancements really boost the visual quality of the game. The game also boasts of revamped color palettes and various improved models of characters, which were not there in the previous versions of the game. However, if you wish to save your phone battery life while playing the game, the developers of the game have provided a feature where you can tweak the graphics to a lower resolution since the graphic settings are adjustable. Other features of the game include dual analog stick controls for camera and movement control.
This is a paid app and is available for $6.99. It might be possible for the users to avail this app for a discount in the future. Recently, we had seen that other popular games such as Asphalt 8: Airborne, and various games from Disney had been made free for the Windows Phone 8 users. Currently, the game has only been listed on the US Windows Phone Store. However, it is likely that in near future, the game would reach users of other countries as well.
If you are a fan of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, we would advise that you download the game right away and relive the memories of playing it on the PlayStation 2, where it was originally launched in the year 2004.
Source: Windows Phone 8 Store