App of the Week: Framed for murder, you’re on the run in ‘Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’ for Windows Phone

In “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas,” things aren’t exactly going well for Carl Johnson. His mother’s been murdered in cold blood. His family has fallen apart. His childhood friends are all headed for a bad end. Gangs, drugs and political corruption have all but destroyed his home town of Los Santos, San Andreas.

Oh, and he just got framed for murder by the cops. Not a good day. And guess what? YOU get to play Carl in the game. Yeah, have fun with that. Get ready for gritty, hard-driving thrills that will take you across the state and through its other big cities with realistic-sounding names (San Fierro and Las Venturas), in re-mastered, high-resolution graphics and with more than 70 hours of gameplay. Enjoy full camera and movement control, plus cloud-save support for seamless play across all your devices.


This game requires an additional 2.5GB download, so it’s probably best to use Wi-Fi and be plugged into a power source until the download is complete. Because it’s such a high-memory experience, the following devices are the only ones that support the game (for now): the Nokia Lumia: 1520, 1320, 822, 820, 810; and HTC: 8XT.

Install “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” for $6.99 from the Windows Phone Store.

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Jeff Meisner
Microsoft News Center Staff