Gaming flashback – Grand Theft Auto
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004)
If Vice City took the excesses of the 80s as its inspiration, San Andreas turned to the following decade, drawing inspiration from sources as diverse as Boyz n the Hood and Terminator 2. San Andreas put you in control of control CJ, a home-comer from Liberty City trying to investigate the events leading up to his mother’s murder. This was the first title in the series in which falling into water would not inexplicably halt your shenanigans – and you could range far and wide across countryside, deserts and not one but three cities. The infamous ‘Hot Coffee’ mod unlocked disabled interactive sex scenes, which caused quite a kerfuffle in more than a few content rating boardrooms.