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Does the GTA III story have any connections to San Andreas?


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I'm going on a chronological GTA run to understand all stories much better, starting with GTA Vice City, then Vice City Stories, and now it's time to move to San Andreas, but I'm also going for 100% completion while doing the "chronological run", but I know that completing GTA San Andreas takes a lot of time and i have did it before, would it matter if i just skipped San Andreas and moved to LCS?

 

Please no spoilers, i have not completed LCS and GTA III yet.

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The San Andreas story triggers some events related to major character reactions from LCS and GTA III. Since you don't want spoilers, I suggest you complete San Andreas first, then move one to LCS & finally GTA III. It'll help you to understand the story chronologically.

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The San Andreas story triggers some events related to major character reactions from LCS and GTA III. Since you don't want spoilers, I suggest you complete San Andreas first, then move one to LCS & finally GTA III. It'll help you to understand the story chronologically.

What about GTA Advance?

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The San Andreas story triggers some events related to major character reactions from LCS and GTA III. Since you don't want spoilers, I suggest you complete San Andreas first, then move one to LCS & finally GTA III. It'll help you to understand the story chronologically.

What about GTA Advance?

 

 

I think GTA Advance is mostly non-canon.

There's a bit where they explain why 8-ball hands are "messed up" later in GTA III intro...

BUT some side material from GTA III website (like an article on "liberty tree") directly contradicts GTA Advance.

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The San Andreas story triggers some events related to major character reactions from LCS and GTA III. Since you don't want spoilers, I suggest you complete San Andreas first, then move one to LCS & finally GTA III. It'll help you to understand the story chronologically.

What about GTA Advance?

 

You can skip GTA Advance. It doesn't have much to do with any of the 3D Games. There isn't any significant contribution AFAIK.
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Chronological Order based on the time the game's story was set:

1961 – London, 1961

1969 – London, 1969

1984 – Vice City Stories

1986 – Vice City

1992 – San Andreas

1997 – Grand Theft Auto

1998 – Liberty City Stories

1999 – Grand Theft Auto 2

2001 – Grand Theft Auto III

2008 – Grand Theft Auto IV

2008 – The Lost and Damned

2008 – The Ballad of Gay Tony

2009 – Chinatown Wars

2013 – Grand Theft Auto V

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Chronological Order based on the time the game's story was set:

1961 – London, 1961

1969 – London, 1969

1984 – Vice City Stories

1986 – Vice City

1992 – San Andreas

1997 – Grand Theft Auto

1998 – Liberty City Stories

1999 – Grand Theft Auto 2

2001 – Grand Theft Auto III

2008 – Grand Theft Auto IV

2008 – The Lost and Damned

2008 – The Ballad of Gay Tony

2009 – Chinatown Wars

2013 – Grand Theft Auto V

That's not what i asked for... Also, your list skipped GTA Advance and GTA2 is set in 2013, not 1999.

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Grand Theft Auto 2 is set in an unspecified time but in-game references suggest the game to be set in 1999.

 

GTA Advance is for Game boy, it is a "toy" game, these listed are PC

 

There are few "cross-overs" in the series.

And none of the stories depend on the others.

 

 

Catalina is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as the main antagonist in Grand Theft Auto III (set in 2001) and a main character in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (set in 1992). She is a criminal in Red County in GTA San Andreas and the leader of the Colombian Cartel in GTA III.

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GTA San Andreas is the first time we meet Claude and another pivotal GTA III character chronologically, so if you're keen on their story arc and finding out how they met, it's worth a playthrough. I recommend playing SA and then LCS, before moving on to III. You may struggle with III after those two because the controls are rudimentary but it's nothing you can't get used to.

 

There's nothing that San Andreas expands on though that is left as a mystery deliberately. It isn't like we only get answers to a burning question from playing it, unless you're dying to know what Claude was up to in 1992 or catching a glimpse at other famous faces. The most you'll miss is the occasional cameo written as fan service. I do recommend playing it, though.

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San Andreas for most part is not directly connected to any GTA as far as stories ar concerned. The only thing that really connects SA to the other GTAs of the III-era are certain characters from those games that make cameo appearances in SA itself.

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If you have incredibly good memory of the last time you've played through the game, I recommend skipping it, since it's a long game and it really takes time to complete it 100%.
However, there are some connections as two of mafia families (in both LCS and III) are mentioned and portrayed in SA, and one is shown and mentioned for the first time in the whole series.

TL;DR SA has many connections to LCS, but very little and unimportant connections to III.

Also, you've made a mistake, VCS comes first, and then VC, unless I misunderstood what you played first.

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If you have incredibly good memory of the last time you've played through the game, I recommend skipping it, since it's a long game and it really takes time to complete it 100%.

However, there are some connections as two of mafia families (in both LCS and III) are mentioned and portrayed in SA, and one is shown and mentioned for the first time in the whole series.

 

TL;DR SA has many connections to LCS, but very little and unimportant connections to III.

 

Also, you've made a mistake, VCS comes first, and then VC, unless I misunderstood what you played first.

 

You're right, LCS is the only GTA directly connected to SA in which you would probably have to play SA to fully understand it's story - but that only concerns the Mafia section of SA, which was a very small part of SA's story.

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CJ meets Catalina, who's a friend of Cesar's. CJ meets and races Claude, the protagonist of GTA 3. Catalina leaves CJ for Claude and they shortly leave San Andreas to go on a crime spree all the way to Liberty City, thus starting GTA 3. Later in the story, CJ betrays Salvatore Leone after briefly working for him in Las Venturas, making him lose his stake in Venturas and being forced to go back to Liberty City. This in turn changes Salvatore into a more paranoid and reckless mob boss. It's actually because of this paranoia that causes him to try to kill Claude for he thought that he had an affair with his wife, Maria.

 

While it may not seem like it at first, San Andreas kinda does set the events of GTA 3 and LCS to an extent.

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And ofcourse Carl mentioned to have worked with Joey Leone , who you will do missions for in GTA 3.

 

 

For the most part you just get to know what happened with Claude , Catalina and Salvatore Leone.

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Chronological Order based on the time the game's story was set:

1961 London, 1961

1969 London, 1969

1984 Vice City Stories

1986 Vice City

1992 San Andreas

1997 Grand Theft Auto

1998 Liberty City Stories

1999 Grand Theft Auto 2

2001 Grand Theft Auto III

2008 Grand Theft Auto IV

2008 The Lost and Damned

2008 The Ballad of Gay Tony

2009 Chinatown Wars

2013 Grand Theft Auto V

That's not what i asked for... Also, your list skipped GTA Advance and GTA2 is set in 2013, not 1999.A bit off-topic, but as lil weasel said, GTA 2 takes place in 1999. A radio DJ talks about receiving the new millenium, and the game is anyways supposed to occur three weeks after its release.
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