GTA: San Andreas – PS2 Vs PS4 Side-By-Side Graphics Comparison


Sony has recently announced that they will be bringing games in batches from their best selling console the PS2 over to the PS4. These games will use emulation software to bring back the classic games.

It has already released the first batch of titles for the PS4 which includes 8 titles –

  • Dark Cloud — $14.99
  • Grand Theft Auto III — $14.99
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City — $14.99
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas — $14.99
  • Rogue Galaxy — $14.99
  • The Mark of Kri — $14.99
  • Twisted Metal: Black — $9.99
  • War of the Monsters — $9.99


One of the games on the list is Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas which got some gamers excited as they will be able to play their favourite classic on their newest console.

GTA: SA was a great game that made the GTA series even more enjoyable as it showed what could be done in an open world game. The PS2 at the time could obviously handle this game with ease but on that hardware; the resolution wasn’t as great and not many things could be done compared to now.

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The PS4 is considerably better compared to the PS2 which means the game will be far smoother to run. These classic games will now be able to run at 1080p and will come along with all the features that the current gen console already has including Trophies.

A Youtuber by the name of ‘Cycu1’ has made a comparison video between the PS2 and the PS4 versions showing us what has changed when it got emulated on to the PS4. He showed us the side by side footage and the changes that come along with it.

It’s not a new game so you should not expect new missions or details in the game however it is now more noticeable that it has much better looking textures and an improvement in FPS to make the game run at a more fluid pace.

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The resolution has also been up scaled which makes the gameworld look  much more real as the characters look more like people and not gnomes. You could also see that the textures such as the ground and the player models have been improved albeit marginally.

The player models look much more fluid when they move compared to how it was before as now it’s much smoother and doesn’t look as blocky. The colours have also improved as it looks more immersive.

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However, the price that Sony gave this game is $14.99. We think it’s a tad more expensive than justified. Would you still buy it?

Check out the comparison video below –