Five years previous to Carl Johnson deserter from the forces of life in Los Santos, San Andreas... a city rubbing itself independently with gang trouble, drugs and bribery. Where film stars and millionaires execute their best to evade the commercial and gang bangers. Now, it's the early 90s. Carl's acquired to go house. His mother has been murdered, his relations have fallen apart and his babyhood friends are all heading towards adversity. On his return to the neighborhood, a pair of corrupt cops frames him for killing. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him crossways the complete state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets.