Five years ago carl Johnson escaped from the preassures of life in Los Santos,San Andreas......a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs and corruption. Where filmstars and millionaires do their best to avoid the dealers and gangsters.Now its the early 90s. carl's got to go home. His mother has been murdered, his family has fallen apart and his childhood friends are all heading towards disaster.On his return to the neighbourhood, a couple of corrupt cops frame him for homicide. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of sanan Andreas, to save his family and take control of the streets.