A horror project set in GTA: San Andreas is inspired by I’m On Observation Duty, another game of the same genre.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is one of the most significant titles in the saga of the same name, owned by Rockstar Games. Despite the game was released in 2004for many years it positioned itself as one of the benchmarks of open world action and adventure, along with its predecessor, GTA: Vice City and successor GTA 3. These are the trilogy of games with the greatest impact in the industry.
Thus, many will remember the events of Carl Johnson “CJ”, who returns to Los Santos after his five-year absence in Liberty City after learning of his mother’s murder. Between gangs, the crack epidemic and the 1992 Los Angeles riots, the player can live the immersive experience of a retro time in the slums of big cities.
And, leaving aside one of the most frustrating missions in the entire GTA series that, by not following it to the letter, the 2004 installment admonished its players for “not following the damn train”, we cannot deny that this is not It influenced in no way so that more and more players had it on their consoles. On the contrary, he turned one of the most valuable anecdotes among sandbox players.
Hence, its popularity spread throughout the world, obtaining at the time a score of 95 out of 100 on Metacritic for PlayStation 2 and became the best-selling game for that console and the second with the most total sales in the saga. And, although it seems that the years have not passed, almost two decades after its launch, the action game has left a mark among its community of fans that we can only see to this day.
A new horror game based on GTA: San Andreas
Given the time that has passed between the release of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and today, it seems that there is nothing that hasn’t been discovered and discussed about the open world… except for use it as a template to create other games.
If you are a fan of horror and action at the same time, get ready, because recently a game designed for fans of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has been releasedonly instead of the classic crude and violent narrative, a chilling setting has been added.
Of course, Rockstar’s environments aren’t exactly known for being spooky, however, there are some spooky events in Grand Theft Auto games, like the ghost girl that appears in GTA Online. But beyond a few details, the Rockstar series isn’t known as a horror series, although that’s no deterrent to adding a bit of fear to the adventure. Y someone has made these titles have a gloomy touch.
We are talking about the publication of a project made by a fan on Itch.io. Developed by user Piotr Rycabel, “Grover Street 404” features a fairly fresh format from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. In it we can see various places in the open world, however, the mission of the players is to take care of a series of live broadcasts to capture any strange event that occurs. The most interesting thing is that these situations happen randomly and, despite the fact that the idea does not seem entirely convincing, there are some images that show very disturbing things.
Probably some who see this new title remember the indie horror game I’m On Observation Duty, which has a lot in common with this project, starting with the surveillance of the players and the encounter with grisly details. For his part, Rycabel has confirmed that “Grove Street 404” is inspired by this title, so Observation Duty fans will have a lot of fun with the game. Also, to the surprise of many, it is completely free and you can find it on Itch.io.
Finally, now that we are in important dates for Rockstar Games, since marks the 25th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto -being its first installment in November 1997-, there will be many events and rewards for fans. You will be interested in more than one, since Rockstar has taken the celebration of one of the most popular and successful sagas in the history of video games very seriously.