San Andreas in GTA IV Era

The State of San Andreas was the primary location of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. It also exists in the Grand Theft Auto IV Era, although it is never seen apart from certain TV shows. It is still a state in the GTA IV era, as in the Liberty Tree article on the Eunux controversy states of a female plumber "run out of a town in San Andreas".


There are numerous references to GTA III Era rendition San Andreas in the GTA IV Era. These include characters mentioning locations, TV shows, radio, and many others.

As seen by character dialogues and internet sites, the city names Los Santos (including Vinewood), Red County, San Fierro and Las Venturas are still used, confirming that these locations exist in the GTA IV era.

Like Liberty City, San Andreas will likely undergo a redesign if it is to feature in future games (as GTA IV is generally a reboot of the series, and doesn't have any major connections with previous games; any footage or images from the game depicting III-era San Andreas would've been considered as filler content), either again as a state, or, more unlikely, a single city as it was in GTA 1. Aside from the city names, small town names are also taken and referenced in GTA IV.

References in GTA IV

The logo of Venturas Poker Challenge.

References in The Lost and Damned

References in GTA Chinatown Wars

  • The ingame description of cocaine says how it can make you "party like the guys in Vinewood".