Five years ago, Carl Johnson escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas, a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs and corruption. Now, it's the early 90's. Carl's got to go home, but his family has fallen apart and his childhood friends are heading towards disaster. To make matters worse, he's just been framed for homicide. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets.