Yeah that's why I don't have San Andreas yet, trying to decide if I should hunt down the infamous Hot Coffee, or go with the extras on the LE. I think I want the latter. Is there a difference in (GameStop) price?
Either version is a rare find, Get both!
The initial 2004 release was officially pulled. Unofficially since the Coffee Mod is forgotten, it sometimes is a trade in. I can only find the Greatest Hits SKU at the Gamestop site, a luck of the draw which version is on the shelf. Note that the Second Edition with the Hot Coffee removed is also a 2004 release.http://www.gamestop.com/ps2/games/grand-theft-auto-san-andreas-greatest-hits/41209$19.99 New vs $17.99 Used
Greatest Hits actually has less features in this game! Most will opt for the sealed Greatest Hits version or the combo three pack. Sometimes San Andreas is sold separate used from the three pack. But the 2004 initial release is the one to get! Be careful even if the case says 2004, the disc may not be matched when pulled from the Gamestop drawer. Look for the white lettering on the disc itself, should not have a "SECOND EDITION
" stamped under the "M" rating logo.
As for the Special Edition, also worth getting. The Special Edition includes a bonus DVD that has a Sunday Driver Documentary produced by Rockstar. Great footage of the lowriding culture including how the cars are built. There is also a game footage movie intro on the DVD that can be watched on a regular DVD player.
Original release in the pic. 2004 in white letters on the disc.
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However the Cold Coffee disc also has 2004 on it. Look for the "SECOND EDITION
" text under the "M" logo. The "2004" text is positioned to the right a little.
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The First Edition does not have the "SECOND EDITION" text under the "M" rating logo.