Updated: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is one of the biggest and best selling games of all time, and it’s available on the App Store with full controller support.

This particular game is probably one of the most important releases the App Store has ever had, and it launched with controller support.

GTA is playable with both the Logitech and the MOGA, and takes full advantage of both. Using the standard layout of the Logitech, movement is controlled with the directional pad, actions with the face buttons, driving with the shoulder buttons, and various supplemental controls with onscreen buttons. The extended layout of the MOGA includes all of those functions, changes movement from the directional pad to the joystick, allows camera control with the right joystick, and maps many supplemental buttons to the directional pad and extra shoulder buttons.

Standard and extended controllers are both significantly better than touch control (which is actually quite playable), but GTA really is a game that takes advantage of every button you throw at it. In this instance, playing San Andreas with the extended controller is the best way to play.

In fact, there is a good chance that playing San Andreas with an iPhone in the extended controller is the best portable GTA experience there has ever been.