GTA: San Andreas has never felt so real after a series of parodying videos got it relocated from Los Santos, a city "tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs and corruption" to the remote Russian city of Kursk.
Two of the three Russian-made game parodies revamp missions from the original game, including Carl Johnson's aka CJ's return to "Kursk City" where he gets in a fight, and the fourth mission, during which he was supposed to steal a go-kart.
The sound in the videos, created by Kursk-based "Puzzle" studio, has been taken directly from "GTA: San Andreas", while the subtitles onscreen mimic the machine-translated subtitles, featured on the pirated copies of the game.
The series revolve around Carl Johnson, who, having escaped from the pressures of life in San Andreas, is got to go home.
"His mother has been murdered, his family has fallen apart and his childhood friends are all heading towards disaster. On his return to the neighborhood, a couple of corrupt cops frame him 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," the game's description on Rockstar Games, the publisher's website, explains.
In its previously-released video, Puzzle studio has made its first attempt of parodying the gameplay of GTA, its actors mimicking the movements of characters while fighting, stealing cars, and running in front of a wall.