Grand Theft Auto San Andreas – The Definitive Edition (6)

Are you finding that the new GTA Trilogy remasters are just too dark? Us too. This is affecting GTA: San Andreas on Xbox Game Pass, and reportedly is a problem in GTA 3 and GTA: Vice City as well.

Fortunately, there is a way to fix the issue, but it's only a temporary workaround for now.

Here's what you need to do:

  • Hit the pause button while in-game (Menu)
  • Scroll over with RB to the 'Graphics' section
  • Go down to 'Contrast'
  • Move this all the way to the LEFT

In addition to this, you can also play around with the 'Brightness' slider, but this doesn't seem to have much effect overall, so even pushing it from right to left (or vice versa) probably won't make a major difference for you. That said, we've found that keeping it all the way to the right is arguably the best solution for now.

Of course, we're hoping Rockstar and Grove Street Games will be able to implement a permanent fix for the brightness issues in the near future, which seem to be caused by problems with HDR. The result is that certain scenes are particularly dark, and it can be difficult to even see characters' faces properly.

Here's a look at the difference between the default contrast and the workaround above:

Have you been running into this issue? Let us know down in the comments section below.