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Los Desperados
Carl Johnson, Cesar Vialpando, Sunny, Gal and Hazer, preparing to face the Los Santos Vagos in an alleyway in El Corona
Game: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
For: Cesar Vialpando
Location: Sweet's House, Grove Street, Ganton
Target: El Corona
Conditions of mission failure:
Cesar dies
Gal dies
Hazer dies
Sunny dies
Unlocks: End of the Line
Unlocked by: Riot
"It's time to get my old gang back together and push out those yay slanging punks!"
Cesar Vialpando

Los Desperados is the penultimate mission in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, given to protagonist Carl Johnson by Cesar Vialpando from Carl's brother's home in Grove Street, Ganton, Los Santos.


CJ drops by Sweet's house in Grove Street and starts to talk about the hood and the rioting going on. After a short argument, Cesar arrives and says that his hood is screwed up and he needs to get his gang back together. CJ agrees and they recruit two Grove Street gang members for help while meeting up with three Aztecas veterans, Sunny, Hazer and Gal in Unity Station.

Upon arriving there, they all start to attack the waves of Vagos gang members protecting El Corona. After clearing out the houses by the railway, they head deeper into the area through an alleyway. The Vagos manage to injure Hazer shortly before being completely cleared out. The crew head to the serious part of the district and the last wave of Vagos have gang members carrying flamethrowers and rocket launchers. CJ and the rest of the team manage to survive the gunfight, with the Aztecas taking over El Corona. Cesar and his fellow homies decide to get Hazer to a hospital and thank CJ for helping out.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Recruit a couple of Grove Street Families gang members
  • Go and meet up with the veteranos at Unity Station
  • Help Cesar and the OG's clear out the neighborhood
  • Head to the alleyway
  • Stay close to Cesar and clear out the alleyway
  • Defend Cesar
  • Finish off the last Vagos


  • Take over as much territory as possible before starting this mission, as recruiting gang members becomes difficult due to the ongoing riots. Make sure Carl has access to a four-door vehicle, as many vehicles encountered on the streets will catch fire very quickly.
  • Heavy weaponry is recommended for this mission, such as a minigun, which can be obtained from Mike Toreno's Ranch.
  • Cesar and his allies are immune to damage from bullets once they reach Unity Station, so the player can focus on killing the Vagos members without worrying about Cesar being killed. Despite the game instructing the player to remain close to Cesar, the mission will not fail if he is left behind during the gunfight.


The reward for completing this mission is an increase in respect and the final storyline mission End of the Line is unlocked. However, it can't be triggered until 20 gang territories (35% of the territories in Los Santos) have been taken over by the Grove Street Families.


Opening Cutscene



Sweet Johnson(on phone) Yeah, so get the place locked down. No one's gonna ruin the hood. You hear me? No one! Alright, See you.
The call was cut while Sweet was speaking.
Carl Johnson Whattup?
Sweet We almost got the hood under control, man. CJ, this is some serious shit, man.
Carl Hey, man, I know, man. I went through a lot of shit for this family since you been gone, so I know...
Sweet What? For yourself. Not for the family. Don't get shit confused, nigga.
Carl Man, you gonna give me a break?
Sweet When you stop acting like you the man. You keep yapping about what you done did, let me tell you what I done did. When Kendl needed shoes. I went out and got the money. When moms needed operation, I robbed people for the bread. While you were of Liberty City thinking of your own shit. For five years, come on man. Now you do some thing, you want a parade?
Carl Nigga' Please. That ain't fair man.
Cesar enters the house
Cesar Vialpando Carl, man, I need your help.
Carl Johnson Man, I am kinda' busy right now. Family shit.
Cesar I helped you guys hombre. It's time you helped me and my homies. My hood's screwed up too. We got this shitty neighborhood on lockdown now.
Carl Johnson Alright, what you need?
Cesar It's time to get my old gang back together, push out those yay slanging punks, eh.
Carl I know, but I got a lot going on here in my own hood man. And I made my brother a promise.
Sweet All your brother wants you to do is to payback your debts, CJ.
Carl Alright, I hear you. I got your back - c'mon let's roll.
Carl and Cesar go out of Sweet's house.
Carl So, what's the plan?
Cesar We're going to meet up with three of my veterano's over at Unity Station.
Carl Three, is that all? A'ight I am a get a couple of family boys to come through too.

Ending cutscene



Cesar Vialpando Alright, that's the last of 'em.
Carl Johnson How is Hazer?
Cesar We need to get him to a hospital.
Carl Hey, I'll take him.
Cesar CJ, you have done more than enough. You should get back to Grove.
Carl Alright ese, I will see you after all this is settled down.
Cesar Thank you, CJ and good luck, my friend.


Video Walkthrough

GTA San Andreas - Walkthrough - Mission 99 - Los Desperados (HD)08:55

GTA San Andreas - Walkthrough - Mission 99 - Los Desperados (HD)

See also

Mission Walkthrough


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