How to download GTA San Andreas

Of all the video games you’ve played, the ones that excite you the most are the ones from the Grand Theft Auto ( GTA ) series. You’ve played all the most recent ones and would also like to try the much discussed and GTA San Andreas , dating back a few years but still loved by so many people around the world.

The problem, however, is that you have no idea how to proceed in this regard and, for this reason, you are looking for precise indications on how to download GTA San Andreas . This is how things are, am I right? Then you will be happy to know that, in today’s guide, I will show you in detail how to proceed to download and install this fantastic title both on PC, consoles and even smartphones and tablets.

All you have to do is read carefully the procedures that you will find in the next chapters, so that you have all the information you need to start playing GTA San Andreas! So sit down, nice comfy and just dedicate a few minutes of your free time to me. I just have to wish you a good read and, above all, a good time!


  • How to download GTA San Andreas for free
  • How to download GTA San Andreas on PC
    • Rockstar Games Launcher
    • Steam
  • How to download GTA San Andreas on console
  • How to download GTA San Andreas on smartphones and tablets

How to download GTA San Andreas for free

GTA San Andreas is a famous chapter in the GTA series, made by Rockstar Games. Although it originally came out in 2004, it still turns out to be one of the most sought after and loved titles by fans of the saga, and beyond. It is available for the most popular consoles ( PlayStation and Xbox ), for Windows PCs and for smartphones and tablets (both Android and iOS / iPadOS ).

As you surely already know, GTA San Andreas is a paid game: this means that to be able to download it and play it on one of the platforms I mentioned in the previous lines, you must first purchase it. Its cost varies according to the platform on which you want to install it.

  • PC (Rockstar Games Launcher)– 14.99 euros.
  • PC (Steam)– 9.99 euros.
  • PlayStation 3/4– 14.99 euros.
  • Xbox 360 / Xbox One– 14.99 euros.
  • Android– 7.99 euros.
  • iOS / iPadOS– 7.99 euros.

On some occasions, however, you may be able to get a discounted or even free copy of GTA San Andreas, thanks to temporary promotions. For example, Rockstar Games gave a copy of GTA San Andreas to everyone who downloaded the new Rockstar Games Launcher , the video game management platform of this development house.

My advice is also to keep an eye on the Epic Games platform on PC, which offered GTA V (the most recent installment of the GTA series) for free for a limited time. This could perhaps also happen for other titles of the GTA saga, so I invite you to consult this store from time to time, which periodically offers games for free.

How to download GTA San Andreas on PC

If you want to download GTA San Andreas on PC , you can proceed via the Rockstar Games Launcher client or via Steam . To find out more, all you have to do is keep reading the chapters that will follow.

Rockstar Games Launcher

To download GTA San Andreas from the Rockstar Games Launcher , you must first create a free Social Club account . To do this, you can act directly from the launcher but, for convenience, you can perform this procedure directly from the official website . You can find all the information about it in this guide of mine .

When you have created a Social Club account, you can download the Rockstar Games Launcher . Therefore, reach the appropriate section of the Rockstar Games website via this link and press the Download button for Windows that you find in the center of the page, to download the client installation file.

After downloading the .exe file , double-click on it and press the Yes button in the screen that is shown to you. Next, choose the language ( Italian ) and press the Continue button four consecutive times, in order to complete the client installation.

Now, start the Rockstar Games Launcher , via its icon on the desktop or in the Start menu , and press the Yes button , in the on-screen warning. Wait for the download of the necessary files to complete, to then reach the login screen, where you will have to enter the data of your Social Club account.

Once logged in, you can purchase and download GTA San Andreas. Then reach the Shop section , which you find at the top, press on the item All titles and select the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas option .

Once this is done, press the Buy button , enter your billing information and select one of the payment methods in your possession, among those listed ( credit card , PayPal or PaySafe Card ). Finally, put a check mark on the box below and press the Confirm purchase button .

Well: now that you have purchased GTA San Andreas, go to the Games tab at the top and click on the entry for the game you have just purchased, in the side menu (in the My Collection section ). Then press the Install button and confirm the destination path via the Install button , to start the automatic download and installation of GTA San Andreas.


Want to buy GTA San Andreas on Steam , Valve’s popular digital game distribution platform? In this case, the procedure is as simple as the one I showed you in the previous chapter on the Rockstar Games Launcher. First, however, you need to create a free account on Steam via the official website of this store. If you encounter any difficulties, you can consult my guide dedicated to the subject.

Once you’ve created your free Steam account, it’s time to download the client to your PC. To do this, go to the official Steam website and press the Install Steam button , in order to download the program’s .exe file . Then double-click on it, and press Yes , in the on-screen warning.

Now, in the installation screen, press the Next button , choose Italian as the interface language and click first on Next and then on Install , to install the client. Once this is done, start Steam via its icon on the desktop or in the Start menu and log in with the previously created account, by pressing the Login to an existing account button .

After logging into the Steam client, go to the Store tab at the top and use the search bar (always at the top) to type in the terms “grand theft auto san andreas” , in order to reach the video game tab. In case you want to make the purchase directly from the web platform, you can also click on this link : the procedure to follow is the same.

After selecting the corresponding search result, scroll down the screen and press the Add to Cart button , and then click Purchase for me . Then choose one of the supported payment methods ( credit card , PayPal , PaySafe Card or Skrill ) and press the Continue button to finalize the purchase.

After the purchase is completed, if you are not offered the installation screen, click on the Library tab , at the top, locate GTA San Andreas from the sidebar and press the Install button . Then confirm the installation path and click Next , to start downloading the necessary files.

How to download GTA San Andreas on console

GTA San Andreas is a game that was originally released on PlayStation 2 and Xbox , and then landed in later versions of these game consoles, such as PlayStation 3 , PlayStation 4 , Xbox 360 and Xbox One .

If you want to download GTA San Andreas on PlayStation 4 , what you need to do is purchase a digital copy of the title from PlayStation Store . You can proceed from the Web by logging in with your PSN account, which I told you about in this guide , or from the store on the console.

In the latter case, after launching the appropriate application from the PS4 home screen, click on the Games tab and use the search box in the All Games section to search for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas . At this point, add the product to the cart and enter (or select) the payment method to complete the operation. If you want to know more about how to download games on PS4, I suggest you read my guide dedicated to the subject.

Also on Xbox One you can proceed in a similar way to what I showed you in the previous lines for PlayStation 4. If you have an Xbox Live account , you can buy GTA San Andreas from the Microsoft Store from the official website or through the store application integrated on the console.

In the latter case, after starting the Microsoft Store , press on the Store tab and then on Search games . Use the appropriate box to search for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and press the Buy button to add your preferred payment method and complete the transaction. For more details on how to download a game on Xbox, you can consult this tutorial of mine .

How to download GTA San Andreas on smartphones and tablets

Do you want to download GTA San Andreas on your Android smartphone or tablet or on iPhone and iPad ? In this case, know that you can play this video game from the GTA series also on your mobile devices, by purchasing a copy directly from the reference virtual store of the operating system installed on the device.

If you have an Android smartphone or tablet , you must first create a Google account and associate it with the device. In this case, you can also perform this operation directly from the Play Store, through the appropriate screen that is shown to you at startup.

If, in general, you do not know how to carry out the association procedure, I recommend that you consult my guide dedicated to the subject, in which I also explained how to add a valid payment method for purchases.

At this point, launch the Play Store and use the search bar at the top to search for the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas . After tapping on the corresponding search result, presses the button indicating the price , select the payment method from the box located at the bottom and confirm using the Buy button with a touch .

If you do not find the game, you can tap on this link from your device, to instantly locate it in the Play Store. Once the transaction is complete, if the download does not start, press the Install button , in the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas tab on the Play Store, and wait for all the files necessary to complete the installation of the app to be downloaded.

If you have an iPhone or an iPad , the procedure is almost similar to the one I indicated in the previous lines relating to Android. Therefore, make sure that you have associated an Apple ID with your Apple device.

After that, add a valid payment method to your Apple ID. You can do this directly from the iOS / iPadOS App Store. If you don’t know how to do it, I suggest you consult this guide of mine , in which I also explained how to make purchases without a credit card.

Finally, open the App Store and search for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas via the Search tab at the bottom. You can also quickly reach the video game card directly via this link from your Apple device.

At this point, press the button indicating the price and, in the box that is shown to you, press the Buy button . Then confirm the download by pressing the side button twice and letting yourself be framed by the Face ID (if you have an iPhone with notch or an iPad Pro), with the Touch ID or with the Apple ID password .

In case the automatic app download does not start, go back to the video game tab and tap the Get button and then click Install .


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