The GTA Series made by Rockstar is one of the best open-world RPG franchises ever created. Amongst them, GTA San Andreas is probably the most iconic title, the best out of the three HD games. However, ever since Rockstar release GTA Trilogy Remastered, they have removed the original version from all storefronts, making it impossible to purchase.

In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase how to download the original GTA San Andreas in 2022.

1. Buy the GTA Trilogy Remastered

After the launch debacle of GTA Trilogy Remastered, which was filled with bugs and glitches, Rockstar has decided to just give all the original games for free to all its owners. The games are added directly into their Rockstar Games Launcher libraries.

Gta San Andreas Cast

In order to secure your free copies of the classic GTA games, you'll need to have bought the remastered trilogy before June 30, 2022. It's unclear when the original GTA games will officially relaunch on the Rockstar Store, but the company says we'll hear an update on that front soon.

2. Buy the Steam gift/key from third parties

If you still insist on doing this legally, there are steam keys on various third party sites such as ebay or cdkeys, at extortion prices. When acquired, players can add the key directly to their steam account to get the game.

3. How to Download the original GTA San Andreas in 2022


Players can just torrent the game from this link:


The file size is 3.51 GB.

Direct download

You can download the whole folder for GTA San Andreas using this link from MegaUp site:


Get to the download page using the link - you need to disable all ad blocks for it to work. Afterward, click on "Create Download Link". Be careful of the misleading ads - only download if the file matches this: Grand.Theft.Auto.San.Andreas.rar. You should see something like this on your screen.

GTA Download
GTA SA is 4 GB

This mirror is fairly slow but manageable - just wait until the download is complete. Decompress the file.

You might need Daemon tools to run the .ISO file for install. It can be acquired on this page:

After the installation process is completed, you need to crack it before starting. Open the ISO file again and file the Hoodlum folder. Copy and paste all files to your game directory and override them. Afterward, you can start and enjoy the game. If the game doesn't work, you might want to run it in XP compatibility mode.

4. Download GTA San Andreas Android Version

Download links

Currently, there are two versions for GTA San Andreas on Android. V2.00 only works on Android 7.0+ and V1.8 for all other devices. Your phone still needs to meet the minimum requirements for download, of course. Just copy and paste the download link onto your browser for a direct download.

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First, run the APK file to install the game. Afterward, extract the OBB data folder and paste it into the sdcard/android/obb/ directory.

V 2.00:

  • APK file download:
  • OBB data file download:

V 1.80:

  • APK file download:
  • OBB data file download:

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