Where to buy GTASA

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This page outlines general version compatibility for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas with MTA:SA as well as where they can be purchased.


If a version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas marked below as compatible is not working, please try reinstalling MTA:SA. If that doesn't work, follow these instructions. If that still doesn't work, then please contact us on on the forums, or join the MTA Discord #help-support channel.

[[{{{image}}}|link=|]] Important Note: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as part of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition (2021) is an entirely new release of the game. This version is not compatible with MTA:SA.

Obtaining compatible & used copies

Officially, the only way to purchase a compatible copy of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas from Rockstar Games and Take-Two is through the purchase of the classic collection Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy (2005) on the Rockstar Store.

The only other two options are either getting a used physical copy through flea-markets and private resellers or by buying a key for a compatible digital version from a key reseller. A prominent example in the EU for buying a used physical copy is ebay.com. By typing in "gta san andreas pc" into the search field you can find plenty of people that still sell the compatible game. Be careful though as buying from untrustworthy resellers such as unknown non-business people does pose risks (for example fake or broken copies). To find a digital key-reseller, using a search engine to find "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas key" or similar should yield plenty results. Evaluate which sources are trustworthy and check the key will work in your region before you consider a purchase.

Product Retailer Works with MTA:SA? Available for purchase? Notes
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy (2005) Rockstar Store Yes Yes This is the 2005 collection of the 3 original classic GTA games. It's currently the only version which is both compatible and available for purchase.
Steam Yes No*
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

(Digital copy)

Rockstar Store Yes No* MTA:SA installer will make this compatible for you (make sure to install the latest version of MTA:SA after installing the digital GTA version), but without modifying original game files.
Steam Yes No*
Windows App Store No No This is a mobile/Xbox "remastered" version of the game ported to PC. Will never work with MTA:SA.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

(Used physical copy)

Amazon / Ebay / etc. Yes Depending Any physical copy of the game will work as expected.

*Still available through key resellers. Only consider purchasing from reputable sources and check for region restrictions.