How to Download GTA San Andreas

by Anne Boynton ; Updated September 22, 2017

Items you will need

  • Computer

  • Xbox 360

  • Credit card or Microsoft Points

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas came out in 2004 as the follow-up to Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, telling the story of Carl Johnson, known as C.J., a thug on a quest for revenge in the fictional California-like state of San Andreas. The game is available for download on the Xbox 360 and can be directly downloaded through this game console.

Connect to Xbox Live by plugging your Xbox into your computer using a cable or through a wireless router. With your controller, press the Guide button for the Menu, and choose Connect to Xbox Live.

Create an online account, if you don’t already have one. For the Gamer Tag, pick out a user name that you’d like to be identified with by other gamers.

Go to My Xbox and browse the marketplace for Grand Theft Auto San Andreas.

Pay for the game using your credit card or debit card on account or Microsoft Points, which can be purchased at a retailer game store or online.

Download the game following the instructions.

About the Author

Based in Florida, Anne Boynton has been writing nonfiction articles since 2008. Her articles appear on various websites. Boynton has a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in creative writing. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2006.