The game was first released on PlayStation 2 in 2005. Since then, it has been ported and remastered across numerous platforms. The game is also remembered fondly by fans for its cheat codes. These also vary across platforms, although the difference is minor.
This article explores some major details about the PC version of GTA San Andreas while listing all available cheat codes.
GTA San Andreas cheat codes, download link, and more for PCs
Multiple versions of the same game
GTA San Andreas has been ported and remastered multiple times across different devices. The list of supported platforms includes:
- PlayStation 2 and Xbox — 1st generation release.
- Windows and Mac OS X — PC port.
- iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Fire OS — mobile port.
- Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 — first remaster (based on mobile port).
- PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch — Definitive Edition remaster.
- Oculus Quest 2 — upcoming port.
This article will delve into the PC version, but there are also multiple versions on the PC. The game’s first release (version 1.0) included the infamous Hot Coffee feature, which landed Rockstar into serious legal and political trouble. This version is still required for modding the game, and as such, most players who own the Steam version prefer to downgrade their games.
The fan community disliked the Steam version (r2), which is the most updated variant of the original game. This doesn’t include some of the fixes added with the updated retail versions of the game (v1.01 and v2.0). As expected, it also removes several songs available in the original games.
PC cheat codes
A list of all PC cheats for the game is given below:
Players should note that using cheats in GTA San Andreas has a chance of corrupting a player’s save files. Hence, as a precaution, players who wish to use cheats should back up their save files before using them. Another thing to note is that cheats disable the ability to earn achievements in the game.
Hence, achievement/trophy hunters would naturally want to avoid using cheats until they’ve collected all achievements. Using a separate save for a cheat-free game is usually recommended for such players.
How to download the game
The original GTA San Andreas for Windows PCs can only be downloaded from the Rockstar Games Launcher (RGL) itself. The Steam version used to be a DRM-free experience and is usually considered a better choice by most players.
For comprehensive guides and walkthroughs, check out SK GTA Wiki