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Download Grand Theft Auto V: how to download on PC and mobile, minimum system requirement and more

Among the Grand Theft Auto series, GTA V was the most popular and the most played Rockstar game of all time. All thanks to the improved graphics and even more gripping storylines spread across three different characters, this game went on to win many awards including the British Academy Games Award for multiplayer gameplay, BAFTA Games Award, VGX Award for Game of the Year and many more. 

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Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 5 is available to play on all the major gaming platforms, including PC, laptops, gaming consoles and smartphones. The story follows the adventure of Trevor Philips, Michael De Santa and Franklin Clinton as they embark on a heist of a lifetime. If you want to play this game on your device then you’ve visited the right page at the right time. Here is a quick walkthrough on how to download Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC, laptops, Android and iOS devices. 

How to download GTA 5 on PC, laptop and mobile?

GTA 5 download

As mentioned above, GTA 5 is a heavy video game and requires a dedicated GPU to run smoothly. However, you can play this game on an APU as well. Though released in 2013, GTA 5 is not less than any modern-day AAA title with realistic graphics, textures and gameplay that changed the open-world genre forever. Here is a quick look at how to download GTA 5 for PC, laptops, and smartphones. 

Download Grand Theft Auto V for PC via CD

PC gaming has been a good alternative to console gaming because of its customization, easy game installation, cheats, cracks and more. Here is a quick tutorial to install GTA 5 on your computer using a game CD. 

  1. Head over to Amazon or any other retailer and purchase the official CD of Grand Theft Auto 5
  2. Once you have the disks with you, insert them into the PC’s CD-Rom
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions and select a location to install the game components
  4. The installation can take up some minutes to hours, depending upon the hardware configuration 
  5. Once installed, close the installer and restart your computer
  6. Now, tap on the GTA 5 icon to play the game

Download Grand Theft Auto V using Steam

Steam is your one-stop solution for downloading and purchasing video games online. Along with GTA V, Steam has all the Grand Theft Auto series games, including the GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas, GTA Liberty City, GTA 3 and the new Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition. Here is a quick walkthrough on how to download GTA V on your computer via Steam. 

  1. Download the Steam app on your computer via this link
  2. Once installed, log in to your Steam user account or create a new one
  3. Search for Grand Theft Auto V and select your age
  4. Choose the game’s version and make a purchase
  5. Once your payment is confirmed, proceed and download the game on your computer
  6. The game setup is big, so it’ll take some time to download the game
  7. Once downloaded, double-click on the .exe file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the game
  8. Once installed, close the installer and restart your PC for the new settings to take effect
  9. Now, search for the game on the desktop window and double-click on the GTA 5 icon to play the game

Download Grand Theft Auto V on Android 

Earlier, it was impossible to run a 72GB game on a smartphone. But with cloud gaming, anyone can play console and PC-level games on their smartphone easily. Here is a quick tutorial to run GTA 5 on Android using cloud gaming apps. 

  1. Download Xbox Game Pass or any other Cloud gaming app on your smartphone
  2. Login to your account or create a new one
  3. Search for Grand Theft Auto and make sure it’s accessible
  4. Apply for the subscription package and make the payment via credit/debit card or other payment methods
  5. Now, run the game using a high-speed internet connection
  6. You can now play GTA 5 on your Android smartphones and tablets

Download Grand Theft Auto V on iOS

The Apple App Store has most of the Grand Theft Auto games except for GTA 5. However, there are some methods you can use to play this game on your iPhones and iPads. Xbox Game Pass, Moonlight Game Streaming, and Blacknut Cloud Gaming are some of the applications you can use to play Cloud video games on your iOS devices. Here is a quick walkthrough to download and run Grand Theft Auto V on your iPhones and iPads. 

  • Open Apple App Store and download your preferred cloud gaming application
  • Once installed, open the application and sign up for a user account
  • Now, search for Grand Theft Auto V
  • If the game is available in your area, sign up for a subscription and make the payment
  • Once your payment is confirmed, you can run GTA 5 on your iPhone

Grand Theft Auto V: system requirement

Most modern gaming titles require a dedicated graphics card, at least 8GB of RAM, lots of disk space and other miscellaneous factors. As a 2013 video game, GTA 5 has an above-average system requirement, and it only works on systems that support gaming. In order to run the game smoothly, please make sure your PC meets the following system requirement.

Grand Theft Auto V: minimum system requirement 

  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
  • RAM: 4GB
  • OS: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/Windows Vista
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
  • Pixel shader: 4.0
  • Vertex Shader: 4.0
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
  • Free Disk Space: up to 72GB
  • Dedicated video RAM: 1GB

Grand Theft Auto V: recommended system requirement 

  • CPU: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHz (8 CPUs)
  • RAM: 8GB
  • OS: Windows 10/Windows 8.1/Windows 8/Windows 7
  • Video card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD 7870 2GB
  • Pixel Shader: 5.0
  • Vertex Shader: 5.0
  • Sound card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
  • Free disk space: 72GB or more
  • Dedicated video RAM: 2GB
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Ashish Khaitan is a Delhi University graduate with 2+ years of experience in tech writing. He has written troubleshooting guides for hardware and software products, and has previously worked for publications like AnimeIndia and OTAKUSMART. Ashish covers deals, gaming and features on Pricebaba. He enjoys reading comics and is a big fan of Japanese anime.