Controls for GTA San Andreas

This article lists the default controls used for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on the PC, Xbox, and PS2.

When playing on the Xbox 360, White is LB and Black is RB.

On PC, the player can change the controls by clicking on Redefine Controls in the control-menu option and choose their own way to play.

Default Controls

Control PC Xbox PS2 Notes
Camera Modes V Back
PS3 Select.png
Pause Menu ESC Start
PS3 Start.png
Look/Turn Mouse Right
Stick
PS3 RStick.png
Move W/A/S/D Left
Stick
PS3 LStick.png Push stick only a little to sneak
Jump/Climb/Block LSHIFT XBox X.png PS3 Square.png
Toggle Crouch C Left
Stick

(click)
PS3 LStick.png
(click)
Run SPACE
(hold)
XBox A.png
(hold)
PS3 Cross.png
(hold)
Sprint SPACE
(tap)
XBox A.png
(tap)
PS3 Cross.png
(tap)
Enter Vehicle/Start Mini-game/
Secondary Attack/Pick Up Object
F XBox Y.png PS3 Triangle.png
Attack/Fire Weapon LMB XBox B.png PS3 Circle.png
Cycle Weapon Left/Cycle Target Left MOUSE WHEEL UP/DOWN XBox White.png PS3 L2.png
Cycle Weapon Right/Cycle Target Right MOUSE WHEEL UP/DOWN XBox Black.png PS3 R2.png
Center Camera/View Stats/Fire Weapon TAB/LMB Xbox LTrigger.png PS3 L1.png
Target/Scope View RMB Xbox RTrigger.png PS3 R1.png
Look Behind MMB
(click the mouse wheel)
Right
Stick

(click)
PS3 RStick.png
(click)
Toggle look behind
Active Gang Mode/Recruit RMB (target) + G (hold) Xbox Up.png PS3 Up.png
Passive Gang Mode/Recruit RMB (target) + H (hold) Xbox Down.png PS3 Down.png
Positive Response Y Xbox Right.png PS3 Right.png
Negative Response N Xbox Left.png PS3 Left.png
Interrupt a Carjacking W/A/S/D
or
LMB
Left
Stick

or
XBox B.png
PS3 LStick.png
or
PS3 Circle.png
First-Person Mode RMB Xbox RTrigger.png
(hold)
PS3 R1.png
(hold)
Shoot LMB Xbox LTrigger.png
or
XBox B.png
PS3 L1.png
or
PS3 Circle.png
Zoom In MOUSE WHEEL UP/PG UP XBox White.png PS3 L2.png
Zoom Out MOUSE WHEEL DOWN/PG DOWN XBox Black.png PS3 R2.png
Aim RMB Right Stick
or
Left Stick
PS3 RStick.png
or
PS3 LStick.png
Duck C Left
Stick

(click)
PS3 LStick.png
(click)
Toggle duck
Enter/Exit Vehicle ENTER/F XBox Y.png PS3 Triangle.png
Car Weapon/Nitrous LMB/LCTRL XBox B.png PS3 L1.png
or
PS3 Circle.png
Hand Brake/Target Hydra Missiles SPACE XBox X.png PS3 R1.png
Accelerate UP/W Xbox RTrigger.png PS3 Cross.png
Brake/Reverse DOWN/S Xbox LTrigger.png PS3 Square.png
Look Left Q XBox White.png PS3 L2.png
Look Right E XBox Black.png PS3 R2.png
Look Behind Q&E XBox White.png
and
XBox Black.png
Black
PS3 L2.png
and
PS3 R2.png
Also works with planes
Steering/Horizontal Camera LEFT/RIGHT/A/D Left
Stick
PS3 LStick.png
Horn/Toggle Siren H Left
Stick

(click)
PS3 LStick.png
(click)
Cycle Radio Stations R or Mouse Wheel Xbox Up.png/ Xbox Down.png PS3 Up.png/ PS3 Down.png
Trip Skip Y Xbox Right.png PS3 Right.png
Turret Control/Manual Camera/
Change Cinematic Camera
MOUSE (first two)
NUM 4 (cinematic camera)
Right
Stick
PS3 RStick.png
Sub-Mission 2 Right
Stick

(click)
PS3 RStick.png
(click)
Swim Fast LSHIFT
(hold)
XBox A.png
(hold)
PS3 Cross.png
(hold)
Swim Very Fast LSHIFT
(tap)
XBox A.png
(tap)
PS3 Cross.png
(tap)
Jump SPACE XBox X.png PS3 Square.png
Enter/Exit Vehicle ENTER/F XBox Y.png PS3 Triangle.png
Dive Underwater LMB XBox B.png PS3 Circle.png
Rotate Swim Direction MOUSE Left
Stick
PS3 LStick.png
Pedal UP/W
(hold)
Xbox RTrigger.png
(HOLD)
PS3 Cross.png
(hold)
Pedal Faster UP/W
(tap)
Xbox RTrigger.png
(TAP)
PS3 Cross.png
(tap)
Bunnyhop LSHIFT XBox B.png PS3 L1.png
Bunnyhop Higher LSHIFT
(hold)
XBox B.png
(hold)
PS3 L1.png
(hold)
Rudder Right E XBox Black.png PS3 R2.png
Rudder Left Q XBox White.png PS3 L2.png
Ascend W Xbox RTrigger.png PS3 Cross.png
Descend S Xbox LTrigger.png PS3 Square.png
Pitch/Roll W/S/A/D Left
Stick
PS3 LStick.png
Auto–Hover/Police Maverick Spotlight H Left
Stick

(click)
PS3 LStick.png
(click)
Primary Weapon LAlt XBox B.png PS3 L1.png
Alternative Weapon LCtrl XBox A.png PS3 Circle.png
Turret/Camera Arrow
Keys
Right
Stick
PS3 RStick.png
Rudder Right E XBox Black.png PS3 R2.png
Rudder Left Q XBox White.png PS3 L2.png
Thrust W Xbox RTrigger.png PS3 Cross.png
Reverse Thrust S Xbox LTrigger.png PS3 Square.png
Roll/Pitch W/S/A/D Left
Stick
PS3 LStick.png
Raise/Lower Landing Gear (with some planes, also operates flaps) 2 Right
Stick

(click)
PS3 RStick.png
(click)
Primary Weapon LAlt XBox B.png PS3 L1.png
Alternative Weapon LCtrl XBox A.png PS3 Circle.png
Camera/Hydra Thrusters Arrow
Keys
Right
Stick
PS3 RStick.png
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