It’s one of the best-selling games of all time, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be improved. Check out the 10 best GTA 5 mods that you can get.
Though it’s one of the most commercially successful games of all time, GTA 5 mods are everywhere. Far from an indictment on the quality of the game, it’s a testament to its gravitational pull — it has millions of players and millions (well, maybe thousands) of modders who are keen to add their own signature to the classic and share it with the massive GTA 5 community.
The Grand Theft Auto franchise has a history that’s, well, grand. Kicking off in the ’90s, sequels aplenty followed, including the PS2 classics Vice City and San Andreas, but none quite compare to the phenomenon that is GTA 5.
There are a host of GTA 5 mods that lend Los Santos a different look, some that allow you to experience the game from both sides of the law, and some that just add a bit of crazy randomness — as if GTA 5 wasn’t chaotic enough. Let’s check out ten of the very best.
This mod bridges the worlds of GTA 5’s action-adventure and RPG. If you already love the setting of GTA 5 but want to explore deeper character development, this mod could help you see the game in a whole new light.
With dynamic NPC dialogue, skill trees and upgrades, it’s for fans who want to get their teeth stuck into the quest.
In case you needed more adversaries in GTA 5, why not through zombies into the mix? You better have your aim ready because an army of the undead has just invaded Los Santos.
It brings an apocalyptic atmosphere to the mayhem of GTA 5, but the goal is kind of the same — take control of the city. But this time, you’ll be blasting through zombies, rather than pulling off heists.
GTA 5 Redux
2013 — the year that GTA 5 came out — was a long time ago (in console gaming, an entire generation). This massive mod gives this classic game a completely fresh look, bringing GTA 5 into the 2020s.
Aside from the graphics, it adds more realistic elements to the gameplay — like more nuance police and NPC behaviour — to bring further realism to the experience.
LSPD First Response
Speaking of enhanced police, the LSPD First Response literally flips the game on its head: you can get behind the wheel of a police cruiser and fight the good fight.
If you’re looking to get a whole lot more juice out of a game that’s almost a decade old, LSPD First Response gives you that opportunity. Never fear though, there are still car chases to enjoy.
The aforementioned GTA RPG has some genre-bending powers, as does Complex Control. GTA 5 arrived before the phenomenon of battle royale took off; this mod brings Grand Theft Auto in line with monster games like PUBG and Fortnite.
Though it’s strictly a single-player mod there’s still plenty of fun to be had as you do battle with NPCs. There are also more than 100 unique skins for characters.
Real California Architecture
If Vice City has Miami, then GTA 5 has L.A. With this mod, you can cruise around Los Santos while taking in the sights of its real-life inspiration.
There’s a breathtaking level of detail to indulge in here, with many of the landmarks of Los Angeles inserted into the game, including the Hollywood sign (of course), the Beverly Hills Hotel, Compton City Hall, Whisky a Go-Go, and minor details like freeway signs and more.
Iron Man Armour
Los Santos isn’t the easiest city to get around. Usually, you’ll be in a car and wreaking havoc while you’re at it. With this particular mod, you can skip that notorious traffic.
That’s right — you can tap into your inner Tony Stark and strap yourself into some sweet Iron Man Armour and jet around the city. And it’s not just about the looks either — you’ve got all the Iron Man weapons to call on if you need it.
Open All Interiors
Of all the GTA 5 mods out there, Open All Interiors has got to be one of the tamest. Yet, few do more to enhance the realism of the game.
It basically opens up the inside world of the game, offering you access to the inside of dozens of locations that were previously unable to be explored. And did I say tame before? Well, these venues make pretty good shootout locations, just sayin’!
Super Mario Plumbers
You’ve been a very bad boy, Mario. Come to think of it, Luigi and Wario too. If you’d like to maintain the purity of wholesome childhood hours spent playing Super Mario Bros., you might wanna look away now.
For everyone else, this has to be the most bonkers fun of all the GTA 5 mods out there. There are some known bugs in this mod, but you’re not downloading this one for enhanced realism. It’s all about gang warfare and shootouts… but as Mario. It’s twisted, but you’ll love it.
Two Player Mod
GTA 5 in local multiplayer mode? Yes please! If you’re over GTA Online and want to play with your mates while they’re in the room with you, this is the mod for you.
So ditch your internet connection, gather your friends (up to four can play at a time) and party like it’s the goddamn ’90s.