The best GTA 5 mods

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There are so many GTA 5 mods now that we've had to add yet another page to our list of the best GTA 5 mods. That means even more destruction, customization, and fun. On the last page, we'll tell you what you need to install your mods. This article was originally published on May 6, 2015, but we're updating it regularly, so come back later for more.

A warning before we start: Rockstar has clarified its stance on modding, and has said it does not ban players for modding their single-player game. Still, don't ever use mods in GTA Online, and to play it safe, don't join GTA Online with single-player mods installed.

GTA RPG

Gta Rpg

This massive mod turns GTA 5 from a sandbox criminal shooter into a more traditional sandbox RPG. It adds dialogue trees, character customisation, level ups and perks. Don’t expect BioWare levels of choice, but it does make the game feel more like something made by Ubisoft or Bethesda than Rockstar’s usual fare. Download it here.

The Red House

The Red House

I can’t imagine anyone feeling that GTA 5 doesn’t have enough ‘content’ for their needs, but if you do then The Red House is exactly what you need. This pack adds 20+ new missions and a full three-stage heist, including AI bodyguards to back you up while you take them on.

Army at Five Stars

Army at five stars

In past GTA games, achieving the highest wanted level resulted in the army being unleashed to hunt you down. This isn’t the case in GTA 5. The worst opposition you’ll ever face is a SWAT team and the FIB. This mod lets the army join the chase again, coincidentally giving the player a better chance to hijack military vehicles. Download it here.

Fire Breather

Fire breather

This is the fire breather mod. It enables your character to breath fire. It also works if you’ve used a trainer to transform yourself into a dog, which means you can play as a fire-breathing dog. Curiously, the mod does not make you fireproof, so caution is advised when travelling forward lest you run into your own searing flames.

Car Jetpacks

Car Jetpacks

Flying cars! Lazy joke about how we were all promised flying cars in the 1950s! Anyway, while we didn’t get flying cars we did get giant virtual crime sandboxes, which is probably a fair trade in the long run. Especially as we can now put flying cars in our giant virtual crime sandboxes, with the aid of this mod. Huzzah!

Single-player snow

Singleplayer snow

For those who want something a little more Christmassy than the traditional GTA V, this mod covers San Andreas in a fine blanket of snow. It’s called Single-player Snow because there is also a GTA Online version of the mod, but I don’t recommend using it until Rockstar clearly explains its policy regarding mods and GTA Online.

Custom Number Plate

Number Plate

Only vacuous, egotistical nonentities spend money on personalised number plates, but since that’s who you play in GTA, this script makes a lot of sense. Simply get in a car, hit a key, and type whatever you want have it instantly appear on the number plate. Now you can finally put ‘l33t’ or ‘b00bs’ on the front of your million dollar sports vehicle. Download it here.

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The first PC game Chris owned was Choplifter in 1982, and since then our staff writer has played at least three other games. He has a love/hate relationship with Early Access survival games and an odd fascination with the lives of NPCs.
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