Looking for the best GTA Trilogy mods? The Definitive Edition is now back on PC after a shaky launch, and you might be wondering what you can do to smooth out the rougher edges of the remasters in their current state.
Of course, messing with game files has the potential to break stuff, and using mods comes with its own risk. With that said, most of these mods simply require you to drop a file into a folder inside the game installation. Still, it's worth checking the documentation for each before you start. If you've used GTA 5 mods in the past, this should be a breeze.
If you're just after a bit of fun, we have cheat guides for GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas. But if you want an experience that feels more like the original games, this guide has you covered. Here are the best GTA Trilogy mods to help you get that authentic experience.
The best GTA Trilogy mods
The Uncompressed Sounds of Grand Theft Auto
While the name is a bit of a mouthful, this mod replaces default sounds with uncompressed, higher-quality audio.
If you don't like the size and look of the aiming reticule, this mod changes it to a dot.
Make Los Santos Great Again
This mod attempts to mimic the feel of the original games by adding fog and changing up the colour palettes to give it a more authentic feel.
GTA SA - CJ Face Retexture 4K
As the name implies, this mod improves CJ's appearance and replaces all faces and hairstyles with new 4K textures.
As with the mod above, this one attempts to improve Tommy Vercetti's appearance and makes him more recognisable.
Original Menu Sounds
If you want the original menu sounds instead of the default San Andreas ones, this mod fixes that.
Better Menu Sounds
This mod changes the menu selection and click sounds rather than using the default San Andreas sounds.
GTA III Style Claude
This mod is a retexture of Claude, so he looks more like he did in the original game.