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Grand Theft Auto 5 mod puts a Mass Effect Reaper over the skies of Los Santos

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Some game mods are practical in nature: They add features, boost performance, or restore content that was cut prior to release. The GTA5 Reaper mod is not one of those. It's better.

Unfortunately, it's not a real Reaper, which is to say that it can't turn the city of Los Santos into a smoldering pile of rubble. Mod creator JJxOracle explains that it "replaces the blimp," but in reality, as this video (via GamesRadar) makes clear at around the 2:45 mark, it's still there, stuffed inside a big, floating space-lobster shell.

The Reaper skin will sometimes disappear, he said, and collision detection still needs to be added, but he's still working on it. And even just as it is, it looks fantastic. Enjoy!

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Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.