The best GTA 5 mods

Since its PC launch in 2015, Grand Theft Auto 5 has been flooded with thousands upon thousands of user-made mods—so much so this is our third fourth run at adding to an already extensive list. 

On the last page, we'll tell you what you need to install your mods. This article was originally published on May 6, 2015, updated and republished on September 17, 2015, again on September 16, 2016, and once more on July 28, 2017. As you can see, we're always updating it so please do check back later for more.

A warning before we start: As last year's OpenIV carry on outlined, Rockstar has clarified its stance on modding and has said it does not ban players for modding their single-player game. With that in mind, don't ever use mods in GTA Online and to play it safe, don't join GTA Online with single-player mods installed. 

Natural Vision Remastered

Inspired by the realistic graphics of games like Forza Horizon 3 and Watch Dogs, Natural Vision Remastered is an ambitious and impressive GTA 5 visual overhaul mod. Razed, the mod's creator, has worked tirelessly to bring it together—having spent over 1,200 hours (50 full days) of work on the project, and having pored over 40 hours of video footage research, hundreds of photographs, and having wandered down the real life streets of Los Angeles and neighbouring settlement Salton Sea via Google Street Maps more times than he can recall.  

Grand Theft Space

Grand Theft Space transports players from GTA 5's urban sprawl to the cosmos above. At present, it boasts a functioning space shuttle, 11 planets, three moons and scant alien life. It's modest—but should it realise its potential, this work-in-progress open-source project could become the fully-customisable space sandbox we've always wanted, as it blends real life research with science fiction to great effect. 

Gang and Turf

Lucas Vinicius' Gang and Turf mod has been around for a while, but is still being grown and supported today. It adds GTA: San Andreas'  gang warfare system—in all its PS2-era, squad-based, territory-capturing mini-game glory. 

Paying close deference to its source material, Gang and Turf charges players with heading up their own murder squads—within which members are registered, crew colours are sworn by, and patches are defended. Team vehicles are assigned for squad-based transportation, and backup can be patched in by land or parachute when things get heavy. The results are suitably chaotic, particularly when multiple companies rough it out for the same stretches of land—or when another gang relocates their spawn point on the fly. Good luck when that happens!

Project London

One of the game's most ambitious mods, Project London aims to build a London-like city in Grand Theft Auto 5. And while the original GTA: London was set in the late '60s, this version is inspired by the modern city. 

Project London is a work-in-progress venture that's seen its creator crafting landmarks incrementally, before building the project out into a pseudo interpretation of The Big Smoke. Doing so involves a fair bit of Google Street-mapping, researching real life videos and photos, and a touch of artistic license.

Dragon Ball script 

From prolific Grand Theft Auto 5 superhero modder JulioNIB, the Dragon Ball script mod lets players to tear up the faux LA cityscape from land or sky, utlising a host of DB-authentic powers and moves as they go. Try the Kamehameha energy attack, Ki Blast, Teleport, and/or the iconic Destructo Disc maneuver for size this-a-way

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