Grand Theft Auto could challenge for the title “most moddable” game of the past twenty years.
Many mods have been released to improve the game or to alter core elements of the game to make it feel entirely new.
It doesn’t matter what reason you have for using mods in GTA V, it’s hard to deny that they bring a unique flavor to the game that wouldn’t otherwise be available. Here are the top 20 mods you can get for free.
A fair word of warning, though: this article won’t mention any GTA car mods since I’ve written a separate piece covering my thoughts on the best GTA car mods ever made(it’s a great list, definitely check it out!). If you want to download some cool custom cars, check out the list below.
1. Two Player Mod
It is so annoying that you have to have internet access for your friends to play online.
Why isn’t there local multiplayer in GTA5 as in the old days?
This mod will add that feature to your game. This mod allows you to add up to four players to your game without needing to connect to the internet.
You can add more USB devices to your computer to control the new characters. Enjoy split-screen gaming with GTA-loving friends.
2. Extended Camera Settings
If you feel that GTA V’s basic camera lacks enough options, the Extended Camera Settings mod will be a great choice.
You might be surprised to find out that there are many camera settings you can access that you cannot access in the game. These settings were still included by Rockstar to aid in video footage capture.
This mod adds there are many other options you can access all default features by changing the camera settings in the game. Mods for GTA 5.
3. 4K Satellite View Map
This mod alters the default map view, which you can access from the Pause Screen so that it displays an HD Satellite image instead.
This mod is for you if you are tired of the San Andreas map looking the same as it has for six years.
The new map is full color and makes it feel alive every time you click on it.
It also gives you an idea of how the map should look or what certain areas are like without you needing to visit them beforehand.
4. Clean N’ Natural
Clean N’ Natural was initially created to improve reflections on vehicles in GTA V.
In practice, the modCompletelyYou can change the interaction of light with objects in the game. Cars will appear more real than in the base GTA 5.
This, along with the GTA car mods previously mentioned, will transform the road experience.
We all know there is something missing from GTA V. That something is the extreme gore that comes along with killing pedestrians and dismembering their heads with shotguns (among other heavy weaponry).
This mod alters the way that the gore system in the game works by implementing the mechanics of RDR and older GTA installments. This mod is a game-changer in my opinion.
This mod is among the most graphic. Only install it if you can stomach it! I’m going to assume that you do.
6. Euphoria Ragdoll Overhaul
GTA V’s ragdoll system leaves much to be desired.
This mod is a quick fix. The Euphoria Ragdoll overhaul completely changes how pedestrians interact with objects that affect their movement.
Balancing looks much more natural, and characters no longer have to worry about the silly falls they took after a minor collision with a car. This mod makes movement feel smoother.
Give it a try!
7. NaturalVision Mod
This mod’s latest version was released in 2020. It has many big changes. You can trust it because it involves some of the most talented members of the modding community.
This mod changes the way certain visual effects work in GTA V.
The NaturalVision Mod can change everything, from basic weather conditions to how lighting works in the GTA.
NaturalVision evolved will be the new installment and promises to make the game even better. If your computer is capable of running this mod, don’t hesitate to grab it.
8. Ripplers Realism
GTA is a violent video game that features guns. You would think it would have better gun dynamics.
This is something I can see improvement in the next GTA game (probably to be released along with the PS5).
Why wait? You can download Ripples Realistic and modify the gun mechanics right away!
This mod makes all weapons behave differently by increasing muzzle flash, recoil, and the performance of grenades after they are launched.
Shooting it in the GTA style makes it feel even better.