GTA 5 mods are able to give you a completely new style, look or add an extra layer of fun to an already familiar game. You can get super realistic graphics, superpowers, zombies, and completely new gameplay angles, such as new interiors or going to jail. You can create a completely new game with the right GTA5 mods.
Obviously, in terms of mod there’s a lot of things you can try in GTA 5. You might need some guidance if you are new to the mod or overwhelmed by all of the options. This GTA 5 mod guide will show you which mods to install and how to download them. These mods will enrich your Grand Theft Auto 5 experience by making it prettier, more exciting, and more fun.
How to install GTA5 mods on a PC
You’re likely looking for instructions on how to install mods on GTA 5 PC. This step-by-step guide will help you install and view all mods once you have downloaded them.
It’s not as easy as just copying and pasting downloaded files to install GTA 5 mods for PC. You will need two tools to start: Script Hook VAndGTAV LUA Plugin. We’ll begin with Script Hook V.
How to install script hook V for GTA 5.
Download Script Hook V and open the .zip folder.
Copy ScriptHookV.dll into the parent GTAV folder.
If you’re playing the game through Steam, this can be found in \SteamApps\common\Grand Theft Auto V\.
Unfortunately, Script Hook V isn’t yet compatible with Epic Games version. We’ll update the guide if it does. Until then, you can still use vanilla GTA 5.
You can do the same thing with NativeTrainer.asi and dsound.dll. Asi Loader allows you to launch the.asi plug-ins. Native Trainer lets you access cheats such as teleportation and super jump.
How to install the GTAV LUA plugin:
Download the GTAV LUA Plugin and open the .zip folder.
Copy the LUA.asi and’scripts folders to the same folder as before.
You will need to place LUA files you have downloaded in the future into a mod’s ‘addins folder’.
Installing the mods is easy. Just copy the files to the main GTA 5 folder. Continue reading to see our 25 top GTA 5 mods for PC in no particular order.
Give me your valuables, and please put your hands up!
Although you can rob shops with ease, it is not possible to burgle someone’s home in GTA 5. Until now. You can invade certain homes by using the Home Invasion mod. This allows you to stealthily enter or with guns blazing and then rob the residents. There are seven house types to choose from, including mansions.
Welcome to L.A.
Los Santos is a wonderful place. While some areas may be inspired by real-world places, it’s impossible to deny that it is a fictional city. Real California Architecture mod add-on aims to change this. It includes countless real-world additions such as the Hollywood Sign, Hollywood Wax Museum and Compton City Hall.
Turn Los Santos into a photorealistic gangster’s paradise
It’s impossible to talk about GTA5 mods without paying tribute to all those coders who tirelessly try to make Los Santos as beautiful as possible. GTA 5 has hundreds of graphics enhancement options, but NaturalVision Remastered is the most powerful when it comes to pure “phwoar power”.
The mod offers 4K resolutions, a complete overhaul to Rockstar’s original aesthetic and was created “to make GTA 5 visually similar to Southern California in actual life.” NaturalVision takes Los Santos beyond the realm of uncanny valley to a level that redefines what it means for a photorealistic image.
Become Iron Man
Iron Man said, “I am Iron Man”, and you can too if this mod is installed on your GTA 5 save. The mod will hook you up with an Iron Man suit that is fully functional, with boost thrusters and repulsor beams. It also has that satisfying “eeeeyoooooooop” blaster sound that Marvel fans are familiar with.
It can be customized with different versions, including the Hulkbuster armour which swaps agility for strength. Tony Stark would be proud.
GTA: Vice City is a favorite of many players, but even with the new versions released by Rockstar, it still looks a bit outdated in 2020. Vice Cry: Vice City: Remastered is a port of Vice Cry Mod for Vice City that gives Miami a stunning makeover with sparkling sunsets and rippling water.
There are many missions that will help you get the job done. This mission is worth the effort to put on a Hawaiian shirt, and travel back to the 1980s to see.
Imagine you are Blade Runner in a neon-soaked Los Santos
Blade Runner 2049 has been and gone, and we’re still a ways off from CD Projekt Red’s open world Cyberpunk 2077, but you can at least enjoy Grand Theft Auto 2013 by dressing it up in a neon aesthetic with this visual mod.
Intensity ENB increases the contrast between colours by 11 giving Los Santos this mysterious, miasmic feel, especially in a rainy environment. You’ll feel as though you’re in a J.J. Abrams film, or a cyberpunk movie.
You can create an underwater metropolis by activating a tsunami
All of the greatest cities are found underwater. You can think about it: Atlantis, Rapture and that one from The Phantom Menace… Okay, maybe not all the best cities, but at least a few. What’s stopping you seeing if Los Santos fared better when submerged under ten thousand tonnes of H2O.
You can actually try it right now! This mod brings in a Tsunami that unleashes waves of salty water on the town. Only the highest skyscrapers are visible above the surface. This is an in-game natural catastrophe that must be seen to be believed.
Realistic thinking at a whole new level
This hyper realism mod is for you if you like to follow every speed limit sign and traffic light as you drive through SoCal. This mod adds many small, but effective details to GTA 5 to make it feel more naturalistic and tactile.
Pedestrians can drop their wallets, weapons must be picked up physically, bleeding effects are possible when you’re shot, cops think more strategically, flat tires can be replaced with spares in the trunk, projectile drops can occur, and so on. This makes Grand Theft Auto a complete crime simulation. It’s quite brilliant.
Just Cause 2 gadgets make you a Rico Rodriguez knockoff
GTA is great at causing mayhem but it doesn’t quite compare to the kind of open-world madness that Just Cause can create.
This unofficial crossover means that Rico Rodriguez’s grappling hook and parachute thrusters can all be enjoyed in GTA 5 with these Just Cause flavoured mods. This mod can even make cars explode when you jump out of it, which is great for dealing avec all those roadblocks.
Play GTA from the cops’ viewpoint by crossing the fence
It is said that the best way defeating an enemy is to get to know them. So why not sign up for the Los Santos Police Department to walk a mile with a local cop?
You can enjoy detailed missions, police-themed vehicles and weapons, as well as customisation options, to really get the LSPD experience. You never know, you might even prefer it to your life of crime.
Go to prison and pay for your crimes.
How come you don’t get to see the police working between your arrest and when you leave the hospital or station as a free man? Grand Theft Auto may have a loose idea of justice, but surely there is a judicial system in Los Santos.
This prison mod can help you. It will keep you in jail until you are caught by the police. You’ll be able to walk around, interact with NPCs and even attempt to escape. You could also serve your sentence and hope to be a better man. That sounds boring! Prison break is it!
For maximum carnage, use vehicles as bullets
This one doesn’t need explanation, do you think? It is a vehicle cannon. It can shoot vehicles. The cannon can be fired at other vehicles, or at objects. Vehicles come out the other side.
It sounds absurd. It sounds absurd. It certainly gives you an advantage in a firefight and it’s a lot of fun.
GTA 5’s beautifully filmed explosions are a favorite of everyone. They are second only to GTA 4. They don’t appear as often when you drive down the highway listening to your favorite radio station. This mod will cause any car within a reasonable radius to you to explode on cue. In no time you’ll reach a five-star wanted rating. But that’s no problem; police cars will explode when they come near you.
Go on a walk around the interior.
Los Santos is only limited to a few buildings that are open to the public. All other businesses, including gun shops, strip clubs and car dealerships, are closed with every possible entry point. To help you figure out the purpose of “Open All Interiors”, I will give you three guesses.
Although there are no hidden secrets in any of these buildings, it does make Los Santos feel more alive and is a great hideout for those on the run.
Survive Los Santos’ zombie apocalypse
Rockstar’s last zombie game was in 2010, with Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare. This has allowed us ample time to get hungry for more undead bedlam.
Simple Zombies transforms GTA 5 into an interactive survival game. Players must build shelters, manage their hunger, and recruit other survivors scattered throughout the zombie-filled terrain. This game mode is quite extensive and can be scary at times. However, anyone who has seen Fear The Walking Dead will understand how to survive the SoCal zombie apocalypse.
Get into the ragdoll physics
GTA 5 has one small problem. The ragdoll’s physics engine was not up to the standards of other Rockstar titles such as Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3 and GTA 4.
The Euphoria Ragdoll Overhaul is back at the drawing board. It aims to bring the physics closer to those games by adding more realistic animations, reactions and visual touches to the mix. You’ll see new firefights and car chases, as well as hilarious slapstick comedy. This mod is a must-have mod for any collection.
You can jump miles high as Hulk and pick up cars to throw at your will. This mod allows you to terrorize Los Santos with reckless abandon. It’s important to wait until the military arrives before you have any fun.
Enjoy luxury safety house living large
For Michael, Franklin, or Trevor materialism is the way to go. However, the more stuff you have in Grand Theft Auto 5 the better. While the luxury apartment you have is great, what about a country safehouse complete with helicopter pads, car parks, and runways?
You can even host Great Gatsby-themed parties at the bar. Make sure that none of your guests has access to the military fighter jet kept in the garage.
Superhot’s central idea – that time only changes when you do it – is so brilliant and clever that simply hadto test what happens when you translate it to GTA 5. The results are quite impressive, suffice to say. It’s almost like the Matrix except that you are not an enlightened revolutionary, but rather an angry Trevor. You’re also not shooting Agent Smiths, but innocent policemen. It’s not exactly the Matrix, but it’s still quite fun to enjoy Mad Max-style bullet time in Rockstar’s urban jungle.
You can whistle as you wreck havoc with the radio mobile.
Although it is a small, subtle change, it can make all the difference. Imagine this: You’re driving along to a tune in your car and suddenly you are forced to get out of the car because it is hurtling down a steep slope and just seconds from exploding.
Your groove is gone and the tune is gone. Mobile radio is changing this. It allows you to keep your music with you wherever you go, no matter if you’re swimming, walking, or punching up. Almost everyone listens to music while walking these days, so why not the same for GTA?