Best GTA 5 mods for PC: how to download, install, and play

Check out our list of best GTA 5 mods and a step-by-step guide to install these mods.

After the GTA 5 PC launch in 2015, the modding community has developed several mods for the game. PC players can install mods to add new characters, vehicles, and buildings, as well as enhance graphics and add zombies to GTA 5. Mods can drastically change the gameplay experience by adding new elements. Since Rockstar hasn’t given any significance about GTA 6, many players may resort to trying out mods just to get some new experience in the game. Check out our list of best GTA 5 mods and a step-by-step guide to install these mods.

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Best GTA 5 mods for PC

Before we dive into the incredible world of GTA 5 mods, it should be noted that modded game files may get you banned in GTA Online on suspicion of cheating. Although Rockstar has claimed that it won’t ban players from using mods to enhance the single-player experience, the developer does not allow mods in GTA Online. It is recommended to have a separate GTA 5 installation for the modded experience, which will not interfere with GTA Online. That being said, here’s a list of the best GTA 5 mods for PC worth giving a try:

Redux

GTA 5 Redux mod

GTA 5 Redux features a visual overhaul for GTA 5 with 4K textures, enhanced streets in Los Santos, new weather and sky look, and more. The Redux mod also tweaks vehicle handling, police system, weapon feel, and NPC behaviour.

World of Variety

GTA 5 World of Variety mod

The World of Variety mod adds assets from GTA Online DLCs to the single-player GTA 5 experience. The mod brings vehicles and NPCs from GTA Online’s recent Cayo Perico Heist to GTA 5.

Zombies

GTA 5 Zombies mod

While many popular games have added zombies, GTA 5 hasn’t done it yet. The Zombies mod turns GTA 5 into a round-based zombie survival game, where players will need to kill waves of the undead for rewards.

Car jetpacks

GTA 5 Vehicles Jetpack mod

We all remember the jetpack cheat code from GTA: San Andreas and the Vehicle Jetpack mod for GTA 5 takes it to another level. As the name suggests, the Vehicle Jetpack mod lets your car fly around in Los Santos.

Hulk mod

GTA 5 Hulk mod

The Hulk mod allows you to wreak havoc on Los Santos by turning into the Hulk. You can rip apart lamp posts, pick up and throw vehicles, as well as do the iconic Hulk Smash.

Working restaurants

GTA 5 Working Restaurants mod

If you ever felt like GTA 5 should be a little bit like the Yakuza series, then the Working Restaurants mod is for you. The mod allows you to grab a quick meal from nine restaurants that restore your health.

These are some of the best GTA 5 mods for PC. You can try them out by installing all the necessary files for the mods on PC. If you are wondering how to install GTA 5 mods on a PC, here’s a quick step-by-step guide.

How to install GTA 5 mods on PC

Before you try out the GTA 5 mods mentioned above, you need to download and install two tools – Script Hook V and GTAV LUA Plugin.

How to install Script Hook V

  • Download Script Hook V from this website.
  • Open the downloaded zip folder.
  • Copy ScriptHookV.dll to the parent GTA 5 folder. For example, if you are playing the game via Steam, the parent folder would be “\SteamApps\common\Grand Theft Auto V\”
  • Similarly, copy dsound.dll and NativeTrainer.asi to the same folder.

How to install GTAV LUA Plugin

  • Download GTA V LUA Plugin here and open the zip folder.
  • Copy the LUA.asi file and the ‘Scripts’ folder to the same folder that is mentioned above.
  • If you download an LUA file as part of a mod, you need to put it in the ‘Addins’ subfolder inside the ‘Scripts’ folder.

Most GTA 5 mods require Script Hook V and GTAV LUA Plugin to run, so it is essential to install these tools.