Top 10 Best Grand Theft Auto PC Game Mods
UPDATE: March 29 2013: We’ve added 5 bonus mods to this list!
The GTA series has been around for ages, and with the recent announcement of GTA V, it’s not going anywhere. Over the years, we’ve seen some crazy mods for the various GTA titles, so here’s a look back on some of the best mods created for our favorite action sandbox game.
If your favorite mod didn’t make the list, leave a comment linking us to it!
Also known as Sami, the San Andreas Mod Installer is a must-have for anyone planning on installing multiple mods. This tool allows you to instal mods and custom vehicles without having to edit the game files yourself. Sure, you can say that you’re a hardcore PC mod guy and don’t need any fancy software to do the legwork for you, but really, it’ll save you some time and effort.
While I can’t recommend Sami enough, the IMG Tool works for Grand Theft Auto 3, Vice City and San Andreas. It is required for installing modifications such as cars, skins, weapons, and other in-game items via “GTA3.img” files.
People with the second edition of GTA San Andreas may have issues running certain modifications. This patch downgrades the game to a version that should be able to run any modification without crashing. If you’ve been experiencing crashes while trying out mods, then this may be the fix for you.
This total conversion changes everything about GTA 3 — textures, cars, buildings, and more. Many models and textures have been ported over from Vice City; others are high-resolution remakes. Performance barely takes a hit.
All of the game’s cars are replaced with real-life counterparts, such as Aston Martin’s Vantage, Volkswagen’s Passat, and even an F-16 fighter jet to replace the Dodo.
Most of the shops, signs, and other locales have been changed to real-life brands and names, such as McDonald’s, AMD, and Pepsi.
So, you’ve just purchased or reinstalled San Andreas. Great — congratulations on making a good decision. But maybe you’re like me and don’t feel like grinding through the story to unlock everything — maybe you just wanted to drive around like a madman, unrestricted.
This is a saved game file at 100% completion that will allow you to do just that.