It's just been a couple of weeks since Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) for the PC was released worldwide. Aside from fantastic graphics, one of the reasons to choose the PC version over consoles is the support for modifications or mods, as they're known. Mods enhance your gaming experience in many ways, from something as small as increasing the lighting in a game (like the famous duct tape mod for Doom 3) to full blown experiences like Counter-Strike (which was originally a Half-Life mod).
While GTA V creators haven't officially weighed in on mods yet, that hasn't stopped a rabid fanbase from creating some surprisingly good modifications for a game that's still in its early days. Here's our picks on what you should check out.
Yes you read right. One of the first mods comes from YouTuber Taltigolt. You can play as a cat instead of Franklin, Trevor, or Michael. If this wasn't enough, you drive vehicles as a feline and can use weapons such as guns and Molotov cocktails too.
Following the animal motif the aptly named Merfish released this mod, which lets you drop whales into the game. Given that the city of Los Santos is tense enough as it is, you can only imagine what happens when you drop a whale on tanks, blimps, helicopters, and of course the unsuspecting citizens of Los Santos.
A bone of contention for many a PC-only gamer is that Rockstar hasn't shown any inclination towards releasing open-world wild west adventure Red Dead Redemption and its Undead Nightmare expansion pack to PCs. With this mod however, you can bring the grim atmosphere from Undead Nightmare to GTA V and play as a zombie as well.
Field of view or FOV as many a PC gaming enthusiast refers to it, is the extent of which your is the extent of the world that can be seen at any moment. This simple mod lets you increase how much your character can see. Useful considering that the game's FOV slider seems anaemic for some.
Why stop at simple cheats that give you invincibility when you can punch your way out of any trouble? Or perhaps, punch and kick your way into more trouble and still come out unscathed. That's what you can do with modder LinGon's super punch mod. Nothing is safe from your fists and legs of fury be it law enforcement or vehicles, making this one of the more entertaining mods around.
Those were our picks from the slew of GTA V mods out at the moment. What are your favourites? Let us know via the comments.