GTA 5 has consistently been the best sandbox RPG game on the market ever since its release back in 2013. One of the reasons for the game's longevity is that it is highly moddable. There are a lot of mods you can install on GTA 5, with some completely improving or changing your gaming experience.

In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the 10 most immersive GTA 5 mods to try out in 2023.

1. Vanillaworks Extended Pack

Vanillaworks Extended is an add-on pack that includes a collection of lore-friendly vehicles from various different mod creators. This mod has high quality Lods (level of details), which means your game will not crash as much compared to other lore-friendly mods that have little to no lods.

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The various cars from this mod look exactly like something Rockstar would have added to the game.

The vanilla works mod is very different from all other mods on this list. Instead of adding new vehicles to GTA 5, it modifies the current vanilla vehicle and makes them better. Furthermore, it also adds countless new vehicles to the game, all of which are “manufactured” by the same companies that appear in GTA V.

The new cars in the game are all in line with the lore and style of the series - they won't look out of line at all.

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Vanillaworks Extended Pack changes how all vehicles in the game look.

2. GTA 5 Redux

GTA 5 Redux is perhaps the most ambitious mod ever created for the Grand Theft Auto series. It overhauls almost every single aspect of the base game for a more realistic experience. Visual-wise, almost all aspects have been modified, with significantly upgraded 4K textures. Your game will look super photorealistic.

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GTA Redux is amongst the biggest realism mods for GTA 5.

The gameplay also gets a good number of upgrades as well. From the Police system to Weapons, Melee, Explosions & Damage and even Population, Random Events & Pedestrian Ai, the mod has pretty much everything. Vehicles handling is also improved.

Overall, if you what to completely overhaul all aspects of the game, GTA Redux is the top choice.

3. World of Variety

The vanilla game is quite bland when it comes to variety. Seeing the same old sights and sounds over and over again get boring pretty quick. World of Variety changes that by bringing over assets from multiplayer, story mode and more.

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World of Variety contains a lot of unique NPCs.

This makes the GTA V universe more diverse and enjoyable to be in. The best part about World of Variety is that is it lore friendly and balanced. Nothing looks out of place at all, with all assets spawning naturally.

4. VisualVanilla

VisualVanilla is a graphics mod that subtly improves graphics without altering Rockstar Games' idea of how the game's setting feels for the players. It changes and improves a lot of thing while keeping it low-key and immersive. Some of the biggest changes of this mod are the removal of the annoying chromatic aberration and the massive overhaul of the underwater environment.

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The beautiful VisualV's edited modifiers for areas & interiors, improved color correction, fixed rendering code, etc. Furthermore, all weathers have been reworked to match the vibe and colors to be as close as possible to Rockstar Games' design. This makes V feel less dated.

5. Enable All Interiors

One of the least immersive things in GTA 5 is the lack of interiors in some buildings. Enable All Interiors deals with this problem by adding interiors for many buildings in the game, including those that are only available during specific missions.

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Enable All Interiors makes the game much more immersive.

Players should be able to access those buildings with this mod installed. Overall, it makes GTA 5 much more realistic and fun to play.

6. IVPack - GTA IV vehicles in GTA V

GTA 4 is well liked amongst fans of the series, with its iconic portrayal of Liberty City, a fictional version of New York. As GTA 4 and its sequel are in different cities, the vehicle roster is also different. This means some GTA 4 vehicles are not present in GTA 5.

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Various vehicles from GTA 4 are added to this mod.

The IVPack fixes that problem -  it adds all GTA IV vehicles to the most recent Grand Theft Auto game. The interiors have been reworked, and the exteriors have current-gen graphics. This mod is a must-have for fans of the series.

7. GTA Online Survivals

This mod does not aim to create original content - it just brings content that exists in the Online version of the game into the Offline one. GTA Online Survivals simulate the survival minigame from GTA Online in Singleplayer.

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GTA Online Survivals

There are 18 missions in this pack, each on a different location on the map. With each wave the enemy's aim gets better and their armor is increased, increasing the difficulty. By default, survivals end after 10 waves, but they can also be started in infinite waves mode.

8. Realistic Guns Sounds/Realistic Weapon Sounds

While GTA 5 is decent in the sound department, only the sounds made by people are good. Weapon sounds, on the other hand, are bad and unrealistic. This is where the Realistic Gun/Weapons Sounds mods come in.

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Having real sound makes the game much more immersive.

These mods extracted the sounds of gunshots from games like Far Cry 4 or Battlefield 4, movies and even real weapons and implement them into GTA 5. With either of these two mods installed, players should get a much more authentic experience in gunfights. The sounds of explosions are also improved, delivering an experience similar to urban combat.

9. Cayo Perico Island for Single Player

This mod adds the island of Cayo Perico to the GTA 5 map. It is located Southeast of the main map, behind the aircraft carrier. This is not a complete mod, as there are no cars and pedestrians.

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Cayo Perico Mod will definitely freshen up your GTA 5 experience.

Most heists in GTA Online come with an interesting backstory... and the Cayo Perico has the best one among them. It includes all the good aspects of GTA Online's storytelling and incorporates them into the gameplay in an easy-to-follow style. The characters on the island are very entertaining, with the prime example being El Rubio.

10. Crime and Police Rebalance & Enhancement

This mod overhauls the police system in a different way than #4, as it focuses on AI. Most crimes will now require people to have to call the police on you. This means stealth is now possible - just stop pedestrians from dialing 9-11 and you can kill without worry.

Stealth, in general, has been improved. Silencers will reduce the chance of people hearing your gunshots. Furthermore, people won't have superhuman hearing and sight - this means stealth melee kills are very viable now.

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Crime and Police Rebalance & Enhancement has much harder combat.

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