GTA 5 is one of the best and most realistic open world games out there, however, there is definitely still room for improvement. The easiest way to do that is to install mods. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the top 10 GTA 5 realistic mods to install in 2022.

1. GTA Vice City Remastered

One of the best mods ever released for GTA 5, GTA Vice City Remastered is a complete recreation of Vice City from the 2001 game but in a modern era. The modder also added in a lot of original missions for you to enjoy, which almost makes this an expansion that Rockstar never made for GTA 5. A lot of new models and textures were created for this mod as well.

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GTA Vice City Remastered bring Vice City to modern graphics.

The mod was recently removed from by Rockstar. This is the reason behind the rumors that GTA 6 is going to be about Vice City in the modern day. To experience the full Vice City experience, you can also add in Tommy Vercetti with a separate mod.

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. 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.

5. Heists DLC [MissionMaker]

The Heists DLC mod for MissionMaker is amongst the biggest adventures to ever come to Story Mode. It is a re-imagining and remake of the 2015 Apartment Heists from GTA Online, porting everything to Single Player with a couple of changes.

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Heists DLC give players a lot more chance to perform heist quests.

From fighting gang members to robbing banks to stealing confidential data for the Government, the Heist DLC would feature a lot of fun and explosive action.

6. Realistic Weapons Sounds

The vanilla weapon sound effects in GTA 5 are super underwhelming. They are barely audible, which is highly unrealistic - as real weapons are super loud. The Realistic Weapons Sounds mod completely replaces all vanilla gun sounds with an upgraded version.

This makes firing your weapon feels much more satisfying. The mod does this by inserting better echo and collision effects, better reload and shell dropping effects, etc.

7. VisualV - GTA 5 Realistic Mods

While graphics are extremely subjective, others may prefer photorealism rather than creative art themes. And VisualV can accomplish both with just enough amount of innovative liberties that are taken over specific visual elements.

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VisualV makes the game look good while stay true to the spirit of the vanilla version.

VisualV is a graphic overhaul modification for Grand Theft Auto V, bringing you a completely redone weather effects, edited modificators for areas/interiors, improved color correction and much much more to add some life to Los Santos and Blaine County.

8. Project RELOAD Texture Overhaul

Project RELOAD Texture Overhaul aims to replace all the low quality textures in GTA 5 with better versions. With it installed, all of the game’s textures get improved greatly, providign the effect of an entirely new game.

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Project RELOAD is a higher end texture replacement mod.

The best part about this mod is that Project RELOAD made it a highly optimized mod, so even if your computer is mid-range, you can still run it.

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