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The Best GTA V Realistic Mods List


GTA V Realistic Mods are available in plenty, it ranges from adding new characters and vehicles to the game, giving it a completely new look and offering brand-new game types as well. We’ll discuss the top 5 mods for GTA V in this article to make it look even more authentic.

Given that GTA V wasn’t made with modders in mind, unlike Skyrim, the size of the modding community is particularly astonishing. There are no official resources for making mods, and there is no official means to incorporate mods into your game.

Here’s a warning before you use any mods. Rockstar has said that while it will never ban you for altering your single-player game. However, it does not want mods to be utilized in GTA Online. Thus, it is imperative that you play offline if you have modifications loaded or turn them all off before going online.

Fortunately, most of the mods include an inherent switch that can be used to turn them off. Therefore, if you intend to play GTA Online in addition to single-player, take care while choosing the mods you install.

How to install GTA 5 mods on PC

The list of mods below will include some form of instructions on how to install the mod on your PC. You just have to read the descriptions from the videos below on the YouTube site for the download links together with the instructions on how to install them.

Here, we will only cover the most basic requirements to install mods on GTA V and the first common requirement would be installing Script Hook V by Alexander Blade.

Since most of the current mods are scripts, you’ll need the most recent version of Script Hook to get them to work. Visit to get the latest version of Script Hook, then click the download link inside the table. Avoid clicking the “Download” images from the advertisements.

Installation is pretty straight forward. Below is the instructions from the download page.

1. Copy ScriptHookV.dll to the game’s main folder, i.e. where GTA5.exe is located.
2. In order to load asi plugins you need to have asi loader installed, you can download it separately or use the latest version that comes with this distrib (dinput8.dll). You must delete previous asi loader version (dsound.dll) if you have one installed.
3. This distrib also includes a sample asi plugin – native trainer, if you need a trainer then copy NativeTrainer.asi too.

The main concept is that compiled script plugins depend only on ScriptHookV.dll, so when the game updates the only thing that user must do in order to make scripts working again is to update script hook runtime (i.e. ScriptHookV.dll).

There’s another version of Script Hook written in .NET framework. Some script mods need both the Community Script Hook V.NET and the Script Hook by Alexander Blade.

To use this version of Script Hook, you will need Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 (Skip this if you’re using Windows 10 and above) and Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package for Visual Studio 2019 (x64) to be on your PC.

Once you have those two installed. Download and install the original Script Hook V mentioned above and then download the Community Script Hook here. Lastly, copy the ScriptHookVDotNet.asi, ScriptHookVDotNet2.dll, and ScriptHookVDotNet3.dll into your game directory.

Some mods may require you to install additional plugins or utility like the LUA Plugin and also the OpenIV which we will not talk more about it here. You may head to their site for the instructions on how to install them. Also, you will only need to install these if the Mod requires you to.

GTA V Realistic Mods – Combo 1

The three separate mods used in the video demonstration above can be download and install by clicking the name of the mod below:

  1. INTER ReShade Present – This mod contains all the presets to make the game feel even better.
  2. NaturalVision Evolved – NaturalVision Evolved (NVE) is the, well, natural evolution of NaturalVision Remastered, an ongoing visual overhaul project.
  3. QuantVQuantV is a graphic overhaul with a complete timecycle made from scratch and .asi script to control in-game graphic effects (and also a Trainer).

To utilize any of the mods on the above list, you must become a Patreon supporter and pay a monthly subscription charge. Additionally, it is a good idea to help these modders so that they can keep the game’s visuals up to par.

GTA V Realistic Mods – Combo 2

For this mod combo, it uses the same mod as the one above but instead of using the INTER ReShade Preset, this one is using ️a mod call “RTGI”. Below are the list of the mods that this video uses, click the name of the mod to download:

  1. RTGI (Ray Traced Global Illumination) – Creating the ReShade Ray Tracing shader (RTGI) and more (this adds raytracing to the game).
  2. NaturalVision Evolved – NaturalVision Evolved (NVE) is the, well, natural evolution of NaturalVision Remastered, an ongoing visual overhaul project.
  3. QuantVQuantV is a graphic overhaul with a complete timecycle made from scratch and .asi script to control in-game graphic effects (and also a Trainer).

The same applies to this one; you will need to become a Patreon supporter in order to use the aforementioned mods. There are 13 additional mods in this video above as well but we will not list them here since you can go to the video description on YouTube to check them out.

The amount of time they require increases along with projects and the demand for these mods. By contributing to these modifications on Patreon, you encourage them to devote all of their time and energy to creating, maintaining, and perfecting the components that make games look amazing and drive the most well-liked graphics mods.

Free GTA V Realistic Mods

For some, free would be a better option. Here are some alternative mods that could make GTA V looks better. Though, it might not look as great as the ones mention above, it could still get the job done pretty well.

In this list, there are 2 free mods that you could use to make the game looks or feel better. You are also require to install Script Hook V and OpenIV in order to use these mods.

  1. Redux – GTA 5 Redux is more than just a graphics overhaul. Brand new handling for every single vehicle in the game! (Including heli’s, planes, boats, etc) Corrected suspension and weight of vehicles.
  2. ReShade – ReShade is a generic post-processing injector for games and video software developed by crosire. Imagine your favorite game with ambient occlusion, real depth of field effects, color correction and more

You may check out the video below on how to install these free mods.


Even though GTA V has been out for years, the community is still very huge for this game. Lots of developers or modders are still trying to improve the graphics and other features. But using these mods may come with a price, you might get banned as mention in the introduction above.

Use them with care and remember to turn those mods off or remove them if you’re going to play multiplayer mode online. But if you’re just playing the single player mode, then it is safe to keep them on.

Hope you would enjoy those mods mention in this article. It could give you a better gaming experience in the single player mode since it adds a lot more features other than just graphics improvements.

Though not all additional modes are listed in this article, you could still find them out in the description of the video on YouTube. Simply click on the “Watch on YouTube” text at the bottom left of the video. Or, visit for more mods!

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