GTA 5 Becomes an RPG With This New Mod

Los Santos needed more RPG grind.

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Grand Theft Auto V is a huge, sprawling, entertaining action game, but it does not have very many RPG elements. One modder has decided to change that, and is creating a mod that turns GTA V into a role-playing game.

User LogicSpawn is working the mod, which is called GTA V: RPG, and the modder's adding skill trees, looting systems, and a whole bunch of other tweaks to the game. This includes a system of relationships with characters in the game. You'll be able to talk to and befriend NPCs, who can affect the way the game plays out. You can watch the trailer for the mod below (warning: some strong language).

LogicSpawn has also dramatically overhauled GTA V's skills. In the normal game, you build up better driving, flying, or shooting abilities simply by playing the game. You don't have any choice over what skills you have. LogicSpawn is adding a full ability tree, complete with different skills for your character and your vehicles.

The modder is working on making this mod compatible with traditional GTA V so that you can play through the normal story mode with all of the mod's changes and features.

I immediately appreciated LogicSpawn's addition of XP and loot pop-ups in the HUD. It's nice seeing more clearly when you're increasing levels and picking up ammo or money.

GTA V: RPG is available now to download from the modder's website. As always, be cautious downloading, as other mods have been reported as containing malware.

It's the latest in an increasing number of awesome mods, including a mod that lets you drive around the car from the Knight Rider TV series. The original game was pretty good, too--you can read our review of normal GTA V, which GameSpot critic Carolyn Petit thought was terrific.

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Dude, this is kind of like a dream come true. I always wanted more "RPG" in my GTA and Red Dead Redemption. If RDD had theae things, I seriously would have called it the greatest game of all time.

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Peasants be mad

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why not just call it Role Playing Grand Theft Auto....

It fits/respects the original name being a felony and turns it into a satire of it.

RPGTA

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@Klyern: Probably because it sounds dumb.

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@chaotic_eden: someone takes themselves too seriously.

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this i got to see. who knows what kind of bugs and problems adding all this will cause but i'd like to see how it pans out.

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"Grand Theft Auto V is a huge, sprawling, entertaining action game, but it does not have very many RPG elements."

How does this game not have "very many RPG elements"...? It has more RPG elements by todays standards than most games filed under the RPG genre. With it's main story quests(missions), side quests, friendship/dating sims, skill leveling system, character customization, etc etc etc... I've always wondered why most of the GTA's werent considered RPG's to begin with.

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So bad ... no thanks

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Hot

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That is so terrible.

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SUCKA EMCEE's THEY CALL ME SIRE!! ^______^

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What's that song in the video?

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@justbefahad said:

What's that song in the video?

krs one - sound of da police

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@kitty: Thanks Kitty!

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@justbefahad: Sound of Da Police by KRS One

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@silentmobius: Thanks!

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@justbefahad: Its about a millionaire rap artist complaining about the same police he calls to protect his enormous mansion.

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@cjtopspin:

Hah wow, do you have any idea who KRS one is and what he stands for? Guy used to be homeless and got famous for his rhyming skills in spite of the fact that he is very vocal about social, political and spiritual issues.

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@cjtopspin: He wasn't a millionaire when he made this song though...

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@37theEnigma said:

@cjtopspin: He wasn't a millionaire when he made this song though...

Don't worry about him 37theEnigma, Some people just don't know/understand hip hop history

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@nini200 said:
@37theEnigma said:

@cjtopspin: He wasn't a millionaire when he made this song though...

Don't worry about him 37theEnigma, Some people just don't know/understand hip hop history

Yet presently he's likely very right regardless when the song was written, that kind of stuff just makes one a hypocrite. Complain about police one minute because your a thug in the ghetto but later in life thanking them for arresting thugs breaking into your mansion because now your a baller releasing material based on your historic ghetto lifestyle...whatever.

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@pimphand_gamer: dont talk about stuff you know nothing about, should have learned that by now

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@pimphand_gamer: What Elem3nt said is correct. KRS never was, and never wanted to be known as a "thug." He despised that lifestyle. He never agreed with other rappers' choice to glamorize that lifestyle either. What you are doing is stereotyping him based on other mainstream artists, and what mainstream media wants to push out, without even trying to know about his own life.

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@nini200: Yea. I wasn't going to respond back if he replied with another ignorant remark. I just don't like when ignorance and falseness is spread. Lots of people assume all rappers/actors/entertainers, and others with fame, were born on a bed made of cash. Lots of hip-hop and rap tracks are solely made to be glorified entertainment. Though, lots of others are made to reveal truths, much like the tracks made by KRS One, Immortal Technique, Locksmith, and the list can go on and on. The artist B.O.B, for example, has a blend of both, like in his mixtape "No Genre." Please, people, don't assume anything, or at least don't spread lies about anyone before getting to know their story.

You probably already know this nini. This is mostly just for others who didn't know, who are just scrolling through.

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The Dota 2 voice over stuff is the most annoying thing in the world, why the fack put it in this

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@postalsam said:

The Dota 2 voice over stuff is the most annoying thing in the world, why the fack put it in this

Dota 2 voice over? That Multi Kill etc was from Unreal Tournament 99

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woop woop

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All that work and they can't even spell congratulations correctly for reaching level 8...

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@jarrett It's called a typo, you insufferable dick.

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Modding should be possible in all games. Just think of all the crazy stuff we would see :D

Now excuse me I got few whales to bomb a city with :P

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@sevuz7: You could bomb Wales with whales until people wailed.

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@Stonedwolfed: Good one ;P

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Wish I could try it... I had this horrible glitch that made me redownload the game, and I keep getting stuck reconnecting to the download server. Stupid rockstar.

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I wonder if anyone will build out a mod for GTA that gives you the fighting engine of Sleeping Dogs and it's free running abilities, GTA is sorely lacking in movement and combat, the shooting isn't even all that good either. I'm grabbing Definitive Edition as we speak since I missed it on PS3/360 but my brother had it and I was in awe at the fighting and abilities showcased by Wei Shen.

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@SavageEvil: Too right. One of the things that made me regret on GTA V's investment was the ridiculous amount of modders online and those weird shootout mechanics.

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@SavageEvil: Picked it up on the 360 and I must admit even though I didn't complete it(because I upgraded to the xbone) I was was quite impressed with everything apart from the driving it felt kind of clunky but still a good game

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@mupet-man: I recently just purchased it for PS four and yeah it is a killer game

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Alex deliberately stirring up trouble by linking to Carolyn's review.

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@93ChevyNut: 'Carolyn' WAAHAHAHAAH

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@93ChevyNut: LOL. yeah... still can't forget "overly misogynistic"... that's what happens when reviewer injects his/her own delusions into review of the game.

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@Saidrex: give em a game with a fat ugly woman beating up men and they'll love it

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@Saidrex: Funny thing is, GTA4 got 10/10.

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Hmm, will have to check that out. Might be interesting after I finally run through vanilla.

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And that review just reminds me of all the hate Carolyn got over it.

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