GTA V is widely known to be a very good looking game, especially on the PC. With the superior hardware capabilities PCs possess, games generally look significantly better on them than they do on consoles. Exceptions to this occur either due to horrible optimization, or purposeful graphical downgrades. Now, GTA V is a very, very pretty game. On max settings, some screenshots can be mistaken for a real-life photograph on first, second and third glances.
Another massive advantage PC has? Modding. While mods can be used for all kinds of mischief such as grappling hooks and jetpacks, or if you so desire, a total conversion of the game into a police sim, they are also widely used to beef up the visuals.
While we’ve already reported on one of the graphical heavy-hitters of the modding community, the ENBSeries aren’t the only popular graphical tweaks out there. Gionight, known for his modding of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, has recently released to the public the first glimpse of what GTA V looks like after he got to work on the game. Note that despite being very much a work in progress, these screenshots already show a visible upgrade to the visuals of the game, even without a side-by-side comparison. If this is what Gionight’s Los Santos looks like incomplete, we can only imagine what the finished mod will make GTA V look like. Seems like the ENBSeries mod has a pretty serious contender.
Just as it is well known that GTA V looks pretty damn good on max settings, it is also common knowledge that you need a pretty beefy machine to get it running. The thing with most graphical mods is that since they are usually made by a one-man team, optimization wise these mods aren’t always the best, and shoot up the system requirements by magnitudes. However, looking at those screens, it’s damn sure worth it.
Do you guys use and graphical mods in GTA V?