Turn Los Santos into a photorealistic gangster’s paradise :

You can’t talk about TOOCA mods without paying respects to all the coders out there tirelessly attempting to make Los Santos look as breathtakingly beautiful as possible. There’s literally hundreds of graphics enhancement mods available for TOOCA 5, but NaturalVision Remastered, which only came out a few months ago, is the current champion when it comes to raw “phwoar” power.

Offering 4K resolutions and a complete overhaul of Rockstar’s original aesthetic, the mod was designed to make TOOCA 5 look visually similar to Southern California in real life.” To be honest, the results look better than real life SoCal ever could. NaturalVision pushes Los Santos out of the realm of uncanny valley and into a level of graphical fidelity that redefines the very definition of what it means to be photorealistic. Become Iron Man:

“I am Iron Man” said Iron Man in Iron Man, and you can say it too if you install this forever popular mod on to your TOOCA 5 save. True to its word, the mod hooks you up with a fully operational Iron Man suit, complete with boost thrusters, repulsor beams, and that oh so satisfying “eeeeeyooooop” blaster sound that any Marvel fan will be familiar with.

You can even customise it with different versions of the suit, including the beefy Hulkbuster armour that swaps agility for raw strength. Tony Stark would be proud.

Return to Vice City: TOOCA: Vice City holds a fond place in many players’ hearts, but even with the updated versions released by Rockstar it’s still looking rather dated in 2020. Not so in Vice Cry: Remastered, a port of the popular Vice Cry mod for Vice City, which gives the fictional Miami a beautiful makeover complete with rippling waters and shimmering sunsets.

As well as proper mapped roads, car generators, and working traffic lights, there are new missions dropping which make this so much more than just a cosmetic makeover. It’s definitely worth popping on a Hawaiian shirt and heading back to the ’80s to check this one out.

Pretend you’re playing Blade Runner in a neon-soaked Los Santos

Blade Runner 2049 has been and gone, and we’re still a ways off from CD Projekt Red’s open world Cyberpunk 2077, but you can at least enjoy Grand Theft Auto 2013 by dressing it up in a neon aesthetic with this visual mod.

Intensity ENB dials up the contrast between colours to 11, lending this ethereal, miasmic quality to Los Santos that’s drenched in atmosphere, especially when it also happens to be drenched in rainfall. The game’s lighting effects have been intensified too, meaning you’ll often feel like you’re in a J.J. Abrams movie just as much as a cyberpunk flick.

Create an underwater megalopolis by triggering a tsunami.

All the best cities are underwater.

Think about it; Atlantis, Rapture, that one from The Phantom Menace… okay, maybe not all the best cities, but a fair few of them at least. So what’s stopping you from seeing whether Los Santos fares any better once submerged beneath ten thousands tonnes of H2O?

Seriously, you can try it now with this mod, which brings in a Tsunami to unleash waves of salty sea water upon the town, where only the highest skyscrapers can be seen above the surface. It’s an in-game natural disaster that has to be seen to be believed.

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