Grand Theft Auto V's PC version doesn't have many super hero mods just yet. However, players can now become Superman thanks to a new fan creation.
The GTA 5 Superman mod turns Trevor into the Man of Steel. He has the iconic blue and red costume and lone curl of hair. It's not perfect - his legs are skinnier than you'd expect and his face is an ugly mix of the game's three protagonists - but this is clearly Kal-El.
"This is the best i can do by changing existing 3d models and editing textures only!" said the creator of the mod. "Once we have the ability to edit and add 3d models I will be able to make a better one."
GTA 5 Superman is able to shrug off bullets. He can also punt cars, much like characters using the super-strength mod we previously told you about. His attacks on humans aren't quite so explosive, though.
Thanks to a separate mod, he can fly as well. The flying animation's a bit awkward; he basically just leaps high into the air and skydives down. Also, he's not great at landing. Right now, he just runs face-first into the ground and rolls to a stop. Perhaps someone will clean up his technique with a later mod.
In the years since GTA 4's release, the modding community has added several superheroes to that game. Players can become Iron Man, Hulk and more. DC favorites Superman and Batman were playable thanks to mods as well:
These sorts of creations are why so many Grand Theft Auto fans were waiting on a PC version of GTA 5. Mods can essentially give players an entire new game to play. Instead of playing story missions or heists, players can spend time unleashing their superpowers on Los Santos' populace, flooding the city, or playing with futuristic weaponry.
GTA 5's gotten a mixed reaction from modders. Some are upset that Rockstar's made it harder for them to manipulate the game for their creations. They're also concerned that they'll be banned for using mods. Rockstar maintains that single-player mods are permitted, though.
"You should not worry about being banned or being relegated to the cheater pool just for using single player PC mods," Rockstar said earlier this month. "Our primary focus is on protecting GTA Online against modifications that could give players an unfair advantage, disrupt gameplay, or cause griefing."