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'GTA Trilogy' Looks So Much Better With One Simple Fix

'GTA Trilogy' Looks So Much Better With One Simple Fix

Fog of war

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition hasn't been anything like the slam-dunk many of us were expecting it to be. Releasing remastered versions of GTA III, Vice City, and San Andreas should have been an easy win - but the past week has shown it to be anything but.

The remastered collection was pulled from sale on PC for most of the weekend, and Rockstar has been flooded with complaints and refund requests. GTA: The Trilogy even ended up as the worst-rated game of 2021, if only briefly.

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In the midst of this horror, modders have been quietly working to fix many of the more glaring issues with the remastered games. Earlier this week we reported on the fans who have already drastically improved San Andreas' horrendous rain effects, but there's one other simple fix modders have implemented that make the games look so much better.

First, a little bit of history for our younger readers. When San Andreas first hit PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC back in the day, Rockstar made clever use of fog to mask distant parts of the world that hadn't loaded in. It also helped create the impression that the map was bigger than it actually was.

Obviously the remastered San Andreas is capable of loading the entire world at once, so there's no need for any clever tricks to compensate. Unfortunately, robbing the game of its fog also lets us see just how tiny the map really is. Climbing up somewhere high to look around doesn't create a sense of wonder, it just reveals how flat and small Los Santos is.

Fortunately, modders have already restored the fog to the remastered San Andreas, once again restoring that sense of grandeur and mystery to the world. It's a simple fix, but one that has gone a huge way towards improving the overall look and feel of the game. Take a look for yourself below.

Now if Rockstar could do the same so that console players have the option as well as PC players, that'd be amazing.

Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games

Topics: Rockstar Games, Grand Theft Auto