A game like GTA 5 is a literal sandbox- you get this massive, dense, populated world, and the freedom to do almost anything you want, go anywhere you want, any time you want. And the best part is, the things in the world respond to you and your actions. It’s great, and liberating.
There are some boundaries to this freedom, however, and they can often serve as immersion breakers, or a reminder that there are limits to the sandbox. One of these has always been the buildings- indeed, the GTA series has never let players explore all, or even most, of the buildings that dot its urban landscapes. The same was also true of GTA5- but you can trust PC gamers, who are a crafty bunch, to get around that.
Youtuber Newtheft recently posted a video showing off the Open All Interiors mod, which opens up every interior in the game. The remarkable thing is, the buildings seem to be complete, with functioning doors and even people inside, which does make you wonder the reason for them not being accessible to the player in the first place.
The full list of the new locations the mod opens up is:
Sandy Shores sheriff department
Paleto Bay sheriff department
Cluckin Bell factory
Bahamas Mamas West nightclub (you teleport in by standing at the front doors)
Comedy club (you teleport in by standing at the front doors)
The O’Neil farmhouse
The “Humane Labs”
FIB building bottom floors
FIB building floor 49 (access through first elevator)
FIB building burnt out floors 47 – 53 (access through second elevator)
Epsilon storage room
Building under construction beside jewellery store
Franklin’s aunt’s house
Meat packing facility
Morgue (so you teleport in by standing at the front doors)
Madrazo’s ranch (doors open, but R* put an invisible wall there :\ )
Devin Weston’s chop shop
Paleto Bay bank
In addition, it adds elevators to get you into the top floors of the FIB building and markers to help you find all of the explorable interiors. Essentially, if you are planning on exploring the vast world of Los Santos at all, then this mod is indispensable (and a reminder of why the PC version of GTA5 is, indeed, the best one).