Red Dead Redemption 2 PC mods are already out and they’re already amazing. The best so far allows you to play as any NPC, including animals.
This isn’t a simple model swap like when you play as a horse in GTA 5 either – it’s a proper swap to that character and all their abilities. As a wolf, you can run fast, maul people, and murder other animals. As an eagle, you can soar freely through the sky. As a squirrel, you can presumably be run over by a horse. As a snake, you can do snake stuff.
All you need to do is follow the steps on Nexus Mods and download the model swap trainer. From there, consult this list to dictate what character or animal you want to control. Want to play as Sadie Adler? Go for it. Want to play as a hillbilly with a jiggling belly? Why wouldn’t you? You can assign two characters to keys and swap between them at will.
Here’s a video explaining how to do it:
The only weird quirks to this are when you do things that the model wouldn’t normally do. Drink a health tonic as a wolf and its paw will twist around its head in a terrifying way, its model contorting like you’ve dropped a tab of LSD. All the models will also have Arthur’s voice. You’re alright, gurl.
Of course, these weird quirks are hilarious and incredibly good and pure. My personal favourite is if you enter a cutscene as an animal. Watch below as Eurogamer’s Emma Kent waggles her horse bits in an NPC’s face.
OH GOD pic.twitter.com/u7q7ThuvO1
— Emma Kent (@GoneEFK) November 7, 2019
If you want more, bring the society to Red Dead Redemption 2 with the Joker mod, or skip past the prologue for your second playthrough.