For some time now, players have had the ability to put together their own missions in Grand Theft Auto Online, and share it with the community. Occasionally, some of these fan missions were put together so well, with such attention and so much effort, that they caught the eyes of the team at Rockstar, who would then promote these fan missions.
In this batch, Rockstar has collected a set of community made missions which were inspired by some of the other games the studio is responsible for. Namely, Red Dead Redemption, LA Noire and Max Payne 3.
First up, the Red Dead Redemption missions have players turn up the cowboy in four different jobs set in the desert area. You can either race through a canyon with the blazing sun at your back, show off your gun-slinging skills in a one on one revolver duel, nick some riches from rival gangs situated in desert settlements, or going in guns blazing on these very same gangsters (and nicking their riches, obviously). Naturally, all of this would be done with your character wearing a sweet and stylish cowboy hat.
Taking a step forward in time, we leave behind the wild wild west and step into the sombre, smoky embrace of the 40’s. The LA Noire missions have players race with vehicles reminiscent of the era, as well as setting the more inquisitive players on some unsolved cases near the most recognizable landmarks.
Last but not least, we have the missions inspired by Max Payne 3. Taking players to the seedier locations of Los Santos, these missions equip your character with a specific set of weapons to ensure that the fights are visceral, close up and personal. Seeking to outright re-create one of the missions from the source material, expect to visit a horse-track when playing these missions.
Rockstar has fully embraced community content with Grand Theft Auto V. Between modding, the Rockstar Editor and custom missions, the players of GTA V will surely keep the game alive for a damn long time.
What do you guys think of fan content? All-in, indifferent, or do you stick to the official stuff?