GTAIV Mod Covers Liberty City in Sand, Works So Well

Someone thought it would be funny to cover Liberty City with sand. Turns out it makes for a unique experience.

The “Desert Storm” Grand Theft Auto IV mod drops huge mounds of sand onto the open-world game world that is Liberty City, spanning all three islands. The sand appears to use the same effects seen on the beaches in-game (or it could just be a mod doing that, what do I know).

The sandy landscape is made to be driven upon, providing opportunities to get some mad airtime or cross the islands without those pesky rivers. Know what it’s like driving in a post-apocalyptic desert city like a Middle Eastern oil magnate. Just don’t expect the trains to come.

GTAIV – Desert Storm [GTA4-Mods via Kotaku]