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Modder brings Just Cause's outrageous grappling hook to Grand Theft Auto 5

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

About a month into Grand Theft Auto 5's PC debut and we've got what figures to be an all-time great mod: Someone put a grappling hook, a la Just Cause 2, into the game.

See it in action above. It's not a completely polished mod, in that the line frequently disappears but, coupled with the parachute, you can tear through San Andreas as if it was Panau, zooming to the tops of buildings and chaining vehicles together with comical, over-the-top results.

The mod is the work of JulioNIB, the modder behind Iron Man and Flappy Bird mods for Frand Theft Auto 4, and is available here. The hook can attach to buildings, vehicles and bystanders and chain together multiple targets. The modder is working on adding the ability to steal vehicles while attached to them or standing on their roofs.

"I have one question ... can you stop the train with it?" asks one commenter on YouTube. Now, that would be totally unrealistic. Then again, that's sort of the point of Just Cause 2's signature weapon/tool, so maybe it can?

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