The Grand Theft Auto games may not take place a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, but they generally do unfold in wretched hives of scum and villainy. Players also get to step into the shoes of morally grey characters who operate outside the bounds of the law. But the one thing Star Wars still had over Grand Theft Auto was the fact that the game didn’t let you zip around Liberty City in the Millennium Falcon. Challenge accepted!
A chap named Emad Tavakoli has put together a GTA IV mod that does just that. It replaces the game’s Annihilator helicopter with a recreation of Han Solo’s iconic ship. If you’re a fan of the game, you can download the mod from GTA4-Mods.
We do have a few quibbles. Although it looks like the Falcon, it’s purely cosmetic. It still handles like a helicopter, so you get the weird sight of the ship flying whil canted forward at an angle, the way the game’s choppers do. It also doesn’t retract the loading ramp, which would drive me crazy if I tried playing this. The biggest problem, however? The ship’s backwards, a mirror image of its actual appearance. Han and Chewie’s cockpit is on the wrong side, dammit! I have no choice but to detract 100 Nerd Points.
But hey, GTA V is out this fall. Somebody get started on a new mod, stat. And this time put the Falcon the right way around!