GTA 5: The Cold & The Dead is our new favourite Rockstar Editor movie

By Matt Martin, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 14:59 GMT

See Los Santos re-imagined as a brutal wasteland.

The Cold & The Dead is a new machinima project from AbsolutePab, the guy behind some of our favourite Rockstar Editor movies to date; Los Santos Vice and The Discriminating Visitor of Los Santos.

Episode 1, Aftermath, is a longer take than previous flicks, using GTA 5 on PC, the Rockstar Editor and numerous mods to create a brooding and brutal post-apocalyptic story – the opposite of Los Santos’ often sickly dayglo pop-culture overdose.

“The Cold & The Dead gives me the opportunity to work with an apocalyptic environment but also the freedom to move back and forth through time,” says Pab.

“I always thought an alternative to the consumerism of GTAV would have made an interesting DLC for story mode.”

Check out the full movie above and it goes without saying you should subscribe to Pabs’ channel on YouTube for future updates.

We’ve grabbed a few screenshots below to highlight some of the cinematography in The Cold & The Dead.




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