The 5 Best (And Most Cursed) Mods Available For Stray

Here's a short guide on the best and most bizarre mods available for Stray. As you'd expect, a game that lets you play as a cat has incredible mod potential.

Stray CJ San Andreas
The best mod of 2022? | Annapurna Interactive

As our own Faris Delalic said of Stray in his review:

Stray is a wonderful game that is very easy to fall in love with. I mean, I’m not at all a cat person and I almost cried within the first five minutes of the game. The developers were going for a weird, kooky thing, and they completely nailed it.

We wholeheartedly agree, Stray is a game that is difficult not to fall in love with. But that doesn't mean we can't poke fun and make it ridiculous. And that's exactly what these 5 incredible mods do. These are really going to make your second and third playthroughs a lot more enjoyable.

Note: We've included a download link for each mod and a link to the creator's PayPal. All the mods are free, but you might want to donate for the mods you download.

The Best Mods For Stray

All the following mods are available exclusively for PC. To install them, download the mods via the download links and extract them into this file:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Stray\Hk_project\Content\Paks

Right, let's get to the best mods available for Stray!

5. Play as a dog

This first one needs no explanation. If you hate cats but love dogs, then this is the game for you. Stray can be enjoyed just as easily with a dog, although hearing a puppy meow is disconcerting...

Play as a dog stray mod
More of a dog person? | © Annapurna Interactive / Chris

4. Replace meowing with Family Guy's version of Memories

Hilarity is guaranteed with this fantastic mod. Obviously you have to be a Family Guy fan to get the reference, but even if you don't, there's something so absurdly humorous about a cat sounding like Peter Griffin.

3. Play as Garfield

You know exactly what you're getting with this mod. I actually used it part-way through my first playthrough, and it didn't detract from the emotional, sincere moments. Unfortunately, you won't find as much lasagna in Stray as you might have hoped for.

Garfield Stray
What's wrong John? | © Annapurna Interactive / Chris

2. Replace meowing with "Jason!"

Please, please watch the video beneath to get an idea of how well done this was. This had everyone in the office cracking up, it's right up there with Skyrim's Thomas the Tank Engine mod.

1. Play as CJ from San Andreas

And last but not least: the mod that turns the cat from the Stray into CJ. This is an iconic GTA character, and we're sorry to see him ridiculed like this, but what an amazing idea. We're still waiting for a mod that replaces your meow with CJs voice lines, but we're quite certain it's on the way...

CJ as Stray mod
Here we go again. | © Annapurna Interactive / Sirgalahad172

And that, ladies and gentlemen, was your overview of the best mods available for everyone's new favorite game: Stray. As we said up top, this is a great game, and perhaps you should enjoy it au naturel for the first playthrough, but after that we highly recommend cracking out the mods. Let us know if you find any other good ones!

If you haven't played Stray, yet then we recommend checking it out: