The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an open-world roleplaying game and is the fifth game in The Elder Scrolls series. This action-adventure game was released in 2011 and definitely still has fans hooked. This game is available on several different platforms but many fans of the game prefer to play it on their PC so that they can download the latest mods and really change the look and feel of their game.
Some mods released for Skyrim add an entirely new plotline and hours of gameplay while others simply make the game look a little different. Either way, there are thousands and thousands of mods that have been created for Skyrim, meaning that it would be almost impossible for even the most dedicated gamer to test them all out.
To see 10 of the best mods that no game of Skyrim is complete without, keep reading!
10 2K Textures
2K Textures is a mod that many Skyrim players just can't live without and that most probably already know about because of how popular it's become in the world of Skyrim. This mod has been downloaded countless times by Skyrim players and it's easy to see why.
There's no denying that Skyrim is an aesthetically pleasing game. The game has such an open-world with so many different areas, each of which is super unique and different from the others. But this mod is one that takes the beautiful world of Skyrim and improves on it by making the textures look even better.
Want to feel really immersed in the world of Skyrim? This mod is the one for you!
9 Alternate Start
Even people that aren't a huge fan of Skyrim and have somehow managed to avoid sinking dozens of hours into exploring the world of the game are probably familiar with how the game starts out. While we can't deny that that game start is truly iconic in the world of video games, wouldn't it be fun to start somewhere different? Alternate Start is a Skyrim mod that allows you to do just that.
Depending on the race that you chose when creating your character, the game will place you somewhere different. This means that you won't go through the entire opening sequence in which you've been arrested.
8 Reverse Crafting
Ever made something and then wished you had those materials back? We've all been there. Normally, there's nothing we can do about it but with the Reverse Crafting mod, this is no longer a problem! The fact that you're unable to smelt weapons, armor, and other items down into their base materials is something that really is missing from the game and we're so thankful that a Skyrim fan created this mod.
With this mod, you're finally able to take things apart and get the materials that they're made from. So, next time you craft a weapon, totally hate it, and want your materials back, just use this mod to get them back!
Falksaar is a pretty unique mod that was created by a really creative and talented Skyrim fan. This mod isn't one that simply changes the way the game looks or the way a small part of it functions, Falksaar actually adds an entire new area in the world, 26 new quests, new items, and a ton of other gameplay elements.
Falksaar is a completely finished new lands mod that can really expand on Skyrim for players that have completed all their favorite quests, really put a lot of time into the game, and aren't quite ready to leave the world of the game just yet.
6 Tundra Defense
Tundra Defense is a unique mod for Skyrim that adds a new gameplay element to the game. Tundra Defense is a mod that's unlike other Skyrim mods that promise new gameplay because it doesn't actually add a new world or quests, it simply adds a fun mini-game into the game itself.
This mod allows the player to create their own outpost almost anywhere in the game and then defend it against enemies, weather events, and dragons. This mod adds a fun castle defense mini-game and is great for someone that wants to play Skyrim and do something a little different in between quests.
5 Moonpath To Elsweyr
Moonpath to Elsweyr is a great Skyrim mod for fans of the game that have always wanted to add a little bit more gameplay and a whole new world to the game. In this mod, the player travels alongside the Khajit to their homeland, Elsweyr.
Along with the new location, this mod even adds new enemies into the game. For a Skyrim fan that has already put quite a bit of time into their game, leveled up their character quite far, and is ready for a brand new challenge, heading to Elsweyr to face off against the Jungle Queen is the perfect adventure.
4 Cutting Room Floor
Even though Skyrim is a huge game that has a ton of quests and an enormous open-world for players to explore, there are still quite a few things in the game that were actually cut from the game during development and never made it into the final game... Until now.
With the mod Cutting Room Floor, players can finally access and play all those things that were removed from the game during development. NPCs, quests, and other content that was previously missing from the game has been added and players can finally enjoy it all!
3 The Rabbit Hole
The Rabbit Hole is a mod that adds a whole new dungeon to the game for players that just can't get enough combat in Skyrim and seriously want a brand new dungeon to play and battle their way through. Along with a new dungeon, this mod adds new weapons, enemies, quests, and spells, meaning that there's a whole lot of new gameplay in this despite it being a simple dungeon mod.
The dungeon this mod adds is located just northeast of Falkreath and has 10 levels of combat. The dungeon respawns twice a day and is different each time you enter, meaning that it's playable over and over.
Enderal is similar to other mods for Skyrim in that it adds a lot of new gameplay, new areas, and new items. But, that's technically not all this mod is doing. Unlike other games that simply expand on what Skyrim already has to offer, Enderal is its own game. It's a complete overhaul of the Skyrim skeleton and it completely replaces Skyrim with a whole new game.
Enderal is completely voice acted, has its own soundtrack, and has dozens of hours of playtime with all the new quests, characters, and biomes that were added to the game. For fans of Skyrim, the new game that this mod introduces you to is a great adventure.
1 Apocalypse - Magic Of Skyrim
Apocalypse - Magic of Skyrim is the perfect mod for any Skyrim player that totally loves to immerse themselves in the magic of the game. For players that love to buy, loot, and use the spells in Skyrim, using this mod is a great way to expand the game and add a whole new element of magic to the game.
Apocalypse - Magic of Skyrim is a mod that adds over 150 spells to the game. Like the spells that are already in the base game, these spells can be purchased or looted and are divided up into 31 spells per school.