9 Fan-Made Mods That Make Great Video Games Even Better

Picking up where the developers left off.


Leave it to the dedicated fans to finish what a developer started.

Amateur modders have been silently making their own tailor-made alterations to beloved franchises for decades, it's only thanks to the new avenues of distribution enabled by the world wide web that's thrown open the floodgates for self-educated hobbyists to share their efforts with others.

Without deadlines, corporate pressure and the contractual roadblocks that come with making games for a living, modders have free reign to dive in at the digital deep end and explore the inner workings of a video game, have a poke around and then add to the core experience if something is felt to be missing.

Whether that results in a schooling on how to get a PC port done right in Dark Souls' case, or a nuanced but extensive new mode à la The Witcher 3's Ghost Mode, the dedication on show here is a testament to the devotion some have to their favourite franchises.

You may think you've milked all the entertainment value there is out of gamedom's best and brightest, but hold off on hitting the uninstall button so hastily. There's a world of fan-made, quality content out there that deserves your attention, and it doesn't cost a dime to play.


Joe is a freelance games journalist who, while not spending every waking minute selling himself to websites around the world, spends his free time writing. Most of it makes no sense, but when it does, he treats each article as if it were his Magnum Opus - with varying results.