Video game development sounds like an incredible difficult job. There's a lot of things that go wrong, and even if you do release a functional video game, there's still plenty of chances that you'll have created something that doesn't fully connect with an audience.
Whilst many games in the modern era do get a degree of post-release support to fix up glaring faults and bugs, developers can't stick around forever. In order to survive, and keep the business alive, they need to move onto new projects. As such, these can leave video games with unbalanced or missing features or with obvious flaws.
Enter the video game modding scene. More than just swapping around character skins so that every video game has a bizarro world (that, for some reason, frequently features Thomas the Tank Engine), some video game mods make massive quality of life changes.
Sometimes, a developer's relationship with a game ends on release after years of work. For fans, this is of course where things begin. And fans can show love and devotion to a video game like nobody else can.
This list will rundown just a few examples of fan mods for video games that made the major changes that developers didn't get around to.
10. Better Driving - Cyberpunk 2077
AAA games have become a pretty sorry state in the last few years, where most gamers will feel their backsides pucker when they first check out a heavily anticipated title to see if it even runs correctly. No bigger disappointment and disaster there ever was of course, than Cyberpunk 2077, which was a total mess of bugs that only resembled a functional game if you squinted really, really hard.
Of course, it's legacy will forever be tarnished but Cyberpunk is far and away from being broken at this point. Years of patches have brought it it to the status it should've been at launch. However, the game still has a few warts.
As an open-world set inside of a metropolis, fun vehicle controls are key. For many, getting behind the wheel in Night City is a frustrating experience thanks to slidey controls, poor brakes and an inconsistent sense of momentum.
The Immersive Driving install tweaks the controls of the vehicles across the game to give them more gradual acceleration and deceleration. Pair this with the Better Vehicle Handling mod, and exploring Cyberpunk starts to take turn for the better. They're both pleasant adjustments in their own right, but having a play with car control to match your tastes makes a hell of a difference when it comes to actually navigating the game's world.