Skyrim: 16 Best Mods Of All Time

From winter survival and epic blades, to evil trains and the cheese apocalypse.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has gone down as one of the most celebrated games in history since its release in 2011.

A phenomenon beyond any expectations Bethesda must have had, it's been ported onto every console imaginable and kept well and truly alive on the PC through a dedicated modding community.

While it's almost impossible to fully complete this fifth instalment fully simply due to how vast the game is, once the main questline is finished and you've put your allegiances to your chosen factions, the game can feel a bit samey after a while.

Modding has been a part of gaming (legal or otherwise) almost since the medium has existed, and considering Bethesda has released a creation kit alongside their game, they'd prefer to keep their players modding in the legal sense.

This certainly paid off as Skyrim has become one of the most popular games for creators to place their stamps onto, from simple fixes to grand questlines and everything in between. And today, we'll be looking at the very best of the best that the community has to offer. Split into different categories, we'll also give a shout-out to some runners up due to the vastness of content available.

All of these are must-haves and deserve acknowledgement just as much as Bethesda themselves.

16. The Unofficial Skyrim Patch

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Bethesda games are notoriously buggy and Skyrim is no exception. The company have released multiple patches to fix this but there are always more to find, and at this point it's part of the experience.

However, it's given the modders of Skyrim something to work on throughout the years, so a group of them have been running through the code in an effort to fix every known bug, from minor to game-breaking.

The Unofficial Skyrim Patch has had numerous updates throughout the years, especially after the releases of the official DLC packs, and after 10 years of ironing and stitching the game has never run smoother.

The work of the modding community has started a precedent though, in that companies will release unpolished games with the mindset of "the fans will fix it" (*cough* Cyberpunk).

Although Skyrim was nowhere near a broken game upon release, it's good to know the fans will do everything to get it in the best working order possible.


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