Topic of the Week: What are your favourite mods? | PCGamesN

Civilization Online trailer shows time-lapse of players building Paris, before nuking it

Blizzard revert World of Warcraft dungeon loot changes after overwhelming fan feedback

Evolve won't charge players for its DLC maps; other DLC won't restrict matchmaking either

Topic of the Week: What are your favourite mods?

Topic of the Week: Mods

If there is a single element in PC gaming that defines it and separates it from its console cousins, it would have to be mods. Sure, there’s the freedom that comes with being able to build custom rigs, the powerful GPUs, the shift to digital that’s made buying and playing games so much easier - but it’s modding wizardry that gets me most hot under the collar. 

So that’s our Topic of the Week. Mods. Specifically, what are the one’s that have had the greatest impact on you, dear reader. Any game, any mod - we want to know. So tell us, what are your favourite mods? 

As always, I’ll get the ball rolling. 

Fate was not on Knights of the Old Republic 2’s side. Obsidian’s exploration of morality and philosophy elevated Star Wars well beyond its simple premise. In my estimation, it’s the best thing to have come out of the franchise since The Empire Strikes Back. But, rushed out the door by LucasArts, it became a frequently cited example of buggy, unfinished games. 

The now complete Sith Lords Restored Content mod was a revelation. A group of diligent modders rebuilt Obsidian’s vision, squashing bugs, restoring deleted content and generally repairing the damage done by its hasty development. 

If KotOR2 is a great example of rushed development, then TSLRCM is a testament to the skill of modders, and their ability to make great games even greater. 

It’s one of my favourite mods, not because it’s flashy or some drastic overhaul, but because it respects the original game - one of the best RPGS on PC - and simply makes it what it should have been to begin with. 

I’ve rambled on long enough. So, you lovely lot, what are your favourite mods?

Login or Register
2
+3
-1
Shriven's picture
1752

Shlongs of Skyrim.

Am I right? eh?....guys?....g....guys...?

Umm Ok.

Rome Total Realism was fantastic. Not for Rome II, the original. Made the campaign like, 4 times longer. Took several turns to get to a town in some cases. And upped the difficulty level. Great one.

Ill also add Black Mesa and that Total War: MIddle Earth one.

2
+2
-0
Dog Pants's picture
1000

I'm probably missing some incredible mod I played for years, but all I can think about is the Hide & Seek mod for Counterstrike. I remember nearly haemorrhaging trying not to laugh over TeamSpeak as the CTs hunted me mere feet away from where, as a sofa, I was hiding wedged between the cab and trailer of a tanker.

EDIT: I have a screenshot! http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=296445705

2
+2
-0
Htorne's picture
238

Feed The Beast for minecraft, I've literally spent 1000s of hours building nuclear reactors, factories and underwater complexes.

2
+2
-0
Clutchy's picture
36

IL-2 Cliffs of Dover - Team Fusion overhaul mod. It has completely updated a 4 year old game and it's incredible.

Mount and Blade Warband - Gekokujo mod - feudal Japan environment is awesome.

1
+1
-0
Belimawr's picture
483

strangelove and similar mods for UT99, nothing will ever beat riding a nuclear device at people then trying to jump off before you are in the blast radius.

1
+1
-0
unwanted's picture
481

I don't have a favorite. I mostly like mods that let me add extra weapons/armor to the game. If they have them, of course.

For instance, in KotOR2, I equipped Kreia with a can lightsaber. In Fallout: NV, I'm walking around the wasteland in a Deadpool outfit. People on console like to ask, "why would you want to do that?" The answer is always, "Why not?"

1
+1
-0
nimrod123's picture
15

Third age Mod for Medieval 2 total war (also Stainless Steel).

1
+1
-0
stiggins's picture
2

I loved the original Red Orchestra mods like Darkest Hour, Mare Nostrum and Carpathian Crosses. it had some great content.

The RO2 mod In Country Vietnam has gone stand alone the other day which would have been another great mod.

Apart from those I have also enjoyed Resistance and Liberation. These kinds of mods are as good as if not better than most expansion packs or DLC.

1
+1
-0
BraveToaster's picture
148

Brutal Doom. or maybe the AMK mod for STALKER

1
+1
-0
jon_hill987's picture
22

I am sure I can think of loads, but right now I have been playing Skyrim and all I can say is Dragons of Legend and Dragon Combat Overhaul put together make those lizards to be truly feared, something sorely missing from the base game where they are no more scary than a Thalmor patrol.

Oh, and also one that makes it dark at night, I am using Pure Weather but I noticed there are many that do the same.

1
+1
-0
TsunamiWombat's picture
135

The Long War mod for X-Com: Enemy Within. Add's new classes, skills, technology, perks, aliens, weapons, ups difficulty, gives aliens random perks, new aliens...

Hard as balls though. Strongly suggest playing on NORMAL with CINEMATIC MODE enabled under 2nd wave.

Alienware - Game VictoriousTurtle Beach
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor review in progress

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor review in progress

Civilization Online trailer shows time-lapse of players building Paris, before nuking it

Civilization Online trailer shows time-lapse of players building Paris, before nuking it

Blizzard revert World of Warcraft dungeon loot changes after overwhelming fan feedback

Blizzard revert World of Warcraft dungeon loot changes after overwhelming fan feedback

Evolve won't charge players for its DLC maps; other DLC won't restrict matchmaking either

Evolve won't charge players for its DLC maps; other DLC won't restrict matchmaking either

The Game Awards 2014 announces fan and jury nominees and categories

The Game Awards 2014 announces fan and jury nominees and categories

Chivalry isn't dead - Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is free for the weekend

Chivalry isn't dead - Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is free for the weekend

Yogscast’s Jingle Jam streams for charity all this December

Yogscast

Yogscast’s Jingle Jam streams for charity all this December

EVE Online's

EVE Online's "This is EVE" trailer uses player voice comms to capture the MMO

Metal Gear Solid 5 screenshots compare the PC and PS4 versions of Snake's bottom

Metal Gear Solid 5 screenshots compare the PC and PS4 versions of Snake's bottom

Blow up spaceships in the name of trade in Wayward Terran Frontier: Zero Falls

Blow up spaceships in the name of trade in Wayward Terran Frontier: Zero Falls

Korean RPG Lost Ark Online looks even more ambitious in the new extended trailer

Korean RPG Lost Ark Online looks even more ambitious in the new extended trailer

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor gets another free skin and a new challenge mode

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor gets another free skin and a new challenge mode

Port Review - Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4

Port Review - Far Cry 4

Dota 2 Nemesis Assassin event paints targets on hero heads

Dota 2 Nemesis Assassin event paints targets on hero heads

Frontier rethink refund policy for those that wanted an offline mode in Elite: Dangerous

Frontier rethink refund policy for those that wanted an offline mode in Elite: Dangerous

Gin and jungling: Snoop Dogg supports fan petition for Dota 2 announcer pack

Gin and jungling: Snoop Dogg supports fan petition for Dota 2 announcer pack

MiniDayZ is a free top-down fan project with the backing of Bohemia

MiniDayZ is a free top-down fan project with the backing of Bohemia

Telltale's Game of Thrones gets a teaser trailer filled with Cersei snark

Telltale's Game of Thrones gets a teaser trailer filled with Cersei snark

Port Review - Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age 3: Inquisition

Port Review - Dragon Age: Inquisition

Rome II gets four new Greek and Gallic factions today, and one of them is free

Rome II gets four new Greek and Gallic factions today, and one of them is free

There's a new sheriff in town: Valve updates its Steam Early Access rules and guidelines

There's a new sheriff in town: Valve updates its Steam Early Access rules and guidelines

Mechin' around: NCSoft unveils Project HON

Mechin' around: NCSoft unveils Project HON

AMD Carrizo chip is a low voltage APU built to power the next generation of laptops

AMD Carrizo chip is a low voltage APU built to power the next generation of laptops

Block N Load trailer shows off Jagex’s Ace of Spades successor

Block N Load trailer shows off Jagex’s Ace of Spades successor