The Elder Scrolls: Total War (Medieval II: Total War: Kingdoms)
If playing The Elder Scrolls as a RPG just isn’t cutting it, why not change perspective and view Tamriel from above with this total conversion mod for Medieval II. Elder Scrolls comes to Total War, with a detailed Tamriel campaign map with all the places you’ve explored on foot ready for invasion and liberation. 20 factions and 250 units made up of The Elder Scrolls’ iconic races are yours to command.
Deus Ex: Revision (Deus Ex)
Akin to the Black Mesa mod, Deus Ex: Revision aims to recreate the original Deus Ex game with ramped up detail and tuned gameplay mechanics and features. The mod team have re-imagined much of the core experience, with new level designs, tweaked RPG systems, and high-resolution textures. The perfect mod for if you’re considering revisiting this classic game.
Bloodlines: Antitribu (Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines)
An extensive mod for The Masquerade that’s more expansion pack than modification, Antitribu adds seven new vampire clans to the game, with unique characters and traits. The combat system gets a rework, enemies are overhauled to have passive and active abilities to use against you, and a massive amount of new models, textures, and sounds have been added.
Blood in the West (Mount & Blade: Warband)
If your game includes men on horses swinging swords, a Lord of the Rings mod can’t be far away. Blood in the West adds a Middle-earth campaign map to Mount & Blade: Warband, along with factions representing Elves, Dwarves, Gondor, Rohan, Isengard, and Mordor. All units are pulled from the film trilogy, from Orcs and Uruk-Hai, to swooping Nazgul Fellbeasts and lumbering Mountain Trolls.
PC gamers oft have this odd need to do the mundane in games in great detail, and driving trucks in Euro Truck Simulator is the best example of this. But it’s not enough. We need to be truckers on CB radios, chatting with other truckers on the road, warning them of tricky bends and nasty junctions. This mod simply puts multiple players on Euro Truck Sim’s roads. And that’s just brilliant.
Company of Heroes: Modern Combat (Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts)
Taking Company of Heroes’ excellent mechanics and transporting them into the 21st century, Modern Combat is a total conversion mod that puts the Chinese and United States against each other. There’s the same need for territory control, but this time you have high-tech battlefield equipment to help you on the road to victory.
Sins of a Galactic Empire (Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion)
There’s plenty of mods already in this list that adds Star Wars to ground-based combat, but those films are just as much about spaceships as they are lightsabers and blasters. Sins of a Galactic Empire totally converts Sins of a Solar Empire into the Star Wars galaxy, documenting the years of the Galactic Civil War, the Clone Wars, and the Yuuzhan Vong War.
Contra (C&C Generals: Zero Hour)
Contra mixes up C&C General’s standard approach by introducing a rankings system. Certain buildings and units can only be built when your general has reached a certain rank, thus the game becomes about being rewarded for your combat efficiency. An interesting take on a classic RTS.
Call of Pripyat Complete (S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat)
The Complete mod for S.T.A.L.K.E.R is all about preserving the gameplay of the game by keeping away from unnecessary changes, but increasing the already thick atmosphere with new graphical magic and sound spells. Basically, it’s the HD remaster of the classic Chernobyl exploration sim.
Star Wars Conquest (Mount & Blade)
You’d expect a fantasy re-skin of Mount & Blade, but a sci-fi one? Demonstrating the extent modders will go to to re-create games, Star Wars Conquest offers a galactic map of hundreds of planets for you to travel around as you please. A sandbox to simply relieve your Star Wars fantasy in, Conquest is absurdly ambitious.