Mods can be implemented for a wide variety of uses, from quality-of-life changes, to visual upgrades, to whole new game mechanics. Today, we want to spotlight some fantastic mods that fundamentally change the experience of playing the game, adding new features and offering new ways to play.
Overwolf’s modding platform Curseforge hosts hundreds of mods from the mundane to the spectacular. Read on for ideas of how to give your favorite game a whole new life with some creative, game-changing mods.
Forgotten Spawns – Skyrim
Want to experience a greater degree of challenge in Bethesda’s seminal RPG? Try this tough-as-nails Forgotten Dungeons mod, which adds more enemies, tougher foes, new ambushes, traps, and more.
Pixelmon Mod – Minecraft
Ever wondered what happens when Minecraft meets Pokémon? So did the creators of the Pixelmon mod, an ambitious creation for Mojang’s build-em-up. The mod adds monster capture, battling, and more, offering hours upon hours of additional fun to your Minecraft experience.
StarCraft: Mass Recall – Starcraft II
Fans of the original StarCraft will want to take notice of this one. This huge project recreates the classic StarCraft and Brood War gameplay, as well as their entire single-player campaigns within the superior StarCraft II engine. Whether you’re looking for a nostalgia trip, or just more StarCraft II content, this comprehensive mod has you covered.
Episode 1: Before the Storm – Final Fantasy XV
The sprawling JRPG Final Fantasy XV was one of Square Enix’s first big experiments in ‘live service’ gaming. Although a single-player title, the publisher was dedicated to offering continuous updates and new content to keep players engaged. While many loved this approach, there are some purists who would prefer to experience the game as it first launched back in 2016. This mod does just that, rolling the game back to its launch state and removing all of the updates and changes that were added in the post-launch period.
United – Watch Dogs Legion
Ubisoft’s open-world sandbox Watch Dogs Legion sets you loose in a realistic recreation of London, allowing you to hack, shoot, and drive your way to freedom. The United mod adds a fully custom multiplayer modding platform, allowing you to host dedicated multiplayer servers with custom-scripted game modes. Get some pals together and explore the streets of the Big Smoke in this immersive mod.
Demon Slayer – Minecraft
Anime fans listen up – one creative manga fan has added the world of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba to Minecraft. This excellent mod adds several locations from the action-packed series, including Mount Nagakumo, the Hashira’s seat, and the dwelling of the villain, Muzan. Relive the adventures of Tanjiro and company with this creative mod.
Ourorax: Outpost of Civilization – Skyrim
Want more adventures in the world of Elder Scrolls? Travel to the mysterious continent of Ourorax, an entirely fan-made landmass the size of Solstheim including new buildings, followers, NPCs, quests, weapons, and more.
Skyrim Online – Skyrim
Staying with Skyrim, this ingenious mod takes things online, turning the single-player experience into a multiplayer one. Play with friends, chat with players around the world, and even trade with them in this comprehensive multiplayer rework.
SURVIVE! – Sims 4
This fantastic total conversion mod from llazyneiph transforms the welcoming world of the Sims 4 into a post-apocalyptic wasteland. The streets are empty and society has broken down, and it’s up to your Sim to use their skill and ingenuity to survive. You must scavenge for food, keep your Sims’ thirst in check, and avoid danger as you attempt to make your way in this unforgiving world.
Varied Adventure – Minecraft
Looking to prove your survival skills? Try this dastardly mod from siddiax_, which adds extra strong monsters that can cut through diamond armor as if it were common platemail. You’ll have to visit multiple biomes and craft scale armor to stand a chance of fighting these fearsome beasts.
To spice up your games with even more fan-created mods, head on over to Curseforge and browse the entire library. Best of all – it’s all free!