Up For Debate - What Are Your Favourite Types Of Mods?

Written by Jon Sutton on Sat, Oct 1, 2016 2:00 PM

Mods are amazing things. Without them, Skyrim is a little bit crap. Go on, admit it. But with them? It’s your ticket to an endless world of fantasy mayhem. From epic new quest lines to genuinely great writing, via a giant dragon reskinned as Thomas the Tank Engine. They make ugly games beautiful. They make unplayable games playable. Yep, mods are pretty awesome.

You only have to glance over to the calamity that was Fallout 4’s PS4 mods situation (hint: they’re never coming) to see mods are a true, unparalleled strength of PC gaming. Possibly its greatest strength, I’d argue.

And as you know, the things they can do cover just about anything. It doesn’t matter whether that’s flying around as Iron Man in GTA 5 or the all-conquering fantasticness of Counter-Strike. They can change the environment, alter the gameplay, boost performance, improve the graphics, add content, let you cheat, provide new audio, add new characters. Anything you want, someone has probably done it.

But with the hundreds of thousands of mods out there for all sorts of different games, how do you know which ones to look out for. Do you follow specific mod creators? Are you interested in certain types of mods? Do you love using mods to improve upon what’s already there, or to play something entirely new? Let us know!

What is you favourite type of mod?

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16:38 Oct-03-2016

It's funny how audio isn't mentioned,to me a good audio or music mod can add a lot to the game

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18:24 Oct-03-2016

Truth.

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07:36 Oct-04-2016

there aren't many good audio/music mods though

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09:23 Oct-04-2016

well Arma 3 JRS3 mod; but sadly the team quit ever since Arma 3 devs fixed our audio problems

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23:31 Oct-04-2016

Sounds of Skyrim is fantastic, and so is the Bard Music Replacement by Malukah.

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07:19 Oct-03-2016

It's got to be the essentials. Stuff like SkyUI for Skyrim, DSfix for Dark Souls or even a voice patch for a really bad dub makes the experience so much more enjoyable.


Not sure what category on the poll these would be in, though.

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03:00 Oct-03-2016

For me its listed as



  1. Gameplay Tweaks

  2. Graphics Mods

  3. Maps

  4. Quest

  5. Tools

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11:20 Oct-02-2016

If done correctlly any mod can be an interesting mod.

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09:27 Oct-02-2016

I like the graphics overhaul like the skyrim has, and the character creation (hairs, face, body and outfits) mods again like skyrim has..
Physics and collision mods are good as well.

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07:38 Oct-02-2016

i really like graphics mods for old games and content mods mainly.Like adding real life cars and brands to gta

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04:16 Oct-02-2016

Physics, for example the Europia mod in GTA V.

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23:36 Oct-01-2016

Skyrim without Sky UI is damn near impossible

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01:59 Oct-02-2016

true

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20:46 Oct-01-2016

Graphics all the way. I love that the modding community is happy making games look better! I love it and i hope the modding community never dies!!!

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19:41 Oct-01-2016

I jumped on the Watch_Dogs graphics tweaking mods as soon as I heard about them. I also used several graphics mods for The Witcher 1 and 2, and the gameplay overhall mod for The Witcher 2. I have a few mods for The Witcher 3 and I'm going to start playing it again, the start the two story DLCs. I plan on using a few more mods. A lot of times, I like to use mods that make the default armor in games way better than intended, or on par high level armor, or so it scales with level, etc..

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19:45 Oct-01-2016

...because a lot of times, I think it looks better than armor that you can get later in the game ;) For example: Geralt's starting armor in The Witcher 3, or, and this is a later-game armor in Dragon Age 2, but Hawke's champion armor, which you get near the final 3rd of the game, but there are still armors with better stats, etc, oh and Hawke's mage staff from the trailers, there's a mod that let it scale, rather than let it remain a low level item. Thankfully in DA3 they added some things that give you more cosmetic control.

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19:22 Oct-01-2016

Graphics and graphics only. Others mostly screw the game's realism

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18:50 Oct-01-2016

The best two mods i've used are: AIX MOD for Battlefield 2 and Contra mod for C&C Generals Zero Hour.
They add a lot of content for both games, maps, guns, units, that's how i like it, mods that expand the game with new sh*t.

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17:53 Oct-01-2016

nude mods

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19:04 Oct-01-2016

MAh dude!!!
Skyrim nude mods man.

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19:17 Oct-01-2016

... yes

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17:19 Oct-01-2016

During GTA IV days, i only did one or two noticeable graphics tweak mods (something small, like Visual IV or improved trees) and 2-3 extremely quality and slightly niche car mods. I just love my rust buckets too much, lol. Due to GTA IV modding voted Graphics.


Skyrim i felt like i would have had to use a LOT of graphics mods to achieve a desirable effect, at the expense of my gameplay smoothness, so I ended up with only SkyUI and maybe one other gameplay tweak, forgot already.

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16:58 Oct-01-2016

I voted for graphics mods, but I don't use all of them. I like rextures for certain things, but I want them to have a similar design style as vanilla. I like weapon and item rextures. But I also like weapon and item mods, i.e. mods that introduce new weapons and items (as long as they're not insanely overpowered godlike items ;) ) I like some sound mods, too. I wasn't going to mod Fallout 4 that much, but I did end up using True Storms, because it also adds some neat weather effects and a chance for feral ghouls to spawn with rad storms.

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16:53 Oct-01-2016

Quests, Gameplay Tweaks, and occasionally some Cheats (single player only) are what I use. It looks like Graphics mods are the most popular here, but I can honestly say that I have never used any mods for graphical enhancements.

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16:49 Oct-01-2016

Nud... Extra story missions.

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21:44 Oct-01-2016

haha xD

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16:29 Oct-01-2016

mostly gameplay, AI, UI and HUD for me, basically those which enhance gameplay experience

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16:08 Oct-01-2016

Mostly for graphics, but also for the skins :P.

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15:30 Oct-01-2016

I love those big content mods, X amount of Armour, Weapons and Monsters.
Although I'll steer clear of anything that I'd consider immersion/lore breaking, shotguns in Skyrim etc.

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16:01 Oct-01-2016

Totally agree - I love large content mods but dislike anything does breaks the games immersion. I like mods to make the world more enjoyable and immersive. GTA is a bit different for me - it's more casual and I quite like running around as an indestructable force, whereas Skyrim I keep much more tame and realistic according to TES lore.

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17:16 Oct-01-2016

There should be a mod with no mans sky idea like infinite weapons,armor,monsters.

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