Ever since PC gamers got ahold of Kingdom Hearts 3, the Disney-Pixar world has gone under countless hammers, which has in turn formed a new platform for the modding community to experiment with. But what can one do with a world that's centered around Donald Duck and a graveyard of giant keys? Well, quite a lot, apparently.
In the eighteen months since Square Enix brought Kingdom Hearts 3 to PC, a slew of mods have been bolted on to the base game — some of which have turned it into something console consumers could only dream of having. Question is, which of the many mods are currently worth implementing? Here's everything we'd recommend adding to your game.
5. Traverse Town Mod
Traverse Town was one of the first anchor points in the original Kingdom Hearts, as well as a go-to world for Sora, Donald, and Goofy during the time. Unfortunately, in spite of players' requests to have it return, Square Enix removed the world in Kingdom Hearts 2. There is a plus side to this, though: it makes an appearance in Kingdom Hearts 3. Or at least, it does in mod form, anyway.
Although still locked in its Beta phase, this creator has made it a mission to rebuild all three districts of Traverse Town, fill them with side quests, NPCs, and a whole bunch of original features such as postcards, Moogles, and save points. For more updates and a download link to the current version, you can follow the official feed here.
4. ReMind Ability Integration
There just so happens to be a slew of quality abilities that players aren't able to utilize until the final stages of Kingdom Hearts 3. On the plus side, though, one modder actually went through the effort to integrate the entire catalog from Kingdom Hearts ReMind into the main story. And so, rather than having to sludge through the entire game, players can unlock the abilities in phases, which can make combat a whole lot easier as a result.
Enabling the ReMind Ability Integration mod lets you earn the abilities that you'd usually receive in the post-story, but much earlier on. The mod also gives you additional MP to spend on Magic and other skills, so you'll have more to work with as you encounter tougher battles that require heavier and more costly MP-based attacks. So, if you're wanting to make things slightly easier before hitting the end of the game, then be sure to sew this one in.
3. Everything's For Sale
An incredibly useful mod that's making the rounds at the moment is Everything's For Sale, an all-in-one patch that does, well, exactly what it says on the tin. Enabling this mod lets you purchase just about anything in Kingdom Hearts 3, including summons, weapons, stat boosts, and accessories. And the best part is, you only need to unlock one of the in-game shops to be to purchase anything.
Considering the best weapon in the game is the Ultima Weapon—and that acquiring said weapon involves some serious legwork—it does make life a whole lot easier, knowing that the extra work can be cut out by simply adding in a simple but effective mod with all the tools already spread out for you. Therefore, if you'd much rather buy the items you need, and not complete various side objectives, then it's definitely worth the price of admission.
2. Tres Mod Menu
Remember the Battle of the 1000 Heartless in Kingdom Hearts 2? Well, this mod aims to recapture that exact same scenario, only with different enemy types—ones that you get to choose from out of an entire beefy mod menu. It's simple, really, and yet it's a whole lot of fun, especially if you're looking to up the ante and give yourself a real challenge to chew through between worlds.
Tres Mod Menu allows for you to not only add waves of custom enemies to your game, but also change your character completely. That means you don't technically have to play as Sora, and can actually foster a whole new skin altogether. And so, it's a real two-for-one package with plenty of useful quirks and custom features. Will it revolutionize the game? No, but it will give you plenty to toy around with as you scrape together any remaining hours in the main story.
As far as all-in-one mods go, C-MODMENU has the whole of Kingdom Hearts 3 dialed, with more features and benefits than any other mod on the monopoly. At its core, it's a console that lets you implement a variety of things to help boost your game. Delve a little deeper, however, and you've essentially got yourself a cheat box, an additional HUD, and a selection of never-before-seen playable characters.
As easy as it is to throw a whole bunch of mods into the bucket and run them simultaneously, C-MODMENU gives you the flexibility to do just about everything without bolting on any unnecessary scripts. And therefore, if you'd prefer to keep your files compressed and to the point, then you need only add this one to the mix along with your usual presets.
So, what's your take? Do you agree with our top five? Are there any mods you'd recommend installing? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.