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5 PC Games That Are Better With Mods

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Modding has been a part of gaming computers'  DNA since its inception. The ability to change your experience is at the heart of gaming. The fact that modifications have added hours of content to some of our favorite gaming experiences is undoubtedly commendable. These modifications allow those with the skill to edit, rework, and reimagine some of our favorite games. Even stellar games are enhanced by this feature, so without further ado, here are our picks for 5 PC Games That Are Better With Mods.

5. Fallout 4

Starting off our list with an entry that on its own garnered quite a bit of attention. Fallout 4 was generally met with positive criticism upon its release. Once modders got their hands on the game, however, they were able to completely transform the landscape of what a Fallout title could be. There were mods that ranged in their functionality that allowed players to experience the game in the way they wanted to

Some of the mods in this game have more of a functional purpose, such as the See Through Scopes mod, which allows players to see through their scopes instead of having the edges blacked out, which is the game's default. This makes the game just a tad bit more immersive and easier to play to an extent. Even color correction mods allow players to change the rather dreary landscape of the game, making for a more rich experience. All in all, modding has undoubtedly helped the longevity of Fallout 4  and will continue to do so moving on into the future.

4. Half-Life

The Half-Life series is not just one of the most iconic franchises. It is also one of the most giant modded games of all time. It was a mod for Half-Life that created another gaming giant worldwide. Both Team Fortress and Counter-Strike. Both of these franchises have become immensely popular in their own right and have thus given new life to the Half-Life series. This game is one of the most fundamental shooters of all time, genuinely paving the way for games to come.

So if you haven't experienced the game itself, perhaps you have experienced something that has been modified from it. It is this connective tissue that binds games of several generations apart together. In this spirit of connectivity, modding will allow generations to come to enjoy games of the past. Often in new and refreshing ways. So in closing, Half-Life is one of the most influential games ever, especially for its moddability and legacy within the gaming space. If the past is any indicator, we will see wonderful new creations sprout from other titles in this way.

3. Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley is one of the most impressive games we have received in quite some time. The game follows players inheriting a farm and tending to the town of Stardew Valley. Through the power of modding, however, this game has reached new heights in terms of what you can do within the game. This only adds to the already staggering amount of replayability this title has. There are many different modifications, each with its own distinct purpose fulfilled in the game.

Suppose players have not looked into the modding scene for this game. They are missing out on a robust community with plenty of content. The modding community is absolutely abuzz at all times with new content for this game, which adds to its longevity overall. So if you think there is only one way to farm. Or if you are limited to the crops that the game has provided you. Then modding may be a great fit for you. The simplicity of the game's textures means that content can be pumped out for this game relatively easily. Making this modding system easily accessible to the player. So in closing, if you haven't experienced modded Stardew Valley, then there has never been a better time to do so.

2. The Sims 4

The Sims 4  has a staggering amount of content in its own right. However, if players were to look around the Internet a bit. They would undoubtedly find an absolute treasure trove of modifications for The Sims 4. These mods range in what they will allow you to do, but with the gameplay's simplicity and the game's open-ended nature. The sky is truly the limit. So if you are someone who is looking for a feature that is not within vanilla Sims 4, then modding may be your answer.

The ability to mod the game means that there are now nearly endless ways to play the game. This means that while you started out with a linear experience with a set time limit. These open up a whole new world of possibilities. The Sims modding scene is absolutely massive, with new content being added daily to improve the quality of life within the game. So in closing, if you or someone you know is interested in the life simulation gameplay of The Sims 4, then modding will only add to your experience.

1. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a game that has stood the test of time. The game was initially released way back in 2011, in which it became a smash hit. Since then, we have seen many interactions with this now-classic title on various platforms. One addition to the game that has made resounding waves is its inclusion of modding with the game. Modding has taken The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to new heights. Heights previously unimaginable within its vanilla form.

This game's modding scene is gigantic, with modders adding more content every hour on the hour.  This content ranges from questlines to quality-of-life improvements that improve the game. Not only that, but many modders have completely warped the game into what they want it to be, seeing that the modding framework is so malleable and open to change. Even audio immersion modifications allow players to feel within the world of Skyrim. So if you are a fan of this time tested title then you should certainly check out the modding scene. Perhaps you will find a new adventure with your travels.

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Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.