The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The 50 best Skyrim mods

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Lore Unfriendly

Tropical Skyrim

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Bored of snow? Seen every chilly mountaintop you can handle? Want something completely and utterly different? Then Tropical Skyrim might just be for you. This unusual mod changes the entire climate and landscape of Skyrim into a tropical wilderness. Glaciers are now beaches, plains are savannas and forests dense jungles. Of course although the mod changes the buildings and wildlife to fit the new theme, Skyrim will still be full of fur covered Nords stomping around complaining about the cold, which is sure to make for an unusual playthrough.

Aethernautics

Aethernautics

Steam

Question: What is cooler than having your own airship (which two of the mods in this list give you). Answer: having your own rocket ship. The Dwemer have always had some pretty advanced steampunk technology but Aethernautics takes that ball and runs with it all the way into outer space. Recover an ancient spaceship! Journey to the moon! Shudder at the reckless disregard for established continuity!

Gifts of the Outsider

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Hey look! Dishonored's annoying floating goth has made his way into Skyrim! Thankfully he's brought with him a selection of Dishonored's coolest super powers, including teleportation and possession, and all he asks is that you make a mockery of Elder Scrolls canon. If only all crossover fan fiction gave you the ability to teleport.

Space Core

Skyrim Mods Space Core

Steam

Back when the Steam Workshop was first announced for Skyrim, Valve and Bethesda announced the unlikeliest of crossovers. The first mod on the workshop saw Portal 2's space core crash land on Skyrim, finally fixing (in their words) the bug where Skyrim was the only 2011 release without Nolan North in it. The core lands just west of Whiterun, and will jabber about space up until you inevitably stick horns on it and turn it into a helmet.

Posh Mudcrabs

Skyrim Mods Posh Mudcrabs

Steam
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I do not feel I need to explain the inclusion of this mod.