Skyrim mods downloaded 13 million times on Steam. Which mods are the most popular?
May 02, 2012
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Want to know what Skyrim looks like when you install 200 mods at random? Find out in our eye-opening, eye-bleaching diary:
Skyrim: Week of Madness
a tidbit today to make our Skyrim-playing console brethren even further jealous: a Thu'um-worthy 13.6 million PC mods have been downloaded to date, through Steam Workshop alone. That's almost as many dragon bones as I have gathering dust in the front cabinet at Breezehome!
In recognition of this colossal milestone, here are some of the most subscribed mods from the last month in Steam Workshop. Also, remember to bookmark our ever-updating list of the
25 best Skyrim mods
1. Dragon Bone Weapons Complete
Ever wondered why you can't take that huge stack of dragon bones you've already crafted a full set of armor for yourself and your housecarl with, and put them to further use? This mod
lets you craft blunt and pointy objects of all shapes and sizes with them
, to match your fashionable hauberks and pauldrons. According to the mod's creator: “The purpose of the mod is to make the Dragon Bone Smithing perk worth getting after Deadric Smithing and the weapons are meant to fit in as seamlessly as possible with Bethesda's original Dragon Bone armor.”
2. Sabre Cat Companion
Long-time Skyrim adventurers likely remember those moments at lower levels when one of these nasty beasties would jump out of the brush at you, and you would be forced to promptly turn and run for the nearest clean pants merchant. Wouldn't it be great to
have one that fights for you
for a change? Well, with this mod, you can has! Your loyal sabrecat will meet up with you at Jorrvaskr in Whiterun, complete with follow, wait, and go home commands.
3. Dovahkiin Relaxes Too
For those always looking to wring a little extra roleplaying immersion out of Skyrim, this mod allows you to
engage in many of the idle animations previously restricted to NPCs
. Using a new, context-sensitive shout power called Dovahkiin's Relax, you can lay down in a bed, pantomime eating a shank of something while sitting, lean up against a wall, warm your hands at a fire, and much more!
4. Pure Waters
This mod seeks to
make all of Skyrim's lakes, streams, and coastlines look nicer
, and more accurate to what you would expect to find in the cold, mountainous region the game is named for. The description touts color enhancements, unique textures for different water types, removal of “too glossy” water in some areas, and better underwater perspective filters.
5. Plant Trees
For the environmentally-conscious Dragonborn, this mod adds
a new vendor outside of Whiterun selling tree seeds
. Once placed in the world, they will sprout as saplings and steadily grow larger over time. Fully-grown trees will even drop seeds of their own, and eventually die.
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