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Huge Oblivion mod Nehrim has its own Steam page now

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German modders SureAI were responsible for Skyrim overhaul Enderal (opens in new tab), which bolted a whole new setting, story, and set of RPG mechanics onto Bethesda's RPG. Before Enderal they performed similar conversions for prior Elder Scrolls games, like their Oblivion mod Nehrim: At Fate's Edge.

Like Enderal, Nehrim now has its own Steam page (opens in new tab). That means achievements and user reviews and all that stuff, as well as a broader audience than people who hang out on modding sites. While the voices are all still in German, it features subtitles and UI in English, French, and Russian as well, with Japanese on the way.

Nehrim's not quite as welcoming as Enderal, with a long tutorial dungeon that you have to go back into just when you think you've escaped from it. Push past that and you'll find an intriguing RPG that owes more to Gothic than the Elder Scrolls, complete with experience points and trainers who will teach you new skills in return for points earned at level-up. There's no scaling and the map will straight-up tell you which areas are appropriate to enter at what level. 

It's a much more hardcore experience, an Oblivion mod for people who hate Oblivion. It's more focused on its main storyline too, which will take over 30 hours to get through.

If you're looking for Enderal, here it is (opens in new tab). Note that though they share a setting, you don't have to play one before the other.

Jody Macgregor
Jody Macgregor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.