The Must-Have Mods of Skyrim

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Vanilla Skyrim is a great game on its own, but it's limited by its console heritage. The mods we've recommended work together and, in the process, transform the game into something much closer to what it could've been if PCs had been the primary developer target instead of consoles.

This article barely scratches the surface of what's already available. There are mods that create entire new classes of spells, introduce the same sort of Hardcore mode found in Fallout: New Vegas, or showcase weapons, armor, and monsters from other classic fantasy games. There are serious mods and silly ones -- the screenshot above is taken from Uncle Sheogorath's Really Helpful Hints and Tips, which replaces all standard in-game hints with useful advice from the Daedric Lord of Madness. (Steam / Skyrim Nexus)

If you've got favorite mods of your own, drop in and share them. If you put Skyrim aside because you were frustrated with some of its console roots, give it another try with some unofficial and official updates.

My Little Pony played us in -- we'll let LMFAO play us out. Happy gaming!

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