It can be a tough job finding the best Skyrim mods. This is because there’s a lot of them: more than 28,000 Skyrim mods to download on the Steam Workshop, and countless more on Skyrim Nexus. They’re the work of a thriving and diverse scene; an army of fans and bedroom coders determined to make the game a photorealistic fantasy. Or they’re just out to transform farmyard animals into deadly explosives. Whatever floats. But when you’re looking for Skyrim mods, where do you start?
Here, actually. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of the 100 mods we think are essential to improving Skyrim above and beyond the out-the-box experience. They’ll make the vanilla 2011-released game look better than even the 2016 Special Edition version. And, best of all, every one of these Skyrim mods is free!
If you’ve never modded before, there’s nothing to worry about when it comes to modding Skyrim. The Steam Workshop makes it easy to install and activate mods, and the more advanced ones are simply added to a special folder. Not sure where to start? Keep reading and we’ll show you the way, young adventurer!