What are the best Skyrim Special Edition mods?

The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim Special Edition is arguably one of the most popular games thanks in no small part to mods. If you haven't tried any of them yet, here are some of the best Skyrim Special Edition mods to check out.

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    #1Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch

    Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch

    A comprehensive bug-fixing mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition. It's one of the best Skyrim Special Edition mods that fixes a lot of the bugs and issues not yet officially resolved by the developers.

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    Free

    Edward Morrison
    Written on June 28, 2019
    "If I had to choose one as the best Skyrim Special Edition mod, this would be it. It addresses a lot of issues and bugs in the game that is yet to be addressed by the developers themselves. Get this as soon as possible."
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    #2True Storm Skyrim Special Edition Mod

    True Storm Skyrim Special Edition Mod

    True Storms is one of the best Skyrim Special Edition mods with a complete overhaul of the storm and weather systems in the game, new intense sound effects as well as new weathers for Solstheim.

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    Free

    Liu Hou
    Written on June 28, 2019
    "I occasionally just wander around maps just for the sake of it and this is a great mod that greatly improves the weather effects in the game including storms as well as other lighting effects."
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    #3The Forgotten City Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Expansion

    The Forgotten City Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Expansion

    The Forgotten City is the first mod in history to win a national Writers' Guild award for its script. It is a critically acclaimed expansion and one of the best Skyrim Special Edition mod that you can get.

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    Free

    Han Han
    Written on June 28, 2019
    "This is the best Skyrim Special Edition mod as it adds a completely new campaign story that even received a Writer's Guild award. You're looking at around 7-8 hours of additional gameplay content. Good stuff."

DID YOU KNOW?

The first true RPG released back in 1974? Tactical Studies Rules (TSR) released that game and called it, Dungeons & Dragons. The next five years would see the release of others like Chivalry & Sorcery and RuneQuest. TSR released a follow-up called Advanced Dungeon and Dragons. Along with what might be one of the best role-playing books ever printed. They called it AD&D Dungeon Master's Guide. The gaming industry started to grow in the early 1980s and RPG along with it. The hobby waned in the 1990s when Wizards of the Coast purchased TSR. D&D 3.0 released under the Open Gaming License (OGL). This made it possible for derivatives to come out to the market.

Today's modern RPGs are a departure from the D&D days of old. Though that is not a bad thing per se. These games push the genre forward after all. Trying to introduce new and innovative gameplay mechanics and elements. Games like Dark Souls, The Witcher series and of course, Elder Scrolls. All these games have defined this generation's RPGs. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, in particular, has been very popular with gamers this past decade. This is due to its active and healthy modding community. The Special Edition brings much of the same only with minor improvements for consoles. The best Skyrim Special Edition mods bring so much to the table. From performance improvements to visual ones, and even one amazing story mod. There is a lot to like about using mods so it's no surprise that the game has remained fun even after all these years.

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    #4Static Mesh Improvement Skyrim Special Edition Mod

    Static Mesh Improvement Skyrim Special Edition Mod

    One of the best Skyrim Special Edition mod project that aims to improve the appearance of countless static 3D models in Skyrim. It's an attempt to make the Skyrim architecture, clutter, furniture, and landscaping much nicer.

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    Free

    Justin Guzman
    Written on June 28, 2019
    "The improvements that this mod brings to the graphics quality of the game overall makes it a must-have to add some additional detail and polish to various elements of the game's environment."
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    #5Immersive Weapons Skyrim Special Edition Mod

    Immersive Weapons Skyrim Special Edition Mod

    The Skyrim Special Edition Immersive Weapons mod seeks to enhance the variety of weapons in the world of Skyrim. It aims to blend into the lore, balance, and feel of the game for the most immersive experience possible.

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    Free

    Christian Alvarado
    Written on June 28, 2019
    "A redesign of the game's existing weapons plus the addition of new ones makes this mod a worthwhile addition to the game for more combat variety."
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    #6Immersive Armors Skyrim Special Edition Mod

    Immersive Armors Skyrim Special Edition Mod

    Immersive Armors seeks to drastically enhance the variety of armors in the world of Skyrim in a lore-friendly way. The goal of every set is to blend into the lore, balance, and feel of the game for the most immersive experience possible.

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    Free

    Mick Fang
    Written on June 28, 2019
    "It's amazing what this Skyrim Special Edition mod can do for the game's armor sets. It's not the most technically detailed game but this mod brings the overall look and feel to a whole new level."
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    #7Enhanced Lights and FX Skyrim Special Edition Mod

    Enhanced Lights and FX Skyrim Special Edition Mod

    Enhanced Lights and FX is a mod for the Special Edition of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim game. It has the goal to create a more dramatic and realistic mood to the Skyrim lighting.

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    Free

    Michael Fields
    Written on June 28, 2019
    "This is one of those mods that don't seem all that apparent at first but once you do notice it, you'll appreciate all the time and efforts that the developers made to make the game look even better and more atmospheric."
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    #8A Quality World Map Skyrim Special Edition Mod

    A Quality World Map Skyrim Special Edition Mod

    A Quality World Map is a mod for the Special Edition of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim game. it provides a new set of highly-detailed 3D or paper world map textures, complete with roads. Also adds a detailed Solsteim map.

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    Free

    Xiang Pan
    Written on June 28, 2019
    "It's not a major mod by any means but it is a really thoughtful and helpful one. As someone who likes to explore maps, I really appreciate the attention to detail that this mod brings."
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