5 HD Graphics Mods You Must Try

We’re PC gamers. We love mods. We love graphics. We love mods that enhance graphics. Here are five mods for various games that kick the graphics up to a whole new level.

Know of any other great HD mods? Leave a comment telling us about them!


Grand Theft Auto IV: iCEnhancer 1.2 – ENB Graphic Mod

Here’s a lightweight (~3 meg) mod for Grand Theft Auto 4 that ramps the graphics processing into overdrive — seriously, there’s a chance your video card will catch fire. It contains new shaders and lighting effects that can cause overheating on certain Nvidia cards; namely, the GF8800, high-end cards from the GF2xx series, and most of the GF4xx and GF5xx series.

The mod includes improved lighting effects that are adaptive to the day/night cycle as well as weather conditions, be they sunny, cloudy, or rainy. Lens flares add that new Hollywood camera feel, depth of field makes distance objects appear out of focus, and what appears to be HDR lighting — or at least some form of adaptive lighting — prevents overly bright areas from “whiting out.”

Doom 3: Extreme Quality Mod (1.1)

I couldn’t even run Doom 3 on my PC when the game first released, but over time, its graphics have dated. This mod adds various bloom effects, makes most textures look sharper, gives the monsters more fearsome skins, and blood effects are more abundant.

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas: Ultra HD Mod

This mod changes textures, objects, vegetation, climate, engine, effects, and even physics to remaster San Andreas into a more modern-looking game.

Crysis: Extreme Immersive Mod

Hey, let’s take a game known to have great graphics, and amp them up even further. This mod includes several dynamic shader systems to handle depth of field, blur filters, and basically make the graphics unbelievably realistic.

Oblivion: Qarls Texture Pack III

This mod may not make Oblivion look like Skyrim, but it damn well tries. Most textures in this mod are four times the size of the originals — some, even more. A large number of meshes have been altered to take advantage of the game engine’s parallax shader. Advanced normal map techniques used to make landscape textures seem very 3D. Things retextured include architecture, landscapes, rocks, dungeons, blood splatters, falling snowflakes, butterflies, furniture, and other medium-sized clutter.


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4 Comments on 5 HD Graphics Mods You Must Try

MAdMaN

On October 27, 2011 at 4:52 am

Doom and GTA Ultra HD vids only viewable at 360p? Way to show off those ultra high quality graphics, video uploaders.

Robin

On October 27, 2011 at 11:51 am

Wow. Hard to believe Crysis can look that good! And with a good frame rate!

SirFindleyUltim8

On April 7, 2013 at 9:29 am

The Oblivion and Crysis mods really surprised me. Crysis actually looks better than Crysis 2 by default. (Waiting for a Crysis 3 version :D ). I already knew about GTA IV mods but they are also crazy. Maybe in a new article you should put in GTA IV with its’ new ENBs (i personally made one myself, you can check it out . search google for ‘NextGen ENB Controlle88′). The one with the white 1M coupe thumbnail…

SweetPea

On April 7, 2013 at 9:48 am

The Extreme Immersive mod for Crysis is really amazing. I played through the campaign with that mod and I can only recommend it to everyone.