Top 10 Best Skyrim Steam Workshop Mods

5. Midas Magic – Spells for Skyrim

This mod adds over 60 new and unique spell types: beams, sprays, projectile attacks… You can even summon a player house!

The mod’s goal is to extend Skyrim’s magic system without disturbing game balance. Several “reactors” spread throughout the land can be used to combine ingredients to create the Midas Magic Spells.

4. Improved Skill Books

This simple mod appends the skill improved to the name of every skill book, and loots skill books to your inventory without reading so you can save them for later. “The Refugees” becomes “The Refugees (Light Armor)”, “Night Falls on Sentinel” becomes “Night Falls on Sentinel (One-handed)” etc.

It’s a convenience mod that allows you to immediately identify skill books and easily save them for future use.

3. Realistic Ragdolls and Force

While moon physics is great and all, this mod reduces the extra force applied to ragdolls to a more realistic level, makes the ragdolls’ joints less stiff, and makes them fall at a faster velocity.

Magic will no longer sends people flying 20 feet away, and arrows will no longer push bodies far away when killed in stealth. The Mythbusters proved that bullets don’t convey enough force to turn a merry-go-round; I doubt an arrow can send a grown man in armor flying.

Be sure to watch the video, above, for some physics fun with Fus-Ro-Dah.

2. House Map Markers by Smakit

Another practical mod, this one simply adds map markers to be discovered for the five cities where homes can be purchased (Markarth, Riften, Solitude, Windhelm, Whiterun). You still need to go to the homes after installing the mod in order to discover the marker, but you can then you can fast travel back to it like any other marker.

1. Sounds of Skyrim – The Dungeons

Here is something truly spectacular. This mod adds over 90 sound effects to add life to dungeons and create a better sense of ambiance. By watching the video, above, you can immediately notice the difference — sound has a way of drawing you into an experience that cannot be matched by the world’s greatest graphics.

This mod is actually part of a larger work — the Sounds of Skyrim project — which includes over 460 new sounds.

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7 Comments on Top 10 Best Skyrim Steam Workshop Mods


On February 19, 2012 at 4:17 am

I love this one from Pluto and Leviathan

“Realistic Lighting”
It makes the world much more beautiful and realistic. Especially the night and the dungeons.


On February 29, 2012 at 8:32 am

WOW! those sounds of skyrim are creepy, id have to play without headphones….


On May 10, 2013 at 10:21 am

These mods make me want to buy the game for my laptop… Have it for the Xbox (2 copies (£50) because one broke)… It’s £15 on steam :)


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