The Grand Theft Auto games’ massive cities are separate from one another. You can’t fly west from the Florida-based Vice City to the LA-inspired Los Santos. But one fan and his small team of modders are trying to make this possible, in GTA: San Andreas.
The last time we spoke to Nick Pearce, he was flying on a high: The Forgotten City, a mod that he’d spent more than 1700 hours building, had just won an Australian Writers’ Guild award. It was the first national screenwriting award given to a video game, a staggering accomplishment given it was a mod borne entirely…
Mario tinkerer extraordinaire Kaze Emanuar has come up with an improved way to run Mario 64 at a silky-smooth 60FPS, in widescreen.
I was only just lamenting the fate of EA’s Lord of the Rings strategy games, and here we go: some fans are remaking Battle for Middle Earth in Unreal Engine 4, in essence creating an almost all-new game.
Dark Souls modder Zullie the Witch has been messing around with the game and got something cool up and running: the ability to swap the player’s model with other characters and enemies. The best of them being a skeleton.
Here is a very good mod that takes the gruff military characters from Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and replaces them with the cast of the Neptunia JRPG series. Even in the singleplayer campaign, even in zombies mode.
This pair of mods, with Mario replacing Link and Bowser replacing a Hinox, brings one of Nintendo’s oldest battles to one of its newest classics.
Last December, a 22-year old modder who calls himself Ted52 purged the Steam forums for his Hearts of Iron IV mod, Millennium Dawn. Steam’s infrastructure made it difficult to remove unsavory threads individually, and he tells me he has more control of things over at his Discord channel, where he can eliminate any…
Dark Souls not dark enough for you? Try this.
Even without mods, Grand Theft Auto V is a violent game. You can run over human beings and animals, shoot people with powerful long range rifles, burn police officers alive with molotovs or even beat someone to death with a baseball bat. But some players desire more realistic and sometimes gory details.
Given the variety of kings, factions and political intrigue throughout the world of The Witcher, it’s only right that its universe be paired with a game that enables Machiavellian-style warfare.
Sometimes players want to do very specific, occasionally strange things in games—say, role-play as the chair Skyrim’s Lydia sits on—but something gets in the way. Thankfully, there’s often a chance some kind-hearted modder will help you out.
A new Stardew Valley mod removes the player limit for multiplayer, letting you farm with as many people as you want. I’m one step closer to running away with all my friends and living on a farm, provided all my friends are as obsessed with Stardew Valley as I am.
Princess Zelda spends most of Breath of the Wild sealed away in Hyrule Castle along with Calamity Ganon but an ongoing mod project is working hard to give her an adventure of her own. The Zelda Conversion project will let players explore the world as Zelda, adding new armor and story tweaks.
Way back in 2009, Blizzard announced that StarCraft II would include a map marketplace with options to buy and sell custom maps. Years later, the StarCraft II team is finally following through.
A buddy of mine, playing The Witcher 3 for the second time, is going nuts with mods this time through. He sent me an email the other day: “Have you seen this mod that turns old-ass Geralt into young Geralt?”. No, I had not.