Whether a gamer is playing Skyrim for the first time and wants the experience to be as immersive as possible, or a player has experienced Skyrim before but wishes to enhance the game with mods. Either way, mods are the best way to enhance Skyrim experience for both first-time players and mod users. Here are some amazing PC and Console mods that add realism to the game as recommended by YouTubers Koubitz and LunarGaming.
Unofficial Skyrim Patch. The Unofficial Skyrim Special Edition Patch is the most recommended mod of the game. It fixes several bugs that exist within the vanilla game. This includes gameplay fixes, quests, NPCs, text and placement bugs. This mod ensures that you won't run into any problems in the game.
QD Inventory. This mod overhauls the inventory user interface and makes it more compatible with the PC instead of the vanilla game's console-friendly inventory UI. This adds the efficiency of mouse and keyboard users to the game.
Combat Evolved. This mod adds a much more aggressive combat to the game. Enemies will rush to the player attacking simultaneously instead of single file. This does make the combat in Skyrim a bit more difficult, but for those who are willing to trade that for immersion, this is a great mod.
Open Cities Skyrim. For those who hate loading screens, this mod transforms Skyrim completely into open world, which means there are no more loading screens when entering cities such as Riften, Whiterun, Solitude and more. Gates through cities will open as the player wishes to head inside.
Point The Way and Lampposts Of Skyrim. When beginners start their new game, it's only natural that they still don't know their way around Skyrim. They need to discover the cities and places themselves before they can utilize fast travel, and they might get lost most often than not. Point The Way mod adds sign posts and places them in strategic locations where they are easier to spot and clearer to read. Lamposts Of Skyrim adds lampposts on main roads, so travelers can find their way in an immersive setting.
Unique Taverns. The taverns in Skyrim are usually repetitive and lack any unique features from each other. This mod adds an immersive look to the taverns and overhauls the inns in Skyrim by adding more NPCs, rentable rooms and tiny details inherent to each inn.
Campfire and Frostfall. Campfire is an immersive mod that adds the ability to pitch a tent and build campfires anywhere in Skyrim. Frostfall adds a much harder experience that will be apparent when the player is around the harsh weather of Skyrim. The player gets to experience the harsh weather of Skyrim themselves instead of just imagining and hearing it from NPCs. These two mods add realism and an immersive gameplay for sure.
Wet And Cold. This mod alters NPC behavior with the bonus of some immersive visuals. It makes the weather in Skyrim more believable by making NPCs react to the weather appropriately. When it's raining, this mod also adds a dripping effect on the player's body and see breath when it's cold.
iNeed. This mod adds a basic framework for the needs of the player like hunger and thirst, along with a disease system. Diseases can be contracted from drinking dirty water, being bitten by wild animals, and much more. This makes the overall Skyrim journey a lot harder since players need to constantly check the needs of their character but this is perfect for those wishing to add more immersion in the game.
Immersive Citizens. Vanilla NPCs have basic patterns in terms of their behavior and this mod aims to change that by making them more dynamic. This mod makes Skyrim feel alive and immersive since the NPCs have more character in them.
True Storms. This mod overhauls the weather in Skyrim visually and auditory. This adds more distinctive sounds and visuals when it comes to rain, thunder effects, and snow. This is perfect for those individuals who wants a more immersive environment in Skyrim.
High-Quality World Map. This is a useful mod that retextures the world map in Skyrim and replaces it with a cleaner design. This is a better-looking world map that removes all clouds so the player will be able to see the paths better.