Modding Games

Before we start off Modding Games, Let’s see what modding is and when did it start. The word “Mod” comes from the root word “modification” which means modifying something or altering it for a change. The term mods for games as it sounds can be applied to literally anything that modifies a game’s code from the original to a whole new updated state providing new experiences for PC gamers.

The history of PC gaming mods is older than you think, The first recorded mod in my knowledge was for an old 1981 game called Castle Wolfenstein, Modifications were made to its visuals by turning all of the Nazi enemies into Smurf characters.

Now, almost every PC game gets modded by the Skilled artists and/or programmers who contribute in gaming communities by adding art in game with additional content such as new skins for characters or altering game mechanics, animations, improved graphics, and user interfaces to deliver a more immersive experience.

One good benefit of the mod is that, if you have expertise in modding, you can make a change in your favorite game content by contributing your idea and making it more interesting to play.
This is a good way from artists to inspire the official game developers with more ideas that they can add and make PC games more interesting.

DLC Packs VS Mods

Basically, the DLC is provided by the official game developers or publisher. On the other hand, Mods are created by the community and they’re not the official add-on content for the game.

And before I share my opinion on why mods are better than DLCs, Let get a quick overview of a DLC pack.

What Is DLC?

DLC (Downloadable Content) is the additional content developed and released by official developing team of a game to add more features in the original game after its initial release.

The DLC pack keeps the game in the shelf by making it more interesting for players. It usually contains extra in-game items, events, costumes, characters, extra skins etc.
DLCs are mostly not free and are a bit expensive for a small add-on but some packs are made available for free in bundles.

Why PC Mods are better?

  • The first and main advantage is that mods are free.
  • Developed by the gaming community for the gaming community.
  • Everyone can get a chance to share their creativity to make the game awesome.
  • Makes the game more fun to play.
  • Can enhance the graphics with realistic looks.
  • Infinite Possibilities in PC Games.

Only sad thing about mods is that they are not available for Console Gaming Communities.

Where To Find Mods For Games

With increasing demand for mods in video games, creators from all over the world started contributing by modding popular games. Fans of popular games made different communities to share and discuss mods.

There are some independent development communities that help you to create major changes in your favorite games like Fallout 4, Resident Evil, Grand Thrift Auto V, Skyrim, Call Of Duty, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and many more.
Here are 3 top-rated Modding communities that offer mods for the most popular video games.

Steam Workshop Community For Mods

If you’re getting started with mods, Steam has one of the best communities for video game mods that you should join. you can browse and follow your favorite games and modders to make the new content automatically appear in your profile and game library. Steam is known as the home of video games and Steam Workshop is one of the largest active community of gaming mods for free download.

Modders and creators also earn money by selling in-game items they make for popular games like Counter Strike, Dota 2 etc. And for free mods, donations are made to modders for helping gaming communities who make great mods.

Nexus Mods

Nexus Mods is one of the top website to get PC Games Mods for almost every PC Game for free. NexusMods has a huge database of thousands of mods for many popular games like Skyrim, GTA V(Grand Theft Auto 5), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Assassin’s Creed Series, Fallout Series, Devil May Cry Series and many well-known PC games can be found at Nexus Mods.

They allow free customization for users but also have a premium subscription for a month, 6 months, and for a year. With a premium subscription, it removes all the advertisements and uncaps file downloads. You can join their Nexus Forums by making a free account to get in the discussions for guidance, tutorials, news and issues regarding mods. Creators and contributors also get rewards for making and uploading mods at NexusMods.

Some of the games that I have played with their mods activated include Devil May Cry 5, Tomb Raider, Resident Evil 3 Remake and GTA V. You can watch the videos below of the mods I have tested.

How To Apply Mods For Games

Now that you know about mods and their communities to find mods for your PC game. You should know all the basic steps to apply the mod in game without any issue or loss of your in-game progress. It is always a good practice to make a backup of your files before editing them. Don’t apply two mods of same kind at the same time to avoid crashing.

Most popular games have their own modding softwares to apply mods easily. Open IV is a modding tool used for modding GTA V and it now supports Red Dead Redemption 2. Another most used modding tool is the Fluffy Mod Manager 5000 which is used in modding most latest high graphics games like Resident Evil and Devil May Cry etc. You can download it free from NexusMods.

Vortex is an open-source Mod Manager with powerful features that can be downloaded from Vortex Mod Manager official page, It provides graphical user interface and is quite user-friendly for beginners.

Best Games With Largest Modding Community

Grand Theft Auto 5 With Mods

Experience the best mods for Grand Theft Auto V and read the complete guide on where to find them and how to apply them with our step by step tutorial for the beginners in modding community. Learn about GTA 5 Modding, GTA 5 Mod Menu, GTA 5 Car Mods and GTA 5 Graphics Mods.

Read Here: How to install GTA V Mods

Note: Do not apply mods when playing online or your account will get banned.

Skyrim Mods

Minecraft Mods

Modded Games Top 10 List

  • Witcher 3 Wild Hunt
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Resident Evil 2 Remake
  • Resident Evil 3 Remake
  • Cyber Punk 2077
  • Marvel’s SpiderMan
  • SpiderMan Miles Morales
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
  • Hogwarts Legacy


That’s it for now, I guess now If someone wants to use mods on any PC Game then he knows where to start. Join Communities of your game that you like and have fun playing your favorite game with new experiences. I will update this guide soon with step-by-step procedure for the games I mentioned above including the best tested mods for you to enjoy. Thankyou for reading.

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