The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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The PC Gamer Skyrim Mod Collection: Improvements
These are our picks of the best mods that just improve the game. All the clever tweaks, fixes and changes the community have made that we think make Skyrim better. They've been picked to all work together, so you can just click 'Subscribe to all' and they'll all be added to your game.

We're always looking to improve and update our collections, so let us know of anything you think deserves to be added, or if you have any trouble with the mods included here. We'd like it to work for everybody.

We also strongly recommend the SkyUI interface mod, a beautiful overhaul of the game's PC menus. We've only left it out because it requires the Skyrim Script Extender - it's not difficult to install, but we want to keep this main collection hassle-free.

SkyUI download and instructions here:

More of our favourite Skyrim Steam Workshop mods here:
Items (13)
Follower Map Markers
Created by annihilatt0r
This adds map markers to any follower that is on the list. The markers act just like quest markers.

Mark and Recall
Created by Qowy
(Due to steams kinda clumsy upload system this is a version of the Plugin with all different variations in it - hopefully a good compromise, look for the one you like and have fun)
For alternative, separate versions see:
Sounds of Skyrim - The Wilds
Created by Cliffworms
The Wilds focuses on adding sound effects in Skyrim's wilderness. With the 115 new sound effects, the purpose of The Wilds is to audibly enlarge Skyrim's fauna with the addition of various animals, birds and insects that play according to weather, time of ...
Sounds of Skyrim - The Dungeons
Created by Cliffworms
The Dungeons includes 115+ sound effects to add life to the dungeons. The enemy type that inhabits a dungeon will make itself heard. At dungeons’ entrances, you also hear the exterior weather. If there’s a thunderstorm raging outside, you’ll hear the thund...
House Map Markers by Smakit
Created by Smakit
*** UPDATED *** Should work with Hearthfire now. Sorry about the little mix up!

Simply adds map markers to be discovered for the 5 cities where homes can be purchased (Markarth, Riften, Solitude, Windhelm, Whiterun). You need to go to the homes after in...
Hunter's Discipline 100%
Created by Kurai Shidosha
Simple mod to change Hunter's Discipline so it always recovers arrows from corpses instead of only being a 66% chance.

Update 3/20/2012 3PM EST:

I've been doing some testing with the mod and it turns out somehow 1.5 broke arrow physics (and possibl...
More Dragon Loot
Created by Vony256
This little mod makes dragons drop more loot. You should allways get something enchanted to make it worth while dragon hunting.

This mod should also now be compatible with the Deadly Dragons Mod....
Less Condescending Guards
Created by Jokiros
Guards will no longer comment on your skills until level 75. Unlike previously when they commented after you brought your skills up to level 30.

Featured in PCgamer:

Now availab...
Remove Lydia's Trade Dialog
Created by Caust1c
Remove Lydia's "I am sworn to carry your burdens." dialog option.

She now says "What do you want me to carry?"...
Better Follower Improvements
Created by Spudgunner
IMPORTANT: This mod is no longer required. You only need "Horses for Followers." The content of this mod + much more is now part of Horses for Followers.

The last update is just an empty plugin, although it will still register with your saves. This i...
Horses for Followers
Created by Spudgunner
Followers & hirelings can ride horses instead of running behind. You can buy them from any of the city stables. Just mount your own horse and your companion will mount theirs. The followers horse will track the player's horse to prevent them from gettin...
Skyrim Leveled Items can level up Unique upgrade balancd
Created by DarkAngel13
THIS FILE IS OBSOLETE PLEASE UNSUBSCRIBE AND DELETE uniqueleveleditemsupgrade1dot3.esp and uniqueleveleditemsupgrade1dot3.bsa from your Skyrim data folder and go here for Vani...
Specialized Followers
Created by SushiSquid
There are plenty of interesting followers who can join you on your journey. Many of these these characters have great personalities when you talk with them, but they leave these behind as soon as combat starts and just fight like anyone else.

What if th...
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MJeezys Nov 16, 2012 @ 12:42am 
Pretty cool.
Timesplitter Oct 20, 2012 @ 11:22pm 
Subscribe to "Skyrim Ultimate Barack Obama Supporter!" It includes a compatable with Dawnguard and Hearthfire list of the best of all time rated mods which will transform your gaming experience into the best mod collection ever for THE ULTIMATE RPG! Also don't forget to favorite and thumbs up it. Plan on getting this mod collection to the top of the list!
Bryceycle Aug 7, 2012 @ 12:32pm 
This included one or two Soundtrack mods and the Realistic Thunder/lightning mod.
Bryceycle Aug 7, 2012 @ 12:32pm 
Any "thunder" sound effects need to be redone for any mods that change it. Its causing any 'shouts' that use the thunder sound effect to cause the game to crash, at least from personal experience and what I have seen on other mods.
Mrfury96 Aug 6, 2012 @ 11:39pm 

Sounds of skyrim was taken down for some reason.
Fenris08 Aug 6, 2012 @ 12:51pm 
I'm sorry but where is Sounds of Skyrim? I hear great things about it but never find it. Thanks
eliasaur Aug 5, 2012 @ 3:38am 
MagnificentMariner May 26, 2012 @ 8:11am 
I have seen other larger ones, but they require trimming and cutting and complicated downloads. This is way easier to work with.
Ametomasu May 9, 2012 @ 2:15am 
Thank you very much for this collection of mods PCGamer. I just wish to note that the SkyUI mod works very happily without the Skyrim script extender, except that a little error box appears in the menu each time you begin the game (but this vanishes if you close then open the menu) and the sorting functionality is disabled. I am very sorry if I am incorrect.
Ametomasu May 9, 2012 @ 2:10am 

Hello Aluric, I believe that if you press that "Subscribe to all" button (just below the description of the collection), then this collection of mods will download for you when you next open the Skyrim launcher.