The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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The Forgotten City
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Oct 2, 2015 @ 4:45pm
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The Forgotten City

The Forgotten City is the first mod in history to win a national Writers' Guild award, and offers a unique 6 - 8 hour experience: a murder mystery investigation set in an ancient underground city. You'll need to solve it using your wits, and the ability to travel through time. It has a dark, non-linear story in which you'll interrogate suspects, explore the city and its many secrets, and navigate challenging moral dilemmas. It features multiple endings, an original orchestral score, and high-quality voice acting.

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Over 1.7 million downloads on Steam Workshop, Nexus, Bethnet and ModDB

"Simply amazing." IGN

“Undeniably impressive.” PC Gamer  

“Ambitious enough to be its own game.” Kotaku[]

"Gripping, intelligent, and forces you to challenge your morals." GamesRadar+[]

"The story here is, no doubt, the best of any Skyrim mod. It's so good, that it really reminds me of Blockbuster movies like Inception, Interstellar, and especially Edge of Tomorrow." MxR Mods

"Amazing... it's a super dynamic story... how the mod utilizes paradoxes and time loops is fantastic... one of the most thriling quests we've ever played..." Brodual


An original orchestral soundtrack by composer Trent Moriarty
Epic, sweeping, cinematic music. Check out the remastered version!

A beautiful, intricately detailed new city to explore
Discover secrets that are thousands of years old.

A haunting, non-linear story with several different endings
Your experience will depend on the decisions you make, as well as your character's individual history.

French[] - Portuguese (Brasil)[] - Chinese - Japanese[] - German[] - Polish[] - Russian[] - Spanish[] - Italian[]


Are there any level requirements?
It’s designed for characters at Level 5 and above. The story responds to your character’s individual history, so a high level is recommended.

Do I need to have the other Skyrim expansions or other mods?
No. Only Skyrim is required.

Is it compatible with other mods?

Can I bring a follower?
This mod is designed to be played solo.

I found a bug! What do I do?
Check out the "KNOWN BUGS AND WORKAROUNDS" section in the discussions tab.


If you’re Level 5 or above, you’ll be approached automatically by a courier when you enter any city. Or, go to the "Forgotten Ruins" near Markarth.


Written, developed, programmed and designed by Nick Pearce - Facebook[] - Twitter - Portfolio[]

Original orchestral soundtrack by Trent Moriarty  - Email[] - Facebook[] - Web site[]

Brol, Altrius, Brandas, Habiq, Marius & Ulrin: Patrick Deegan - Email[] - Youtube Channel
Jarl Metellus (Narrator of the trailers): James McLauchlan - Email[] - Twitter
The Arbiter: Damien Caine - Email[] - Web site[]
Luki & Maisi: Heather Jane Hogan - Email[] - Web site[]
Safira: Leara Morris-Clark - Email[] - Web site[]
Gulvar, Vernon: Stewart Moyer - Email[] - CCC Profile[]
Cassia, Miranda: Asia Sanchez - Email[] - Youtube Channel
Sato & Rykas: Paden "Cassie" Dowdy - Email[] - CCC Profile[]
Jeshol & the Cave Dwellers: Storm “GigaRat” Watters - Email[] - SoundCloud[]
Rastasia: Adoxographist - Email[] - Tumblr[]
Asanshi: Phoenix Emrys - Email[] - Wordpress []
Ysmar: Jessica Osborne - Email[] - SoundCloud[]
Deglund & Dooley: Steve White - Email[] - Facebook []
Dwemora: Elizabeth Plant - Email[] - CCC Profile[]
Hjormund: Jonny Knowles - Email[] - Twitter
Gaia: Naorée - Email[] - SoundCloud[]
Vitus: Owain David - Email[] - Youtube Channel
Domitus: Hamish Hector-Taylor - Email[]

Lead beta tester: Storm "GigaRat" Watters

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Popular Discussions View All (72)
Nov 3, 2020 @ 10:42am
MAKE A GUIDE! (spoilers within)
Mar 30, 2019 @ 9:30am
PINNED: KNOWN BUGS AND WORKAROUNDS: Please check here before posting a bug report.
Jan 1 @ 2:14am
The Arbiter's Helmet (item spoiler)
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2323990394 Jun 13 @ 12:44am 
we need chinese!!!
Magolp oder MagoD Jun 7 @ 7:54am 
i have done this quest .. is very good Quest, but the Solider wo lost .. buggt in the entrace back and the quest cant complete. 4/5Stars
deercrazy56 May 28 @ 10:56am 
Really great mod, I enjoyed it
Zell May 24 @ 2:12am 
Awesome mod enjoyed this, played it a few times over the years - Thank you:steamthumbsup:
DJ Dovah May 21 @ 8:03am 
Ridiculously good. Engaging and immersive storyline, with good quality VO. Deserving of the awards it has won.
Blackfyre May 14 @ 12:26pm 
Pretty solid mod. Adds a lot to the story.
Marshallmallow Apr 7 @ 9:28am 
This is easily one of the best mods I have ever played. I first played it on the XB1, and since I found out you're making a full game with this concept I've had that on my wishlist for a long time now. :steamthumbsup:
Lassora Mar 24 @ 4:44pm 
I'm sure this will just get lost but I had to let you know how much I enjoyed every minute of this mod! Every new game I start I have to head for the forgotten city, I can't properly express how much I look forward to playing through this. It is without a doubt, my favourite mod, no question. The multiple branches and rich story, along with the full voice acting, make it really professional and enjoyable. Seriously Good Job +++++++
OnionRangerDuck (💪💉) Mar 24 @ 10:40am 
Re-downloaded skyrim recently, sadly this mod was unable to download due some problem with
steam service.:winter2019sadgingerbread: This mod is one of my best memories about skyrim, I had so much fun with it few years back.

whoever new to this mod dont hesitate anymore just click subscribe already, you wont regret it !:winter2019coolyul::winter2019coolyul::winter2019coolyul:
Mariossolini Mar 17 @ 6:39pm 
I installed this ages ago and then forgot about it. Stumbled across it recently not realising it wasn't vanilla content and wondered to myself why this one quest area was so much higher quality than the rest of Skryim.

Story telling is incredible, one of the most intriguing and complex stories of any game I've played. Really makes the rest of the game look like they accidentally left in placeholder dialogue.

Voice acting is pretty good, nothing special but it is a million times better than the standard set by Bethesda. I think there may be a greater number of voice actors in this mod alone than in the whole of vanilla Skyrim.

Some of the custom animations are a bit wonky, detracts a little from the overall experience, most of the animations used however are vanilla assets.

Level design is very good, comparable to the rest of the game, again mostly built with vanilla assets.