With Fallout 4 being such a huge hit among gamers and with so many people still playing it today, it definitely deserves its spot in Steam’s most played list. But one has to wonder why games like Skyrim or Fallout are still being played by so many people well after their initial releases. One of the biggest contributing reasons for that is the implementation mods. Of course, with so much fandom surrounding these games, downloading an amazing creation that another player has made is only a click away. So today, let us take a look at the top 10 mods that have given Fallout 4 so much life.
The unofficial Fallout 4 Patch.
Lots of people complain that the mod makers do much more work than the actual devs, but let’s be honest. There are many more of you then there are of them, and Fallout 4 actually benefited hugely from what modmakers managed to do with the Unofficial patch. They fixed a number of bugs involving quests, NPCs, items, texts and many others and made the mod be compatible with almost every other mod out there, making this the go-to mod even from day 1 of playing Fallout 4.
The following mod is also considered pretty much a fix, as it is being used by so many people out there, according to the download stats from nexusmods. Looking at it we wondered whether or not Bethesda rushed the minimap option close to the game’s release, because this mod makes it so that the roads are much more visible, it corrects the placement of map markers, it offers numbered grid lines and it even has three levels of brightness.
With the fairly recent release of the fourth add-on and the second workshop add-on for Fallout 4, called Contraptions, players experienced a sort of anticlimactic moment when they realized that there was so little to do, fortunately the modding community was working tirelessly throughout the night to bring us the Manufacturing Extended mod. It does just what the title says, it adds a ton of new stuff for you to play with, like: a component extractor, a recycler, a distillery, a power armor forge and many more. If you’re getting the new DLC from Bethesda, be sure to also get this mod.
There are so many mods that focus of building settlements. One of them that caught our eye is the Higher Settlement Budget mod. It is a simple one that removes the dev’s limitation for the number of items you can place in your settlement. We all know how frustrating it is to not be able to finish that final perimeter fence because the game’s limit was reached. And if you stick around to see what other settlement mods we have in our list, this Higher Settlement Budget mod is pretty much required in parallel with the other ones.
Some people like the look that Fallout 4 has and some people don’t. Some say it’s too bleak and some say it should be more bleak. Luckily for those people, one of these two mods will surely be satisfactory. The Stalker Lighting adds a really cool post-apocalyptic cinema color grade to the game with lower contrasts and vividness of colors. On the other hand we have the Enhanced Wasteland Preset which heightens the contrast and vividness, making everything not appear as washed out. It takes the game closer to that Bioshock look.
Better Settlers is one of those mods that is focused in immersing you into Fallout 4. When settlers answer your radio beacon, the will be dressed differently so that you can tell them apart. Over 160 new faces and apparel are added alongside better AI for the settlers. This means they won’t just show up and do nothing. They also get a chance to spawn with better armor, weapons and even stimpaks which they will use in battles.
For those of you who love the cinematic feel of Fallout 4 and maybe even downloaded the Stalker Lighting or the Enhanced Wasteland that we mentioned earlier, we also recommend Dynavision. This mod really pulls you into the game by activating a dynamic Depth of Field to wherever you cursor is pointing. This makes the game look like it was shot through a cinema camera and it even has customizable options that you can change ingame. So get ready to film some blockbuster machinima action with this mod.
There are many places where you can build your settlement in Fallout 4, but many players have wondered: Why is this restricted to just some spots? Why can’t I build my settlement here, where I want it? Rest assured that the modding community has heard your call and has developed Conquest, a mod that lets you setup a camp wherever you want. After you have spent some time there you can start upgrading to a settlement and get all the perks that are associated with it.
Don’t you just hate it when games show you a cool looking map in the prologue just to take it away from you moments after? This happened in GTA 5 with the snowy landscape of North Yankton and it also happens in Fallout 4 with the 1950s Pre-War neighborhood. Well, they found a way to get you into North Yankton and it you can bet your ass that they did the same for Fallout 4’s prologue map. Pre-War House Front Door Unlocked does exactly what is says. It opens a door for you and lets the player explore Sanctuary. Not much of that area was built by Bethesda, but the small parts that were are beautiful and it would be a shame not to explore them before the sirens start blaring.
And now, before we take a look at our number one Fallout 4 mod, let’s view some honorable mentions:
Armorsmith Extended, Fallout Seasons, Any Mod Any Weapon
We told you we were going to come back to Settlements, and here we have the mod to trump all mods: Homemaker. The effort that went into designing this one just shows how much love Fallout 4 is getting from the community. It basically offers over 1000 new items that you can add to your settlements. Builders from all across the wasteland can now add cars, refrigerators, new lights, new fences and many many more to their homes. The mod is constantly receiving updates and it is the Fallout 4 builder’s dream.