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Breathtaking Skyrim mods to improve graphics

It’s no secret that if you want to have the best looking Skyrim game possible, it’s the PC version that you need to own. The PC game that Bethesda shipped is easily the most impressive from a graphics point of view, but if you want to make the PC version look jaw-droppingly beautiful, then you’ll need a few mods to help you achieve your goal.

With the Creation Kit and Steam Workshop now freely available, it means that thousands of mods are accessible on arguably the most popular digital PC gaming platform. However, before the Creation Kit released, everyone was getting their mod fix from Skyrim Nexus and you’ll be pleased to know that it still remains a great alternative source to customize your game.

While most of you have probably seen some bizarre mods like the Macho Man patch, many of you will be specifically hunting for mods that will make your game significantly better from a graphics point of view. A useful collection of graphics-improving mods has been compiled by the guys over at Kotaku, and providing that you have a PC rig capable of running multiple mods at once, you’ll find that installing the following mods will make your game look distinctly better than the one that Bethesda shipped back in November.

The first mod that you’ll definitely want to install if you haven’t yet is actually an official one from Bethesda. It’s called the High Resolution Texture Pack and claims to give your game an instant improvement in exchange for a minimum 4GB of RAM and a 1GB ATI or NVIDIA graphics card.

FXAA Injector is another essential mod that you’ll want, as is Lush Grass and Trees if you really want to appreciate that fine Skyrim foliage. One of the most impressive mods in our opinion though is the Xenius Character Enhancement mod by Xenius. This little gem makes all of the facial and body features of every single character in the game better – particularly in the eyes department as you’ll see in a comparison screenshot above.

One of the most famous graphic enhancing mods that most of you are probably already running is the Enhanced Night Skyrim patch. This mod drastically improves the night sky effects that you’ll see in the game and is simply a must-have mod if you want to experience Skyrim in much finer detail.

Those are obviously just a few of the thousands of mods that are available for the game. It is a real shame that console players cannot enjoy things like this, but let’s hope that the upcoming DLC may provide some much needed TLC for console players. If you are running a collection of mods on PC that have made your game much nicer though, list the mods that you have used to achieve your results.

If you could pick out one single mod that has changed the game for you, what would it be?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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