Top Five Skyrim Mods of the Week - February 25

Turn into a dragon, make chickens explode, and attack innocent bystanders with a weaponized broom in this week's top Skyrim mods.

The PC version of Skyrim is home to a thriving mod community, from robust fan-made quest lines to terrifying cosmetic overhauls that will have you questioning the very future of humanity. Steam Workshop makes it easier than ever to download and manage these mods, so take a look at a few of our favorites and download them for yourself.

Get this week's mods:

The Dragon's Curse [Alpha v2] by FailCake :D ™

Dragon Falls Manor by Mattcm919

Handyman by Pope Canuckovitch

Camping by LtMattmoo

Explosive Chickens by The Deann

Know of any great mods you'd like to see featured on the show? Tell us about them in the comments!

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131 comments
Zloth2
Zloth2

@sarimrocks - no, I think PETA would get mad if they did that. ;)

sarimrocks
sarimrocks

Can you toss those explosive chickens like grenades?

kaplis117
kaplis117

@jayjay444 none of consoles support true 1080 p both actualy play games on 720 p mostly some are (there are upscaled 720p or 460 i games) look up some info ps3 can support 1080 p cuz it has blueray but xbox not becuz it has dvd and 1080 p is too big for dvds (game dvds)

jayjay444
jayjay444

@XxKing_BazexX what do u mean clunky unclear graphics on the xbox? are u stupid or summin? i have a xbox and a ps3 and my xbox plays all games at 1080p HD my ps3 plays most games at 720p including Killzone, mgs resistance, and loads of others. I bet skyrim on the ps3 plays at 720p so i bet the ps3 looks clunky unclear graphics as well as the worst frame rate problem ever on a game. And whats wrong with the xbox version..... nothing got good graphics 1080p high resolution, and no frame rate problems gf kid go buy a xbox or PC because ps3 sucks. P.S i also have a pc and prefair the pc version of skyrim to the console version.

Nattacker
Nattacker

Can't believe people are still arguing about PS3's and XBOX's and which are the better in graphics. :-s Come on, you all knew even before Skyrim came out that the superior version would be the PC. Just like it's previous installments were. :-/ Vanilla PC is better looking than both put together!!! Add texture enhancing mods and it's 100x better :-s. Add more mods and you have your self a great game you can tweak to your hearts content! PC = WIN!

keyb0red
keyb0red

Sorry guys but I think I'll file these under : "It's LOL fun for the first 10 minutes then the novelty wears off" Obviously early days, so I'll give it another 2-3 months before someone creates something that actually value adds to the game.

TevoxZi
TevoxZi

@XxKing_BlazexX If you read any of the sources, they clearly said that the issue's fix is mostly a temporary one. The framedrop starts due to higher in capacity savefiles, which is the same that happens with Fallout New Vegas and Fallout 3 on PS3. I'm mad? Nope, I'm playing it with better graphics and better framerate on my PC. P.S. That joke's old. =)

XxKing_BlazexX
XxKing_BlazexX

@TevoxZi Well, all I have to say is Ps3 OWNS 3fixme, and I have tried both on 3fixme and on Ps3 and let me tell you, Ps3 is better. Have you really compared the two for yourself? Or are you just backing those xbox3fixme fanboys? And btw, I haven't really had ANY problems with it on Ps3. The graphics look amazing, yes it used to lag but they fixed that :), oh and also before you start saying "Well xbox3fixme NEVER had that problem", you just remember those clunky-unclear graphics 3fixme has with that game. P.S. uMaD? :D P.S.S. You deserve an arrow in the knee.

kriggy
kriggy

@avengerb Lol, u mad bro?

avengerb
avengerb

OK. THAT's ENUF of SKYRIM..there are other game in this world!! For God's sake stop with the Skyrim Is killing Chickens ..Skyrim Love, Skyrim this Skyrim that..jeez..

TevoxZi
TevoxZi

@XxKing_BlazexX Before PS3 gets over its framerate problems in Skyrim, I'd shut it if I were you. =) Before you start giving me the bs of "I don't have any framerate problems" keep in mind Skyrim's, like Fallout 3's and New Vegas' savefiles grow in size and in the amount of RAM they use. PS3 has 256MB of XDR 3.2GHz which isn't enough in capacity in the long run. You might refer to this click me Before you'll jump that gun know this Click me [quote="Above"] "I was level 32, with an 8MB save, but after patching it dropped to 6.5MB and unbelievably, Whiterun (which was the area with biggest frame drops in my case) is certainly lag free," said Bethesda forumite Tsoglani. "I believe this patch is working, although I am not giving the all clear yet." On the flip side, CaptainMarvelQ8 said: "Guys, I'm sad to say that this fix is only a temporary one. After three hours playing the lag is back in full force, even worse at times." [/quote] Basically what they did was reduce savefile, eventually it'll grow bigger again. As far as your hate for Xbox 360 goes, it has the better GPU, while PS3 might have the better CPU - yet a more complex one. Multiplatform games tend to be done on the Xbox 360 first because of its more PC-like hardware architecture in comparison to PS3's 1x PPE, 7x SPE minicore mechanism in addition to the fact X360 was released first and was therefore chosen as the primary platform to develop onto. Not really hard to guess who got the shorter side of the stick again, is it? Before you'll start calling me an Xbox 360 fan and all that, I'm a PC gamer - and I actually own a PS3 in addition to that. Not to make this any longer than necessary, I'll shut it as well.

sieg6529
sieg6529

I already beat in vanilla mode plus a few texture packs, now I'm going to wait a year and dive back in once the blessed modding community has had some time. I'm thinking...12/12/12?

Notelessinferno
Notelessinferno

I can't wait for mods that involve long quest lines with new NPC, areas and voiceover.

XxKing_BlazexX
XxKing_BlazexX

I still don't understand why people are getting this game for the 3fixme! The graphics on that system suck. umad 3fixme fanboys? :D

tomio1600
tomio1600

Ive got around 30 mods installed but none of these though :P, though dragon falls manor looks cool.

BrunoBRS
BrunoBRS

lol at the explosive chickens :lol: they f*cked the game up so bad, and the explosions are so big, i couldn't help but laugh :P

isshiah
isshiah

i'm gonna be the guy that says "that's funny" instead of laughing.

oscaromarjp
oscaromarjp

Suuuper Cool!!!, So Bad I Got The Xbox360 Version...

Hobbes444
Hobbes444

@M_de_graaff FU!!! Besides, Bethseda probaly would never make any third party mods dlc for your piece of **** consoles anyway.

OpalDragon
OpalDragon

Ahh yes. Chicken Beat Down LXXVI. That dude hasn't got a chance. Better block your kids from viewing. Young minds could be scarred for life. (So much pecking. So much blood.)

_Roo_
_Roo_

Must better choices this week.

shaunmc
shaunmc moderator staff

@johny300 That would be John Davison!

johny300
johny300

Shaun who is talking with you ? i know i heard that voice before. :P

johny300
johny300

You can turn into a dragon, Holy s***. :o

XCyberForceX
XCyberForceX

WTF! I'm a console gamer and now I'm regretting not buying this game for PC. Oh, the torture of it all!!! Anyway, RLOL with the exploding chickens. Awesome mods!

Dr_Jackal
Dr_Jackal

Those were pretty fun. Good job!

scarred_fox
scarred_fox

@XxKing_BlazexX consoles are the past. all about pc mods

jesuschristmonk
jesuschristmonk

Maybe after the tent mod, someone could make some Phoenix Downs so you can be resurrected when you die lol.

XxKing_BlazexX
XxKing_BlazexX

@turtleteen Screw the xbox3fixme! It's all about that PS3! :)

Hermes33
Hermes33

Nice vid thanks. Now all we need is a mod that changes the setting to the Wild West, or better yet a completely new Spaghettti-Western style RPG using the Skyrim engine?! I'm amazed that even after the success of Red Dead Redemption we still don't have such a game, it doesn't exist. While there are seemingly endless fantasy/sci-fi RPG games to choose from. I love Red Dead Redemption but I've always longed for a game more complex and involved like Fallout3/Oblivion/Skyrim but set in the Old West. C'mon developers, what's going on?? @excalibeast yes old-school bombs exactly, like a Fistful of Dynamite!

M_de_graaff
M_de_graaff

That Dragon Falls manor is awesome:-o Make it xbox 360 DLC Beth!

sidh9u5
sidh9u5

anyway the macho dragons is still my favorite........

excalibeast
excalibeast

we need bombs... just pure old school bombs that go kaboom!

Virtual_Erkan
Virtual_Erkan

@FlyingAce1016 yeah you have to use console commands

FlyingAce1016
FlyingAce1016

the 'PORTABLE CAMPSITES' mod is so much better on skyrim nexus the camping mod is not as good

josephtdavey
josephtdavey

Sorry for interrupting Shaun! I didn't know you were making a video XD

qioden
qioden

explosive chickens + Chicken launcher = epic bombardment!!!

Data463
Data463

@zeusbark- Give it time. This is the Elder Scrolls modding scene, after all. Those three are top priorities, with furry features running a close fourth.

zeusbark
zeusbark

What would be awesome is a Sex Mod, a kid killing mod and a house decoration mod.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

I want to be a dragon! 360 style.

Philosoraptor9
Philosoraptor9

As a console gamer, I don't know why I torture myself by watching these videos.

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

Awesome, if only these could come as free DLC for the 360 since I dont have the PC version....

soul_resonance
soul_resonance

I was hoping he'd show the tankard as a weapon for the Handyman mod. :)

turtleteen
turtleteen

So jealous of the Skyrim PC users! I wish these mods were available on Xbox360 :(

anakissed
anakissed

Haha explosive chickens. The person who thought of that is a genius!