Top 5 Skyrim Mods of the Week - ALIENS!

This week's Top 5 Skyrim Mods sees Cam, Johnny and the ever brave Kevin VanNord face off against the terrifying Xenomorph Alien Horde!

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Top 5 Skyrim Mods trawls the enormous mod catalogue so you don't have to, bringing the very best world-changing mods to your screen. From high detailed armour mods to exploding chickens, there's nothing our bold adventurers won't try.

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madgame23
madgame23

Im getting really tired of that final fantasy commercial with the stupid looking elf dude in the big bowl like thing and stuff!  Man can we get a different commercial!

Lucas_Pizza
Lucas_Pizza

Cam and/or Seb,
It'd be really great if you guys could help me get some extra boyfriend points by relaying a shout-out to my beautiful girlfriend Dani, whom I love more than anything and everything combined in all of Tamriel. It was her 24th birthday recently (13th of Sept) and we both love your show and Skyrim so it would mean a lot to her if you could make this happen. Thanks guys.

Romayo83
Romayo83

Hey Gamespot this just in. Nobody cares about Skyrim mods. The game is mediocre at best and was released a 2 years ago.

bussinrounds
bussinrounds

Tell me when the makers of Nehrim finish their complete overhaul mod.  That will be the only reason to ever play Skyrim, just as Nehrim was the only reason to touch Oblivion

D1N02982
D1N02982

This is the first Skyrim mod video I watched because I absolutely love the Alien films except for resurrection of course

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

I apologise but Johnny REALLY needs to stick to his show he added nothing to this episode. understanding why he hasn't been on the show for so long... I say next tim elet it be a lot longer.

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

Convince the real Kevin Vanord to wear a circlet in his next video review, and I'll be happy.

luciann
luciann

Where is the game series of the decade article though? You know, that in which TES won?

FrostedKibbles
FrostedKibbles

Johnny's reactions throughout the the Aliens mod was priceless.  

DarkLord
DarkLord

That Aliens mod was pretty freakin' sweet! It just needs to have the werewolf sounds replaced with actual Alien sounds to be pretty much perfect!

RS13
RS13

"This music replacer is great if you want to take some of the seriousness away from Skyrim." "Definitely."  

{Super-serious intro music plays}

DiverseGamer
DiverseGamer

What are the chances of me running Skyrim on a Toshiba Satellite laptop?

Koes Hargianto
Koes Hargianto

then don't download it. that simple. Noone force you to download it, and you cant force people to NOT making lore breaking mods.

analogjunkie24
analogjunkie24

I must say that is quite unfortunate that Gamespot is limiting itself to Skyrim when showcasing mods. There are tons, TONS of great mods out there for games like Max Payne 2, much of the Total War games, Arma 2, the S.T.A.L.K.E.R games, Freelancer, and of course Half Life 2. Just last weekend on September 1st, a group of talented developers calling themselves "We Create Stuff" released what is arguably the most ambitious Half Life 2 mod ever created, Underhell. If features a dynamic, incredible music score, non-linear level design, a surprisingly well-crafted story, full voice acting, NPC sidequests, and its around 15 hours long. I have been enjoying the hell out of this mod, and I think its a great disservice that Gamespot is not covering great, free content like this. 

SipahSalar
SipahSalar

The new guy seemed pretty bored and uninterested. Was he forced to sit with you guys? lol

frozenux
frozenux

I got an up close look at the Blades armor re-texture and it's impressive.

Andrak_Vol
Andrak_Vol

could we have a list of what graphics mods they are using this week, I'd love my skyrim to have the same look



Daian
Daian

Great stuff, I must click like on this show, WHY CAN'T I DO THAT, oh the humanity, lol.

qewretrytuyiuoi
qewretrytuyiuoi

Not sure about the Tiaras and the Zelda music  but the Goats,Armour and Aliens were excellent mods.  Good show again lads

snikeyeah
snikeyeah

Chicks v Aliens, gotta love it!

Kaz32
Kaz32

Awesome! Please don't let copyright claim ruin this, PLEASE don't let copyright claim ruin this!

predatorGS
predatorGS

Johnny is a little guy compared to Cam.

chieflion
chieflion

I HAVENT SLEEP SINCE THURSDAY

WHERE GTA %?

andmcq
andmcq

Changes resolution > Video restarts.

Saketume
Saketume

heh the zelda music mod was a bit silly :P I think I wanted to replace the music with something completely out of place I'd have picked final fantasy battle music instead.

That alien mod is pretty cool. It would be interesting if they'd keep expanding their territory till they take over the entire map. Resulting in Alien dragons and all. 

Kudos to Cam for making me chuckle out loud with that "50 points of health, just like in the movies" line. Well delivered. =)

ThePurpleBubble
ThePurpleBubble

@Romayo83 

And here we have a prime example of the "edgy" gamer - if a lot of people like a game, it is this individual's duty to hate said game with such a passion that the nearest copy bursts into flames.

cameronrobinson
cameronrobinson moderator

@Romayo83 Hey Romayo83. The viewing numbers for this show on GameSpot and YouTube suggest otherwise. As soon as people stop watching, we will stop making this show.

RS13
RS13

@luciann That's how most GS's bracket things are.  They just kinda end w/o any fanfare for the winner.

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

@RS13 Input Benny Hill theme when you attack a guard, original Pokemon theme when fighting dragons, and original (as in, the very first with that sick guitar solo) Power Rangers theme when clearing out a bandit den.

RS13
RS13

@DiverseGamer Pretty bad.  Of course, it depends on which laptop you have and specifically which processor and video card you have.  If you just went into best buy and bought a laptop off the shelf without paying for an upgraded videocard, you probably have an Intel HD 3000 or 4000 and those will struggle to get over 20 fps a lot of the time.  Also keep in mind that running Skyrim is easier than running skyrim modded.  The more stuff you put into your game the slower it will run and the more it will crash.  So if you're just barely getting it to play in the first place, HD retextures or heavily scripted mods are out of the question.

loafofgame
loafofgame

@analogjunkie24 Gamespot did do streams on mods for other games for a little while (Left 4 Dead and Counter Strike for instance), but those streams never really got settled, while the Skyrim mods streams were already well established. And after they drastically reduced the number of live streams, I guess only the most popular shows remained. I mean, the fact that the Elder Scrolls series was voted best series on this website might explain why this show is still running.

But I agree with you, it's a shame that other games aren't discussed. Modding is an important part of gaming culture and it can add a lot of extra play hours to a game or even provide free games.

xXl_z3r0_lXx
xXl_z3r0_lXx

@RS13 20 fps? That's a little generous for the Intel HD vision line.
You can't stress enough how much you need to avoid that video card line if you ever even have hopes of playing any games on a computer.


RS13
RS13

That said, if you haven't purchased a specifically gaming laptop, don't own a console or more powerful desktop and absolutely must play skyrim, there are mods that make Skyrim easier to run while making the game look worse.  Hialgoboost is one of more famous ones.  Now I can't vouch for it (my PC's powerful enough), but it might be worth a try.  

Honestly though, if you're in that situation you've probably not played oblivion or morrowind, so I'd say start there.  Purists will tell you they're better games anyways and they doubtlessly do some things better than skyrim, while one of the things Skyrim clearly does better--graphics--would be mitigated by the mods you'd have to use to play it.  Those two games will last you the life of your laptop (Toshiba ... sad) and then you can buy a new one that will be better able to run skyrim.  (This is true even if you don't buy a gaming laptop next.  Technology advances.)

TitanPolaris
TitanPolaris

@devak108 @Metalnoid For consoles maybe, but for the PC it's in my opinion TES hands down because of mods and third party mod support. Rockstar by doing what they did with Red Dead Redemption by not releasing a PC version back then, and now it look s like they are doing it with GTA V by not releasing a PC version of that game on the 17th with the console versions which effectively makes TES on the PC as king of the hill as of right now.  GTA is king of the Xbox 360 hill though unless Halo 4 is still the big one for that console. PS3 is still owned by the JRPGS and SCEA Studios offerings like Uncharted and The Last of Us.

DiverseGamer
DiverseGamer

@RS13 Much appreciated! I just recently got Morrowind, so I guess I'll stick to that for now.