Somehow Star Wars fans always find a way to implement their passion for the franchise into other areas of their life that also bring them joy and pleasure. Outside of the huge fan film movement, many Star Wars fans also take to modding their favorite video games to feature the characters and worlds of Lucas’ space opera. Some are better than others, but for the most part the Star Wars modding scene is chalk full of high quality work that most gamers would pay retail prices for.
While browsing the Interwebs today I came across an article IGN wrote featuring some of the more intense Star Wars mods found in PC gaming. Some of them weren’t very interesting to me because I’ve never played the PC games that they were based on, but two in particular really stood out from the crowd. That’s because these two have managed to merge Star Wars into some of the most popular gaming franchises of this era – Call of Duty and Elder Scrolls. Not to mention that the mods themselves are so incredibly detailed that if I didn’t know any better I would have thought these were actual games put out by Infinity Ward and Bethesda.
Star Wars: Galactic Warfare is based on COD 4, and the mod itself makes the ultimate FPS franchise seem as if it were in the old Battlefront series from the last generation of consoles. The modders at BlackMonkey have done a superb job in re-skinning the entire COD 4 universe to look as if it were based in that galaxy far, far away, and not our own. Their work is impeccable, and like I mentioned before, if you didn’t know any better you’d think you were watching footage from an unannounced Star Wars Battlefront title. Check it out below.
- Download SW Galactic Warfare mod for COD 4
The next Star Wars gaming mod that caught my attention is for Skyrim, the runaway GOTY winner from 2011. In this particular mod players can have a Death Star moon, lightsabers, and even a Force push dragon shout. The inclusion of these mods makes Skyrim look even more awesome than it already is. MrRhexx is the Youtuber responsible for showing off these mods, but I’m not sure if he/she actually created them. Regardless, they’re awesome, and if I had a PC that could run it I’d definitely implement them into my Skyrim world. Check the Skyrim Star Wars mods out below.
It’s always amazing what lengths Star Wars fans will go to to integrate their love of the films into other mediums, so if you enjoyed these mods you may want to check out the full IGN article below to see some of the others. Let us know what you think about these two, and if you’ve taken the steps to install them into your PC gaming experience. You’ve been wondering if these guys make any money from all of their hard work…
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