Dead Island: Director’s Cut
Dead Island gained a large following after its August release last year but, for all the things it did well, the game had a lot of bugs and balancing issues that marred the experience somewhat. The director’s cut mod rectifies the majority of these though, making for the purest and best Dead Island experience you can get. If you didn’t enjoy it the first time round, try it after installing this bad boy.
Though Skyrim is the most technically proficient and impressive Elder Scrolls game to date, each previous instalment had its own unique feel that deserves to be brought up to date graphically. Cue the 2011 update for Morrowind that takes a game from 2002 and makes it look like it came out yesterday. Those looking for a nostalgia trip are bound to love viewing Morrowind in all its sparkling new sheen, and those who missed out won’t be put off by the dated visuals of the original.
If you really just can’t tear yourself away from Skyrim, there are a million and one mods out there that will help to extend your play time. I’ve purposely just used an overarching term of Skyrim mods, as there are far too many to decide on just one, with hundreds more being added each day it seems. There are certainly enough graphical improvement mods to make Skyrim look like some kind of gorgeous peak into the future of gaming. Who needs next gen now?
Super Smash Bros. Project M
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is still one of the most accessible and enjoyable fighting games out there but, when compared to its predecessors, some felt that Brawl had watered down the series. Project M seeks to reverse that, by modifying Brawl’s core fighting mechanics to add a hidden depth. Though it may be a Wii game, I’m going to count this one as a PC mod due to a technicality. I can’t go into depth on this without plunging this article into a legal grey area though, so use your imagination.