YouTube channel Digital Dreams has produced a video presentation of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim packed with 2,000 mods. The results are nothing short of amazing, thanks to the detailed texture and light effects.
You can see the most notable improvements in the game textures. The buildings and roads are detailed, the vegetation is dense and varied, and the different wood surfaces have proper roughness and cracks. Just look at how old and used the stairs are.
However, the best-looking aspect in my opinion is the character’s armour set. Just look at those carved details on the shoulder plates and helmet. When it rains, the water droplets seem to even interact with the helmet. Plus, the water effect on the camera is high-quality.
As you can expect, the main cities and locations are the ones shining the best. For example, Riverwood, a town where you can find some basic facilities early in your journey, has very detailed buildings, roads, and vegetation. Places where nature is trying to take over are especially eye-catching. But on the other hand, Raven Rock’s bay seems less cared for, with some repetitive and flat textures. As the saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Another aspect that may divide players is the combat system. From the couple of fights we see during Digital Dreams’ presentation, brawls are reminiscent of Dark Soul, at least to me. That doesn’t make it bad or anything, just different.
You can check this mod at 8K resolution in the video below.
As you can guess, running this many visual enhancement mods at the same time comes at a hefty cost. Digital Dreams ran the game on a beast machine featuring a Ryzen 9 7950x plus an RTX 4090. This monster combo was only able to produce 60fps on average with dips to the 50s depending on the location.