The Game Of Thrones Games Suck, So Try These Awesome Mods Instead

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The Game Of Thrones Games Suck, So Try These Awesome Mods Instead


It’s a predictable tragedy, but a tragedy nonetheless: both of the recently-released Game of Thrones video games suck.

Those wanting to mess around with a virtual Westeros, though, know that all is not lost, because some mods for existing games are here to help soften the blow.

While these aren’t official, standalone titles – and as such may be lacking slightly in the immersion stakes – they are modifications to excellent games in their own right.

So what you lose in things like soundtracks and proper voice actors you make up by playing some of the best PC titles ever made. Only now with added Game of Thrones flavour.

Note of course that these being mods, you’ll need to own the original game first (though the mods themselves are free downloads) before you can get playing. Many of them are either old and/or cheap, so you’ll even save money!

War of the Usurper


War of the Usurper is a mod for Crusader Kings, an excellent PC strategy title from Paradox. As much about family politics as it is the responsibilities of governing a realm, the mod adds the houses but more importantly the actual characters from the books. It can be a little twitchy, and prone to crashing, but for an experience that matches the back-stabbing tone of the series better than any other mod (or game!), you can’t go past this.

Those put off by the dated graphics, know a similar project is underway for the more visually pleasing Crusader Kings II, which is currently my favourite game of 2012.

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Westeros: Total War


Sadly, it’s still a work in progress, so not all the houses and armies have been converted from medieval Europe to the colours and styles of Westeros. Still, to have a go anyway, hit the link below.

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Skyrim: Game of Thrones


Seeing as Skyrim owes so much creatively to Game of Thrones, it’s understandable that there are so many GoT mods already available for the 2011 blockbuster RPG. While it’s lacking a complete overhaul or story-driven mod, there are plenty of ways to spruce up your standard Skyrim game, such as adding authentic weapons and shields from the series and even importing some of Westeros’ more notable warriors to serve as companions.

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A Clash Of Kings


Mount & Blade: Warband

If it helps, this mod actually brings a number of improvements to things like M&B’s AI. It’s also an astonishing achievement considering it’s the work of just one man. Those looking for something a little more comprehensive, though, bookmark this grander (yet unfinished) project for the same game.

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Comments

  • It’s amazing the number and level of quality of Mods for the Total War games. For instance, I don’t play Empire or Napoleon without mods now. The variety of mods for Medieval 2 is just as impressive.

    • Medieval TW 2 The Third Age is one of the best mods I’ve ever played. If your a LOTR’s fan and love your turn based RTS (?) You have to get this.

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