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Steam Deck Games for Modders

One of the greatest draws for PC gamers is mods. The ability to customize every aspect of  your gamplay is one of the features traditional console games get left out of. Now with the Steam Deck you can have the best of both worlds

Skyrim Mods on Steam Deck

Skyrim Mod – Enhanced Lights and FX

Elder Scrolls, in my opinion, has been a trailblazer in the modding world and they are carrying on that legacy with Skryim. Nexus Mods has thousands of pages to browse through with mods ranging from huge, world-changing updates to companion additions or even reworked eye textures.

Garry’s Mod

Garry’s Mod is a Mod

Garry’s Mod essentially is a mod with limitless possibilities for modding to make the game your own. One of the most recognizable mods for Garry’s Mod is Trouble in Terrorist Town, a gamemode that is now included with Garry’s Mod similar to party games like Werewolf or Mafia.

Game Dev Tycoon

It’s a super noob modder friendly game. Written in javascript using NW.js you can tweek your experience to your hearts content. You can also explore quite a few mods created by others on Nexus Mods.

Stellaris

Stellaris Mod – SW:Fallen Republic

The Steam Community Workshop has literally thousands of mods for Stellaris, from turning it into a Star Wars game to quality of life fixes.

RimWorld

RimWorld Mod – Decorative Railway Prop

The Steam Community Workshop again comes through for Rimworld with over 25,000 entries.

Divinity Original Sin 2

Divinity Original Sin 2 – Blackring Heavy Armor in White

If you’re looking for mods for Divinity Original Sin 2, Nexus Mods has hundreds to explore.

Endless Sky

Endless Sky – A Galaxy Far Far Away

Endless sky is a bit different. The source code for the entire game is available https://endless-sky.github.io/ . This means you can change ANYTHING from the base engine to custom weapons and object models.

This isn’t an extensive list either. There are many more games that let you code and customize to your heart’s content. These are just some of our favorites. Let us know some of your favorites in the comments below!

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