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
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 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
The Steam Community Workshop has literally thousands of mods for Stellaris, from turning it into a Star Wars game to quality of life fixes.
The Steam Community Workshop again comes through for Rimworld with over 25,000 entries.
Divinity Original Sin 2
If you’re looking for mods for Divinity Original Sin 2, Nexus Mods has hundreds to explore.
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!