Whether playing mods or building them yourself, check out the Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse if you want to take your PC gaming experience to the next level. With 20 customizable MMO buttons, on the fly DPI adjusting, and custom color backlighting, the G600 PC gamers the ability to make their mouse feel like a true extension of themselves. If MMOs aren’t your thing, then opt for the Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury Gaming Mouse. This mouse provides eight programmable buttons, on the fly DPI switching, and a 1-millisecond report rate to provide advanced precision in first-person shooter games and full control over modding tools. With so many PC gaming mods to choose from, here’s our top five to get you started.
Skywind Mod – The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim solidified itself as one of the best games of the past five years, and since its release, fans of The Elder Scrolls series have sought to use the game’s fantastic engine to remake one of the most beloved games of the series– The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. By leveraging the power of the base game of Morrowind with the engine of Skyrim, Skywind updates one of the all-time best computer RPGs with breathtaking visual fidelity that matches any current gaming experience.
Required games: The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, the Bloodmoon and Tribunal Expansions, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Half-Life is one of the most famous and celebrated first-person shooters in gaming history. Since its release in 1997, countless games have borrowed and emulated many of Valve’s tech and design choices. Now that the game is nearly two decades old, the team behind Black Mesa have remade the original game in Valve’s newer Source engine, and the results are nothing short of stunning.
Required Games: Half-Life 2 or any bundle that comes with the base Half-Life 2 engine files, including Counter-Strike: Source, Portal, Portal 2, Team Fortress 2, and The Stanley Parable.
Defense of the Ancients (DOTA)
While DOTA may be a familiar name to many thanks to its sequel DOTA 2, the original DOTA started off as a mod for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. Based entirely on one multiplayer map, DOTA singlehandedly catapulted the MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) into the spotlight, with a well-balanced design and excellent pacing that kicked off one of the most popular movements in eSports.
Required Games: Warcraft III Reign of Chaos.
The Stanley Parable
The Stanley Parable was released in its proper form as a standalone game in 2013, but prior to that, it was an expansion for Half-Life 2. The game places you in the role of Stanley, an office worker tasked with pushing buttons in a drab cubicle in a typical office building.
One day, you choose to get up, and the narrator guides you on your way. You can follow his instructions, or you can go your own way. Choice… it’s a crazy thing. Required Games: Half-Life 2
One of the most popular and outrageous recent mods is DayZ, a post-apocalyptic zombie open world game based on the hardcore Arma II military simulator. Unlike most of the other games on this list, DayZ is a slow and plodding game that requires patience, precision, and a willingness to fail in order to have a good time.
Required Games: Arma II
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