5 Oblivion Mods That Should Be Remade As Standalone Games


Some of the best mods for Oblivion are so good that they should be their own games. They were made by talented Elder Scrolls players.

One of the most well-known titles ever is The Elder Scrolls. A lot of people around the world have bought these fantasy RPGs. People who work on mods have given Oblivion, one of the most popular games in the series, a new lease on life. Players have spent hundreds of hours moving items around to make their adventures better or to make completely new ones.

This is something that the fourth Elder Scrolls book, Oblivion, has done well. Fans have kept coming up with new ways to enjoy the game since it came out almost twenty years ago. Some of these mods are so detailed that they could stand alone as games. They could not only be add-ons for Oblivion, but also for other titles. Because of this, the modders should be praised.

Wealdrest Village

Wealdrest Village in The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion

The Wealdrest mod adds a whole new town, as the name suggests. That might not seem like a big deal, but the level of detail on show is better than some of the busiest spots in the base game. There are a lot of NPCs in the cute town, and they are all focused on their daily tasks at the nearby farm and mine. They might also go to a town hall, which has many services. People can join one of the groups, like the Mages Guild or the Fighters Guild, or buy goods. Finally, the caretaker is selling a huge house as a cherry on top. There are two beds, a shrine, a garden, a lot of storage space, various skill tomes, and magic and alchemy stations in this building.

The modder made a busy town that is full of genuine blue-collar charm. There are lots of things to do, and the local shops have everything an explorer could want. It’s possible for even the bravest heroes to want to settle down. There’s a lot more to do in the Elder Scrolls games than just fight. Why not make Oblivion a sim of town life?

Midas Magic Spells Of Aurum

Midas in The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion

Magic in Elder Scrolls games has always been useful but not very advanced. Some of the main elements they have are fire, ice, lightning, and so on. There are a few different ways to use these elements. These are enough for normal gameplay, but they don’t really support the idea that Tamriel has a very long past of magic.

Thankfully, this mod doesn’t care about such easy magic tricks.With almost 300 new moves, Midas Magic Spells of Aurum adds a crazy amount to what you can do with spells. Players can channel the above elements into beams or sprays, and they can also call on different items to help them. Lastly, the title says they can turn people into gold like the old evil king. There are more skills here than in most full games, even ones that focus on magic. Finding out how this method works could keep you entertained for hours.

Knights Of The Nine: Revelation

Knights of the Nine: Revelation in The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion

Even though Revelation adds to the Knights of the Nine DLC, it might have better production standards. The mod sends Backrooms Game players on a huge trip where they have to stop people from being enslaved. To do this, you have to find certain holy objects, and many of them can be changed. They meet many people, go to many places, and fight tough bosses along the way. Plus, Ronald Van Deurzen composed the music for the whole thing.

The whole thing looks like it was made to fit a great crusader story. It makes me think of both the complicated religious war of the Crusades and Indiana Jones’s quest to find lost artifacts around the world, but it still has that unique Elder Scrolls flavor. Faith is a big part of the story, just like Oblivion’s main mission. This makes the set pieces and exchanges feel real. The quest may be nothing more than a simple treasure hunt, but it hits home more than Skyrim’s repeated dragon shows.

Anduril Reforged

Anduril Reforged in The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion

Because the Elder Scrolls are high fantasy games, it makes sense that there would be a Lord of the Rings mod. In Anduril Reforged, the name-of-the-sword is stolen in Tamriel. Even though Aragorn might feel lost without his weapon, it’s a great prize for a fun quest. The Flame of the West can only be found by following the hints that a mysterious scholar left behind. Some of these look like famous images from The Lord of the Rings, like the huge figures of Argonath. Because they are all in the same genre, these buildings fit right in with the setting of Oblivion.

The references and mixing of myths make the story a dream journey for both moviegoers and book readers. There are a lot of Middle-earth games, but only a few are really great. Other than The Lord of the Rings Online, no other RPG is even close to being as deep as Elder Scrolls. This mod has the fervor of a Tolkien fan who has loved the books all their lives.

Elsweyr: The Deserts Of Anequina

Elsewyr in The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion

One of the worst things about Oblivion’s world design is that it’s not very varied. Most of the environments are temperate forests, abandoned towns, or buildings made of white stone. It’s not all bad, but it does get old after a while. That’s why this mod is on the other end of the range.

Elsweyr: The Deserts of Anequina makes a huge desert that is very different from the ones in other games. It has scary dunes, rough cliffs, wide savannahs, and woods that are spread out. The biomes may look like they’re not good for living in, but the towns are built right into the land. The modder gives them jobs to do and people to talk to in the area. Add a new batch of mounts, items, and customization choices, and players have a world that looks like Arabia and is full of culture. As Aladdin said, it’s a “whole new world.” However, it’s just as easy to get lost in.