5 Ridiculous Video Game Mods That Break Reality For The Better
Some mods enhance your gameplay experience, while some enhance your "throwing your controller at the screen" experience. Such mods might feel like a failure to most, but we assure you they just need players to see them from a different perspective.
For those who'd like to break away from just having fun with famous games and fall into an entirely new world of madness, these mods are actually an absolute success ...
Red Dead Redemption 2 Shows You What The MCU Would Look Like In The Wild West
With games like GTA V already modded to play as a superhero in your own messed-up version of a big city from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, why would anyone create a mod where players basically become Superman in the nearly deserted wild west? We don't know, but it sure is fun, which is more than can be said for any official Superman video game ever made.
If players are tired of just riding horses and want to fly around the Old West instead, JulioNIB's Super Arthur mod for Red Dead Redemption 2 will let players do just that. And, unlike classic Superman, you can use your powers to be an asshole -- like Zack Snyder Superman.
Players get the bundle of super strength, speed, and flight, but also the ability to grab and throw enemies to finally find out if they can hit the broad side of a barn.
Players can also throw whatever animal they want, and, in case of an "accident" ...
And this whole escalation of power seems to make sense, as the world of Red Dead Redemption 2 is apparently getting more and more dangerous by the day.
Playing Mario 64 On A Playstation 2 And Breaking The Universe
Exclusive games are one of the main selling points of a console and the main cause of headaches for parents who can't afford to buy their kids more than one system. Luckily, for those who grew up with a Playstation, dreaming of playing Mario 64, those days are over. Provided they don't remember what the hell Mario looks like, that is.
Some wise Nintendon'ters successfully reverse-engineered Mario 64's code, which gave modders the chance to try to run the game on the PS2. If it succeeded, it would be the equivalent of unlocking inter-dimensional travel in video games and, even more importantly, allow them to avoid using the N64's janky alien sex-toy of a controller. And succeed they did ... at least if they were going for having Mario 64 double as the most horrifying kids game ever made.
While most of it has already been fixed, the textures were originally so messed up the game looked like it'd been made up by an online troll trying to convince enticed readers of the existence of a cursed game. But it's all real.
Cameraman-face-land is real.
Bad trip Bowser is real.
In the end, instead of Mario 64, players got Super Hellraiser Bros.
Making Humans The Scariest Part Of Resident Evil 2
2019's Resident Evil 2 remake tells the story of The Umbrella Corporation (and Capcom's) quest for more money, while two people fight for survival in a zombie-infested city. We know we're playing as the heroes of the story because we look like this:
But modder DPO23 was able to crack into the game's facial animation controls, and flip the tables, turning our beautiful protagonists into poor souls possessed by evil rubber Halloween masks from Party City:
The zombies don't look so bad in comparison now, do they? And that's merely changing up the facial animations a bit. It's possible to turn it up to 500%
Also, if you've been brave enough to read up until this point, you'll probably handle learning that we were lying. The animation cap is actually at 1500%, and it's beautiful.
Bringing A Gun To A Sword Fight
One of the unsung reasons series such as Dark Souls and The Witcher became so big and beloved is because they provided the gaming landscape a reprieve from the gun porn of 3000 editions of Call Of Duty. Not anymore, though, as someone has modded GUNS into both Dark Souls 3 and The Witcher 3. And ... it's kinda cool, actually.
For the Witcher 3, Modder Roenaxx went with flintlock pistols and shotguns only, which kind of keeps this world of giant monsters and Elvish specters feeling grounded.
While it's neat that they took the more realistic approach with the Witcher, Dark Souls 3 is a much more challenging game, meaning modder Asasasasasbc had to go completely insane (you'd never get that from his name) on the weaponry department. So, instead of ye old ass guns, you get AKs.
And while some might say it's incredibly anachronistic, we can say it's actually a great adaptation of Army Of Darkness.
Rule The World With A Dynasty Of Abominations In Crusader Kings 3
Players looking for a game with an insanely dedicated modding community should look no further than the Crusader Kings series. Through their mods, players can ditch the royal lifestyle in favor of the medieval skater lifestyle or fully convert Crusader Kings into Game of Thrones: The Game to finally get that ending that doesn't suck.
It's not all good, however. The community is also plagued by awful mods that fully convert the game into what the alt-right thinks is real, but luckily, some unnameable and really cool mods live in between. Like Terrifying Characters, a mod that unintentionally shows the dangers of inbreeding.
That's the creation of robertmx, who wasn't actually going for a full David Cronenberg-verse conversion of Crusader Kings, but lack of experience with 3d models ended up creating a really competent one. Instead of scrapping the monstrosity he'd unleashed, he embraced it and allowed for everyone to join in on the horror.
Because of this mod, players worldwide can now relive the middle ages as painting restorers believe they looked like.
Mods That Make Every Game Toaster-Ready
You know how sometimes a game's graphics are just too demanding for your computer? Fret not! Enter LowSpecGamer, a modder specializing in getting any game to run on anything. No, really. This mad scientist will get Half-Life 2 to run on a USB drive-sized PC by modding the game's code into oblivion. Naturally, this comes at a cost. While players won't have to give away their souls, they'll have to sacrifice so much about the original game's visuals that the end result is less "video game graphics" and more "stop-motion animated voodoo dolls."
Also, the entire experience doubles as a "guess the game" game:
That's GTA V.
Meanwhile, some horror games, like Vampyr, end up looking even scarier than the original version.
If you think the only problem of The Witcher 3's port for the Switch was the publishers missing the chance to call it The Switcher 3, then you'll probably also love what's seemingly The Witcher 3 running on a broken Nintendo 64.
In this version, there's a flashback where players find out Geralt got his moves by training on a test dummy.
And If you don't like it, there's only one way to escape.
Lowspecgamer's so dedicated to his craft that he doesn't care if he needs to pull the eyes of a character out to get that framerate going.
And just when you think you have him all figured out, he'll remove everything except the eyeballs.
Top image: Asasasasasbc/Namco Bandai, Fred Wood/Nintendo