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With the impending release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim — Legendary Edition, which bundles all three downloadable content packs along with the original core game, GamesBeat thought this might be a good time to highlight some of our favorite PC mods.
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Skyrim has dozens of graphical mods at this point, but only one turns Tamriel into a tropical paradise. For fans of Far Cry 3 or Dead Island, Soolie’s Tropical Skyrim mod replaces the vanilla settings with lush jungles, sandy beaches, bamboo forests, and volcanic areas. It also subs in different wild animals, so now you’ll encounter pandas instead of bears, tigers instead of sabre cats, seals instead of horkers, and so on.
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Make sure to check the mod page for installation directions, known issues and compatibility conflicts, and so on.