How to Turn Skyrim into a Mass Effect Adventure with Mods
If you love both Skyrim and Mass Effect, you might be wondering if there's a way to combine these two epic franchises into one immersive experience. Well, thanks to the amazing modding community, you can! In this article, we'll show you some of the best mods that bring Mass Effect elements into Skyrim, from followers and armor to biotic spells and even a Normandy crash site.
Before you start installing any mods, make sure you have a clean and stable Skyrim installation, preferably with all the official DLCs. You'll also need a mod manager like Nexus Mod Manager or Mod Organizer 2 to make the process easier and avoid conflicts. Some mods may also require additional tools like SKSE or FNIS, so read the mod descriptions carefully and follow the instructions.
Now that you're ready, let's take a look at some of the mods that will transform your Skyrim into a Mass Effect adventure.
One of the most essential aspects of Mass Effect is the companionship of your squadmates, each with their own personality, backstory, and loyalty missions. Luckily, there are several mods that add Mass Effect followers to Skyrim, complete with custom voices and outfits. Here are some of our favorites:
Mass Effect 3 Followers: This mod adds Ashley Williams, Jack, and female Commander Shepard as followers. You can find them in the Drunken Huntsman in Whiterun.
Thane Krios Follower: This mod adds Thane Krios, the deadly Drell assassin, as a follower. You can find him in Jorrvaskr.
Tali Zorah Companion: This mod adds Tali Zorah, the Quarian engineer, as a follower. She has her own voice clips from Mass Effect. You can find her in the Drunken Huntsman in Whiterun.
Garrus Vakarian Companion: This mod adds Garrus Vakarian, the Turian sniper, as a follower. He also has his own voice clips from Mass Effect. You can find him in the Drunken Huntsman in Whiterun.
Armor and Weapons
Another way to make your Skyrim feel more like Mass Effect is to wear some of the iconic armor and weapons from the sci-fi series. There are several mods that add these items to Skyrim, either as craftable or lootable items. Here are some of our favorites:
Oldrim Armor Ports: N7 / Dead Space / Halo: This mod ports several armor sets from Legendary Edition to Special Edition, including an N7-branded Spartan armor that combines elements from Mass Effect and Halo.
Cerberus Armors: This mod adds Cerberus armors for both male and female characters, as well as some weapons and shields.
Alliance Armors: This mod adds Alliance armors for both male and female characters, as well as some weapons and shields.
Reaper Armors: This mod adds Reaper armors for both male and female characters, as well as some weapons and shields.
Magic and Spells
If you want to use some of the biotic powers from Mass Effect in Skyrim, there are some mods that let you do that too. These mods add new spells that mimic the effects of biotics, such as throwing enemies around or creating barriers. Here are some of our favorites: aa16f39245