Top 10 Funniest Mods in Gaming [Best Recommendations]

Ever played a game to death, especially on PC, and in order to squeeze more fun out of the game you decided to go to, say, the Steam Workshop for a weapon skin, a custom map perhaps, or a silly character model, or maybe custom textures to make your game look different? Then you, my friend, just installed mods, the lifeblood (exaggerated) of PC gaming. Yes, we know, there are mods for other platforms too.

But what are mods? Mod is short for “modification”, as in, mods are unofficial patches that either fix a buggy game, modify the controls so they can be mapped to a controller to user-generated content from character models, graphics overhauls, to custom maps, stories, or campaigns. Mods extend the life of a game, in most cases indefinitely, because they offer gamers fresh new experiences or gamers just want to fool around in the game world. Especially, replacing character models with something else or adding custom models to the game—like putting tanks in a medieval strategy game or replace enemies with cartoon characters you hated in your childhood. The sky’s the limit!

For this topic, we’re going to look at funny mods that’ll make you cringe or just be bewildered at how creative and dedicated modders are.

10. Darth Vader in Pink - Star Wars Battlefront II

  • System: PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Developer: EA DICE
  • Release Dates: November 17, 2017

What happens when video game companies became too greedy? You get the disaster known as Star Wars Battlefront II. What happens when video game companies try to damage control and justify their shady actions with flimsy excuses? You get Pink Darth Vader.

Pink Darth Vader is a jab at Electronic Arts, the publisher of Star Wars Battlefront II, who go on record saying they removed character customization because “it breaks canon” and made comparisons of Darth Vader in pink or white as opposed to the more canon black Darth Vader. EA’s argument could’ve held water if they didn’t have a canon-breaking feature in Battlefront II that lets players fight each other using heroes like Darth Vader and Yoda against Kylo Ren and Rey. And oh boy, did the fans of the series fight back.

Unfortunately only the player who installed the mod can see Darth Vader in pink, but hey, playing a pink Darth Vader is very funny, and cute in a way.

9. Left 4 Teletubbies 2 - Left 4 Dead 2

  • System: PC, Xbox 360, Linux, Mac
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts, Valve Software
  • Developer: Valve Software
  • Release Dates: November 17, 2005

The Source Engine is a flexible engine that, with the proper tools, you can modify any Source games with anything you want. Left 4 Dead 2 has a ton of mods that replace the playable characters with girls from K-ON! or replace them with velociraptors if you want, or turn the boring looking zombies into snowmen, cats, or Teletubbies!

Left 4 Teletubbies 2 is a mod for Left 4 Dead 2 and it replaces the zombie horde with Teletubbies, complete with custom sounds. And quite frankly, the Teletubbies look way more frightening than the actual zombies! If you want to ruin someone’s childhood, especially streaming the game, then this mod is just for you!

We mean offense to Teletubbies and they did provide a decent experience to children on TV, but… today… they’re creepier than the most grotesque zombies out there. Like, clowns were funny half a century ago, but thanks to IT and the Joker, we see clowns as psychopathic, creepy and will likely to slit your throat the moment you turn your back. You also get that kind of feeling when looking at Teletubbies with their blankly-staring eyes, the weird body proportions… Grab those pills!

8. Attack on Titan Mod - Minecraft

  • System: PC, Linux, Mac, PS3, PS4, Vita, 3DS, Switch, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One
  • Publisher: Mojang AB
  • Developer: Mojang AB
  • Release Dates: May 10, 2009

Minecraft is a truly massive sandbox game where you can do almost everything… well… as long so have a knack for modding stuff. From creating a Starship Enterprise down to the last room and detail to famous landmarks both real and fiction, Minecraft is the ultimate… uh… gotta think something original here… Minecraft is the ultimate Lego Playset…! Oh, wait, someone already thought of that… *ahem*

The Attack on Titan Mod lets you relive the Fall of Wall Maria in season 1 of the anime. The mod itself replaces the Minecraft mobs to titans and gives you the ability to move around with the 3D Maneuver Gear, and that’s it. For the full anime experience, you need to download custom maps to put your titans in and go nuts with your friends online. You’ll get hundreds of hours of funny moments with this!

Getting many hours from this mod depends on your familiarity with the Minecraft modding community because, as mentioned previously, you need to install custom maps, scripts, weapons, or custom stories to enhance your titan-slaying experience.

7. Immersive Facial Animation Mod - Fallout 4

  • System: PC, Xbox One, PS4
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
  • Release Dates: November 10, 2015

Imagine the Joker was sucked into Fallout 4 and unleashed his patented Smylex gas to the populace of post-apocalyptic Boston, you get this mod. The intention of this mod is to give the characters in Fallout 4 showing more emotion as they talk to you or to the other NPCs. But thankfully, the mod offers 4 flavors on how much expressions you want--and the one we’re looking for is the Excelsior Version. This version gives the characters exaggerated grins and facial expressions as they talk, and it’s even more absurd when you use the legacy version of the mod that is buggier with the mouth, the eyes clipping, and more unnatural expressions.

Fallout 4 is a good game in general, but with a proper set of mods, Fallout 4 will look and feel brand new again, especially after beating it. The huge collection of mods are the sole reason why Bethesda games continue to sell. What? Yes, their games are only good because they’re very easy to mod. And yes, New Vegas is still the best Fallout game since the first Fallout that came out many years ago.

6. Just Cause 2 Multiplayer Mod - Just Cause 2

  • System: PC, Xbox 360, PS3
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Developer: Avalanche Studios
  • Release Dates: March 23, 2010

Once upon a time, Just Cause 2 was the game people play to just screw around in the entire nation of Panau. With its sometimes broken physics engine, you can do crazy things with Rico agility and overpowered grappling hook. You can scale buildings, latch on to vehicles, and latch on to people with the grappling hook, but with some ingenuity, you can create funny scenarios like attach two cars together, attach an innocent pedestrian on a fighter jet, watching them get dragged into the sky and then explode.

The chaos you do in Just Cause 2 is near infinite and it’s downright insane when two modders decided to create an unofficial multiplayer component that lets hundreds if not, thousands of players go nuts with almost anything. From racing across the country while shooting each other and sabotaging them by hooking their cars to one another, to insane aerial dogfights, to general deathmatches that involves explosive barrels, tons of weapons, and explosives. Just Cause 2 Multiplayer is the ultimate sandbox game that will satisfy the inner psychopath in you.

5. Animal Cannon Mod - Grand Theft Auto V

  • System: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
  • Publisher: Rockstar Games
  • Developer: Rockstar North
  • Release Dates: September 17, 2013

Ever tired of killing pedestrians and property with guns and explosives in GTA V, and want to spice things up a bit? Then you gotta try out the Animal Cannon! What does it do exactly? The mod lets you LITERALLY fire your weapons with animals as bullets! Yep, you heard that right!

The Animal Cannon Mod has a good selection of animals you can use as ammo from cats, rats, sharks to, heck, humpback whales. There is no specific weapon for this mod to work, so any weapon will do. But if you want complete madness, go grab an assault rifle or anything that can fire rapidly and wreak havoc on Los Santos with cats or killer whales. Once you’ve emptied your clip, stop and gaze upon the destruction you have caused--burning cars, dead police officers, and piles of dead cows. Shooting people using barnyard animals will never stop being funny.

The only drawback of this mod is it fires live animals instead of ragdolls, meaning if the animal bullets hit a hard surface like a wall, a car or a person, they’ll die on impact. If you aim carefully, you can create a swarm of live cats and will wander around unharmed, but like any NPC in the game, they’ll die when in contact with vehicles and people with weapons. Other than that, if you want to piss off the police, shoot them with humpback whales!

4. Aggression Mod - Dark Souls 3

  • System: PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Publisher: From Software, Bandai Namco Games
  • Developer: From Software
  • Release Dates: April 12, 2016

This mod is for the masochists who found Dark Souls 3 to be not hard. Activating the mod extends the aggro range of every enemy, so they’ll start running after you from miles away. The mod also extends their attack range, so mages and archers can fire at long distances and they always know where you are.

So how masochistic is this? Once you’ve touched down on the High Wall of Lothric, every monster around you, including the undead dogs, the Lothric knights, the undead with the giant axe, the undead assassins, etc., starts homing onto your location with reckless abandon. In the unmodded difficulty, you can dispatch enemies systematically by taking them out while outside the aggro range of the others. Now since this mod increases the aggro range to a 10,000,000 mile radius, you’ll be swarmed within seconds. And let’s not forget you only start off with a few charges of estus in your healing flask at the beginning.

Now while we can laugh at how difficult the game is thanks to this mod, it’s perfect when playing with your groups of friends as they can help thin out the monsters and make the game less impossible to finish. Seriously speaking, a huge majority of the players in Dark Souls 3 are already Souls veterans and thus the need to summon for coop has diminished. “Why would you summon for help? I’m already good at this game”, the argument says. This mod, while it’s just a hack to make the monsters aggressive, is a good way to invite your friends for another jolly cooperation.

3. Nuclear Cena - Fallout 4

  • System: PC, Xbox One, PS4
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
  • Release Dates: November 10, 2015

This mod is very simple---all it does is replace certain sound effects of the Fatman Mini-Nuke Launcher and the explosion sounds with a snippet of pro-wrestler John Cena’s bombastic intro music “AND HIS NAME IS… JOHN CENA!!!”

There are some slight variations of this with a higher frequency audio that it will shatter your ears when the song plays, so if you wanna go nuts and don’t mind going deaf, get a rapid fire mod and a ton of mini-nukes. Watch and listen in amazement as every explosion will scream JOHN CENA!!! And your game will most likely crash because it had trouble rendering the explosion animations.

Of course, like any nuclear weapon, be careful when using the Fat Man because you’ll end up killing friend and foe alike. If you don’t mind that because you want infinite negative Karma, go install the “Hydrogen Bomb Big Boy” mod and watch the sky turn red while the game screams JOHN CENA!!! Oh, wait… The Karma System is not in Fallout 4… And that’s not funny...

2. Saitama (ONE PUNCH MAN) - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

  • System: Wii U, Switch
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Release Dates: March 3, 2017

You see Mario in Skyrim or Son Goku in GTA V but try as they might, it’s hard to put characters from colorful games or anime without looking severely out of place. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has a colorful and cell-shaded art style, so if you can mod the game, you can put in anime characters that can blend in. The Saitama mod for the Wii U version of Breath of the Wild lets you play as the bald superhero Saitama of One Punch Man by replacing Link’s character model. And add a few more mods, Saitama will have infinite stamina and can one punch everyone to death, including the final boss Ganon.

Go play the intro of One Punch One as you beat everyone with one punch in Breath of the Wild, and you’ll be laughing throughout the experience.

Oh and this mod is only compatible with a modified Nintendo Wii U. We at Honey’s Anime are not endorsing or encouraging the act of modifying gaming consoles. In doing so will void any warranties, modifying the console will permanently damage it, and you may face legal issues with certain parties.

1. Really Useful Dragons Mod - Elder Scrolls V Skyrim

  • System: PC, PS3, Xbox 360
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
  • Release Dates: November 11, 2011

*toot toot!*
What in Oblivion is that?!

Bethesda Games and their Fallout and Elder Scrolls games are gold mines for PC modders and they’ve made thousands of mods ranging from the Master Sword weapon reskin, chicken armor, to something more absurd like a character creator that lets you create the perfect anime waifu. Of all the mods available in Bethesda games like Skyrim, the best one we found and experienced is the Really Useful Dragons Mod aka Thomas the Tank Engine Mod.

This mod replaces the dragons with trains from the popular kids show Thomas the Tank Engine complete with the trains’ signature train whistles. You’ll pause and then laugh as one of these trains fly around Skyrim and descend to battle the Dragonborn. It’s funny and at the same time horrifying as you watch the characters you’ve grown and loved as a kid starts shooting fire and killing people. It’s really hard to describe this mod without experiencing it yourself!

Really Useful Dragons isn’t going to give you new items, nor it gives you a new experience of Skyrim, but it does give you that moment of how creative modders are and how they’re keeping these games alive. Fact: Fallout 4 and Skyrim continue to sell only because of the modding community. So please, don’t try to monetize mods because you’re too greedy, Bethesda.

Final Thoughts

Mods extend the life of games and the experiences you get vary depending on what mods you wish to install. The more mods you install, the likelihood of them conflicting one another is very, and it’s frustrating to see that your realism mods failed to immerse you because the realistic grass mods are stuttering. It’s a bummer and you may be forced to reinstall the games because you forgot which files you’ve replaced, but with a little dedication, modding is a very fun and funny little hobby to take.

And that’s our list of the Top 10 Funniest Mods in Gaming! Have you used mods in your games before? What was the experience like? If you have anything to share, please share them in the comments section below!

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Author: Antoine Rizal

I've been an anime fan for as long as I can remember. Actually, anime is very much a part of me now for I have extended my reach beyond just watching them. I am a fansubber for more than 8 years now and contributed a lot to the anime community. Me and my group has translated shows, manga, drama CDs and doujinshi. Right now I'm learning Japanese so I can better serve the community and read interesting stuff about the Japanese culture as well.

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