Enderal (https://enderal.com ) is a (free) total conversion mod for skyrim. That is, apart from the engine it’s a completely new game : entirely different world, entirely different story, even different game rules.
It was released in 2016, but after a first try last year, I’m only playing it now. And I found it so good that I wanted to share and advertize for it. Despite being done by amateurs, it’s professional level quality. The graphisms are beautiful, even gorgeous, the musical score is good, even the voice acting is remarkable (the mod is entirely voiced in both German and English). There’s as much content as the original Skyrim, and the main storyline is vastly better than that of the ovewhelming majority of games I’ve played (as far as I can tell, I’m only in the middle of it, but from what I’ve read, it goes only better). Emotionnally gut-wrenching at times.
It’s a rather dark and grim story (you’ll be able to tell as early as the opening scene), very compelling, with some pretenses of philosophical depth, very interesting and complex characters, and quite a lot of “what the hell!” moments. On the other hand, it might not be for someone who wants some light and fun entertainment after a long day of work, but I suspect that a lot of dopers would enjoy it. The main storyline is very linear, but this allows for some memorable scenes, so I don’t mind. On the other hand, it’s an open world, so you can roam around freely and do side quests, explore dungeons, etc… There’s no level scaling, so there will be areas where venturing too early will get you killed. I hate level scaling with a passion, so for me it’s a blessing, but I know that a lot of people prefer it. The game crashes occasionally, so saves are in order.
Give it a try, I’m sure many among you will love it.