Skyrim Mods: Holds The City Overhaul

Skyrim Mods: Holds The City Overhaul

Skyrim Mods: Holds The City Overhaul

Skyrim Mods: Holds The City Overhaul


Few games can hold the attention of gamers for years after release, but thanks to the modding community Skyrim has not only held the attention of gamers but has become a modern classic, with the base game acting as a blank canvas for many to create your own custom RPG experience with the help of an active modding community. 

Over the years, the game has been transformed both graphically and in gameplay, with even a full on pseudo-expansion by the name of Falskaar.   

Now one of the issues that I have had with the game has finally been resolved thanks to a new mod called Holds - The City Overhaul mod, which transforms the hold of Skyrim into active cities that look like they can actually support the Skyrim Rebellion/Civil War and adds several new settlements that add a lot more life into the wide expanses of the Skyrim Landscape.   


    Holds is a city overhaul project which focuses on what I think are the weaknesses of Skyrim compared to the older Elder Scrolls titles. The mod expands upon the cities of Skyrim and adds more settlements, architecture, outfits, books and named characters with their own backgrounds, homes and daily routines while ensuring they feel natural and realistic.
Falkreath, Winterhold, and Dawnstar have been rebuilt from scratch with their own unique designs. The mod also adds a bundle of new settlements like Amber Guard and Black Moor.

Most of these new settlements have been placed far out of the way and hidden from view to not ruin the expansive wilderness theme of the game. The aim of all of this is to create a more memorable and diverse experience, making the cities actually feel like cities hopefully without ruining the natural and realistic design of the vanilla game.



Right now this mod is available in a modular form, allowing players to install the mod on a city by city basis, allowing this mod to be used with other city overhaul mods that the player may prefer.  

Skyrim is a game that the PC gaming community will be continuing to actively play for many years to come, and I certainly look forward to seeing more come from the active and loving community that has been created around this game.

You can download this mod on its official Skyrim Nexus mod page


 You can join the discussion on Skyrim's Holds: The City Overhaul mod on the OC3D Forums.  


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