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My Modded Skyrim Looks Better Than Fallout 4

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Skyrim released back in 2011, but I can’t help comparing it with Fallout 4 because they’re both run off of the same engine and even though Fallout 4 is the newer game it has quite a few similarities with Skyrim. 

This is not a bash article of Fallout 4. I’m in love with the game so far and have very few negative things to say, well… write, about it. This is just a graphics comparison, in a way, with Skyrim.

Now that I’ve gotten that out the way lets get this article started shall we?

Here is a screenshot I recently took of Fallout 4.


That’s a beautiful screenshot isn’t it? I think it is anyway. Fallout 4, when it’s running on all cylinders, is a really beautiful game and in moments like that it shines. The environments are absolutely beautiful. The character models on the other hand…

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look bad. Look how dated they look. This is one of my complaints about the game. It’s nothing major, but I was expecting this game to at least have serviceable character models because it’s on new hardware.

Here is a screenshot of my Skyrim world

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It’s beautiful. I can argue that it’s just as beautiful as Fallout 4, but of course my game is heavily modded, but my point is that is still looks better than Fallout 4 to me and my character textures blows Fallout 4’s out the park. Take a look.


Here’s another one:


Skyrim has aged pretty well. Obviously I’m using some texture mods on my Nord you see here, but the game looks fantastic.

Fallout 4 will most likely look 10 times better than Skyrim as more mods are released, but we shouldn’t need them. Bethesda should have delivered right out the gate and I’m a little disappointed in that.

I’m still in love with Fallout 4 and that’s not ever going to change, but I thought it would be a good idea to share this with everyone. I know I’m not the only one that’s noticed this.

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