Modification Nation: The Games Players Love to MOD the MOST!

After analyzing average global monthly search volumes for popular games with a mod ability, can reveal the top 10 games that players love to mod the most.

The Results

GameGlobal Average Monthly Search Volume
Grand Theft Auto V458,100
The Sims 4428,790
Fallout 493,300
The Witcher 385,540
Stardew Valley62,890
Fallout: New Vegas30,520
Dragon Age: Origins16,260
Cyberpunk 20771,410

With more than half a million searches every month, Minecraft is the game that players love to modify the most! Minecraft is the best-selling game of all time with more than 200,000,000 copies sold, and there are a whopping average of 677,200 searches every month for mods.

Grand Theft Auto V, the second-best selling game of all time, also places second in this list. There are on average 458,100 searches every month from gamers looking to mod this game!

In third place is The Sims 4, with 428,790 searches every month for mods. Popular mods for Sims include houses and new characters based on characters from other popular game series. One of most downloaded mods from is the ‘no censor’ mod, which removes the mosaic tiles when sims are doing private activities like going to the bathroom!

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is in fourth place, a game which arguably has the highest number of mods available. The most downloaded mod for Skyrim is a high-resolution texture pack to give gameplay an improved view! Skyrim has 150,600 searches on average every month for mods and how-to mod guides.

In fifth place is Fallout 4 (93,300), in sixth place is The Witcher 3 (85,540), and in seventh place is Stardew Valley with 62,890 average monthly searches made.

Rounding off the top 10, in eighth place sees the second Fallout series game, Fallout: New Vegas. Developed by Obsidian Entertainment and released in 2010, there are 30,520 searcheson average each month.

In ninth place is Dragon Age: Origins, developed by BioWare, with 16,260 average monthly searches for mods and how to install them.

Newly released and highly controversial for bugs and not-so-compatible gameplay, CD Projekt’s Cyberpunk 2077 just makes it into the top 10 with a global average monthly search volume of 1,410. There have been nearly 5 million mod downloads on Nexus for Cyberpunk 2077 since its release.



  1. scoured popular mod database for the most popular games to mod.
  2. They then used to analyse global average monthly search volumes for ‘how to mod [game]’ and variants such as ‘how to install mods on [game]’.

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Matthew Harris