9 Best Stellaris mods you should try in 2020

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Stellaris has become a fantastic video game of the decade. So far, the game is made available to all types of platforms such as Windows, OS X, Linux, and even for PlayStation and Xbox. But well, the best thing about this game is the mods. Even when the Crusader Kings II’s 2,000 mods or even the Europa Universalis IV’s 4,000 mods weren’t enough, Stellaris loads itself with an entire galaxy of over 13,000 modifications.

Best of all

Here is a list of some of those best mods.

  • TWILIGHT IMPERIUM
  • STAR TREK: NEW HORIZONS
  • ALPHAMOD 2.3
  • WARHAMMER 35M
  • DYNAMIC POLITICAL EVENTS
  • GODS AND GUARDIANS
  • IMPROVED SPACE BATTLES
  • AUTO SURVEY AT START STANDALONE
  • ~GLAVIOUS’S ULTIMATE AI

How to work with the Stellaris MODs

Changing the base game becomes even more comfortable with the help of the Steam workshop. All you have to do then is subscribe to the Mod, and then it will be directly downloaded to the game launcher. Well, for the ones who are new to the world of Stellaris mods, here is a little information on working with them in the game.

  • The first thing will be to check if the Modification is of the latest version and with the latest patch for the game. The Modification might also take a few days or even a few weeks, depending upon the size of the mod to get fully updated and fully compatible with the game. Stellaris also gives you a warning about any mod that isn’t up to date, and on the side menu for each Mod, you can also check whether any mod requires a specific DLC to play or not.
  • Stellaris’ latest update ruins the campaign story save whenever a mod is installed, but if you still want to continue your journey in the game, you can roll back the updates. For Rolling back, you can check the process on Steam Forums since the process differs for each type of MOD.
  • You must also check if the mods you are going to install compatible with the other mods on your game. The compatibility information can be found on each Mod’s page with a list of other mods that the current Mod is compatible with.
  • Remember that most of the Stellaris Mods are ironman incompatible as they charge balance. If your achievement is hunting, you will need to find the mods that are fully compatible with ironman.
  • And lastly, Stellaris interface takes a bit of time to load a MOD on the game correctly and so, you must make sure that the MOD settings are set to auto-update option and if you are still unsure about this, relaunch your Stellaris launcher and check if all the mods are up to date or not.

For mods that are larger for even Steam Library, you can download them from the Paradox Forums along with the steps to download and install them in your game.

Stellaris mods

Best Stellaris Total Conversion Mods

These types of Mods in the game change the whole look and feel of the game by altering the interface of the game menu. Some of the best Conversion Stellaris Mods are mentioned below.

  • TWILIGHT IMPERIUM

The whole pack is with the saying ‘old is gold’, this Mod includes a wide range of changes including the Tabletop 4X space geek with all its advances and attractive accessories, quirky rules, and the unique ability to claim the throne on Mecatol Rex and roam free in the entire Galaxy. In this Mod, you will get about seventeen pre-scripted empires and several other challenges that bring the game more in line with the Twilight Imperium.

  • STAR TREK: NEW HORIZONS

The most favorite of all mods, this Mod brings the total tool and feel of the Star Trek Franchise into the game of Stellaris. The mod has given boost to everything you will find in an original Star Trek Galaxy including the minor modifications and designs. An entirely new experience of true-to-canon ships with advanced components to match. Races, events, and the user interface are a specialty of this Mod. Along with the major sports, the Mod also makes available of the significant conquests for battling other galaxies and even for a peace treaty adventure to join federations.

  • ALPHAMOD 2.3

Although the Mod only works up to Stellaris version 2.3.3, this Mod is considered among the best conversion mods and creates a whole new interface for the Stellaris users. The Mod is still billed as an “Unofficial Expansion” to the game.

  • WARHAMMER 35M

Warhammer 35M is the incarnation of the world of Warhammer 40K to make the player experience the brutalities and the terrifying adventure of the original series. Hoping that your PC supports a vivid requirement to accumulate a total of a 1,200-star system with in-depth detailing leaving nothing behind. The Ship Models, the Empire Ethos and even the End-Game Crises are set so as to match the world of warcraft and brutality in the Warhammer 40K gaming series. And so, to all the Stellaris fans, why not try this Mod and call the God-Emperor to purge the Galaxy of the filth of Xenos.

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Best Stellaris Immersion Mods

These mods alter the game a little by adding some features and options into the game. Not changing the whole look and feel of the game, these mods tweak the game by adding options the user will not be able to find in the base game. Here are some of the best Stellaris Immersion Mods.

  • DYNAMIC POLITICAL EVENTS

The mod named Dynamic Political Events, as the name suggests, reveals to bring the political drama in to the day to day life of the Galactic Universe. With the use of the greatest of tactics and strategy, the mod ensures the players to beat the game with his or her knowledge and skills in the world of political games and strategies.

  • GODS AND GUARDIANS

From the creators of the Mod named ‘Alphamod,’ this Mod in another mod in the best Stellaris Immersion Mods list. The Mod makes the players appear as the gods above the great skies or the faithful guardians who sees the world below. So, it’s up to you now to guide the beginning and nurturing of a new civilization. Will you institute a prime directive that will make the race the greatest among all, or will you enslave it making it one among the lesser competition? Well, the choice is up to you to decide in this Mod, allowing you to complete a series of exciting events driven by your preferences.

Best Stellaris Mechanics Mods

The Mod lets the user alter the game mechanics such as adding a perk or even adding an upgrade in the battleships without changing the interface and, thus, the look and feel of the game. Some of these fantastic mods are mentioned below.

  • IMPROVED SPACE BATTLES

This Mod includes a collection of small-sized mods to improves the overall experience of Space Battles in the game in addition to adding a lot of weapons and ships to the user account. The main aim of this Mod is to enhance the battle mechanics of Stellaris and adding a touch to the fleet versus fleet action in the game.

  • AUTO SURVEY AT START STANDALONE

Sometimes, mods make the game better in a way that the developer has never thought of. The same is the case with this Mod, it allows the player to let their space vessel to go freely where no one has ever wandered without continually having to manage its routes. As astonishing and dazzling it is, the auto survey mod has a little drawback which is that installing only this modification in your game might make the whole setup, Ironman incompatible. But still, this Mod is considered to be the necessary tool for any veteran.

  • ~GLAVIUS’S ULTIMATE AI

For all games and the games even created by Paradox, the level of bot accompanied battles and also the ones including player versus computer are by far merely sub-par. This makes the game boring and to overcome this, ~Glavius’s Ultimate AI mod comes in handy. This Mod adds some advanced and vigorous methods of battles to the rival civilizations. Rather than merely giving AI perks boost to the bots in the difficulty settings, the ~Glavius’s Ultimate AI mod also promises to change and to solve the problems which are the downside of an AI system in the game.

Conclusion

The game on its own, without mods, is fantastic. Mods only make minor modifications to the game in the areas in which the developer has lacked or never saw the game in that way. For mods that come under the Total Conversion mods, they seek to alter the whole interface of the game, adding more features to the base game. While the other mods find only minor changes in the mechanics or even the interface of the game, slightly altering the game features. There are also different types of mods that the players can download from the steam library or even from the Paradox Library. There are even the cosmetic mods that change the look of the main screen of the game or the Astronomical Emblem Pack mod that lets the user change the icons and the emblems of individual federations and galaxies in the game. So, if you are still new to mods, and have dived into the Stellaris adventure, why not give it a shot?

Marcus was born in California. He is an enthusiastic gamer since childhood. He loves to play on his play custom build PC and he owns a Playstation as well. He's so much into Online Multiplayer Games. He started TheGameDial in 2019 to guide other players by sharing all the Tips and Tricks he knows.

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