11 Best Alien-themed Skyrim Mods

Fans of both Skyrim and science fiction can’t get enough of adventure and discovery.

We live to learn about new places, races, and ways of life.

You won’t find little gray guys with big black eyes in Skyrim, and you can’t even get on their ships or visit their planets.

Dragons, werewolves, and monsters live in Nirn.

Or is it?

With these great Alien add-ons for Skyrim, you can scratch your need to go to space and find the proof of aliens you’ve been looking for.

11. Aliens Weapons

This is a mod that adds a new flamethrower, smartgun, and muzzle flash to the game.

It requires Dawnguard and J3x scripts from the autocrossbow mod for autofiring and semi-auto effects.

The weapons and ammo can be crafted under the dwarven section of smithing.

The mod can be downloaded with a manager and console commands can be used to get the item IDs.

10. Aetherius – The Ultimate Night Sky Moon & Galaxy Overhaul

There are a million secrets in the night sky.

We wonder who or what might be hiding right in front of us, but too far away for us to see.

In Tamriel, there are even more secrets.

People think that the stars and planets in the night sky are different worlds floating in the void of Oblivion. Even though they look like bubbles, each one is a different size and shape.

When most people in Nirn look up, they only see the moons of Massar and Secunda, but the Dragonborn can see further into the Aetherium because they have a divine soul.

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The Aetherius mod is a beautiful replacement for the night sky made by ArtMurder. It shows many planets and nebulae moving in space.

Could we really be the only ones here?

9. Modern Dwemer Ruins

The Dwemer were an incredibly advanced people, and the remains of their cities and other buildings are all over Skyrim.

In vanilla Skyrim, these crypts are made of stone and brass. They look like steampunk because they have big tools that work on simple technology like steam engines.

Well, Modern Dwemer Ruins by modder Pande4360 gives Dwemer buildings a sleek, futuristic look and is a big change.

The new look is somewhere between the Rapture from Bioshock and an alien spaceship.

Exploring the ruins of the Dwemer will be like breaking into a space station or getting on a ship. They’ll be very helpful for getting screenshots with aliens in them.

8. The Chiss

You can’t have an Alien-themed Skyrim without… well, aliens!

And the Chiss are a humanoid species from the icy planet Csilla in the Star Wars universe. They’re characterized by blue skin, blue hair, and dark red eyes.

Modder Evittalex brings them into Skyrim as a standalone race.

They’re strong, cunning, military-oriented people, so their skill bonuses and racial abilities favor combat and speech.

Their Negotiation ability, for example, works a lot like Voice of the Emperor – except, rather than calming everyone in an area, it causes mass hysteria.

They’re badass, and a lot of fun to play.

7. Predators – The Lost Tribes

For an even more bad-ass alien experience, consider the Predators from the eponymous sci-fi franchise.

If you’ve seen any Predator or Alien vs. Predator films then you know how fierce and ruthless the Predators are.

You also know how horrifying they look.

Predators – The Lost Tribes by Dave Brown captures these characteristics perfectly. It lets you choose between three Predator tribes with unique abilities and body customization, each more bad-ass than the last.

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The mod also introduces over 40 unique Predator weapons and other tribal equipment like wristblades and plasma pistols. You’ll also find Xenomorphs and other Predators to try them out on.

6. The Hive

I’m a big fan of Bungie’s Destiny franchise.

I’ve taken Riven’s heart, defeated Crota (several times), and Lord Shaxx always tells me I’m one of our brightest!

If you’re anything like me, you’ll love The Hive by ChakraSSE, which introduces many iconic Hive units as summons for Skyrim.

The mod also includes:

  • Powerful Hive Weapons
  • A new voiced merchant
  • And a new location with a short Hive dungeon

Time to teach Skyrim’s locals the meaning of Sword Logic.

5. Fallen Minions – A Fallen Armor Pack

Another fantastic alien race from the Destiny universe is the Eliksni – better known as the Fallen.

These four-armed insectoid aliens follow the Traveler – a god-like machine at the center of Destiny’s plot – seeking revenge for abandoning them to fend for themselves against the Darkness.

The Fallen Minions mod is an extensive armor pack by ChakraSSE introducing equipment sets based on five Fallen units:

  • Wretch
  • Vandal
  • Marauder
  • Dreg
  • And Captain

4. Stylish Dwemer Blades

Typically, we think aliens would awe us with their high-tech weapons.

We picture futuristic arms with minimal design, lots of straight edges, and a thick coat of chrome.

Stylish Dwemer Blades by modder DjoNzemics pairs those futuristic traits with Skyrim’s classic armor classes.

Here you’ll find swords, axes, daggers, a bow, a mace, and a hammer sculpted in perfectly symmetrical shapes that look cut by a machine rather than forged by a blacksmith.

3. Phenotype Elasticity – A Guardian Armor Pack

What, did you think melee weapons wouldn’t work in space?

Then you clearly haven’t met a Guardian.

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These immortal warriors are humanity’s last hope in the world of Destiny.

They’re empowered by the Traveler’s light and fight tirelessly against countless threats closing in on Earth from all sides.

The Phenotype Elasticity mod by ChakraSSE introduces three Guardian armor sets based on the Vex – another mysterious and advanced alien race.

These are some of the most unique and alien-looking sets in the game, and they look stunning in Skyrim.

Couple these with the Stylish Dwemer Blades, and you’ve got yourself an epic spacefaring warrior.

2. Armor of Rull

Writers, illustrators, and filmmakers have come up with countless different ways an alien civilization could develop.

Just as some may favor symmetrical, chrome-coated designs, other civilizations may still retain traces of their ancient tribal or religious roots.

If we ever meet a traditionalist spacefaring civilization, they might sport intimidating ornamented outfits like the Armor of Rull.

Also created by ChakraSSE, this mod brings one of the most mystical and glorious armor sets from Destiny into Skyrim.

If something like Space Elves existed in Elder Scrolls lore, they’d look like this for sure.

1. Aethernautics – A Space Travel Mod

Ok, Captain. It’s time to put your training to the test.

You’ve learned about mysterious alien races, updated your weapons and armor to match them, and gained a clearer view of the night sky.

The only thing left to do is board your spaceship and set off on a starbound adventure.

Aethernautics by modder Trainwiz will send you on a quest to find an ancient Dwemer Aethership, conquer the dungeon inside, and claim the ship for yourself.

The mod includes new gun-like weapons, space-themed armor, and enemies to try them out on.

Time to fire up the engines and take a trip to Sotha Sil or Masser.

So blast off, have fun, and be careful with the orbital lasers!