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News Files and Mods 14 August 2022, 20:09

author: Jacob Blazewicz

Modder Ports Nemesis System from Shadow of Mordor to Skyrim

Nemesis will soon stalk Skyrim players thanks to an upcoming mod inspired by mechanics from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.


The mod is now available for download. Its author has given us permission to host the mirror on our FTP server.

  1. Shadow of Skyrim - Nemesis and Alternative Death System - download the mod

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More than a decade after release Skyrim still has not lived up to see a successor, but it still attracts the attention of many players (enough to take a look at stats on Steam). The title lives primarily through mods: from "simple" changes in appearance to ambitious projects full of new quests, locations, etc.

Some modders also decide to "borrow" mechanics from other games and expand Bethesda's work with them. Thus, for example Shadow of Skyrim will make it possible for players to check out the Nemesis system, known from the series of action games set in Middle-earth from Monolith Productions, in Skyrim. Its creator - internet user known as Syclonix - revealed the mod's release date in a post on Reddit.

Announced in May, Shadow of Skyrim changes the death system from the typical "load save file" to a solution known from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. If we die in battle with an NPC (or a dragon or even... a mud crab), our character will come back to life, only weakened - for example, unable to use swords or shields - and in a random location.

In addition, the killer will have stolen our equipment and be able to use it against us. Of course, following the example of Monolith's series, our "nemesis" will also receive a name and title, as well as special bonuses that will make him/her/it a more powerful adversary. Syclonix also assures that his creation will work in VR mode and with other projects, for example, adding new enemies.

Shadow of Skyrim is scheduled to be released on August 6, 2022 on Nexus Mods and will work with the Special Edition, Anniversary Edition and Skyrim VR.

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Graduated with a master's degree in Polish Studies from the University of Warsaw with a thesis dedicated to this very subject. Started his adventure with in 2015, writing in the Newsroom and later also in the film and technology sections (also contributed to the Encyclopedia). Interested in video games (and not only video games) for years. He began with platform games and, to this day, remains a big fan of them (including Metroidvania). Also shows interest in card games (including paper), fighting games, soulslikes, and basically everything about games as such. Marvels at pixelated characters from games dating back to the time of the Game Boy (if not older).


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