Since Fallout 4's release, the modding community has been hard at work, making it the second-most popular game on the Nexus Mods site with a total of 35.1 thousand (!) mods to its name. That's a lot of content to sift through to say the least, but let's focus on the graphic mods for now.

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All of these mods were designed to give your game a visual boost while overhauling the majority of the game's elements for a better experience. These are the best Fallout 4 graphics mods of the bunch, and we've added 5 more to this list to make the trek through the wasteland a more enjoyable one.

Updated on November 20th, 2020 by Derek Draven: There are so many graphics mods available for Fallout 4 that it felt wise to include a few more on this list. Just a handful of these mods are capable of dramatically changing the play experience, which is why they should be considered for your next playthrough.

15 Darker Nights

Fallout 4 mod

It's hard to feel threatened when Fallout 4's sun goes down. The in-game lighting makes it way too easy to navigate the world around the player, and that can cause a serious break in immersion.

Darker Nights seeks to rectify this problem by offering users a choice of how dark they want their wee hours to be. There are several options to choose from depending on both style and ENB/Reshade use. Simply choose the best one and experience nights the way they were meant to be experienced.

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14 Fallout 4 HD Reworked Project Revised

Fallout 4 HD mod

Fallout 4's world is littered with various clutter and other objects that help sell the believability of a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Unfortunately, many of these items were textured quickly and leave a lot to be desired.

Mod author HalkHogan created this amazing graphics mod that freshens up a ton of in-game objects with reworked HD textures. Just install the mod and it does the rest. No longer does one have to suffer through low-resolution eyesores.

13 Intensity - In-Game Graphical Customization Tool

Fallout 4 graphics mod

For those who like exact control over every facet of their in-game graphics, this mod is the answer. It allows for in-game customization of Fallout 4's lighting, color and other visual settings without the need for a fancy, taxing ENB.

The settings are accessible through a Holotape which allows one to go hog-wild to achieve the exact in-game look they desire. Plus, it's more stable than other graphics tools such as Nvidia Freestyle.

12 Fog Harbor Lite

Fallout 4 fog mod

This mod applies to those who have purchased the Far Harbor DLC pack (highly recommended) and wish to tweak the weathers to be a bit less gloomy. Experienced Harbor masters know that the prevalent fog is as thick as pea soup, and this can put a real damper on the play experience.

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Fog Harbor Lite knocks down much of the weather values to allow for more clarity without sacrificing the eerie atmosphere. This is handy for distance viewing, long-range combat and overall travel.

11 ENB Lights Overhaul

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Fans of ENB graphics processing will get a kick out of this amazing mod that amplifies and dramatizes the game's many light sources with increased emissive value. Mod author MaxG3D went in and tweaked every single light mesh in order to achieve this feat, creating a stunning lighting mod in the process.

ENB is necessary in order to activate this mod due to Fallout 4's built-in bloom shader. The ENB DLL acts as a workaround in order for the mod to work its magic. The latest ENB software can be found here, with an installation guide here.

10 SavernX's HD Vanilla Armor

SavernX offers up an excellent vanilla armor texture pack that enhances the existing designs with hand-adjusted 2K variants that not only look great, but are easy on the hardware as well.

In fact, SavernX's pack is so well optimized that his textures clock in at approximately half the size of the Bethesda HD DLC pack, while still looking a heck of a lot better. Weathering, rust effects and distressed fabrics look great, and can serve as an excellent base from which to add on other clothing and outfit mods.

9 FlaconOil's Complete Retexture Project

One of the granddaddies of Fallout 4 graphics mods is undoubtedly FlaconOil's Complete Retexture Project. This heavy duty download includes redone textures, meshes and materials for most of Fallout 4's sprawling graphics content.

With so much that makes up the aesthetic content of Fallout 4, we shudder to think just how long it took FlaconOil to get the mod to where it is today. It deserves to be one of the first in your load order, and a base upon which to build your mod list from there.

8 Better Handmade Weapon Textures

Fallout 4 has been blessed with a ton of third-party weapons mods from other authors, but you shouldn't forget to give the classics a visual bump, either. Better Handmade Weapon Textures does exactly what it says. It overhauls the vanilla weapons with far better texture jobs that rival the originals.

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There are even alternate versions of particular weapons textures for you to install, should you prefer the look of one weapon over another. Enhanced shimmer effects, wood and carbon fiber textures make each gun pop against the backdrop of the wasteland.

7 SavernX's Creature Pack DLC

SavernX has released several texture packs for Fallout 4 in the past, but his latest Creature Pack is by far the most well rounded. It replaces textures for most creatures except the Deathclaw, the Ghoul and Robot foes. Truthfully, this isn't a bad thing, as there are many textures to choose for those particular enemies.

SavernX has also wisely optimized each texture according to necessity. No more 4K textures for tiny objects that waste vital GPU memory. This ground-up approach makes the creature pack a mainstay for any Fallout 4 modder.

6 Dynamic Interior Fog Removal

Interior fog sucks. They're awful, they're not the least bit realistic, and any attempts to create an aura of spookiness fails miserably if your computer happens to throw a performance tantrum.

Dynamic Interior Fog Removal instantly knocks out any fog in an interior cell the moment you enter the space, rather than editing cell records which can cause major headaches and instability with other mods. It's by far the best fog removal mod out there, and one that definitely deserves a download.

5 SavernX's Landscape Interior Building

SavernX also turned his attentions towards Fallout 4's DLC packs, creating a texture pack that re-skins buildings, their interiors and landscape elements such as foliage with highly optimized alternatives.

It's an excellent way to rummage through Far Harbor, Nuka World and the Galactic Zone, among many others. This time around, familiar sights will pop up with even more detail than ever before.

4 Fallout Texture Overhaul Power Armors UHD 4K

There are a few Power Armor mods floating around that either give textures the HD treatment, or replace them altogether. Fallout Texture Overhaul Power Armors UHD 4K is one of the absolute best, featuring completely redesigned textures with a choice between 4K goodness and 2K balance, depending on your tastes.

The screenshots speak for themselves. This mod adds a stunning amount of detail and finesse to every single Power Armor, expanding on the original designs while remaining lore friendly. If Power Armors are your thing, this is one mod you'll be happy about!

3 Vivid Fallout - Trees

Dead trees litter the devastated Commonwealth, and things are ugly enough without vanilla textures adding to the drabness. Vivid Fallout - Trees gives a massive boost in visual quality to Fallout 4's trees and stumps to create a more realistic landscape appearance.

They're a huge bump from the simple and boring vanilla trees that the game shipped with, and when combined with other landscaping mods, they can really bring life to an otherwise desolate environment.

2 Natural Landscapes 2K-4K

Natural Landscapes is one truly fantastic graphics mod that overhauls the fidelity and detail of Fallout 4's natural environment. Forest floors, leaf piles and beach sand are just a few elements that receive a massive bump in overall quality.

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The mod is an excellent organic baseline to install early on in your load order, allowing you to choose secondary mods to replace individual elements as you see fit. On its own, it gives Fallout 4 a whole new look which transforms the Commonwealth from the ground up (literally).

1 Anamorfus' Enhanced Lights & FX

Anamorfus was responsible for the excellent Skyrim staple graphics mod Enhanced Lights And FX (or ELFX for short), which drastically changed the lighting of the game and turned it into a far more realistic and engaging experience. Thankfully, he did the same for Fallout 4, as well.

ELFX dramatically changes the lighting of interior and exterior cells with ambient and light source overhauls that make sense, feel much more realistic, and will change the way you'll play Fallout 4. The real icing on the cake is the performance; ELFX barely registers a hit on your system, making it one of the most integral graphics mods for your load order.

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