Welcome to the wonderful world of Stellaris mods. If you thought navigating through all of the 2,000+ Crusader Kings 3 mods was easy, or that the 4,000 or so EU4 mods wasn’t daunting enough, then we’ve got a bigger challenge for you. Stellaris, Paradox’s grand strategy 4X adventure boasts an entire galaxy of over 20,000 modifications. This game seems to lend itself more to user-generated content than its predecessors, both of which are around double Stellaris’ age but with far smaller mods scene.
Properly charting a course to the brightest of these luminaries while avoiding wasting one’s time on buggy or bland black holes is essential for anyone wanting to truly expand their Stellaris experience. As we’ve done in other mod recommendations, the mods are generally divided into categories. In this case, we’ve looked at total conversion mods, mechanics mods, ‘immersion’ mods and finally cosmetics.
As usual, most mod choices are subjective so take this guide more as a means of how to search for mods rather than strictly which mods to get although we’ve done our best to look into what some of the current favourites are.