50+ Amazing Console Mods

by in Inspiration on 12th Apr 2012 · Comments

Curiosity and creativity are two excellent traits to have, especially for geeks and gadget lovers. Pretty much every new phone, gadget and computer has been lovingly and inquisitively ripped open, dissected, probed, enhanced and ultimately, molested for geeky gratification. Not content with the frustratingly limited ‘out of the box’ state, these gamers have shown us what some dedication, creativity and server downtime can achieve.

Warning: If you are the minority who thinks your shiny white Xbox360 case is cool and sleek, you may not feel that way for long – the gamers at Broadband Choices have put together this collection of 50+ incredible console mods.

Amazing Console Mods

Amazing Console Mods

Let's start with the Xbox 360s

As one of the most successful shoot-em up games of the 21st century, this console mod puts your Xbox right in the middle of a battle between red and blue.

Xbox 360 Mod

This is another halo console mod that was sold on eBay and the owner donated the proceeds to charity. The flame coming out of the figurines gun is an awesome touch.

Xbox 360 Mod by Richard Taylor

This console mod will really make one’s gaming system stand out from all of the others. With a stunning blue light and a picture of a badass with a gun, this Xbox 360 is great for gaming in the dark.

Xbox 360 Mod

This idea is where video game nerd meets “Pimp My Ride.” This mod is perfect for anyone who would like to play a video game that requires driving while driving in real life.

Xbox In-Car Mod

This Xbox is an ego pleaser that is great for both gaming and checking your reflection to see how cool you look as you beat all of your friends.

Xbox 360 Reflective Mod

As with many other electronics like computers and calculators, it is really cool to see inside of this Xbox 360.

Halo Helmet Mod

This alligator skin Xbox comes with an eye power button and the texture of a fancy suitcase.

Gator Xbox 360

For fans of the Gears of War line of games, this Xbox 360 case mod turns your gaming console into a true collector’s item.

Gears of War Xbox 360

What would a video console mod showcase be without at least a few comic book character themes?

Hellboy Xbox 360

The detail that has gone into this Half Life inspired modification deserves a round of applause. Not only does it have the window but also the logos are 3D.

Half Life Xbox 360

Feel like a rockstar in your own home with this mod.

Rockstar Xbox 360

This console mod is a great representation of the newer Batman movies and even conveys the horror and eeriness of the movie.

Joker Xbox 360

This Call of Duty Xbox turns your console system into a real replica of a war scene in the desert from the game.

Call of Duty Xbox 360

While this is not quite the same as a Gameboy or PSP, it is certainly an interesting take on portable gaming.

Xbox 360 Portable Mod

This Halo inspired Xbox 360 was hand painted and then sold to the highest bidder on eBay. Talk about fan art!

Halo Xbox 360

With only a limited number of these “The Beatles: Rock Band” Xbox 360's made, it’s no wonder that they sell on eBay for over $5,000! Ok, this is not a custom mod but given the demand and popularity, it’s a worthy inclusion.

Beatles Rock Band Xbox 360

As your console gets hotter, the lights get brighter as a way of showing you that the system may need a rest, and your eyes as well.

Hot Rock Case Xbox 360

In honour of the University of Texas, this Xbox 360 features the longhorn as a clear window.

Longhorn Xbox 360

Now onto the PS3s

Laptops have made computer games portable, so why shouldn’t console games be portable too?

PS3 Laptop

What happens on the PSN, stays on the PSN.

Vegas PS3

Simple but effective blood splatter is just what the PS3 needs.

Blood Splatter PS3

This stunning black and silver homage to Metal Gear Solid 4 is even signed by the series creator, Hideo Kojima.

Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3

It is true, many gamers get accused of being lazy. This console mod might not do much to disprove that theory.

Grill PS3

From human to superhuman. This is a concept mod was inspired by Haze and designed for UBISOFT by Butterkneter at Contaminated Case Creations.

Haze PS3

This Damnation Timberclad Steampunk PS3 (a world where modern gadgets still exist but just run on steam) can be done without voiding the console's warranty.

Steampunk PS3

The bullet holes are real and behind is a PS3. Oh, and the ammunition and machete are real too!

Far Cry 2 PS3

Introducing the ‘Alien Chestburster Cyborg’ , this is sure to be a hit with any fan of the Aliens franchise.

Alien Chestburster Cyborg PS3

Alien Chestburster Cyborg 2

This has to be one of the best Assassins Creed mods out there – the surrounding extras finish this off perfectly!

Assassins Creed PS3

And to close off the PS3 mods, it has to be this unique console mod. Made by the same guy behind the ‘Aliens Chestburster Cyborg’, this was made as a gift to a friend out of epoxy putty – impressive!

PS3 Mod

The mods don’t stop there

This is for all the times that you may need to play Zelda on NES while you are taking your afternoon jog.

Sneaker NES

Part purse, part Nintendo. Never be bored while waiting in ridiculously long lines at the mall again.

Purse Nintendo

This is probably the only insecure NES on the planet. It had to go see one of those doctors and be made to appear as a PlayStation. Traitor...

NES Mod

This tribal inspired NES comes complete with “rust”, LED lighting and custom buttons and knobs - Intriguingly odd.

Tribal NES

Take an adventure in the world of Star Wars on the Millennium Falcon Nintendo 64.

Millennium Falcon Nintendo 64

This gold coloured NES is a tribute to the 25th birthday of the console.

Gold NES

Mario is one of Nintendo’s signature games and this is the famous Peach’s Castle as a Nintendo 64.

Peach's Castle

Peach's Castle 2

If you are feeling bold, how about this colourful tribal painted Nintendo 64?

Tribal Painted NES

Even the Wii hasn’t escaped the clutches of the modders

Zelda has built up a name for itself as one of the legends of all RPGs, and with it has come many collectors’ items like this Zelda Nintendo

Zelda Bling Wii

This Nintendo Wii was painted after one of the classic comic books, The Incredible Hulk. Sold on eBay in 2008, a portion of the sale price was donated to charity.

Incredible Hulk Wii

Incredible Hulk Wii 2

Incredible Hulk Wii 3

A simple and cool Star Wars Nintendo Wii.

Star Wars Wii

This Wii is dedicated to the Metroid franchise and even comes with a rechargeable stand. Each colour was painstakingly hand mixed and colour matched to achieve Samus’s signature colours.

Metroid Wii

Super Mario Galaxy inspired console complete with 3D figure of Mario himself.

Super Mario Galaxy Wii

This Wii lights up to create the mystical and awe-inspiring feel of the Zelda story lines. Psst… You see that sword? Its detachable!

Zelda Wii

This Wii is blingin’ and would be a great addition to any room. This gold plated Nintendo Wii was given to the Queen as a PR stunt.

Gold Plated Wii

With CDs it is easier to make cross-console compatibility where newer versions can play older games. Here is a Nintendo fan's attempt to solve this problem and it looks pretty interesting.

Nintendo 64 Wii

This custom Super Mario inspired Wii even has the remote in a pipe holder!

Super Mario Wii

Do you ever worry that your console will overheat with the amount of gaming you do? Then worry no more with this custom milled water cooled Nintendo Wii.

Water Cooled Wii

The long forgotten Sega Dreamcast

You would never know that a Dreamcast was lurking under this Millennium Falcon.

Millennium Falcon Sega Dreamcast

And finally, two ultimate console mods

This is genius! Brian De Vitis managed to fit eight different consoles into this life-size R2-D2 model. Not only did he include a built-in sound system but this ultimate mod features a head-mounted projector, just like the real R2!

R2-D2 Consoles

R2-D2 Consoles 2

This is the 4-in-1 Atari 2600 / NES / Genesis / Super NES, known as the Super Genintari or AKA “Leviticus”. This impressive mod has been built by Richard DaLuz of www.stupidfingers.com, also the creator of the Nintoaster.

Leviticus

Leviticus 2

Leviticus 3

Conclusion

We hope you have enjoyed seeing what curious and creative people do with their game consoles. Do you appreciate the effort put into these mods?

Please let us know which of the above mods is your favorite, and also share your opinions and links to other modified consoles in the section below.

Hannah enjoys writing about technology, gadgets, gaming and the internet in general. A creative, curious and caffeine fueled geek with an insatiable love for Lego, she is guilty of using server codes in real life situations and secretly hoping for a Zombie Apocalypse.