Mod of the Year 2007

Welcome to Mod DB and the 6th Annual Mod of the Year Awards - the definative event that showcases the best mods and indie games in the world and recognizes the teams behind them. The MOTY is a tribute to the creativity, dedication & hard work independent developers put into creating unique gaming experiences that enable us to "play something different".

Over the coming months we will showcase to you the best mods and games in the industry. You vote for those you believe are worthy of recognition. At the top of this program sits the ultimate prize, the mod of the year award won previously by Natural Selection, Red Orchestra, PoE2 and Garry's Mod. Thanks to our sponsors, this year we have a few surprizes up our sleaves not to mention a slew of prizes for the participating teams.

From Dec 1st to Jan 1st, industry professionals, developers, gamers and the general public cast their votes to decide which mods define the cutting edge of interactive entertainment and which mod teams attain gaming celebrity.

Follow the links to join us on an unforgettable journey as we present the 2007 Mod of the Year.

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After rounding out the best of 2007, we're ready to present the results.

Posted by stenchy on Jan 28th, 2008 Page 4 of 4    
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Released Mods

5. Minerva - The latest chapters in Adam Foster's mod represent his honed craft of level design that rivals commercial products out there today. The mod takes place in the Half Life 2 universe where you find yourself dropped on an island occupied by Combine forces. Your only help along the way is the riddles and sordid comments Minerva herself provides you with, likening her to other popular characters the Half Life series is notable for (G-Man, GlaDos). This latest installment has even had some input from some of the staff at Valve during the development phase. It's no wonder why many consider it to be the best single player mod for Source released so far. Minerva comes in at number five for mod of the year. Don't forget to watch the brand new trailer below:

Depth Charge Carcinogenesis

4. Forgotten Hope 2 - Journey back into the days of World War II and relive the african campaigns and battles that took place there. Forgotten Hope 2 is an amped up sequel that is redone on the Battlefield 2 engine and tops the original in every way. The combat is action packed both on the ground and in the air. The dogfights are always entertaining and while on foot or in a vehicle, you'll flinch everytime you hear the deadly whistle of airdropped bombs. Vehicles are widely available in-game and enable gripping mechanized rushes at the beginning of every round. Desert rats around the world like this mod so much they voted it number four for released mod for the year. The Forgotten Hope 2 team provides yet another exclusive trailer below:

FH2.0 Release Image Long Range Desert Group Chevy

3. Empires - Empires sets itself apart from most mods by occupying a hybrid genre. It mixes the resource management of real-time strategy with the fast paced action of a first person shooter. You play as one of two factions that cooperate with their commander to customize the lay of the land as they construct their base and obstacles for their opponents in wide open maps. A full tech tree is available for research which allows players to customize vehicle weaponry, armor and speed. The depth and variety of options in this mod can result in many scenarios on each map which keeps the multiplayer experience fresh. This new and improved version of Empires commands its way into the top five, coming in as the number three mod of the year.

New NF Walls Cyclopean APC

2. Project Reality - As the name suggests, Project Reality's primary focus is combat realism and, where other mods have failed, Project Reality has succeeded. Teamwork and coordination are paramount for players to succeed in the huge maps with numerous objectives. Planning and communication is key and you will find yourself building a good camaradarie with other players as a result. Virtually everything has been updated and added to, including maps, game modes, weapons, sounds and player classes. With its consistent high quality and regular releases, many consider Project Reality to be a bigger, better incarnation of the original Battlefield 2. For its dedicated pursuit of realism, players have voted it the number two mod of the year.

USMC M16A4 Iron Sights  Insurgent RPG-7

1. Insurgency - Whether guerilla tactics or convential warfare is your style, Insurgency has you covered. This mod has you choose between US Marines or the insurgents as you take part in an all out assault to capture map points in various middle eastern locales. Insurgency brings something new to the frontlines with its unique reinforcement system and economized heads-up display that only displays the most pertinent information. Add detailed environments and wonderfully percussive sound effects to the mix and you have the makings of a winner. It was a close victory this year, but Insurgency battles its way to the top of the pile as the player's choice mod of the year. In celebration of its victory, Insurgency has put together a look back at the life of the mod and all its accomplishments:

November Screenshot #1 November Screenshot #8

Overhead Map (Ins_Haditha) ins_alaskari Official Karkar Screenshot #5
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mjnowak Jan 29 2008, 1:04am says:

Grats to all the mods who won you deserve it :D

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Mooe Jan 31 2008, 7:41am buried:


Hell no. Zombie Panic who won cheated with their ******* votes.

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Twerty Feb 9 2008, 11:31am replied:

The fact that your ocmment has -11 votes at the time of this writing should say something about how people feel towards that game.

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Nokiaman Mar 9 2008, 5:15pm buried:



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JeepRubi Jan 29 2008, 1:08am says:


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Elxx Jan 29 2008, 1:11am says:

Congratulations to all the mod teams, you guys have done a great job! :D

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Chronojam Jan 29 2008, 1:12am says:

Congratulations to all our fellow winners and runners-up!

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Chronojam Jan 29 2008, 4:19pm replied:

Although I wish they wouldn't label our 2006 video "fresh" XD

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Phoenix85 Jan 29 2008, 1:12am says:

good job everyone!

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GarcianSmith Jan 29 2008, 1:16am says:

Congrats to all!

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freedomorfire Jan 29 2008, 1:21am says:

congrats all!

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X-303 Jan 29 2008, 1:23am says:

There are not unreleased indie games?

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INtense! Creator
INtense! Jan 29 2008, 1:24am replied:

Not enough were nominated into the top 100 this year. Infinity and Apocalypse Rising were mentioned

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X-303 Jan 29 2008, 1:47pm replied:

Ok, thank you very much INtense! =)
And very sorry :/

I hope to present "Stargate: The New Enemy" in the released indie game of the year 2008 ^^

Thank you again and good luck for "Infinity : The Quest for Earth" and "Apocalypse Rising" :)

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madgernader Jan 29 2008, 1:23am says:

Congrats to all the mods that made the final cut, Everything looks top-notch!

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drunkill Jan 29 2008, 1:27am says:

congratulations to all the mods who made it and all those who didn't

A pretty good crop this year I must say.

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Knights Jan 29 2008, 1:28am says:

Awsome work to all the mods!

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INtense! Creator
INtense! Jan 29 2008, 1:30am says:

This is my summary of the awards:

The 2007 Mod of the Year Awards Players Choice winners have been announced, capping off a great year in gaming. This year titles which were influenced by the War in Iraq fared well, with Half-Life 2, Battlefield 2 and the GPL'd ID Tech 3 engine polling strongly in the indie games and released mods categories. Crysis mods though still in the early stages of development, did well in the best upcoming category, as developers attention shifts to some of the next-gen engines.

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leilei Jan 29 2008, 1:34am says:

cognrats to winners

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leilei Jan 29 2008, 1:39am replied:

I MEAN Congraturation to the winners

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paper_tigers Jan 29 2008, 9:15am replied:

lol nice double typo. I would assume you mean congratulations?

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leilei Jan 29 2008, 11:22pm replied:

that's a typo?, dam i missed again
i cant help being asian :(

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Kai-Li Jan 30 2008, 6:23am replied:


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Jyffeh Jan 30 2008, 3:35pm replied:

Lurk moar harding :P

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Victorious Jan 30 2008, 8:28am replied:


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f0rqu3 Jan 30 2008, 5:46pm replied:

best comment ever

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Elxx Jan 29 2008, 1:36am says:

INtense!, when are we going to see the Editor's Choice results?

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INtense! Creator
INtense! Jan 29 2008, 1:40am replied:

Hopefully in 24hours

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goodone Feb 2 2008, 4:16pm replied:

seems it takes a bit more than that. ;)

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Wraiyth Jan 29 2008, 1:37am says:

Grats to all the winners. Lets hope that 2008 brings as much as 2007

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leilei Jan 29 2008, 1:44am says:

gah fortress forever didn't win >:(

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INtense! Creator
INtense! Jan 29 2008, 1:44am says:

Winners will also be announced and promoted on which should see coverage spike massively

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andman3000 Jan 29 2008, 1:47am says:

So glad I bought BF2

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Tatsur0 Jan 29 2008, 1:47am says:

The Zombie Panic Team and I would like to thank you all for the support you've shown us and making us #1 Upcoming mod of the year!

Brian "Tatsur0" Comer
ZP Co-Founder/Lead Developer

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Dr_Spielmann Jan 29 2008, 1:55am says:

I'd like to thank everybody that voted for us. We're really happy.

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Krenzo Jan 29 2008, 1:59am says:

Thanks to everyone who pushed Empires up to #3. We're working hard on version 2.2 right now.

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2d-chris Jan 29 2008, 2:07am says:

Jolly good show! Thanks yall~

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M1Garand8 Jan 29 2008, 2:17am says:

Whoo, go APB! =D

+1 vote     reply to comment
jaboo224 Jan 29 2008, 2:21am says:

Wow lots of great mods came out last year, i am surprised we even got in! Thanks all who voted :D!

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SoLomoNK Jan 29 2008, 3:40am says:

Yeah, grats to all winners, but not only =)
Grats to MODDB staff for their huge work and grats to all the people who voted for Warsow :p

But overall, I'd like to tell my biggest respect to all of you, modders/gamedevers/hobbyists all around the world.
Computer always been the DIY territory, generations of self-made people, who turned their passion into a relevant and learnfull personal experience, started by hacking (in the formal and positive sense) their beloved game.
That's why, to my eyes, open source and modding are straightly related to this philosophy. And we are the independent scene of gamedev, we are the ones who can innovate where industry is bind by financial stakes, and therefore, our role is major.
Respect !ยง! =)

SoLomonK, Warsow founder

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SoulAssassino Jan 29 2008, 4:19am says:

Congratulations to everyone from the Stargate: War Begins team!!!

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yafn Jan 29 2008, 4:27am says:

Outfrakkingstanding job BtRL team! So say we all!

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BunnyJen Jan 29 2008, 4:58am says:

Wow congratulations to all of the winners, well deserved to every one of them! I can't wait to play MechWarrior: Living Legends and Jurassic Park, they look great and Insurgency is so much fun! ^^ Well done all!

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Hanzie Jan 29 2008, 5:31am says:

Congrats everyone!
2007 was a great modding year!
Can't wait to see what 2008 brings.

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jacksonj04 Jan 29 2008, 5:46am says:

Congratulations to everybody who's won, there is some truly amazing work in there and I never cease to be amazed by what can be achieved by independent developers and modders.

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goodone Jan 29 2008, 6:38am replied:

2nd that! :)

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Gin Jan 29 2008, 6:37am says:

That was it? That was the big 2k7? Ok....I guess....

Congrats to those who won.

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chevy789 Jan 29 2008, 7:07am says:

Good job everyone

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RogerRamjet Jan 29 2008, 7:17am says:

Congratulations to all those who won a place this year from all the Star Trek: Enterprise - Temporal Cold War design crew.. and big thanks to all those who voted us into the top 100 this year. Well done to all those guys and gals slugging it out day after day for the love of modding and the desire to give to those who support us...

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AJ_Quick Jan 29 2008, 7:56am says:

Nice. battlefield 2 and HL2 mods only though? huh

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leilei Jan 29 2008, 2:59pm replied:

kinda sad the last 4 winners are all soldier shootbulletsetc warfare mods. ugh

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Kai-Li Jan 30 2008, 10:22am replied:


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