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Mod of the Year 2009 Editors Choice - Best Multiplayer Mod

Posted by Henley on Jan 31st, 2010
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2009 was the year for multiplayer focused mod players, with many new exciting projects to grace us with the releases it was a good year. To be nominated for an award in Best Multiplayer Mod projects need to have been updated significantly during 2009 and be multiplayer focused. Here are the Editors of ModDB's top selection of 2009.



MechWarrior: Living Legends
is a total conversion modification for Crysis. MWLL is at its very core a mix between a First Person Shooter and a Simulation. This will be achieved through the use of a mixed arms massively multiplayer gaming experience where the player takes part in a battle using a variety of vehicles and weapons.


Renegade X
revolves around a war between the Global Defense Initiative, and the Brotherhood of Nod. Each faction would have their own base of operations consisting of buildings. A team had to work together to destroy the enemy base, while keeping theirs intact. By simply switching engines, our team will have fixed many of C&C Renegade's faults.

Shotgun Sunrise
is a zombie-riffic vehicular Western of brain-swallowing proportions, yeah? And here's how it works. SEVERAL COWBOYS roam in from the outskirts of town in a TRUCK. The truck seats eight. These cowboys have epic dress sense, by the way. These cowboys are called the RESCUERS. They must ACQUIRE THE ESSENTIAL SUPPLIES OF WESTERN POST-APOCALYPTIC LIVING

The Haunted
is a fast paced thirdperson horror-action game with focus on a intense multiplayer experience that is all about making a stand and liberating cursed places from the minions of evil. The game features several multiplayer modes such as coop or demons .vs. humans where enemies are spawned and controlled by players. The outstanding visuals lay a perfect tone for the gameplay.

NeoTokyo°
takes place in and around a fictionalized Tokyo approximately 30 years in the future. Mankind has begun to fuse with technology. Government and corporate corruption have transformed Tokyo into a deadly dystopian nightmare.

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Pyroinflames
Pyroinflames Jan 31 2010, 7:14am says:

They are all AWESOME mods I played them all and love them .... I hope neotokoy wins ^^

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cW#Ravenblood
cW#Ravenblood Jan 31 2010, 7:15am says:

cool,
I dont think that NeoTokyo can win.
I hope something else win, but unfortunately Age of Chivalry is not in it

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cW#Ravenblood
cW#Ravenblood Jan 31 2010, 8:46am replied:

I think NT is cool, but I think the other one rulZ more than NT

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Snow_m@n
Snow_m@n Feb 3 2010, 6:28pm replied:

Agreed, age of chivalry should at least be in. Editors choice sucks.

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Setis
Setis Jan 31 2010, 7:17am says:

I'd have to say neotokyo for this one. In terms of multiplayer, I haven't played anything (non-retail) this good for a while!

However, as much as I love the moty's and follow them every year, I find there should be more emphasis on the players' choice, rather than the editors. It is the players after all that make up the majority of the community.

In any case, looking forward to the result!

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Tallon_hunteR
Tallon_hunteR Jan 31 2010, 8:10pm replied:

there are players choice categories too

these are just the staff favorites

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Knut
Knut Jan 31 2010, 7:22am says:

I think and hope neotokyo will make the race..
this mod simply kicks ***!

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█Black/Brunez█
█Black/Brunez█ Jan 31 2010, 7:31am says:

I will give support to Renegade X. MechWarrior and NeoTokyo look cool, too.

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BigCheese256
BigCheese256 Feb 1 2010, 12:56pm replied:

I agree. They both look cool, but im standing by Renegade X. :)

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Zoobird
Zoobird Jan 31 2010, 7:40am buried:

(buried)

I don't care who wins just that NeoTokyo looses. Really it shouldn't even be nominated.

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Metalspy
Metalspy Jan 31 2010, 8:01am replied:

Now that is nonsense, it's a pretty high quality mod, just like the other nominees.

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SteveUK
SteveUK Jan 31 2010, 9:10am replied:

In terms of visual quality it is. But in terms of gameplay quality it isn't. It seems good graphics is the perfect placebo to cover up shoddy gameplay.

It's an unbalanced POS in both the weapons and the gametype itself, with a randomly spawning flag which is always then biased to a team, rather than just being in the middle of a map.

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Metalspy
Metalspy Jan 31 2010, 10:22am replied:

I actually was talking about the gameplay.. From my experience it was pretty well balanced. Challenging, yes, but that's what a game should be like in my opinion.

But erm.. yeah, I don't know. Maybe we've played an other version of the game :P

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Kasplatt
Kasplatt Jan 31 2010, 12:22pm replied:

Yeah, I've played it some, and I definitely find it a well made and balanced mod. No class is really overpowered.
I'm suspecting that these have played the game, failed miserably and thus the game is ****, rather than themselves being bad at playing it.

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SteveUK
SteveUK Jan 31 2010, 5:38pm replied:

That's actually a flaw in the game's design. It rewards dominance too much, so if you are doing horribly there's almost no recovery.

Nice to know MechWarriors actually won it though, they deserved it. There aren't enough Crysis TC's out there

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FlySpyGuy
FlySpyGuy Feb 1 2010, 12:39pm replied:

Are you saying you should be rewarded for being a loser?...I think if your winning, you should be able to get better, just like in real life. If you lose in real life, you die...end of story...lol

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan Jan 31 2010, 8:53am replied:

Wow, that's so mature!

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qeloqoo
qeloqoo Jan 31 2010, 11:09am replied:

Fill this in please
Img136.imageshack.us

Anyway, hope for victory of Neotokyo. But I'm biased :)
All Your Ghosts Are Belong To Us!

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DuckSauce
DuckSauce Jan 31 2010, 7:40am says:

All seem good mods, grats to all the developer teams.

Gonna be interesting to see which one wins this time.

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Xular
Xular Jan 31 2010, 8:00am says:

Damn remembers me to buy UT3 for RenegadeX ;)

MechWarrior: LL is really cool too, only if it wouldnt crash every 5 minutes :/

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KorJax
KorJax Jan 31 2010, 12:43pm replied:

Most of the crashes should be fixed since the latest hotfix patches we've released this month.

If you haven't patched since you first tried it on day 1 release try playing the mod again - there's a few crashes here and there but for the majority, many players can now play for much longer periods of time without crashing.

Thanks for all your support guys! :)

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M@ty
M@ty Feb 1 2010, 2:46am replied:

There's also WAY more content since then too!

We're going UDK over the nest few months, so dont fret if you can't afford UT3 just yet.

We've got a present for ya, ha!

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rellik_pt
rellik_pt Jan 31 2010, 8:09am says:

shotgun sunrise was the most funny multiplay this year with the truck.dont let that mod die

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride Jan 31 2010, 8:26am says:

Cmon, NeoTokyo!

Surprised Shotgun Sunrise made it...others were obvious though.

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan Jan 31 2010, 8:51am says:

Imo, neotokyo deserves the win, tough competition though...

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Mastix
Mastix Jan 31 2010, 8:59am says:

The Haunted is superb, Shotgun Sunrise while fun for a while is pretty low quality (both on gameplay and execution), didn't play Mechwarrior, Renegade-X is pretty fun and Neotokyo is a pretty dull tactical shooter (but high quality content).

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Dnst
Dnst Jan 31 2010, 9:07am says:

Neotokyo. They love Neotokyo at Moddb!

I would choose Shotgun Sunrise though, it is innovative.

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pyro37
pyro37 Jan 31 2010, 9:13am says:

in my opinion neotokyo or the haunted will win.

but hell who cares all these mods are good right ? :)

best of luck to all

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Velox
Velox Jan 31 2010, 9:29am says:

NeoTokyo or Renegade X will win but all games are great

+1 vote     reply to comment
Dan911
Dan911 Jan 31 2010, 10:20am says:

wootz! go shotgun sunrise!

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vfn4i83
vfn4i83 Jan 31 2010, 10:21am says:

My bet goes to the NeoTokyo, it really has a great atmosphere, for a change.

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Rukus_
Rukus_ Jan 31 2010, 10:22am says:

Shotgun Sunrise deserves to win, if they do they will get a flood of applications. Which they need badly.

+1 vote     reply to comment
PrivRyan
PrivRyan Jan 31 2010, 10:28am says:

I hope Neotokyo wins. All these mods are all good though, it's a hard choice.

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BigPapaSmurf
BigPapaSmurf Jan 31 2010, 10:33am says:

Never heard of Shotgun Sunrise before this, but the real question is can it compete with Renegade X (My bet)?

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Spycon_Fighter
Spycon_Fighter Jan 31 2010, 10:34am says:

ARGH Damn Editors, give us something that we can actually guess correctly, all these mods are good!

+1 vote     reply to comment
altercuca
altercuca Jan 31 2010, 10:37am says:

ooooo, the haunted is up to this!!!

+1 vote     reply to comment
krg
krg Jan 31 2010, 10:38am says:

These ALL deserve to be in the top 5!

Congrats to whichever is the editors favorite.

+3 votes     reply to comment
Danboe
Danboe Jan 31 2010, 11:05am says:

All of these mods are awesome, but my personal favorite is The Haunted.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Underet
Underet Jan 31 2010, 11:16am says:

NeoTokyo

-3 votes     reply to comment
BigPapaSmurf
BigPapaSmurf Jan 31 2010, 11:25am says:

Did not see that coming...

+1 vote     reply to comment
Pyroinflames
Pyroinflames Jan 31 2010, 11:25am says:

aaahhahaha ^^^nobody mentiond the winner xDDD

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Underet
Underet Jan 31 2010, 11:29am says:

not guess T_T

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk] Jan 31 2010, 11:46am says:

All Look Great and i havn't even tryed them, I say Renegade X

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Zoobird
Zoobird Jan 31 2010, 11:49am says:

I'm happy for the winner. The staff made a good choice.

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wbokunic
wbokunic Jan 31 2010, 11:20pm replied:

As you said, you didn't care who won, so long as it wasn't Neotokyo. So your comment is pretty pointless, you could probably give to flying pigs for the winner. Neotokyo didn't win, so you're happy.

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Zoobird
Zoobird Feb 1 2010, 1:08pm replied:

If I remember you were a play tester for NT, and you always told me how great it was until they removed you. After you changed your tune saying how horrible it is. So really it's pointless you don't agree, or that you even made a post.

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Mars_3K
Mars_3K Jan 31 2010, 11:49am says:

Wait- an editor's choice I actually agree with? What's going on here?! XD

I reckon MWLL are a good bet for mod of the year, tbh.

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altercuca
altercuca Jan 31 2010, 11:52am says:

aaaa, cool one, if u see the monthly editor updates vids you can see that all the mods featured here were editors choices!!! tough one! congrats guys!

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Metalspy
Metalspy Jan 31 2010, 12:07pm says:

Epic awesomeness! Congratulations MWLL team! I've been following you from my first day on Crymod, you really deserve it! (Btw, is Criminal still in the team? :/)

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KorJax
KorJax Jan 31 2010, 12:46pm replied:

Crim is still on the team yes :)

Although currently visiting Austraila, so he's not able to pay our website bills ( Mechlivinglegends.net is currently down due to bandwidth quotas for the month) :P

It should be up tomorrow though once feburary starts.

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