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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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wbokunic
wbokunic Feb 1 2010, 1:39am replied:

Switch to 1&1. They offer unlimited monthly bandwidth on any deal available. I use them and have run sites with thousands of hits a day without even a single second of down time.

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Dremth
Dremth Jan 31 2010, 12:37pm says:

I'm surprised again. I thought for sure Neotokyo was going to win. But I haven't played the MechWarrior mod. I keep forgetting I have Crysis :P

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Versatyle
Versatyle Jan 31 2010, 12:57pm says:

I was rooting for NT. It's definitely a top notch mod. TBH though, I don't see why it was MW:LL that got it in the end. From the looks of it, the gameplay video looks fairly bland (Granted, so does Neotokyo's) and the weapons in the videos underwhelming. It looks like an updated version of Wulfram. (www.wulfram.com). Congratulations none the less.

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride Jan 31 2010, 1:12pm says:

Damn.

Oh well NT, you keep getting cheated out of awards. :'(

At least you didn't get beat by Shotgun Sunrise, if that had happened I'd had no more faith at all in Moddb's editors. :P

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Taranov
Taranov Jan 31 2010, 1:20pm says:

Congratulations to MechWarrior: Living Legends team!

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ghostings
ghostings Jan 31 2010, 1:54pm says:

Oh Neotokyo, you were indeed most awesome. It just chanced though that your competition would be as equally as awesome.

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Jan 31 2010, 1:57pm says:

Congrats MWLL team, excellent looking mod.

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Tokoya
Tokoya Jan 31 2010, 2:24pm says:

There are so few completed Crysis mods, congrats to MW!

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wazanator
wazanator Jan 31 2010, 2:49pm says:

All mods looked of great quality and even though I was cheering on NT I'm glad MWLL won it looks like they put a lot of work into it and the game play looked interesting.

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AshtonAndersen
AshtonAndersen Jan 31 2010, 4:12pm says:

Mechwarrior team has been busting their butts for a long time on this, and I have a lot of respect for those guys for putting as much hard work and dedication as they have. Congratulation guys you diserve it.

On a side note, I think all the nominees for this have also done a fantastic job and I know I would not be able to pick from this group.

Win or loose I feel everyone on this list is a winner due to the amount of hard work that has been put into these great mods and amount of quality that rival even today's commercial games.

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staberas
staberas Jan 31 2010, 4:18pm buried:

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Srsly ? Mechwarior? Lame

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Druza
Druza Jan 31 2010, 5:44pm says:

Congratulations MWLL team. I remember playing MechWarrior 2 for hours back in the oleden days. Pitty I don't own crisis.

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SnakeTheFox Online
SnakeTheFox Jan 31 2010, 5:52pm says:

Really, even ignoring how great MWLL is, it really deserves a win just on the grounds of making a fun multiplayer mod off the Crysis engine. Source engine? Everyone's been there, done that. Actually making something playable and fun out of Crysis though, that's an achievement.

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Magirock
Magirock Jan 31 2010, 5:59pm says:

Congratulations to the Mechwarrior Team!

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Darius0101
Darius0101 Jan 31 2010, 6:52pm says:

WTF, why is Shotgun Sunrise there? Nobody even plays that

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Zoobird
Zoobird Jan 31 2010, 7:29pm replied:

???
Same can be said about NT.

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Bfox
Bfox Feb 1 2010, 1:05am says:

YES! Mechwarrior LL is amazing!
The team are very professional and boy they are going to go far!
Who bets this mod will be better than Mechwarrior5?

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Keptron
Keptron Feb 1 2010, 1:58am says:

Nice choice there, the nominees were good but I would say "casual", but Mech fighting is a lot more rare these days to find specially in good quality like in the mod :)

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M@ty
M@ty Feb 1 2010, 2:50am replied:

I take it you sir have not played Renegade-X? ^^ It is a unique multiplayer experience, and far from casual! :)

I wouldn't call any of them casual to be fair. Casual games are ones that appeal to people who dont usually play games, games to pick up, play by yourself or with friends for a party.

These games are all hardcore online gamers, intense games that require skill and practice! :)

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Cozmin95
Cozmin95 Feb 1 2010, 5:29am says:

Well,in my opinion all the mods were great and congratulations to the winner! :)

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Bad[Henchman]
Bad[Henchman] Feb 1 2010, 10:50am says:

Please, dear editiors, if you're doing a vid showing of the best mods of a year (or the runner-ups for the title) then please make a video that let the mods shine at least a bit... All the mods looked dull and bad in this video, and while i only played one of them, i don't think the others are that dull and bad...

Congratulations to the winner and the runner-ups.

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FlySpyGuy
FlySpyGuy Feb 1 2010, 12:47pm says:

I'm probably wrong, but...I SEE A BOOB IN YOUR AVVY!!! @und3r3t

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thefunkhunter
thefunkhunter Feb 2 2010, 2:02am says:

u guys forgot to mention forgotten hope 2 for battlefield 2! I would put that 2nd right behind mwll

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Snowman©
Snowman© Feb 2 2010, 2:58am says:

Congradulations MWLL. You deserve it.

+1 vote     reply to comment
W-R_BuRNeR
W-R_BuRNeR Feb 2 2010, 12:01pm says:

congratz,
this mod is awesome, so you really deserve it.

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Kirk´smod
Kirk´smod Feb 2 2010, 2:08pm says:

Congratulations, nt rocks,
but i think other mods schould get the titlw, but i hope nt gets so more popular!!

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frostPanic
frostPanic Feb 2 2010, 5:34pm says:

I would have though Jedi Knight Galaxies would have been up there

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Third.Eye
Third.Eye Feb 3 2010, 9:44pm says:

Wow Situation Outbreak is easily waaaaay better than Shotgun Sunrise.
I didn't think NeoTokyo wasn't that good at all.
I found SS and NT to be boring and to bland and only just the same. There was nothing new to them.

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xXDeadPanicXx
xXDeadPanicXx Feb 5 2010, 7:49am says:

The guy who voices this is an a Australian?

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kertins
kertins Feb 5 2010, 5:44pm says:

neotokoy all the way yay

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Third.Eye
Third.Eye Feb 6 2010, 1:30pm says:

Was Shotgun Sunrise even in the top 100?

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CSargeP
CSargeP Feb 8 2010, 11:48pm says:

Nice! Now hopefully I'll have gotten a better computer by the time MWLL is out of beta!

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