Mod of the Year is the largest celebration of hobbyist, amateur and professional modification developers. With record attendance and a massive number of updates, releases and new projects 2010 was a year like no other, packed to bursting with goodies to make any tired relic PC game seem new and exciting again. The Modding Hall of Fame has rolled out the red carpet welcoming one and all to see the best mods ever released all in one place.

Up until Jan 1st 2011 join us and help celebrate your community, culture and give thanks to the developers by voting for your favorite projects. For the first time in ModDB history we have a press panel which sees personalities from other websites like Joystiq and Rock Paper Shotgun have their say where it counts. Welcome to the 9th Annual Mod of the Year Awards.

UDK Design3 Desura
Report article RSS Feed Editors Choice - Best Singleplayer Mod

Mod of the Year 2010 Editors Choice - Best Singleplayer Mod

Posted by Henley on Dec 21st, 2010
Article

2010 the was a great year for singleplayer mod releases, its difficult to list only five. To be nominated for an award in Best Singleplayer Mod projects need to have been updated significantly during 2010 and have a Singleplayer portion . Here are the Editors of ModDB's and our judges top selection of 2010.



Nehrim: At Fates EdgeNehrim: At Fate's Edge
is a Total Conversion for the RPG The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. It is a self-contained game that bases upon the Oblivion game engine, but has no relation to Oblivion's lore. It is a world in which neither Tamriel nor any other TES based name exists. The continent itself on which the game is situated is called Nehrim, it is completely independent from the base game.


Human ErrorHuman Error
Step into the jack boots of Anders, and follow his story through a moral quagmire of thinly disguised genocide and raging psychotics. Vortigaunts, Alien Grunts and Controllers stand in your way from dashing the hopes of an entire civilisation, but worry not: you have at your disposal all the perks of the Combine empire.

C&C 3: The ForgottenC&C 3: The Forgotten
aims to bring back and tell the story of a fascinating faction. The Forgotten, featured in Tiberian Sun and Firestorm, are an ever-growing group of individuals afflicted with Tiberium-based illnesses. Detested, marginalized, and oppressed by the three superpowers, The Forgotten have begun to rally against GDI, Nod, and the Scrin.

Nightmare House 2Nightmare House 2
is a total conversion for Half-Life 2. You wake up inside an abandoned hospital with no understanding of how you came to be there, only a vague memory of the girl from Nightmare House haunts you. Soon it will be difficult to determine between a dream and reality. How long will it take you to realize that escape is not an option?

Fairy TaleFairy Tale
places a number of Civilizations in a fairy tale world; a world with evil sorcerors, mighty trolls, noble and manly knights, nimble woodelves and hot babes in distress. Original? Bah! This ain't original in any way. No-no. Instead Fairy Tale shamelessly makes use of all common and well-known fantasy and fairy tale clichés to create a pot of humour, excitement and of course pure good old Civilization nationbuilding.

Post comment Comments  (0 - 50 of 62)
eXeC64
eXeC64 Dec 21 2010, 1:00pm says:

Oooh, I hope Nightmare House 2 wins. :D

Good luck to all the mods.

+21 votes     reply to comment
LPFreak
LPFreak Dec 21 2010, 2:01pm buried:

(buried)

You're talking 'bout that F.E.A.R.-copy where they took every epic scene of it?

-106 votes     reply to comment
ThatBritishBloke
ThatBritishBloke Dec 21 2010, 3:39pm replied:

I've gotta say I've never seem a hater burn so quickly.. Anyone got a lighter, I fancy making a bonfire ;)

+38 votes     reply to comment
medve
medve Dec 21 2010, 4:38pm replied:

yeah, and some marshmellows

+15 votes     reply to comment
Dotdroid
Dotdroid Dec 22 2010, 5:39am replied:

I love Marshmallows lets make smores!

+8 votes     reply to comment
P4TRICK
P4TRICK Dec 22 2010, 7:30am replied:

The power of the people

+3 votes     reply to comment
ThatBritishBloke
ThatBritishBloke Dec 22 2010, 7:50pm replied:

Quick.. someone past me a fire extinguisher.. "this fire is out of control, we're gonna burn this city, burn this city"

+3 votes     reply to comment
Madman4700
Madman4700 Dec 22 2010, 7:22am replied:

Oh my god, -50 karma

You sir
Have just lost the game.

+11 votes     reply to comment
LPFreak
LPFreak Dec 22 2010, 7:31am buried:

(buried)

So, without criticising this time. Am I the only one shocked by the number of elements stolen from F.E.A.R.1?

-20 votes     reply to comment
stealthpredator
stealthpredator Dec 22 2010, 9:44am replied:

Okay first of all: Fear is not going on in a haunted house/hospital Second Who says they got the idea of a ghost girl from fear? and third Fear dont got a epic boss battle.

+5 votes     reply to comment
Res1
Res1 Dec 22 2010, 2:24pm replied:

ive played all the fear games and i havent seen ANYTHING stolen from fear 1

+5 votes     reply to comment
macacos2
macacos2 Dec 24 2010, 3:57am replied:

@stealthpredator
Actually a quite a few scenes from FEAR 1 and FEAR Extraction Point is located in a hospital and about 90% of which is about a little/teenage zombie girl showing up (Just like in NH2), but still..

+2 votes     reply to comment
Centaur1um
Centaur1um Dec 22 2010, 8:55pm replied:

@LPFreak This is ModDB, if you express your opinion at all, these people will think you're a troll, like those dumb ******* anime lovers on this site who SPAM EVERYTHING and say even the shittiest of work is the best thing ever. No minds of their own...

+4 votes     reply to comment
Maxen1416
Maxen1416 Jan 6 2011, 1:10am replied:

got problems with the anime group?!
how about giving your opinions about it here: Moddb.com
i will be happy to give you a negative karma ^_^

+2 votes     reply to comment
XeonBoxStudios
XeonBoxStudios Mar 31 2011, 6:24pm replied:

@CooL., I just hope you realize now the Anime group is going to point down your karma. I think I'll help them.

+2 votes     reply to comment
[Q]uik
[Q]uik Aug 6 2011, 6:46am replied:

since it is a mod: who cares? really?

+2 votes     reply to comment
Radu_IceMan
Radu_IceMan Dec 21 2010, 1:04pm says:

Nehrim: At Fate's Edge will win.

+12 votes     reply to comment
EricFong
EricFong Dec 21 2010, 1:06pm says:

Half-life 2 short stories!!!

+4 votes     reply to comment
horny97
horny97 Dec 21 2010, 1:09pm says:

The forgotten had such a epic campaign.

+9 votes     reply to comment
Colossal
Colossal Dec 21 2010, 1:10pm says:

Nightmare House 2 all the way.

+7 votes     reply to comment
BabyMoseN
BabyMoseN Dec 21 2010, 2:24pm replied:

Double rainbo.. I mean Nightmare House 2 all the way!!

+3 votes     reply to comment
plitum
plitum Dec 21 2010, 1:22pm says:

Nehrim: At Fate's Edge.Hopefully

+4 votes     reply to comment
█Black/Brunez█
█Black/Brunez█ Dec 21 2010, 1:29pm says:

Forgotten

+2 votes     reply to comment
JonnyBoy0719
JonnyBoy0719 Dec 21 2010, 1:41pm says:

i hope NH2 wins!! :D it was a fun mod! ^^

+7 votes     reply to comment
Hen7
Hen7 Dec 21 2010, 1:43pm says:

If NH2 wins I'm releasing the source files.

+4 votes     reply to comment
Centaur1um
Centaur1um Dec 21 2010, 8:41pm replied:

Better follow through :D

+2 votes     reply to comment
Au-heppa
Au-heppa Dec 21 2010, 1:45pm says:

Le gasp!

+2 votes     reply to comment
ReLiFeD
ReLiFeD Dec 21 2010, 1:52pm says:

the forgotten!

0 votes     reply to comment
oOHitsugayaOo
oOHitsugayaOo Dec 21 2010, 1:54pm says:

best singleplayer mod = Nightmare House 2 off course

+3 votes     reply to comment
MrTaxikiller
MrTaxikiller Dec 21 2010, 2:08pm says:

The Forgotten for sure

0 votes     reply to comment
Zealot671
Zealot671 Dec 21 2010, 2:10pm says:

Forgotten

+2 votes     reply to comment
Dr.Worm
Dr.Worm Dec 21 2010, 2:10pm says:

Nehrim: At Fate's Edge that game was ******* epic!

+2 votes     reply to comment
Uridon
Uridon Dec 21 2010, 2:12pm says:

nh2 wooo

+3 votes     reply to comment
staticblast
staticblast Dec 21 2010, 2:19pm says:

The Forgotten, by dint of the sheer effort put into making it. FMVs, people!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Dr.Goupyl
Dr.Goupyl Dec 21 2010, 2:29pm says:

NH2 is already my MOTY ! so that's will just add an award :)

+3 votes     reply to comment
Held
Held Dec 21 2010, 2:31pm says:

i think it will be Nehrim or NH2

+2 votes     reply to comment
Impe
Impe Dec 21 2010, 2:44pm says:

I hope Nehrim will win :)

+2 votes     reply to comment
Acilius
Acilius Dec 21 2010, 2:45pm says:

THE FORGOTTEN!

+4 votes     reply to comment
formerlyknownasMrCP
formerlyknownasMrCP Dec 21 2010, 2:49pm says:

Sadly I doubt anyone plays civ but Fairy Tale is a great mod.

+3 votes     reply to comment
Prez
Prez Dec 21 2010, 2:50pm says:

Wow - tough one. I love single player mods, and have tried all of these. I'll say Fairy Tale, because I'm a strategy junkie, but really I'd be happy with any one of the above.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Acilius
Acilius Dec 21 2010, 3:00pm buried:

(buried)

Nehrim: At Fate's Edge is the winner. First comment for this!

-7 votes     reply to comment
Velox
Velox Dec 21 2010, 3:18pm says:

Nehrim 4 ever!

i agree the best mod this year!

+2 votes     reply to comment
isaktamin
isaktamin Dec 21 2010, 3:37pm says:

God, I've gotta beat Oblivion and then try Nehrim. It looks fantastic.

+2 votes     reply to comment
plitum
plitum Dec 21 2010, 3:45pm says:

I knew it.Best mod of the year.

+2 votes     reply to comment
mmmrrrr
mmmrrrr Dec 21 2010, 3:50pm says:

Mmmm can't help but feel that Master of Mana should have been a nominee, but perhaps it was released too late to be eligible.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Eglaerinion
Eglaerinion Dec 21 2010, 3:56pm says:

Congrats Surreai team. There could be only one. Played it with a dictionary at hand, hadn't spoken/read proper German since high school. Luckily there is a english subbed version now.

+3 votes     reply to comment
OnlySolus
OnlySolus Dec 21 2010, 4:02pm says:

Congratz :)

+2 votes     reply to comment
█Black/Brunez█
█Black/Brunez█ Dec 21 2010, 4:08pm says:

Congratz for the winner

(but the Forgotten had the best video =P )

+3 votes     reply to comment
Mr.John
Mr.John Dec 21 2010, 4:18pm says:

meh, I woulds say Gratz to winner, but I dont know it (and to me doesnt look too good (because of my guidelines), so Im quite sad no HL2 mods made winner.

But, whatever the case. Grats to that dev team, blowing the others.

Away.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Tokoya
Tokoya Dec 21 2010, 4:55pm says:

Nightmare House 2 was one of my all time favorite HL2 mods, but the level of effort and quality, not to mention the sheer amount of content created is only rivaled by The Nameless Mod in my opinion

+1 vote     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Established
Sep 29, 2010
Privacy
Public
Subscription
Must apply to join
Contact
Send Message
Email
Members Only
Membership
Join this group
Group Watch
Track this event
Feature
Browse
Features
Report Abuse
Report article
Related Mods
C&C 3: The Forgotten (C&C3: Tiberium Wars)
C&C 3: The Forgotten C&C3: Tiberium Wars - Single & Multiplayer Real Time Strategy
Fairy Tale (Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword)
Fairy Tale Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword - Single & Multiplayer Turn Based Strategy
Human Error (Half-Life 2)
Human Error Half-Life 2 - Single Player First Person Shooter
Nehrim: At Fate's Edge (Oblivion)
Nehrim: At Fate's Edge Oblivion - Single Player Role Playing
Nightmare House 2 (Half-Life 2)
Nightmare House 2 Half-Life 2 - Single Player First Person Shooter
Related Games
C&C3: Tiberium Wars
C&C3: Tiberium Wars Single & Multiplayer Real Time Strategy
Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword
Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword Single & Multiplayer Turn Based Strategy
Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter
Oblivion
Oblivion Single Player Role Playing
Related Groups
2010 Mod of the Year Awards
2010 Mod of the Year Awards Official event with 194 members
C&C Labs Mod Development Team
C&C Labs Mod Development Team Developer & Publisher with 4 members
Half-Life: Short Stories Team
Half-Life: Short Stories Team Developer & Publisher with 7 members
SureAI Team
SureAI Team Developer & Publisher with 11 members
WeCreateStuff
WeCreateStuff Developer with 6 members