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Mod of the Year


Welcome all to the 2016 Mod of the Year. After 20 days of very close voting, the results are in.

Editors Note:

There are so many amazing mod projects on the site that have been in active development for such a long period of time, they consistently leverage their communities, garnering themselves well deserved attention, this passion and love of mods we hold so dear is the core at which these awards are run.

If there's a project you love, please come join in, leave a reveiw so the developers know you care, follow, tag and stay up to date with their latest development news and showcases! Join in and submit your own mod to be eligible for next years awards!

Without further adieu, we are delighted to present your Top 10 Mods of 2016. Also announcing the top Indie Games, VR experiences and Mobile Games you're invited to check them out!

Honourable Mentions

As always you either had to place higher or do a significant update in 2016 to make this list. Here are the 2016 honourable mentions, that just missed out but are still worthy of your praise and attention.



Expanding Fronts is a massive modification for Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds aimed to breathe life back into the classic LucasArts strategy game by adding various new units, features, and gameplay elements. Each of the 8 civilizations are being reworked and enhanced to make each feel more unique and authentic to the universe, while maintaining the classic Battlegrounds gameplay. In addition, the Scenario Editor is being filled with hundreds of new units, buildings, effects, triggers, and objects to allow campaign and scenario designers more freedom than ever before.


Expand your Arma 3 experience with highly detailed and realistic Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and United States Armed Forces. This mod brings contemporary warfare between the world's superpowers to the next level.


A standalone expansion of the Call of Warhammer experience. Fewer scripts, unlocked gameplay, brand new factions, new continents, dozens of new units, new music, and much more.


Divide and Conquer is the biggest Third Age total War submod of all time. After all these years we finally got a release again. It contains tons of new factions, units, scripts, 2d and more! Many might have played it already back in 2009, it has been in developement for over 4 years now, but that was a very uncomplete release by a completely different team. With an almost completely new team Divide and Conquer restarted the work almost 2 years ago and this is the result. Lots of new factions, units, scripts and 2d, all made and tested by experienced Total War modders.


Medieval Kingdoms: Total War is a total conversion of Total War: Attila with brings the game to the high middle ages, set in the starting year of 1212 AD going until 1453 AD. This mod will completely revamp the game with new factions, units and much much more! (Yes this is the same mod team as for the Rome 2 version.)


5th | Brutal Doom 64

Doom II mod | Released Oct 30, 2016



Following the GZDoom port of Doom 64, BD-64 revitalizes the old Doom 64 with new special effects, particles, lightning, gore, new sounds, more weapon animations (shotgun reloads, smoother minigun barrels, etc.) and monsters and stuff cut from the original Nintendo 64 version. Works on GZDoom and Zandronum in OpenGL mode. (Zdoom and Zandronum Software mode are not supported.)


Thrawn's Revenge is a large-scale mod for Empire at War: Forces of Corruption. It includes the events of the Galactic Civil War after Palpatine's death at Endor, up until the signing of the Pellaeon-Gavrisom treaty.


3rd Place | Hearts of Iron IV: The Great War

Hearts of Iron IV mod | Released Nov 11, 2016



Start in 1910 with one of the Major Countries of this time and fight through the series of events that lead the world in the first bloodest confict: the First World War.

Become a member of the Triple Entente or of the Central Powers and help your side in the Great War.

From the French-German border, the Balkans Wars, the Russian Revolution and more to come, this complete overhaul mod includes a new map, new events, new leaders, new governments, new units, new tech tree, new game mecanics and improved AI.


2nd Place | Enderal

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim mod | Released Jul 3, 2016


Enderal is a total conversion in development for Skyrim and the sequel to Nehrim: At Fate's Edge by SureAI. The story of Enderal is not set in the Elder Scrolls world of Tamriel, but takes place in its own universe, creating a new, interesting world completely unrelated to Skyrim with a complex, dark storyline and thousands of secrets to discover.


Call of Chernobyl is a free-play sandbox mod for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. : Call of Pripyat created by TeamEPIC. It features 32 explorable maps, reworked level design and level fixes, new original level, Trucks Cemetery, Full AI and A-Life overhaul, engine and script enhancements, Repeatable task system which bases itself on A-Life events, Customizable weather environments for every map as well as surges and psi-storms from AF3, Character creation which includes name, portrait and faction selection; Several optional modes such as Ironman mode, story mode and zombie survival mode, New achievements, rankings and reputation system, PDA leaderboard and enhanced PDA statistics, Companion system with keyboard issued commands, many optional side-features and community-made addons .


That wraps up this years awards, Congratulations to everyone! Happy new year and all the best with your developments in 2017!

Comments  (0 - 50 of 76)
lowenz
lowenz

CoC totally deserves the 1st place :) "Forever STALKER".

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bytesponge
bytesponge

I agree. Any Stalker mod should be recognized.

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KoDan1
KoDan1

Get out of here stalker!

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Petran.Marius
Petran.Marius

Well done TeamEPIC,S.T.A.L.K.E.R Call of Chernobyl was and is one of the mod who needed to win MOTY 2016 :) Good job to all members who voted for this nice mod, i really like it and played it and its so awesome,this mod give the best freeplay experience :D.

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Khold
Khold

Congrats guys \m/ Support from Hungary!

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TITEUF-85
TITEUF-85

Congratulations everyone. This year's competition has been awesome!

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BigLez
BigLez

Well done everyone!

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Avgust1n
Avgust1n

Yeap! Call of Chernobyl;)
“Get Out Of Here, Stalker!”

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Avgust1n
Avgust1n

“Cheeki breeki i v damke!” :D

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Rompan_Todo
Rompan_Todo

CHEEKI BREEKI TO YOU STALKER

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Alundaio
Alundaio

Wow, unexpected 1st place. Stalker community isn't playing around this year. :D
Thanks for the support!

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

You have no idea how close Enderal was. Both mods received well over 1000 votes and in the end it was less than a 1% difference

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AdamantConsternation
AdamantConsternation

A winner is you!

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ArtemisEntreri8
ArtemisEntreri8

wanted enderal to win ;-;

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

You and several thousand others! Certainly deserving

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godarcher
godarcher

You know at what position For Rome was?

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

83rd overall

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Borovos
Borovos

A big thanks to all players, all guys who create addons for CoC, & to moddb stuff too.

I'm just waiting to see a mod with a new storyline based on CoC.

Congratulations to every modders & keep up the good work.

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GC_dzbanek
GC_dzbanek

Aye, a good set of story-based quests inside CoC world would be a cool thing to have, and even if story wouldn't be such good, it would easily make up for it with multitude of possibilities to achieve goals.

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xenotekno
xenotekno

Congratulations guys - team EPIC forever \o/

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Tejas_Stalker
Tejas_Stalker

Call of Chernobyl mod (Official Thread)

ModDB's MOD of the YEAR Competition 2016

As Official S.T.A.L.K.E.R. on Facebook, I posted over 200 of my personally
selected outstanding screenshots of CALL of CHERNOBYL during the Voting,
provided almost daily links to the ModDB Voting page and implored the
importance to the STALKER Community to vote for TEAM EPIC's outstanding
CALL of CHERNOBYL Mod and to send a message we want STALKER 2.

My thanking the Facebook STALKER Community:
I.imgur.com

My announcing how a STALKER Mod beat a SKYRIM Mod:
I.imgur.com

Letting the people know who count what TEAM EPIC did:
I.imgur.com
I.imgur.com

My personal congratulations to TEAM EPIC for all their hard work,
continued support and improvement for the best STALKER Mod ever!

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Marek33
Marek33

Congratulation to everyone and it's great to see that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Chernobyl is in the first place!

Also, I'm quite surprised by the honorable mentions which I expected that at least some of them would get to the top 10, but it's a pity that they don't get more votes than the last time.

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wisecontra10
wisecontra10

Beginning of the End Times:)))))))
Hell yeah!!!

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QueenOfGore
QueenOfGore

Wow, it was a surprise for Beginning of The End Times to make top 100, then a bigger one to win Editor's Choice for Creativity, and now even bigger to make the top 10! Thank you so much to everyone that voted, or even took the time to check our mod out!

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Loreanya
Loreanya

Congratulations BoTET <3

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rvb_222
rvb_222

I hoped you guys would make it that far!

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Unikraken
Unikraken

Thank you so much for the honorable mention, ModDB. I wish we'd had a better shot at the prize this year, but life happens and plans get changed.

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Menumorut
Menumorut

HOLY ****!
WE DID IT!!!!
CALL OF CHERNOBYL FOR THE WIN!

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA

Congratulations everyone! Thanks for an epic year!

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alin-alexandru
alin-alexandru

Congratulations for getting the 3rd place.Also congratulations to every other mod that made it in the top 10.

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WolferosTeam
WolferosTeam

Thank you alin-alexandru!

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Menumorut
Menumorut

Foarte tare, frate!

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Tabajara77
Tabajara77

Damn, this year was tough! Lots of good mods out there, congratz to everyone! Maybe next year Zombie Panic! Source can have one last place again in MOTY.
Happy New Year folks.

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polloio
polloio

Thanks to everyone who voted for Warsword Conquest.
We didn't make it in the top 10, but still we got an honourable mention which is already a big achievement!

Congratulations to all the other awesome mods' developers! :)

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kevinflemming
kevinflemming

I know! That is bloody great, even to be mentioned shows the amount of support for WSC.

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freedomer
freedomer

Call of Chernobyl deserved this one. This mod was the reason I didnt give up on Call of Pripyat.

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GC_dzbanek
GC_dzbanek

Hell yeah, it gives the old, good CoP a second life!

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Vardayn
Vardayn

Call of chernobyl absolutely deserves this award.

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Stalker1994
Stalker1994

Congratulations to everyone ! And, yeah... Call of Chernobyl truly deserved this one !

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R0ADKILL
R0ADKILL

Stalker rulez :D

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Hman999
Hman999

Congrats all!

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Thanoshld
Thanoshld

Congratulations S.T.A.L.K.E.R.:CoC for winning the first place! And good work to everyone else as well. 2016 has been a very interesting year, let's hope the next one will be as good ;) .

Happy holidays to everyone and keep up the modding!

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WolferosTeam
WolferosTeam

Many Thanks for this Amazing 3rd Place, Happy Holidays to All of You!

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Gul-Dukat(tech)
Gul-Dukat(tech)

Some awesome mods on show here! Congratulations to all that appear on the list. Delighted to see the talent on show. Looks like it's time for me to try out call of Chernobyl :D

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IJoyner
IJoyner

Congrats!, you've really done a fine job.

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MR.sugar
MR.sugar

Congratulations everyone. Well deserved prize for all the efforts you have put into these projects!

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BeeTLe_BeTHLeHeM
BeeTLe_BeTHLeHeM

Congratulations! Ten years after Shadow of Chernobyl, the Zone is still alive and kicking! A toast for the EPIC Team and for every stalker around here!

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SlayerSTK
SlayerSTK

Congrats, TeamEpic. CoC has being a ever improving experience and got even better this year.

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akabond
akabond

Yeeeees, Stalker!

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sluggerknocker
sluggerknocker

I'm glad Warsword conquest made it to honorable mentions :) I gotta try the Call of warhammer as an alternative to Total war: Warhammer

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