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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 2 of 4    
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A honorable mention is due to the mod Black Mesa which continues to poll extremely strongly year after year, but misses out on a place in the top 5 because you cannot win a spot in the best unreleased category twice.



5. Operation Black Mesa - Prepare to go back to Black Mesa... again. Operation Black Mesa is an extended re-creation of the popular Half Life add-on, Opposing Force. You'll once again be strapping on the boots of Corporal Adrian Shepard as you make your way through the revamped and albeit highly detailed Black Mesa Research Facility. Additionally, the team plans to add new areas and enemies to the fray so this unofficial redux has more to look forward to than just eye candy. It looks to be a promising effort from team behind Operation Black Mesa, which is why players chose it as there number five spot for unreleased mod of the year.

Friendly fire - Warehouse Friendly fire - Warehouse

Operation Black Mesa Exclusive 1 Operation Black Mesa Exclusive 2

4. Mechwarrior: Living Legends - Looking at this mod makes one wonder, who doesn't like robots? The MechWarrior: Living Legends team hopes to satisfy your thirst for robotic destruction on wide open environments and look good while doing it. So far, the updates have been fast and furious, showing a number of fancy mechs armed to the teeth. Of most interest are the videos like the one below which show some of the environments where battles will take place. If MechWarrior is sure to take full advantage of all the features the CryEngine 2 has to offer, this mod won't be a disappointment. Players voted MechWarrior: Living Legends number four for unreleased mod of the year.

Clan BloodAsp Battlemech Game ready model of the Inner Sphere Catapult



3. Barney's Tales - Did I say we were done with the Black Mesa Research Facility? Well, we aren't. This time you will be dressed in security apparel as you play the role of the infamous Barney from the Half Life series. Barney's Tales (formerly Blue Shift: Source) is an unofficial remake of the the last expansion pack release for the aging Half Life 1. This remake is expected to focus more on realism, using real-world US Army soldiers as a reference. Drivable vehicles are also planned. Together with other projects being developed out there, it looks like we'll be able to play through the original series all over again in the Source engine sometime in the future. To add to the lavishly detailed media they've already released, the folks over at Barney's Tales have put together an exclusive video sneak peak for us which you can look at below. Barney's Tales comes in at number 3 for unreleased mod of the year.

Human Grunt HECU Soldier



2. Jurassic Park - Jurassic Park the movie is one that sticks in the minds of many. It set a new standard and brought terrifying monsters to life on the silver screen; creatures that, long ago, actually existed. The Jurassic Park mod team has set out with the aim to capture the same magic that both the movie and book encapsulated and bring it to the CryEngine 2. In the mod, players will be put into the shoes of Dr. Alan Grant, paleontologist extaordinaire, as you make your journey to get off the island. Few games out there have been able to pull off dinosaurs convincingly so the team has their work cut out for them. However, from the concepts and renders provided so far, they have gained a lot of interest and seem to be off to a good start. As a treat, we have a first look at a fully textured Velociraptor for your perusal further down. Fans obviously can't get enough dinos and that's why Jurassic Park is the number two unreleased mod of the year.

T-rex Break Out Jeep Wrangler YJ - Update



1. Zombie Panic: Source - A zombie outbreak has made your town, with the exception of a select few, void of any life. All that remains are the undead and you, along with a few other survivors, have to fight them off with whatever means possible. What do you do? Do you stick together or fan out and search for ammo? The premise behind Zombie Panic is simple: survival. While the mod is available to download now, (it was unreleased before voting had begun, therefore in the unreleased category) it was quite apparent throughout development that this project would be one out of the many zombie survival mods out there to deliver the goods. Stunning visuals, eerie music and top-notch voice work help make the paranoia seem just a little bit too real. The more weaponry you pick up, the more you slow down- making you an easy target to munch on. The further a round progresses, the deeper the feeling of desperation sets in as you run thin on ammunition and the undead grow in numbers. Whether you're running away from the shambling hordes or hunting for players to tear limb from limb Zombie Panic delivers on all fronts. If you want a quick peek at the gameplay, check out the exclusive trailer below. Players hungered for a taste of Zombie Panic, more than any other mod, which is why it was voted as the number one unreleased mod of the year.

Survivor01 Zombie03 Zombie02

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mjnowak
mjnowak Jan 29 2008, 1:04am says:

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

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Mooe
Mooe Jan 31 2008, 7:41am buried:

(buried)

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

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Twerty
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
Nokiaman Mar 9 2008, 5:15pm buried:

(buried)

He has true.That STUPID ONLINE GAME

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JeepRubi
JeepRubi Jan 29 2008, 1:08am says:

W00!

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Elxx
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
Chronojam Jan 29 2008, 1:12am says:

Congratulations to all our fellow winners and runners-up!

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Chronojam
Chronojam Jan 29 2008, 4:19pm replied:

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

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Phoenix85
Phoenix85 Jan 29 2008, 1:12am says:

good job everyone!

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GarcianSmith
GarcianSmith Jan 29 2008, 1:16am says:

Congrats to all!

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freedomorfire
freedomorfire Jan 29 2008, 1:21am says:

congrats all!

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

There are not unreleased indie games?

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INtense!
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
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
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
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
Knights Jan 29 2008, 1:28am says:

Awsome work to all the mods!

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INtense!
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
leilei Jan 29 2008, 1:34am says:

cognrats to winners

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leilei
leilei Jan 29 2008, 1:39am replied:

I MEAN Congraturation to the winners

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paper_tigers
paper_tigers Jan 29 2008, 9:15am replied:

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

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

LOL

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Jyffeh
Jyffeh Jan 30 2008, 3:35pm replied:

Lurk moar harding :P

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Victorious
Victorious Jan 30 2008, 8:28am replied:

ROR!

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f0rqu3
f0rqu3 Jan 30 2008, 5:46pm replied:

best comment ever

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Elxx
Elxx Jan 29 2008, 1:36am says:

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

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

Hopefully in 24hours

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goodone
goodone Feb 2 2008, 4:16pm replied:

seems it takes a bit more than that. ;)

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Wraiyth
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
leilei Jan 29 2008, 1:44am says:

gah fortress forever didn't win >:(

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

Winners will also be announced and promoted on Game.amd.com which should see coverage spike massively

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andman3000
andman3000 Jan 29 2008, 1:47am says:

So glad I bought BF2

+2 votes     reply to comment
Tatsur0
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
Zombiepanic.org

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Dr_Spielmann
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
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.

+3 votes     reply to comment
2d-chris
2d-chris Jan 29 2008, 2:07am says:

Jolly good show! Thanks yall~

+2 votes     reply to comment
M1Garand8
M1Garand8 Jan 29 2008, 2:17am says:

Whoo, go APB! =D

+1 vote     reply to comment
jaboo224
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
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
SoulAssassino Jan 29 2008, 4:19am says:

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

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yafn
yafn Jan 29 2008, 4:27am says:

Outfrakkingstanding job BtRL team! So say we all!

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BunnyJen
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
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
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
goodone Jan 29 2008, 6:38am replied:

2nd that! :)

+1 vote     reply to comment
Gin
Gin Jan 29 2008, 6:37am says:

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

Congrats to those who won.

+1 vote     reply to comment
chevy789
chevy789 Jan 29 2008, 7:07am says:

Good job everyone

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RogerRamjet
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
AJ_Quick Jan 29 2008, 7:56am says:

Nice. battlefield 2 and HL2 mods only though? huh

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