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Ladies and Germs these are your top 5 upcoming Mods for 2012.

Posted by Henley on Dec 22nd, 2012

From the 1st of December to the 21st we asked quite a bit of our community, we asked that you decide what mods you thought were are the top dogs for 2012. We tallied up the votes for best upcoming mods and arranged them into a top 5.

Ladies and Germs these are your top 5 upcoming Mods for 2012.

To qualify for the top 5, the game must place higher than it has in previous years and must have had a significant content/news update in 2012. Otherwise an honorable mention is given, which these teams have received:

Having come in third place for last years event Opposing Force 2 has just managed to place within the top 5 so they receive an honorable mention!

5Earth's Special Forces
is a fast paced, 3rd person fighter based on the hit anime, Dragonball Z. Select your favorite character and fly, power up, transform, melee, and beam your enemies into pulp. Each character is given signature moves and abilities to compliment different style of play. This is not your normal Half-life mod.

is a total conversion in development for Skyrim and the sequel to Nehrim: At Fate's Edge. 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.

3Dawn of the Reapers
The reapers have returned from dark space. With Earth under attack and the mass relays in a state of chaos from refugees and the councils fleet engaging reaper forces the galaxy is a mess. The outcome is unknown, the warfare is devastating. The galaxy will never be the same.

2Sins of the Prophets
A Halo mod for the critically acclaimed Sins of a Solar Empire, that aims to capture the fast paced intensity of the Halo series.

1S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Lost Alpha
Dedicated modders are throwing themselves into recreating the early designs of the original Stalker Shadow of Chernobyl. Lost Alpha will be a mix of new content and some older assets from GSC's 2004 build of Shadow of Chernobyl.

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Nuvendil Dec 23 2012 says:

Nice to see Enderal in the top 5 so early in development. And congrats to the winner and other top mods.

+16 votes     reply to comment
Nathanius Dec 23 2012 says:

Nice to see not one but TWO Real Time Strategy mods get in there :D

+20 votes     reply to comment
Unikraken Dec 23 2012 says:

Hell yeah! Sins of the Prophets represent!

+31 votes     reply to comment
Lord_Setesh Dec 23 2012 replied:

SOTP & DOTR Friends forever <3

+30 votes     reply to comment
Unikraken Dec 23 2012 replied:

Besties! <3

+17 votes     reply to comment
skyline5gtr Dec 23 2012 replied:


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CanadaMan7 Dec 23 2012 replied:

Rollin' deep with my hard-*** crew.

+17 votes     reply to comment
Capt.Keyes Dec 23 2012 says:

It is great to see that you guys have gotten second place, looking forward to first place next year.

+8 votes     reply to comment
Unikraken Dec 23 2012 replied:

We'll be in the released category next year, my good friend. :D

+13 votes     reply to comment
Chaoslord_ZX Dec 23 2012 replied:

Even better!

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-Defender0- Dec 23 2012 says:

that moddb video does not do justice to the work that has been done on SotP

+9 votes     reply to comment
Docm30 Dec 23 2012 says:

Congratulations to the winners. Some cool mods there.

Is there any way I can find out how many votes my mod got, just as a curiousity?

+6 votes     reply to comment
XtremeRoflcopter Dec 23 2012 says:

I still say that this deserves a victory cigar.

+14 votes     reply to comment
CanadaMan7 Dec 23 2012 replied:

^This guy gets it

+10 votes     reply to comment
PrestonCole Dec 23 2012 replied:

those special CIA Cigars, right?

0 votes     reply to comment
DEathgod65 Dec 23 2012 says:

Aw man, no Rise of the Reds D:

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medve Dec 23 2012 replied:

this is an upcoming list, rotr is already been released, and im pretty sure they gonna be featured in the released category. probably 1: bms, 2: cof, 3:dayz, 4:risofthereds, 5: random zombie mod

btw the upcoming list is pretty unexpected, but still fair, and also glad to see rts mods in the final.

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DEathgod65 Dec 23 2012 replied:

Ah ok, my bad

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Tatsur0 Dec 23 2012 says:

Looks like a lot of work went into these. Congrats to all :D

+4 votes     reply to comment
basist66 Dec 23 2012 says:

Lost Alpha is a fair choice!

+18 votes     reply to comment
Rus[T] Dec 23 2012 replied:

indeed it is!

+6 votes     reply to comment
TheUnbeholden Dec 23 2012 says:

Lost Alpha? Wasn't expecting that

+2 votes     reply to comment
xwolf54 Dec 23 2012 says:

nice to see esf in the top5 nice

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Venekor Dec 23 2012 says:

Don't you mean upcoming 2013? 2012 has happened..........

+3 votes     reply to comment
nashathedog Dec 23 2012 says:

Lost Alpha got a well deserved result. We'll see it top the released section next year.

+13 votes     reply to comment
Commander_Jbug Dec 23 2012 says:

Congradulations guys!

+6 votes     reply to comment
Chezzlor Dec 23 2012 says:


Congratulations to all members of the Dez0wave team. I am absolutely thrilled of the result for you guys. May the release meet our expectations, if not better :)

+12 votes     reply to comment
d-ce Dec 23 2012 says:

Why cant we see list of all 100 mods and their votes in total? I would like to see which score has my favorite mod...

+6 votes     reply to comment
AirborneSn1p3r Dec 23 2012 says:

great job everyone :) its always good to see mods honored :P

+2 votes     reply to comment
Beac Dec 23 2012 says:

Bloody brilliant. Well, well done Dez0wave. Super proud.

+6 votes     reply to comment
DarkShift Dec 23 2012 buried:


Where are Guard Duty and Opération Black Mesa?

-5 votes     reply to comment
Razzeld Dec 23 2012 replied:

thea didn't made it :(

-4 votes     reply to comment
Bluehawk Dec 23 2012 says:

Get out of here, Stalker.

+6 votes     reply to comment
CobraMad Dec 23 2012 says:

I'm ******* happy for Dezowave and the entire team. I voted for this fabulous mod.
They deserved it since modding is the only way to have new STALKER content.
Good work STALKER mates.

+6 votes     reply to comment
VWV Dec 23 2012 says:

Glad you are in top five SotP!

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Dragonlord Dec 23 2012 says:

Nice job for a STALKER mod to win. I would not have expect this from this community. Funny though how Lost Alpha is on place one and Misery is nowhere to be found. Both are on par in their awesomeness.

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freejrs Dec 23 2012 says:

Great to see Lost Alpha win but where is Misery!??!?!?! ;-)

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Bluehawk Dec 23 2012 replied:

Misery is not an upcoming mod, because it's been released.

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Dragonlord Dec 23 2012 replied:

From the rules:
"To qualify for the top 5, the game must place higher than it has in previous years and must have had a significant update in 2012"

Misery does qualify for this.

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Unikraken Dec 23 2012 replied:


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R0ADKILL Dec 23 2012 says:

Yaaay for Lost Alpha :D glad to hear.

+6 votes     reply to comment
Spartan-B228 Dec 23 2012 says:

Congratulations guys you earned it.

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Cossack-HD Dec 23 2012 says:

Dedicated_to_Dezowave_and_the_fans wrote:
This is a triumph.
I'm going to write here: "AWESOMENESS!"
It's hard to describe my happy reaction.
Dezowave's triumph!
Their calendar says "We'll make our dream!"
Far too good for all of us,
I hope, I'm right about this...

But there is no point in arguing about any delay
Because we know that they work until they make a real Cake
And Lost Alpha gets done
(And this Cake is not a lie!)
And we'll play it pretty soon
And all people who loves the LA!

And when it's done It will be very nice!
And when we'll play it will be very nice!
(And when we'll enter a dungeon we will say "Oh shi...")
And when we'll finish the story there will be surprise!
And then freeplay after story will start with some extra quests!
Very nice! Very ni~

Congrats to the other winners :)

+5 votes     reply to comment
Cossack-HD Dec 23 2012 replied:

If someone did not get it - it's Portal end song remake:
From 0:56 :)

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dezodor Dec 23 2012 says:

Wow. I'm not the man of the words, I can only say we are very glad to be here with you, and we'd like to congratulate to all the developers and fans, because everyone is a winner here!

+11 votes     reply to comment
torenico Dec 23 2012 says:

Congratulations Lost Alpha, well deserved!!

+6 votes     reply to comment
Dave. Dec 23 2012 says:

Lost Alpha really deserved to win this year! Congrats Dez0wave team!

+5 votes     reply to comment
FullPowerBills Dec 23 2012 says:

Congrats ESF Team! ESF in TOP 5!

+3 votes     reply to comment
[TZP]LoNer1 Dec 23 2012 says:

But LA is a game now right?

+1 vote     reply to comment
I_am_a_Spoon Dec 23 2012 says:

Nice job guys. :)

+1 vote     reply to comment
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