Welcome everyone to the 11th annual Mod of the Year awards, a celebration of the best mods released in 2012 as well as the up and coming whom we hope edge towards release in 2013. For the next 30 days, it's time to recognize the dedication and creativty of so many hobbyist game developers who have given everything to their craft (which, in many cases amounts to years of development). 2012 was a massive year with horror mods like Cry of Fear and the hotly anticipated Black Mesa pushing our servers to their absolute limits with over 300,000 people in one day, all trying to play.

We expect the 2012 Mod of the Year to be our biggest yet - so make yourself count by finding your favorite mods and voting for them! Who will join our first ever MOTY winner Natural Selection, who in 2002 took out the awards and 11 years later released a critially acclaimed best-selling sequel? Up until Jan 1st 2013 join us and help celebrate your community, culture and give thanks to the developers by voting for your favorite projects. Welcome to the 11th Annual Mod of the Year Awards (also check out our Indie of the Year awards and App of the Year awards).

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Your votes have been tallied, ladies and gentlemen here is your top 100 Mods of 2012.

Posted by Henley on Dec 11th, 2012

After 12 days of intense voting, more than 106,700 votes and over 7,750,000 unique visitors 2012 has already broken our records for best event ever! However we are only half way through, and we still need your help finalising the best mods, indie games and apps of 2012!

Mod of the Year Awards

If you were lucky enough to be selected by your fans to be in our top 100 this year make sure you do not squander the opportunity, spread the word and get as many votes as you can! Use our promotion page as a great starting point! Popular picks so far include Black Mesa, DayZ, Cry of Fear and the beautiful Misery.

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Congratulations to all the 250 games, mods and apps that made the final count. Best of luck in Phase 2!

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Radspakr Dec 11 2012 says:

Once again my mod failed to make it.
It's no good having RTS mods go up against FPS mods total different scales of playership doesn't really make for a fair competition.
I think next year genres should be factored in.

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Henley Dec 11 2012 replied:

They are already, if you do not get the votes required to be in the top 100 you can only really get more votes for your mod. Did you advertise anywhere else on the internet about the existence of your mod? The ones that do well foster communities outside of this site.

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Radspakr Dec 11 2012 replied:

I advertised a good deal on my mod's facebook page,its forums and to anyone who would listen.
You have to admit the MOTY's do seem to have a weird thing for guns.
I've been running my mod for 6+ years now I doubt it's ever going to break the top 100 and I don't think I'll bother even trying next year.
All part of the game I decided to mod I think only 1 BFME mod has ever broken the top 100 and that was Elven Alliance about 5 years ago.

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nbohr1more Dec 11 2012 replied:

Promoting your mod on your own sites is nice but you must realize that the eyeballs of gamers are going to be in general gaming forums. If you're allowed, you should post to the BFME forums at EA. Post LOTR forums too, like theonering.net. Find other similar games, visit their forums and post to them. Finally, try Reddit or Digg which have huge audiences and aren't insular to your friends and family like facebook.

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Radspakr Dec 12 2012 replied:

The BFME forums at EA are dead and have been for at least 5 years, same with the other related sites.
The other sites are a bit different and it depends on their rules.

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Gnomi Dec 12 2012 replied:

"All part of the game I decided to mod I think only 1 BFME mod has ever broken the top 100 and that was Elven Alliance about 5 years ago."

The Edain Mod made it in the Top 100 the last 3 years in a row... So it is still possible for a BfmE Mod to reach the top 100. :)

Of course it's not a BfmE I Mod - but still one of the old BfmE series.

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Trailhog250 Dec 11 2012 replied:

Not true. There are plenty of RTS mods in the top 100. CoH: Opposing Fronts has 4 mods. C&C3 with 3 mods. C&C Zero Hour with 3 mods. Even C&C Tiberian Sun and Yuri's Revenge has a mod apiece that's in the top 100 and look how old they are. The BFME1 just isn't one of the more popular games out there. It's overshadowed too much by BFME2/RotWK. (The Edain Mod made it in the top 100 again)

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medve Dec 11 2012 replied:

your mod failed cause its not a hl game remake

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Dnst Dec 11 2012 replied:

There are even RTS Mods that won the MotY so it's all up to the quality of your mod...

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Radspakr Dec 12 2012 replied:

It has more to do with the game you choose.

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Lord_Setesh Dec 13 2012 replied:

I run an RTS mod, even before MOTY it was #1 for a solid week. Its all about development style and the demographic you pitch to. Older games have less of a demographic, its simply math. You have less fans, less votes. Update rarely fewer people visit your page, less votes.

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Lucífer Dec 22 2012 replied:

There are plenty of decent mods out there, don't hate the game.

There is nothing else that is nice that I can say other than that for five years you must have gained a decent wealth of experience in modding so go and join another project or start a new project you can sink your teeth into and try something more ambitious than a LOTR expansion mod, or if you want to keep it LOTR then go help create the world or design the textures for the total-conversion LOTR Skyrim mod, which is more ambitious and LOTR.

A shared victory is greater than a lonely victory.

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Urby Dec 11 2012 replied:

From the looks of things, you didn't really do ANYTHING to promote your mod on MODDB (You know, the site where people vote for MOTY) during the voting period.

That could have something to do with it.

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Newbez Dec 16 2012 replied:

I'm sorry but I've tinkered around with your mod since it's release and I PERSONALLY (chill people) don't think it's good enough to make it to the list. Mods like Middle Earth Total War have easily made the list before so don't say it's not fair, in fact I have to point out that PC gamers have roots in strategy games so it's not likely you're going to find a bias for FPS games.

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Jane_Denton Dec 17 2012 replied:

Which mod was yours? I'm sorry I can't seem to find the name of your mod mentioned in this thread.

I'd like to see it.

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paradamed Dec 21 2012 replied:

dude, what are you talking about? there are lots of rts mods in the final 100. Yours did not make it because people preferred other stuff.

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.JAS Dec 24 2012 replied:

Some mods for RTS games have been extremely popular.. in fact the modding community for the RTS genre is one of the most active.
The particular game you mod just isn't that big- games like Empire at War, Sins of a Solar Empire, and C&C always score high.

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AAMC4 Dec 26 2012 replied:

I am totally agree with you... Brother I understand your frustration about it.

The first person games are better, enjoyable to play and they are more attractive to all games players than every strategic game between others.

You know both are totally differents types of games and you can not make a comparation between both type of game.

It is necessary open or create a games category.

You know.. vote for differents categorys and not in general because it is a big disadvantage for some games...

I give you my (+) karma..

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RaoDaoZao Dec 11 2012 says:

I didn't make the grade :( but it would be nice to know how many nominations I got. Is there a complete listing of all mods that got nominated? I guess it would be thousands long, but I would like to know where I placed overall.

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simonoc Dec 11 2012 says:

Congratulations to all the mods that made it into the top 100 list. I did not realize there was so many cool projects available on Moddb. There is also a lot of mods that did not have enough votes to qualify, when is MODdb going to produce the complete results list? So everyone can see how many votes they actually need to get into the top 100 for next year!

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Radspakr Dec 11 2012 replied:

It would help to know where mods stand over all after the event.
Without having to go and compare stats via pages.

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Aro Dec 11 2012 says:

Thanks for voting, ladies and gentlemen.

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w0dk4 Dec 11 2012 says:

I just hope guest votes dont really count a lot (i.e. 0.1x)

Anyways, congratz to all mods that made it!

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Henford Dec 11 2012 says:

That CNC Fallout failed to make this list absolutely blows my min.

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0rpheus Dec 11 2012 replied:

There are LOTS of mods that deserve to be up there but sadly for one or another reason aren't

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CanadaMan7 Dec 11 2012 replied:

You crafted a brilliant mod, Henford.
Played it myself and absolutely loved it.

But you also did nothing what-so-ever to market it for the Top 100. If you're searching for someone to blame, you need only look into a mirror.

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Lephenix Dec 11 2012 says:

WooT, Star Wars Battlecry is in it! Our team is crossing fingers :).

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Guest Dec 14 2012 replied:

SW: Battlecry has virtually no content.

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freredarme Dec 12 2012 says:


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DonChubo Dec 12 2012 says:

ZPS didn't reach top 100 again? Kind of unsurprising, considering how little of development it's received lately. Contagion or not, this is getting a little ridiculous. Go for MOTY, NMRiH!

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SJXarg Dec 14 2012 says:

No MWLL this year? I voted, but... apparently a lot of other people didn't. No Firestorm over Kronus either? At least The Dark Mod is doing well, so that'll be the horse I'm backing, I guess. :(

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brandflakes18 Dec 15 2012 says:

You guys NEED to look at the MEN OF WAR mods in the non realesed section and please check out the Vietnam one and Total Krieg. These men have been working on these mods for over 8 years or so now and they are wonderful mods so please vote and take a look at them!

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Herr_Sturmführer Dec 17 2012 replied:

I think a promotion is in order brandflakes ;)


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Lucífer Dec 19 2012 says:

Only just noticed when the countdown ends.


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Reborn:X Dec 21 2012 replied:

The countdown ended and nothing happened...

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Nuvendil Dec 22 2012 says:

It has been 24 hours since the countdown ended. We demand our results! :P

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~DJ~ Dec 22 2012 says:


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Boneboys Dec 23 2012 says:

I would like to know who won !
If not, when will the winner and runners up be announced ?


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Neologism Dec 23 2012 says:


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