Welcome to the 13th Annual Mod of the Year Awards, a celebration of the years finest mods chosen by you and us. For the next 4 weeks it is up to you to vote for your favorite mods so that they may make the top 100 which will be announced on the 11th of December.

Who will join Just Cause 2: Multiplayer last years winner, which now sits alongside Natural Selection the inaugural 2002 victor and many others in our Hall of Fame. Up until Jan 1st 2015 join us and celebrate the joy mods bring us on a daily basis by voting for your favorites! We are also running an Indie of the Year awards and App of the Year awards. Also big thanks to G2A.COM who join as sponsor and have given us 1000 €3 giftcards to giveaway. Epic Games have also offered an engine licence for the winners.

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The time has come, announcing the best mods of 2014 as selected by you.

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Welcome to the Players Choice, Mod of the Year Event. Congratulations to all nominees, it has been another amazing year for modders, with many outstanding releases. Before we begin here are some honorable mentions: Rise of the Reds - MISERY - No More Room in Hell - A Clash of Kings (Game of Thrones) and Third Age - Total War each did well in the voting again this year, but did not place higher than they have in years past. Onwards with the celebrations!

MOTY COUNTDOWN


10 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II mod - Track this mod
Developer - TSLRCM group Release: | Released Jul 22, 2012
The Sith Lords Restored Content Mod

"Restores and fixes the game how it should have been."

TSLRCM tries to fix to the best of our abilities the issues The Sith Lords had due to being rushed. Containing a host of restored content and fixes many bugs left inside TSL giving you the most polished and best possible chance to get the full experience. Read more...

9 C&C3;: Tiberium Wars mod - Track this mod
Developer - Carnius Release: | Released Sep 5, 2008
Tiberium Essence

"always evolving, C&C at it's finest"

Offering an alternative gameplay to Tiberian Wars involving many Tiberian Sun units which many CnC fans (like me) missing in vanilla CNC3 and add even new my made units which you can't find anywhere else.

Story is quite the same like Tiberian Wars, but is all about what if GDI and Nod do not abandon technologies they have used in Tiberian Sun era and instead of that further developed them. But it's not only that, there are many visual, sound and balance changes which I want to see and hear in my mod, new sounds, new music, new effects (like blood and gore, new infantry deaths, new more realistic missile trails) and many more. Read more...

8 Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption mod - Track this mod
Developer - Republic at War Mod Team Release: | Released Jun 30, 2013
Republic at War

"A masterpiece of the modding-world."

Republic at War is a total conversion modification for Star Wars Empire at War Forces of Corruption. The mod replaces the Empire with the Galactic Republic and the Rebel Alliance with the Confederacy.

Republic at War focuses heavily on the theatrical films but also contains content from the Clone Wars cartoon series as well as the expanded universe. Players can re-enact various Clone War campaigns such as the Outer Rim Sieges. Players will have the choice to fight as either the CIS or the Republic and wage war for control of the galaxy.

Realism is key and players will have unprecedented control over how and where they fight. Push forward with an entire clone legion such as the 501st or 212th or overwhelm your opponent with a seemingly endless number of B1 battledroids. The choice is yours. There are also a number of expansions planned that will add new (as well as polish existing) content. Read more...

7 Dawn of War mod - Track this mod
Developer - Ultimate Apocalypse mod team Release: | Released Dec 17, 2012
Ultimate Apocalypse mod

"Extra content and gameplay mechanics - simply well done."

Imagine the largest Warhammer40k scale battles topped with balance for all races. Can you imagine your enemies being nuked by your own superweapon, or steamrolling them with many titans fighting other titans with complete balance? Then this is your mod. Read more...

6 Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion mod - Track this mod
Developer - SW Rebellion Release: | Released Dec 31, 2011
Sins of a Galactic Empire

"Studio-level quality."

SoGE is a Star Wars Total Conversion for SoaSE: Rebellion with it's roots in the Homeworld 2 mod Star Wars: Warlords which features the two primarily sides of the Galactic Civil War, the Clone Wars, and the Yuuzhan Vong War. The current public version works for Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion 1.80/1.82+ and all DLC. Read more...

5 Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch King mod - Track this mod
Developer - Edain Team Release: | Released Jul 19, 2012
Edain Mod

"without doubt the best RTS based on the LotR series"

Edain Mod aims to take you deeper into Middle-Earth than ever before and create a game worthy of Tolkien's books and Peter Jackson's movies. In our quest for lore accuracy, visual quality and deeper gameplay, we overhauled every aspect of the original game to craft a new, immersive Lord of the Rings experience.

Discover the new factions of Lothlorien and Rohan, field new units and heroes for each of the existing factions, enjoy a visual style closer to the movies and unleash the power of the One Ring with individual Ring heroes for every factions. Light or Shadow, Defender or Conqueror... the choice is yours. Read more...

4 ARMA 3 mod - Track this mod
Developer - bp-mod-team Release: | Released Jan 1, 2014
Breaking Point

"everything you want in a polished squad based zombie survival mod."

Breaking Point is a PvP focused Zombie Survival Mod for Arma 3 with Faction or Squad combat being the core to the game play. Multiple maps each with its own game play and style with over 100+ players per server you will be submersed into our version of the apocalypse. Read more...

3rd Place:S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl mod (standalone) - Track this mod
Developer - dez0wave Release: | Released Apr 25, 2014
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Lost Alpha

"the original you always wanted brought to life"

Have you ever dreamt about playing the old, forgotten S.T.A.L.K.E.R. ? Lost Alpha is a new episode of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series made by dezowave group for free! Promising to deliver a lot of new, never seen features, among with some old ones, which many people wanted to see for long. So expect to see our own Darkscape, Dead City, Rostok Factory and some more in Lost Alpha. Read more...

Wandering Where is it?

2nd Place:Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion mod - Track this mod
Developer - ST Armada 3 Dev Group Release: | Released Feb 25, 2014
Star Trek: Armada 3

"Best Star Trek Mod for any game period."

Star Trek Armada 3: A Call to Arms is a space based real-time strategy game based on the popular Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Engine. Play as one of five well known races in Star Trek: The Federation, The Klingon Empire, The infamous Borg or the wily Cardassian Union. As the Cardassians, choose your path as the independant Unionists or become a full member of the Dominion Alliance. Build your fleets, research new technologies and crush your enemies with brute force or build powerful alliances with your diplomatic skill.

With an all new planetary system and immersive random events from the Star Trek universe this mod will have you falling in love with Trek all over again. Read more...

USS Geronimo Shakedown

1st Place:Euro Truck Simulator 2 mod - Track this mod
Developer - ETS2MP Team Release: | Released Apr 30, 2014
Euro Truck Simulator 2 Multiplayer

"Deliver the goods with your friends"

Speed, Loads and now with your friends! ETS2MP is an upcoming mod for the game Euro Truck Simulator allowing you to participate in convoys with people from all over the world on our Global Servers!

Make new friends as you venture around Europe ensuring that you stick to the time limits or your company might get a fine! Trucking could never be more real with the use of a CB Radio to communicate with the others around you, however don't forget mistakes can cost you! Read more...

Nametags Mini Convoy

As a reward for your hard work, all Top 10 players' Choice winners will receive a year subscription to the Unreal 4 Engine from our friends at Epic, redeemable, or to share. Your profiles will also receive a pimping MOTY Players' Choice event badge and the winner takes home a one-of-a-kind memento. A MOTY pocket watch, acknowledging the time and hard work you have dedicated towards your project and community.

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These watches were handmade by A E Williams Pewter specially for this event. You can also get your own custom loot (drinking horns, goblets, etc) made by them.

Till next year, keep up the truly inspiring work by changing the game, we look forward to seeing you again next year!

Comments  (0 - 50 of 167)
CnC_Fin
CnC_Fin

Congrats for getting into the Top 10!

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[IBKW]Lucious
[IBKW]Lucious

i heard there has been vote cheating going on with that truck sim mod, loads of people complained and yet here we are its the winner...

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OhNoesBunnies!
OhNoesBunnies!

There was. Moddb's staff was just decided for some reason to do nothing about it.

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Dune_Jumper
Dune_Jumper

I didn't know that. What happened?

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Nokiaman
Nokiaman

(buried)

Sounds like someone is bitter.

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Valherran
Valherran

If that's the case then Star Trek MOD won and whatever was in 11th place is now 10th. :-P

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Zarryc
Zarryc

if u look at the comments in the Euro truck mod, its all a bunch of guests, strange huh?

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RootKiller_PL
RootKiller_PL

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That's sad you have to write things like that.. We won fairly - we just have wonderful community that supports us in any way.

Have a happy new year, and thanks.
Eryk

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

Everyone, take a look at their FB page. They have a large community as you can see and their community showed their support by voting for their favourite mod. It's a fair win and I'd like to congratulate you from the STA3 team Eryk. A happy new year to you too.

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Guest
Guest

Well you did force a pop up, that could not be blocked by adblocker, when we visited the homepage, user control panel and the forums. The close button didn't even work. Is there a way I can complain. Know about >100 that knows the true intention of that pop up.

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Nokiaman
Nokiaman

-snip

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Nokiaman
Nokiaman

(buried)

All these downvotes only prove I'm right. Stay butthurt. ETS2MP deserved to win.

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aaagaming
aaagaming

I don't like the truck sim mod as much as the others I think star trek armada or sins of a galactic empire should of won

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[nmrihdev]-Maxx
[nmrihdev]-Maxx

I'm sad/mad that NMRiH will never be on the list again unless it gets 1st place (we placed 2nd last year)

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden

No it just needed more votes than it had gotten last year, its quite easy to not succeed in that regard, eventhough I think NRMiH has come A LONG WAY.

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Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke

Edain Mod is one of the best LOTR mod I've played.

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Ealendril
Ealendril

Thank you very much!

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Lavo
Lavo

This is a huge honor, I didn't expect SoGE to get here, getting HM in the editors choice and into the top 100 was pretty awesome as it is! Further, congratulations to STA3 for getting number 2, you guys deserve it!

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

Thanks man. It's been a joy to be part of the fantastic sins community alongside you.

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Tpiom
Tpiom

Hmm... This system needs an overhaul, for instance Republic at War didn't release anything but a news post this year.

I want to see new, cool mods from 2014 - not old relics! After all, it's titled Mod of the Year *2014*.

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Metalspy
Metalspy

I have thought the same every year. As it is now, the award should be called "Most popular mod of the year 2014". Mods from previous years shouldn't be included in the votes.

On the other hand, those same mods do deserve some attention/recognition if people still appreciate them a lot, and if a mod releases a pre-1.0 version in a previous year then the completed version would never be able to become MOTY.

I suppose creating a fair system is very hard, if not impossible :( Perhaps having a new category, 'Previously released, most popular mods of 2014' would solve these problems ;)

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Mernom
Mernom

then it will be filled with half made mods,sinse truely good mods take more then a year to make.

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Wulfburk12
Wulfburk12

All great mods specially Edain, TSLRC, Ultimate Apocalypse and RaW... but you gotta be joking about that MOTY....

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Supekki
Supekki

grats to STA3! That team has worked so hard on that mod that they deserve that 2nd place(first in my heart)

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Maxloef1990
Maxloef1990

thank you! thank all of you :)

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

Love ya buddy.

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Amargosa
Amargosa

Thankyou!

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Aro
Aro

Congratulations, Carnius. About time you got some recognition!

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

Good Gravy. Thanks everyone. I hope our next project as well as the continued support for STA3 continues to justify the faith you've placed in us.

Massive congratulations to Lavo of SOGE, you've been a massive help to our team and a great friend to the modding community and I'm delighted that you're getting the recognition that you deserve.

Some fantastic modifications and total conversions chosen this year that have been a pleasure for me to play. Congratulations to you all. It's a pleasure to see such talented content creators on this list.

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mangomango999
mangomango999

I feel cheated. It's like when you drive your prom date home and his Dad knocks on the window of the car right as you pull into the driveway. Well at least I can sate my thirst for galactic hegemony in style. Thank you STA3 team. And as for you Gul there's a special place in my heart for your brand of galactic domination.

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RandomZombi3
RandomZombi3

His dad? =o

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Dune_Jumper
Dune_Jumper

I've never heard of any of these...

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

You have now :D

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TiberiusOgden
TiberiusOgden

My advice to everyone - if you want to delve into the Middle Earth ... really deep - there is no better way than through Edain mod.

So much sense of detail, ideas and relations to lore you will not find anywhere.

Moddb.com

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

I'm going to have to play this.

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hoho96
hoho96

By my Imperial honor, you'll never regret this journey my dear Dukat^^

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Synthoras
Synthoras

(buried)

Too much Pj movie crap in it for my taste at least from looking at the screens.

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hoho96
hoho96

Well then you've missed the point of the mod entirely.
It's literally against all the "PJ crap". the guys just use the good models from the movies, and then expand on it.
And btw more than half the units in the mod are self-made by the devs, and has little to no link with "PJ crap".

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Synthoras
Synthoras

Again just judging from the screenshots,and using Movie armors for the Silvan ,eventhough the Lore states that they don't commonly use metal armor?

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Synthoras
Synthoras

And Azog as a hero?He was killed by Dain II....so yes movie crap.

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Ealendril
Ealendril

Yes, you are right. But the screen doesnt show Azog, it shows an orc called ,,The Defiler". We used the movie-design for our own hero, because many fans wanted this stuff.

Quote from our news:
An Unexpected Journey presented a challenge to us by introducing Azog as an antagonist. We always strive to bridge the book and movie versions of story and unite the best of both worlds. Azog was an obvious pick for a new Misty Mountain hero, especially since that faction could really use more heroes with movie flair and charisma. And we knew that many players were looking forward to playing him in Edain. Others, however, raised valid concerns: Azog was a clear violation of the lore and had actually been long dead at the time of the Hobbit.

We found a simple compromise solution when we realized that our other two Orc heroes, the Great Goblin and the Moria Chieftain, both had no names and went only by their titles. We decided to use the design and abilities of the Gundabad Orc leader from the movies, but only use his title, 'The Defiler'. As a nameless leader of the Gundabad Warg Riders, he was a valid hero without
contradicting the lore outright.

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Ealendril
Ealendril

Quote from our news about the leader of the Misty Mountains ,,Bolg":
We purposely left only Bolg as a named hero and choose descriptive names for the other orcish heroes. Lorewise it seemed appropriate to use (given) descriptions and not rely on invented names. After all, descriptive names are quite casually used in the books, like the Witchking, Treebeard or Goldberry. It also backs up Bolg as the only leader great and feared enough to have a name of his own.

This also underlines Bolg's unique and special position in the Misty Mountains. As the warlord who led the Orcs to the Battle of Five Armies, his various passive abilities will boost every Orc and have significant effects for the complete faction.
Since there are only unconfirmed rumors about his depiction in the movies, we intentionally designed him mainly after his canonical character: A great leader and unifier of the Orcs.

You can read every thinking about this in our news and comment-section. Would be nice to see you on this page again! :)

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

Try it out.

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Rus[T]
Rus[T]

Wow, thought LA had this year in the bag for sure :|.. Could have battled for indie of the year as well, now it has gone standalone.. Oh well, congratz to all.

Also, no video recap this year? I liked that feature..

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FortressMaximus
FortressMaximus

Tiberium Essence is on the top notch. Congratulations.

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gtc376
gtc376

Congratulations Dezowave-group! Lost Alpha the best!

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DarkShift
DarkShift

For the 3d time, it's once again a multiplayer mod who wins?? After Multi San Andreas and Just Cause 2 multi? But this time a multi for a game like that????

WHAT THE HELL MODDB!!!! MOTY means no more here nowadays.

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REDDQ
REDDQ

(buried)

Congrats ETS2MP Team! Well deserved win! I am glad ST Armada 3 made it so far as well.

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Bane(Dev)
Bane(Dev)

why was this downvoted thanks for the support - Bane STA3 Dev :)

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