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Here's our picks for the best and upcomming mods of 2014.

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Welcome to the Awards for 2014 Mod of the year, we are also announcing the winners of IOTY 2014 Editors Choice & AOTY 2014 Editors Choice.

Mod of the Year

Editors Choice 2014


Anarchy Arcade

Interaction Award

"Before Oculus Rift, this solo development foresaw the future. With more features than you can shake a stick at, this Virtual Desktop powered by the Source Engine takes our interaction award for doing something completely different within a game environment."

Spawn real-life games, movies, pictures, and other media (directly from your PC or the internet) into the virtual world. Anarchy Arcade is a media-focused 3D desktop with multiplayer and internet capabilities. It will turn your entire PC into an entertainment experience! Read more...

Warsword Conquest

Creativity Award

"Adding all of your favorite fantasy elements into an open world sandbox works amazingly well. Take control of unique factions, leading your warriors into battle in this high fantasy Mount & Blade total conversion."

Warsword Conquest is a total conversion of warbands mount and blade 1.153 based on the warhammer fantasy world by Games workshop. Read more...

Twisted Insurrection

Community Award

"We love the community drive behind TI; from the unique posters and fan art to the team's longstanding dedication, we stand up to acknowledge this epic standalone Command & Conquer project."

Twisted Insurrection is a stand alone modification of Tiberian Sun, meaning you don't need to own Tiberian Sun to play. The mod features a completely new in-depth story-line which puts you in an alternate timeline where the Brotherhood of Nod were victorious during the first Tiberian War rather than GDI; After the Brotherhood used the Ion Cannon to destroy an irreplaceable monumental structure, the Global Defense initiative lost all UN support leaving them in total disarray. This is where our story begins. Read more...

GMDX

Worldly Award

"What if Ion Storm had continued to work on Deus Ex after its release? GMX intends to answer this with a feature-packed total conversion, fixing all the issues and injecting a polished modern feel. GMDX takes the worldly award for carefully refining the world of Dues Ex whilst keeping true to the original feel."

GMDX may very well be the closest answer. The goal is to expand upon the game whilst strictly staying true to the original design principles of Ion Storm.
Any developer could keep working on their game post-release in theory, further expanding and refining, but the nature of the game industry demands you move onto your next project. Read more...

Stargate Space Conflict

Visuality Award

"Stargate Space Conflict takes the Homeworld 2 engine to its breaking point. The sheer visual fidelity of the art assets--in an engine of this age--deserves recognition. With the mod just being released, you don't even have wait to see what all the fuss is about."

Stargate Space Conflict aims to recreate the universe of the Stargate franchise. Stargate Space Conflict is a total conversion for Homeworld2. Read more...

Double Action: Boogaloo

The Ressie Award

"A long time ago, there was a mod for Half-Life called the Specialists. If you never got a chance to enjoy the wall-flipping, round-house kicking experience, DA brings it all back with the feel turned up to 11!
For new players, putting it simply, it's like playing the ultimate action movie."

Double Action is about diving, flipping, and sliding your way into 90’s action movie-inspired multiplayer mayhem. The game is completely free (no hats!), runs on Valve’s Source engine, and has been in development for about 3 years. Read more...

Deus Ex: Revision

Best Upcoming

"A stunning visual overhaul for the aging Deus Ex engine, Revision shows it can still hold its own against modern titles. We look forward to exploring the detailed, hand-crafted world and being immersed by the aesthetics and soundtrack of this promising, expansion-sized modification."

Deus Ex: Revision is a large-scale re-imagining of the world of Deus Ex, bringing a tightly integrated aesthetic-oriented approach to the original gameplay. Read more...

Lambda Wars

Best Overhaul

"If you have ever wanted to take on the full force of the Combine, you can now do just that in this Half-Life 2 themed, fully-featured real time strategy mod. Recently released free on steam, you will not be disappointed!"

Lambda Wars (formerly called Half-Life 2: Wars) brings the struggle between the human resistance and their Combine overlords to a multiplayer real-time strategy setting. It features 3 multiplayer game modes: Sandbox, Annihilation and Overrun, showcasing the Rebels and Combine playable factions and a full-fledged RTS interface and HUD. There is also a singleplayer tutorial and a handful of singleplayer missions. Read more...

Breaking Point

Best Multiplayer

"A great-feeling survival mod, BP hits a perfect survival balance: Teamwork and communication are vital, and unlike most survival games, your biggest worry is other players. So stick together if you want to survive in this wasteland."

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...

Penumbra: Necrologue

Best Singleplayer

"Necrologue delivers an expansion-quality experience worthy of the Penumbra name. As the dark atmosphere and moody soundtrack draws you deep into the mod's unforgiving world, you will be forgiven for thinking you're actually playing Penumbra."

Penumbra: Necrologue is a continuation of the Penumbra series made by Frictional Games. The game starts right where the last game in the series ended (Penumbra: Requiem). In our game you will see new objects, quests, textures, monsters and music. With the help of the latest HPL engine, this mod will be even more beautiful then the previous games. As huge fans of the original games, we kept the atmosphere exactly like the previous parts. The game is very story-driven and contains many objects that can be interacted with, along with clever puzzle designs. Read more...

Editors Choice Best Overall

Final 3 Countdown



3rd Place The Great War 1918

Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts mod | Released Mar 22, 2013
"With well-researched units, amazing attention to detail, a solid cover system, slower gameplay and expansive maps packed with trenches and balanced factions, this total conversion delivers new features so well you will think you are playing a different game."

Currently it features the British Expeditionary Force and the German Empire as opposing factions; however new nations will be brought over time, such as France and Austria-Hungary. The mod focuses on a realistic and accurate representation of warfare in 1918 while keeping a balanced and enjoyable gameplay. Read more...


2nd Place PLAYERUNKNOWN's Battle Royale

ARMA 3 mod | Released Feb 28, 2014
"If you ever thought to yourself, 'games aren't stressful enough,' Battle Royale drops you head-first into a one vs all grudge match. Using a find-and-seek loot system and a shrinking warzone, the intense feeling of fear that this mod delivers consistently makes Battle Royale a great and fresh experience."

An extreme survival mod that plunges players into a bloody last man standing game-mode, with one chance to win. Based on the book/movie ‘Battle Royale’, this mod provides a unique gameplay experience. The rules are simple. There can be only one winner. Read more...


1st Place Double Action: Boogaloo

Half-Life 2 mod | Released Jul 14, 2014
"Double Action may be one of the last, great source mods to be released. In development for over 3 years, this spiritual successor to the Specialists offers fun engaging gunplay, flips, slides, kung-fu, and a choice of 1st or 3rd person gameplay with character customization to boot. With the next release in active development, we look forward to seeing this mod and community grow. It is truly worthy of 1st place and your time!"

In this developer post the developer covers* the development process.
I was visited by three ghosts. The first was The Ghost of Action Past, who showed me all the time I spent in my youth watching John Woo movies and playing The Specialists. It filled my heart with adrenaline. The second was The Ghost of Action Present, who showed me the downtrodden but stoically cheery people who are forced to play Double Action: Boogaloo while it's yet unfinished. The last was The Ghost of Action Future, who backflipped into a dive through a window and shot me nineteen times with his golden akimbo Berettas. It was rad. That's when I woke up from my dream, put aside my old Dickens novel and decided to ship Double Action: Boogaloo.

Double Action is about diving, flipping, and sliding your way into 90’s action movie-inspired multiplayer mayhem. The game is completely free (no hats!), runs on Valve’s Source engine, and has been in development for about 3 years. Read more...


We would also like to take this moment to list a few honorable mentions.

No More Room in Hell - S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Lost Alpha - Fistful of Frags - Crossfire 2.0 - Homeworld 2 Complex - Sins of a Galactic Empire - Renegade X - First Strike - Forgotton Hope 2 - Open RA

That wraps up the 2014 Editors choice, next up top upcoming mods and the grand finale, Player Choice 2014!

Comments
Clonetrooper163
Clonetrooper163

Wow you know i'm really getting tired of a Star Wars Empire at War:Forces of corruption mod not making this list. Republic at Wars doesn't count cause it had it's time.

Also why is Double Action: Boogaloo on there twice as number 1 and then farther up that doesn't seem far to have it twice.

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Clonetrooper163
Clonetrooper163

LOl i just noticed i said Far LOL i meant fair.

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HAELION01
HAELION01

You do know you can edit your comments.

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Lygus
Lygus

Battle Royale, for instance, is not a Mod. It's a mission / MP Gamemode.

Things get ugly when people misunderstood these terms.

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Guest
Guest

Battle Royale is a mod.

Its a mod that consists mainly of 3rd party mods.

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HarperZeroHour
HarperZeroHour

Congrats to all mods. It's amazing to see a Stargate mod making the list <3

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Speeder
Speeder

Congratulations, Twisted Insurrection!

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Aro
Aro

Thank you all so much, this is amazing!

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Shadowuzi
Shadowuzi

Why is double action boogaloo on there twice? I hear its a great mod but I don't think its quite fair to other mods to put it on there twice specially when there are other great mods out there

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

This is editors choice, we try to pick a diverse range of mods though admittedly should be spreading the love rather than focusing on a few. Interested to hear what are your and everyone elses picks?

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SArais
SArais

Toss some love to Tiberium Essence. It's, to my knowledge, a one-man team and has sufficient quality to be it's own thing. Now if Carnius made an RTS from scratch...

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ValhallasAshes
ValhallasAshes

How about Star Trek Armada 3: A Call to Arms

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ReadingNotAllowed
ReadingNotAllowed

No Underhell? :/

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zombieslayer23
zombieslayer23

Yeah, I'm just as stumped. Underhell is my favorite mod of all time, it has a great story and the combat is superb. Heck I would even go as far as to say it had more work put into it than most of these other mods in the list (aside from Penumbra: Necrologue being pretty cool as well).

In Underhell you gotta eat, sneak, and use band-aids to survive. Or you can gun your way through for a bit... Til you run out of ammo.

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NihilloRubra
NihilloRubra

It was there last year.

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OJJ0874
OJJ0874

But Underhell was last year

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Dr.Goupyl
Dr.Goupyl

Well deserved for DAB, a really nice packed amount of fun !
And im happy to see Lambda wars around the corner too !

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gamehacker
gamehacker

Congratulations everyone :D
I see a couple of projects I didn't know of that i'll need to try out

And its good to see Deus Ex Revision there, I voted for that ;) lol

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vfn4i83
vfn4i83

great pick and nominees. They all deserved.

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Crisiss23
Crisiss23

Isn't there a conflict of interest with the Stargate mod given that one of the ModDB staff works on it?

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Clonetrooper163
Clonetrooper163

Yeah i noticed that kinda odd and not fair,they are breaking their own rules. i also find it not fair that a mod can get 2 spots on here when 100 mods were in the top 100 and there are 13 mods on the list above 12 if you count Double Action: Boogaloo on there twice as 1.

I think if you are going to do your editor choice you need to give every mod a chance and look at them and not add 1 mod twice i didn't see that happen on Indie of the Year.

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Metalspy
Metalspy

And I think that if a mod is the best one in two or more categories, it should get that recognition. Awards are not about giving the nominees some kind of fairly distributed exposure boost, they are about highlighting those nominees that are actually the best.

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Dune_Jumper
Dune_Jumper

YES! Penumbra: Necrologue and Double Action made it! I love both of them! And DA is #1? Awesome!
Congratulations to the other mods that made it, too!

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Left4theDead
Left4theDead

(buried)

Where the hell is Misery?

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Kriegtooth
Kriegtooth

Proud of you guys! :D

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dukamie
dukamie

Amazing mods..

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Phenixtri
Phenixtri

If only the Gunslinger mod for Stalker COP was on here as it would easily be amongst the top 3 just for the sheer amount of realism and visual quality it has :P

I mean just look at it and its still WIP

Youtube.com
Youtube.com
Youtube.com

just a few examples

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Marek33
Marek33

That’s true but I don’t think it would stay here too long because it has some things from other mods (for example ak74su from PR).

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Phenixtri
Phenixtri

that one is still a place holder I believe the guy hasn't messed with the rifles all that much just pistols, grenades, and items so far. Tho I cant wait to see what he will do with them.

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Marek33
Marek33

I am watching that mod for over eight months so I know about a few things. I don’t think that he have permission from Call of duty Black ops 2, COD Ghost, Battlefield 4 (only sounds I think), Project Reality Developers and so on.

On the other hand I must say it looks amazing and with those animations is a number one S.T.A.L.K.E.R. mod for me.

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IamMysterion
IamMysterion

Well deserved recognition for this awesome mod! Good job by all involved!

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Maggy_

Awesome

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Maggy_

Disapointed with list though

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Mr.Nuke
Mr.Nuke

I think Perisno should of won most creative if it were to be a Warband mod, they invented a fantasy universe entirely from scratch instead of injecting warhammer into Mount and Blade. In fact, how a mod that is based on a pre-existing fantasy universe wins most creative at all is beyond me. Warsword is a great mod, but it's in the wrong category.

But what do I know....

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[nmrihdev]-Maxx
[nmrihdev]-Maxx

Glad to see my team (No More Room in Hell) got an Honorable Mention!

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PLAYERUNKNOWN
PLAYERUNKNOWN

Thank you all and a big congratulations to all the other mods that made the list!

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polloio
polloio

YAY WARSWORD CONQUEST MADE IT!!!!

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LightningMark
LightningMark

Congrats DAB, Playing it brings me a lot of bad memories.. But anyways im happy that they make it to the 1st place

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AMAN_MINECRAFT
AMAN_MINECRAFT

It's ok mods but I'm getting sick of some of them

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MigelAnkMigel
MigelAnkMigel

There is actually a Warband mod on this list. And its noe laigle of perisno. Great!

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Sbeast
Sbeast

Best overhaul, nice! Congrats all.

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HAELION01
HAELION01

I knew Boogaloo was going to get it!!! Man I need to get Half Life soon, I'm missing out on a lot of great mods. Mad Brutal DooM V1.19 wasn't on here though.

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Guest
Guest

BD won an Editor's Choice Award on 2012. It can't win two awards.

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride

If it's not Underhell, I see it as a lie.

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