Mod of the Year

Welcome to the 14th 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.

Euro Truck Simulator 2 Multiplayer took the crown last year as voted by you, the players and modders of this great community. There was also a plethora of great challengers, including Star Trek: Armada 3 finishing runner up and S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Lost Alpha coming in 3rd. If you need a refresh of how last year's awards went down head on over to the top 10 countdown's for both players and editors to see who stood out among the pack.

There's been some great releases this year and we look forward to seeing who is next in line to receive the highly sought after Mod DB spanner!

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We saw a huge shift in modding in 2015, with cosmetic mods seeing a huge surge. Among these we found many epic projects, which deserve recognition as our editors choice picks.

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Welcome to the 2015 Award Presentation, whilst the old computer crunches through the 120,000+ votes cast this year. We would like to take the time to announce the 2015 Editors Choice (see also Indies & Apps). As always we would like to recognise some honorable mentions.


It is a kind of "ZModeler in-game" where you can freely install any model in any vehicle and any part thereof. Basically, it's a sandbox where you get build from the most neat tuning cars, modified bicycles, to dolphin-motorcycles or monster trucks made of billiard balls, the limit is your creativity. Can also create and download new parts and save and share their vehicles with other people!


Fallout: Project Brazil adds an all new story around a new player character, an adopted resident of Vault 18, embarking on a journey through the wastelands of New California. An unofficial prequel to New Vegas, FPB adds hours of new gameplay and a fully voice stand alone campaign.


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, with or without, all DLC.


A freeplay-sandbox mappack, 32 maps from all three STALKER games (one map made from scratch) with alife, over 400 smart terrains/respawns. There is no story but there are about a dozen repeatable tasks available throughout the Zone. The mod will be featured as a modder resource but can still be played on it's own.


Visuality Award

Brutal Half-Life

Half-Life mod | Download Now


Brutal Half-Life is a modification that makes the game more violent and addictive. It is inspired by Brutal Doom.


Best Upcoming

Warcraft: Armies of Azeroth

Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm mod | Coming Dec 30, 2015


Warcraft: Armies of Azeroth is the Starcraft II based remake of Warcraft III,which adds some new gameplay features,but saves original balance and graphical design with massive use of resources from other games created by Blizzard Entertainment.


Homeworld 2 meets Star Trek: Armada 2. Set in over all four Star Trek eras you will find three superbly balanced factions to face off against one another, the Alpha Quadrant superpowers! The versatile United Federation of Planets, the formidable Klingon Defence Force and the enigmatic Romulan Star Empire.


Best Multiplayer

Mars City Security

Doom III mod | Download Now


D3 MCS: Mars City Security is a Doom3 Modification that puts heavy emphasis on cooperative and adversarial multiplayer, merging the fast and addictive gameplay of the predecessors (Doom1 & Doom2) with the enhanced Doom3 technology (optimized netcode for Online Internet & LAN networked multiplayer with improved idtech4 unified rendering).


Best Singleplayer

Portal Stories : Mel

Portal 2 mod | Download Now



Portal Stories: Mel is a mod consisting of 22 maps with various themes, linked together by a strong, brand new story. There will be new voice lines, models, materials, particle effects, challenging puzzles, and much more! We estimate players to spend 6-10 hours on completing this mod, depending on experience. Most levels consist of puzzles with varying difficulties. The difficulty will always be in the puzzles. The execution will never require any quick reactions.


Mental Omega: Almost Perfect Yuri's Revenge is a free unofficial expansion pack for Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 Yuri's Revenge (from Westwood Studios), which retells and continues the storyline of the original game. Enhanced with Ares DLL, Mental Omega 3.0 strives to bring new features to Red Alert 2 Yuri’s Revenge.

New Gun Turret + Experimental Warpshop Operation: Juggernaut

"The perfect mod for any red alert fan, packed with features and rich arching story line, this expansion sized conversion is well worth your time and attention."


Alchemilla Mod is an attempt to recreate original atmosphere of cult game Silent Hill on the Source Engine. It is not a rebuild of one of the games of series, it is its own history on its own reasons. Above all things is a project developed for fanatics of the original game.

"A professionally crafted horror experience, If your a fan of horror this is a mod that will deliver that experience with similar aesthetics that made silent hill titles so popular."

Star Wars: Bear Force II is a Multiplayer mod set in the Star Wars universe for Mount & Blade Warband, during the Clone Wars and Galactic Civil War era.

"It's great to see a modding community come together to resurrect a project they are passionate about, Bear Force II is no exception and should be commended for the dedicated developers and fans that have brought this project back from the dead. A refreshing Mount & Blade experience and a must play for any Star Wars fan."

That covers this years Editors Choice, Be sure to have your mod on site for consideration for the 2016 awards. The Players Choice Upcoming Announcement will be on December 27th. Happy holidays, see you then!

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Guest
Guest

Congratulations to everyone! :D And woah, I knew a Star Wars inspired mod will be on the list!

Reborn:X is posting, forgot to log on out of excitment.

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Count_Crapula
Count_Crapula

Congrats!

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DarkShift
DarkShift

Congrat's to BRUTAL HALF LIFE who got a well-deserved award, but it's not only visuality, it's also gameplay with the kick/boot that allows you to kick your enemies in deep pits.

Also, congrat's to other Valve-based mod's, PORTAL MEL and ALCHEMILLA even if it's not my style of games.

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Damfoos
Damfoos

Congratulations to Mental Omega, waiting for Side 4 official introduction.

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WAA_Team
WAA_Team

Congratulations to everybody!
Happy holidays!

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Aro
Aro

Congratulations Mental Omega!

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BaronVonChateau
BaronVonChateau

Congratulations, guys. And nice mentions for The Dark Mod and the Forgotten City!

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David_Jackson
David_Jackson

That's awesome!!!

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WarriorGirlD
WarriorGirlD

Congratulations to Mental Omega! :3

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA

Happy holidays all! We are pumped to be releasing the next award articles after christmas, Loads of great mods this year its been a close race.
To recap the Players Choice Mod of the Year will be out the 29th of december! Congratulations to all Contestants you all contributed to the best year of modding yet. Looking forward to an even better 2016!

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Thanoshld
Thanoshld

Congrats to everyone! Glad to see that GldSource mods still make it in the MOTY lists :) . Can't wait for the 'Players Choice' nominations.

Keep up the truly awesome work of annually hosting this event and good luck to everyone with their projects ;) . Happy holidays!

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Dune_Jumper
Dune_Jumper

Congrats to everyone who made the list! Good to see Mel/Brutal HL/Alchemilla on here.

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MattTheLegoman
MattTheLegoman

Woooooo! Mental Omega is fantastic! =D

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nbohr1more
nbohr1more

Thanks from The Dark Mod team for the nod!

It's a little surprising that we're getting so little feedback on the first Crucible of Omens release since fans have been asking about a TDM campaign for a long time. The release also answers the question "can TDM do a big city mission?" with a resounding yes (someone dared to ponder if it is too big at the forums, lol)...

Well, whatever.

Congrats to all the entrants!

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FoxCap
FoxCap

Congrats to everybody, all the mods are awesome and one of the best mods is Brutal Half Life he deserves a award with is gameplay and visuality only thing that i need to say now is.

¡Congrats an happy holidays!

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frageok
frageok

Congratulations to all and happy festive season.

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BNSMarko
BNSMarko

Oh wow, congratulations to everyone! Really good picks, an amazing year for modding!

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Marek33
Marek33

My congratulations go especially to Command And Conquer : Generals Evolution, Call of Chernobyl, Fallout NV Project Brazil, Brutal half life, Forgotten Hope 2 and Mental Omega for my favorite mods from this list.

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Marek33
Marek33

And also Ultimate Apocalypse team for creating one of the best mods (along with FOK and POK) for Warhammer 40 000 universe.
Maybe one day when Dawn of Coalescence will come it will be even better but we have to see that.

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rapixltg
rapixltg

Congrats guys!

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Wow I think this is the first time the feedback has been unanimous. Thanks everyone once again for a fantastic year and congrats to the winners and all mods working hard for recognition. Keep up the fine work in 2016!

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DarkShift
DarkShift

Wait for the MOTY from the players, if we have another "multi-San Andreas/Euro Truck..."-like, it'll be hell!

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Alundaio
Alundaio

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. will live forever through mods!

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deathreaperz
deathreaperz

Congratulations Mental Omega!

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MarioMilesC&C
MarioMilesC&C

Congrats Mental Omega APYR!

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VGames
VGames

Congrats oneofthe8devils!! You deserve it man. Mars City Security was a blast to play.

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DevinShadowV
DevinShadowV

woot a lot of go ones on the list.

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Radspakr
Radspakr

3rd place not bad Mental Omega, not bad.

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Stardude46
Stardude46

Wow... would have thought more people would have payed attention to this article... anyway! Congrats!!!

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foo_jam2002
foo_jam2002

Thanks to all modders, good job guys!

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Templarfreak
Templarfreak

Damn, MO, Best Overall. Not ******* bad! And Armies of Azeroth got best Up-And-Comming, that's really good too!

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Thaiauxn
Thaiauxn

I found out about this as I was cleaning my news updates. :p Yay! We are creative.

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Joneleth_Irenicus
Joneleth_Irenicus

Holy ****, Star Wars - Bear Force II is the 1st!
I was not expecting this.
But congratulations, you guys deserve it!

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Ironknight294
Ironknight294

Congrats Mental Omega, you deserved it!

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DJ_Barney
DJ_Barney

Forgotten Hope ! Still a good play, esp. if you fix surround sound in the bf2 engne ;)

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