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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The time has come, announcing the best Mod of 2015 as selected by you.

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Welcome all to the 2015 Mod of the Year. After 20 days of very close voting, the results are in. Without further adieu, we are delighted to present your Top 10 Mods of 2015. Also announcing the top Indie Games and Mobile Games you're invited to check them out!

Honorable Mentions

There are so many amazing mod projects on the site that have been in active development for a long period of time. As always you either had to place higher or do a significant update in 2015 to make this list. Here are the 2015 honorable mentions, that just missed out but are still worthy of your praise and attention.


10th Portal Stories : Mel | Released Jun 25, 2015

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Some more teasers! Firestorm Intro


Portal Stories: Mel is a total conversion mod for Portal 2. Consisting of 22 levels with new environments, tough puzzles and a strong story. Complete with over 350 voice-lines, a full soundtrack, custom models, textures, particles and much more! The average playtime is 6-10 hours, depending on experience with Portal 2. All the puzzles in the mod can be solved with clever thinking, quick reactions are never needed.


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.


8th Fallout: Project Brazil | Released May 31, 2013

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New Screenshots from 2.0.0 New Screenshots from 2.0.0


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.


Thrawn's Revenge is a large-scale mod for Empire at War: Forces of Corruption. It includes the events of the Galactic Civil War after Palpatine's death at Endor, up until the signing of the Pellaeon-Gavrisom treaty. If you own the Steam version of EaW, you will have to complete extra steps to run the mod after installation. Please see the manual for these steps.


6th Warsword Conquest | Released 2011

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NEW Nuln Battle Scene New Orc Boar Mounts Models


Warsword Conquest is a total conversion of warbands mount and blade 1.153 based on the warhammer fantasy world by Games workshop and is single player only at moment.


A modification for Mount and Blade: Warband, set in the universe of George R. R Martins "A Song of Ice and Fire". Also known as the popular HBO TV-series "Game of Thrones".


4th Ultimate Apocalypse Mod (DOW SS) | Released May 28, 2015

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The Ultimate Apocalypse mod team proudly presents to the Dawn of War: Soulstorm players and fans, an eagerly awaited and packed with epic content game experience, the Ultimate Apocalypse mod! Imagine a mod featuring massive Warhammer 40,000 battles where all 9 races in Soulstorm (and more!) have a chance at epic victory. A mod where there's no shortage of all new units, buildings, abilities, and even titans! A mod where there's nearly no limits holding you back. It's all about all out, massive war. Wanna nuke your enemies? You can. Gloriously epic titan duels are your thing? Ultimate Apocalypse has you covered. Not only that, but Ultimate Apocalypse is continuously tested to ensure the epic battle experience it delivers remains unique while being completely awesome.


3rd Place

Mental Omega | Released Nov 29, 2013

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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.


2nd Place

Rise of the Reds | Released 2008

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Rise Of The Reds is an expansion mod for Generals: Zero Hour that adds the Russian Federation, European Continental Alliance and is packed with overhauls and changes to the original factions. Whether it's steamrolling Russians, indomitable European defenders, American high-tech, Chinese strength in numbers or the brutal cunning of the GLA - Rise of the Reds has a faction for everyone's tastes - even to take your opponents on land, air and sea!


1st Place

Edain Mod | Released Mar 27, 2015

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The 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.


Congratulations to all, We wish you a happy new year and all your developments the best in 2016!

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Martinoz
Martinoz

Mental Omega 3.0, third. Coolio.

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FELITH
FELITH

Congratulation to Speeder. :D

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Marek33
Marek33

My gratulations go, especially with Ultimate Apocalypse, Mental Omega, Rise of the Reds, Fallout NV Project Brazil and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Chernobyl.
Also, to the other mod makers and teams too for keeping Modding alive!

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DieWalküre
DieWalküre

Middle Earth rules this year ;)

Finally, the Edain Mod got its well deserved merit.
Congratulations to all the other Mods as well.

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Theoden_King
Theoden_King

yeh

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Mr_Nygren
Mr_Nygren

Is it a big difference?

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DarkShift
DarkShift

Congratulations to everyone even if I know virtually Nothing about them...
At last, we don't get a "multiplayer mode for house oven simulator" **** for the 1st place.
Mel deserved his place in the top 10, but I'm a bit disappointed Brutal Half Life didn't get even a place in honorable mention. Of course it's unfinished but it did get some hype at its release.

Anyways, if I'm still happy that modding is still alive and well for many games and that modders and fanboys are still very inventive,
it's also very informative about the state of HL/HL2 modding in the player's world today, slowly but slightly disappearing each year...

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NihilloRubra
NihilloRubra

Well, it has been 8 years and we still have no news about the next installment of Half-Life, Duke Nukem Forever came out, Black Mesa came out, but no HL3, so naturally the interest in the series has died down.

I'm sure it will come out someday, and I'm sure I will enjoy it, but for now I just don't care.

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Zaiketsu
Zaiketsu

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It sounds like you're just bitter ETS2 is actually a good game.

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LeriWeill
LeriWeill

Edain Mod <3

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Speeder
Speeder

Mod of the Year: Real Time Strategy Domination Edition? Congratulations to the Edain Mod, Rise of the Reds and all the other participants from the Mental Omega team!

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Damfoos
Damfoos

I'm glad my favorite C&C mods are in top 3! Congratulations to ROTR and MO! And to the winner ofcourse!

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WarriorGirlD
WarriorGirlD

Congrats.

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Lord_of_Mordor
Lord_of_Mordor

I'm speechless. What else is there to say but a massive thank you to all who voted for us? You guys are awesome!

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Theoden_King
Theoden_King

edain mod and the team deserve this win
thank you lord of mordor

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KingdomofErebor
KingdomofErebor

buddy, you guys provide us with the equivalent of BFME 3 and amaze us again and again with incredible models, new factions,exciting missions, on-line games, balance and a link from the films and books in every faction, EDAIN S THE BEST!

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Chiska
Chiska

Congratulations! The Edain Team truly poured all their heart and passion into developing this badass mod. You guys deserved it!
And congratultions to all other mods as well

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SauronLordofTheEarth
SauronLordofTheEarth

I LOVE YOU.

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Lord_Cylarne
Lord_Cylarne

When I buy the game, I'm going to give your mod a try indeed!

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Reichtangle
Reichtangle

LoM... it is kinda hard to believe... i still remember how i joined the Modding-Union at the end of November 2009... how much has happened since then...

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Guest
Guest

If any mod of all time deserves this it's you guys.

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Theoden_King
Theoden_King

the best mod that i have ever seen edain mod
congratulations edain team and their followers

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n5p29
n5p29

dayum, two C&C mods in Top 3.
looks like this is the year for RTS. congrats guys!

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Coal-Chip-Cookie
Coal-Chip-Cookie

Yea there had been quite a lot of RTS realeases and announcements this year :)

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mikey1871

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ABSOLUTELY no disrespect for the modders of the C&C mods, but C&C is MOST CERTAINLY NOT THE BEST RTS GAME!!!!

Yes C&C might be good if your stoned and/or 12 yrs old and just learning how to play RTS games. It's just an older sibling of Supreme Commander or any of a number of simplistic battle for stupidity games that keep coming out.
C&C should NEVER ever be considered a real RTS game just because of it's abject simplicity and boorishness.
But then again C&C is an EA game so why would anyone think that company ever has any thing new besides a "Sports game" in the first place.

CONGRATS TO ALL THE MOD WINNERS AND TO THOSE MODDERS WHO GOT HONORABLE MENTION! i KNOW MODDING IS VERY HARD WORK. :)

THIS comment is pertaining to the statement that C&C is "Real" RTS. C&C is at best a teenager's version of what a true RTS game where you actually have to think with a sober brain to get to win :))

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Coal-Chip-Cookie
Coal-Chip-Cookie

I think you're the stoned one here.

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Nuttah
Nuttah

Don't dis stoned folks, kids. They're a bundle of entertainment, and will find you a working McDonalds, regardless of the time, faster than you can say "Big Mac."

Also, since some folks might actually take that thing up there seriously, let me share my most reasonable conclusion regarding the original statement: I.imgur.com

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Fredius
Fredius

Long live Edain mod!

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MrTodd
MrTodd

Yes! Edain team i'm so happy for you, you deserve it!

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Ealendril
Ealendril

This is unbelievable....thanks to all fans around the world!

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KingdomofErebor
KingdomofErebor

YEEEEEEEES BARUK KHAZAD, KHAZAD AI MENU! huge congrats Edain team you SO deserve this!

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mkrauklis
mkrauklis

Mount and Blade still standing strong with 2 mods in list!! But first place made me think of buying Lord of rings game cause it looks wery good!

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HoarmurathStark
HoarmurathStark

You should ;)

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KingdomofErebor
KingdomofErebor

believe me bud IT IS

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Reichtangle
Reichtangle

and expensive... the game has ceased to be produced so new copies are sold by prices in the 100s

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Comr4de
Comr4de

Thanks to all who voted for Rise of the Reds this year! And congratulations to everyone else! =)

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Damfoos
Damfoos

It's time to update the description on the main page already! :P

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Wulfburk12
Wulfburk12

Congrats Edain mod and Ultimate Apocalypse!

Ultimate Apocalypse would have been 1st in my HUMBLE opinion.

But that is just because im more into W40K than LOTR lately :D Both have done some outstanding work!

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The_ClocheFixer
The_ClocheFixer

Yes! Thanks to the edain team for this fantastic mod!

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TiberiusOgden
TiberiusOgden

Well, finally. Big congratulations! ;o)

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Tabish
Tabish

You Hear That Lads We Won!!!Lets celebrate!

congratulations Edain team and also to every fans of the Edain Mod.

1ST PLACE OHHHHHH YAHHHHHHH!

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KingdomofErebor
KingdomofErebor

TANAR DURIN NUR!

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AlbinoDolphine
AlbinoDolphine

Shame you guys were beaten by A clash of kings, The modder of that is an arrogant **** :/, But great job for even making it on the top 10 :D

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SoraZ
SoraZ

Thank you for all the support everyone.

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Sherv
Sherv

Congratulations edain team . You deserved it for a long time

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA

A great selection of picks this year, Outstanding work in 2015 everyone, Cant wait to see what you create in 2016!

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Tesla_commando
Tesla_commando

Congradulations, Mental Omega!

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JahRod767
JahRod767

Nice list, but I admit I'm surprised the 'A Game of Thrones' Crusader Kings 2 Mod didn't make the cut

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Sefie1999AD
Sefie1999AD

Very nice to see two of my favorite mods on Top 2. I've been playing Edain ever since the Dwarven faction was added, and Rise of the Reds since version 1.85 was released, and I think both mods deserve their place on Top 2. Congratulations to Edain Team, SWR Productions and all the other mod makers for this recognition! ^^

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2C.LiryC
2C.LiryC

Glad to see the STALKER universe is still alive.
Thanks! A 9th place is already a great achievement!

It feels good to have been a part of it. :)

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