Mod of the Year

Welcome to the 15th 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.

Edain Mod 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 Rise of the Reds finishing runner up and Mental Omega 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 huge releases this year and we look forward to seeing who will be climbing to the top to be awarded our 2016 Mod of the Year.

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Welcome to the 2016 Award Presentation, while the old computer crunches the votes, we highlight our favourites from the year.

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Welcome to the 2016 Award Presentation, please join us as we acknowledge some of our personal favourites (also Indies & Apps) that we feel deserve recognition for their hard work, time and commitment to their art.



Interaction Award

Network Addon Mod

SimCity 4 mod | Released Nov 5, 2016

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The Network Addon Mod, or NAM, is a modification for SimCity 4 Deluxe (or SimCity 4 with the Rush Hour Expansion pack), which adds a myriad of new transport network items, ranging from ground light rail, to fractional-angle roads, to roundabouts, and much more. It also includes bugfixes to Maxis items and a highly optimized set of traffic simulator plugins, improving pathfinding accuracy and performance.



A standalone expansion of the Call of Warhammer experience. Fewer scripts, unlocked gameplay, brand new factions, new continents, dozens of new units, new music, and much more.


Community Award

Sven Co-op

Half-Life mod | Released 1999


Play Half-Life with friends! Players fight computer-controlled monsters through the original Half-Life storyline or hundreds of available co-operative scenarios. Also includes a plethora of new weapons, enemies, visuals and gameplay systems. Customization features allow each map to use its own unique weapons and enemies.


Worldly Award

Nuclear Cataclysm

Crysis mod | Released May 29, 2016


Nuclear Cataclysm takes you into the year 2020, where the world is endangered by a new kind of weapon in North Korean hands. As part of the well-known Raptor-Team, your task is to make your way through a beautiful tropical island and eliminate the threat.



Visuality Award

GoldenEye: Source

Half-Life 2 mod | Released 2005


GoldenEye: Source is a Multiplayer only total conversion modification of Half-Life 2. It is a fan made recreation, released for free, with only one goal in mind; to bring the memories and experiences from the original GoldenEye64 back to life using Source Technology. We want you to look at this mod and remember the first best multiplayer first-person shooter ever made. We are doing our best to bring in the opinions of the community to create a game that everyone is going to enjoy. But, we are not here to recreate the game exactly how it was in GE64, a lot of things have changed since they first designed that game, mainly in technology and gamers experiences. We are here to take the game even further but at the same time provide a lot of those fun elements that hardcore GE64 fans will enjoy. We've got experienced team members all across the board, from professional level, to amateurs looking to make it into the business working hard to make this dream a reality.



Best Upcoming

Star Trek Infinities

Stellaris mod | TBD

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Coming your way is a fully playable demo for the upcoming Star Trek Infinities, customised specifically to give you an authentic feel for how the finished product will eventually play. Take command of one of two complete factions over three eras of Star Trek history and compete for dominance over the Cardassian border regions. Get a taste of the Infinities experience - explore strange new worlds, seek out new life, encounter the unknown, make scientific breakthroughs, spread your ideals and defend your people. And do it all this year!



Medieval Kingdoms: Total War is a total conversion of Total War: Attila with brings the game to the high middle ages, set in the starting year of 1212 AD going until 1453 AD. This mod will completely revamp the game with new factions, units and much much more! (Yes this is the same mod team as for the Rome 2 version.)


Best Multiplayer

Crysis Co-op

Crysis mod | Released Mar 20, 2016


Crysis Co-op is a mod that will enable AI in multiplayer for cooperative gameplay



Best Singleplayer

Old Good STALKER Evolution

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl mod | Released Mar 6, 2016


Global mod for STALKER SHoC, intended to recreate a highly atmospheric Zone with highest possible quality, stability of the game, rich gameplay and loyalty to the canons of the Sci-Fi genre.


Best Overall


3rd | TemplarGFX's ACM Overhaul

Aliens: Colonial Marines mod | Early Access Mar 20, 2016


Experience Aliens: Colonial Marines how it should have been when it first released. This mod includes fixes to AI, textures, balancing and more.


The second Sino-Japanese war is a part of WWII, but for quite a long time, the fiercest Asian battlefield was forgotten…… Because of the war and widespread disease and famine, China suffered 35 million casualties, 20 million of which died. The war in East Front lasted for 4 years in Europe, 6 years in China, 8 years since Marco Polo Bridge Incident and the war fully broke out in Mid-1937, but in fact, Chinese never gave up resistance for 14 years


Ascendancy is a Star Wars mod set after the Battle of Endor in the Star Wars Galaxy. Fight for galactic ascendancy as multiple factions from this period in Star Wars history.

While the Moff Council and the New Republic have begun their bids for control of the galaxy, in the Outer Rim and beyond, more contenders await their chance to strike. Can the Empire of the Hand unite the galaxy against the impending external threats, or will the Pentastar Alignment find the opportune moment to strike and establish a new form of Imperial galactic leadership?

10 Years of Thrawn's Revenge


Play as the New Republic, Imperial Remnant, Empire of the Hand or Pentastar Alignment in the post-Endor Star Wars galaxy, each with unique ship rosters, abilities, playstyles and tech trees.

Conquer the Star Wars Galaxy on several maps with various configurations, featuring several new planet types and canon planet placements.

Completely redesigned UI, and overhauled graphical effects. Several overhauled and all-new gameplay mechanics, ship systems degrading with damage, and the ability to entirely destroy planets.

10 Years of Thrawn's Revenge


That wraps up our editor's choice, Be sure to have your mod on site for consideration for the 2017 awards. The Players Choice Upcoming Announcement will be on December 27th. Happy holidays, see you then!

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the_Farseer
the_Farseer

Well done modders! Some good work on display here.

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TheRealSlimShady1
TheRealSlimShady1

representin stalker boys

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polloio
polloio

Great job Call of Warhammer: Beginning of The End Times!! :)

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QueenOfGore
QueenOfGore

Thanks!

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tomdoof
tomdoof

Thanks this is unexpected!

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DarkShift
DarkShift

Congrat's to the veterans Sven Coop and Goldeneye!!!

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wet_vasily
wet_vasily

But what about STALKER Call of Chernobyl ? ... Its the most popular...

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Guest
Guest

This is editor's choice.Not player's.I think Call of Chernobyl win Moty the player's choice

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holben
holben

CoC will probably win player's choice. CoC won editor's choice last year so they gave it to a different mod this year.

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Gleb_AA-Gun
Gleb_AA-Gun

Call of Dolphins? :p

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

Massive props to our friends in Ascendancy. Hugely deserved guys and I'm delighted to see such a fantastic mod by such a long serving and dedicated group take the 1st prize. A further huge shout out to all the other mods that have made the editor's choice! I've been following the work on several of them and for those I haven't yet sample, rest assured I will.

As for Infinities, a massive thank you to everyone who voted for it. We haven't shown you too much yet and we can't wait to repay your faith with our first release.

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{HEROIC}Doci
{HEROIC}Doci

I was confused why the results take so long ^^
Good choice dear editors.
After all it seems like you guys dont play so much Forces of Corruption :c

Congrats to the Thrawn´s Revenge team and especially Corey :)
Amazing work over a decade !!

For those who havent made it into editors choice remember it´s all about flavour and one cant exactly debate about that ;)

And of course special thanks to Moddb who provides a gigantic, continouslyy improving and growing platform for us to share the love of mods. What would the world be without Moddb ? ANARCHY :D !!
I love you guys <3

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PurpleGaga27
PurpleGaga27

I am surprised Sven Coop and Goldeneye Source are still getting awards.

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

To still be updating and supporting their community 10 ~ 15 years on... that is pretty impressive I believe. Having said that, now these crowns will likely fall to other teams in future years.

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warman222
warman222

On behalf of the MK Team, thankss to everyone who voted for Medieval Kingdoms Total War and the editors for selecting us for Best Overhaul! Expect more from us in 2017 including the long overdue campaign mode!

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

Love the mod guys, looking forward to seeing more of your excellent work.

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Caligula_
Caligula_

Great job warman!

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Marek33
Marek33

Huge congratulation to everyone and especially the Old Good STALKER Evolution which is one of my favorite mods for the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and probably the best mod for the Shadow of Chernobyl. Also, it's great that it is standalone since it uses much better engine than the Vanilla game. And also its great to see the Far East War and Nuclear Cataclysm here since those are also amazing mods.

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Rompan_Todo
Rompan_Todo

I have the same opinion :D

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Glorfindel23
Glorfindel23

Where is the players choice?

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA

Top upcomming comes out 27th then mod of the year 28th.

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Glorfindel23
Glorfindel23

Ok thank you!

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jamesdickinson963
jamesdickinson963

Thankyou everyone for voting, and a huge thankyou to the Editors for giving me such an honor!

It makes me proud to see my Mod along side such other amazing work!

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Son_of_Fenrir
Son_of_Fenrir

You guys are definitely the most creative! Great Job!

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J00B
J00B

Congrats to all the modders for their hard work. Hope this exposure gets even more players interested in your creations.

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Lauretz
Lauretz

Well played. You definitly deserve it!

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Kriegtooth
Kriegtooth

Woo hell yeah for Far East War! Thats a great mod! Call of Warhammer is amazing too!

Sadly I cant say ive played the others, but congrats on the wins! :D Keep up the great work! I hope to see some Mount & Blade Warband or maybe even Bannerlord mods next year!

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Auraknight17
Auraknight17

congratulations to the winner and runner up's

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Rob12772
Rob12772

Wow! Congratulations!

You really deserve that award for not only fixing the game up, but also polishing it up with additional features.

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.Corey.
.Corey.

On behalf of the Thrawn's Revenge Team, a big thank you to the editors and of course the players for the support, I never dreamed we'd get 1st! It means a lot to us.

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Benjin
Benjin

+1

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Darth_Cameroth
Darth_Cameroth

Would have loved to see Sins of the Prophets and Rise of the Mandalorians. Oh well even tho you guys didn't quite make it, Just know that your hard work is loved and appreciated :)

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Unikraken
Unikraken

<3

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KamikaZzeRu
KamikaZzeRu

On behalf of OGSE Team, Thanks for the award!

Best Singleplayer was a bit unexpected by us but it's a very pleasant surprise! We've worked hard to make mod's storyline as rich as possible and it looks like we've succeeded.

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Borovos
Borovos

Congratulation Kamikkaze, to you and all OSGE team.

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mnemonick
mnemonick

Congratulations! I've been having a lot of fun with your mod. Can't wait to see what you're planning for OGS*R.* :D

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Thanoshld
Thanoshld

Congratulations to everyone! Still glad to see GoldSRC stuff on these lists ;) . Modders, keep up the hard work and staff, thanks for hosting this awesome event for another year. Can't wait for the Players' Choices.

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bluegender
bluegender

Good work to all ! Congratulations ! :)

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panteramartin
panteramartin

good job call of warhammer botet :) great mod for sure keep up the great stuff !

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tomdoof
tomdoof

Thanks man! I'm still blown away we even made the top 100. Thanks again for everyone who voted, you guys rock. Working hard to make the next version....better lol. Props for those still hanging in.

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Noobkiller2
Noobkiller2

Congratulations to everyone!
Awesome modifications all around!

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Nuvendil
Nuvendil

The complete and utter lack of Enderal: Shards of Order is...shocking. Really shocking honestly :/

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

It may well have won the player vote that's coming either tomorrow or on 28 December (cannae remember which) and as a result isn't appearing here. It certainly deserves to be. Incredible mod.

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Rompan_Todo
Rompan_Todo

It was obvious that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. would have a position in top, im very pleased with this <3 thanks

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Gleb_AA-Gun
Gleb_AA-Gun

Never heard of any of those other mods or the games they were for other than Half-Life but... Yay for OGSE best STALKER mod in my opinion none is better.

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gogolino
gogolino

Well deserved. Congratulations!

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NerdExpert
NerdExpert

At the same time as I am proud for Star Trek Infinities I'm sad because The Trek Wars Revival could have won the Best Upcoming Award!

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maniac2109
maniac2109

Awesome, thank you very much for the award. It's really great to see Nuclear Cataclysm there!
Also, congratulations to all the other awarded mods! :)

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