Eastern Front is a free mod for Company of Heroes. Following the ethos of mimicking a Relic Entertainment expansion pack, Eastern Front has succeeded in adding two full new factions, the Soviet Red Army and the German Ostheer, packed with unique and exciting units to the existing armies - a feat never before achieved in the Company of Heroes world.

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Last year there was uproar when a L4D mappack won the best upcoming mod. This year we expect more controversy because excluding the exceptional CoH: Eastern Front, Half-Life based mods cleaned up this category. Considering the number of Half-Life fans and developers, this may come as no surprise to many, but if you aren't one of the millions, push harder to help the mods you love get recognition in 2010. For now, lets acknowledge 2009's most anticipated, because love it or hate it every mod listed here deserves their place, and all promise to provide gamers with something memorable.

To qualify for the top 5, the mod must place higher than it has in previous years and must have had a significant update in 2009. Otherwise an honorable mention is given, which these teams have received:

10 years of Opposing Force To demonstrate just how diehard (possibly crazy?) Half-Life fans are, playing the original Half-Life: Opposing Force game isn't good enough for them. Operation Black Mesa promises to remake it and has had fans drooling over the prospect of playing Corporal Adrian Shephard once more, ever since.

Surface Tension Promo Is any explanation required? Without a SHADOW of a doubt, Black Mesa is the most hotly anticipated mod we have ever seen. The team may not update often, but when they do they stir up a frenzy and there is little doubt why. Will 2010 be their year? Sure looks that way.


5Raindrop
8. September 1997, somewhere in Russia. 58 years have passed since the complex has been cut off from the outside world. You wake up in an abandoned tunnel, without even a name.

4Opposing Force 2
is an ambitious Half-Life 2 modification that focuses on making an unnofficial sequel to Gearbox Software's award winning game: Opposing Force. As many gamers think of Opposing Force as one of the greatest FPS games ever, modders making a sequel is an obvious possibility.

3CoH: Eastern Front
is a free mod for Company of Heroes. Following the ethos of mimicking a Relic Entertainment expansion pack, Eastern Front has succeeded in adding a full Soviet faction packed with unique and exciting units to the existing armies - a feat never before achieved in the Company of Heroes world.

2Naruto: Naiteki Kensei
offers a unique fast-paced gaming experience based on the hit Japanese anime Naruto. Combining a third-person shooter with an action-based fighter, players go head-to-head against others online casting powerful jutsus, performing evasive, acrobatic, and free-form moves, while utilizing an array of weapons with multiple functions.

1The Mortewood Plaza
When Mortewood was chosen by the U.S. Government as the first town in America to receive a test for a cure for Cancer, named Project H.O.P.E, naturally the citizens were overjoyed. They thought of it as a blessing from God. But what happens if this so called 'blessing' becomes a curse? What happens if the cure evolves into a much more terrifying disease?

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MrMattWebb
MrMattWebb

Go Mortewood!!!!

Dec is ruler! :D

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Exosoldier22
Exosoldier22

why is everyone voting down korge? great lineup by the way

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P4TRICK
P4TRICK

Great, gz dec : )

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jjawinte
jjawinte

Absolutely ! Some amazing work !

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mathys
mathys

hurray!

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GriffinZ
GriffinZ

CoH EF all the way!
First non-fps featured in MOTY!

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

They did very impressively, maybe they will win best released in 2010 if they keep up the fine work.

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SaintDaveUK Creator
SaintDaveUK

Pleasantly shocked with the Eastern Front result =]
The video calls it Eastern 'Fronts' though ^^

Well done to everyone else, especially TMP.

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BigPapaSmurf
BigPapaSmurf

I'll be honest, I've NEVER heard of Mortewood, but its certainly looks different. But well done anyway!

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Samuk
Samuk

Nice one.

Congrats dec.

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MatthewD
MatthewD

Wow last year a map pack won, this year was a model pack. Will a sound pack win next year? CoF or Raindrop should have had this.

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

we'll try, sound artists the challenge is set!

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MatthewD
MatthewD

Haha ok

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MrMattWebb
MrMattWebb

LOL

You have a point; but remember that Mortewood plaza has been giving out consistent updates constantly with the public for a while now similar to NNK mod and that is what wins the best upcoming.

People will not vote for a mod that they do not know about.

Not to mention its a one man team making a gazillion models in a sandbox style map.

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MatthewD
MatthewD

I guess... When a mod that's all about "a gazillion models in a sandbox style map" wins, it's kind of a slap in the face to all of the mods focusing on storyline, gameplay, originality, etc (Raindrop/CoF/Zeitgeist).

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medve
medve

true

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MiniHendrix
MiniHendrix

Mortewood Plaza and Opposing Force 2 both looks good.

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█Brunez█
█Brunez█

I never heard about The Mortewood Plaza, but it looks both awesome and funny (look to the zombie with a Hotdog costume XD)

CoH: Eastern Front is my favorite between the top 5, and is the only mod that is not a FPS.

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ghostings
ghostings

If dec could take some talented mappers under his wing, he has the chance of creating an awesome mod. But I sorely wished that Raindrop won 1st, I'm glad that they made it to the top 5 at least.

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VirusxXx
VirusxXx

Mortewood ftw!

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DecDoyle
DecDoyle

I'm actually shocked! :O

I had no idea I would actually win.

Everyone, you have no idea how much this means to me, thank you so much for all your support. You should pre-pair to see a large collection of updates and harder work put into this mod, this was the motivation I needed to work myself to death!

Thank you so much for this.

I.O.U One Awesome Mod. :)

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cW#Ravenblood

we made it :)

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DuckSauce
DuckSauce

haha I didn't see it coming either, grats dec :D

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Jcorporation
Jcorporation

Congrats Dec :D

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BigPapaSmurf
BigPapaSmurf

Congrats, hopefully we'll see you in the Mod of the Year awards someday

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C.o.m.m.a.n.d.e.r
C.o.m.m.a.n.d.e.r

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naruto sux balls not to mention its alrdy out so how is it upcoming thats retarded

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

It released in 2010, same with CoH: EF

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m82sniper
m82sniper

There's a magical land called fpsBanana. I think that place would better suit someone of your caliber.

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MenteR
MenteR

We got mentioned, atleast that. Thanks y'all.

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104

Woot! Mortewood!

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Bluedrake42
Bluedrake42

Will 2010 be "Their" year? Sure looks that way.

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Visorak06
Visorak06

Congrats on the success Dec, I'm happy to see a relatively new developer become so successful out here in the modding scene. Even more happy to have that Dev as a friend. Go Mortewood!

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK

Congrats to all, very cool line up, and Dec you say you've done Mortewood all on your lonesome? Cracking work, looking forward to seeing the end result, well done.

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Turj
Turj

I voted for Mortewood but i never thougth that dec could do it.
Nice job to every winners.

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Runekn
Runekn

is the remote controlled plane in picture a weapon? :D

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DJ-Ready
DJ-Ready

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I've never heard of the Mortewood Plaza and neither do I care but HELL YEAH BABY, 2ND PLACE :D

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Minuit
Minuit

Surely you must've heard of Mortewood Plaza? It's one of the most popular mods on ModDB.

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ciastoludek
ciastoludek

Raindrop is my number 1
Naruto might be a cool game but I hate this anime too much...

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum

Hot dog costume zombie FTW!

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Nozzy
Nozzy

I'm sorry but these results are a joke.

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SaintDaveUK Creator
SaintDaveUK

Explain?

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Mars_3K
Mars_3K

I agree.

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P4TRICK
P4TRICK

Just because you dont like them, i like 1st and 2nd place, also 4th and 5th place! :).. YOU dont like it, we do. (players choice)

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Sporkeh
Sporkeh

Except he's also a player, nerd?

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pielikey
pielikey

I wish SHIFT was even close.. Well, maybe next year.

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Rakym
Rakym

Agreed. Go go SHIFT Im waiting for ya.

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joure
joure

Congrats DEC, Having been quite involved behind the scenes I can only say it's well deserved. Don't worry about them maps folks. Everything is taken care of by this very promising and upcoming developer. I'm sure we'll hear more of dec in the future no doubt. WooT

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m82sniper
m82sniper

Aww man, no CoF? I am disappoint. Though Mortewood is excellent also.

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Minuit
Minuit

Awesome to see the support for CoF from some people here, even though it wasn't nominated, but congrats to Dec! Keep on modding mate.

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan

It wasn't nominated O.o ?! I'll be damned, I was so sure it was gonna win (being my favorite) that I obviously didn't pay attention to the fact that it wasn't in the finals.

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m82sniper
m82sniper

Heh, I did pretty much the exact same thing. But Mortewood Plaza is more than deserving of the being picked, so I am still satisfied.

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Minuit
Minuit

Wasn't nominated in the top 5 I mean. It made it to the top 100, which was cool.

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