Desert Combat is an award winning FPS mod for Battlefield 1942, created by Frank Delise, Brian Holinka and Tim Brophy. DC is set in Iraq during the first Gulf War. It acquired popularity since the 2003 invasion of Iraq by Coalition forces.
First mod that got me into the modding scene, still remember the countless hours myself and my colleagues at the games company I worked at back then spent playing this over lan at lunchtime or after work. Just an unbeatable mod back in the day which really added something special to the Battlefield franchise.
This mod happened to be so amazing at the time that DICE actually offered the maker of this mod a position in the development of battlefield 2. Play it and you'll see why. Speaking of which I was able to get the core game free on origin, this was obviously the first thing I did. Download this mod with desura, play desert combat with friends. In short, it's amazing.