The Europe in Ruins team is proud to present the latest iteration of their award winning modification with: Europe in Ruins takes the fast paced, intense and surreal combat that you've come to know from Company of Heroes and combines it with persistent environment, ever changing meta-gameplay and ongoing war. The modification sees you creating and commanding your very own battalion in which you can customize with any units and upgrades you wish; Company of Heroes strategy has never had so much choice. Not only do you get to build up your battalion, but as you units battle, they will gain and retain all the experience they have earned, carrying over from battle to battle; going from green to elite! Not only do units gain veterancy, but your battalion as a whole increases in effectiveness through doctrine unlocks and other advantages. Each of these unlocks are designed so that the player can tailor their battalion to their ow

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Here's our choices for the best multiplayer games/mods of 2008 that had a little something extra to break away from the mold.

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Most Innovative Multiplayer

One of the best things about ModDB for me has always been shuffling through the site archives to see what surprises I can dig up. Now that I actually work here, I keep closer tabs on all the content that filters through the entire site. There's a lot of good mod ideas that go into development but never come to fruition. When something unique actually gets released, it should be a cause for celebration. The mods/indie games chosen for this category demonstrated the most exclusive gameplay experiences for us in 2008. All of the nominees listed here brought something to the table in order to separate themselves from the rest of the pack.


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Celestial Impact

Indie

Celestial_Impact wrote: Celestial Impact is a team multiplayer FPS taking place on asteroids with spherical gravity. The game is unique in that the landscape can be deformed in every direction. Players can add or remove terrain during combat by aiming and firing a special tool called Dirtgun. Celestial Impact is a PC game developed in Sweden that started with a few university students having an idea of an unusual and fun game. The idea evolved into a larger spare-time project and has now reached a fully playable version.


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Eternal Silence

Half-Life 2

Crankshaft_Games wrote: Eternal Silence is a science fiction mod that pits two capital ships against each other in a seamless blend of space warfare and tactical infantry combat. Pilots coordinate strikes with invading infantry in order to take down the behemoth capital ships from both the inside and out. Bomb important systems, escort a squad of marines to cause damage from the inside. Watch as railguns fire projectiles the size of buses at the enemy hull. Fight with many futuristic weapons including a flamethrower and remote controlled SMG.


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Europe in Ruins

Company of Heroes/Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts

Europe_in_Ruins wrote: Europe in Ruins is a modification for Company of Heroes that converts the game into a MMORTT. Units are purchased and managed on the backend website and transferred into the game for battle. After the battle, the units are automatically updated on the website, units lost are removed from your company, units surviving have their experience levels updated. Best of all, the modification does not affect your Company of Heroes or Opposing Fronts installation or your ability to play the original game with the modification installed!


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San Andreas Multiplayer

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

SA-MP wrote: SA-MP is a multiplayer mod for the PC version of Rockstar's GTA: San Andreas, which allows people to play together over the internet or a LAN. It features user scripted game modes and servers holding up to 200 players.


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Smashball

Half-Life 2

Smashball_Labs wrote: The Galaxy’s Most Violent Virtual Sport! Check out our web site at to learn more, watch video, or download the game! Are you tired of slow, boring games? Do you yearn for superhuman powers and extremely violent deaths? Do you like hookers, and your balls? Smashball is a fast-paced, ultraviolent first-person-shooter played as a highly structured team sport. Two teams use superhuman maneuvers, a high-tech grappling hook, and high-powered weaponry to try to get a single ball into their opponent’s goal.


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Herr_Alien
Herr_Alien

My 2 cents: Eternal Silence.

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Nathanius
Nathanius

Eternal Silence! whoop whoop whoop whoop!

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PGGB
PGGB

I like the concept of Celestial Impact best, Europe in Ruins kinda blew my mind in that I didn't think this was possible and SA: Multiplayer kinda wins with amount of content eventhough I don't really like the engine too much.

Good picks guys!

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SCΛRECROW
SCΛRECROW

Eternal Silence for me.

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Tallon_hunteR
Tallon_hunteR

ES FTW!

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R0b
R0b

I'm getting pretty fed up with the endless stream of countdowns here on moddb.

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stenchy Author
stenchy

Hang in there, champ :D

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projektariel
projektariel

As I was involved in the translation of ES I am biased and would pick CI instead for the great idea of transforming and creating the battlefield! :)

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SAHChandler
SAHChandler

I'm torn betwix ES and EIR
:S

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0

For this category I'd have to say Smashball hands down as being the most innovative.

Though, I haven't played EiR and it sounds very interesting.

Good luck to the winners.

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NotMe!
NotMe!

I think Celestial Impact will win the war as we speak about most innovative. Not most workable idea or best idea.

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Setis
Setis

although I think eternal silence will be the likely winner, i was really quite amazed by europe in ruins. But in any case, very nice picks. Congrats to all the nominees!

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Robok
Robok

Smashball's gameplay was tons of fun in the last build I tried, has lots of potential as far as I can see. However as I read about Europe in Ruins I'm thinking this has to be the best idea someone has come up as a mod, guess we'll just have to wait and see who wins :)

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judasbenhur
judasbenhur

no Suicide Survival? I'm a disappointed. My pick: Celestial Impact.

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lawthedark
lawthedark

I thought suicidal is good but theres not much to it though

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geokes
geokes

I liked ES the most but it's definetly not the most Innovative.

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RogerRamjet
RogerRamjet

Well, I see smashball as a rehash of an old idea in movies, e.g. Roller Ball ( www.imdb.com/title/tt0073631 ), Death Ball ( Deathball.net ) etc.

San Andreas MP: Car jacking was bad enough in SP.. lol

Graphics wise, Eternal Silence is pretty good (other space to station combat like SW Battlefront 2 etc), but since this is an Innovation award, I would say Celestial Impact, since it gives a whole new meaning to "Dig a big hole and jump in it!" And being able to terraform your way out of almost any situation. lol

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█Black/Brunez█
█Black/Brunez█

I like GTA Multiplayer

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CustomCharacter
CustomCharacter

Considering it's the only one I've played, ES gets my vote.

However, CI looks interesting. I'm going to try it.

Why wasn't Suicide Survival on there? :(

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Jyffeh
Jyffeh

I'm sure Smasball is going to win, but Celestial Impact would be my choice.

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qpac
qpac

I haven't played any of them, but I will try out the winner.

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Samuk
Samuk

Celestial Impact !

Awesome game.

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tnathan475
tnathan475

Go Eternal Silence!

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord

Tough call... but I guess what CaptainSource says makes sense. CI takes a different stab at gameplay: spherical... I assume it is really spherical... and all direction terraforming. Now this by itself is not really new neither. Red Faction back then boasted about a terraforming which is totally free ( not simply height deformation as for example in IOTD ) and if you want to go back even more Worms had this as central gameplay element. Here thought it looks like push and punch on the terrain. Can't make fully heads or tail out of this but it definitely is particular so I would guess CI made it.

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DOLBYdigital
DOLBYdigital

Celestial Impact is absolutely ground breaking in my opinion. Running with the flag and propelling yourself into the sky and creating a walkway 100 feet in the air is priceless. So is having the guy chasing you take out the ground below you or encase you in the ground... quality and unique multiplayer action

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Lee1337
Lee1337

Eternal Silence FTW!!!

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Rotten
Rotten

where project reality? I'm really missing it :(...after all I'm for Eternal Silence

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PytoX
PytoX

ow lol only 14 minutes to go :) will probably be ES though :P

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[OPK]StarForce
[OPK]StarForce

congratulation Celestial Impact team !

good work :)

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz

Good choice. :)

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Bender411
Bender411

Congratulation all nominates,and specialy Celestial Impact!

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104

I like the old voice I hope this voice is not on the mod of the year...

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PytoX
PytoX

WoW, congratulations Celestial Impact!

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KerenskyTheRed
KerenskyTheRed

I thought it might win, since I knew it had that terrain gun and interesting gravity physics, but I could never play it cause it didn't seem to like my graphics card too much. *sigh*

Congratulations!

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qpac
qpac

I haven't excepted to this, but I keep the winner's name in mind. Congratulations Celestial Impact!

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk]

I would say Celestial Impact is by far the most innovative multi-plyer game in that list. Ethernal Silence is awesome but not really invotive.

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Dullshooter
Dullshooter

How is es innovative? Its just ship to ship combat like anything else!

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Henley Staff
Henley

There is more then one way to be innovative, it could be the use of an engine ala SA-MP or the refinement of code that never worked before ala Eternal Silence. It could be innovative in design like Smashball and Europe in Ruins or it could be innovate in game mechanics like seen in Celestial Impact.

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CustomCharacter
CustomCharacter

Ah, yes. But the difference is that they did it on the Source Engine. Really well, in fact.
EDIT: Damn, Henley got to it before me, and with a better point, too. D:

Concrats to the Celestial Impact team. I'm inspired to play it now.

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█Black/Brunez█
█Black/Brunez█

Congratulations Celestial Impact!!!

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AoP
AoP

Congrats to the team behind Celestial Impact. This appears to be a highly deserved victory.

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0

Congrats guys, I'll definitely need to check out CI.

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Ravelo
Ravelo

Bravo, Celestial Imp.!!!! ;)

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Dnst
Dnst

Celestial Impact, I will give it a try!

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Dremth
Dremth

i havent played any of them :P

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Toblerone
Toblerone

Most Innovative - got to be Celestial Impact. Thats not to say its necessarily the most fun.. but definitely the most innovative.

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Samuk
Samuk

Sweet !

You all saw me kick some serious *** (more like get killed :P)

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angry_bot
angry_bot

Celestial Impact mooses everything else on the list.

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hophead
hophead

THIS WAS A BRILLIANT IDEA!! Compiling the best mods in an entertaining and easy to navigate form makes it easier than ever to breathe new (free) life into games.

Thank you to everyone creating these mods.

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum

Congrats CI!

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