First Strike is a Star Wars total conversion modification for Battlefield 2142. The goal of First Strike is to totally immerse the players into the amazing universe of Star Wars by presenting the most accurate representations of famous Star Wars locales, weapons, and characters, and combining them with exciting, fast paced gameplay and features new to the Battlefield scene. Within this mod you'll find yourself as a soldier of the Galactic Empire or as a freedom fighter for the Rebel Alliance. You'll fight across lovingly detailed recreations of various Star Wars locations with a wide array of weapons and vehicles.

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After 114,000 votes, you have chosen this years top 10 mods.

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This is it, the big one... the one everyone is waiting for: the result decided by you and 115,000 other gamers who voted for their favorite mods in January. As always, we expect the results to be argued - but one thing I think we can all agree on is that 2008 was a top year for mods, with 150 high-profile releases. 2009 is already on track to beat that number, but for now, it is time to showcase the very best of 2008!




Honorable Mentions

We would like to recognize the mods Insurgency (Half-Life 2), Sven Co-op (Half-Life), Empires (Half-Life 2), Forgotten Hope 2 (Battlefield 2) and Dystopia (Half-Life 2) which have placed higher in previous MOTY awards and therefore were not included.

Insurgency Media Update - Beta 3 Sneak Peek Gman Towers helicopter fight Cyclopean APC FH 2.15 release image Detonate and Cybernetic Screenshots


10.Half-Life 2: Wars
Half-Life 2

Half-Life_2:_Wars wrote: "Half-Life 2: Wars" is a real-time strategy (RTS) modification set in the Half-Life universe. Although development is in its early stages, much has already been implemented. Currently there is only singleplayer, but multiplayer is planned. There is thorough mapping documentation available on the forum for those who wish to make custom maps, which may be included in the mod.


HL2:Wars WIP Jan 09 Update v0.5 Screens v0.5 Screens


9.Stargate Empire at War
Starwars Empire at War

Stargate_Empire_at_War wrote: "Stargate Empire at War" The fight goes on,on your PC! Experience the biggest battles you've ever seen in the Stargate universe. You are the commander,it's your mission to free the galaxy or to lead it into eternal darkness! Huge space battles: Lead the ships of the Tau'ri, Goa'uld, Asgard, Ancients and Ori to victory and fight the threats like the Replicators or the Wraith. Thrilling land battles: Play with all the units you know from the series: SG Teams,Jaffa,Kull warriors and many more. Fight on the planets and locations well known from the series SG1 and Atlantis. Prove your skills in multiplayer battles and show your enemy,who's the ruler of the galaxy. The latest version of the mod is Final 1.0 for the Normal EaW.


Crashed BC-304 Ethon One detailed planet surface


8.Age of Chivalry
Half-Life 2

Age_of_Chivalry wrote: Age of Chivalry is a total conversion for Half-Life 2 currently being developed by Team Chivalry. We are a close group of friends who are dedicated to creating a fun story driven multiplayer experience set in a fantasy world in the medieval ages. We are creating a fast paced and fun first person melee combat system that will take the player to a new level of immersion. The players will be able to take part in sieges, town raids and open war in a story driven game. Our goal is to let the players write the history of the game as the teams battle it out over a sequence of user controlled map cycles depending on the victor.


aoc_monastery Blood and Effects coming in CR1 Blood and Effects coming in CR1


7.Eternal Silence
Half-Life 2

Eternal_Silence wrote: A massive deep space artifact from long-gone Earth was found and spawned a renaissance on the human colonies of the United Terran Forces. A gigantic assault from the UTF on the now independent colonies spawned the Neo Galactic Militia and started a deep space war the likes of which the world has never seen. Your role in Eternal Silence will be within vital strategic battles between massive capital warships. You will need your wits, your precision, your strength, your endurance, and above all your courage to take on the fierce challenges which await you.


Battle of Cerbera Battle of Cerbera Battle of Cerbera


6.Pirates, Vikings and Knights 2
Half-Life 2

Pirates wrote: Pirates, Vikings and Knights II is a unique, total conversion of the Half-Life 2 Source engine. 3 teams fight each other for kills, objectives and total domination! With a melee combat system that's unique to the modding community, game modes you won't find in other games and parrots that can be trained to peck at enemies, it's no surprise PVKII is so entertaining! If you enjoy getting together with friends and having an exhilarating time.


2.3 Features and Effects 2.3 Features and Effects 2.3 Features and Effects


5.Zombie Master
Half-Life 2

Zombie_Master wrote: Zombie Master is a multiplayer Source modification, centred around a zombie-apocalypse, which throws all but one player in the shoes of human survivors. Pitched against a relentless tide of rotting flesh, they must scavenge for weaponry and equipment just to stay alive. But that one player, chosen randomly at the beginning of the round, is not bound by mortal restraints. To speak his name is to invite the wrath of hell - but most call him the 'Zombie Master'. He is nigh omnipotent. His invisible hand controls the legions of undead like puppets on strings; slowly closing the net on the humans while they run to and fro like rats in a maze.


Command Bashing Survival

4.First Strike
Battlefield 2142

First_Strike wrote: First Strike is a Star Wars total conversion modification for Battlefield 2142. The goal of First Strike is to totally immerse the players into the amazing universe of Star Wars by presenting the most accurate representations of famous Star Wars locales, weapons, and characters, and combining them with exciting, fast paced gameplay and features new to the Battlefield scene. Within this mod you'll find yourself as a soldier of the Galactic Empire or as a freedom fighter for the Rebel Alliance. You'll fight across lovingly detailed recreations of various Star Wars locations with a wide array of weapons and vehicles.


New Map Community Game Screenshots New Map Community Game Screenshots New Map Community Game Screenshots


3.Portal: Prelude
Portal

Portal:_Prelude wrote: Portal: Prelude, as its name states it, is an unofficial prequel to the game Portal. Its story revolves around the pre-GlaDOS epoch, even before she was plugged in. At this time, test subjects were monitored by real Aperture Science employees, whose work was tedious, lengthy and repetitive. This is why they decided to build a great artificial intelligence that could both replace them in these difficult tasks, and also take responsibility for many other tasks within the complex and compete with Black Mesa's superiority. All employees of the Aperture Science complex are now eagerly awaiting GlaDOS. Maybe even a little too eagerly, as the upcoming events will tell... This game is totally free. It offers a bit more gameplay hours than the original Portal, with 8 chapters, 19 test chambers, 48 challenges, 6 advanced maps, a brand new storyline and more than 400 lines of english speech with dozens of subtitles translations.


Portal: Prelude Screenshots Portal: Prelude Screenshots Portal: Prelude Screenshots


2.Zombie Panic: Source
Half-Life 2

Zombie_Panic:_Source wrote: Zombie Panic: Source is a co-op oriented Survivor Vs Zombie multi-player survival horror modification for HL2. While our main priority is to make the mod as fun to play as possible, ZP:S plans to greatly expand on the core features of "Zombie panic" For HL1, with the obvious new features, impressive visuals, and of course atmospheric maps. More importantly ZP:S will not force players to fend against dumb and predictable AI, but instead keep the same intense thrill of surviving against intelligent and persistent player controlled zombies as the original.


ZPO_Harvest gameplay ZPS_Cinema gameplay screenshots ZP:S v1.5.1 Media


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1.Project Reality
Battlefield 2

Project_Reality wrote: Welcome to "Project Reality", a free to download game modification for the Battlefield 2 (aka BF2) retail Windows game. The focus of this mod is to rework the original game engine developed by Digital Illusions of Sweden (Dice) within legal and feasible constraints to create a more realistic combat environment for the gaming community. This includes adjusting various game play elements including physics, visual effects and overall game play formats. Along with changes to how the game handles, the Project Reality team has been introducing British and Insurgent factions, plus a number of community assisted factions are currently in the works to introduce Canadian, Russian and IDF forces to the virtual battlefields. This Mod is not for the masses, due to the fact that it has a much higher learning curve then your classic arcade game. This is the real deal.


Lynx AH-7 BTR-60 APC T-72 MBT


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Discrate
Discrate

WOOT GO HL2WARS!

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COEMAN
COEMAN

Congrats to all Mods mentioned.

Awesome win Project Reality!You guys rock!

and you said you wouldn't win Fuzz, congrats buddy and congrats to the rest of the [DEV] Team.



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violetblood
violetblood

Congratulations for all the mods in TOP 10

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ausbushman
ausbushman

Congrats PR!

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KerenskyTheRed
KerenskyTheRed

Holy crap! Nearly all the mods I voted for are either honorable mentions or in the top ten!

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WhiteBear
WhiteBear

Hmm... Makes me consider buying the battle field 2 just to see did it deserve the tittle. Sounds like it did. I see lot of fun in game that forces players to have actual plan. I would love to have maches where you can achive sertain kind of fame for being able to do sertain parts of the team well or better than others. Yeah. I am not very materialistic.

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vlexo
vlexo

Glad PR won, the devs over at realitymod.com, have seriously worked some major butt to fix Battlefield 2, to work on a realistic aspect on the limited engine. (Though the BF2 engine isn't bad if you think about it and PR clearly shows what you can do)

Well done to the other modifications as well. I will also try them out.

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Spearhead78
Spearhead78

The BF2 engine isn't really bad at all. It's just the very limited access and mod support it offers that drives us to some rather unsatisfying solutions to problems that could be easily solved otherwise. I admire the skill for improvising that was used to think up some of our mechanics.

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Raden
Raden

Nice list. I think I have to by BF2 now :)

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Killer_man_1996
Killer_man_1996

Congratulations to the Project Reality Team

And this MOTY is Awesome!

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twcrash
twcrash

Great job!!! Love the mod play it almost daily. Well deserved and had no doubts. You can buy BF2 for 10 bucks and this mod makes just that much better.

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WesKhan
WesKhan

Project Reality probably deserved getting first, as it is truly an amazing mod, but the newest version really messed the mod up. Now me and all of my gaming buddies who used to play it 24/7 won't touch it anymore. Fire fights aren't what they used to be. Now it's just whoever aims and clicks first....sigh....I miss old PR.

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ChiefRyza
ChiefRyza

That's pretty laughable, defence plays a huge role, the deviation is near perfect. You have to wait to get a perfectly accurate shot, and you can't stand in the middle of the road like you could in 0.8 and dodge bullets.

Oh well. If you perfer guns that can't hit a semi-trailer from 100m away then very well. I remind you that the "old" PR had highly accurate weapons, obviously you havn't been around very long.

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Snazz
Snazz

Interesting, I've read more accounts of the exact opposite reaction to the changes (clans ditching 0.8 then returning for 0.85). Personally I prefer the 'new' deviation, both for game play and realism sake. Weapons are meant to be as accurate and deadly as possible.

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Meester
Meester

The fact that Fall From Heaven 2 didn't get on to any list is a real disappointment especially as its the most popular mod for Civilization 4 by far with thousands of downloads. I suppose it just goes to show that most of the voters are basically fps players.

Project Reality does however deserve first place, as 0.85 is the best version yet in my opinion.

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Toblerone
Toblerone

Well Deserved for Project Reality... solid Mod. I loved BF2 and project reality really tightened the team work in multiplayer, which is the real thrill.

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m82sniper
m82sniper

I told my friends that Project Reality was awesome.. They just didn't believe me.. XD

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Romagnolo
Romagnolo

It's what happen to me too. I try to tell them, but they refuse to belive it.

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ChiefRyza
ChiefRyza

All my mates are too busy playing bloody WoW to play PR, they think its a big gimmick :P

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Snazz
Snazz

Hard thing about promoting PR is that the best moments are sometimes difficult to replicate and present, like when everyones actually working together and things are going to plan. The experience can vary a lot, there's so many factors involved.

I tell stories of great experiences in PR to my mates and it gets them interested, but when they play it themselves it can be boring or frustrating for them. Sometimes it takes a bit of determination/persistence to get to those good bits and sometimes it's just luck.

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jimlawl
jimlawl

PR deserved to win

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TobiP
TobiP

I like a hell lot of these mods...i kinda bought bf2 and the orange box just for the modding stuff...and things seem to get better and better...anyways, does someone know the title of the pvk2 background music?

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card176
card176

=D PR won i dont have BF 2 but i played BF 2142 but this just wants to make me jump out of my chair and run to game stop to buy Bf 2 complete pack or something like that.

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SWAT_OP-R8R
SWAT_OP-R8R

This year moddb had to stand much critics beginning with the "surprise" sponsor and the following moraly discussions, the unfair voting system, upto broken rules where mods got awarded which already were awarded before.

I just hope that moddb will learn from that because right now there are many angry players, angry not because their mods didnt get awarded but angry about the treatment they got.
Hopefully moddb will rethink what happened and does neccessary changes in the next year.

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UnlimiteD
UnlimiteD

Oh well, it's becomming boring how it's up there everytime.
WHat do I do wrong that I just don't like it?
Was it that every server I joined a Year back was full of Jerks?
I dunno, I just can't seem to like it.
Congrats to the team though, your work deserves the honors.

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grantelicious
grantelicious

How the **** didn't Insurgency make it to the top 10? It's way better than most of them mods.

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kiddi1000
kiddi1000

becuase, although it got alot of votes, pr got more, taking first place therefore insurgency could not show up becuase it is at a....worse? position then it was last year
worse meaning it may have been a second place mod choice this year, instead of first.

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rudy_eila
rudy_eila

Yeah!!!!!!!!!! Project reality deserved to be the first one!
Every BF2 player should download it:D!

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rudy_eila
rudy_eila

Reply to : card176
Bf2 is way better than BF2142 and BF2142 rocks so how would be BF2.... with PR?????????????????????????????????
I have BF2142, BF2, BF1942 and i have project reality for BF2 and its the best one
So bro you should go get BF2 quick and download PR
PR= Project Reality

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gnansink
gnansink

PR congrationaltion from the Dutch Community mod for PR.

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Mars_3K
Mars_3K

2008 - Year of teh Zombie Apocalypse!

Gimme a break. -_-

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slayersarge
slayersarge

I have but only one problem with this video, the review on ZPS was incorrect, it's a Winchester Shotgun not a rifle x-x

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edible1
edible1

Interesting that Zombie Panic: Source had the lowest community rating of these ten mods, at "8", yet managed to come in second.

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Manicman
Manicman

Great list. Finally PR got to #1! Good job!
also, may be a dumb question, wat is the song for #6?

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Shadowmetroid
Shadowmetroid

Way to go, PR! I'm going to redownload it. :)

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budmaloney
budmaloney

Congrats for the winners
they should release them on steam...well the half life 2 ones @ least.

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SaintWilly
SaintWilly

Coo :D

(loved the flogging molly on #6 XD )

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undeadbobop
undeadbobop

Wow they made a huge mistake about zps its not a Winchester rifle its a Winchester double barrel shotgun.

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ShyGuy204
ShyGuy204

Wootness, Go PR! that's the 3rd MOTY Award! YES! :D Sorry First Strike and Forgotten Hope :| GL Next Year! Nice to see Star Gate Empire at War getting honorable mention.

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Exin
Exin

WOOt zombie master made it in top 10. that just made my day.

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kobkkiller
kobkkiller

project reality is so awsome everytime you turn on bf2 it pops up MESSAGE FROM EA (made the game) :download project reality free now! LOLLOLOLOL

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wafflewarrior7
wafflewarrior7

Zombie panic source should've won

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horiaonofrei
horiaonofrei

where is swen co-op ?

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