In Nightmare House 2 you wake up inside an abandoned hospital with no understanding of how you came to be there, only a vague memory of the girl from Nightmare House haunts you. Soon it will be difficult to determine between a dream and reality. How long will it take you to realize that escape is not an option?

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Mod of the Year 2010 Players Choice - Mod of the Year

Posted by Henley on Dec 24th, 2010

The time has finally arrived, the moment everyone on ModDB has been waiting for. After countless days spent voting, promoting and deciding it all comes down to this. 10 final placements for the very best mods that 2010 has seen. The victor will be able to stand tall against great mods like Project Reality, Natural Selection and MechWarrior! A big thanks to all those people who voted, its been a hell of a year and what better way to end it then announcing the Mod of the Year 2010.

To qualify for the top 10, the mod must place higher than it has in previous years and must have had a significant update in 2010. Otherwise an honorable mention is given, which these teams have received:

It is hard to knock a good mod down, that mod without a doubt this year is Project Reality. However being previous winner means Project Reality has reached the highest point, so they cannot place again. Thats just how good PR really is!
While Renegade X might be moving away from the modding scene with their UDK version players still decided that Renegade X would place high, just not high enough.
While MechWarrior: Living Legends may have already placed the highest it possibly can, it never stopped people from voting. To bad you can't beat being one of the top mods.
It has been a while since GoldenEye: Source has managed to place in the top 10 since the release of 1.0 popularity seemed to skyrocket! Lets hope they keep it up for next years event!
Always the brides maid never the bride Sven Co-op has been in every single MOTY event coming really close but never placing high enough to win.
Placing very high again this year Zombie Panic: Source just missed out placing once again this year.
Another mod just missing out on the top spot is Star Wars Mod: Galactic Warfare still well within the top 10 for Honorable Mentions!
The only mod to miss out on getting a spot in the top 10 only because they did not have any updates this year is STALKER Complete quite an accomplishment!

10Eleven Eighty Seven
Almost a decade after the black mesa incident which opened up the portal storms you find yourself trying to cope with its aftermath. They came without warning and swept the world. For no apparent reason you've been approached as in a dream by a man in a suit. Having no idea of what's going on all you can do is try to stay alive.

9Half-Life 2: Wars
brings the struggle between the human resistance and their Combine overlords to a real-time strategy setting. It features 3 game modes: Antlion Skirmish, Antlion Capture the Point, and Overrun, showcasing the Antlion and Combine playable factions. Future releases will include skirmish matches between Resistance and Combine.

touts a impressive list of new features such as a much more realistic Weapon damage system, many new skins for infantry and tanks (and wrecks) also including many own made tank skins, many new units for all factions, modified and enlarged Commander Trees (now 16 Upgrades!), new abilities, new sounds and recommended new maps included.

7C&C: Shockwave
aims to make Zero Hour a more interesting game with more diversity between the generals, making you think twice before you select a certain general, and overall provide more choices, diversity, and strategic freedom than in Zero Hour - while keeping the spirit and design direction of the original Generals game and storyline.

6Nehrim: At Fate's Edge
is a Total Conversion for the RPG The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. It is a self-contained game that bases upon the Oblivion game engine, but has no relation to Oblivion's lore. It is a world in which neither Tamriel nor any other TES based name exists. The continent itself on which the game is situated is called Nehrim, it is completely independent from the base game.

5Eastern Front
is a 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.

4Multi Theft Auto
is a multiplayer mod ("modification") for the Microsoft Windows version of Rockstar North's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas that adds an otherwise absent online multiplayer component.

3Third Age - Total War
is a total conversion modification for 'Medieval II: Total War - Kingdoms Expansion' that brings you into the world of Middle-Earth. The Production has been going since March 2008 and the mod is still well under development and boasts a variety of new features.

2Nightmare House 2
is a total conversion for Half-Life 2. You wake up inside an abandoned hospital with no understanding of how you came to be there, only a vague memory of the girl from Nightmare House haunts you. Soon it will be difficult to determine between a dream and reality. How long will it take you to realize that escape is not an option?

1Forgotten Hope 2
is a mod for Battlefield 2. It aims to portrait World War II in a way no other multi-player first person shooter have done before, with a focus on historical accuracy and tactical gameplay. You can play as represent many different countries as a soldier and utilize an extensive arsenal of weapons and vehicles that accurately portrait the assets available in the real battles.

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iSJR Dec 24 2010 says:

Ok, as a Project Reality player I accept the honorable mention since it won MOTY before. A big CONGRATZ! to those mods that made it here, in the top 10, and even to those that did not, every DEV deserves a big THANK YOU! and a pat on the back for their efforts... and, last but lot least, a very, very big THANK YOU! to ModDB staff for their efforts in organizing this copetition, and, just for doing their thing.

Merry Christmas to you all and A HAPPY NEW YEAR! See you in two-0-eleven -> 2011!

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master_oli-p Dec 24 2010 says:

holy christ, Shockwave? A fantastic mod but never expected to see it up here, I simply didn't believe there was a large enough fan base for it.

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OrangeNero Dec 24 2010 says:

stalker complete is driving the game to perfection. the language patch is a great gift, without it i would still play vanilla german stalker.

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zck2020 Dec 24 2010 says:


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Panzert Dec 24 2010 says:


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Heaney Dec 24 2010 says:

Third Age Total War! xD

Loved that mod, even though I know nothing about Lord of the Rings

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Theon Dec 24 2010 replied:

You get -1 for not knowing about The Lord of The Rings.
Go read the books now, without spoiling it all by seeing the movies first. DO IT NAO!

You can thank me after you've turned over the last page of the extra material and cried yourself to sleep.

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AnimalMother|PR| Dec 24 2010 says:

Interesting, well fair enough you can't knock the quality of the FH2 models, textures and maps. Just wish i found the gameplay more fun, i really want to like this mod.

so did PR win, but it wasn't allowed to win?

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senget85 Dec 24 2010 says:

yeah !! SHOCKWAVE !!

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bakehouse Dec 24 2010 says:

good job FH definitely well deserved! and good job to all the mods that have made the top 10 and honor roll list :)

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JoshZemlinsky Dec 24 2010 says:

Man, 1187 is probaly the best mod i ever played. It proved somethings i thougth was impossible on the source engine possible.
But anyways, congrats to everyone who made it :)

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eXeC64 Creator
eXeC64 Dec 24 2010 replied:

You've not played Research & Development then have you?

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freredarme Dec 24 2010 replied:

1187 is impressive ! Amazing ! Awesome !

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cW#Ravenblood Dec 25 2010 replied:

Yes, the work theyve done is awesome. I dont like the Gameplay Imo, guys: Imo, but havent tried out the patches. Think stuff like shaky camera got fixed.

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[FH]FatJoe Dec 24 2010 says:



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agostinho Dec 24 2010 says:


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Captain_Iglo Dec 24 2010 says:

Congrats to all the Devs! Merry Christmas!

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Aro Dec 24 2010 says:

Congratulations to all of you, you all deserve it. Maybe Twisted Insurrection will make it next year. ;)

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altercuca Dec 24 2010 says:

congratulations to all of u!

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Sergiovi Dec 24 2010 says:

Yay! go PR!!

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Snazz Dec 24 2010 says:

FH2 winning was a surprise, of the two BF2 mods in the running it's the far less popular one. It has quality content though and I like the how it beat 15 HL2 mods.

However, If anyone thought MOTY awards were just about votes they're sure mistaken now. It's actually up to what the judges think is fair.

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Dr.Doozer Dec 24 2010 says:

Someone is trolling the 1187 comments. If you disagree, leave it alone. Or face the wrath of the devs. :P

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coolkid87 Dec 24 2010 says:

black mesa didn't get a honorable mention. :) Maybe this will send hints to the black mesa team.

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Mkilbride Dec 25 2010 replied:

Hey Coolkid.

Yes they did.

"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. 2010 saw no release maybe just maybe 2011?"

Black Mesa isn't released, they got Best Upcoming.(But due to the system they can't be chosen in the top 5 again since they do it every year, it's not considered fair / no major update.)

Besides that, what kind of message would it send? They've already shown they care little of Moddb.

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SWIZZ=kettcar= Dec 25 2010 says:

Yes, we did it! Thank you all for voting and the support over years. What a nice xmas gift.

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Newbez Dec 24 2010 says:

holy ****! i couldn't believe forgotten hope 2 won!! not biggest it's bad (it's amazing) but because it's old. it goes to show that if you work hard and stick at it, even the oldest mods can still win, well deserved.

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0rpheus Dec 24 2010 says:

YES!!! Congrats FH2 team! You deserved it, truly an awesome mod!!!

And of course congrats to all the other mods in the top 10!

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cW#Ravenblood Dec 25 2010 says:

First, congratz to all modding teams. Its a hard way to get to the release, if you think abou, that around 90% of mods die before release. So its fantastic theyve released, but more awesome that theyve created a fantastic product.
Second, thanks Henley for this christmas gift ;) Merry Christmas :D

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Savci Dec 25 2010 says:

Awesome, the 4th suprises me, though.
ZPS needs to have its graphics parts remade with new content and voala, it'd get in top5.

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KodY Dec 25 2010 says:

Great job FH2 :)
Good to see Third Age is also in the Top 3

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DuBaas007 Dec 25 2010 says:

Third place for Third Age: Total War! :D best rts mod EVER congratulations TA team and all other top 10 mods!

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Wulfburk12 Dec 26 2010 replied:

third age isnt an rts, its a turn based strategy

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TALON_UK Dec 25 2010 says:

Congrats to all who made the list, and well done to the FH2 Team, nice work guys.

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Khameli Dec 25 2010 says:

so much mods i have never seen before :D
conraz for all at top 10!

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n5p29 Dec 25 2010 says:

congrats guys!

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█Black/Brunez█ Dec 25 2010 says:

Loads of honorable mentions 0_0

Congratulations for everyone.

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MrMazure Dec 25 2010 says:

What I don't understand is why Nightmare House is in front of Nehrim, I played both, they're both good, but Nehrim deserves much more than a poor #6.

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Mkilbride Dec 25 2010 says:

Players Choice, Alley.

The masses have spoken.

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Catalyst440 Dec 25 2010 says:

For all the people bitching about the list. PEOPLE VOTED FOR IT. So get the **** over it already.

Well done FH2, Its a really great mod. Keep it up.
And PR will be in the Honorable mentions everytime because its AWESOME.

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ComradeWinston Dec 30 2010 replied:

The majority is not always right, just look at america.

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Jokerme Dec 25 2010 says:

Awful. Just awful.

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Ennui Dec 25 2010 says:

On behalf of myself and the rest of the Half-Life 2: Wars team, we want to thank everyone who voted for us this year and the awesome Moddb community and staff for making all this happen. We came in 10th in 2008, now 9th in 2010 and hopefully we'll keep climbing in future years as our mod gets closer to completion.

Thank you one and all, and Merry Christmas!

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RAnDOOm Dec 25 2010 says:

Congrats FH2.

Well deserved award. This mod is brilliant.

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Slayer1976 Dec 25 2010 says:

Yay, FH2 wins! Finally! Woohoo! 2010 was a great year and this is a nice way to seal it off. Thanks dev team!

Anyone who is interested in the slightest bit: try this mod out. It is only a download away. BF2 is in the $5 bin as we speak. See you on the battlefield!

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Sparky245 Dec 25 2010 says:

The right mod won. Some other great mods in there too though :)

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CuervoSp Dec 25 2010 says:

Congrats to all the mods :) I really like "Nightmare House 2".

I think is sadly not in the ranking "Zombie Panic: Source" (Sorry about my bad English)

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Taranov Dec 25 2010 says:

8 years... long 8 years...

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Hen7 Creator
Hen7 Dec 25 2010 says:

Grats to Forgotten Hope 2, but I'll be honest here, I don't think it's exactly "fair" to have both SP and MP mods in the same competition, we all know MP > SP no matter what, but heck, it's just sport. ;)

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Pyrodaimon Dec 25 2010 says:

Holy ****. That's a big list.

Anyway, congrats to the Renegade X and C&C Shockwave guys!

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macacos2 Dec 25 2010 says:

What happened to the British Narrator?
"Mod of the yieah"

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