Operation: Black Mesa is a total Source remake of Half Life: Opposing Force. Using the Source engine, the developers plan to recreate the Black Mesa research Facility as it was seen by Corporal Adrian Shephard of the H.E.C.U. Half-life: Opposing Force is still an amazing game, although it's not nearly as amazing as it was when it was released.

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Welcome to the Players Choice - Upcoming top 5 award for Mod of the Year 2011.

Posted by Henley on Dec 23rd, 2011

From the 1st of December to the 20th we asked quite a bit of our community, we asked that you decide what mods you think are the best mods for 2011. We tallied up the votes for best upcoming mod and arranged them into a top 5.

Ladies and Germs these are your top 5 upcoming mods for 2011.

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 2011. Otherwise an honorable mention is given, which these teams have received:

Once again Black Mesa is an unstoppable vote recieving machine. However until BM releases forever an Honorable Mention. Still players are eagerly awaiting the release of this mod. Chop chop!
Our voters seem to like Half-Life cannon however Operation Black Mesa just missed out by a small margin to better its previous placing. Since it did not place high enough OBM gets an Honorable Mention.

5City 17: Episode One
With the impending collapse of the Citadel, two members of the Resistance are tasked with evacuating any citizens remaining. Little do they know that their mission sees them gaining critical information that puts the early fate of White Forest in their hands.

4S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Lost Alpha
Have you ever dreamt about playing the old, forgotten S.T.A.L.K.E.R. ? We spent countless of nights on collecting materials, videos, images from the old builds, and we are working on remodelling the old atmospheric levels, and presenting some never seen features. All materials are property of GSC Gameworld and dez0wave group.

3Opposing Force 2
taking place in the Seven Hours War aftermath. Fighting against blood shedding synths and frightening aliens, Adrian Shephard has to struggle his way with his fellow comrades from the Phoenix Command, with the main objective of stopping the construction of a Combine Citadel. In his journey he will find what has happened to the world, six months after the Seven Hour War.

2CoH: Modern Combat
will create a deep, entertaining vision of modern warfare, pitting the modern-day Chinese and American militaries against each other. These two unique factions, with their all-new companies, abilities, and artwork, will work together with the outstanding starting platform that is Company of Heroes in an effort to provide the most immersing, combat on your PC.

1Cry of Fear
You wake up in a dark alley, not knowing anything. What has happened anyway? You struggle after the truth and answers. Answers you want to know in the darkness and fear, which makes your heartbeat race like violent blows against your head. Where do "they" come from? What has happened? It's time to head out and find the answers.

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FW:ToW_Sushi Dec 23 2011, 10:33pm says:

Congrats to all the mods that won!

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Dnst Dec 30 2011, 6:58pm replied:

I am missing your mod in here!

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Grimreaper905 Dec 23 2011, 10:34pm says:


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ADTeam™ Dec 23 2011, 10:41pm says:

F*CK YEAH COF IS 1ST!!! And congrats to all other mods that reached this top 5!

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Armageddon104 Dec 23 2011, 10:54pm says:

Opposing Force 2 and CoH: Modern Combat are flipped in the video from what it says on the page.

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Henley Author
Henley Dec 23 2011, 11:29pm replied:

Yes sorry the video is the correct placement, must have taken notes from the old file :P. It was in the last day that CoH: MC jumped up a place.

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ghostings Dec 23 2011, 10:54pm says:

Heh heh heh, CoF got 1st place, all according to plan...

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retnu16 Dec 23 2011, 11:03pm says:


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Angerfist219 Dec 23 2011, 11:23pm replied:

Oh yeah, CoF all the way! Tho congrats as well to the others.

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Tatsur0 Dec 23 2011, 11:23pm says:

No surprise that Cry of Fear hit's top place. Congrats guys and to the rest!

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Cybertrance Dec 23 2011, 11:44pm says:

Hmm...there is a typo, its "Opposing Force 2" it is misspelled as Opposing Force 3

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adfjkndjklnhdfs Dec 24 2011, 3:31am replied:


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um-tiki Dec 23 2011, 11:49pm says:

Always very excited for new horror mods, very excited for COF and Lost Alpha. Congrats to all, and good luck with the future development.

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Schinchan56798 Dec 24 2011, 12:13am says:

Congratulations. You guys deserve it.

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SpeedyClaude Dec 24 2011, 1:29am says:

This deserves it.....CONGRATS

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NekoGenijalan Dec 24 2011, 2:47am says:


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ÐiamonÐ Dec 24 2011, 3:06am says:

Holy ******* ****. Congrats Team Psykskallar!

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SPYFF Dec 24 2011, 3:45am says:

Lost Alpha ever! But gratz to CoF.

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phipe Dec 24 2011, 4:05am says:

Hell yes! After many years of nominations, Cry of Fear finaly won!

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medve Dec 24 2011, 4:15am buried:


canvas? grey? galaptopticon? zeitgeist? ivans secret? i mean...what the hell is opposing force doing there with the big dogs? i dont understand u ppl

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Centaur1um Dec 24 2011, 9:14pm replied:

I don't understand you, either.

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Slevo Dec 25 2011, 2:47am replied:

why dident earths special forces make it?

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xxx.xxx.xxx Dec 24 2011, 4:29am says:

lost alpha YEY

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Blowball Dec 24 2011, 4:50am says:

Congrats, guys!

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CuervoSp Dec 24 2011, 5:16am says:

Congratulations to all the mods!

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Minuit Dec 24 2011, 6:31am says:

Wow, what a nice thing to wake up to, being placed alongside all these quality mods! Thanks so much to the community!

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Fidchell Dec 24 2011, 7:08am replied:

You guys earned it. :)

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retnu16 Dec 24 2011, 7:17am replied:

It is because you and the rest of modding teams who's mods are mentioned deserve it. Congratulations

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lawlhat Dec 24 2011, 11:43am replied:

I believe that you people have earned it.

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SabreXT Dec 24 2011, 7:21am says:

I didn't know so many people were looking forward to cry of fear.

I'm glad Black Mesa has been left at honourable mention. It is to mod awards what Duke Nukem Forever was to vaporware lists.

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Henley Author
Henley Dec 24 2011, 7:25am replied:

They have only ever won once.

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KorbisBarkly Dec 24 2011, 7:33am says:

Why do people keep voting for Black Mesa? It hasn't been updated in 2 years and yet it still gets the most votes of all. Thank god for the Honorable Mention system.

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aiknx999 Dec 24 2011, 7:49am replied:

totally agree. mod is obviously dead and people still vote for it? wtf? i wouldn't even give it that "Honorable Mention"...

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Mkilbride Dec 24 2011, 9:43am replied:

Constant updates from the devs, as well as new screenshots all the time, is now "dead"?

Good to know.

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DuckSauce Dec 24 2011, 10:44am replied:

Last image/video date from Nov 2008, Last news dates from Dec 2009, whatever updates you are talking about, they aren't ModDB updates, which makes it strange that ModDB users are voting it enough to be a honorable mention again.

If they're posting to the site, they could at least post these screenshots on ModDB, converting news posts to ModDB all the time, yeah I can understand if they're not up for that, but how hard is it to mass upload shots once in a while, they're raking in votes for a ModDB award while not having an active ModDB page.

I stand in line with the people here wondering why it's being voted on so massively still after so many years.

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SeBu Dec 24 2011, 12:07pm replied:

*sigh* All doesnt happen under the eys of mighty MODDB. Example here Gnosistheprogrammer.com
and here
is just part of the ongoing work.

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Dnst Jan 2 2012, 10:52am replied:

BM isnt the only project not constantly posting news and still being popular in the community. I am glad the Modding community doesnt forget their games so fast as it is usual in the commercial business.

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xalener Jan 24 2012, 10:36pm replied:

Black mesa still has some new screenshots. They're exclusively released on the wiki linked on the main website. Just cuz ya'll ******* are blind don't mean there ain't nothin to see.

****, the latest BM video was posted Dec 11th 2011. Not that long ago.


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DoctorSpanky Dec 24 2011, 9:09am says:


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DarkSlayer_ Dec 24 2011, 9:58am says:

Cry of Fear, YES!!

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MenteR Dec 24 2011, 10:17am says:

Thanks to everyone who voted for OF2, we ******* love you guys!

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I_am_a_Spoon Dec 24 2011, 10:47am says:

Congrats to everyone else who placed, and everyone else who didn't quite manage... you all deserve it.


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Ark_ Dec 24 2011, 11:33am says:

"However until BM releases forever an Honorable Mention"
I see what you did there :p

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timstro59 Dec 24 2011, 11:44am says:

DNF came out before this did. WTF o_O

yes I bought DNF. I need to upgrade my comp though.

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Minuit Dec 24 2011, 11:57am replied:

DNF was in development for longer though, so...?

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SWAT_OP-R8R Dec 24 2011, 11:55am says:

congratz to the winners

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SeBu Dec 24 2011, 12:04pm says:

Well deserved winner. Rumpel, minuit all the voice actors and designers,

CONGRATULATIONS! Have been following you since your project started, loved AOM and we all know that you aint gonna let us down! Polish it whit all the time you need and then present that masterpiece to us when its really ready.

Merry christmas!

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Sporkeh Dec 24 2011, 1:04pm says:

2ez win

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TALON_UK Dec 24 2011, 1:08pm says:

Congratulations all, some cracking looking mods there, well done.

Quite surprised Freeworlds Tides of War isn't up there, as they are doing absolutely phenomenal work with the Freelancer engine. I'm sure they'll get the recognition they deserve once they release.

Talking of which, bring on the released awards, can't wait. Shaping up to be another great awards season.

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SHREDDER_OiM Dec 24 2011, 4:18pm says:

But what about the top 100? Why not have a list of mods and what places they occupied?

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