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Ho ho ho Merry Christmas and merry Mod of the Year. 108,891 votes and 6,878,383 visitors over 20 days. We shovelled the punched ballot cards into the local ModDB super computer, ran our algorithms and watched the computer churn the raw data into our top 10 list. We lost the lives of many talented scientists and computer experts, but it was worth it because now we have something awesome to share with our community.

Your votes have decided this years Mod of the Year and the results speak for themselves.



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

Placing very high once again Forgotten Hope 2 is still proving its relevance still in 2011. Having placed first in previous years you can't do any better than first place!
Project Reality: Battlefield 2 a staff favourite for years, and since its win a few years back PR has still be extremely popular within ModDB. No surprise that it receives another Honorable Mention.
while being a Star Wars IP Galactic Warfare is still just as popular as it was a last year, however like most honorable mentions it did not place high enough to be its previous best.
MechWarrior: Living Legends has once again proven that well designed mods do not go unnoticed. Placing very high once again this year, you cannot win twice!


10Underhell
you incarnate Jake Hawkfield, a Special Weapons and Tactics Operative, who recently got married and moved in with his beloved wife. But soon after those happy events his beloved wife dies in mysterious circumstances, only leaving clues that lead to believe in a suicide. Jake falls apart, and only his best friend, mentor and boss Frank is here to help him get over his grief.

9Republic at War
replacing the Empire with the Galactic Republic and the Rebel Alliance with the Confederacy. The mod will focus heavily on the Jedi Order with emphasis on the Jedi Council. There will be a full Single player Campaign as well as multiple sandbox modes that will allow the player to re-enact various campaigns of the Clone War such as the Outer Rim Sieges.

8The Last Days
After nearly 5 years, The Last Days Of The Third Age Of Middle Earth Mod 3.0, for Mount&Blade 1.011 (not for Warband) is, after many years, finally released! The previous version of this mod released in 2007 is still the most downloaded mod for the original Mount and Blade, surpassed only by two mods for Warband. Let's see how the newly released version will do!

7Blitzkrieg
There are many new features added to Blitzkrieg like a much more realistic Weapon damage system, new skins for infantry and tanks (and wrecks) also including many of custom tank skins, new units for all factions, modified and enlarged Commander Trees (now 16 Upgrades!), new abilities, new sounds and recommended new maps included!

6C&C: ShockWave
The main goal of this mod is 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.

5The Stanley Parable
an experimental narrative-driven first person game. It is an exploration of choice, freedom, storytelling and reality, all examined through the lens of what it means to play a video game. You will make a choice that does not matter. You will follow a story that has no end. You will play a game you cannot win.

4CoH: Eastern Front
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.

3No More Room in Hell
the long awaited HL:2 zombie modification released back in October on Halloween. The mod is a cooperative survival horror game that focuses on moving from one objective to another. Players fight against a world full of AI controlled zombies, unlike most titles who deal with zombies there is a constant threat that your friends will turn into flesh eating monsters. Tread carefully.

2Third Age - Total War
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.

1Multi Theft Auto
a multiplayer mod for the Windows version of Rockstar North's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas that adds an otherwise absent online multiplayer component. In 2009 MTA was officially distributed as the first open source release. This release abandoned the now obsolete "Deathmatch" tag in the product name to emphasize on the versatility of the software.

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DarkShift
DarkShift

I would have thought Underhell to be the winner, but whatever. Congrat's to the 3 HL2 mod's to make it in the top 10.

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Sanguinius
Sanguinius

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Lol that number 1 must be a joke or a mistake in video editing :P. RaW or 3rd Age is the winner...

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lil_Toady
lil_Toady

Multi Theft Auto got nearly 3 times the votes Third Age Total War did.

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Sanguinius
Sanguinius

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I said its a joke because i can't believe what this generation plays...seriously...mine craft and gta...hilarious

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DavetheZombieSlayer
DavetheZombieSlayer

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I know right?!?!
I hate Minecraft and I've become bored of Grand Theft Auto!

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Slay£r
Slay£r

It's not the quality of the video that matters, it's the gameplay. You should actually try playing it before saying something else is better.

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MysteriousShadow
MysteriousShadow

I agree on that, even though I don't prefer GTA! I'm actually surprised that a GTA mod got it to the top! I should check it.
Well, congrats MTA team ^_^
Also congratulations for the others.

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ryden
ryden

MTA has one of the largest communities out there, having been developed since the year 2003. It is being developed non-stop since then, with hundreds of gamemodes that convert this game in the game of the games. In my humble opinion, it surely deserves being the mod of the year.

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sebihunter
sebihunter

Sir you deserve a +1
Without that mod I would have not been addicted to GTA since 2006 ;)

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DarkShift
DarkShift

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It's a total shame, this MOTY was stolen, that's all. A total anonymous mod winning, and not even a mod, but a simple tool.

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ryden
ryden

It can't be a total anonymous mod with over 2 million downloads and more than 40,000 unique players daily in the public servers. It has one of the greatest communities with tons of people contributing to the project and making it better every day. With almost a half million of lines of code, it surely isn't a "simple" tool. And of course it is a mod, as it is modding and extending the GTA San Andreas functionalities. I invite you to try it out and then come back and share your opinion with us. You can download it from Mtasa.com

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GodFather_
GodFather_

word

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[TZP]LoNer1
[TZP]LoNer1

Why the hell has project reality that image in front of it? Media.moddb.com

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delarobe
delarobe

i asked myself that too

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Stickman47
Stickman47

Thanks for saying "2003" because if you hadn't said that I wouldn't have downloaded MTA but now I know it's actually for SA not GTA4.

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Darius0101
Darius0101

So what if it has the largest community out there? MTA's community size is dwarfed by SA-MP's yet SA-MP isn't even in the top 10. Community size don't mean ****

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ryden
ryden

You are right, the community quality is also important. Maybe that's the reason why MTA won the Mod Of The Year award, an award that SA:MP has never been able to win.

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EpicLord9
EpicLord9

I actually prefer SA-MP

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Remi-X
Remi-X

You actually never tried MTA you mean. I've been a SA-MP fanboy too, and played it for over a year. I always said MTA sux and SA-MP had what I needed to make a server. Until I just tried MTA. My mind was literally blown, I couldn't understand why I didn't play MTA before. Now two years later I still play MTA with my soul and using every single possibility from MTA which SA-MP does not have.
So there you go, don't be affraid, just give it a shot as I did. You can thank me later :)

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Smiley_Riley
Smiley_Riley

**** YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH THIRD PLACE

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Dman757
Dman757

Number 3! More like Number 1 HL:2 Mod of the year ;)

Congrats to all the winners!

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[nmrihdev]-Maxx
[nmrihdev]-Maxx

Well done fellow NMRiHers! We kicked some serious ***! Congrats to everyone who won this year :)

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Xendrid
Xendrid

Yessssss. Now if you thought NMRiH was awesome this year, just wait until next year. HL2 forever! Congrats all and happy new year!

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SotaPoika
SotaPoika

Hell yeah!

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Buckshot20
Buckshot20

Wooooo! Congrats to everyone at NMRiH, but especially to the entire community. Also congratulations to everyone working on a mod, especially those who got in the top ten this year!

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medve
medve

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kungfu rabbit and gtammo...a rickroll video would fit a lot better then a showcase

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dsi1
dsi1

Crazy good fighting game and (almost) MMO GTA?

**** yes give me more of this!

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0

Congrats to all the winners! Very well done NMRiH team :D

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Remi-X
Remi-X

Now THIS is a true #1. Finally!

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AirborneSn1p3r
AirborneSn1p3r

congrats to all :P

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billyboob
billyboob

Snob. EDIT: Reply fail to TruthKing. Congrats to all.

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Rextox
Rextox

**** yea! MTA ALL THE WAY!

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mrl515
mrl515

RaW ftw!!! Crackin the top 10!

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Nicked99
Nicked99

Definitely think that third age should have won, I'm not even sure that multi theft auto should have been in the top ten at all

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BeWarn
BeWarn

WOW ShockWave mod still made it in top ten, still it is a great mod.

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Metalloid
Metalloid

ShockWave will keep its value for years to come because people keep on discovering and promoting the mod (just check my review)

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adfjkndjklnhdfs
adfjkndjklnhdfs

Bleh, as always, to much half life...

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Meraqel
Meraqel

Project Reality: Battlefield 2 + Picture from Operation Black Mesa.
Plz fix it.

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aroniense21
aroniense21

Well, I would've preferred that Allied Intent Extended got at least a honorable mention, but well, not everything is possible, congratulations to the winners!!

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Computica
Computica

Aye, it never received the attention it deserved. :(

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8472

Congrats to the winners! Some great mods this year, here's hoping for a smashing 2012!

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NekoGenijalan
NekoGenijalan

Go TATW!

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[SKC]Botn
[SKC]Botn

MTA FTW !!!

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Opinionator
Opinionator

Shame Nightmare House 2 didn't make the top 10 the only HL2 mod I enjoyed and scared me as much as the Fear games used to.

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Dman757
Dman757

Nightmare House 2 came out last year :\ It was nominated last year but didn't win.

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SveaRikeSoldier
SveaRikeSoldier

WHAT THE HELL! THEY USED MY VIDEO WITHOUT ASKING ME FIRST!!!

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Razzeld
Razzeld

what ever wen thea use your video whit out asking you need to by proud wen thea even put your video :)

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LOTRuler
LOTRuler

third age should have been first!

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xXBerethorXx
xXBerethorXx

Everyone that keeps voting down on the: "GO TATW" comments have clearly, not played the game. And i also loved TLD and i think it shoulda made like at least 6th place but meh...still fun either way ignoring a current bugs :]

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Maty743
Maty743

You can tell that they are all people that never use Moddb and just came here to vote coz I have never seen peoples own opinions being spam disliked like this by the Moddb community. TATW has been on the top viewed MODDB for nearly years! So these spam dislikes prove that its not MODDB loyal uses voices being herd! (Remember to click view comment on this) when its buried

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Computica
Computica

I'm so happy MTA stole 1st place. I was actually shocked because I swore a LOTR or SW type mod would take it. I'm gonna play MTA to celebrate!

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