Welcome to the 2018 Mod of the Year results! With top 100 voting having taken place over the last 20 days, the results have now been tallied and we are ready to announce the winners! Below you will find the Top 10 Mods of 2018.
While you're at it, you can also check out the Top 10 Indie Games of 2018, or join the site in anticipation for next year's awards to register a mod of your own or vote for those you think deserve recognition in 2019.
With so many fantastic mods posting major updates and leveraging their passionate communities, we'd like to direct your praise and attention to these honourable mentions. A honorable mention is given for polling strongly in the awards, but being ineligible due to placing higher in a previous year, or if a significant update was not released in 2018:
- Brutal Doom
- Ultimate Apocalypse Mod (DOW SS)
- Mental Omega
- S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Chernobyl
- The Empire At War Remake
- Edain Mod
- Age of the Ring
- Rise of the Reds
- Divide and Conquer
- Twisted Insurrection
- Tiberium Essence
- Star Wars: Thrawn's Revenge II: Ascendancy
- Third Age: Reforged
- S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Lost Alpha
- Republic at War
- Forgotten Hope 2
Mod of the Year Top 10
Total Chaos is a total conversion mod for Doom 2 that runs on the GZDoom source port. The mod is a survival horror set on a remote island known as Fort Oasis. The island was once run by a community of coal miners which one day suddenly disappeared, leaving behind the abandoned concrete jungle to waste away. Something, clearly, has gone very wrong with this place. Upon your arrival at Fort Oasis, you receive a strange radio transmission. Someone wants to be found. Survive in 6 chapters, against over 8 horrifying fiends with a large assortment of weapons. The mod with the assistance of the source ports introduces many new graphical features, including 3D models and high resolution textures.
Anomaly is a standalone S.T.A.L.K.E.R. mod powered by an x64 version of Open X-Ray. Built upon Last Day, the mod continues its way on expanding and adding new features while maintaining a high level of quality and replay value.
The purpose of this mod is to recreate the Star Wars universe through various mythical epochs and places of the saga. "Battlefront Ultimate commander" is a a total conversion modification that adds new eras, new game-modes, new units and many more!
Awakening of the Rebellion 2.7 is the upcoming Version and its a massive Update and Improvement then the actual release Version 2.6. The AI is almost rewritten and will be a challenge as ever before There are new Story Events and reworked existing ones. All Space and Ground-Units are updated and/or replaced with new Models/Textures. New Soundeffects and Music-Tracks, a New Galaxy Map that is almost Canon and new Space and Groundmaps.
Contra is a freeware modification for Command and Conquer Generals: Zero Hour real-time strategy game. It's a big project started in 2004. It adds many new units as well as numerous new upgrades, new general's powers and buildings. It also adds new sounds, maps, bug fixes, enhanced graphics, and other effects, as well as three new generals.
From the Founding of Pendor - the year is 354 A King has not ruled the shattered land of Pendor for many generations. What was once a proud accomplishment of man now is steeped in the myths of folklore and told as children’s bedtime stories. Yet, the legends live on of a prophesy of hope. A tale of a champion who comes from a distant shore and unites the lords of Pendor under a single Ruler and brings peace and prosperity once again to this ravaged war-torn land. All is not as it seems as there are many powers who have their own ends in mind and an epic struggle is about to unfold. Strap on your sword, and buckle your imagination. Prepare to enter the world of Pendor and accept the challenge of the Prophesy - if you dare.
Thrawn's Revenge: Imperial Civil War is a total conversion mod for Forces of Corruption which brings the game into the Post-Endor period. The mod features a new era-based story progression system covering the timeline betwen the Battle of Endor and up until the start of the Yuuzhan Vong War. The mod includes hundreds of new planets accross almost 20 Galactic Conquest scenarios, hundreds of units and heroes, new particle and other graphic effects, and several new gameplay mechanics.
After 15 years of enjoying Half-Life and endless user created content still being released to this day, I decided I wished to give back to the community and create my own take on the Black Mesa Incident. Being the massive Half-Life fan that I am, I wished to create something that would fit into the existing mythos as well as staying true to the fiction. All I can give away is that this storyline begins with you playing the part of Candidate #12. You arrive at the Black Mesa Complex for another day of work - on the day that everything changed forever!
Warsword Conquest is a total conversion of warbands mount and blade 1.153 based on the Warhammer Fantasy world by Games workshop and is single player only at moment.
Fallout: New California adds an all new story around a new player character, an adopted resident of Vault 18, embarking on a journey through the wastelands of the New California Republic's Cajon Pass. An unofficial prequel to New Vegas, FPB adds hours of new gameplay and a fully voiced stand alone campaign.
You will face the New California Republic under president Wendell Peterson, the New Reno Mob's Bishop Family, the remnant Shi Clans, The Enclave Leonidas Squadron, the Super Mutant Army, and the bloodthirsty Raider Alliance that have banded together in the remote Athens-Tec Uranium Mine off the Long I-15.
Through them all you'll choose your path from SPECIAL dialog options, acquired PERKs, and travel with 8 possible companions depending on your choices. You'll enjoy two new radio stations with unique music, hours of voice acting, and professional grade presentation.
There is always another path to take in New California. But War? War never changes.
Congratulations to all the modders and community members who participated in the 2018 Mod of the Year awards! We wish you all the best for your continued modding efforts into the new year and beyond.