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 is not nearly as amazing as it was when it was released.

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After 20 days of voting, it is time to present the top still-in-development mods as picked by you, the players.

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Welcome to the Players Choice: Best Upcoming Mods of 2017 Results! The following mods have been selected by ModDB readers from the Top 100 nominees to determine which mods they are most anticipating for future release.

Honourable Mentions

Before we present the winners, the following mods polled strongly and deserve our attention for either narrowly missing out, or they have previously placed in a best upcoming countdown and are ineligible to place again. These mods have significantly impressed us over 2017, and we are eagerly anticipating their future developments.



2017 COUNTDOWN



Take over The Galactic Civil War and witness the major conflict fought between the Galactic Empire and the Alliance to Restore the Republic all across the galaxy. The Mod allows you to play as the evil Empire or the Rebel Alliance, in the civil war that occurs two decades after the Clone wars and the Great Jedi purge and is depicted in the original Star Wars trilogy. It is one of the most ambitious total conversion for multi award-winning rts Company Of Heroes, with unique, quality custom content and original gameplay. Coming soon!



Tiberian Sun Rising was a total conversion for Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars! Tierian Sun RIsing brings back GDI and Nod battleing it out during the Second Tiberium War, retelling Tiberian Sun as never before. This isn't just a remake of the hit title C&C Tiberian Sun. It is a mod making Tiberian Sun as it should have been originally so expect lots of new fun and originality while sticking to the feel Tiberian Sun had. Taking the mindset that this is the first time Tiberian Sun is being made and using the original game as a design concept. This mod will also include the additions made in Firestorm so it is a remake of Tiberian Sun and Firestorm as one to what they should have been.New abilities and units will appear in Tiberian Sun Rising as well as new kind of gameplay altogether...



Awakening of the Rebellion is a Singeplay and Multiplay Mod for StarWars Empire at War. The mainfeature of AotR is a complete change of the gameplay. We tried to create the single fanctions as they are shown in the movies. 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.



From the creators of Imperial Civil War and Ascendancy comes Thrawn's Revenge III: Fall of the Republic, covering events in the twilight years of the Galactic Republic and the Clone Wars. For millennia, the Galactic Republic has been a source of peace and order for the galaxy. More recently, corruption has begin to spread through its institutions. Across the galaxy, beings become disillusioned with the status quo and rise to challenge the Republic...



Fallout 4: New Vegas aims to recreate Obsidian Entertainment's Fallout: New Vegas in Fallout 4's Creation Engine, with all of the original quests, story and content, with additional gameplay elements and systems from the new and improved engine! While F4NV will require a massive number of assets to truly recreate our vision of Fallout: New Vegas, the amount of content we see coming out day-by-day really makes our goal feel a lot more surmountable



Enjoy the large and lush world of Cyrodiil with updated graphics and mechanics in Skyrim's engine. Skyblivion is a volunteer-based project by the TESRenewal modding group. We aim to bring the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion to a new generation of gamers and re-introduce it to long time fans of the series. We are currently in the process of porting and rebuilding Cyrodiil along with all of its quests, locations and characters into Skyrim and Skyrim: Special Edition. Upon release, our mod will be completely modular which means that the player will be able to choose what components he/she wants to have installed. This includes all enhancements developed by the team such as our Landscaping Overhaul, Interior Overhaul, City Overhaul, Weapon/Armor Overhaul and much more.


Congratulations to every winner in the Player’s Choice: Best Upcoming Mods of 2017! Congratulations too to every mod who was nominated and participated in voting. With the Best Upcoming Mods announced, the final Mod of the Year results will go live on December 28.

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Gregthegen
Gregthegen

Great job to everyone involved in each mod! Im especially looking forward to Skyblivion, F4NV, and TSR!

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Rebelzize
Rebelzize

Thank you!

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G0lgrim
G0lgrim

A Rebel in your zize appears everywhere it seams. :D

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AssassinCS
AssassinCS

Thank you Gregthegen!

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RandomZombi3
RandomZombi3

Yay Skyblivion!

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Rebelzize
Rebelzize

<3

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stooe
stooe

(buried)

Ray of Hope > all this garbage

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

It got an honorable mention. You cannot continue to win best upcoming - so now we must await it's release!

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***Geroj***
***Geroj***

Opinions from people with anime avatars never count

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VGames
VGames

^ THIS! LOL

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GawainOfDeath
GawainOfDeath

Thats kinda true

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Lord_Cylarne
Lord_Cylarne

xD

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thebluemenace
thebluemenace

AHhahaha, you know when fans want to remake NV in the updated engine and it wins 2nd place, that f04 is a piece of ****. So cool to see Operation black mesa and Tiberian Sun rising mentioned here. Congrats to the other winners!

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AssassinCS
AssassinCS

Thanks TheRedMenace_

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ryzill
ryzill

congratulations to tiberian sun rising team

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AssassinCS
AssassinCS

Thanks ryzill

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DarkDiablos
DarkDiablos

Congrats.

So much Star Wars :D

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Unikraken
Unikraken

Congrats to all the winners!

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EvilGoodGuy
EvilGoodGuy

Super excited for Tiberian Sun Rising!

Also, thanks to the moddb peeps for the Operation Black Mesa honorable mention! :)

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AssassinCS
AssassinCS

Thanks so much! EvilGoodGuy

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Nocturnic
Nocturnic

Honestly, I know I am gonna get flak for this but this list is disappointing. I like Star Wars as the next guy but it seems like that's all we got:
6th place: STAR WARS
5th place: Random RTS Game Mod
4th place: STAR WARS
3rd place: STAR WARS
2nd place: Mod that may never come out
1st place: Mod that I can play now by easily reinstalling Oblivion with the proper mods and ENB

Three honourable mentions are oh look, STAR WARS. Whoever picked these must've had a raging boner for Star Wars but honestly, some bloody variety would be a lot better in the 6th-1st place sets.

Anyway, I'm happy for you guys but come on Mod DB, y'all should've picked Fallout: New California or Fallout New Vegas: The Frontier as the 1st place pick.

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.Corey.
.Corey.

It's based on the results of voting, it's not being picked by someone. Its a popular franchise right now, smods related to it are going to be more popular right now and therefore perform fairly well in a popularity contest. Established franchises like that also tend to be more attractive for getting overhaul projects in the first place, so a larger amount tend to exist in the fiest place.

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HTRK74JR
HTRK74JR

Better than 5 of them being Half life mods like they usually are.

Nothing will beat some unknown Half life mod with 0 presence on moddb or even their own website for almost a year taking 2nd place over Sins of the Prophets. That caused a **** storm that lasted for weeks

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sgtmyers88
sgtmyers88

LOL @ "Random RTS Game Mod"
Fun Fact: The Command & Conquer series is the franchise that pretty much cemented RTS as a genre.

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Radspakr
Radspakr

It's like that every year mods tend to fall into a small handful of IPs it's always Star Wars, LOTR, GOT.

Which makes sense when you think about it, modding is usually about "more of the same".

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Martinoz
Martinoz

At least it's not HL crap as always.

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Sarlix
Sarlix

It's players, PLAYERS choice.

Also "Random RTS Game Mod" ???? Kane would not be amused.

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Mirsh
Mirsh

It actually makes perfect sense that we see a lot of Star Wars, as mentioned before it always has been a popular franchise which also got a significant boost thanks to the new movies.

And all of the recent Star Wars games we got were absolutely awful, so of course people are turning to mods.

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Idios
Idios

Congratulations to everyone who won, lots of awesome work! Excited by all of these mods, really cool looking stuff as always.

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HTRK74JR
HTRK74JR

I agree. I'm actually excited for all of these mods for once.

All of these mods have drastic gameplay, model, and sound changes that warrant all of these places.

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zman6475
zman6475

I'm excited that Fallout 4 will actually get some good content.

Obsidian should make the next Fallout game, screw Bethesda. (And that sucks, 'cause I loved Fallout 3....)

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sgtmyers88
sgtmyers88

Congrats to Tiberian Sun Rising! I have been following your development since 2006 and hopefully you will finally make "Released" status soon.

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AssassinCS
AssassinCS

Thanks sgtmyers88 yes we look forward to graduating to the Released category in the near future :)

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AssassinCS
AssassinCS

Wow! Incredible! We are certainly humbled and grateful for the fans strong support! From both my self and our entire team at Tiberian Sun Rising you have our heartfelt thanks! We got another update coming before 2018 is over and then we will continue to deliver the best we can over 2018 :). Thank you, everyone!

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Sarlix
Sarlix

Congrats man

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AssassinCS
AssassinCS

Thanks Sarlix

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Lord_Cylarne
Lord_Cylarne

Congratulations on creating a fantastic mod! :)

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AssassinCS
AssassinCS

Thanks Lord_Cylarne

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Thanoshld
Thanoshld

Interesting and diverse list! Suprised that no Source mod made it this year. Pleasantly suprised, that is. Congrats to everyone! Can't wait for the MOTY :) .

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Rebelzize
Rebelzize

Thank you MODDB and all our fans for getting us the that #1 spot.
Fantastic way to end the year. We are all humbled and gobsmacked. Much love to you all and see you in 2018 <3

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AssassinCS
AssassinCS

Rebelzize Congrats on winning the No. 1 spot! Looking forward to seeing Skyblivion's release :) Happy Holidays and all the best in 2018 :)

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Sergeant_Mark_IV
Sergeant_Mark_IV

MAybe FO4NV will give me an actual reason to play FO4. Congratulations everyone.

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savi467
savi467

'Tis a shame "Screaming Steel: 1914-1918" didn't even get a honourable mention, but I guess that's what happens when you decide to reveal yourself with, what personally felt as, too little, too late.

'Grats on the top 4 winners, OBM, ROH & SW:BF3Legacy, tho'!

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Maggy_

Can Skyblivion release already? Its been years now

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Tleno
Tleno

Wow Star Wars sure is popular this year.

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Ulomagyar
Ulomagyar

Well done to the winners. I think Age of The Ring should have had an honourable mention.

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MathijsRevora
MathijsRevora

Age of the Ring is not an upcoming mod! It has seen several releases. So it wouldn’t be on here.

Congratulations to the winners!

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Ulomagyar
Ulomagyar

Oops, I misread! Seems I cannot think of mods without Age of the Ring...

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Xorras
Xorras

Awakening of the Rebellion was released multiple times too, yet its here.

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Alex626
Alex626

Skyoblivion doesn't look good.

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