2012 was a great year for PC games mods. Not only did we get DayZ and Black Mesa, but we also enjoyed Brutal Doom, Cry of Fear as well as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II and Fallout: New Vegas with their contents that were cut off from their vanilla versions. Oh, and Skyrim got one hell of mods. And let’s not forget mods such as Doom: The Mercenaries that brings together the past (2D sprites) with the present (latest versions of Resident Evil).
Each and every year, ModDB holds its Mod Of The Year Contest, in which PC gamers vote for their favourite mods. And this year’s winner is no other than Black Mesa. The highly anticipated Half Life 2 mod (which was later made as a standalone game) has finally been released, after countless delays.
On the other hand, ModDB’s editor have awarded STALKER: Misery as their best Mod of 2012. According to its description, Misery is a full concept modification of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat that touches every game aspect including textures, sfx, music, weapons, AI, items, weather difficulty and much more.
The amazing zombie mod that boosted ArmA II’s sales, DayZ, was in second place while Cry of Fear, a Half-Life mod, was in third place, proving that modders can come up with great ideas and that they can easily overcome an engine’s limitations.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards."