Mod of the Year 2007

Welcome to Mod DB and the 6th Annual Mod of the Year Awards - the definative event that showcases the best mods and indie games in the world and recognizes the teams behind them. The MOTY is a tribute to the creativity, dedication & hard work independent developers put into creating unique gaming experiences that enable us to "play something different".

Over the coming months we will showcase to you the best mods and games in the industry. You vote for those you believe are worthy of recognition. At the top of this program sits the ultimate prize, the mod of the year award won previously by Natural Selection, Red Orchestra, PoE2 and Garry's Mod. Thanks to our sponsors, this year we have a few surprizes up our sleaves not to mention a slew of prizes for the participating teams.

From Dec 1st to Jan 1st, industry professionals, developers, gamers and the general public cast their votes to decide which mods define the cutting edge of interactive entertainment and which mod teams attain gaming celebrity.

Follow the links to join us on an unforgettable journey as we present the 2007 Mod of the Year.

NavyNavy MOTY 2007 SponsorAMD MOTY 2007 SponsorNVousPC MOTY 2007 SponsorAIO MOTY 2007 SponsorLogitech MOTY 2007 Sponsor
Report this article Player's Choice Winners Showcase

After rounding out the best of 2007, we're ready to present the results.

Posted by stenchy on Jan 28th, 2008 digg this super bookmark Page 4 of 4    
Event Coverage


Released Mods

5. Minerva - The latest chapters in Adam Foster's mod represent his honed craft of level design that rivals commercial products out there today. The mod takes place in the Half Life 2 universe where you find yourself dropped on an island occupied by Combine forces. Your only help along the way is the riddles and sordid comments Minerva herself provides you with, likening her to other popular characters the Half Life series is notable for (G-Man, GlaDos). This latest installment has even had some input from some of the staff at Valve during the development phase. It's no wonder why many consider it to be the best single player mod for Source released so far. Minerva comes in at number five for mod of the year. Don't forget to watch the brand new trailer below:

Depth Charge Carcinogenesis



4. Forgotten Hope 2 - Journey back into the days of World War II and relive the african campaigns and battles that took place there. Forgotten Hope 2 is an amped up sequel that is redone on the Battlefield 2 engine and tops the original in every way. The combat is action packed both on the ground and in the air. The dogfights are always entertaining and while on foot or in a vehicle, you'll flinch everytime you hear the deadly whistle of airdropped bombs. Vehicles are widely available in-game and enable gripping mechanized rushes at the beginning of every round. Desert rats around the world like this mod so much they voted it number four for released mod for the year. The Forgotten Hope 2 team provides yet another exclusive trailer below:

FH2.0 Release Image Long Range Desert Group Chevy



3. Empires - Empires sets itself apart from most mods by occupying a hybrid genre. It mixes the resource management of real-time strategy with the fast paced action of a first person shooter. You play as one of two factions that cooperate with their commander to customize the lay of the land as they construct their base and obstacles for their opponents in wide open maps. A full tech tree is available for research which allows players to customize vehicle weaponry, armor and speed. The depth and variety of options in this mod can result in many scenarios on each map which keeps the multiplayer experience fresh. This new and improved version of Empires commands its way into the top five, coming in as the number three mod of the year.

New NF Walls Cyclopean APC



2. Project Reality - As the name suggests, Project Reality's primary focus is combat realism and, where other mods have failed, Project Reality has succeeded. Teamwork and coordination are paramount for players to succeed in the huge maps with numerous objectives. Planning and communication is key and you will find yourself building a good camaradarie with other players as a result. Virtually everything has been updated and added to, including maps, game modes, weapons, sounds and player classes. With its consistent high quality and regular releases, many consider Project Reality to be a bigger, better incarnation of the original Battlefield 2. For its dedicated pursuit of realism, players have voted it the number two mod of the year.

USMC M16A4 Iron Sights  Insurgent RPG-7



1. Insurgency - Whether guerilla tactics or convential warfare is your style, Insurgency has you covered. This mod has you choose between US Marines or the insurgents as you take part in an all out assault to capture map points in various middle eastern locales. Insurgency brings something new to the frontlines with its unique reinforcement system and economized heads-up display that only displays the most pertinent information. Add detailed environments and wonderfully percussive sound effects to the mix and you have the makings of a winner. It was a close victory this year, but Insurgency battles its way to the top of the pile as the player's choice mod of the year. In celebration of its victory, Insurgency has put together a look back at the life of the mod and all its accomplishments:

November Screenshot #1 November Screenshot #8

Overhead Map (Ins_Haditha) ins_alaskari Official Karkar Screenshot #5
Comments  (0 - 50 of 188)
deathrainer
deathrainer Jan 29 2008, 12:04am says:

Grats to all the mods who won you deserve it :D

+3 votes     reply to comment
Mooe
Mooe Jan 31 2008, 6:41am buried:

Hell no. Zombie Panic who won cheated with their fucking votes.

-21 votes     reply to comment
Twerty
Twerty Feb 9 2008, 10:31am replied:

The fact that your ocmment has -11 votes at the time of this writing should say something about how people feel towards that game.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Nokiaman
Nokiaman Mar 9 2008, 4:15pm replied:

He has true.That STUPID ONLINE GAME

-1 votes     reply to comment
JeepRubi
JeepRubi Jan 29 2008, 12:08am says:

W00!

+2 votes     reply to comment
Elxx
Elxx Jan 29 2008, 12:11am says:

Congratulations to all the mod teams, you guys have done a great job! :D

+3 votes     reply to comment
Chronojam
Chronojam Jan 29 2008, 12:12am says:

Congratulations to all our fellow winners and runners-up!

+3 votes     reply to comment
Chronojam
Chronojam Jan 29 2008, 3:19pm replied:

Although I wish they wouldn't label our 2006 video "fresh" XD

+1 vote     reply to comment
Phoenix85
Phoenix85 Jan 29 2008, 12:12am says:

good job everyone!

+2 votes     reply to comment
GarcianSmith
GarcianSmith Jan 29 2008, 12:16am says:

Congrats to all!

+2 votes     reply to comment
freedomorfire
freedomorfire Jan 29 2008, 12:21am says:

congrats all!

+2 votes     reply to comment
X-303
X-303 Jan 29 2008, 12:23am says:

There are not unreleased indie games?

+1 vote     reply to comment
INtense!
INtense! Jan 29 2008, 12:24am replied: Online

Not enough were nominated into the top 100 this year. Infinity and Apocalypse Rising were mentioned

+4 votes     reply to comment
X-303
X-303 Jan 29 2008, 12:47pm replied:

Ok, thank you very much INtense! =)
And very sorry :/

I hope to present "Stargate: The New Enemy" in the released indie game of the year 2008 ^^

Thank you again and good luck for "Infinity : The Quest for Earth" and "Apocalypse Rising" :)

+1 vote     reply to comment
madgernader
madgernader Jan 29 2008, 12:23am says:

Congrats to all the mods that made the final cut, Everything looks top-notch!

+2 votes     reply to comment
drunkill
drunkill Jan 29 2008, 12:27am says:

congratulations to all the mods who made it and all those who didn't

A pretty good crop this year I must say.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Knights
Knights Jan 29 2008, 12:28am says:

Awsome work to all the mods!

+2 votes     reply to comment
INtense!
INtense! Jan 29 2008, 12:30am says: Online

This is my summary of the awards:

The 2007 Mod of the Year Awards Players Choice winners have been announced, capping off a great year in gaming. This year titles which were influenced by the War in Iraq fared well, with Half-Life 2, Battlefield 2 and the GPL'd ID Tech 3 engine polling strongly in the indie games and released mods categories. Crysis mods though still in the early stages of development, did well in the best upcoming category, as developers attention shifts to some of the next-gen engines.

+3 votes     reply to comment
leilei
leilei Jan 29 2008, 12:34am says:

cognrats to winners

+2 votes     reply to comment
leilei
leilei Jan 29 2008, 12:39am replied:

I MEAN Congraturation to the winners

+1 vote     reply to comment
c_harding
c_harding Jan 29 2008, 8:15am replied:

lol nice double typo. I would assume you mean congratulations?

+1 vote     reply to comment
leilei
leilei Jan 29 2008, 10:22pm replied:

that's a typo?, dam i missed again
i cant help being asian :(

+1 vote     reply to comment
Kai-Li
Kai-Li Jan 30 2008, 5:23am replied:

LOL

+1 vote     reply to comment
Jiffy_No0b
Jiffy_No0b Jan 30 2008, 2:35pm replied:

Lurk moar harding :P

+1 vote     reply to comment
Victorious
Victorious Jan 30 2008, 7:28am replied:

ROR!

+1 vote     reply to comment
f0rqu3
f0rqu3 Jan 30 2008, 4:46pm replied:

best comment ever

+1 vote     reply to comment
Elxx
Elxx Jan 29 2008, 12:36am says:

INtense!, when are we going to see the Editor's Choice results?

+1 vote     reply to comment
INtense!
INtense! Jan 29 2008, 12:40am replied: Online

Hopefully in 24hours

+1 vote     reply to comment
goodone
goodone Feb 2 2008, 3:16pm replied:

seems it takes a bit more than that. ;)

+1 vote     reply to comment
Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jan 29 2008, 12:37am says:

Grats to all the winners. Lets hope that 2008 brings as much as 2007

+2 votes     reply to comment
leilei
leilei Jan 29 2008, 12:44am says:

gah fortress forever didn't win >:(

0 votes     reply to comment
INtense!
INtense! Jan 29 2008, 12:44am says: Online

Winners will also be announced and promoted on Game.amd.com which should see coverage spike massively

+1 vote     reply to comment
andman3000
andman3000 Jan 29 2008, 12:47am says:

So glad I bought BF2

+1 vote     reply to comment
Tatsur0
Tatsur0 Jan 29 2008, 12:47am says:

The Zombie Panic Team and I would like to thank you all for the support you've shown us and making us #1 Upcoming mod of the year!

Brian "Tatsur0" Comer
ZP Co-Founder/Lead Developer
Zombiepanic.org

+2 votes     reply to comment
Dr_Spielmann
Dr_Spielmann Jan 29 2008, 12:55am says:

I'd like to thank everybody that voted for us. We're really happy.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Krenzo
Krenzo Jan 29 2008, 12:59am says:

Thanks to everyone who pushed Empires up to #3. We're working hard on version 2.2 right now.

+3 votes     reply to comment
2d-chris
2d-chris Jan 29 2008, 1:07am says:

Jolly good show! Thanks yall~

+2 votes     reply to comment
M1Garand8
M1Garand8 Jan 29 2008, 1:17am says:

Whoo, go APB! =D

+1 vote     reply to comment
jaboo224
jaboo224 Jan 29 2008, 1:21am says:

Wow lots of great mods came out last year, i am surprised we even got in! Thanks all who voted :D!

+1 vote     reply to comment
SoLomoNK
SoLomoNK Jan 29 2008, 2:40am says:

Yeah, grats to all winners, but not only =)
Grats to MODDB staff for their huge work and grats to all the people who voted for Warsow :p

But overall, I'd like to tell my biggest respect to all of you, modders/gamedevers/hobbyists all around the world.
Computer always been the DIY territory, generations of self-made people, who turned their passion into a relevant and learnfull personal experience, started by hacking (in the formal and positive sense) their beloved game.
That's why, to my eyes, open source and modding are straightly related to this philosophy. And we are the independent scene of gamedev, we are the ones who can innovate where industry is bind by financial stakes, and therefore, our role is major.
Respect !ยง! =)

SoLomonK, Warsow founder

+3 votes     reply to comment
SoulAssassino
SoulAssassino Jan 29 2008, 3:19am says:

Congratulations to everyone from the Stargate: War Begins team!!!

+1 vote     reply to comment
yafn
yafn Jan 29 2008, 3:27am says:

Outfrakkingstanding job BtRL team! So say we all!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Bunnyjen
Bunnyjen Jan 29 2008, 3:58am says:

Wow congratulations to all of the winners, well deserved to every one of them! I can't wait to play MechWarrior: Living Legends and Jurassic Park, they look great and Insurgency is so much fun! ^^ Well done all!

+2 votes     reply to comment
Hanzie
Hanzie Jan 29 2008, 4:31am says:

Congrats everyone!
2007 was a great modding year!
Can't wait to see what 2008 brings.

+1 vote     reply to comment
jacksonj04
jacksonj04 Jan 29 2008, 4:46am says:

Congratulations to everybody who's won, there is some truly amazing work in there and I never cease to be amazed by what can be achieved by independent developers and modders.

+1 vote     reply to comment
goodone
goodone Jan 29 2008, 5:38am replied:

2nd that! :)

+1 vote     reply to comment
Gin
Gin Jan 29 2008, 5:37am says:

That was it? That was the big 2k7? Ok....I guess....

Congrats to those who won.

+1 vote     reply to comment
chevy789
chevy789 Jan 29 2008, 6:07am says:

Good job everyone

+1 vote     reply to comment
CaptainSource
CaptainSource Jan 29 2008, 6:17am says:

Congratulations to all those who won a place this year from all the Star Trek: Enterprise - Temporal Cold War design crew.. and big thanks to all those who voted us into the top 100 this year. Well done to all those guys and gals slugging it out day after day for the love of modding and the desire to give to those who support us...

+1 vote     reply to comment
Mr.Kadish
Mr.Kadish Jan 29 2008, 6:56am says:

Nice. battlefield 2 and HL2 mods only though? huh

+1 vote     reply to comment
Post a Comment

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the Mod DB community today (totally free) and do things you never thought possible.

Established
Nov 14, 2007
Privacy
Public
Subscription
Open to all members
Homepage
Moddb.com
Contact
Send Message
Email
Members Only
Become a member
Join this event
Group Watch
Track this event
Bookmark
Digg Super bookmark
Feature
Browse
Features
Views
88,995 (35 today)
Report Abuse
Report this article
Bookmark
Digg Super bookmark
Related Mods
Empires (Half-Life 2)
Empires
Half-Life 2 - Multiplayer Real Time Strategy
Insurgency (Half-Life 2)
Insurgency
Half-Life 2 - Multiplayer First Person Shooter
Project Reality (Battlefield 2)
Project Reality
Battlefield 2 - Multiplayer First Person Shooter
Zombie Panic: Source (Half-Life 2)
Zombie Panic: Source
Half-Life 2 - Multiplayer First Person Shooter
Forgotten Hope 2 (Battlefield 2)
Forgotten Hope 2
Battlefield 2 - Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter
MINERVA (Half-Life 2)
MINERVA
Half-Life 2 - Single Player First Person Shooter
Operation Black Mesa (Half-Life 2)
Operation Black Mesa
Half-Life 2 - Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter
Barney's Tales (Half-Life 2)
Barney's Tales
Half-Life 2 - Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter
Jurassic Park (Crysis)
Jurassic Park
Crysis - Single & Multiplayer Action Adventure
MechWarrior: Living Legends (Crysis)
MechWarrior: Living Legends
Crysis - Multiplayer First Person Shooter
Related Games
Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2
Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter
Battlefield 2
Battlefield 2
Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter
Crysis
Crysis
Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter
Red Alert: A Path Beyond
Red Alert: A Path Beyond Indie
Multiplayer First Person Shooter
World of Padman
World of Padman Indie
Multiplayer First Person Shooter
Tremulous
Tremulous Indie
Multiplayer First Person Shooter
Warsow
Warsow Indie
Multiplayer First Person Shooter
BSG: Beyond the Red Line
BSG: Beyond the Red Line Indie
Single & Multiplayer Futuristic Sim
Related Engines
id Tech 3
id Tech 3
GPL Released Dec 3, 1999
Quake Engine
Quake Engine
GPL Released Jun 22, 1996
Westwood 3D/SAGE
Westwood 3D/SAGE
Creative Commons TBD
Related Groups
Bluehell Productions
Bluehell Productions
Development & Publishing group with 49 members
PadWorld Entertainment
PadWorld Entertainment
Development & Publishing group with 10 members
Operation Black Mesa Development Team
Operation Black Mesa Development Team
Development & Publishing group with 5 members
BTRL Dev Team
BTRL Dev Team
Development & Publishing group with 17 members
Zombie Panic: Source
Zombie Panic: Source
Development & Publishing group with 11 members
2007 Mod of the Year Awards
2007 Mod of the Year Awards
Official event with 134 members
Jurassic Park: Modding Team
Jurassic Park: Modding Team
Games group with 15 members
Forgotten Hope Devs
Forgotten Hope Devs
Development & Publishing group with 16 members
Warsow Team
Warsow Team
Development & Publishing group with 7 members
Wandering Samurai Studios
Wandering Samurai Studios
Development & Publishing company with 2 members
Project Reality
Project Reality
Development & Publishing group with 3 members
Immersion Mod Studio
Immersion Mod Studio
Development & Publishing group with 8 members
Insurgency Team
Insurgency Team
Development & Publishing group with 2 members