With 2016 being concluded, it is time for our annual game of the year awards. 2016 had many noteworthy releases, so we are excited to get this one underway. Get started on the next page!
Mod of the Year - Overhaul
Mod Title: Sky Reclamation Project v1.1.1
Game Title: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky (2008)
Release Date: July 9, 2016
Developer: GSC Game World
Publisher: Deep Silver
Sky Reclamation Project is a massive unofficial patch for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky
, aiming to fix all of its bugs and improve many aspects of the game, adding new gameplay mechanics in the process. Lots of optional features are included like true pistol iron sights, altered emission frequency, reduced AI grenade spam, and far more. It is a perfect mod. There is no reason to play the unmodded game since Sky Reclamation Project is a universal improvement, not to mention more stable.
2016 was full of excellent overhaul mods. Settlements Expanded for Fallout 4
lets you do things like this
compared to this from the unmodded game
, and far more. Hearts of Iron IV: The Great War does not ride on the shoes of Battlefield 1
; instead it showcases one of the most terrible events in history in its own unique, Grand Strategy way. Brutal DOOM 64 brings a re-imagined version of one of the most interesting ports of the original DOOM
, borrowing from the acclaimed Brutal DOOM's mod legacy.
Warcraft: Armies of Azeroth seeks to remake one of the best strategy games of all time on the Stacraft 2
engine, and TemplarGFX's ACM Overhaul seeks to make the disappointing Aliens: Colonial Marines
into something actually worth playing. Quite the task all these mods have, but through sheer tenacity and respect for the original work and the art form, all are worthy of our time!
- Settlements Expanded (Fallout 4)
- Hearts of Iron IV: The Great War (Hearts of Iron IV)
- Brutal DOOM 64 (Doom 2)
- Warcraft: Armies of Azeroth (StarCraft 2)
- TemplarGFX's ACM Overhaul (Aliens: Colonial Marines)
Mod of the Year - Total Conversion
Mod Title: Call of Chernobyl 1.4.12
Game Title: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat (2010)
Release Date: October 24, 2016
Developer: GSC Game World
Publisher: bitComposer Games
Call of Chernobyl is an extremely ambitious total conversion mod for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat
, adding many new locations, tons of new equipment (with gorgeous gun models), and new gameplay mechanics with a ton of new options not only for gameplay but also UI, sound, weather, and more. Of course, graphics are improved as well. Call of Chernobyl features every single location from all S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games, and more. You can even create your own character like an RPG, something totally new