Players Choice – Best Upcoming Mod 2018

December 27, 2018 ()
XanT (@XanT)

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

Welcome to the Players Choice: Best Upcoming Mods of 2018 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 2018, and we are eagerly anticipating their future developments.

2018 Countdown

5th Place - Half Life 2: Raising the Bar Redux

For: Half-Life 2: Episode Two

A redux of the cancelled mod from August 2016. Utilising content from developer repositories and some originally created parts, Half Life 2: Raising the Bar Redux will aim to recreate part of the vision the original developers had for the game, as well as developing our own. RTB:R centres around a thematic melding of the HL2 Alpha, Beta, and Retail concepts, as well as our own ideas, to create a unique and complete experience.

4th Place - Command And Conquer : Generals Evolution

For: C&C: Red Alert 3

A C&C Generals remake, built on Red Alert 3 engine, featuring great performance, no lag, no desync, new maps, new units and more cool stuff! Total Red Alert 3 conversion. Port of C&C Generals Game as close as possible. Powerful SAGE 2.0 Engine and RNA Renderer. Powerful networking engine, no more random desync errors for no reason. Remakes of C&C Generals Maps. Beautiful Post Processing effects ( HDR, CC, etc. ). Stunning Particle Effects. DynLight emmiters for better effects expression. Enhanced RNA Renderer. Smart adaptive AI, which react and adapt to all your moves.

3rd Place - Lordbound

For: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2nd Place - Half-Life 2: Classic

For: Half-Life

Half-Life 2 Classic is a Half-Life 1 mod that aims to recreate the entirety of Half-Life 2. Why? Mainly, just for fun, but also because a lot of people like how the goldsrc engine feels, or enjoy the gameplay or Half-Life more than Half-Life 2. It's also a way to see what Half-Life 2 could have looked like in the limits of Goldsrc, if valve never developed the Source engine.

1st Place - Dead Air

For: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat

Dead Air is a full-scale S.T.A.L.K.E.R. modification based on Call of Chernobyl. It changes all aspects of the game, from graphics, audio, and special effects to various gameplay and AI features. The modification evolves from the ideas started in Call of Misery, a previous project from the mod’s author. Major inspirations for Dead Air have been projects such as NLC, MISERY, Autumn Aurora, and OGSE. Dead Air prioritizes the development of the game platform’s potential, gameplay complexity, and attention to detail, along with addressing both the quality and quantity of all content.

Congratulations to every winner in the Player's Choice: Best Upcoming Mods of 2018! 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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