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Papers, Please

Mod adds Arstotzka from Papers, Please to Civ V


Best check those borders
Feb 14
Mashing two games together in a mod isn't always a recipe for success but this new mod for Civilization V looks like it might hit the mark. Steam user Snakeeater 337 has created a mod that adds Arstotzka, the country from Pap... read
Bully zombie mod photo
Bully zombie mod

There's a zombie mod for Bully because of course there is


IN MY HEAAAAAAD
Jan 11
In gamers' quest to put zombies in every game that isn't zombies, there is a Bully zombie mod in progress. It's currently a free roam zombie sandbox, but the team is planning a storyline as well. The saving grace of any zomb... read
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Skywind

Skywind modders release first developer video


Yes, mods can have dev diaries too
Jan 06
Last month saw the alpha release of Skywind, a Skyrim mod that transports players back to the land of Morrowind. More than just a rehash of old content, the developers have reworked and altered much of the original game's me... read
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Just Cause

Just Cause 2 Multiplayer is ModDB's mod of the year


The website's readers obviously like chaos on a massive scale
Dec 27
The recently released multiplayer mod for Just Cause 2 has won the ModDB's Mod of the Year award. Fully released on Steam just two weeks ago, the mod allows a huge number of players to fight or race each other in the game's ... read
Xbox One controller adapt photo
Xbox One controller adapt

Use a DualShock, mouse/keyboard, and more on Xbox One


Mod-ern romance
Dec 11
Thanks to the ChronusMAX, Xbox One owners aren't limited to the console's default controller. As the video shows, you can get DualShock 3, DualShock 4, Wii U Pro Controllers, PS3/360 fight sticks, and even mouse and keyboard... read
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Garry's Mod

Garry's Mod has sold over 3.5M copies since release


The creator talks about the success and appeal of the mod
Nov 25
Garry's Mod, otherwise known as GMod, has been a long-time fixture of the Steam and PC gaming community. In it, player's can take existing character models, objects, and environments, and experiment with them in a variety of ... read
Rise of the Triad modding photo
Rise of the Triad modding

Rise of the Triad adds quicksaving and releases mod tools


Create custom maps
Oct 31
The popular remake of Rise of the Triad is adding support for quicksaving, as well as releasing mod tools in patch 1.2. The Ludicrous Development Kit will let crafty people make their own multiplayer or single... read
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Warcraft RTS

Modder creates World of Warcraft RTS with StarCraft II


Yeah, really
Oct 30
Steven Luo didn't have access to World of Warcraft when it came out nearly nine years ago, so he decided to make his own game using Warcraft III's editor tools. This year he ported the mod idea fully into StarCraft... read
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Thief

Thief-inspired The Dark Mod is now a standalone release


If you can't wait for Eidos Montreal's game, this might tide you over
Oct 10
If like me you've been eagerly awaiting the release of Eidos Montreal's new Thief game, then this trailer for The Dark Mod might interest you. It's a full, standalone mod built in the Doom 3 engine that's been in the works f... read
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Heroes of StarCraft

Heroes of StarCraft mod adds hero units to Civilization V


Why wouldn't you want Jim Raynor leading your troops?
Sep 29
I love mods, probably way more than I should, and it is always amazing the things that creative people can come up with. The Heroes of StarCraft mod for Civilization V, along with a partner mod by the same modder, adds hero u... read
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Beavis and Butt-Head

Beavis and Butt-Head are in Civilization V now


Mod of the millenium
Aug 21
Like most long-running TV shows, the Beavis and Butt-Head show had its ups and downs, but when it was up, it was up. So, a crafty modder set out to relive the best moments of the two semi-lovable idiots in the best way he kne... read
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Total War's Zelda mod

Hot damn: Total War's Legend of Zelda mod Hyrules


More Links than a Wikipedia article
Jul 25
I'm not the biggest Legend of Zelda fan, I'm not the biggest Medieval II: Total War fan, but I want to play this mod. That trailer sold me. Too bad I am terrible at any strategy that isn't turn-based. The mod, downloadable h... read
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19-year-old spent a year making this amazing Skyrim mod


Featuring 25 hours of new content
Jul 17
Skyrim mods are the best, like the one we just featured that brings in Dishonored powers into Skyrim. This one, though, takes the cake. Falskaar is a new mod and it features nearly 25 hours of new content. That's new charact... read
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Skyrim mod

New mod brings the powers of Dishonored to Skyrim


You can now wield Corvo's arsenal, including the handy Blink power
Jul 16
The Skyrim modding community continues to impress; this time it's a new mod entitled The Gift of the Outsider which has brought the powers wielded by Dishonored's protaganist Corvo into Skyrim. Blink, Devouring Swarm, Wind B... read
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

Misery 2.0 is a complete overhaul of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.


Call of Pripyat has never looked better
Jul 08
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat may only be three years old but at the time of release it was already looking dated, mainly as it was still re-using assets and the engine from the first S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game. Now a modding team... read
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DarthMod's new game

DarthMod-maker creating entirely new Civil War RTS


Always cool to see modders make full fledged games
Jul 04
The DarthMod series spent almost a decade tooling and toying with each release of a Total War game. All in all, Nick Thomadis' mods have been downloaded over a million times. Total War fans and owners previously unaware of th... read
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Kool Katamari kontroller

Yoga ball is the best way to play Katamari


Repurpose that exercise ball you swore you'd totally use
Jun 26
I don't know if controllers will cut it after watching the unabashed joy on the faces of folk playing Katamari Damacy with a yoga ball turned controller while the screen is projected onto the side of a building. The video co... read
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Retro City Rampage

Retro City Rampage adds mod support and enhanced graphics


The retro gaming-inspired title is reduced on Steam today
Jun 25
Retro City Rampage was released on almost every system possible last year but the PC version is getting a lot of love today. Not only is it reduced by 75% to just £2.99/$3.74 in Steam's Daily Deal, developer Brian Provi... read
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Mega Man NES

This custom backlit Mega Man NES is awesome


Blue console + blue lights
May 07
In honor of the 25th anniversary of Mega Man, mega-fan Platinum Fungi, in conjunction with Custom NES Guy, has created a fully functioning piece of art -- a 25th anniversary NES. The mod was made solely by hand, with the art ... read
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Doom + Half-Life 2

New mod adds Doom weapons and characters to Half-Life 2


No matter what, the shotgun is still your best option
Apr 02
Have you ever asked yourself, "What if someone took the concept of fighting flat 2D enemies from Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard and put it into a much better game?" I know I have, and thankfully the modder Ghor has answ... read
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Torchlight II mods

Torchlight II mod tools have been released!


Steam Workshop integration is music to my ears
Apr 01
After what feels like forever, the Torchlight II mod tools, nicknamed GUTS, have finally been released. In order to access the GUTS editor, simply go to your install folder and open up the "Editor" executable. Since modd... read
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Rising Storm

Visit the Pacific theater of war in Rising Storm


From the developers of Red Orchestra 2
Mar 29
Coming from an eclectic team made up of developers from Tripwire Interactive and community modders, Rising Storm is looking to take Red Orchestra's style of World War II combat into the Pacific theater with more guns, explos... read
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Grimrock

New Legend of Grimrock Master Quest available for free


Tons of new content and re-designed puzzles
Mar 22
You have to hand it to Benjamin "Komag" Ramsey and the rest of the hardworking individuals on his team. They put a lot of effort and passion into Legend of Grimrock - Master Quest, and the result is a full-length rework of th... read
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Sonic Generations

Sonic Generations 'Unleashed' mod is a great idea


Total conversion mod ports Unleashed levels into better game
Mar 20
Sonic Unleashed had a lot of potential, and some individually terrific stages, but the overall project was a bit of a letdown. SEGA wouldn't perfect the 3D Sonic gameplay -- after so many attempts -- until Sonic Generations,... read
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Evidence mounts that 'always-on' requirement is total bunkem
There is mounting evidence that, despite EA Maxis' claims to the contrary, SimCity is wholly capable of being played offline -- a capability that would have saved buyers a week of hassle and tons of creativity now lost to ser... read feature

Chivalry mod tools photo
Chivalry mod tools

Mod tools are next for Chivalry: Medieval Warfare


Steam Workshop integration, hooray!
Mar 12
In a video Q&A, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare's lead game designer Steve Piggott mentioned that Chivalry's mod tools are currently "in the works" and that it shouldn't be too long before they're released to the public.... read
Painkiller HD Workshop photo
Painkiller HD Workshop

Painkiller Hell & Damnation gets Steam Workshop support


As if the game wasn't ridiculous enough!
Mar 07
Painkiller Hell & Damnation is an absolutely ridiculous game. Gigantic bosses, bunny hopping, and wicked weapons are the highlights of a bygone era that live on in Painkiller HD. Now, beginning with a beta in April, ... read
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ThirteenOranges worked as a pro for Ubisoft, but now he makes Skyrim mods
Callum Macarthur, AKA ThirteenOranges, has worked as a professional level designer for Ubisoft, but these days he spends his time creating mods for Skyrim, and they are among the best content available for the game. He i... read feature

Skyrim Steam Workshop photo
Skyrim Steam Workshop

Top game-changing mods for Skyrim on the Steam Workshop


Change the way you play with these easy-to-install mods
Feb 24
The Steam Workshop is a great way to install mods for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. If you are getting tired of the gameplay, here are some mods that will changes some of the mechanics to give you a different experience. ... read
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The Weekend Modder's Guide: Skyrim (2013)
It's been over a year since The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was first released, and the modding community has been feverishly working at creating content for this magnificent game. I already covered Skyrim aft... read feature

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Aliens: Colonial Marines mods add better lighting


Once again, a modder does a developer's job
Feb 15
As usual, unpaid PC gamers have stepped up to the plate and finished what clearly inadequate developers started, adding improvements to the critically mauled Aliens: Colonial Marines. These enhancements add DirectX 10 feature... read
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StarCraft II mod 'Night of the Dead' designer speaks


Also, zombie-infested mining colonies are in!
Feb 11
I haven't picked up StarCraft II in a long time, and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one. But with StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm coming soon, I caught the real-time-strategy bug again and need some sweet resource manageme... read






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