Whether it’s a fresh coat of paint to an old game or the addition of a whole new game mode, mods are sometimes just as big as the original games they build on. It seems fitting then that, as the year draws to a close, fans reflect on the best mods made this year.
On Monday, ModDB, turning 20 years old in 2022, release its annual compilation among the best mods released in 2021. Awards voted by the site’s readers; Top 10 includes mods for games like Doom 2 (1994) and Half-life (1998), with a mod for the 2003 action RPG by Piranha Bytes Gothic 2: Night of the Raven won the top prize.
The top five are:
Winning mod complete remake Gothic 2: Night of the Raven. As described by ModDB, the addition brings a new open world, a new skill system, and a “complicated story”. It was made by The Chronicles of Myrtana Team and released on December 10.