ModDB’s Mod of the Year awards voting is open

Mods used to be my thing. I worked on mods, made mods, wrote about mods, spent all my time trawling terrible personal websites for more mods. Now my engagement with them extends no further than browsing the occasional Steam Workshop and poking around at ModDB. The latter is now running their annual Mod of the Year awards, in which you can nominate your favourite mod released this year and which will ultimately result in a Top 100 list and a set of prize winners.

ModDB have been running this for fifteen years and it always turns up a set of work I haven’t heard of before and which has had a frightening number of years poured into it by dedicated modders. That’s in part because it tends to extend beyond the few major games whose mods you hear about – eg. Skyrim. Last year’s winner for example was the Edain mod for strategy game Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch King.

This year winners get promoted across the ModDB sites and win, er, a pewter pocket watch. Hey, it’s almost Christmas. Who’s the most popular kitchen utensil influencer on YouTube? PewterPie.

You also get the chance to win a free game from this collection by going over and voting at ModDB. Voting will run for another 12 days, with the top 100 being announced in 2 days time. And aside from mods, you can also vote for your Indie Game of the Year at IndieDB.

As mentioned above, I play very few mods nowadays, beyond individual buildings I’ve plugged into Cities: Skylines. What’s been good this year?


  1. skyturnedred says:

    Enderal, hands down.

  2. alh_p says:

    I wanted to vote for Vox Populi, the CIV5 Community Balance Patch mod, but it’s not on MODDB (or I can’t find it) so i can’t. It’s definitely been my mod of the year, completely revitalising CIV5 and making it a much deeper and stimulating game.

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    phuzz says:

    I was just thinking to myself “I’ve not played many modded games this year”, when I remembered, Kerbal Space Program!
    But there’s no KSP mods up for awards at ModDB :(

    • inspiredhandle says:

      I used to love ksp updates. The latest one broke infernal robotics (now fixed) and had the strange effect of breaking the propeller in a maritime mod (it still works, it’s just that it works out of water as well, making it the most powerful air breathing engine in the game now)

      Infernal robotics would win for me. It’s so good, I haven’t even been to space in months. Spent hours making a colossal aircraft carrier complete with aircraft lift and storage decks. Made an f14/harrier jump jet hybrid with swing wings and vtol capabilities. Such a good mod!!

  4. Darth Gangrel says:

    Everyone should of course vote for my mod, The Weird World of the Witcher 2.0 for The Witcher: Enhanced Edition. It’s a Malkavian Mod hommage, link to

  5. melerski says:

    MWLL !
    link to