Half-Life's Black Mesa project leads ModDB's favorite mods of 2012

Mod hub site ModDB has tallied its user votes over the past month and announced the winners of the 2012 Mod of the Year awards, with Half-Life's Black Mesa project taking first place as users' favorite mod.

The video posted above runs through the winners, showing a brief look at each mod in action. The Arma 2 Day Z mod comes in at a close second behind Black Mesa, and the chilling Cry of Fear mod for Half-Life takes third place. The rest of the list is filled out with three different mods for Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, a more brutal difficulty mode for Doom, a mod restoring scrapped content to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 and projects for Command and Conquer Generals and STALKER: Call of Pripyat.

Honorable Mentions include former 2008 overall winner the Project Reality mod for Battlefield 2, a program modding the world of The Lord of the Rings into Total War, the Forgotten Hope World War 2 mod for Battlefield 2 and Half-Life 2 mod No More Room in Hell.

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