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.