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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. mod is ModDB’s ‘Mod of the Year’ for 2016

As voted by more than 100,000 users

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Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games., the enormous modding repository, has named its Mod of the Year for 2016 and the user-voted honor goes to S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Chernobyl (pictured).

The mod, by TeamEPIC, launched Sept. 26, is a mod of 2010's S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (on PC, of course). Second place went to Enderal by SureAI Team, a total conversion mod for The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim that debuted July 3. It is set in its own canon, outside the Elder Scrolls universe.

Third place went to Hearts of Iron 4: The Great War, a Hearts of Iron 4 mod that launched Nov. 11. Mods for Doom 2 and the Total War franchise round out a top 10 selected by more than 100,000 votes cast.

Additionally,'s editors honored a dozen more mods with editor's choice awards, giving first place to Star Wars: Thrawn's Revenge 2: Ascendancy, which is a mod of Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion by Thrawn's Revenge Development team, launched April 30.

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