Welcome to the Players Choice: Best Upcoming Mods of 2020 Results! The following mods have been selected by ModDB readers from the Top 100 nominees to determine which mods they are most anticipating for future release.
Before we present the winners, the following mods polled strongly and deserve our attention for either narrowly missing out, or they have previously placed in a best upcoming countdown and are ineligible to place again. These mods have significantly impressed us over 2020, and we are eagerly anticipating their future developments.
Red Alert 3: Corona is a mod of the original Red Alert 3 that has been in development since 2017 and adds a new faction called Celestial Empire, which is based on ancient China. It also reforms naval battles, adds a new sub-faction, an anti-missile system and new units.
An upcoming Half-Life mod, put your feet in the shoes of Barney Calhoun, a security guard at the Black Mesa Research Facility who has no idea that the next few hours are going to change his life forever. Re-live the exciting adventure of Blue Shift, now re-created in the award winning Source engine.
Step into some new boots (and a new body), and re-enter the Half-Life universe once more, as the wisecracking, door-kicking zealot known as 'Bad Cop' in the upcoming Half-Life 2: Episode Two mod.
Command a small army of Combine synths and soldiers on a Northern campaign, to capture Dr. Judith Mossman. Tread in the wake of Freeman at Nova Prospekt. Explore the mysterious 'Arbeit Communications' facility and experience the cruelty of duality in the frozen wastes beyond.
Deploy to Black Mesa in the upcoming mod for Half-Life, to halt the next phase of the science team's plan after HECU forces are unsuccessful in stopping Freeman from launching the Omega Satellite delivery rocket... Face another hostile and more powerful alien faction and link up with other Black Ops units to prepare to wipe the facility from the planet once and for all...
An upcoming Singleplayer & Multiplayer total conversion mod of Mount & Blade II Bannerlord, that brings the world of Tolkien into the game. This includes: characters, locations, weapons etc. from The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Silmarillion and other works by Tolkien and media made for his universe.
The 2020 awards are proudly supported by Manticore Games, creators of Core. Core is an endless universe of games to play and worlds to explore designed by a global community of creators. It's a radically accessible game construction kit and game-playing platform, all in one. Whether you're interested in playing unexpected takes on shooters, RPGs, and party games, exploring massive and spectacular words with friends, or unleashing your own insane game designs on the world, Core is your portal to the multiverse. Learn more about Core, and download it here.
Congratulations to every winner in the Player's Choice: Best Upcoming Mods of 2020! Congratulations too to every mod who was nominated and participated in voting. With the Best Upcoming Mods announced, the final Mod of the Year results will go live on December 28.