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After 20 days of voting, it is time to present the top still-in-development mods as picked by you, the players!

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Mod of the Year Awards
Best Upcoming


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.

Honorable Mentions

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.



2020 COUNTDOWN



5TH PLACE

Corona

For: C&C: Red Alert 3



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.


4TH PLACE

Guard Duty

For: Half-Life



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.


Sponsored by Core Games



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.

Continue Reading: Players Choice | Editors Choice


Comments
D3ads
D3ads

Holy heck, it was such a great achievement to reach the Top 100, nevermind coming second place in the final vote, thank you greatly to all my supporters! 😁

Congrats to Kingdoms of Arda for winning, Entropy Zero 2 for coming third, and everyone else who made it into the Top 5! 👍

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V_MR.47_V
V_MR.47_V

Congrats champ and good luck with your Mod

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23-down
23-down

Congratulations to all winners.. :)

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By_X_RaY
By_X_RaY

Congrats dude! Good luck with the mod. I'm looking forward to play it.

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INtense! Author
INtense!

Thanks for acknowledging the other mods and congrats on an incredible achievement. Something to be massively proud of and I hope will serve as significant motivation for you and your team.

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SupersebaGT
SupersebaGT

Fall of the republic should be among the top 5 best mods of 2020

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TheMetalfreak360
TheMetalfreak360

This is "Best Upcoming Mod 2020" tho. Mods of the year from the community is later.

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deathtropper
deathtropper

Good on the half life series for standing strong, but its too bad we didn't get even a single empire at war or sins of a solar empire mod up here.

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INtense! Author
INtense!

A lot of them featured extremely heavily last year

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GoaFan77
GoaFan77

Are we missing some honorable mentions? Because I see a lot more mods tagged here than placed.

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DarkShift
DarkShift

Me too. I received an update that Starlight (HL1 mod) is in the list.

Still glad to see so much HL1/2 mods. With HLA’s release, valve fandom is now stronger than ever.

Congrats to Dark Matter and EZ2 who deserved it, and I m impressed that OBM and Guard Duty are still so much praised (or maybe because of now that Black Mesa has been released, the pressure is now 100% on YOU, Tripmine studios!)

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Breadman_at_Hartley
Breadman_at_Hartley

Wow! I can't believe we made it to 3rd place upcoming! A huge thank you to all of our fans and followers. Entropy : Zero 2 is coming along really well and we can't wait to get it into the hands of players.

Also really glad to see Dark Matter on here :D !!

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Blue199
Blue199

Congratulations everyone! This year may not have been the best, but at least it was great when it comes to mods :)

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MacbethTheTyrant
MacbethTheTyrant

I did not expect us to end 1st O.O
What an honour! and thank you to everyone who voted for Kingdoms of Arda

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MattTheLegoman
MattTheLegoman

This is well deserved mate! =D Congratulations to the entire KoA team. I am so glad you have won Best Upcoming Mod. =D

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Marek33
Marek33

Congratulations to everyone, and I'm very happy to see the Dark Matter on such a high place. As well, as the Guard Duty and Corona in Top 5. The Honorable Mentions are excellent choices as well.

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BNSMarko
BNSMarko

Congratulations to Kingdoms of Arda, well deserved!

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CoffeHead
CoffeHead

kingdoms of arda holy shut (the spelling is wronged on purpose) woohoo

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Dmitriy-Bars
Dmitriy-Bars

Guard Duty is not a Half-Life 1 mod. This is a remake of Half-Life: Blue Shift on Source engine (like Black Mesa).

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Eärendil_Ardamírë
Eärendil_Ardamírë

Gratulations to the developers of 'Kingdoms of Arda'!

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Driver33
Driver33

It feels so good to see the HL series getting such strong mod representation still this many years on.

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Radu273
Radu273

well this mod is quite good, so im not surprise it came in one of the best mods voted

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Mhack3r
Mhack3r

wow, great work from all those people who created such great mods, actually thats surely tons of energy and incredible modding in those!

i should also try my luck next year...

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thely
thely

Really glad that Dark Matter made it.

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ZitaX
ZitaX

Great work guys! Well deserved, all of you!

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SkobbejakGames
SkobbejakGames

Fantastic work on the mods. Would have liked to see Death Wish for Blood here too

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