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Doom, Deus Ex and Dawn of War: ModDB unveils the 100 best mods of 2016

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Once again, the good people at ModDB have begun their search for the best mod people around the world have been playing this year, with an initial batch of more than 10,000 having been scaled down to a comparitivelty miniscule top 100.

Check out the best Skyrim mods here.

Yes, you read that right. People have been playing more than 10,000 mods this year, which makes my shameful personal total of having played just one – a mod that drops our very own Kirk McKeand into every single game I play – look rather pathetic.

Seriously, you should see him in Dead or Alive. I’ve got him on a poster.

The final 100 mods in Mod DB’s line up span a range of different games, from Deus Ex to Doom III, from Star Wars to Starcraft, from Half-Life to Half-Life 2. Okay, that last one didn’t work so well.

In all seriousness, mods are an important cog in the wider games industry wheel, not only adding features and tools missing from the commercial copies of games, but also helping future coders and designers flesh out their skills within a project they’re passionate about.

Plus, whoever was behind the Angry Planes mod on GTA V (not nominated here, I should add) provided the most fun I’ve ever had in a Grand Theft Auto game, by a distance.

Some of the mods in the final 100 aren’t officially out yet, with others having been launched years and years ago – it’s a healthy mix. With little over six days left to vote in this round, you’d best head on over here and make your choice quick.