ModDB and IndieDB reveal their top ten mods and indie games of the year


ModDB opened up the public vote for 20 days to decide on their Mod of the Year, and now the community have reached their decision, with Stalker: Call of Chernobyl taking the top spot.

If you want a list of the best games of 2016, our picks are at that link. 

Call of Chernobyl is a 32-map sandbox mod for Stalker: Call of Pripyat. The mod boasts engine enhancements, reworked levels, a new arena and a bunch of other tweaks to the post-apocalyptic shooter. Expansive Skyrim mod Enderal took second place.

Here’s the top ten in full, from bottom to top:

  • Expanding Fronts – Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
  • RHS: Armed Forces of the Russian Federation – Arma 3
  • Call of Warhammer: Beginning of The End Times – Medieval II: Total War: Kingdoms
  • Divide and Conquer – Medieval II: Total War: Kingdoms
  • Medieval Kingdoms Total War (Attila Version) – Total War: Attila
  • Brutal Doom 64 – Doom 2
  • Thrawn’s Revenge: Imperial Civil War – Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
  • Hearts of Iron IV: The Great War – Hearts of Iron IV
  • Enderal – Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Stalker: Call of Chernobyl – Stalker: Call of Pripyat

Elsewhere, sister site IndieDB have been running a round of votes to lock down the best indie games of the year. Strategy survival game RimWorld took that gong, despite it still being in Early Access. The colonial survival game has been updated plenty this year, however, with a recent patch adding in spherical planets.

Here’s the IndieDB list in its entirety, from 10-1:

  • Inside
  • Enter the Gungeon
  • Slime Rancher
  • Factorio
  • Firewatch
  • The Isle
  • Empyrion – Galactic Survival
  • Stardew Valley
  • Superhot
  • RimWorld
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