Up For Debate - What Are Some of the Best Mods For Old Games

Written by Ed SW on Sun, Dec 25, 2016 6:00 PM
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So for this festive UFD we’ve decided to not focus on the new, as often happens at Christmas, but rather focus on the games from yesteryear. We want to hear from you guys some of the best mods for old games that you can think of. Mods that give a completely new leash of life with the right tweaks from the diligent modding community. We want to hear about the mods that may revolutionised the game at the time and make it worth a revisit even now. Let’s get into our picks for the best mods for PC games of old!

So let’s get into some of our favourite mods of times gone by. For instance, Morrowind, the amount of mods you can get for this title are amazing. It’s almost like it was a great game or something. You can get it in the Oblivion engine with Morroblivion. You can get it in the Skyrim engine with Skywind. Or you can keep it in its own engine and get it looking bloody fantastic with mods like the Morrowind Overhaul. There’s so much choice if you want to relive the classic.

Or let’s look at some of the older Total War titles. The Great War mod for Napoleon: Total War is absolutely amazing and has us at GD pining for the next official Total War to take us there. While Third Age: Total War, a game that we have sank an ungodly amount of hours into, is a masterpiece and makes Medieval II: Total War even more playable than it already is. While it should be noted, that both of these mods were effectively entire games in themselves. Historical battles, full campaigns, the lot!

Or maybe let’s look at Valve for a second. Half Life 2 has seen some amazing mods over the years. To name a few (and we mean a few, there is an ungodly amount) you’ve got Insurgency, Zombie Panic, Black Mesa, The Stanley Parable… the list goes on. These titles were so good they mostly got their own games!

While to finish off, the mods don’t even have to be out yet. Fallout New Vegas for instance is still getting modded as we speak. Take The Frontier for instance, a truly staggeringly huge mod, effectively the same size as the original game and one we can’t wait to get our hands on, there’s drivable cars for Christ's sake! Or Project Reality for Battlefield 2, who are still updating even now making it as realistic experience as they possibly can… for an 11 year old game!

So there you have it, there’s some mods we’ve loved over the years. Now the camera is on you guys. What mods are some of your favourites? Which mods bring life to an old classic most? Which mods are you playing right now? Let us know down below!

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15:38 Dec-26-2016

How old do games how to be to be considered old by this article ? There is no specific time frame, so old can be yesterday, or 10 years ago.
If I were to choose one of my favorite mods for an old game, I'd have to go with Rise of the Reds for Command & Conquer Generals. Game overall is amazing, and this mod adds so much stuff that it's basically creating a whole other game on top of that.

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15:43 Dec-26-2016

Then there's plethora of amazing Homeworld mods, SWEAW as well, Total War Medieval 2, Company of Heroes, Freelancer, Mount & Blade, etc.

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15:30 Dec-26-2016

Well GWX 3.0 Gold and NYGM 3.6F are two of the best supermods for the best'est' submarine simulator ever made, the glorious Silent Hunter III, 12 years since release and still there is and active community over at subsim.com


Also I will add the HER realism mod for medal of honour airborne... Another awesome mod!

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15:33 Dec-26-2016

Lastly I will add masters of Europe for napoleon total war, another masterpiece...

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10:12 Dec-26-2016

Kotor 2 The Sith Lords Restored Content Modification is amazing.

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08:57 Dec-26-2016

Warcraft 3-Warlock map i think it was the name, run kitty run and dota 1. Starcraft brood war there was 1 like dota map.

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02:08 Dec-26-2016

Anything darthmod made would make a game 10x better

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00:32 Dec-26-2016

AIX 2.0 for Battlefield 2; Contra 008 and Shockwave for C&C Generals: Zero Hour

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22:11 Dec-25-2016

Supreme Commander still has a pretty alive community for a 2007 RTS on the FAForever mod.

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21:51 Dec-25-2016

LCPDFR for GTA IV.

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21:50 Dec-25-2016

back in 2004 or 2005 GTA Vice CIty Mods,
and Multi Theft Auto for San Andreas and San Andreas MP

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20:52 Dec-25-2016

Jagged Alliance 2 1.13 mod and X-COM enemy withing, long war mod should be mentioned, because they are complete overhaul over the game, and both of them makes the game better for at least 90% of the target audience, unlike Skyrim mods.

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19:35 Dec-25-2016

Half Life 2's FakeFactory Cinematic Mod is one of the best graphic overhauls I have ever seen. It completely revamps the game from the ground, and it gives it a new fresh feeling (not that the original version is any bad). If your looking for a reason to replay this masterpiece, I suggest you download it :)

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19:26 Dec-25-2016

Zero Hour Reborn for Command & Conquer: Generals - Zero Hour

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19:24 Dec-25-2016

Counter Strike and Team Fortress for Half Life, DOTA for Warcraft 3. Trust me, you can never find better mods than these three.

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19:12 Dec-25-2016

Edain Mod for BFME 2. SGM for Call of Pripyat, etc.

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18:44 Dec-25-2016

ESF or earth's special forces mod for Half life.
It's an amazing dragonball Z mod which you can play online and offline with bots, with sound effects and transformations plus detransformations, a good roster of characters and their respected signature moves.


Oh and you can steer your kamehawave with your mouse, anywhere you want. Power struggles and melee combat were also on par.

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18:44 Dec-25-2016

Median XL for Diablo 2.

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18:27 Dec-25-2016

Best mod i know is for SW jedi academy https://www.moviebattles.org/ It´s really nice i did spend thousands of hours in. :)

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18:14 Dec-25-2016

For me it's "Half Life 2: Update".
If you haven't heard about it you should definitely check it out!

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18:07 Dec-25-2016

Well I consider Skyrim to be old game as well. The best mod for it was Undeath in tandem with some magic overhaul etc mods... There was so much effort put into it and you could become undead lich after completing quite long mission. You become pretty much immortal and got all these cool abilities. The more mana u had, the faster u regenerated. With full mana, you were immortal. But if u hit hard enough someone, like oneshotting them, you became vulnerable and mortal.

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