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Garry's Mod

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Description

Initially a Half-Life 2 fan-made mod, this sandbox editor gives you the tools to play with items and physics within the Source engine. It became retail on Valve's Steam game download delivery system with version 9.1.

You can pose rag dolls (position people and change their faces) then create a comic book by taking pictures of the results. Take props and weld them together to make walls, axis a wheel to it to create a working car, and rope some cans to the back. In fact, make any contraptions you can think of like Rube Goldberg machines (complex devices that perform simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways), catapults, cannons, bridges etc.

By using the Lua scripting language, users can also create their own weapons and game modes which can completely change the genre of the game. Some examples are Roleplay, Stranded, SpaceBuild, Melonracer, and Zombie Survival. Game servers for Garry's Mod will automatically send their custom content to the client when joined.

Screenshots

Garry's Mod Windows Character posing is one of the highest arts in Garry's Mod.
Garry's Mod Windows Attached two thrusters on that vehicle and now firing them up.
Garry's Mod Windows One of the many possible game modes: Melon Racer
Garry's Mod Windows Making that Spy look ridiculous mad.

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User Reviews

It's not game, it is 42 Windows VVP (139)
Not a game and not good either Windows Pixelspeech (954)

The Press Says

PC Gamer Windows Dec 19, 2006 8.8 out of 10 88

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Trivia

Sales

On the 2-year anniversary of its release on Steam (November 29, 2008) it was made known that Garry's Mod had sold over 300,000 copies at $9.99 per purchase giving it revenue of over $3,120,000 of which half goes to Valve Corporation.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2005 - Mod of the Year ("It's simple, it's incredibly versatile, and it's given gamers way more hours of pleasure than all the other Counter-Strike knockoffs combined.")
  • ModDB
    • 2005 - Mod of the Year

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