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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.


Garry's Mod Windows Making that Spy look ridiculous mad.
Garry's Mod Windows One of the many possible game modes: Melon Racer
Garry's Mod Windows Loading screen
Garry's Mod Windows Character posing is one of the highest arts in Garry's Mod.

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Alternate Titles

  • "GMod" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

It's not game, it is 42 Windows VVP (145)
Not a game and not good either Windows Asinine (1006)

Critic Reviews

Rocky Bytes Windows Mar 30, 2015 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PC Gamer Windows Dec 19, 2006 8.8 out of 10 88


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1001 Video Games

Garry's Mod appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


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. In the night between 10. and 11. September 2014, the game sold its 6,000,000th copy.


  • 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
  • Steam Awards
    • 2016 — The 'Game Within A Game' Award — Nominated
    • 2017 — The 'Defies Description' Award — Won

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