List of video games derived from mods

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This is a list of standalone video games that have been ported from a modification of another video game, and/or that are entirely based on a modification of another video game. A game is considered standalone when it does not require the purchase or installation of any other game (including separate engine software such as the Source SDK) in order to run.

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Game Original dependency Release Standalone release Notes
0 A.D. Age of Empires II: Age of Kings 2000 2 April 2010 The standalone version is under development by Wildfire Games and using the Pyrogenesis engine.
Alien Swarm Unreal Tournament 2004 28 May 2004 19 July 2010[1] The standalone version was developed by Valve Corporation and ported to the Source engine.
Angels Fall First: Planetstorm Unreal Tournament 3 20 October 2008[2] 1 October 2015[3]
Antichamber Unreal Tournament 3 2009 31 January 2013[4] The mod was originally known as Hazard: The Journey of Life.[5]
Auto Chess Dota 2 January 4, 2019[6] May 30, 2019[7] The standalone remake of the Dota Auto Chess mod, developed by Drodo Studio.[8]
The Ball Unreal Tournament 3 2008 26 October 2010[9]
Black Mesa Half-Life 2 14 September 2012 5 May 2015[10] The game is the remake of Valve Corporation's game Half-Life.
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Half-Life 2 10 September 2011 16 October 2012[11] The original mod was called Age of Chivalry. The standalone version did not use the Source Engine like Half-Life 2. Instead, it was developed for Unreal Engine 3.[12]
Counter-Strike Half-Life 19 June 1999 8 November 2000 The game received multiple sequels and a Source Engine remake named Counter-Strike: Source.
Cry of Fear Half-Life 22 February 2012[13] 25 April 2013[14]
D-Day: Normandy Quake II 2000[15] 2002
The Dark Mod Doom III 17 October 2009[16] 14 April 2013[17] Several demo missions were released before the mod was made available, the first of which went up for download on 18 January 2008,[18] nearly two years before the mod was actually released.
Day of Defeat Half-Life 2001 1 May 2003 The game received a Source Engine remake named Day of Defeat: Source.
Day of Infamy Insurgency 16 January 2016 [19] 23 March 2017 A WWII remake of Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat.
DayZ ARMA 2 21 February 2013 16 December 2013 The standalone version has been released as a full version on 13 December 2018.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds ARMA 3 9 Apr, 2015[20] 20 Dec, 2017[21] "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" is standalone version of "PlayerUnknown's Battle Royale" Mod from Arma 3. [22]
Dear Esther Half-Life 2 2008 14 February 2012[23]
Dota 2 Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos 2003 9 July 2013[24] The rights to the original mod (Defense of the Ancients) were acquired by Valve Corporation and a derived standalone game was developed in the Source Engine. It has since been ported to Source 2.[25]
Fistful of Frags Half-Life 2 21 December 2007[26] 9 May 2014[27]
Garry's Mod Half-Life 2 24 December 2004 29 November 2006[28]
Gunman Chronicles Half-Life 20 November 2000 The mod was originally under development for the Quake engine, but switched twice: first to the Quake II engine and finally to GoldSrc, the engine used by Half-Life, which it remained using for its standalone release.
Hacx: Twitch 'n Kill Doom II September 1997 9 October 2010[29]
Half-Life: Threewave Quake 1996 unreleased The creator of the original Threewave CTF mod Dave "Zoid" Kirsch was hired by Valve to port it to the GoldSrc engine. However, the game was never released, and its unfinished code was found years later in a leak and polished by community members to allow for public play.[30]
The Haunted: Hell's Reach Unreal Tournament 3 2010 25 October 2011[31]
Insurgency Half-Life 2 2007[32] January 22, 2014[33]
Killing Floor Unreal Tournament 2004 2005 14 May 2009[34] The game received a sequel in 2015.[35]
Natural Selection 2 Half-Life 31 October 2002 31 October 2012 Natural Selection 2 is a sequel to the original mod named Natural Selection.
Nexuiz Quake 2001 31 May 2005 The game received a sequel with the same name by IllFonic and the project was forked by its community and renamed Xonotic.
No More Room in Hell Half-Life 2 31 October 2011[36] 31 October 2013
Nuclear Dawn Half-Life 2 26 September 2011
Project Reality: BF2 Battlefield 2 8 July 2005 30 May 2015[37] A sequel was announced in 2009 based initially on C4 Engine then shifted to CryEngine 3 but was never released. On October 10, 2014 Project Reality:BF2 developers announced Squad, based on Unreal Engine 4, which is still in early access.
Red Alert: A Path Beyond Command & Conquer: Renegade 29 July 2004[38] 14 September 2007[39] Original mod was called Renegade Alert.
Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 Unreal Tournament 2003 and 2004. 10 October 2003[40] 14 March 2006[41] The original mod was called Red Orchestra: Combined Arms. The game has also received a sequel.
Renegade X Unreal Tournament 3 September 2009 28 January 2012 (Black Dawn standalone release)
26 February 2016 (multiplayer standalone release).
The game has not been fully released.
Smokin' Guns Quake III Arena 2001 5 January 2009[42] Smokin' Guns was originally developed by Iron Claw Interactive under the name Western Quake 3 until 2005. A new team, going under the name of Smokin' Guns Productions, released Smokin' Guns 1.0 as a standalone version based on the open-source Quake III engine in January 2009.[43]
The Stanley Parable Half-Life 2 27 July 2011 17 October 2013
Sven Co-op Half-Life 19 January 1999 22 January 2016 This game had the longest delay between its mod release and its standalone release compared to all other games on this list: just over seventeen years.
Tactical Ops: Assault on Terror Unreal Tournament 23 December 1999 24 April 2002
Team Fortress Classic Quake 1996 7 April 1999 The original mod (simply named Team Fortress) was a mod for Quake, but it was acquired by Valve Corporation and ported to GoldSrc for its standalone release as Team Fortress Classic. The game has also received a sequel.
Tiberian Sun Reborn Command & Conquer: Renegade 2008 1 June 2013[44] Original mod was called CnC Reborn.
Tower Unite Garry's Mod 7 July 2009 8 April 2016 Tower Unite is the standalone version of GMod Tower by Pixeltail Games, which was a mod for Garry's Mod. Garry's Mod, in turn, was a mod for Half-Life 2.
Tremulous Quake III Arena 11 August 2005 31 March 2006 Inspired by the Quake II modification Gloom, which also features alien vs human teams with distinct user classes. Following the release of the Quake III Arena source code under the GPL on August 19, 2005, the developers decided to rework Tremulous into a standalone, free and open source game.
Urban Terror Quake III Arena September 1999 April 2007 Urban Terror is a freeware multiplayer first-person shooter total conversion of id Software's Quake III Arena. Released as a free standalone game in 2007 utilizing ioquake3.[45] While the engine is open source, Urban Terror's assets and code are closed source.
Wings of Dawn Freespace 2 8 April 2015[46]
World of Padman Quake III Arena 19 June 2004[47] 1 April 2007[48] Began as modification for the game Quake III Arena titled PadMod created in the year 2004. After the source code for Quake III Arena was released, the game became standalone.[49] The idea is based on the Padman comic strip for the magazine PlayStation Games created by the professional cartoon artist Andreas 'ENTE' Endres, who is also the man who made many of the maps included with the game in 1998. Later versions run on an enhanced version of the ioquake3 engine.
Wreckage Crysis Warhead 22 December 2011[50] 4 May 2012[51]
X-Men: The Ravages of Apocalypse Quake 30 November 1997 2006 Despite being officially licensed by Marvel Comics, the game required Quake to be installed in order to play. In 2006, it was released as freeware and modified to not require Quake.

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References[edit]

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