Garry's Mod

Fun sandbox games compatible with Linux, PC and Mac

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  • Category Adventure
  • License Full version
  • Works under Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista
  • Language English
  • Program by Facepunch Studios

Garry's Mod (GMod) became one of the most popular indie games in the world within months of its initial release, and this sandbox game is showing no signs of losing any of its loyal followers.

This PC game currently has thousands of unique servers running countless mods and scenarios ranging from RPGs to racing simulators. With new mods, maps and add-ons being released almost every single week, players will have a tough time finding anything this game cannot do.

The Basics of Garry's Mod

GMod is an unrestricted open-world game that allows players to do anything they would like to alter the mechanics or appearance of objects, characters and the environment. After purchasing and downloading the original game, players can then begin exploring the thousands of mods created by the community. In order to enter the world, players must have at least one source game on their computer. This includes popular standalone games such as Team Fortress 2, but there are currently hundreds of source files to choose from.

A Look at the Mods

Many of the most popular player-made games include vast worlds with unique stories behind them. Players often create digital environments where they can interact with friends, solve puzzles or even make online videos. Garry's Mod can be played as a first-person shooter, thriller or even a racing game depending on the particular files and downloads one chooses. This style of open-source software means that there are almost no limits to what can be changed, altered or updated in the game.

Sandbox games are more popular than ever, and few are as expansive and complex as Garry's Mod. This particular title will appeal to a wide variety of gamers due to the sheer number of alterations and add-ons that are currently available. For those who are still on the line, here is a closer look at some of the pros and cons of Garry's Mod:

Pros

  • One of the most comprehensive sandbox games in the world
  • Easy to download and play
  • Nearly unlimited add-ons, map packs and textures to choose from
  • Can be altered to mimic any number of game genres

Cons

  • Outdated graphics
  • Distinct learning curve for game editors
  • Many mods are incompatible with one another
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