Garry's Mod

2006 sandbox physics game

Garry's Mod is a sandbox video game. The game is a mod for the video game Half-Life 2 made by Garry Newman in 2004 but sold in 2006.[1] In the game, the player can use a spawn menu to spawn objects known as props, or it can be used to spawn Non-player characters like zombies or Combine soldiers, taken from Half-Life 2. The player can move these objects using the physics gun. The game is known because of it's modding, with popular mods for Garry's Mod like Trouble in Terrorist Town, DarkRP and Prop hunt. Prop hunt became a popular video game mode, being used in video games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered,[2] Call of Duty: Black Ops III,[3] Fortnite Battle Royale,[4] and Genshin Impact.[5]

Garry's Mod
Developer(s)Facepunch Studios Edit this on Wikidata
Publisher(s)Valve Corporation Edit this on Wikidata
Programmer(s)Garry Newman
EngineSource Edit this on Wikidata
Platform(s)Linux
macOS
Microsoft Windows Edit this on Wikidata
ReleaseNovember 29, 2006
Genre(s)First-person shooter
physics game Edit this on Wikidata
Mode(s)Multiplayer
single-player
co-op mode Edit this on Wikidata

Gameplay

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The game is an endless sandbox. Its base game mode, sandbox, has no goals. The player can spawn non-player characters, ragdolls, and props, and move and interact with the objects in many ways.[6] The player can move these using the "physics gun", a ray-gun that lets the user move, freeze, and rotate the objects.[7][8] The individual limbs of ragdolls can also be interacted with.[9] The "tool gun" lets the player change an objects properties, like welding things together, and changing the facial expressions of ragdolls.[7]

Development

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Garry's Mod was made by Garry Newman. He created Facepunch Studios while making Garry's Mod.[10]

Sequel

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Newman stated to make a sequel in Gmod in 2015 called "Garry's Mod 2" was in early development in 20 can it changed into "Sandbox" in 2020.[11]

Reception

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Reception
Aggregate score
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Metacritic8.9

Garry's Mod is considered to be one of the best sandbox games.[12][13]

References

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  1. Sarkar, Samit (2014-02-21). "Garry's Mod sales hit $30M, Rust eclipses it". Polygon. Retrieved 2022-03-31.
  2. Doster, S. E. (5 April 2017). "Call of Duty's April Fool's Mode Was So Good, Players Want It To Be a Regular Thing". Kotaku. Archived from the original on 14 May 2021. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  3. McWhertor, Michael (2 May 2018). "Black Ops 3 adds Prop Hunt and more in Operation Swarm update". Polygon. Archived from the original on 3 January 2022. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  4. Goslin, Austen (17 June 2019). "Fortnite's upcoming prop hunt mode has a twist". Polygon. Archived from the original on 7 November 2020. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  5. Harris, Iain (13 May 2021). "Genshin Impact's Prop Hunt-like mode Windtrace lands tomorrow". PCGamesN. Archived from the original on 13 May 2021. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  6. PCGamesN (14 October 2019). "The best sandbox games on PC". PCGamesN. Archived from the original on 13 September 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Ceceri, Kathy (1 November 2008). "Garry's Mod for Half-Life lets you custom-design your own videogames". Wired. Archived from the original on 22 December 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  8. Pearson, Craig (29 September 2012). "How to turn Counter-Strike into a rollercoaster with Garry's Mod". PC Gamer. Archived from the original on 3 August 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  9. Pearson, Craig (11 November 2011). "Disgusting Limb Manipulation In GMOD". Rock Paper Shotgun. Archived from the original on 10 November 2020. Retrieved April 1, 2022.
  10. Donnelly, Joe (27 August 2015). "The making of: Garry's Mod". PCGamesN. Archived from the original on 16 February 2017. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  11. https://sbox.facepunch.com/news/new-engine
  12. "The best sandbox games on PC in 2022". PCGamesN. Retrieved 2022-03-31.
  13. "The Best Sandbox Games on PC and Console". Digital Trends. 2021-05-13. Retrieved 2022-03-31.

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