Recently, ModDB announced the winner of 79,292 votes for the 2019 Mod of the Year award: Empire at War Remake: Galactic Civil War, a mod for Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption.
For the curious, here are the top ten ModDB mods of 2019:
10. Rise Of The Mandalorians
9. Tiberium Essence
8. Age Of Empires III: Wars Of Liberty
7. Battlefront 2 Remaster Project
6. Republic At War
5. Half-Life 2: MMod
4. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Anomaly
3. Thrawn's Revenge: Imperial Civil War
2. Ultimate Apocalypse
1. Empire At War Remake: Galactic Civil War
The mod is self-described as "catapulting" the Empire of War RTS into 2020 while adding new units and improving the graphics and overall gameplay. There's even a Patreon for those willing to support the main author of the mod, Jeroenimo, who at the time of publishing earns $1,674 per month for his efforts relating to his live stream and YouTube channel.
The base game includes over 80 ground and space locations for players to fight over, iconic Star Wars characters to command such as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and Boba Fett, and massive space battles. The expansion includes 13 new planets, 28 Underworld units, and expanded multiplayer settings.
To install the mod, you first must have the game and then download the mod at its ModDB page. Then extract the mod and place it into C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Star Wars Empire at War\corruption\Mods. Once done, go on Steam and right-click the game and select Properties. Then click Launch Options and add sweaw MODPATH=Mods\EAW-Remake. Finally, all you have to do to play the mod is selecting the expansion when starting the game. If you want to get rid of the mod, just remove what was added in the Launch Options.
The original game, Star Wars: Empire at War - Gold Pack (which includes the Forces of Corruption expansion) is going for $6.99 on Steam for the next few days. It has a 95% 'Overwhelmingly Positive' score on Steam via its User Reviews and was developed by Petroglyph, who recently released Conan Unconquered.
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