Garry’s Mod is a community driven physics sandbox, developed by Facepunch Studios and published by Valve Corporation in 2006.
GMod was originally a mod for Half Life 2 but was later made into a standalone game. Base game mode sandbox has no objectives. Player has the freedom to spawn things.
First thing I want to say is that you need the Orange Box to play this game. If you don’t have the Orange Box games, some textures won’t load. Basically, the game gets all of its assets from the other Valve games. Some people bypass this issue by patching the game via unofficial patch. To me, it makes no sense. You are buying the game, only to see texture errors.
GMod has a huge steam workshop. Community made tons of great stuff you to choose from. Having a great, productive community is a huge positive. That’s why this game has been alive for years. Lots of things to try out, lots of game modes to play.
Whenever you enter a server, it will start to download stuff from workshop. And it takes a lot of time. I mean at least 1 hour of download, just to enter a server. If you have a slow internet or a pc, it will be annoying to wait for it to download. There are “FastDl” servers which are fast to join because they make you download less stuff.
GMod has lots of game modes to choose from and most popular are: Roleplay, Sandbox, Prop Hunt and Terrorist Hunt.
- If you love roleplaying, this game is definitely for you. You can be a student in Hogwarts or be a stormtrooper. It definitely takes time and disk space but it is worth it.
- Prop hunt is one of the most classic GMod game modes. It’s basically hide and seek but you hide as as a prop and seekers will try to find you and shoot you with guns. It’s really fun to play.
- GMod film making is really popular. Instead of using a complex program to animate, you can make your own film, short-films in gmod. They don’t look good or serious but they are definitely fun to watch.
Garry’s Mod is a great sandbox game with lots of steam workshop items you to check it out. One of the must have games on steam.
Doesn't have the best graphics because it's a somewhat old game but still has decent graphics. With some patches you can make GMod look better.
With steam workshop, this game has lots of stuff to offer.
PROS / CONS
- Huge steam workshop
- Lots of gamemodes
- Great community
- Long downloads, huge mod sizes. Also takes lots of disk space.
- Missing textures