Garry's Mod (GMOD) 14.07.11
Funny and innovative physics based gameplay, as well as simple to use apparatus building tools
Moreover, although designed from the get-go as a physics sandbox game that enables you to play with a vast array of models to setup intricate scenes, Garry’s Mod has evolved during the years inasmuch as it now offers a multitude of game modes.
Thus, once you’ve installed Garry’s Mod on your Mac, you can go ahead and play it on your own or have your Steam friends join you and create any machine you may think of in a matter of minutes, from speed buggies to anti-gravity propelled rockets.
In order to build your gadgets and gizmos, you will have at your disposal two guns: a physics gun and a tool gun. The first one helps you manipulate objects and freeze them in any position you need them and the second is useful for adjusting and controlling the physics properties of any object.
Multiple game modes designed to keep you entertained after you’ve had enough building
Furthermore, Garry’s Mod also makes it possible to play a ragdoll posing game mode, in which you can control any number of spawned models for quickly setting up scenes in machinimas and fan made videos.
One other worth mentioning game mode in Garry’s Mod is the multiplayer, that enables you to be a part of role play server with a dystopian society controlled by the state police or as one of the many characters that try to finish an obstacle course filled with all sorts of traps that can be triggered by a “Death” player with a single mission: to stop everyone else from reaching the end alive.
Lua script based addon creation engine and straightforward way of sharing them with other players
As an added bonus, while playing Garry’s Mod knowledge of the Lua scripting language will take you even further if you want to additionally customize the gameplay by allowing you to design weapons, models and even your own game modes.
These custom creations are called addons and mods and they can be shared with all the other Garry’s Mod players via the built-in addon market.
Rib-tickling and highly customizable game that enables you to use your creativity for playing it in any way imaginable
On the whole, in spite of the fact that Garry’s Mod does not provide you with a game mode per-se, it offers you enough tools and props to make it very easy to construct your own freakish and bizarre worlds that may or may not follow the real life physics laws we all know and enjoy (or not).
Reviewed by Sergiu Gatlan, last updated on September 12th, 2014
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- A minor update containing a few hotfixes for last update just came out. Restarting your servers is strongly recommended.
- GLIBC_2.15 dependency on Linux dedicated servers:
- Some Linux dedicated server owners may have noticed that the game now requires glibc 2.15. This is a necessary change since the version we were using before was really outdated. If your server is running on a relatively old distro which does not include that library, you can find instructions on how to install it here: Linux Dedicated Server Hosting.
Application descriptionGarry's Mod (also known as GMOD) is a physics sandbox. Unlike regular games there aren't any predefined aims or goals....