Garry's Mod Review
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Garry's Mod is not a regular game. It’s a physics sandbox that will surprise you with its unlimited capabilities and freedoms. Unlike other games, Valve has made one that lets you do whatever you want to because there are no predefined missions or goals. The game just gives you all the necessary tools and leaves to play! Create cars, airships, boats, buildings, bunkers or whatever you can imagine. Get weapons from other Valve games, use add-ons created by other people, drive any vehicles, destroy whatever you see, listen to music and much more.
All you do in Garry’s Mod is spawning objects and joining them to create own tricky gears that might do not have even a name. Everything is up to you. No worries if you're not a good designer because no one will rate your creations. Just let your fantasy go a bit crazy.
Garry's Mod doesn’t have any spectacular graphics, but this game doesn't even need this. Everything looks quite realistic, and you can even see most of the things highly detailed. Garry's Mod runs on the same engine as Counter Strike, thus expect it to look the same.
Garry's Mod has only two maps for you, but they are pretty large and have lots of things like flat surfaces, hills, and water. Also, there are tons of items, humans, zombies and others mostly from Half Life 2 but you will find something from Team Fortress 2, Counter Strike, Left 4 Dead 2 as well.
Garry’s Mod is a physics sandbox stuffed with items and models from other popular games designed by Valve. You will find there a vast library of already existing objects made by other players as well as some pre-built devices such as thrusters and wheels; you can create anything that you can imagine and share it with whoever you want. Any object can be modified, so you can change things such as lighting or the amount of force and torque an object can produce. Garry’s Mod lets you reproduce the real physics problems in this simulation world where you can even think about how to solve them or just see how things work in reality.
Garry's Mod offers you custom modes where you can play different roles and have various jobs. Whether you want to be a drug dealer, thieve, doctor, bakers, cook, factory owner, winemaker, policeman, politician, soldier or whoever else, you will have all the opportunities to try out these jobs. Garry's Mod engine is so much customizable that if you have some strong knowledge of lua and glua, you can create any game mode you think up. So if you have a good imagination, use all of it in Garry's Mod. Create own games, or play games created by other users including your friends. You can create something similar to a house by placing walls somewhere on the map and get some furniture inside and invite your friends to explore it. Or weld a few objects together, add wheels and thrusters and you will get a super car.
There is you, there is the world, there are tools - create! The controls in Garry’s Mod are highly responsive, just like in all Valve games. Any session in Garry’s Mod starts from the same thing: you choose a map, get a full set of weapons from Half Life 2, as well as the highly useful Physical Gun. Its main fire holds objects with a blue ray and move them wherever you want, and also can freeze them in the air.
Another great thing about Garry’s Mod is its menu which helps you create different heroes and all kinds of things like living NPC, both enemies, and friends. This menu also gives you access to a wide range of tools, from welding and painting to switching sizes of rag dolls’ parts. You will find there a lot of fundamental parameters of the world like a speed of the flow of time, gravity, etc., which you can easily switch. In fact, you have a huge set of opportunities that is definitely enough to sculpt stunning structures created by your imagination.
Replay Value 5/5
Garry’s Mod can’t be boring because there are tons of content and opportunities to guide the game in the desired direction and change it as you want. There are lots of add-ons available to download as maps or player modes. You can get the maps from Team Fortress or Day Of Defeat for example and discover new locations and see your capabilities there. So the amount of content is extremely high and more things are being added each day. Therefore, this game is always a great fun especially playing with friends and will give you some hilarious moments most of the time.
Garry’s Mod is a must-buy because it costs about $10 and with all the available textures it will be $30 which is still an amazing price.
Garry’s Mod is not just a physics sandbox. It’s much more because everyone can make this game work the way they want and this is why Garry’s Mod appeals to almost any one. There are no goals in the game, and the player is free to choose whatever he wants to do. You will get all the tools and ability to use them freely. I'd suggest to anyone who hasn't tried this game, to play it at least once. You’ll get lots of joy without making any big investments just playing this game. Garry’s Mod has pretty much everything you can expect from a video game.
Garry's Mod is an excellent physics sandbox with lots of capabilities which has something for everyone to enjoy.
Pros : fun playing with friends
great visual and sound effects;
nice background music;
tons of items, maps, game modes and other user-generated content;
Cons : has some violent content;
Replay Value 5
Average : 4.9
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