Garry's Mod review
Garry's Mod is a sandbox modification for Half-Life 2 that became an independent game. With this mod, you can make sculptures or films, model solutions to physics problems, or just have fun.
Gameplay: No Actual Gameplay, But Still Fun 8/10
Garry's Mod has no gameplay in a traditional sense. Instead, you can manipulate all objects and use a Source engine to create your own games. This has created a huge community of like-minded people who want to make and share their mini-games.
Garry's Mod allows you to add your own items through a user-friendly interface. Players can change the physical properties of every object. Garry's Mod has advanced through many versions to work on every Source game. The latest version introduced dynamite, welding, and useful tools for comics creation.
Graphics: As Realistic As You Want It to Be 7/10
When you first open the game, you should click on Options and take a look at graphics settings. These determine how realistic your game will look. You can set graphics to low to make Garry's Mod load faster. If you set them on High, your game will look realistic, but you will need a powerful PC to process all details. You can also develop scripts to modify graphics. Or you can just download graphics mods created by other players. With the usage of Lua programming language, you can create your own elements.
Lasting Appeal: Thriving Community-Based Madness 10/10
Garry's Mod is still alive because of its community. There are dozens of forums and networks that create smaller communities within one large community. The game has been featured in hundreds of YouTube videos. There are also many add-ons that add fun mechanics to the whole thing.
Controls: Standard WASD Scheme 10/10
If you've played Half-Life, you know what to do with Garry's Mod. You should use WASD keys to move around and move the mouse to look around. Using a gun, you can pick up and rotate items. Press the left shift key to sprint and left control to move slower. Flashlight that lights the area in front of you can be accessed by pressing F.
Conclusion: Unique Physics Toy
We can't call Garry's Mod a game. It's a sandbox-style physics toy for creators to play with. You can build things, use weapons, play with NPCs, paint, spawn items, and much more. There are tons of add-ons to download, such as mini-games and player maps.
- Huge player base
- Unique physics tool
- Create anything you want
- Largely laid back
- Regular glitches and errors
- Requires to have CS:S