Players have voted an open-world mod for a 16-year-old RPG as Mod of the Year 2021 on ModDB. The epic Gothic II Chronicles Of Myrtana total conversion only released this month but has been selected as the best mod of the year by the community – beating out the likes of Black Mesa: Blue Shift.
Gothic II was released back in 2005 as the latest well-received action RPG from Piranha Bytes – who would go on to create the similar Risen series and is currently working on ELEX II for a March release date. The Chronicles Of Myrtana mod is a huge total conversion for Gothic II that features a new open-world, skills, mechanics, story, and even voice acting.
It’s available on both ModDB and Steam and only released in full on December 10 – and players loved it immediately. On Steam it’s currently rated as ‘Overwhelmingly Positive’ from over 5000 reviews – by comparison, Gothic II itself is rated as merely ‘Very Positive’ from around 6500 reviews.