Best Garry’s Mod Game Modes
Last updated: October 23, 2020
The game of course prompts a sandbox experience but it’s amazing to dive into the creations of unique modders if you’re looking to further your Gmod experience.
There is an extensive list of game modes available but today I wanted to highlight my top three game modes of the year.
My Best 3 Garry’s Mod Game Modes List
I have played all three on my private Garry’s Mod server hosting and given them a rating out of ten.
Prop Hunt has been a very popular game mode for a very long time, with it currently ranked as the second most played game mode for Garry’s Mod.
This comes as no surprise as the game is super addictive and can keep you and your friends entertained for hours.
The game mode is essentially an interpretation of the classic hide and seek.
The Prop Hunt game is split into rounds and each round has a time limit in which the “hunter” must find and eliminate the “props” before the timer runs out.
This may sound easy but there is an interesting disguise mechanic that makes the hunters job a little harder than you would expect.
This feature allows the “props” to change into any objects located within the game map, both large and small.
For example you can disguise yourself as a bed and hide in an upstairs bedroom or even a shrub and sit quietly in the garden.
The excitement comes from the hunters investigating any item that looks out of place.
Will they shoot you or just walk on by. Should you run or just wait for them to leave.
The game is simple but the tension and experience is timeless.
My Game Mode Score : 9/10
2. Trouble in Terrorist Town
One of the most popular game modes for Garry’s Mod is currently “Trouble in Terrorist Town.”
At the start of the game players are divided into two teams, the traitors and the innocents.
Both teams have to try and kill the other team members to win the game.
However, the innocent team doesn’t know which players are innocent or traitors adding a layer of confusion to the game.
This makes players question each other in order to figure out who amongst them is on the traitors side.
The traitor’s do however know who the other traitors are and they must work together to isolate the innocents and take them out when no one is looking to avoid detection.
If you do spot someone acting suspicious you can inform the detective on the innocents side.
The detective is the lead character who has a pistol, this can be used to eliminate the traitors.
The game is a mix of team work and player detection, which will have you questioning everyone’s movements and laughing out loud when you realize you wrongly killed all your team members, despite them trying to convince you they were on your side all along.
This game mode is easy to play and is great to play with friends and other players of the Gmod community.
If you’re looking for something that is lighthearted and full of laughter it’s worth checking this out.
My Game Mode Score : 8/10
3. Zombie Hunt
This game mode is a bit underrated in my opinion, Zombie Hunt is amazing.
I feel this is because there have been so many zombie games released over the last 15 years that have dominated the gaming industry.
Like most zombie based survival games this will have you work as a team to survive against other players who are controlling the zombie horde.
This mode plays very much like Left 4 Dead and you can see the bits that have been taken from the game.
For example players on the zombie team can choose to play as special zombies that each have their own set of skills that can be used on the survivors.
Zombie players can also choose to play as boss characters and also turn other characters and NPCs into zombies by consuming their brains.
Human players defend themselves by buying weapons, turrets and materials that can be used to fight against the hordes, which helps balance the game in terms of team strength.
Zombies are weaker than human characters but there are more of them. Zombie players also respawn after death.
If you’re a fan of the Left 4 Dead series and you’re looking for something that uses the same concepts it’s definitely worth playing Zombie survival.
The game can be played with friends or you can join servers that are being hosted in the Gmod lobby. I may be biased towards this mode because I love zombie games but it’s definitely worth the score I have given it despite it being underrated.
My Game Mode Score : 9/10
How To Play These Game Modes
If you’re interested in playing any of these game modes you can join an existing game by searching the lobby for a server related to your choice.
Alternatively you can set up your own server locally or privately depending on how confident you are with server management.
If you’d like to set up your own server check out my article titled “Choosing a Garry’s Mod server hosting provider” for more information.