Top 10 Free Source Engine Mods

Still a Source of amusement


Good old Source. It’s been around for over a decade and it’s definitely showing its age, but it’s still the engine of choice for many modders. Since its inception, assorted developers and teams have taken the mantle of producing some quality gameplay experiences with it, and today we’ll be taking a look at some of its better free offerings. Source mods that have gone commercial, like The Stanley Parable and Black Mesa, will not be included.

Many of these are standalone Steam products, but some require retail copies of other Valve games while others need users to install the Source SDK; some require both. To install the SDK, run Steam, go to “store”, “library” and select “tools” from the drop-down menu. Scroll down until you see the Source SDK Base 2006, 2007, and 2013, both multiplayer and single-player. Double-click them all to install. Next, get the mods proper from their respective sites and install them into your Steam’s “sourcemods” folder, which should be something like “C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\sourcemods”. Look in “C:\Program Files (x86)\” if you’re running a 64-bit version of Windows. Restart Steam to see the mod in your library.

Onward ho!

Delano Cuzzucoli
Delano is a lifelong gamer who resides in the city of Johannesburg in South Africa. He's also a political student, artist, geek, writer, historian, skeptic, linguaphile, IT nerd and electronic music fan. An eccentric lover of the strange and beautiful who is equal parts harmony and discord.

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