Mods. They're almost as much fun to create as they are to use. Mods let players expand their game long after the credits roll by adding new content or altering existing material. And one of the games that shows this off the in some of the best ways possible? Garry's Mod. It's a true sandbox world that lets you build your own world and do whatever you want in it.
With the recent release of Sonic Mania and the anticipation ahead of Sonic Forces, you may be wondering how you can add some Sonic goodness to your sandbox world. Well, look no further! We've put together a list of the 7 best Sonic mods for Garry's Mod to make your Sonic dreams come true, from accessories and characters to complete stages. Read on to find out more.
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The first thing you're going to need for any true Sonic experience is a set of Sonic characters, of course. This mod by DutyCraft includes everything you could ask for. It's got Sonic, naturally, along with a slew of additional characters, from Amy Rose to Rouge the Bat, Shadow, Super Sonic, and more. Best of all, it also comes with items like Rings and Chaos Emeralds to help give you even more options with which to expand your creativity. You can get it here.
Poor Tails. Always a sidekick, he remains Sonic's brainy voice of reason. But apart from a better developed sense of responsibility, he's got something else Sonic doesn't: an awesome airplane.
You can too, with kryanwan's Tornado mod, which lets you fully control Tails' iconic plane. It's a fully 3D replica of Tails' Tornado, with updated controls from earlier editions, plane sounds, missiles and bullets, and Sonic's second seat in the back. This mod can be found here.
Entertaining as it would be to add all these Sonic mods to any game, you just can't beat the original. FPSbanana created a huge map mod inspired by the original game's areas, graphics, and textures. You can wander around the Green Hill Zone, explore Eggman's secret temple, and get impaled by spikes (ah, the good ol' days).
It also includes platforming elements -- such as disappearing platforms, to be precise -- and secret shortcuts, which no Sonic stage would be complete without. Pick up this mod here.
Of course, any Sonic recreation or sandbox world wouldn't be complete without some enemies to topple. suroguner/Glabe's Badnick Pack gives you a variety of badniks from across a range of Sonic games, including the Buzz Bomber from Sonic Adventure 2, a couple of foes from Sonic Colors and the GameGear's version of Sonic 2, and many others.
These would be great to add to any of your Garry's Mod creations, though putting them alongside the character mods would doubtlessly push all the right nostalgia buttons.
How many times have you been able to play as one of Eggman's robots in Sonic? Exactly: none. However, suroguner's Death Egg Robot mod lets you do just that. Inspired by the difficult battles from Sonic 2, this version features a Sonic 4 style to choose from as well.
On top of that, the mod features the Eggomatic hovercraft, giving you a pretty nice range of options for making this your game's ultimate foe, midboss, or even main hero.
If you're really looking for something out of the ordinary, consider checking out this one from Minimole the Lorax. Zombie Amy is pretty much exactly what her name implies: Amy Rose with a creepy Halloween makeover. Her pupils have vanished, and her overall expression is not quite so nice as Sonic fans might be used to. Her teeth are much sharper than usual, which probably goes a long way in explaining those rather disturbing bloodstains on her hands…
If you're brave enough, you can find it at the link above, and you may be happy to know that it also won't replace your original Amy, if you have one.
What game is complete without music? This mod from jaidenjc contains the theme from Sonic and the Secret Rings, "7 Rings in Hand," by Steve Conte. It embodies the sound of the 3D Sonic games with its upbeat rock style and quick pace. It's perfect for any world you create in Garry's Mod, of course, but we can't help thinking it would fit especially well in the Sonic stage mod too.
From characters and vehicles to full blown stages, there's plenty of Sonic material to be found for your sandbox creations. Let us know if you plan on picking any of these up!