Garry's Mod is a physics sandbox. There aren't any predefined aims or goals. We give you the tools and leave you to play.
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Release Date: Nov 29, 2006

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April 28

April 2016 Update

An update has been released!

This update focuses on fixing bugs and improving performance as well as adding some new features for modders.

As usual, servers will need to be updated.
The update will be automatically downloaded when you restart your game.

Thanks to everybody who helped with testing the update and reported bugs/problems.

You can find full changelist here.

Don't panic if when you join you will get "Server is running an older version of the game" - let the server update to the latest version of the game first. Just wait a few hours at most.

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April 12

April Update Is Imminent

The next update for Garry's Mod will be coming later this month.

We ask you, players and modders alike, to help us test this update so it won't be as problematic as the first March update.

We have added a new pre-release branch that contains all the changes that will be included into the next update.

You can see the full changelist for the next update as well as how to join or leave the pre-release branch here:
http://wiki.garrysmod.com/changelist/prerelease/

We urge you to spend around 15 minutes in single player, testing your addons and whatnot, and report any issues you find that did not happen before here:
https://github.com/Facepunch/garrysmod-issues/
Or at least in the comments of this announcement.

If you own a Garry's Mod server, we highly recommend you test your server on the pre-release branch. Information about using experimental branches on dedicated servers can be found here:
http://wiki.garrysmod.com/page/Hosting_A_Dedicated_Server

The Dev branch is not going anywhere and contains latest changes that may not be included in the April update, but will be included in future updates.

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Reviews

“It brings back the silly glee of unbridled experimentation, intuitive learning and playful social interactions that most of us haven't experienced since childhood. For that, it's essential.”
88 – PC Gamer

About This Game

Garry's Mod is a physics sandbox. There aren't any predefined aims or goals. We give you the tools and leave you to play.

You spawn objects and weld them together to create your own contraptions - whether that's a car, a rocket, a catapult or something that doesn't have a name yet - that's up to you. You can do it offline, or join the thousands of players who play online each day.

If you're not too great at construction - don't worry! You can place a variety of characters in silly positions. But if you want to do more, we have the means.

Beyond the Sandbox


The Garry's Mod community is a tremendous source of content and has added hundreds of unique modes to the game. In Trouble In Terrorist Town, you can be a detective solving an online murder as criminals attempt to cover up their homicides. Be a ball, a plant, a chair, or anything else in Prop Hunt's elaborate, shape-shifting game of Hide & Seek. Elevator: Source is gaming's first elevator thrill ride, delivering players to airlocks and kitten dance parties.

We have one of the most vibrant Steam Community Workshops, with over 300'000 models, maps, and contraptions to download. It has everything from new tools to improve your builds, to guns that fire rainbow-tinged nuclear blasts from space. Take as much or as little as you need: it’s all free.

Please note: Some multiplayer servers and game-modes might require you to own other games - such as Counter-Strike: Source and Team Fortress 2.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® Vista/XP
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9 level Graphics Card (Requires support for SSE)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9 compatible
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7/8/8.1/10
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Processor or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB dedicated VRAM or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X version Snow Leopard 10.6.3
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Processor or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB dedicated VRAM or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Processor or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB dedicated VRAM or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
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๖ۣۜDeathly Fire
( 755.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
This game is just amazing and fun I literally dont know what would happen if I didnt bought this game I got all my friends thanks to Gmod so this is just amazing I really like this game
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unknown_player
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
I WANT A REFUND
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( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) CSGOdicegame.com
( 243.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
where to start with this game? First off this game's community is what drives the game, which you can decide if that is good or bad (hint hint: it is good) and just by the overall reviews it is definetly a great game would recommend 420/10
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crazzyvikingman16
( 17.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
it won't update for me steam please help i have a mac
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FrogKnight Marcus
( 188.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
THIS GAME IS THE BEST YOU CAN MOD IT LIKE CRAZY AND MORE ITS MLG
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Hypepro91
( 729.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Its ok I guess.
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MLG Fredbear Fuckboy
( 88.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Meh. Could be better.
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WolfGT57
( 159.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Very fun. With the number of mods available, this game never gets boring as there is always something new to try.
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Thatoneguy
( 107.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
If you play this game with your friends, and all your friends are a group of dumbas*** like mine then this game will be filled with hours of fun and laughter
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Tiny™
( 1,225.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
best game ever...


10/100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
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🐼 WiZzY 🐼
( 282.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Awesome ♥♥♥♥ing game to play with your friends on a friday night.
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Tylar
( 146.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
>be me
>be 20 years old
>watch Markiplier and Achievement Hunter play the ♥♥♥♥ out of this game on YouTube
>ishouldtotallygetthisgame.tiff
>buy game
>install game
>PC is low-end, but still runs great
>play on gm_construct
>place office chair
>attach thrusters
>???
>profit
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☣❄ umbreon
( 55.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
for when there is nothing left to do and have no friends
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darthtaylorzxgaming
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
I LOVE THIS GAME!!
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Sephiroth876
( 24.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
How to play gmod:
-play on sandbox for less than a minute
-look for dark rp servers
-find one that actually works
-join
-talk to twelve-year-olds
-walk around
-become a gun dealer
-lose your first shipment
-try again
-rage because you can't figure out how to equip the gun
-actually equip the gun
-buy a door
-walk in on someone breaking into your house
-star shooting
-get killed by him
10/10 would die again
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DuckDave
( 372.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Great Game! Almost 400 hours on it! Never gets boring! ^-^
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Storm
( 774.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Hey this game is pretty good.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
59 of 66 people (89%) found this review helpful
76 people found this review funny
Recommended
348.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
  • Connected to DarkRP server.
  • Downloading addon 1 out of 9000.
  • *3 hours later* Done.
  • Bought most expensive item on server.
  • Went afk in my house.
  • Came back.. Item missing, as well as my entire house contents.
  • Got arrested for no reason.
  • Left server.

*Thirty minutes later..*

  • Connected to same server.. again.
  • Sees law board saying medical drugs r ok.
  • Opened medical drug store.
  • Got raided by police .-.
  • Cop became my client and came for drugs once in a while.
  • Paidmods clipping through my store with freaky Anime playermodels.
  • Got raided by different cop.
  • Said that I wont fight and will allow him to confiscate my drugs while he was breaking in.
  • Got fifty .50 Cal bullets in my chest, along with all my ♥♥♥♥ destroyed.
  • Left server.

After a short break of inhaling and exhaling Oxygen..
  • Connected to same server.. AGAIN!
  • Decided to buy a helicopter.
  • Ended up killing 20 people that were flying into my rotor blades. Godly beings didn't care.
  • Terrorist shot my helicopter down, helicopter falls on him and kills him, injuring other 2 people from explosions.
  • Terrorist gets permaban for 'mass' RDM.
  • Newbie cop starts chasing me for no ♥♥♥♥ing reason.
  • Mob boss runs cop over with a plane - later got frozen into place by the godly beings and later on banned for 'mass' RDM.
  • Someone shoots and kills me with a chicken gun. I leave server..

    After 30 minutes, I decide to go back on server.
    • I decide to start living a happy citizen life.
    • Got most expensive furniture and designed my house..
    • Suddenly I hear a loud man screaming while running inside my house.
    • Heard him screaming 'ALLAHU AKBAR' and my entire house burned to ashes.
    • I got banned for killing terrorist (wtf).
    • Thats it, im ♥♥♥♥ing done with this ♥♥♥♥.

    10/10 Would play DarkRP again.
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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,271.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
You know, this game reminds me a lot of my childhood.

Like:
-Making vechicles with lego's.
-Building a wooden fortress in my backyard.
-Burning down my wooden fortress with innocent people in it.
-Find new guns and shoot my friends.
-Stealing military jets and fly them into buildings
-Creating giant atombombs without permission from my parrents.

Yeah, good old times.
10/10 Would get nostalgia again.
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Recommended
245.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
The average session in Garry's Mod

- Start up GMOD
- Looks at low ping servers
- All servers empty
- Find reliable server with plenty of people on
- Plenty of people fill the server up plenty. Reliable server is full
- Joins high ping server
- Missing textures
- Missing textures everywhere
- Tries to move
- Lags beyond the wall of reality
- Sound glitches out and the 12 year olds microphone starts repeating
- Leaves server due to loss of eardrums
- Sees that reliable server is open
- Joins reliable server
- Low ping isn't an improvement due to the mass of lamp posts and baloons placed
- Asks admin if he can do a server cleanup
- Gets called a whiny ♥♥♥♥ and I should join another server
- Retaliates
- Admin gets a little steamy
- Gets muted
- Instant the mute timer ends, says that it was unreasonable
- Admin gets a little more than steamy
- Gets kicked for 1 hour
- Eats food for 1 hour
- Joins reliable server. Again
- Admin is ♥♥♥♥♥♥ I returned after my temporary ban ended
- Gets perma-banned for returning to server

Not sure what direction the game is heading in, but give it a whizz. Its pretty decent

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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,160.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Child administrator simulator.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2,128.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
2,128 hrs on record.

I think this may say quite a bit about this game. If it doesn't, well, here's a review, now gluten bias free and better than ever.

TL:DR:

Garry's Mod is a nice first person sandbox, combining addicting gameplay to ever-growing content availability. However, if your interest is more on visual art, try SFM. It's somewhat more complex to use but the control over scene building is definitely superior.

Overview

Garry's Mod is, if anything, the definition of the sandbox genre at its core. Exactly what it says on the tin, you don't have a preset objective other than finding something to do with your game. Whether you are looking to make NPC battles among zombies and soldiers, building a robot out of everyday objects and mechanical constraints, passing time with creative imagery making or creating mods for no less than a mod at its core, it is up to you.

Of course, you can make it all at the same time as well. Or, not. I'm not telling you what to do.

Singleplayer Mode

This game has as one of its main factors the single-player experience. While Garry's Mod might commonly be mistaken for a first person shooter due to its wide range of weaponry to chose from stock rifles to user-generated what-have-you-launchers, players with larger foresight will be focusing on the tools and models that the game and community content offer. Even if the player isn't interested in the persaying artistic section of the game that range from simple character portraits to full-fledged animation videos, one can very well perform physics experiments with contraptions and machinery and mess around, having some fun with constructions and stress-testing their machine's physics processing capability.

--NOTE--
Most of the time I spent in GMod was in singleplayer, with rarely if ever a few occasions with multiplayer. It should be kept in mind that if your interest is mainly creating scenes and visual artwork then Garry's Mod may be a stepping stone for you, whereas Source Filmmaker is a much more powerful and precise tool for visual artwork.

Multiplayer Mode

Multiplayer is a differentiated, varied experience depending on the player's choice. From fighting zombie hordes to the classic "Trouble In Terrorist Town" and some sorts of RP modes, players can play a variety of game modes. Racing, shooting, survival, and of course, aimless multiplayer sandbox. Be mindful of the following, though: most game servers and addons used in multiplayer require at least one of the Source Engine games installed and 'mounted' content into Garry's Mod itself, meaning content that you don't have will appear as errors; however, servers have been recently using more of their custom content, that don't require many of Source games mounted. Check requirements for each addon and server for further instructions.

Gameplay

Gameplay in Garry's Mod is a matter of specialization for each kind of game mode, though it is mostly no more than expanding possibilities upon the core:

Sandbox: Create things and scenes, make pictures, contraptions, or physics experiments.

Zombie Survival: Exactly what it says on the tin.

Trouble in Terrorist Town: Slightly similar to the 'Mafia' party game; Uncover concealed hostile players among innocents before the end of the round.

DarkRP/RP: Generally, roleplaying, taking place mostly in cities.

Cinema: Virtual movie theater.

There's obviously more game modes. A quick look around the Workshop should help.

Graphics

The graphical experience of the game is heavily dependant on your computer rig and your investment into addons. While it doesn't require a heavy rig to run smoothly at high graphical configurations, it will require progressively more potent graphical processing power as user-content improvements and overhauls to visuals are installed. Visual results vary, though here is one of my personal favourite pictures from my gallery. Note that this literally isn't the final form as even better graphical results can be achieved with special configurations to the game. It is in no way comparable to Source Filmmaker, but it is still nice to the eyes.

Sound

The sound system to the game is familiar to players of other Source games, with few audible glitches and issues. Improvement packs are widely available for higher quality and custom sounds for anything since player death sounds to general sound overhauls.

There is no native music in the game, though I believe some servers have background music and music player addons.

Content Creation

While not a factor to the game itself, content creation is not a simple process. Being in the Source Engine, there's some barriers around content creation. Likewise, many of the changes done to the engine itself rendered a few of the official creation tools inoperable, though new ones are developed to replace them. It's not an easy task, but it is likely the reader of the review is mostly interested on just downloading content and exploring possibilities before trying to create their own content.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
How to play this game like a real person
-Watch Gmod videos
-Watch tutorials
-Try to do it
-Fail
-''Take a break''
-Download some mods and addons
-Make the game turns into GtaV[♥♥♥♥ Quality Edition]
-LAG
-Delete all mods and addons
-Download some anti-lag mods
-Get more lags
-Uninstall game
-Watch Youtubers play it
-Reinstall
-Invite friend to play with
-Have a lame conversation through chat
-Try to act like a youtuber and use voice chat
-Make friends know that you are an 8 years old
-They quit
-Download TF2
-Play TF2
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
8,506.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
this is a good game
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,070.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Cant believe I haven't reviewed it, ahhh Garrys Mod One word to describe it Freedom!
just do whatever the ♥♥♥♥ you want
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,421.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
im 12 and my father is an alcoholic who doesn't monitor what i do online: the game
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
822.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Too many possibilities, its a sandbox game.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
141.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
I recommend you to buy this game. It is a sandbox game where theres no goal or objective , it just you, friends, and things to play with.u can go to the workshop and dow load custom content such as amnesia snpc and more. You can get creative by building stuff with the physics gun, the posibilities are endless!!! Im saying, its really fun and it is worth it to buy it, totally!!!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,802.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
One of the few games that I never got bored of, probably due to the countless amounts of mods you can get.
The community contains some toxic players sure, but there are just as many good players as well.
At first I didn't like it, but once you know how it works and get a good amount of mods, the fun is endless.
Give it a try.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
171.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
simulator of ♥♥♥♥♥ everything
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
125.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
I wish I bought this game years ago.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,394.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Dam.. 1394 hours.. TIME FOR A REVIEW!!!

No but on to point, Garry's Mod is fun, it really is, most of my thousands of hours have been spent with friends when we screwed around in sandbox, now I just use Gmod to make artworks, I can't really say much other about this game other then it's not for everyone, but hey, if you like sandbox games, why not buy Garry's Mod?
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,046.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
A great way to meet 12 year olds wanting n4n.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
439.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
The game itself is pretty good, but the community is cancer. Good luck trying to find any decent servers.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Very Funny game to play, this game is good if u like prop hunt,hide and seek and more... This game is more fun to play with friends!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
697.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Something i will never get bored of YEAR 2910 GARRYS MOD HAS BEEN INVADED BY MODZ STEAM WORKSHOP MODZ COST MONEY NOW EVERY ONE GOES KRAZY Every one dies and then i noticed i wasted my whole life on this game cuz its the best then i seen it was like da goodest game cuz u can like play darkrp and do dat stuuuuuf And have a ♥♥♥♥ fun of time thats when u notice you wasted 50+ years on this game garry the dev is now dead in year 2910 r.i.p garry you made the best game ever.
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