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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We All Need "Organs" To Live.
( 263.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
2 of my friends did a review on this piece of ♥♥♥♥ game which people waste their lives on.

One of these friends said "BLOODY LOVE DIS BEST GAME 3V3R 8/6 IGN QUKSCOPABL 420 BLAZ IT"

Now it's my turn to do a better review then him (because he's a peasent)

I don't know why i keep missing lines inbetween sentences but lifes life.

Almost getting to the review... just need to think of something funny.

Still waiting on something funny to pop into my head.......

OH WAIT!!!

I KNOW WHAT TO WRITE ABOUT!!!!

IS IT ABOUT THE 5 YEAR OLD POLSKIS THAT PLAY FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S?

NO!

OF COURSE NOT!

ITS ABOUT STAR WARS RP!

WAIT.... NOPE IT'S NOT ABOUT STAR WARS RP!

IT'S ABOUT ALL THE ♥♥♥♥♥SONS (Witcher reference) MOANING ABOUT THE BLOOMING MISSING / PINK TEXTURES!!!!

FOR CHRIST SAKE JUST BUY THE VALVE COMPLETE PACK ON THE STEAM SALE HAPPENING NOW!

OH WAIT...

DID I HEAR YOU JUST SAY "I don't want to pay more money on other valve games just to get textures for GMOD."

WELL IF YOU DONT WANT TO PAY MONEY FOR TEXTURES THAN STFU YOU STUPID LITTLE BOI.

Sorry for the caps but I have been trying to get into TF2 (Definition of cancer) and i quite enjoy the heavy class... xD Kappa *Wink Wink*

/me leaves the room.

Oh sorry i was getting to immersed into the GMOD RP.
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[DG] Demon
( 89.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Join in a DarkRP server
Get propblocked
Get RDMed
Meet 3 other people
Find a way to escape
Hide out in a bunker
Start a rebellion
Dont leave the bunker
Get propblocked in the bunker
The propblocker leaves
We leave the bunker
Go to another place
Hide out
Get propblocked again
Propblockers Propspam
Propspam lagged server out
Me and and 1 other guy join in
We are alone
We get more hours
We Leave
RIP
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Jack1050x
( 34.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Last month or 3 weeks ago i bought this with like 5.99$ or something, now it's gone way cheaper, ;-; , Atleast i get to play Gmod though.
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VailedApollo619
( 548.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Product received for free
This is Fun game it amost like Minecraft but better sorry minecraft fans but it True
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Zoltan Fishy
( 23.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I have no words for this game except these words.
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ChemicalAftershock
( 386.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Garry's Mod is a great game to play with friends or alone because of the amount of good quality and fun mods that you can spend hours messing around with, this is perfect for the small amount of money you have to pay for this game. There are plenty of great gamemodes that you can download and play with friends or join a server and play with lots of other people.

The sandbox gamemode for Garry's Mod in my opinion is what lets the game down because the only way to make a good creation through Garry's Mod is through the mod tools and these can be hard to understand and use if you are inexperienced like myself, the tools that your are given in Garry's Mod are very tricky to make contraptions with and the tools are of a simple variety so there is not much choice of things you can make with these tools but I think that Garry's Mod does not even need this aspect of the game to still be a time consuming game because of the mods that are constantly being created. One other issue that i have a problem with is the fact that you cannot join someone on Garry's Mod through steam, but this can easily be solved by using a program like Hamachi or by setting up your own server. (I'm pretty sure that applies to everyone and not just some people.)

I would recommend this game to any person who wants to mess around and have fun with there friends online together or to someone who wants to have some fun on their own with a massive amount of entertaining mods.
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Ser Cleggus
( 25.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
The only game where I can play as a small hula girl! 10/10
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KJelles The Camel #FREETWIX
( 4,232.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
-Weeb Simulator
-Kid Administration Simulator
-White Knight Simulator

It's okay.
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Prince of Nigeria
( 89.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
very good game. its so good the negitive reveiws are positive
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-iG-Officer AJCalabrese
( 97.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Good Game. I reccomened this to all my friends. 1000/10 -ajcalabrese
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379 of 428 people (89%) found this review helpful
529 people found this review funny
Recommended
4,212.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
It has been 4,000 hours
My wife took the kids
Got fired from my job
Have no one that loves me
Not enough money to buy food
Slowly goes into a deep depression


On the bright side, I can pretend that the ragdolls is my wife and children, and I can eat endless food thanks to addons.

8/8 - Always there
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145 of 164 people (88%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,423.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
In all of my grand stupor, I realized I have continually overlooked something without so much as a passing notice: I have never once added this game to any of my favorite games lists. I'm honestly not sure why I haven't; As of the date of this review, I've put in over one-thousand hours on this account, and over four times as much on my old account (that account weighs in at roughly 4500 hours thusfar). Maybe it's the fact that, for whatever reason, I've never really thought of it as a game in its own right. I put countless hours into it in Garry's Mod 9 when it truly still was a modification and purchased Garry's Mod on release on my old account. I've met so many people through this "game"; I could go so far as to say my life would be incredibly different if it wasn't for my countless hours in this. I've drifted from community to community, spending literal years of my life among different cultures in what amounts to an open book full of tools for a game I've barely clocked even a few hundred hours in at most. My friends, almost all of them, can be attributed, directly or indirectly, to me playing this "game". My current and past relationships all were a result from me meeting people or spending time in communities that I had come across while playing this "game". My past insecurities, my current strengths, and my place in life can almost all have their roots traced back to me browsing the internet and finding the comic "Concerned" and picking up the modification used to make that comic.

So, what prevents me from calling this a "game"? Why is it that, for all of what this creation has offered me, can I still not think of this as a "game"? Perhaps it is the fact that it truly was never really a game to me. It was a blank slate; it was a whiteboard on which I myself and many others could express themselves creatively and make whatever they could dream of, engine limits notwithstanding. This, this "game", this modification, this thing has been such a life-altering experience for me. While this may sound ridiculous and childish for most people, I can't express how much gratitude I have for this stupid little free-turned-$10 mod to exist. It gave me better insight into how some things are constructed, it encouraged me to learn how to code and how to script, it started me on the road to server management and website administration, and most of all, it helped fill the void for the years I spent as a teenager upset with my life and brought me some of the closest friends I will ever have. I love this mod, I love this "game", and I love this stupid simple little broken mess that I still find myself playing for countless hours day after day.

In hindsight, I feel as if I was right about never calling it a game and never listing it on my favorite games list, because for the longest time, it was not a game to me; it was the only thing that kept me going.
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223 of 293 people (76%) found this review helpful
227 people found this review funny
Recommended
45.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
its cancer. but the good kind.
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546 of 761 people (72%) found this review helpful
798 people found this review funny
Recommended
41.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
You know.. I would LOVE to review this game... But im probably too busy playing it so here's a recipe for chocolate chip cookies instead.

Ingredients:
1 cup of butter
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
3 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
2 teaspoons of hot water
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 cups of chocolate chips

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
3. Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.

Additional Notes:
*Prep Time - 20 minutes
*Cook Time - 10 minutes
*Ready in 1 hour!

Tip:
Use alluminum foil and cooling oil so the cookies won't stick! Happy eating!! :))
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127 of 158 people (80%) found this review helpful
112 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,236.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Great game, if you like abusive server staff and 13 year olds.
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86 of 111 people (77%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Recommended
3,168.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Garry's Mod was a mistake. -Garry Newman


On a serious note, there's almost nothing really fun you can do in an admin's jurisdiction of a server, so I just play on a private one with my friends when possible. The amount of poorly made content on this game is abysmal, from the same but retextured "roleplay" gamemodes to the increasingly restricted sandbox servers, what some people define as fun seems mind boggingly boring to many users.95% of the admins you'll find yourself playing with are unsociable and impossible to negotiate with. Of the many gamemodes available, the only ones that actually provide something consistently fun are GMTower and some of the few servers run by actual humans capable of empathy.

I used to play and was a staff on an obscure but fun gamemode called EconRP. The concept was that you wouldn't recieve money out of thin air (most DarkRP servers) and that there's an actual economy and money has to flow for things to work. There were unique jobs and even a Trello page for users to submit ideas for the developer, some staff and the community to decide on. Only a hefty percentage of the many users who joined actually bothered to try to learn a bit about the jobs and play on the server. 6/7 of the staff (including me) were really fun to play with and many of the users felt alien to the admins who actually tried to resolve things logically and others felt quite happy with it. But one of the staff was an absolute brute to some users and seemed interchangable with the typical big shot authoritarian admins.

In the end though, the server didn't get enough money from donations to stay up and was eventually shut down. The people behind EconRP were really fun to play with and quite optimistic, and it's a shame such a good idea didn't prosper for more than a few months while the constant mess of horribly managed servers and gamemodes continued it's stream into the pond of community made creations that is Garry's Mod. There are quite a few good gamemodes that I haven't mentioned here, and some people might be happy with servers the way they are right now. That's fine, but for those who are on the other side of the coin, we can only hope that quality prospers in the face of the undying horror that is the many gamemodes and servers brought by the indifferent owners and developers of what makes this game.

What I want the readers of this review to take from it is that, TL;DR there are few servers worth playing on, depending on the user. Most may or may not be for you. Zuthar13 is a good channel to check out if you want some video examples of the ridiculous servers and situations he just happens to find himself in. Would I recommend this game? Yes and no. That's not really an option though, is it? So here's the verdict - if you can find your way around the issues above, or if you're in mostly for the singleplayer, this game is for you. However, if you think that because the majority of the community made content is abysmal and the community is something you don't want to be a part of, you can give it a pass. The game is just 10$ after all, and was on sale when I got it. I'm happy with it just for the occasional singleplayer sandbox or private game with my friends every once in a while, sometimes GMTower or I'll go searching for servers that might have something different in store for me. The game really is fun once you've dug through the dirt and find the gold behind it.
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73 of 97 people (75%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
31.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Everyone has to own this game ^^
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54 of 81 people (67%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
45 of 67 people (67%) found this review helpful
43 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
-Make ragdoll have sex
-Kill friend with mac10
-Spawn a ♥♥♥♥in copter
-Make pikachu fight a trex
-Have a fist fight with morgan freeman
-Make a ♥♥♥♥♥ with explosive barrels
-Make my game crash
-♥♥♥♥♥ tons of mods


9999/10
Totally worth to buy
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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
47 people found this review funny
Recommended
893.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
- Game is where most of my friends come from
- Dank memes
- Can bunnyhop
- Has deathrun

I rate 9/8.

its my waifu

would be toxic again
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