Garry’s Mod

Last Updated on by Samuel Franklin

  • Amazing creative experience – Endless custom game modes to enjoy
  • Takes a real time investment to learn

Garry’s Mod (GMod) is the ultimate sandbox that lets you create your own experience, whatever you want that to be. Launching back in 2006 the game has seen steady success in that time selling millions of copies through the Steam platform. Popular modes include those that support role playing, creative sandbox and battle royale.


In order to use Garry’s Mod you not only have to purchase the game but also own a game that uses the Source engine, so keep that in mind if you’ve got limited funds to spend. As a sandbox game GMod is completely void of objectives, relying on the player to develop their own goals. At your disposal you’ll have a huge list of items and props to manipulate in the world as you see fit.

To help you players are equipped with two guns with their own mechanics. The first of these and possibly the most important is the Tool Gun which lets you combine props together, attach them in a number of ways or even add wheels to your creations. The Tool Gun also helps with player created add-ons which are a popular way to add more functionality into the game. The second gun at your disposal is the Physics Gun which is used to interact with props on a more basic level by picking them up and adjusting them to the parameters you desire.

To take your sandbox experience one step further Garry’s Mod also offers ragdoll options where you can bring in a model from a Source game and pose it in a variety of ways. This feature has proven popular with video makers in particular as it easily lets you create your own machinimas.

For those that want to play around with physics instead you’ll also find a realistic physics engine backing up the GMod experience which creates hours of fun as you test your creations.


Of course robust multiplayer is an important element to the Garry’s Mod experience with plenty of servers always online and a large community constantly creating new things both for and with Garry’s Mod thanks to the Lua scripting language (also used in Roblox). Popular servers and modes include the likes of Trouble in Terrorist Town (similar to Town of Salem) along with various horror games and shooters.

For both creators and players Garry’s Mod has a lot to offer and its popularity still stays strong even many years after its first release, a testament to how great the experience is.


  • Go nuts in the ultimate sandbox.
  • Online since 2006 and still going strong.
  • Uses the same scripting language as Roblox.
  • Create, play and share with others.
  • One small price for hours of fun.



Review Platform: PC

This review was first published on January 30, 2014. It may have been updated since to reflect new information, platform releases, links and videos as at the updated date at the top of this page. Review scores are not changed as part of this update process, to learn more read our update policy.

Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on the likes of YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages and other media outlets as a guest author. He has over 3 million views on his YouTube channel, SeelyonGaming.

Samuel actively enjoys video games across all genres and platforms, watching the trends of the gaming industry and following the independent development scene in particular. Games Finder is also a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.

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