Garry Newman

Garrys Mod (gmod) is a sandbox physics game created by Garry Newman in 2004. Garry Newman originally created gmod as a fun side project but it has now turned into a commercial success with more than 4 million copies sold. As the game became more successful Garry Newman set up Facepunch Studios and then in 2013 developed ‘Rust’. Rust is a very popular multiplayer game where you have to gather resources and survive against the odds in a very dangerous world.

garry newman creator of gmod

garry newman creator of gmod


Originally gmod was created as a mod for Valves Half-Life 2 but later on became a separate game which is available to buy on steam.

garrys mod gameplay

Garrys Mod Gameplay

People have compared gmod to Minecraft in the way that there is no clear objective in the game. Instead of winning and losing you can manipulate items and furniture similar to Creative mode in Minecraft. You use the Physics Gun and Tool Gun to move objects around creating buttons and other props.

There is a lot of freedom in Garry’s Mod. If you enjoy building you can create a structure, design and make a car and drive it around or even conduct your own experiments. If you prefer you can play football, run a jail or fight terrorists. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

gmod ragdoll posing

gmod ragdoll posing with characters from Team Fortress 2

Players now also use ragdoll posing where you can pose a character from another game to make videos or funny images. Another popular feature is the fact the game uses the Havok Physics Engine. This means objects adhere to the laws of physics and therefore accurate structures and even experiments can be built.

Gmod addons and mods

There is now a lot of user generated content and multiplayer modes which can be accessed through Steam. Gmod addons can be downloaded in a single click and you can fight or build online with friends.

Gmod Prop Hunt is a very popular gamemode addon which is basically a big game of hide and seek and where you are either one of the hunters or the props. You will need to own Garrys Mod and then download the addon here.

Garrys Mod System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements
CPU: Info
CPU Speed: 1.7 GHz Processor
RAM: 512 MB
OS: Windows Vista/XP/2000/7
Video Card: DirectX 8.1 level Graphics Card (Requires support for SSE)
Sound Card: Yes
Free Disk Space: 150 MB

Recommended System Requirements
CPU: Pentium 4 processor (3.0GHz, or better)
CPU Speed: Info
OS: Windows Vista/XP/2000/7
Video Card: DirectX 9 level Graphics Card
Sound Card: Yes
Free Disk Space: 150 MB

If you want to play multiplayer then you will need gmod server hosting or you can host gmod on your own server but setting this up can be complicated. We have reviews for all the best garrys mod server hosts here to help you choose.

Gmod Videos

Here are some of the best gmod videos we have found on youtube for your enjoyment.

This videos shows you some gmod multiplayer in action