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YMMV: Garry's Mod
  • Abridged Arena Array:
    • rp_downtown for the Dark RP gamemode.
    • gm_construct and gm_flatgrass are this for the regular sandbox mode, but they're slightly more justified in that they're the only two official maps that come with the game (not counting ones imported from other games), whereas rp_downtown is a custom map.
  • Base Breaker:
    • The update that removed HLDJ and HLSS functionality. Garry got tired of micspammers and complaints about them and, in a rash decision, disabled "voice inputfromfile. Eventually, Garry saw the complaints about removing the line of code were even more annoying than the complaints he got for allowing mic spamming, and reenabled it.
    • GMod 10 being less pose-friendly than GMod 9. People got around it, however.
  • Broken Base: Jailbreak is one of the more divisive gamemodes, as there are no official rules- this is either a good thing as it enables you to move at your own page, or it forces you through humiliating games of Simon Says with RDM being the punishment.
  • Game Breaker: It's almost as if there's a SWEP competition for the most powerful weapon to ever be made.
  • Good Bad Bugs: Don't have the textures from Counter-Strike Source? You'll be able to see through some walls, and a lot of objects will be replaced by giant "ERROR" messages. This includes several Trouble In Terrorist Town weapons and your knife (but only if you are wielding it from first person, weirdly enough). You will also lag on some more CS-texture-heavy maps, however.
  • Memetic Mutation: SCOUT IS DELICIOUS
  • Most Annoying Sound:
    • Somebody has already released a custom Vuvuzela swep. Mercifully, it plays the "Epic Sax Guy" music instead, although that can also get a little grating.
    • The HEV Flatline that you get every time you die actually does get annoying as your death is inevitable in a game like this. Thankfully, there's a simple addon that removes this.
    • The Shell-Shock Silence ringing every time you take damage from an explosion can get annoying after awhile.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
  • Paranoia Fuel:
    • The aforementioned Harmless Companion Cube.
    • And the map "Paranoia" found on the official GMod site.
    • There's also a Harmless watermelon, which does exactly the same thing as the cube.
      • Heck, there's a Friendly Gnome that does everything the Harmless objects can do, with added features.
    • Try to not feel paranoid when you got the SNPC Horror flashing every so often and can kill you quickly if you miss him.
      • Bonus points if you've spawned multiple horrors.
    • The aforementioned ghost of RP_Downtown.
    • Someone's also made the weeping angels.
    • Now, I am everywhere...
    • Play a game of Murder and you will be hit by this, particularly when the murderer blends in amongst trolls pretending to be the real thing.
  • "Stop Having Fun" Guys: Whether it's a case of RDM in a Let's Play or someone making a funny vehicle that doesn't work, a part of the GMod fandom will immediately ignore the fun part and start shouting about how someone's doing it wrong.
  • Tear Jerker: An Ode to Garry's Mod.
  • That One Level: Owing to Abridged Arena Array, games of Murder or Trouble In Terrorist Town can get rather tiring if played on gm_flatgrass, since some players tend to run as far away as possible and hide.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: The menu screen was changed from a Citizen putting a traffic cone on the G-Man to a more serious shot of a Citizen holding the Physics Gun over his shoulder and the Tool Gun in the other hand. Some people were not amused. This changed in GMod 13 as they now have various backgrounds that allow you to add or remove any backgrounds that you want.
    • GMod 13 removes the turret tool and many others, they can be easily downloaded via the workshop though.
    • The removal of the toybox in place of the new workshop support, Garry did his best to get players used to it saying that it was not a bad thing. It isn't helped by the fact that downloading larger addons can cause not only the game itself to crash but the Steam program as well.

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