Assuming the team chooses to make The Haunted a retail product -- complete with what can only be described as a portable zombie blender -- consider us pumped. See the full list of Make Something Unreal winners, courtesy of Big Download, after the break. Also be sure to visit the Make Something Unreal website, where you can download all of the winning entries.
Update: As some commenters have pointed out, the team responsible for The Haunted is not ModDB -- which hosts the mod -- but rather an unnamed team headed by Michael 'Hegi' Hegemann. The information has been corrected in the above post. The team's work can be seen at hells-reach.com. Joystiq apologizes for the error.
Best Game Mod Category:
First Place: The Haunted by Michael Hegemann and The Haunted Team
Prize: $50,000 & commercial license for Unreal Engine 3
Second Place: The Ball by Toltec Studios
Third Place: Angels Fall First: Planetstorm by the AFF: Planetstorm team
Fourth Place: Prometheus by Rachel Cordone and The Prometheus team
Fifth Place: Hazard: The Journey of Life by Alexander Bruce
First Place: IT University of Copenhagen (Steam Racers, The Witching Hour, Cubes of Serenity, Chalupa, Takeshi's Gladiators)
Second Place: Art Institute of California, L.A. (UT2D Killing Time, vCTF-Boilerplate Team Art Mod, Millagun UT2D, Deadman's Tales)
Third Place: Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia (Hazard: The Journey of Life, Steel Halo)
Fourth Place: Högskolan i Skövde, Sweden (Sanctum)