Pick up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, and find yourself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. You must rescue the world from the wrong you unleashed back at Black Mesa.

The original Half-Life sent a shock through the game industry with its combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Valve's debut title won more than 50 Game of the Year awards, was named "Best Game Ever" by PC Gamer, and launched a franchise which has since sold over 11 million units worldwide. By taking the suspense, challenge and visceral charge of the original Half-Life and adding startling new realism and responsiveness, Half-Life 2 opens the door to a world where the player’s presence affects everything around him or her, from the physical environment to the behaviors and even the emotions of both friends and enemies.

Technical note: most mods “for Half-Life 2” are actually cross-compatible with all of Valve's Source engine games. Check a mod’s profile for details on whether a specific game is needed.

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About A Game Where You Shoot Stuff as Cats with 4 comments by OccasionallyZane on Jun 28th, 2015

It’s very shameful to say sayonara to a fella that has been on our team the entire way. It stood out for us, it gave us cash when we didn’t have enough to buy an Arizona ice tea from the 7-11 that was on the way home from wherever adventurous trip you were on that day. They might only be .99¢ and think nothing of giving you that amount, but they still are showing that they care so deeply for you. This fella that we’ve been discussing for the majority of this post, is none other then the Source Engine.

Source revolutionized the PC world. If it wasn’t for Source, I don’t think half life 2 would be what it was in 2004 when it debuted. People have always been interested in making video games of their own. Well, people who play video games, not high school students who think they can have a career by acquiring a scholarship for football and joining the NHL. People who genuinely love video games, have an interest in making creations of their own. Yeah, there’s forge, (halo 3-4) Far Cry Editor, (far cry 2-4) and that portal 2 level creator thing. These are tools people want to use straight after seeing what the developers did. Yeah, those “additions” are cool and all, but what if you want to make a GAME. Well, you use ACTUALLY what the developers used.

When Valve released their Source Development Kit with Half Life 2, Valve quickly saw the growing community on Steam, creating content for their game. A game is intended to be beat. Fully completed. So after that, what do you do? You play the multiplayer, including co-op. What happens when you get to the highest level, played all the maps, and unlocked all the shit? Well, multiplayer is intended to not get repetitive. That strongly relies on the people you play with. The people you play with changes the game. Multiplayer games are important, because even if you’re a hermit in your moms basement, it’s still a social experience. It’s positively the modern age in gaming. Solo experiences are slowly degrading, it’s about playing that same campaign, free roaming in an open world, just with real players, or with your friends. Better yet, something that is dying, split screen. Couch games are dying. Playing games with your friends now requires them to have their own system, headset, etc. I met my right-hand man, Smash, in a video game all the way back in 2011. This project wouldn’t of happened without him, Toilet Head Studios would be more nothing then it is now.

Why am I writing so much about something that’s not too relevant to the primary point of this post?

Not sure.

Ready to get to the point, we’re switching engines to Unreal 4. Ever since we decided to switch our team has doubled. We realized on our last project, Rapture Inc (rip), that sure there’s an abundance in C++ coders, but hell, you can’t find anyone who’s worked with Source before. Unless, you find a sexy mod with a lot of cool code stuff on display, you see who put that cool coded thing on display and you sent them a PM. They’ll answer you with their computers broken or that they’re busy with Faggot Source, but they’ll always give you some pointers. We’ve had success with posting AGWYSSAC on C++ freelancer sites, but the majority of freelancers can’t help you unless you cough up the non existent dough.

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Hello.My name is Nikolay,surname is Aulov.Today i would like present to you my mod called Counter-Strike 1.6 Source.This mod is based on Counter-Strike...

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nerdenfromsweden 5hours 14mins ago says:

lets face it, Valve will never doing Half Life 3. its dead. :( i feel sad...an empty space in my heart.

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MistaGray Jul 5 2015, 3:59pm says:


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Sonne2 Jun 21 2015, 5:14am says:

Shenmue 3 Kickstarter!!!


We are as hyped as you guys are for Half Life 3!!!

Lets kill two birds with one stone and make them happen with a chain reaction of bringin back the Oldies along with Half Life 3!!!

-Sonne2 Shenmue Fan since '98

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Crypt Jun 21 2015, 1:15pm replied:

Fun Fact: Despite common belief, Shenmue 3 is not, in fact, Half-Life 2 related.

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Sonne2 Jun 21 2015, 8:09pm replied:

That is very obvious, however you can't deny they are both oldies that defined many of us as gamers to this day. If Shenmue 3 is a success, the chances of companies bringing back many old games like half life and etc. for fans who have been waiting forever, will and should increase. I am very optimistic that this will in fact happen.

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gtamike_TSGK May 25 2015, 11:33am says:

I posted this Custom Scary Horror Map help you like it :D

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saivert May 3 2015, 8:11am says:

Maybe update this to list Linux as one of the supported platforms?
I thought it was weird I didn't see Half-Life 2 among the top 100 games when I filtered for Linux games....

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Dexind Apr 2 2015, 9:04am says:

Gabe is love,Gabe is life.

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Highest Rated (22 agree) 10/10

Sadly it never ends for Gordon Freeman, he is gaming worlds Jack Bauer, consistently going from one bad day to the next. No sooner have you blown up the head of the Xenian Nihilanth and discussed career prospects with the mysterious G-Man than he tosses you in the mix again. Another train ride another mysterious situation leaving Gordon (and you the gamer) none the wiser, but thats what we like about the Half-life series and all it's canonical universe, Valve will always give you a Palm d'or plot…

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