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 Double Action: Boogaloo with 1 comment by Dementei on Jul 25th, 2014

Double Action: Boogaloo goes live in one week, but you can get the leaderboard and improved graphics now!


Version Kappa Plus

We've back-ported some of the best features of the upcoming release into the current version, Kappa, to create version KappaPlus. It’s mostly a graphics update which adds visual effects like:

  • Improved player animations!
  • Improved weapon models!
  • A new HUD!
  • Screen space ambient occlusion1
  • Depth of Field!
  • Lens flare everywhere!

Also included is the new leaderboard system. The daily, weekly, and monthly most stylish players are visible on the DA website.

You can download Kappa Plus right now. The update is optional though, so for the time being you can continue to use Kappa if you don’t want to upgrade.

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Greenlight

We're pleased to say the Greenlight campaign is moving along nicely. This is a quick reminder that voting for our Greenlight can help us distribute this game on Steam so that nobody has to download silly executable self-unpackagers anymore. Nothing against ModDB though! ;)

See you in one week for the grand finale!

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Double Action: Boogaloo Kappa Plus 7/24 Windows
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Double Action: Boogaloo Kappa Plus 7/24 Windows

Jul 24, 2014 Double Action: Boogaloo Full Version 1 comment

Double Action: Boogaloo Kappa Plus 7/24 Windows. Optional update.

Double Action: Boogaloo Kappa Plus 7/24 Linux
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Double Action: Boogaloo Kappa Plus 7/24 Linux

Jul 24, 2014 Double Action: Boogaloo Full Version 0 comments

Double Action: Boogaloo Kappa Plus 7/24 Linux. Optional update.

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Double Action: Boogaloo Kappa Plus 7/24 UPDATE

Jul 24, 2014 Double Action: Boogaloo Patch 0 comments

Double Action: Boogaloo Kappa Plus 7/24 Windows. This is an optional graphics update. You must install it on top of Kappa.

Exterminatus Beta 8 (Zip)
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Exterminatus Beta 8 (Zip)

Jul 18, 2014 Exterminatus Full Version 0 comments

This zip archive includes all you need to host and play Exterminatus - Rival Species 2. Two Species: Humans and Tyranids. Twelve distinct classes, each...

Exterminatus Beta 8 (Installer)
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Exterminatus Beta 8 (Installer)

Jul 18, 2014 Exterminatus Full Version 0 comments

This download is a self extracting installer including all you need to host and play Exterminatus - Rival Species 2. Two Species: Humans and Tyranids...

Darkness 1.6 Complete Dedicated Server
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Darkness 1.6 Complete Dedicated Server

Jul 13, 2014 Darkness: Source Server 0 comments

This tarball contains the Darkness 1.6 32-bit linux build, a copy of the Valve Source Dedicated Server for SDK 2013 Multiplayer and 32-bit libraries that...

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sharkey9
sharkey9 Mar 7 2014, 8:14pm says:

lol people got mad over the 1/10 review.

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Crypt
Crypt Mar 10 2014, 10:36pm replied:

A single 1/10 can severely hurt the rating of a mod/game, even if it has nothing but 100 other 10/10 ratings.

+6 votes     reply to comment
ShouldBeNew
ShouldBeNew Mar 5 2014, 12:07pm says:

One of the greatest games in the world! It never dies.

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Loloe
Loloe Mar 2 2014, 8:54am says:

<33

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zxFubu
zxFubu Feb 15 2014, 5:13am says:

HL2 4EVA !!!

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DJFingas
DJFingas Mar 24 2014, 9:33pm replied:

Half-Life 4 Confirmed, Gabe Newell states "The episodic parts of Half-Life 2 were essentially Half-Life 3. Therefore the next piece of the puzzle is Half-Life 4. This ModDB'er confirmed everyone's suspicions by saying two words and exclamation marks. 'HL2 4EVA !!!' See this is the key of knowledge for HL4, it's coming..." ~Confirms Gabe Newell

Ah-aha, yeah right!

+3 votes     reply to comment
Elitesse
Elitesse Feb 4 2014, 4:34pm says:

What are some good mods for this game?

+1 vote     reply to comment
Crypt
Crypt Feb 14 2014, 11:07pm replied:

Minerva, Research and Development, Black Mesa, The Stanley Parable to name a few. There are too many to name 'em all.

+5 votes     reply to comment
☭Evanp☭
☭Evanp☭ Jan 27 2014, 12:41pm replied:

lol fugtrup

+2 votes     reply to comment
Reborn:X
Reborn:X Feb 2 2014, 2:25pm replied:

Fugtrup is quite a friendly nice guy I say.

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Highest Rated (20 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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Lowest Rated (8 agree) 1/10

lol

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