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 3 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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A new patch was released that fixes some issues with patch 1.0.1.0. No new features here but expect some in the next patch.

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The new patch for FIREFIGHT RELOADED is here! This patch adds some small new features into the game, which you will see in the Changelog.

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A small patch has been released that fixes some bugs and adds in a new feature called "Hardcore Mode".

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Hello everybody,it is me,Aulov Nikolay.Today i would like present to you the very early alpha release of my mod,called SMOD: Half-Life: Source.In this...

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Requirements: Half-Life 2 and Source SDK Base 2007.

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Jenny-XJ9 Online
Jenny-XJ9 Jan 3 2015, 4:10am says:

Someone should remake Half-Life 2 in UE4! :D

Just a thought. :)

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Meraqel
Meraqel Dec 13 2014, 3:06am says:

Great SFM 7hWar: Youtube.com

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Secret_Coming
Secret_Coming Dec 9 2014, 3:41pm says:

The sale is coming!

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λpone
λpone Nov 17 2014, 9:08pm says:

November 16, 2004. The day our Lord Gaben descended from the Valve heavens to bestow upon us a new benchmark in FPS gaming. A legendary game that has yet to be surpassed. Of course, I speak of Half Life 2; a game of such magnitude that it need no description in my mere mortal words.
So go forth, my brothers, and replay our Lord’s hallow masterpiece in humble admiration of His deeds to rid our PCs of sin and bring true glory to our master race!

The workings of the Three only exist in the Gaben’s mind, the Will of Creation itself, but we shall remain steadfast in our devotion to Him!
Gabe shall come again to fulfill the Prophecy of the Three and those of faith shall be rewarded.

The adventures of The One Free Man shall continue!
Rejoice at the Half Life Miracle, brothers!
GABEN IS LOVE!
λ

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sourspit
sourspit Jan 3 2015, 8:47am replied:

Wow haha, great read! kicked my morning off with laughs and love. Thank you xD

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kamkaze18
kamkaze18 Oct 25 2014, 11:35am says:

its game looks epic whatever i never play this game before

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xX(Warrior250)Xx
xX(Warrior250)Xx Nov 1 2014, 5:35am replied:

Get this game, it's worth it! and if you beat the game, get the other episodes too!

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Jenny-XJ9 Online
Jenny-XJ9 Sep 30 2014, 3:48am says:

Are There any good alternatives to Valves own mapping tool? Because I heard Hammer is A bitch to work with.

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Crypt Oct 2 2014, 8:32pm replied:

Hammer's easy to use and (generally) work with, it's just a buggy little ****, and the engine *itself* a bitch to work with. Hammer on its own is fine, and I'd recommend that to start with anyway since there's so much documentation.

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TheDiddyHop
TheDiddyHop Oct 1 2014, 2:35pm replied:

Hammer is one of the easiest to use mapping tools i have ever used. the only problems you'll have is configuring it, and even that's easy.

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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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