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 Optic with 0 comments by Шill on Jul 8th, 2014

Hey everyone!

We've been working silently for a while, but we're adding more media now. Something you'll notice is that all the comments and the media before we replaced the Runner models is gone. This is because we've started producing more polished content than before, where we just uploaded random things.

At some point we'll be posting videos showing the player animations- our Runners and Hunters use custom skeletons, meaning we just can't use Valve's animations. We're still deciding how to do them but we have a few bases worked out on paper.

We've also start on the proper maps for the game as well as game modes. The pictures below show one of the first maps we've nearly finished. The game mode on this map is called defence, and it requires one team to defend something and others to attack it. In defence, there's no respawning, so it's last team standing. The attacking team have to either steal an item or destroy a vital object either by using their guns or by bombing it. The attacking team can carry out their goal in a number of ways. In this map, the Hunter team are given a small fortress, but they are locked inside. The Runner team can either hack the front door open and hope to charge in, or sneak around using the vents. Their path can vary, as they can simply go down using the ramps, use the louder elevator, or find a vent and crawl through using that. Once on the bottom floor, they can plant the bomb. It sort of plays out like a round of Counter Strike, but the Hunter/Runner dynamic makes it different.

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Half Life 2 Friendly Turrets mod
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Half Life 2 Friendly Turrets mod

Jul 11, 2014 Half Life 2 Friendly Turrets Mod Full Version 0 comments

It is not 100% perfect but it does work, so I'd say 90%, the turret is friendly to nearly all the friendly npc's, I'm still testing and find that the...

Jay's Mod v3.02
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Jay's Mod v3.02

Jul 8, 2014 Jay's Mod Full Version 0 comments

Updates: Jay's Mod version 3.02 Now has a video intro Main Menu map is now replaced with jm_grass Includes extra add-on maps. The newest update for Jay's...

SMOD Half-Life:Source Demo Version
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SMOD Half-Life:Source Demo Version

Jul 6, 2014 SMOD Half-Life:Source Demo 6 comments

Hello.This is the first time of demo version release of my mod.In this demo version you will see many ported non player characters and weapons from Half-Life:Source...

Smod Redux 10(v2) Steam-Fix
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Smod Redux 10(v2) Steam-Fix

Jun 29, 2014 SMOD Full Version 11 comments

Fixed Smod for original steam. Size: 179 Mb in 7z archive. Really worked in my pc.

Exterminatus Alpha 8.02 Installer
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Exterminatus Alpha 8.02 Installer

Jun 29, 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 Alpha Patch 8.02 (Zip)
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Exterminatus Alpha Patch 8.02 (Zip)

Jun 29, 2014 Exterminatus Patch 0 comments

This patch contains all the changes from Exterminatus alpha 8.01 to alpha 8.02 including: make several changes to improve the server stability, and minor...

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Mr.Scary Jun 21 2013, 10:23pm says:

I dont know the how legitimate this is but... http://store.stearnpowered.com/app/246720/

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ᎶʋƝʂℋɨƤ_ℳƘ_ƖƖ Jun 22 2013, 4:19am replied:


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Mr.Scary Jun 22 2013, 9:27pm replied:

Good good, but then again my previous comment of the 6 year interval release of the Half-Life games, which I could but assume that it being near 6 years yet again, it nearing 2014 I would atleast have faith in the legitimacy of the link. But yeah its without a shadow of a doubt a fake, seasoned Valve employee.

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ᎶʋƝʂℋɨƤ_ℳƘ_ƖƖ Jun 23 2013, 4:27am replied:

Nah, not employee, look at the link closely :


not STEAM but STEARN, combination or undercase rn gives an illusion of m.

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jakejakejake55 Jun 18 2013, 2:47am buried:


Half Life is ****

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Guest Jun 20 2013, 9:25am replied:

What are you, 9?

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CodeBlackNL Jun 19 2013, 1:20pm replied:

So was your mom in bed last night, but you don't see me complaining.

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[D4RK!Y]KeViiiN01 May 22 2013, 7:51am buried:


Half Life 2 episode three (3) incoming release october ;)

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Anna. Jun 4 2013, 6:20pm replied:

You're not funny.

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Msteps May 25 2013, 3:59pm replied:

Well this quite a disappointment, still thank you for informing me about this so called "Leak Trailer" but I keep my hopes up and an eye out for any new info, and again thank you.

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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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