Made by Gearbox Software and originally released in 2001 as an add-on to Half-Life, Blue Shift is a return to the Black Mesa Research Facility in which you play as Barney Calhoun, the security guard sidekick who helped Gordon out of so many sticky situations.

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10 The_Nephillium

Apr 12th, 2012 5 people agree 0 people don't

If you say this game sucks you can go die in h3ll.

poshgaloo says
9 poshgaloo

Jun 24th, 2012 3 people agree 0 people don't

Extremely short. :( But still awesome.

ildarion says
10 ildarion

Jun 8th, 2012 3 people agree 0 people don't

Good design and atmosphere, awesome gameplay and good plot. It is my favorite official addon. Bad that it is short.

Theevina says
9 Theevina

Mar 3rd, 2012 3 people agree 0 people don't

Fun, but I wish there was a little more new stuff in it.

ThatMercenarySnake says
8 ThatMercenarySnake

Feb 13th, 2012 3 people agree 0 people don't's not as fun as opposing force but it's worth keeping.

playing as barney was something i always wanted to do because you meet him enough in half life

XF-Alien says
10 XF-Alien

Apr 17th, 2012 2 people agree 0 people don't

My favorite official mod.

ST6 says
8 ST6

May 1st, 2015 1 person agrees 0 people don't

This expansion is good, but very, very short story. Okay in my opinion:

*Textures improved many much
*An escape story, nice though
*Witnessed Freeman at few places

*As I say, as escape story, so it's short...
*Lost many weapons such like: Crossbow, Gauss rifle, Gluon gun, and Hivehand
*No boss battle such like tentacle and gargantua
*Didn't engage Black ops?
*Scientists and Securities are almost useless in the game

That's why I give this game 8/10. Give it a 9 or 10 is too "unfair". Anyway, it's still okay though.

Elitesse says
10 Elitesse

Jul 30th, 2014 1 person agrees 0 people don't

Another excellent job by the guys at Gearbox Software. This is the second Expansion Pack for Half-Life, and it is great! Playing as a Security Guard is an awesome idea, and it is also cool to see the backstory of Barney Calhoun before the events at Half-Life 2. It's a short Expansion Packs with very little new content, but don't be surprised: originally, it was planned to be a free add on for the Dreamcast version of Half-Life. However, that version was canceled, but Blue Shift was ready to be shipped and Valve decided to release it as a Retail game for PC along with the High Definition pack. This game is short and sweet, you will complete it in a few hours, I managed to complete it in 3 hours after finishing the Opposing Force campaign. There IS something new: you can see Marines using Torches to blow doors like in Opposing Force, however don't expect to see the Opposing Force models, just the standard ones from Half-Life! There is a Training Course like the original one in Half-Life, however adapted for Security Guards. The Holographic Guide is now a Security Guard! There is a new Armor System: you won't use HEV Chargers anymore, but instead pick up Helmets and Vests from the ground. The locations aren't spectacular but they are fun enough. The trip to Xen was probably better than Freeman and Shepard's ones. You will encounter an unique Scientist (Rosenberg) and you will actually have a good ending! You will escape Black Mesa in a SUV with three other Scientists (Rosenberg, Simmons and Walter). No Boss Battles and challenging parts: just standard firefights. The arsenal is just Military Stuff from Half-Life, no content from Opposing Force and no Experimental and Aliens weaponry. You will do many cross paths with Freeman and encounter him while he's being dragged by the Marines in the chapter Apprehension! You will also see some Easter Eggs (Chumtoad's Lair anyone?) and acquire a Pistol even before the Incident! A very nice addition to the series. Recommended!

ColdZero_0 says
8 ColdZero_0

Jul 22nd, 2013 1 person agrees 0 people don't

Really great game, nice atmosphere, and it has a nice HD Pack.
There is only one problem though, i finished it in less than 3 hours.

LegionIscariot says
9 LegionIscariot

Apr 14th, 2013 1 person agrees 0 people don't

The protagonist isnt as great a Gordon Freeman, but Barney Calhoun is not bad at all.
It was fun playing as one of the security guards, see what happens while Gordon kicks *** elsewhere.

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