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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8 Elitesse

Dec 25th, 2013 0 people agree 0 people don't

Blue Shift casts you in the role of Barney Calhoun, a security guard at Black Mesa. It starts right around the beginning of the original Half-Life (you play as the security guard that's locked out of the door you see in the tram scene in the original HL), and has you running through the day to day of a Black Mesa guard. Blue Shift includes with it the High-Definition patch, which upgrades the visuals. I personally don't like it but it is just my opinion! One of the amusing things I find about this game, is that if you decide to run through the Hazard Course, instead of the female scientist in the hazard suit like in the original Half-Life there'll be a Barney there to instruct you. Blue Shift does go into Xen. Which, I must say is actually a slight bit better than it was in the original Half-Life (say what you will, Xen wasn't much fun). But you should play this before Opposing Force, since you won't find any new enemy, or a new weapon!

DarkShift says
6 DarkShift

Aug 20th, 2012 0 people agree 1 person doesn't

Blue shi(f)t... Blush!, if... Gearbox suddenly lost all their talent gained during OpFor :(

AmDDRed says
7 AmDDRed

Nov 25th, 2011 0 people agree 2 people don't

Very short and nothing new.

Cheeezy says
8 Cheeezy

Oct 21st, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

It was a great storyline, but didn't add any new gameplay or weapons, but i guess it did come with the hd pack but it isn't that good.

melech874 says
9 melech874

Jul 23rd, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

ok game really.
it is enjoyable but not that kind of game you would play constantly.

you kill women spy's at one point of the game(who will try to kill you).
it is way to short.

Blood_Wolf says
8 Blood_Wolf

Jul 23rd, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

A very short but fun game good to see Blackmesa through the eyes of someone other than Gordon Freeman lacks a bit of content but all in all a very fun game.

JX6 says
7 JX6

Jan 25th, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

Otherwise very good, but Blue Shift is just too short; it took me about 2 hours to complete it.

poisonheadcrab says
7 poisonheadcrab

Jan 16th, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

Blue Shift is very short & lacks new content, but is none the less a fun game.

X-LAyer2 says
8 X-LAyer2

Nov 21st, 2010 0 people agree 0 people don't

They could have done better, for me I like it but it's my least favorite of of the Goldsource HL's.

Schinchan56798 says
9 Schinchan56798

Nov 19th, 2010 0 people agree 0 people don't
This review may contain spoilers

Half Life Blue shift is agreat installment for Half life. In 2001 this mod/game by Gearbox came with a hd pack for all half life mods and games. Ok, enough talking about hd packs and stuff. So in this Half life game you play as Barney Calhoun and well the same thing that happens in Black Mesa. a huge accident that makes a portal to another planet Called Xen and you fight the HECU army and aliens. Well HL Blue shift has no ending boss or gman ending. Its just a car scene. Well, although it was great it lagged most of the time alot of times loading screens would stay there and I had to restart my laptop too many times. ( That was probaly my pc or steam.) This one was really short. But it was still great I'm giving it a 9/10 !

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