Half-Life: Opposing Force is an expansion pack for Valve Software's science fiction first-person shooter video game Half-Life. The game was developed by Gearbox Software and published by Sierra Entertainment on November 1, 1999. Opposing Force is the first expansion for Half-Life and was first announced in April 1999. Randy Pitchford, the lead designer on the game, later noted that he believed Gearbox was selected to develop Opposing Force because Valve wanted to concentrate on their future projects. Over the course of development, Gearbox brought in a variety of outside talent from other areas of the video games industry to help bolster various aspects of design. Opposing Force returns to the same setting as Half-Life, but instead portrays the events from the perspective of a U.S. Marine, one of the enemy characters in the original game. The player character, Adrian Shephard.
I agree with many of players who say this is a good game. It is.
Moreover, it is a MOD, which was very successful amongst the fans of the original Half-Life. This is the most awesome to know, meeting this game on the Mod Database once.
This game made my childhood, and did it much more than official and dusty Blue Shift. Not speaking about Counter-Strike, as I personally love single player, so opinions may differ in this case.
Despite there were many bugs, I cannot be objective here, sorry. Not today, give me a break, please. :)
You are no longer Gordon Freeman, you are now Corporal Adrian Shephard, hence the name of the game "Opposing Force". In Half-Life a huge portion of the game was spent fighting against the military in your attempt to escape Black Mesa, now you are one of those Marines sent in by the military, but you soon find yourself to be in the same situation as Gordon Freeman. Opposing Force keeps the things you loved about Half-Life and seems to have disposed of the things you didn't really enjoy. So you can now be relieved if you are one of the people who detested the Half-Life chapter "Interloper" because there is very little Xen platform jumping involved. Opposing Force introduces a bundle of new interesting weapons. Most of them replacing the "experimental weapons" of Half-Life. All of the weapons from Half-Life are included in the game multiplayer, but don't be expecting to see the Gauss Gun or the Gluon Gun in the single player campaign. The new weapons you will receive are: Pipe Wrench, Combat Knife, Barnacle Gun, .357 Desert Eagle, M-249 SAW, Displacer Gun, Shock Rifle, and the Spore Launcher. The Graphics in Opposing Force are exactly how you remember them being in Half-Life. The value is not as high as Half-Life for a few reasons. One, mainly because all the mods will be made for Half-Life so you don't need Opposing Force. Secondly, the single player is significantly shorter than Half-Life but it is still very fun. The new multiplayer maps and weapons are very fun though, and add some great online fun. you should definitely experience Opposing Force, as it adds more the the overall experience and story and for any FPS fan you should definitely play Opposing Force!