Hi there, and welcome to my project to "uncut" Black Mesa! Black Mesa was a crowning achievement for modding for sure, but it felt like it was lacking a little in some areas, particularly Surface Tension. For those of you that were not aware, Black Mesa's version of Surface Tension cut out a map from the original which was integral to the story's progression. Its replacement felt rushed and poorly implemented. My mod attempts to add that little something back into the game. I took the liberty of re-adding the cut chapters from Surface Tension as I feel their omission strongly harmed the story and really damaged the tone of Forget About Freeman. I've given them the same treatment Black Mesa gave everything else. This mod currently adds 40 - 50 minutes of gameplay and story to Surface Tension, improving the Black Mesa experience and it's overall narrative. It integrates seamlessly with the Black Mesa campaign too, just like it should. Why not give it a whirl?
"Black Mesa" is an amazing redo of the classic Half-Life game. But, it was missing a large element of the gameplay towards the end and this mod puts it all back in place perfectly. The creator did a superb job of making the areas look seamless to that of BM's appearance, so much so that it flows smoothly from the original to this mod and out of it without a problem. If you are going to play "Black Mesa", I highly recommend installing this mod in the process so that you have a complete game.
Does exactly what it should. It adds the missing chapters of Surface Tension that Black mesa forgot in a way consistent to the rest of Black Mesa itself while still expanding, improving memorable moments, and adding extra secrets and ways to play. Not to mention, the mod incorporates the cut On a Rail soundtrack in an awesome aliens vs HECU battle scene. That alone makes a 10/10. Overall, this is the best way to watch the HECU marines get destroyed by Xenians and relive memorable moments with the Black Mesa vibe.