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?

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This mod was actually a rather fun (and necessary) addition to Black Mesa. The garage level where you get shot out of the ducts was actually one of the few memorable moments in Half Life that I could immediately recall to, and having it back just makes it all the more important.

Few points of criticism are these:

Overuse of particles caused some severe frame rate drops in a few places

The TOW battle section often devolved into fighting on foot, using that damn turret is just too slow, and the fact that foot soldiers spawn all around you just makes the TOW even more impracticable.

But overall it felt like a integral part to BMS, I could barely tell the difference. Good Work.

8.7/10, but since this review works with whole numbers, I'll round it up.

First of all, transition were seamless. Not a single loss of quality.

Two major complaints though:

- reduce amount of aliens in HECU vs Xen battles at least by third

- fix VERY heavy performance issues in boiler room

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