Run. Think. Shoot. Live. Source. Black Mesa is the Half-Life 2 total conversion of the original Half-Life game. Utilizing the Source engine and its endless array of possibilities and powers, Black Mesa will throw you into the world that started the Half-Life continuum and introduced Gordon Freeman to the world as a gun-toting, bullet-dodging Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics.

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Prepare for an experience that you will find Nostalgic, exciting and fresh.

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Prepare for an experience that you will find Nostalgic, exciting and fresh. Black Mesa is a re-envisioning of Valve Software's seminal game Half-Life. You will re-visit the inaugural role of Gordon Freeman and his memorable journey through the Black Mesa Research Facility.

Expect tremendously detailed environments to explore, a huge cast of characters and experimental weaponry. All-new music, voice acting, choreography and added dialogue give way to a more expansive and immersive experience than ever before. In a nutshell, play Half-life the way we think it was meant to be played!


Download Part 1 and Part 2 from ModDB or Torrent it.

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Instructions:
Once part 1 and 2 have been downloaded rename the files to include this format blackmesa.zip.001 for part one and blackmesa.zip.002 for part 2. Extract and copy files into sourcemods/BMS in your steamapps directory.

Features:

  • Play for FREE! You need not purchase anything!
  • 8-10 Hours of single-player gameplay, up to the Lambda Core chapter.
  • Feast your eyes on over 2,000 custom Models and 5,000 custom textures – more than HL2!
  • Experience over 2,000 choreographed scenes and over 6,500 lines of dialogue from all new voice acting!
  • Subtitles in English, Italian, Spanish, Norwegian, German, and Finnish!
  • Immerse yourself in an all new soundtrack and over 2,300 custom sound effects!
  • Feel the impact of custom systems such as the Face Creation System, Custom Gib System, Deathcam and more.
Comments  (0 - 50 of 263)
.Clash
.Clash

********!

You're lying!

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Erik313
Erik313

I don't know why you want to kill this Strelok guy...

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DrStrangelov3
DrStrangelov3

stop, you cant go there!

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griefmaster_00x1
griefmaster_00x1

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YAYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

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adfjkndjklnhdfs
adfjkndjklnhdfs

ruined... get out of here stalker!

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Radu_IceMan
Radu_IceMan

Anybody else playing this while holding the screenshot button?

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StackedBoxes
StackedBoxes

Totally.

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cebius
cebius

Let the Zone take me if i do.

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Fox_Commando
Fox_Commando

Let's play, catch a grenade!

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FiredFox3
FiredFox3

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**** off & go sleep, lama

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Don_Juan
Don_Juan

*delete this*

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SabreXT
SabreXT

Can't wait to try it, but might wait for Xen to be completed, maybe not.

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Hell_Diguner
Hell_Diguner

Wait? Are you crazy, play what you can now!

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battle19945
battle19945

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xen wil be a seperate game they also said that the campaign of xen wil be much longer then in the original game

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benvlodgi
benvlodgi

The Day is here, and before HL3, I am impressed :D

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DDguy
DDguy

Now, we will take a moment of silence, for all those who become tired off waiting, for this fine mod to be released

...

Now, play the **** out of it.

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paccoz
paccoz

played a tiny bit of it (tram part XD) and all i gotta say is.. That was AWESOME

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jackh902
jackh902

where the fastest place to download it?

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medve
medve

theres a torrent on the official site. you have to wait a bit for the seeders, but its gonna get fast...but moddb should be good too.

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bellers
bellers

torrents def getting between 200 and 400kbs just now 2hrs to go, **** yeah!!!!!

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neronix17
neronix17

I got 2mb/s on the torrent so def go for the torrent.

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medve
medve

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duke nukem forever, then this...

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medve
medve

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not really impressed. i havent seen a proper shadow / color correction / bumpmapping yet in the first half an hour...go ahead downvote me, somebody has to say it.

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TheOneMuffin
TheOneMuffin

*cough* V1.0 *cough* they are making patches too *cough*

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medve
medve

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you can cough as many as you want, but you know as well as i do that they wont make a colorful hl like ep2 was. sombody talented *cough* fakefactory *cough* will probably will make a proper version.

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Ilsamir_Lord
Ilsamir_Lord

Why should it be as colourful as Episode 2? A more colourful palette might not suit the story, setting and atmosphere.

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100Ultimate
100Ultimate

>ep2
>colorful

>fakefactory
>talented

>proper version

What? have you even played Half-Life? ffs.

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cW#Ravenblood

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Well FF is talented, you've seen his models?...

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tommy255
tommy255

yeah we have, that's the problem

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sloshedtrain
sloshedtrain

Fakefactory talented? You smoked some bad granola!

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.JAS
.JAS

You're asking for colorful when the majority of the game takes place in an underground research facility.. lol

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calicoyoda
calicoyoda

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Have you seen FF's Alyx model?

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flippedoutkyrii
flippedoutkyrii

Calicoyoda, I did, it was terrible.

It didn't match her character at all, it was like seeing Gordon Freeman being replaced by a big breasted school-girl.

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Zornikage
Zornikage

Sounds like somebody never played HL1. More colorful? Seriously?
It should be law to play the first game before you bother with the HL2 BS. Then you can pass your judgments.

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Carbon_Based_Impala
Carbon_Based_Impala

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I`ll gonna f*ck your mother for this words. .__________.

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Combine123
Combine123

You should really see a doctor about that cough, you might have a throat disease.

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-HollywooD-
-HollywooD-

From the looks of things that might be the least of his problems :|

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JonathanPL
JonathanPL

What you're saying is dumb on so many levels you disgust me.

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arieas
arieas

Difference of opinion is not welcome here, have some negative karma and go away.

There is huge support here for the mod, and a bit of criticism gets buried. Don't have to agree with it, should be discussed though, not tucked away, unless its obvious trolling, which this not...

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Lusicore
Lusicore

totally agree arieas

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FiredFox3
FiredFox3

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Ты - тупой тролль-неудачник.

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Lusicore
Lusicore

you know how noobs like to downnvote when the oppinion is not the same... oh well

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Sgt.Maggot
Sgt.Maggot

How about you remake it instead of bitching about it? I'm sure you have way more talent than everyone that worked on this mod, please tell me every major project you worked on that got nearly as much notoriety as this did.

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joppe38
joppe38

If you don't like it, don't play it. Why torture yourself since you don't have to play it?

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medve
medve

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theres difference between the "not impressed" and the "horsecrap". ofc i will play it, but after 8 year i was waiting for a lot more.

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[FH]Gorgutz
[FH]Gorgutz

"medve", you are extremely ungrateful.

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FiredFox3
FiredFox3

Ты наглая морда хоть-бы спасибо сказал. Ожидал большего. В Крузис 3 иди, сын Ваномаса. И разлогинься с Моддб, ибо это основной мод сего сайта. Школьник.

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TheOneMuffin
TheOneMuffin

What do you expect from a remake of a 8 hour game? a ******* 20 hour game? What the **** woudl you go for all those 12 hours?

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claytonian
claytonian

You're dumb as hell and completely missed his point. He was talking about it looking better. Honestly, with my AA cranked all the way up and the texture quality on Very High, game looks bad ***. To be fair, after 8 years, I figured it'd be more visually appealing, but I'm not going to cry about it. The game is great. The mapping is extremely well done, the models look good, the voice acting is top notch, etc. Someone posts a comment contrary to your beliefs and you guys all go apeshit. Settle the **** down. People are entitled to other opinions.

And to all the FAKEFACTORY haters: Go **** yourselves. He may not be able to model very well, but he did a hell of a lot more than you've ever done with your lives. CM11 is ******* beautiful. Sorry your dial-up can't handle the download.

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Urby
Urby

I have to disagree. I CAN handle the download, my PC CAN handle the mod.

CINEMATIC MOD IS JUST TOTAL SHITE.

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neronix17
neronix17

Have to agree claytonian, CM11 is really nice, but I would say Black Mesa is a lot better looking than most commercial games nowadays, all the complaining about colour is silly, in an underground research lab mostly made of concrete you can't expect it to have lush greens and vibrant blues everywhere.

Also the aggressive comments are totally over the top, I would have thought people playing this would be mostly those who played the original and with that in mind would have thought this page more civilized. I guess I was wrong there going by the amount of swearing and caps lock going on.

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Azatoth027
Azatoth027

"And to all the FAKEFACTORY haters: Go **** yourselves."
Well done, Mister I-tolerate-everyone-s-opinion. Please show us more of your wisdom.

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Sgt.Maggot
Sgt.Maggot

Hey guy don't complain about something that's free, if all you care about is visuals just play Crysis.

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Zornikage
Zornikage

The fact that you actually thought a modern Duke Nukem game was ever a good idea amazes me.
I always thought they'd abandoned it. Then, when it was confirmed, I lost hope that they'd finally let a good series of games expire on a good note.

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