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Welcome back Mr. Freeman, Black mesa is now available on Early Access, Black Mesa is what we had all hoped half life source would have been, a total re invisoning of the Classic brought up to date with higher definition models, textures and more.

Crowbar collective state. “Making a game with the scope and scale of Black Mesa is a massive undertaking. Back in 2012 we made the decision to release what we had completed up to that point, and were blown away by the community’s response, feedback, and improvements to our work. We want to keep that relationship alive and well by using Early Access as a tool for allowing our community to participate in the final phase of Black Mesa’s development.

In addition, our ambitions go beyond the original Xen chapters found in Half-Life. We have a standard of quality that we have to achieve. Early Access allows us to commit resources to bring you the remaining chapters with the quality that you expect.”

"We currently have the first ~85% of our single player campaign completed. For the last 15% we want to not only recreate it, but improve upon it to make it an enjoyable and memorable experience. We feel it will take us considerable time to get the last 15% up to our standards, and putting a time estimate on it would be a total guess.”

This EA release sees you playing over 10 hours of single player campaign. Multiplayer deathmatch and team deathmatch with 6 completely re-imagined Half-Life 1 maps on the Source Engine.

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Happy Birthday Half-life!

Happy Birthday Half-life!

1 year ago News 79 comments Report

Last year, Black Mesa was one of the first Steam games to be Greenlit by you, our amazing fans. We've had quite a year since then, with a lot happening...

Black Mesa v1.0 released

Black Mesa v1.0 released

3 years ago News 262 comments Report

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

Get Black Mesa on Steam!

Get Black Mesa on Steam!

3 years ago News 44 comments Report

Fellow Scientists, We have gotten a lot of remarks, questions and demands that we get Black Mesa on Steam. In the past, the answer has always been the...

Community Update!

Community Update!

3 years ago News 82 comments Report

We're freaking out over here! It is so exciting to share this news with you!

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...
BMS Monitor Windows Error

BMS Monitor Windows Error

1 month ago Textures 7 comments

Just a small realistic thing for Black Mesa. Archive contains two error textures for monitors. Extract in your game directory and enjoy!

BMS | Reworked Chapter Icons

BMS | Reworked Chapter Icons

1 month ago GUIs 2 comments

Black Mesa: Source chapter icons replacement. Just extract the archive in your game directory and enjoy! :)

BMS | Insurgency HMMWV

BMS | Insurgency HMMWV

2 months ago Vehicle Model 5 comments

Insurgency HMMWV for Black Mesa: Source. Archive contains desert and camo HMMWV variant.

BMS | No Tripmine & Triplaser beam

BMS | No Tripmine & Triplaser beam

2 months ago Effects GFX 10 comments

Removed blue tripmine laserbeams and red turret triplaser beam. This addon will make the game more realistic and hard.

BMS | No turret laserbeams

BMS | No turret laserbeams

2 months ago Effects GFX 0 comments

Removed ground & ceiling turret red laserbeams. This addon will make the game more realistic and hard.

BM Particle Effect Improvement pack

BM Particle Effect Improvement pack

3 months ago Effects GFX 2 comments

Released a preliminary collection containing many updates to most weapons, along with other across-the-mod effects! See the thread in the description...

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dufake May 12 2015 says:
Free version BM won't have Xen. Really?

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Tigerlover4 May 15 2015 buried:


I has Black Mesa before and this do not has Xen. This was few years back.

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Guest May 15 2015 replied:

"Forget About FREEman."

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LegionCrynet May 14 2015 replied:

Im guessing this might be false, but if this is not, then **** the BM team, their mod and all sure, but this is an big "**** you, suck my **** and buy my game" to the fans.

Well it was nice knowing you Black Mesa, I hope EA and Valve Hire you to become their salves.


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BossN00b May 16 2015 replied:

No, it's not fake, it's very real.

The mod version won't have Xen due to engine issues. Also, do you want to play Xen or not? Do you really want to see the team releasing it for the game version and then wait another couple of years just for the sake of having it for free? Damned logic. If you don't want to pay 20$, then wait for the sales and get it much cheaper.

The team deserve to earn money for what it's now a GAME, not a MOD anymore. Stop with this childish attitude, it ain't going to help anyone.

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doritosking2 May 17 2015 replied:

Due to engine issues, really?if you want to waste your money fine but im not going to pay 20 $ for a "game" that i have played the old one which costs less than 8 $ and this one from moddb

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BossN00b May 17 2015 replied:

Well, I guess it's up to everyone to decide what to do with the money, but I'd (and will) gladly support a team who recreated a game from 0 and worked on it for over 10 years (the development started in 2004-2005 I believe).

So yeah, it's certainly worth if you ask me (and other fans). There are many advantages to buy the actual game anyway, such as continuous support, Steam Workshop, Trading Cards, Multiplayer, and much more.

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r21d21-the-damager May 10 2015 says:

i aint gonna pay 20€ for this,i would,but i wont

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VOGEL_FUBAR May 15 2015 buried:


i just registered to thump you up

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staffssuckshit May 22 2015 replied:

I just downvoted you and I bury your comment.

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Highest Rated (130 agree) 10/10

This mod is amazing! Feels like i'm playing a Valve's game, not a modification.
Now i understand what people felt like in 1998.

Sep 14 2012 by HunteR4708

Lowest Rated (12 agree) 2/10

At first i made a really nice review to this game mod. But then i advanced further in the game and i got really pissed off... Yeah its pretty and scenic , yeah most of the voice acting is great and the music is fantastic but there is a huge annoying gash that just makes the game shit! AI: WHAT BASICALLY MAKES THE GAME SHIT AI: SHIIIT Soldiers...Im fine with other critters plaing running to eat you but soldiers(well the alien soldiers suck in this department as well). Anyway so where were we? oh…

Sep 17 2012 by Aleksei_Lenin

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