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.

Review RSS Feed Mikko_Sandt says
8 Mikko_Sandt

Oct 21st, 2012 2 people agree 0 people don't

Excellent map design, terrific artwork - nothing ever looked amateurish - and combat was refreshingly old-fashioned. However, there were several issues that hurt the overall experience a bit such as grunt behavior (I played on normal and found them much tougher than grunts in HL on hard), numerous crashes to desktop, significant fps drops every now and then (on a computer capable of running Battlefield 3 on high settings), jump mechanics that were slightly different from those in HL and as such contributed to irritation in maps with environmental puzzles (Residual Processing for example), etc. Still, this is an awesome piece of work and I'm glad it's finally out.

michaelfiamski says
10 michaelfiamski

Oct 20th, 2012 2 people agree 0 people don't

One of the most amazing mods ever developed for the Source engine!

Tabajara77 says
10 Tabajara77

Oct 18th, 2012 2 people agree 0 people don't

AWESOME GAME!

fox394thiw says
10 fox394thiw

Oct 18th, 2012 2 people agree 0 people don't

is an AMAZING MOD!!!, thanks for the DEVELOPER TEAM!!!, thank you very MUCH!!! :D , .. ..

millertime01 says
10 millertime01

Oct 17th, 2012 2 people agree 0 people don't

its awesome

Skagway says
10 Skagway

Oct 16th, 2012 2 people agree 0 people don't

I downloaded this mod just because I wished to re-play Half-Life with the Source engine. The game is basically the same, without too many modifications of the original gamplay and enviroments. Then I realized the development team went beyond rebooting... They took the Source engine where even Half-Life 2 could not do, with a majestic use of light effects and dark areas. Even if I know this game so well, I was amazed and thrilled playing this mod, even more than Half-Life 2 itself.

sglez305 says
10 sglez305

Oct 15th, 2012 2 people agree 0 people don't

I never had the chance to play HL1... AND IM GLAD!!! This mod is HL1 times 2 plus better graphics and detail. I WOULD HAVE GLADLY PAID FOR THIS GAME, IT IS AWESOME and it does not even feel like a mod! it is truly a stand alone campaine and i definatly recomend it. ANYONE who never had the chance to play the 1st Half Life must gety this mod now!

elmindreda says
10 elmindreda

Oct 15th, 2012 2 people agree 0 people don't

By far the best mod I've ever played. Amazing work. If I didn't know better I'd think it was Valve's work and still be impressed.

ultramirt says
10 ultramirt

Sep 30th, 2012 2 people agree 0 people don't

This is a modernized take on the all-time classic Half-Life 1 which I would give a 9/10 even today. So this, being even better with regards to attention to detail and being even more immersive, clearly deserves a 10/10. The quality is higher than what most full price games offer.

ApornasPlanet says
10 ApornasPlanet

Sep 20th, 2012 2 people agree 0 people don't

What I wrote after I finished the first public release:

"Ok I have finished the game now and it was amazing! Thank you!

I will give you my feedback:

The beginning was a bit shaky. You didn't get the crowbar a the same time as in original Half-Life so I spent a lot of time running around looking for it. But then I got it somewhat later. So that was a bit confusing.

I only encounter two bugs. Firstly I lost most of my weapons during "Forget about Freeman!". That meant I lost the Gauss Cannon and I never got it again (so I never had any time to try it out). Maybe you should add more of those, for example you could add one just before you enter the teleportation room during "Lambda Core". Because there is one there in the original Half-Life.

The only other bug I encoutered was when I was going to flood the reactor coolant tanks. I flooded tank nr 1 then i flooded tank nr 2. But when I had finished flooding tank nr 2 tank nr 1 all of a sudden wasn't flooded anymore so I had to do it all over. And all the monsters that I had killed and all the creates that I had broken were back.

Other than that the game was fantastic and I'm really looking forward to your interpretation of Xen!"

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