Your name is Alex Johnes. You're one of scientists caught up in the Black Mesa disaster. After being trained in a special Black Mesa self-defense course three months ago, you're unwilling to accept the sure death as your destiny. You will neither let the troops catch you, nor will they wipe you out. Make your way. Find Gordon Freeman. He is the last hope that drives you traveling on...

Escape from the darkness is a single-player campaign for Half-Life1 and includes:

  • Brand new 4 hour single-player campagin
  • Full set of new weapons
  • New Enemies
  • Unique locations
  • New hazard course

I developed and released "Escape from the darkness" in 2005 and the game is completly free. It can be downloaded right here in the “downloads” section. Please make sure to download and apply the STEAM patch if you want to play the game on STEAM.

Unfortunately I lost all the source files during a hard-drive crash, so I am unable to fix some of the invisible walls / clipping issues in the maps, sorry for that.

Please make sure you frequently quick-save since the game will not auto-save for you! There are some clipping issues. Try to duck-jump in case you get stuck. However none of the bugs should prevent you from completing the game.

For any feedback, feel free to contact me via:
sander_martin (at) gmx (dot) de

Warm regards,

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STEAM patch released

11 years ago News 0 comments

I released a fix that makes you able to play eftd on steam as well. Its only 400kb so if you didn't play it because you are using STEAM, here is your chance:

Download the STEAM patch from the "downloads" section and apply it as per instructions inside the .readme provided in the file.

Warm regards,Dieblein

EFTD - Full Version 1.0

EFTD - Full Version 1.0

5 years ago Full Version 4 comments

Full Version 1.0 of Escape from the darkness. EFTD is a full single-player campaign for Half-Life1, including new weapons, enemies, locations, tutorial...

EFDT - STEAM patch

10 years ago Patch 0 comments

Download this file if you want to play Escape from the darkness on STEAM. You can apply the patch as per instructions inside the .readme file.

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Petrick Feb 6 2010 says:

I had good time with this mod, 9/10.

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sawo Jul 14 2008 says: this is link to the mod.You have to wait 1 minute, but this is the best link i can find.

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pentiumd_edward May 1 2008 says:

where is the mod? all i can see for dload is the steam patch...

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LORDDEREX Jan 5 2008 says:

1 of the best mod for HL1, still They hunger is better!
BUT this mod is better in own weapons and only bars no numbers, better in my opninion

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Procyon Jun 17 2007 says:

I installed the mod and the steam patch, but when i try to load a map, it crashes

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Procyon May 7 2007 says:

Thak you,

I will contact you if I need more help

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Walkermag Apr 22 2007 says:

Palm trees are in New Mexico.
And the mod runs smooth.

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Dieblein Creator
Dieblein Nov 28 2006 says:

When you are near the APC just go back because thats a deadend.. go through the red door near the swimming pool

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Procyon Sep 20 2006 says:

What should I do after I find an APC and a facility gate, in the snow level?

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John_volkov Mar 14 2006 says:

THis was a Greate Hl Mod u suld try it

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Highest Rated (2 agree) 10/10

Thank you very much.
Great pleasure to play this.
Mapper is talented guy, with BIG imagination.
Unique athmosphere, thank you.

Mar 29 2013 by VladGuardian

Lowest Rated (6 agree) 5/10

The mod has some things going for it, the custom weapons, custom grunts with desert camo, and one that had a sugegasa (bamboo hat), custom snow grunts and some unique locals. But unfortunately its not enough to save it from the invisible wall syndrome. Many places that seem like you can go, you can't... alot of the time for no real reason. Like when you go down a stair way thats broken on the end, you can't even jump to your death. A place where there was a a fairly large broken hole in the wall…

Nov 24 2011 by TheUnbeholden

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