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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0 comments by Dieblein on Oct 30th, 2004

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

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EFTD - Full Version 1.0

EFTD - Full Version 1.0

Feb 5, 2010 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

EFDT - STEAM patch

Jul 10, 2005 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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SSjDissing Feb 25 2004 says:


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Ducky511 Feb 6 2004 says:

The maps in this mod are some of the most butifull I have ever seen made with the Half-life Engain. Maps quility aside the game play is lacking, easy, and repetivie. And with a non-excited plot this mod gives little to think about. The orig mod that half the mod is based on (Dark Force) is much better. Play Darkforce, then if you liked Darkforce try this one. its still worth playing, just play it on Hard.

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KLove Feb 4 2004 says:

how do you install it the file I received was mod_download which is an unknown file type

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evilghoul Jan 29 2004 says:

riot ive seen that ahole shirt lol

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R][OT Jan 26 2004 says:

it doesnt show any in-game shots... are all the weapons new?

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RedSlug Jan 26 2004 says:

Good mod,
that's the mod "Dark Force" with a new image, right? ;)

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Walkermag Jan 25 2004 says:


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halflifegod Jan 17 2004 says:

cool game. don't run it in software rendering mode, though. that makes it SUCK!

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mystery8 Jan 14 2004 says:

This is a pretty enjoyable mod with some nice looking maps. :)

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bart2o Jan 4 2004 says:

the maps look kewl!!:D

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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 (5 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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