Imagine, a Hollywood producer got his hands on the game. The result would be similar to what the Cinematic Mod is: a graphics blockbuster, redesigned to the typical game to movie adaption with an orchestral soundtrack and beautiful people everywhere.

Review RSS Feed Cyb3r says
10 Cyb3r

Jan 25th, 2013 2 people agree 0 people don't

one of the best mods for hl2 updating the game to current day and improving immersion

kaicooper says
10 kaicooper

Jan 19th, 2013 2 people agree 0 people don't

how come this mod get low rating like 1 or 3/10
i know there's some fans only like the original look of the game
but comon..if u dont like another great look then just dont
judge and give low ****** rate ..

with this mod becomes the best experience ever in HL2 series
its like HL3 ..i totally love it guys

try it..worth the shot

Fr33man1991 says
10 Fr33man1991

Oct 15th, 2013 3 people agree 1 person doesn't

The HL2 with a new look and feel love this mod very pretty and fun to blast through

TuskenRaider says
10 TuskenRaider

Aug 4th, 2013 3 people agree 1 person doesn't

This mod has pulled the best game of 2004 and its graphics up to 2013 graphics and above! :3

ReagleEyes says
10 ReagleEyes

Jul 6th, 2013 3 people agree 1 person doesn't

The high definition props and NPC models detail amount is amazing.

Effects like lens flare and bloom make things look cool.

Head shots actually instant kill, which adds realism.

NPC models and some other settings can be changed or set to Valve's default, and you have different model choices.

This is just a well worked on modification overall, and the people who don't see the point in having an HD mod can just stay away.

boredgunner says
10 boredgunner

Feb 3rd, 2013 3 people agree 1 person doesn't

Wow... the mediocre score of 7.9/10 is unbelievable. I first played CM11, and now CM12.21. You know what they have in common? They're all virtually perfect.

I didn't even know this was on moddb. Go to their site if you want updates and discussion, since like this page said, there are too many people whining/criticizing about the OPTIONAL HD character models (for which, the females certainly are disturbing). That's one of the best things about this mod: almost everything is OPTIONAL.

HD character replacers, cinematic soundtrack, gun replacers, SMAA injector (only use if your PC is weak and can't handle MSAA or SSAA), many new visual effects, and more are all OPTIONAL. So you can play this mod with only better graphics if you want, or enable all of the optional features for a much more immersive and atmospheric experience.

I can't imagine ever playing HL2 without this mod. Yes it's 30GB, but so what? The torrent is fast enough unless you're a 56k user or something. This mod adds so much to HL2, it's an absolute necessity. It makes the game so much more atmospheric.

gks0523 says
10 gks0523

Jan 17th, 2013 3 people agree 1 person doesn't


ferdyfist says
10 ferdyfist

Jan 17th, 2013 3 people agree 1 person doesn't

Just pure epicness.
Imaging the epic HL2 story, but with an upgraded engine!

Teh-Critic says
10 Teh-Critic

May 26th, 2010 5 people agree 3 people don't

Fake Factory mod is one of few that adds more to HL2 than most mods. Everything is almost replaced, materials, weapons, sound files. Tripod sounds for the Strider, believe it or not, fit them alright. Some of the scenery look almost real and is one of those moments that you want to just stare at it. The different sound files for enemies changes gameplay alittle, hearing a sound of the tripod in the middle of the open where you have no RPG can scare the crap out of you and start to panic for a better hidding spot. Its almost to that point that if it was a movie using the Source Engine, it would be just as good, but interacting makes some things better. Able to player with enhanced models of citizens & Combine, change the weapons to new models or leave em the same. Great scenery, interesting change of sounds for a change of gameplay, and great modeling and skinning. 10/10 score for all the thought that went into this.

queener says
10 queener

Mar 30th, 2015 1 person agrees 0 people don't

This is a mod made mostly by one man for his amusement for about 5 years. This fact alone makes this an incredible piece of work. HD textures and special effects are awesome. Of course it doesn't really look same as HL2. But haters please go away and play Vanilla HL2. If you don't like them, you can close HD NPC models, sountrack etc. But overall I like it very much, since original HL2 is graphically too old to be played over and over again. If you want to complain, go complain for the games that are made by big companies and sold for real money. Cheers to the developer.

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