In "Get a Life" you embody Alexander Zemlinsky, a subway technician suffering from leukaemia.
Alex is not, unlike the protagonists in most games, an invincible super-soldier. But you wouldn't call him normal either, because there is something in his past that connects him with the events that are about to happen in the course of the story (we want to keep the suspense, so nothing more on that...). "Get a Life" will feature different environment settings presented in more than 24 maps, all of them connected to the scenario of the mod. GaL will offer about 11 hours of pure gameplay pleasure.


  • GaL will run on the latest version of the Source Engine, so that means you'll see HDR and the enhanced shadow system (as seen in HL2: Episode 1) in "Get a Life" as well
  • To give the player the best gaming experience possible, GaL will offer a custom HUD, an innovative healing system with several damage zones, drugs that will trigger a "bullet-time" effect, upgradeable weapons and enhanced enemy AI
  • About 11 hours of gameplay
  • 24 maps with varied environments
  • 61 characters
  • 13 weapons

For more information visit the official "Get a Life" website and the french/english forums.

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Hi everyone !

You were a lot to download Get A Life, and we hope you enjoyed it.

some people complains about the difficulty of the mod and some bugs.
Even if the beta-tests helps to reduce the number of bugs, when a mod
is released there are often surprises, and GAL was no exception to the

We thought about it, and today we' re releasing patch that brings two modifications :

-For those who finds the mod to hard, they can totally desactivate the bleeding system by a simple manipulation. Clic here to see the illustration
-Correction of script bugs, abnormal deaths, bleeding or abnormal vision during the
first chapter and correction of certain bugs during the second chapter

some people suffer from crashes that we cannot solve, this problems
happens in lots of mods currently. It is because of the Source SDK base
from the new steam version (we advise you to disable it) or from the

For those who have the new version of steam, while we are waiting for a patch, use these tips to play :
-Launch the mod
-In the graphic options, choose "windowed mod"
-Launch the first map
-When the map's loaded, choose "full screen mod" in your graphid options menu.


Some persons asked us for the soundtrack, we collected them and created an album you can download here:

Get A Life's staff

Get a Life is OUT !

Get a Life is OUT !

News 73 comments

Hmm... today is the 25th isn't it ? Ok, so let's say it : Get a Life IS OUT !

Get a Life : 2 days left !

Get a Life : 2 days left !

News 30 comments

Get a Life : 2 days left! Impatient? Well, here's something to hold you over.

Get a Life: The light at the end of the tunnel !

Get a Life: The light at the end of the tunnel !

News 18 comments

Get a Life is about to be released (April 25th !). We reserve one week to put the finishing touches.

Long time no see long time no say!

Long time no see long time no say!

News 7 comments

Good news for addicted fans, the mod is almost finished! For few weeks now, the dev-team reached the step of the beta tests, and works on fixing miscellaneous...

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Get a Life Russian Translation 1.0

Get a Life Russian Translation 1.0

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This is Russian translation for the Get a Life mod. All subtitles, in-game messages, hints, menu texts has been translated into the Russian by me. Please...

Get a Life : Patch v1.1

Get a Life : Patch v1.1

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Some people complains about the difficulty of the mod and some bugs. Even if the beta-tests helps to reduce the number of bugs, when a mod is released...

Get a Life mod full version v1.0

Get a Life mod full version v1.0

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Full install for final release v1 All this in English and French versions, provided with English, French, German, Czech, Spanish, Finnish and Swedish...

Trailer beta 2 (getalife 2007)

Trailer beta 2 (getalife 2007)


In this video, you could see : - getalife's arsenal - slow-time in action - New hud (beta 2) - New NPC - Other think



Gameplay demonstration



Gameplay demonstration

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Every time i've tried downloading this, right as it finishes it says "download has failed" anyone know how to fix this.?

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Doe anyone know if there's a way to play this with a 360 controller?


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this mod seems to end up being broken even worse with the 1.1 patch, relatively close to the beginning after you go through the icy dream part and pick up the medkit, the map is covered in visible triggers and parts of the map are missing even

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Oh, my, god..
I actually loving this, i can see how much work was put into this. To be an outdated mod like this, easily stands up amongs the best. I can't stop loving the immagination that was put into this, even being so much "extremist" on every possible point. I loved the music, some voice acting, the weapons, the levels and the story even if it was really confusing in the start.
Ill even give you a point for trying to make colours stand up, i'm tired of those games that looks like they just had grey colours pallets.. but they looked something out of place, especially in the hospital area, and on the civilian clothes, they were really, really out of place.

Being a 0-budget projects, i not gonna express myself on the majority of voice acting, and the re-used combine voices.

Loved the dream sequences, the action ones and even the horror ones, very, very well f*cking done.

Stay positive guys, you did more that a mediocre job, you really did great.

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I just played through this again. Nearly 7 years after release, and its still one of the better Source mods I've played.

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A grave shame we have yet to see more from this exceptional developer. I wonder what happened to them and where they went. I hope they work at Valve now or something.

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"Alex is not, unlike the protagonists in most games, an invincible super-soldier." Yet he has the uncanny ability to use narcotics to slow down time to a point where bullets in flight may be closely examined by the human eye,yet where movement is slowed down ever-so-slightly. Also,he is able to examine his medical state in such detail so fast that surgeons are amazed. Oh,almost forgot that he can keep track of the exact amount of bullets he has in a mag of a firearm,even for fully-automatic ones!

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Actually... one keeping track of how many rounds he has in each magazine is not impossible. For example; let's give myself a Glock 17 9mm, hand gun... now, let's give myself two 19 round mags. Now, right off the bat, I know how many rounds are in my two magazines. 'How?'- you ask?

Simple, look at the mag:

Now, each time I fire my glock, I count the shot, for example.

*bang* One,
*bang* Two,
*bang* Three,
*bang* Four,
*bang* Five,
*bang* Six,
*bang* Seven,
*bang* Eight,
*bang* Nine;

And so on.

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Highest Rated (6 agree) 10/10

One of the best HL2 mods I have played to date. The gameplay is fun, never really getting tiring with the ever-changing enemies, combat environments and features which kept me interested every step of the way. The introduction of features like bullet time had me worried at first, but proved to be fun to use and balanced out. The level design is extraordinary, with constantly changing environments that ensure non-linear gameplay. The use of Hl2's physics engine also creates an enjoyable level of…

May 24 2012 by robofork

Lowest Rated (12 agree) 3/10

I'd heard great things about this mod, but after playing I've been left extremely disapointed. It starts off pretty strongly. The story is good from the beginning, different from the many "you are a nameless rebel" or "you are Gordon Freeman" mods. The action is broken up by interesting cut scenes, which progress the story as well as explaining the additional mechanics in the mod. It also introduces some nice new elements, including a very interesting health system, where you must heal different…

Nov 8 2010 by sharktamer

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