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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21 comments by Cide on Apr 27th, 2008

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

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Get a Life Russian Translation 1.0

Get a Life Russian Translation 1.0

Feb 2, 2012 Patch 5 comments

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

Apr 27, 2008 Patch 6 comments

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

Apr 25, 2008 Full Version 69 comments

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)

Nov 1, 2007 Movies 0 comments

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



Oct 14, 2006 Movies 0 comments

Gameplay demonstration



Oct 14, 2006 Movies 0 comments

Gameplay demonstration

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Morshu Jul 21 2010, 2:06am says:

This mod was reviewed by me, a member of the Reviewers and Critics group:

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bobsbarricades Jul 2 2010, 6:58am says:

don't suppose you would supply a .zip for us Mac users, eh?

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SirDanielFortesque Jun 27 2010, 5:19pm says:

ok so when i try to install i get this: 2008_04_25_Getalife_final_setup_v1.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh and btw it wouldent let me copy and paste, i had to right that out, i did because this mod looks awesome, NOW PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!

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Deremix Jun 3 2010, 4:22am says:

This mod genuinely had me hiding in a corner for hours. ;_;

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Nicklz May 26 2010, 3:09pm says:

Greetings team Get a Life
You do not know me also I you I do not know.
So we will start to business.
I the Russian player which wish to translate yours of mod (it even mod it is impossible to name, it is the whole game) to Russian, the part was put by me have made have translated all subtitles into Russian and any helps and so on.
There was a problem at you in game subtitles do not join, you could not help to carry out the given inclusion.
All Russian players thirst to learn weigh a plot so all depends on you more distinctly.
Thanks for earlier.
P.S. Russian thanks will be to you if will help.
If that excuse me for my English.

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xXMaNiAcXx Aug 5 2010, 1:44pm replied:

Team Get a Life seems to have left the game for dead (lol)
Believe me, learn english and be happy, you won't be able to make contact with them.

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LoneWolf6:16 May 23 2010, 9:52pm says:

Exactly how scary is this game? I've heard a lot of people say that it's very scary, but from the looks of it it looks like mostly action rather than horror. I might give it a try if it's scary.

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theo365 Mar 28 2010, 4:55pm says:

i can't get past one part does anybody know that cheat to fly throug the level

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ghostings Mar 29 2010, 1:43am replied:

sv_cheats 1

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Kooladam96 Mar 12 2010, 2:30pm says:

Ive got a life swift cover :D

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Highest Rated (4 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…

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Lowest Rated (11 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…

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