Mr Freeman has once again been “recruited” by the elusive and stone-faced G-man to handle a “situation’ that could prove catastrophic if not handled immediately. It seems that a rift in the space-time continuum has allowed the minions of Xen to establish a stronghold inside one of the main reactor cores in the Lambda Complex. Somehow they have figured out a way to tap directly into the complex’s nuclear power grid. They are using this energy to continually widen the rift to allow more and more of the Xen inhabitants into our world.
This is a real non-standard mod. It takes a bit of outdoor urban corridoors, and a few small checkpoints early on, before going down into nuclear waste (we are actually forced to go and swim in it twice which is dam good way to irk me out) but then mixes it up with some rusty, underground nuclear reactor base.. its not as hard as I was expecting and it's mid length, its a bit light on weapons but you don't need much to take on what little you come up against.
It also unfortunately has the easiest assassin fight I've ever had... They need room to move around in, and some distance for those accurate shots of theirs. The designer obviously thought that just putting in some cargo boxes and calling it a day is all it takes...
Some good foreshadowing with the Nihilanth saying "Freeman!!!"... something bad follows.
Overall its refreshing to see something that isn't about Black Mesa.