Half-Life 2: Wars brings the struggle between the human resistance and their Combine overlords to a real-time strategy setting. The Half-Life 2: Wars Beta, which you can download here on Desura, requires you own Half-Life 2: Episode 2 to play (does not need to be installed)! It features 3 multiplayer game modes: Sandbox, Annihilation and Overrun, showcasing the Rebels and Combine playable factions. Additionally it features a singleplayer mission mode.
Version 0.5 of Half-Life 2: Wars is now available for download. This release features new maps, the addition of basebuilding, improved stability (less crashes), and many tweaks to visuals, sound, and balance.
Posted by Ennui on Jul 11th, 2008
Half-Life 2: Wars v0.5 now available for download! 0.5 improves just about everything in Half-Life 2: Wars. In addition to new maps, upgraded AI, and basebuilding for both Resistance and Combine, the update features a whole host of upgrades to the game, such as unit sounds, balance and gameplay tweaks, better visuals, and a lot of other small improvements. It now requires the Orange Box to play. This release is still singleplayer, but multiplayer has been in development for some time and is our focus for the next major update. You can play as both Combine and Resistance in 0.5. The following screenshots are from the two new maps (hlw_crashed and a remade hlw_sands)
A full changelog can be found in the readme file. You can download HL2: Wars here on Moddb (links below). Please be sure to let us know what you think, in a comment or on our forum. Stay tuned for the next release (development hasn't slowed a bit since day one) and we hope you enjoy! This is a full installer, please delete any previous installations of HL2:Wars before installing.