Dr. Eddy hidden the fact that his betrayal of humanity, or using it for some twisted plot does not matter. it is now your goal to track him down and eliminate him. all while trying to escape the black mesa facility.

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Ogdred says

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Really Nice!

The mapping is excellent but, the mod itself is very hard and your english is crap.

very unbalanced and not original 5/10

looks good, and AMAZING!

A very good mod that gives you the feeling that you're really in Black Mesa, the maps's layouts are carefully made to look perfect, especially your train ride through black mesa

7

Baby don't hurt me!

Dr. Eddy opened a portal to the Xen world to establish his base there. Brad's (the player) job is to track that ****** down and keep Black Mesa's integrity and data safe. Of course Dr. Freeman interferes with the unfortunate experiment in Sector C and all hell breaks loose.

A typical mod set in Black Mesa Research Facility and beyond with excellent mapping in classic HL/BS/Op4 style and quite a long playtime of about 3-4 hours. There's quite a clever use of custom audio and reused lines of the classic games, and some horrible english subtitles which are trying hard to tell you what to do. Skill-level is quite high: Aliens take some more shots, grunts are easy to kill, in exchange they will hunt you down with a few shots aswell.

Quite an experience - especially held up with the excellent level-design and lot's of characters (New models and creative use of those) which make the BMRF quite a lively place.

The let downs are the overall dependency of NPCs which have to open up doors for you and the bad tracking system because they used to get stuck quite often.

The english is just horrible, a native speaker or just better google translation would've helped a lot.

The Xen-Battle is pretty much impossible on higher difficulty. You just run you of health during the fight of never ending waves of Slaves and Controllers (I just cheated though).

Apart from that it's quite an enjoyable experience recommended for every old-school HL mod fan!

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Mr_Banana says

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Great skins and models ! :D

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Return to Black Mesa Research Facility once more, this time, as security guard Brad and experience alternate story of Half-Life. Starting your day as usual you find yourself in the center of chaos and who else if not you is there to save the day? The mod features 40 different maps and at least 2 hours of gameplay. The level design is amazing, almost making you forget that this is just a mod and not an official expansion pack like Blue Shift or Opposing Force. As the matter of fact, Black Guard is a mix of both! Custom models and new soundtrack also fits nicely! Sadly, not everything is so great. To begin with, the English is nowhere near good, even if you do install the path it is still hard to understand, on the other hand, what else would you expect, it was made by Chinese! Another thing, while the mod features quite a big levels, most of the time they are only for item fetching. You may encounter a few crashes here and there, at least I did, but once you get trough them, the game is really great!

3

Great looking, decently designed open-ended levels that suffer hugely from set-piece fights designed to be almost impossible, very frequently.

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Highest Rated (4 agree) 10/10

Really Nice!

May 24 2013 by Ogdred