Halfquake Amen is part 2 of our Halfquake series.
(The first part of Halfquake appeared in 2002 June's issue of PC Gamer)

We have been working on HQA for more than one year and it has been released on September 1st 2002.

Here are a few features:

- Complete new textures and sounds
- Absolutely confusing design
- Soundtrack with more than 30 minutes of playtime
- Twelve parts of pure sadism
- About six colors (black, gray, green, white, yellow (alienblood), red (mostly your blood))
- And of course: No HEV Suit

We've got some screenshots too:

To download the soundtrack, try the following link:

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20 comments by muddasheep on Jun 1st, 2010

Finally, after roughly three years of development, the third part of the Halfquake series is available for download (Mirror #2, Mirror #3)! Here is a list of frequently asked questions.

What is it about?

As in the previous two parts, you once again play the role of a victim, thrown into a strange and deadly environment to suffer and die - for the entertainment of whoever is watching!

What is required to play?

Halfquake Sunrise is a Half-Life 1 modification and works with both the old WON Half-Life and the Steam version of it. Thus, you don't need a high-end PC.

How long is it?

It takes about four to five hours from beginning to end, depending on your skill.

Is it free?

Yes, both the modification and the soundtrack (Soundtrack Mirror #2, Soundtrack Mirror #3) are available for no cost at all.

Is it single-player only?


Is there a walkthrough available?

No, but you can help unlock traps for hints or join the forums if you require aid in your progress.

Can I watch the trailer again?

If you have any further questions, be sure to send me a message, or write a comment to this news post.

Have a nice death!
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Jan 19, 2012 Full Version 0 comments

You: "Another boring modification for half-life?" We: "Well, we and our testers don't agree on that one... It's neither boring nor interesting, it's FRUSTRATING...

Halfquake Sunrise Soundtrack

Halfquake Sunrise Soundtrack

Jun 1, 2010 Music 1 comment

Consists of 20 tracks, made by Keygen, TheNameless, TaskBeenden, Vino and Muddasheep. Has a total runtime of over 50 minutes.

Halfquake Sunrise (Version 1.2)

Halfquake Sunrise (Version 1.2)

Jun 1, 2010 Full Version 15 comments

The third part of the Halfquake series has finally risen, now in a slightly updated form!

Halfquake Amen (Version 1.2)

Halfquake Amen (Version 1.2)

Oct 23, 2006 Full Version 3 comments

Halfquake Amen - Single Player Halflife Mod. Includes Steam support, and the addon "The Present".

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jason911 Sep 11 2014, 8:36pm says:


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dershcraa Jan 8 2014, 9:09am says:

Still very fun in 2014!
Great mod!

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Stonko Jan 15 2013, 6:20am says:

I remember playing the first part very much hope this is too personal

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Guest Jan 13 2013, 10:30am says:

the "offence" part is total earrape.

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DarkShift Jul 13 2012, 8:24am says:

Hleu.wikia.com I've added the final boss Somos to the HLEU.

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Black_Lotus14 Jun 9 2012, 11:24pm says:

GOD!It's keeping me waiting!!!I REALLY WANT TO PLAY IT!!!!!!

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GaByTzW May 27 2012, 4:56am says:

Youtube.com i made a littl3
walktrough for you :)

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TheUnbeholden May 17 2012, 2:58am says:

Tried The Present...It has the same repetition based, mindless puzzles of Amen that have insta death, only here there is a tiny bit more variety in the types of punishment you recieve, falling back down to a part you just passed like in the first and second puzzle thus it still in effect wastes your time but is somehow less annoying than dying... or taking falling damage by spending to much time on those air lifting things, and then theres a type of puzzle that does the normal type of punishment real puzzles are supposed to have.
This one takes your time as you try and solve it by thinking...
A maze like one which is basically a type of perception/memory based puzzle.
If your bad at it you merely have to keep pressing your body against the side of the walls until you find a way through.

Then theres a bunch of the same random stuff we got before, like a random scream in your ear... -_- yeah these guys don't know horror so they might as well not bother trying that, which thankfully they dropped in the sequel Half-Quake Sunrise.

Theres the same niggling issue I have with the voice over of a few guys that basically sound like a bunch of modders talking random poop to the audience, which seems to go contrary to any atmosphere the music is trying to build. The abstract nature of the mods graphics, like Amen, may have been to cause eerieness but unfortunately starting at blackness for to long doesn't do much except bore you.
It would be way better if they added some actual hand drawn art to the walls, pencil sketches. So instead gone for a more surreal storybased mod rather than the bland experience we're left with.

In other words The Present is 2 tiny steps forward with one good puzzle that requires you to think (maze), alternate forms of punishment, but aside from that, like Amen just alot shorter... & has less music.

If you want something mentally stimulating I would skip these half-quakes and go straight to the newer one: Half-Quake Sunrise.

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m82sniper Apr 17 2012, 5:28pm says:

Just finished Amen for the second time, figured I should give this one another run. I think that would make #3. I love this mod. :D

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skx_doom Apr 5 2012, 3:06pm says:

I dunno why exactly but I love Halfquake universe, so psychodelic >) One of best mods I ever played also.

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Highest Rated (3 agree) 10/10

Do not be discouraged by the challenge of this mod, reference the walk-through and continue to the end, it is well worth it.

Nov 30 2010, 8:01am by Neoviper

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