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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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!
Introducing: Halfquake

Introducing: Halfquake

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A look back at the history of Halfquake, followed by new screenshots and a new trailer for Halfquake Sunrise.

Halfquake Sunrise Death List

Halfquake Sunrise Death List

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Join the Death List and be the first to know when Halfquake Sunrise gets released.

Halfquake Amen Release

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Halfquake Amen got released yesterday. Want more information or even a download link? Check out our homepage: have a nice death. (< muddasheep

Transmission 11393

Transmission 11393

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James from Cry of fear, MuddaSheep from Half-Quake, L4D maps and the secret behind the numbers. We have it all.

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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

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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)

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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)

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

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

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SAW has nothing on you!

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Remember The first time playing through the Halfquake series... Maan... Still stuck on the soundtracks <3 guys you should really check for the soundtracks, you'll love it :o - www.muddasheep.com

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guys.... PLEASE... Make HalfQuake CO-OP DX we want more sadism :D

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Yees! It's best mod!!

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I'm a dragon.

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Great mod. I died a lot. Lmao.

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muddasheep Creator

That's the spirit!

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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 by Neoviper

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