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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

5 years ago News 15 comments Report

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

6 years ago News 3 comments Report

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

Dying For The Greater Good

Dying For The Greater Good

7 years ago News 2 comments Report

In case you want to play your part in Halfquake Sunrise - join the recent activity called "Dying For The Greater Good"!

Editors Choice  - Best Original Art

Editors Choice - Best Original Art

4 years ago Feature 37 comments Report

Mod of the Year 2010 Editors Choice - Best Original Art

The third part of the Halfquake series has finally seen the light of the day. Over a hundred new traps that will kill you over and over again - for the enjoyment of whoever's watching you. Claustrophobic black-and-white surroundings, intimidating voice-overs...
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3 years ago Full Version 1 comment

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

5 years ago 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)

5 years ago 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)

9 years ago Full Version 3 comments

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

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EZeddy Jul 31 2015 says:

I remember when Sunrise was released, I was really excited. I loved Amen SO MUCH, one of my favorite mods ever. So, I started playing Sunrise, and soon got... really bored. Amen was more like an experience game with some hardcore gameplay elements, and it was a perfect combination. Sunrise is all about hardcore gameplay, which can be really frustating in large doses. I especialy hate the beginning of the game, which is really boring and lacks the humor and atmosphere of Amen. I know, Half-Quake series are all about making the player feel like a helpless victim, but Amen did it much better, and without frustation. All in all, Sunrise was a disappointment for me. Even the music is not as impressive as it was in Amen.

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boylag Jul 16 2015 says:

Two down just one to go. Will I continue dying.

Ya probably.

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EXU_SKULLY Dec 11 2014 says:

part 4 PLEASE PLEEEEEEASE!!!! *sadism intensifies*

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jason911 Sep 11 2014 says:

playing this soon.....

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PITVIPER466 Jun 18 2013 says:

I luv all the 3 parts...
i also luv the hilarious comments made throughout the maps.
I myself will wait patiently in the shadows until part 4 emerges hopefully...

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SuaerBricker Dec 7 2012 says:

I just can't understand what happens at the end. LOL, I jump at somos, press E, everything goes FUBAR and I wake up surrounded by stuff unable to advance while listening to these guys?

Is that the ending?

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Link64 Mar 24 2013 replied:

After final battle you survived but found yourself under the debris from which you can't escape. But those guys think you're dead Just listen to them and wait when you die of hunger :)

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tehstrelok Nov 4 2012 says:

when I played limbo, I felt reminded of halfquake sunrise so much :P

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Malastrome15 Jun 11 2012 says:

I haven't beaten Sunrise yet, but it's much harder than the other ones. But my favorite is Amen because it's so funny and is based from the comics.

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thirdmadman May 27 2012 says:

This is a best mod in my short life!

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