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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!
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Editors Choice  - Best Original Art

Editors Choice - Best Original Art

4 years ago Feature 37 comments

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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DoctorAmazing Jul 15 2011 says:

I'm a dragon.

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TheUnbeholden Apr 5 2012 replied:


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ImADragon Jul 8 2011 says:

My life is complete now that i played the three mods. Hope do a next one

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Toxicity2 Jul 5 2011 says:

well im stuck on the part with the soundboard thing. I matched the tune but nothing happens >_>

Any hints or am I missing something?

loving the mod so far, but this part is killing me. had to turn it off twice so far cause I was getting so lost

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Toxicity2 Jul 5 2011 replied:

nevermind. I just reloaded the game and redid it and it's working now

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claytonian Jun 5 2011 says:

This was my least favorite of all the halfquakes, but that's like saying Half-Life 2: Episode 2 was my least favorite Half-Life game. It's still amazing, but it was just a huge pain in the ***.

This mod takes sadism to a whole new level. There were a few things I had trouble beating (the chess puzzle took me HOURS upon HOURS) and the difficulty of the puzzles definitely got ramped up. A lot. It might just be because I was expecting the mod to fill some big shoes. halfquake and halfquake amen are almost nostalgic for me. I've beaten them both too many times to count, now with round 3 coming around, I'm expecting the same experience, instead I'm getting a whole new set of puzzles with a whole new set of frustrations to play through and it wound up leaving a sour taste in my mouth.

But I digress. From a halfquake player, I enjoyed the mod, but my first playthrough was a bit of a let down. Three is starting to get me warmed up to the game, a lot. To anyone looking for an interesting mod to play, you've found it.

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Shpuld Jun 3 2011 says:

This mod isn't a game, it's an experience, a wonderful one.

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tehstrelok May 7 2011 says:


This mod was fantastic, it really makes you think, however I never solved the chessboard part so I had to cheat there :P

It was really neat, it takes mapping for goldsource to a diferent level, I only wished there was a true ending after you defeat the final boss, like you find a way out of that dimension instead of being trapped in the rubble

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markgmugen May 2 2011 says:

instalation did not work on this desura. been having nothing but problems with installing games with this darn program. gonna try the down load fron moddb

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MCGONN Apr 18 2011 says:

The crane with the rotating arms and the explosive beams is absolutely ******* impossible.

+2 votes     reply to comment
MCGONN Apr 19 2011 replied:

Nevermind, I figured it out. I'm near the end now, in the boss battle. That's its own problem. This game certainly is sadistic, that's for sure.

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