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, and a new ambient/industrial soundtrack with over an hour of playtime.

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10 thirdmadman

May 27th, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't

Im think it really cool mod! It can break your brain.

TheUnbeholden says
7 TheUnbeholden

Jan 24th, 2012 0 people agree 2 people don't

This is better than the other Halfquakes, the gameplay is similar requiring the user to jump/button hunt but it manages to do it in increasingly interesting ways. Theres still the trial and error death traps and some are unavoidable the first time but the key difference is you actually have to think as to how to solve them.
It takes all the good things from Amen, like cool music and humor.
And thankfully leaves behind the black and white nightmare.
It uses some custom textures like stone/wooden doors and metal spikes with a grey colour scheme that makes it look like a black and white film. I would say that the textures at times look like Quake, which is what this series should have been like from the beginning.
But the level design is actually good this time around, the labyrinth you go through feels cramped until you get to the puzzle areas which are only as big as they have to be.
Smaller levels than the first Half-quake which gives us that claustrophobic feeling, which along with death traps reminds me of a movie, the Cube.
Which was referenced in the first Halfquake I believe.

Play it for the challenge which will leave you satisfied, not just because you survived a hard journey... but because you did so due to figuring it all out.

Pinkerator says
10 Pinkerator

Sep 23rd, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

Just awesome!

Duxter says
10 Duxter

Aug 18th, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

Love the mod, original colors

Shpuld says
10 Shpuld

Jun 3rd, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

One of the most artistic and fun mods ever.

AnimalBear says
10 AnimalBear

May 27th, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

Beautiful Mod!

tehstrelok says
9 tehstrelok

May 16th, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

superb mapping work, although the ending could have been better, and the audio had a lot of background noise

oversoul says
10 oversoul

Dec 19th, 2010 0 people agree 0 people don't

Wonderful, wonderful experience. I love it when a game kicks the crap out of me in atmospheric style. A must-play for all owners of Half-Life.

Fefor says
10 Fefor

Nov 30th, 2010 0 people agree 0 people don't

This blown my mind, a masterpiece :D

Morelianos_attacks says
9 Morelianos_attacks

Oct 2nd, 2010 0 people agree 0 people don't
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This Half Quake comes with a more grey and despairing atmosphere. New maps, new cruel jokes and new frustrating puzzles, although some of them aren't so complicated as before, compared with Half Quake 2 for example. The atmosphere is original, but monotonous after a while. Good thing there is good soundtrack and the dialogues of the "bosses of the sadism institute" to make it tolerable. I like the idea of mixing in a specific part all Half Quakes, but I was expecting a new ambience for the first one. The game becomes way better reaching to the end, in terms of puzzles, dialogues and story, which takes a complete turn. The game, thanks to the big part of repetitive ambience, is long enough.

In short, it's a good ending for the trilogy, that preserves the trial-and-error gameplay of the prequels but with unique atmosphere and new puzzles. Worth the trying.

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