Hard-Life is a mod that aims to change how you play Half-Life. The game was difficult back in 1998 but we've all nearly memorized enemy patterns and locations. Rather than raising enemy health and damage in an artificial manner, we decided to overhaul how the the AI works. Enemies are more evasive, they move quicker, react faster, and are more deadly with their aim.

Human enemies work more efficiently together to flush you out, and now bring a wide assortment of firepower with them to give you a tough time in every situation. Aliens are more aggressive and more willing to hit and run the player.

Additional enemies have also been hand-placed throughout the game to keep up the pressure, but without drastically changing the game's native pacing. There are also some new additions to the Half-Life cast, but they should all be familiar places.
Aside from increasing the general difficulty of the game, we also decided to implement extra features to the game that we feel fit the original tone, or were even reflected in concept art. Allies can be equipped with heavier firepower, and come in more forms and the same goes for your enemies too. We wanted to introduce variation to every scenario so that no firefight ever feels the same as the last.
We're also making an effort to unify assets in the game so that the world feels more cohesive. Weapons will now match in their world and player versions, and will seem a bit more functional as well. Many features added to the game should not be overly noticeable and you may find yourself wondering if certain elements were always there or added by Hard-Life.

This mod is under very active development, and we have an active GitLab with updates nearly every day.


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This is the first official trailer for our mod, Hard-Life. This mod aims to make Half-Life drastically more difficult without simply making enemies into bullet sponges. We've added new AI behaviors, changed the way game systems worked, and added a ton of new content into the game that still fits the art and spirit of Half-Life.

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ZaQi
ZaQi

That barney is awesome with all those guns

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Soldier-117
Soldier-117

one last question. Where can you download it exactly? Because in none of the 2 pages I visit does not appear a link or something that tells you how to download it. I just want to try the mod if it works for me or not. if not? I will continue playing "Counter-Life" since I play it since 2009 so they know... thanks! :)

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Fury_161 Creator
Fury_161

It's not released yet. Also I believe you mentioned that you did not pay for Half-Life and we do require a legal Steam key in order to play.

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Soldier-117
Soldier-117

The steam already I know .. and that steam never created an account (that's why I ask before doing it) ... I say it again to the "half-life I have it in original CD" (old of its own and that It works the disk and very well this one) .. is the only thing that I can of the so many times that I said it .. because it is almost spam mine. And erase some of my comments .. because some are going to say and this as annoying! Ehh so much so? That's why, and you'll even think that .. well, I'm not sure if the mod is for "Steam" only .. no WON and No-Steam version anyway, thank you very much and go ahead with the mod. I know it will be good .. I will enjoy it through gameplays :D

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Dandybear
Dandybear

This looks absolutely amazing. Yet another reason to play trough Half-Life 1

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Fury_161 Creator
Fury_161

It makes me so glad to see so many fans of Half-Life come out of the woodwork!

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Stefanz123
Stefanz123

how to download?

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Fury_161 Creator
Fury_161

Extract anywhere but the steam folder and run the exe.

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User47
User47

Dammit you made me check if there was a demo or something on the download section haha...
i'm sad now.

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SylvesterRedbarry
SylvesterRedbarry

its not even out yet though

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JonnyQuattro Creator
JonnyQuattro

sp0rkeh.exe

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