Heart of Evil: Napalm Edition (HOE NE) is a remake of the original Heart of Evil. Heart of Evil was an enjoyable Single Player modification that truly gave the player something different - "a Single Player Half-Life mod that accurately and sensitively depicts the American 'experience' in Vietnam, right down to the laces on the zombies boots.”

HOE NE will let veterans and newcomers alike relive that experience. They put a lot of work into the original concept and we want to it endure. For that reason we updated the mod as best we can. The source code was released publicly February 1, 2007. Shortly after, we started development. By shortly, we mean months.

HOE NE features updated Models, skins and animations; revitalized Maps with new effects, visual improvements and altered gameplay; tweaked NPC and weapon code.

This is a community project. That means it’s not for profit. All work will be properly credited to its respective owners. This is not a Source project/port.

Download links:

Download the mod here from MODDB

Download from Planet Phillip

Download from Half Life Creations

Download from Filefront

Download from Stixworld

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After a long wait by members of the public (and the dev team) comes the release of Heart of Evil Napalm Edition! This mod is a total conversion for Half-Life, offering players the chance to dip into the crazy world of wartornzombieinfested Vietnam. A lot of work has gone into developing this mod, so we hope that you'll all enjoy it!

Download the mod here from MODDB

Download from Planet Phillip

Download from Half Life Creations

Download from Filefront

For players new to Heart of Evil, you are placed into the boots of Special Forces officer Captain Percy Freeman, who is tasked with despatching the villanous (and extremely mad) Colonel Kurtz. Not long after beginning your mission you are betrayed, and forced to find your way to Kurtz on foot.

Along your way you will have to deal with rogue US Soldiers - apparently they think you're a traitor, and have been tasked with hunting you down. Not only are there US Soldiers after you, but also Huey helicopters! These Helicopters are deadly since they have front gunners, side gunners, rocket launchers and the ability to drop off troops. You'll will need to carefully plan their movement around a Huey helicopter in order to take it out with an M79 or RPG-7!

After fighting your way past rogue US forces, you come up against the uglier side of war. Unkillable zombies! Or are they? Any sort of explosive will kill a zombie, anything less than that will knock them down momentarily.

Like the original Heart of Evil we have kept the vast free roaming environments, but we have made the puzzles within them more straightforward, so that backtracking is kept to a minimum. Objectives are clearly marked with glowing markers, and the levels are also considerably easier to navigate.

We would like to thank people who have been watching the mod so patiently - we hope this lives up to your expectations! Saddle up, lock and load and head into the world of Heart of Evil...

Chapter 4 and a release date!

Chapter 4 and a release date!

6 years ago News 13 comments

Thats right folks, we have set a release date, now lets hope that we can make it! Also enjoy Chapter 4 of Darkworld.



6 years ago News 1 comment

This update has 110% more CONEHEAD and Darkworld in this weekly update before the release.

Second in weekly updates!

Second in weekly updates!

6 years ago News 9 comments

Enjoy the second chapter of Darkworld and the complete weapons and enemy lists.

Darkworld Chapter 1 Release and more screenshots!

Darkworld Chapter 1 Release and more screenshots!

6 years ago News 5 comments

Did you know that we have a narrative? Twenty Six pages in fact! We are releasing Chapter One and several screen shots to celebrate the near completion...

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Dev files

5 years ago Source Code 4 comments

I thought I would upload miscellaneous dev files, for the benefit of other modders - or more importantly, anyone who would like to improve aspects of...

Napalm Edition 1.1 Patch

Napalm Edition 1.1 Patch

5 years ago Patch 20 comments

Heart of Evil: Napalm Edition 1.1 Patch. Fixes many of the bugs present in the previous release.

Heart Of Evil Napalm Edition

Heart Of Evil Napalm Edition

6 years ago Full Version 44 comments

OK guys, this is what you've been patiently waiting for! Heart of Evil Napalm Edition is released today after 2 years of development. Heart of Evil Napalm...

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Westenra Apr 16 2014 says:

Terrible voice acting, strike one. Cut out the awesome chopper-ride cutscene, strike two. Weapons disappear after one second, strike three. Uninstalling.

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ojin671 Mar 19 2014 says:

Plz... fix it upload the source code I cant
make maps do dat...

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StraightOuttaHoodie Jan 15 2014 says:

This is just like from PARANOIA. I like this remake of Heart of Evil. Kinda loved the models and features too! :D

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Andrzej_Kocur Dec 9 2013 says:

I would like to see it Greenlighted like HL: Before.

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TotalTurtles Nov 16 2013 says:

This is a cool mod. Amazing graphics for Half-Life 1 too! Although I've never played the original, this looks cool. The models look like Half-Life 2! Although I have Half-Life 2 on the PS3. Wish I could get mods for that too... but anyway, good mod!

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capomaster Jun 15 2013 says:

I love than this game is based on the movie "apocalypse now"

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raversanthem May 1 2013 says:

cool just doesnt work right on my laptop

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Winq51 Apr 12 2013 says:

Can you play it Co-op multiplayer?

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TheArmyGuy Mar 18 2013 says:

great mod love this soo far

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steelth1 Nov 27 2012 says:

oh no. tried to reinstall but get error fialed to find mcf path.

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Highest Rated (3 agree) 10/10

Exelent re-make of the classic one, both are awesome.

Jan 26 2012 by Dr.Scientist

Lowest Rated (6 agree) 3/10

Terrible, just terrible. The unspeakable glitches and bugs in this game, especially with the patch, just makes this unplayable! What pisses me off the most, is the music! It's annoying, and the game refuses to turn it off, even if I do it manually in the options! I had to mute my speakers to even play this without going crazy! The controls are very clunky and bad. Bad default settings and strafing. Don't get me started on the strafing, it's insane and unbearable to become used too. Couldn't seem…

Jul 1 2012 by thedfv

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