In 1942, the prototype battleship, the HMS Defiance, went mysteriously missing without a trace. It is now 2018 and the HMS Defiance has been located and an expedition cruiser sent.

You are a member of the cruiser's diving team and have been picked to go down to the cruiser to search the ship and bring back artifacts for study. However, when you are down there, you will trigger mayhem.

Most of the mod takes place in the cruiser and you are one of few survivors as most of the crew have either evacuated or been killed. There are few weapons on board the cruiser, so you will not have a massive amount of weapons.

The mod will be quite short but it should be enjoyable none the less.

Image RSS Feed Latest Screens
The Cruiser The Rock The Cruiser
Blog RSS Feed Post news Report abuse Latest News: HMS Defiance released!

11 comments by 8472 on Jun 20th, 2007

HMS Defiance is now released and available for download! HMS Defiance is a short half-life 2 single-player mod.

HMS Defiance started development in January 2007 and is now ready for release, it is quite a small download (only 26.1 MB) and is very easy to install. Click here to download from filefront. You can also download it through modDB here.

The Rock

Enjoy the mod and don't forget to leave feedback!

If you want to find out more information, visit the official web-site.

Downloads RSS Feed Latest Downloads
HMS Defiance installer

HMS Defiance installer

Jun 19, 2007 Full Version 1 comment

This file is the HMS Defiance auto-installer exe. It will allow you to install HMS Defiance on to your computer and play it if you own either Half-life...

Post comment Comments  (0 - 10 of 72)
rcminor Jun 13 2013, 7:04pm says:

Hi, just finished playing this and quite liked it. Had to go to Youtube to figure out how to get through that last corridor where the ceiling drops though! I'd shot out every floorplate and I think I'd even whacked at the panels but not enough or in the wrong place maybe. Well you've taken some harsh words here from people who probably think they're experts because they know how to use the changelevel console command, so they're idiots if all they can say is how bad they think something is.

I'll agree the firearms could have been more polished, but I thought the sword was great! Nicely rendered and a nice variation. The only other criticism I would make is that the interiors didn't look very ship-like, if you know what I mean. But then I spent a lot of years working on ships (cargo ships not navy ships) so that's the kind of thing I'd notice anyway. But yeah, very nice job, and i'm popping over to get HMSD2 now!

+1 vote     reply to comment
reyvaann Sep 1 2012, 11:40am says:

what's the sequel?

+1 vote     reply to comment
Elephant454 Dec 22 2010, 12:37pm says:

This is amazing. I played the whole mod through and I think it is one of the best Half-Life 2 Mods on this site. I'm going to go get the sequel right now!!!

+1 vote     reply to comment
8472 Creator Subscriber
8472 Dec 23 2010, 2:12pm replied:

Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for leaving a comment.

+1 vote   reply to comment
jo291 Apr 8 2010, 2:35pm says:

how do i get past the first blue beam on the hms defiance??? after playing for a hour i cannot for the life of me figure it out.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Elephant454 Dec 22 2010, 12:35pm replied:

Go into the room with all the crystals, go to the crystal at the back of the room and "use" it. Then you should be able to sprint through the blue force-field.

+1 vote     reply to comment
8472 Creator Subscriber
8472 Apr 8 2010, 7:12pm replied:

There should be, in a room facing the blue field, a stone basin with red liquid inside. Press use on the liquid and then quickly run through the field. Hope this helps!

+1 vote   reply to comment
Roasted-Salmon Apr 1 2010, 4:27am says:

i enjoyed this mod :) but the end was a bit boring... but cool mod!

+1 vote     reply to comment
8472 Creator Subscriber
8472 Apr 4 2010, 6:00pm replied:

Yeah, I quite agree - the ending was a bit dry. But glad you enjoyed the mod overall.

+1 vote   reply to comment
thegentleman Aug 30 2009, 8:29am says:

Nice mod. A little short but i liked all the custom made stuff (like the weapons. The short part on the actual HMS Defiance had me really on edge, really uber creepy. I look forward to playing the sequal (i'm still playing the Minerva mod at the moment).

+1 vote     reply to comment
8472 Creator Subscriber
8472 Aug 30 2009, 3:29pm replied:

Thanks for playing and commenting: glad you enjoyed it!

+1 vote   reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Half-Life 2 Icon
Developed By
Send Message
Official Page
Release Date
Released Jun 2007
Mod Watch
Track this mod
Community Rating



67 votes submitted.

You Say


Ratings closed.

First Person Shooter
Single Player
Embed Buttons

Promote HMS Defiance on your homepage or blog by selecting a button and using the embed code provided (more).

HMS Defiance HMS Defiance
HMS Defiance
Last Update
7 years ago
62 members