The mod you are trying to view has ceased development and consequently been archived. If you are a member of this mod, can demonstrate that it is being actively developed and will be able to keep this profile up to date with the latest news, images, videos and downloads, please contact us with all details and we will consider its re-activation.

Mad World is a First-Person Survival Puzzle/Maze Single Player Mod for Half-Life 2 where surprises and deadly traps are just around every corner. Figure out the clues in order to survive.

Find your way out of this sick and twisted world before madness overcomes you. Solve the puzzles by applying the clues that are given to you. Think carefully because each turn or path could be your last!

-One World

-Levels filled with deadly traps
-Custom soundtrack adds to the atmosphere of the game
-Clues provide the player with choices
-Every chapter provides a new situation for the player

Andromeda Laboratories, 2025; Unknown to the public the United States government funded a biological and weapons maker known as Andromeda Industries. Andromeda Industries created everything for the US government from firearms to highly advance missile guidance systems to biological weapons. Following the success of there inventions for the US government, Andromeda Industries received trillions of dollars to open up a new research and development group to redefine the means of physiological warfare against the enemies of the United States. By 2028, Andromeda Laboratories created a device that could teleport subjects into an alternate reality suspending subjects into their own subconscious mind. The device was nicknamed "Mad World".

Secretly executives of Andromeda Industries decided to test their creation on their own people, people of lesser importance to the company. One by one lower end employees began to disappear within the company. Official word from the CEO and President of Andromeda Industries stated that the company needed to make major cutbacks. People began to question the reasoning behind the ongoing statements from the CEO and President of the company. Those who questioned them soon ended up like the others.

In the coming days Mad World will be complete and the enemies of the United States are about to experience madness like no other. But before it can be tested on the battlefield, one more test subject needs to be tested; designer and creator of the Mad World device, Doctor William H. Wells, former top research and development scientist at the Black Mesa Research Facility.

"The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means."

Image RSS Feed Screens
Mad World Mad World Mad World

Transmission 13241

6 years ago Feature 6 comments

This week William returns, Zeno Clash & Left 4 Dead Survival Pack are released, we decide to start trying to revive old/underplayed mods each week and Emanuel talks for almost 20 minutes about DLC.

Extended Show Notes


  • 00:00:30 - Off-Topic: Cat Discussion
  • 00:01:39 - William, Emanuel and Thomas

Podcast17 News

  • 00:04:00 - Retro gaming segment.
  • 00:04:00+ William and Emanuel’s Action Half-Life 2 Competition.
  • 00:08:30 - Emanuel’s Hard-drive issues.

Follow-up & Errata

  • 00:10:00 - Mad World - Half-Life 2
  • 00:11:30 - Modular Combat - Half-Life 2

Emanuel’s Apology Section

  • 00:15:30 - Emanuel apologizes for William not being here last week.

From the Mouth of Valve

  • 00:17:00 - Left 4 Dead: Survival Pack released.
  • 00:20:00 - Team Fortress 2 Mystery Update, with hat slots.
  • 00:23:00 - Steam Client Update released.
  • 00:24:00 - Off-Topic: Back to Team Fortress 2 hat slots.

Portal Releases

  • 00:25:30 - Rockfinger DEMO *Update*
  • 00:25:30+ The Beta Complex
  • 00:25:30+ Scrobesoft test chamber 2

Left 4 Dead Releases News

  • 00:26:30 - Left 8 Surviving (8 player survival mode)


  • 00:28:30 - Zeno Clash
  • 00:29:30 - Off-Topic: Emanuel talks about swine flu.
  • 00:32:00 - Combine Insurrection Demo - Half-Life 2
  • 00:33:00 - Combine Survival Beta - Half-Life 2: Ep1
  • 00:35:00 - ZombieMod: Source v1.10 - Half-Life 2
  • 00:38:30 - Sandpit - Half-Life
  • 00:40:30 - Countryside v2.0 - Half-Life 2: Ep2
  • 00:42:30 - Dangerous World Demo - Half-Life 2: Ep2
  • 00:47:30 - Manhack Arcade - Half-Life 2 and Missing Information 1.5
  • 00:50:30 - Let’s catch up with everyone’s lives (What did everyone play?)

Media Blitz

  • 00:55:30 - Kingdoms Collide
  • 00:56:30 - Versus: Blind Edge (p.k.a. Berimbau)
  • 00:59:30 - CURSE - The release date + the manual + the music + the secret.
  • 01:01:30 - Logistique Media

Listener Question

  • 01:03:00 - Jared Samples asks us about the reasons behind our stances on DLC.
  • 01:20:00 - Wrap-up.

Download Links

Follow-up & Errata

From the Mouth of Valve

Portal Releases

Left 4 Dead Releases


Media Blitz

Other Links

Transmission 13073

Transmission 13073

6 years ago Feature 7 comments

William was in Toronto searching for apartments so this week is just Thomas and Emanuel, not even a guest.

Modcast S02 E21

Modcast S02 E21

6 years ago Feature 31 comments

The Modcast is back for another week of news, features and releases for you all to enjoy. In this weeks episode Brian is back as well as the new face...



6 years ago Feature 0 comments

--------------Mad World Post-mortem---------------

Mad World

Mad World

3 years ago Full Version 3 comments

Alone and scared you find yourself trapped within a strange and twisted world. You awake to a similar voice calling your name. You have been chosen as...

Post comment Comments  (0 - 10 of 63)
GOD_MAN Aug 25 2012 says:

Make a lvel where combines abbear,but everything walks on head,then SOVJET SOLDIRE ANED CAT MAN APPEAR

It IS suppeser to be MAD WORLD,eh?

+2 votes     reply to comment
Shadowbyte Sep 16 2012 replied:

R.I.P. English language.

+3 votes     reply to comment
headcrap Sep 21 2012 replied:


+1 vote     reply to comment
norton2 Jul 12 2012 says:

I take the blame from something like that, altough I'm not going to play the mod, but most of these things are from a twisted imagination to say the least, but presenting bible stuff that way is kind of going to gross out everybody, not that the mod is bad, it's just weird.

+3 votes     reply to comment
SixthSage Jul 10 2012 says:

Really? I haven't yet played the game, but from what I heard, it's either really religious or creative. Now, if it's religious, just because you are Atheist, or believe another religion, doesn't mean all other religions are wrong. I myself am not very religious, and not Christian, but atleast I'm not a jerk about it. If it's creative:The very idea of fiction is for fun with things that are virtually impossible. I love fantasy and such, because it gives you the ability to enjoy anything you cannot enjoy in real life. So, my point is, don't be a jerk because people like other things than you.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Mrksmt9 Jul 2 2012 says:

given all the conceptual art and everything, was really disappointed with this bible mumbo jumbo.

+3 votes     reply to comment
MysteriousMan Jul 1 2012 says:

2 deep 4 me

+2 votes     reply to comment
Cremat0r May 25 2010 says:

I hope I did so, because believing in non-existant things is pretty much fail.
Sorry, that's what I think, if you are a prayer, I don't mind.

-3 votes     reply to comment
Cremat0r Apr 26 2010 buried:


It's not hard to say what i think.
As i played that mod, I thought that it was made by a 10 year old ****, whose parents are fanatic christian fascists.
But there is not only bad critic from me.
At least you tried
And now, **** off!
Because like it reads in the book Exofuck Jakob, psalm 8: You shalt get the **** off, and stuff your mod into your ***.

-5 votes     reply to comment
Zombb-Freeman Jun 12 2010 replied:

im an atheist but im tolerant of peoples religion so really stop being a troll or STFU as i really hate arseholes

+8 votes     reply to comment
ghostings Apr 28 2010 replied:

And I'm sure you're setting a wonderful example for atheists around the world.

-4 votes     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 2009
Mod Watch
Track this mod
Community Rating



91 votes submitted.

You Say


Ratings closed.

Puzzle Compilation
Single Player
Embed Buttons

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

Mad World Mad World
Mad World
Last Update
3 years ago
134 members