The true method of knowledge is experiment. So, strapped to the underside of a stolen Combine helicopter, you're part of my latest scientific investigation. Objective: To infiltrate and observe this peculiar little island a few miles off shore, its heart burrowed out by our ever-loving benefactors...

Review RSS Feed Held says
8 Held

Nov 7th, 2010 1 person agrees 0 people don't

it's very ... drab

after some time you want changes, some eye candy but you don't get it

Bimbus says
10 Bimbus

Jul 25th, 2014 0 people agree 0 people don't

Unexpectedly gooood! No connection to HL locations. New story. Original progress in the game. MINERVA is the BEST MOD for me. Nice sound.

Malkadir says
8 Malkadir

May 3rd, 2014 0 people agree 0 people don't

A very well made mod outside a few things:

The texts can be hard to read, not having enough time to read in peace was oftenly a problem.

At times there's just too many enemies and not a single one at others when you'd expect at least someone guarding the room.

The first layer of the base wasn't always using assets fitting the background (this isn't City 17 obviously).

The endless zombie wave can be problematic if you don't find what to do, having zombies spawning all the time didn't help.

Eldritch_Abomination says
4 Eldritch_Abomination

Apr 9th, 2014 0 people agree 0 people don't

I think that this mod is overrated, I have heard that was one of the first mods available, and sure by those standards it is amazing, but people have called this the best mod ever, and by today's standards it doesn't hold up. Their isn't really much variation in the gameplay from half life 2, which is a shame because the actual combat was pretty bad in HL2, mostly because the weapons were terrible pea-shooters that had little impact. The fact that there are no new weapons harms the game pretty badly as the game is mostly combat, now my memory is pretty fuzzy but I remember the story being a kind of infiltration mission, but the thing is the character of Minerva, the computer SHODAN clone thing doesn't really get much back story and seems hopelessly confusing. I give it a four out of ten, because of some truly impressive set-pieces, but I don't want set-pieces in my Half Life, I play half life 2 because you have so much freedom compared to most games these days. Half life 2 also had pacing and pauses in the action, in this mod theirs neither, you just dropped by a helicopter and shoot some dudes. Now to some this may seem like a hate speech, but I am only doing this because I want to have a community that can recognize when something is revolutionary, but after time has passed can see past the nostalgia and see that this is nothing more than a map pack, sure it's a pretty good map pack, but I play half life for the story and atmosphere, not the gameplay, and I think most can and will agree.

markic92 says
9 markic92

Mar 4th, 2014 0 people agree 0 people don't

Great mod! I recommend!

patel7 says
10 patel7

Dec 16th, 2013 0 people agree 0 people don't

An excellent Half-Life 2 mod with a level of quality that makes it feel as though it was taken from the game itself.

michaelfiamski says
10 michaelfiamski

Dec 8th, 2013 0 people agree 0 people don't

One of the best Source Engine mods out there!

oldfox says
10 oldfox

Nov 20th, 2013 0 people agree 0 people don't

This is what Half-Life 2 was meant to be. The intensity and gameplay is fantastic. I have played all of the Half-Life series and this is up there in the top 5.

beautifully96 says
10 beautifully96

Oct 30th, 2013 0 people agree 0 people don't

Amazing mod!

sagesh says
10 sagesh

Sep 6th, 2013 0 people agree 0 people don't

It's like you're playing a free, official DLC for Half-Life 2: Episode One.

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