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...
Minerva is an excellent HL2 mod.
It encorperates the mystery and the syspence that is accorded to all Half-Life games; mod or otherwise.
I really enjoyed playing this mod. It was an excellent tangent to go out into. Our Benefactors have some mysterious stuff going on in iceberg-ish like islands.
Download and install this mod.
It's definitely worth it and is an excellent play.
Quick point-form review...
-High quality mapping
-Fairly long and actually complete
-Plenty of surprises keeps it interesting, solid action from start to finish
-Difficulty can be a bit high & inconsistant
-Confusingly restrictive and linear navigation sometimes detracts from the action
-Rather unimaginative storyline somewhat poorly delivered
Overall, above average quality mod definitely recommended. 9/10.
THE best Single Player Half Life 2 mod based in the Half Life 2 universe in my opinion.
Great level design, great concept, great ideas, interesting narrative elements.
And above all else, which is why I am bias with this mod...
It was made by one man, who later got hired by Valve.
An inspiration to us all and especially to me...
Excellent throughout. I cannot recommend this mod enough. Please, do play it. ^_^
Also, to those who comment on having HEV suit hands in this mod -- your "helper" mentions relatively early on that your suit's manufacturers were "more interested in science" than other things, such as long-distance communication. This implies that the suit is, in fact, canonically a Black Mesa Hazardous Environment suit. How it got into your hands before this mod takes place is for you to decide.