Nightmare House 2 is a horror themed modification for the Source Engine.

The mod started as a small map pack for Half-Life 2 in 2005. Nightmare House 2 is to continue the bizarre story of the stranger who had the misfortune to crash his car outside an old house with a horrific past.

In Nightmare House 2 you wake up inside an abandoned hospital with no understanding of how you came to be there, only a vague memory of the girl from Nightmare House haunts you. Soon it will be difficult to determine between a dream and reality. How long will it take you to realize that escape is not an option?

Nightmare House 2 is now out!


-Hen Matshulski - Project Leader, Level And Game Designer
-Harry 'eXeC64' Jeffery - Main Programming
-Carlos 'Charly' Sotelo - Source 2013 Porting, Additional Programming
-Christopher 'Guessmyname' Jones - Modeling And Texturing
-Viktor Greksa - Weapon Models, SWAT, Additional Models And Textures
-Pedro Calvo - Faceposer Choreography, Textures, And Video Editing
-Damon 'Inter' Kropp - Weapon Animations
-Yoav Landau - Music, Sound Editing, Zombie Voice
-Aidin Ashoori - Music
-Joel Summers - Weapon Sounds, Additional Sound Effects
-David Kingery - SWAT And Romero Voice, Additional Writing
-Danielle McRae - Emily And Announcer Voice
-Ido Tal - Website And Publishing

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Hello again and happy Halloween!

Today, just in time for Halloween, we’re proud to release an updated version of Nightmare House 2!

More than 5 years ago we released Nightmare House 2, which proved to be an immediate success. The mod was and still is very popular, however it was later broken by a Steam update. We tried to wait it out, but it soon became clear that NH2 would need to be updated as well.

Almost a year has passed since we resumed work. On the way some new members joined the team, and it became much more than just a quick fix, it became a full update, with us fixing many bugs and adding several new features.

And you can download it right now!

Nightmare House 2 (2015)



The mod now runs on Source 2013:

NH2 was originally created on Source 2007, the new version has lots of fixes, faster loading times, and other small tweaks. Most importantly compatible with the Steam update.

No Source games are required to run NH2:

That's right, you no longer need to own Half Life 2, Half Life 2 Episode 2, or any other Source engine game. NH2 requires only a registered Steam account.

Note: If you do not have any Source engine games installed, Steam will automatically download the base assets (several gigabytes in size) when NH2 will be launched for the first time.

Mac OSX and Linux support:

The release you’re about to download will run on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. One download, three operating systems!

New weapons:

NH2 originally had simple Half Life 2 weapon replacement models we found on third party websites. In the new version the weapons have been modeled, animated, and programmed by ourselves, and now look and behave differently than the original NH2 weapons.

New models, textures, and sounds:

We managed to get rid of all the third party assets we used in the original version. All models, sounds, and textures found in the mod were created by Valve or us, with the exception of some world textures from

Map changes and bug fixing:

We’ve added new things to all of the NH2 maps, tons of bug fixing, re-balance, and even some new things here and there we’ll leave you to find.

It’s also worth mentioning all maps got a full re-texture overall, you shouldn’t find any Half Life 2 textures now. (Special thanks to

Better visuals:

Using Source Engine 2013 allowed us to now have better lighting, screen effects, and sharper dynamic shadows.


This modification requires a registered Steam client.

  1. Extract the NH folder inside NH2.rar to: Steam\steamapps\sourcemods (if sourcemods doesn't exists create it).
  2. Restart Steam and Nightmare House 2 should appear in your game library.

Note that you are not required to own any Source engine based game (Half-Life 2, etc) in order for NH2 to run.

However, steam will automatically download the base assets when trying to launch NH2 without any Source based game installed, so get ready to download a few extra gigabytes.

If you do not know where your main steam folder is it can usually be found in C:\Program Files on Windows, and in your home directory on Mac OSX and Linux.

YOU MAY CRASH AFTER THE INTRO, to fix this do the following:

  1. Go to your Steam library, click on games, from the drop menu select tools.
  2. In the tool list find "Source SDK base 2013 singleplayer", right click on it, select properties.
  3. Go to the BETAS tab, you should see a little down arrow under the "Select the beta you would like to opt into" title, click on it and from the dropdown menu choose "upcoming-" and click close.
  4. Steam will download some missing files, when done, restart your steam and launch NH2 again.


Steam Greenlight:

Many people asked us to set a Greenlight page for NH2, we want to, but first we have to see if it’s still relevant, NH2 was released in 2010, and was a huge hit back then. However Greenlight didn’t yet exist, so we may have missed the boat.

However, if we see NH2 is still being played by lots of people, and is worth it, we will look into setting up a Steam Greenlight for NH2.

How can you help us:

Spread the word! Most of the people who will see this news article are people who have already played NH2 before. However there are many people out there hungry for horror games who simply don’t know about NH2. Tell people! Make let’s plays (We enjoy watching them)! Now that NH2 doesn't require any Source based games it is more accessible than ever, let people know!

There you have it, see you in another 5 years!

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Above are a few screenshots from the new updated version.

Nightmare House 2 - New version is coming

Nightmare House 2 - New version is coming

1 year ago News 54 comments

As some of you may know, Nightmare House 2 has been broken for quite some time now. But we come bearing good news!

Go check out Underhell Chapter 1!

Go check out Underhell Chapter 1!

2 years ago News 4 comments

Hey guys! Been a while since we posted news here, although not Nightmare House 2 related, we would like to let you know that Underhell Chapter 1 just...

Nightmare House 2 source files released!

Nightmare House 2 source files released!

4 years ago News 30 comments

Hey guys Hen here. It’s been a while since we last updated. As you may know Nightmare House 2 got the second place in MOTY, while the first place was...

Nigthtmare House 2 wins an award

Nigthtmare House 2 wins an award

5 years ago News 24 comments

During the GameIS 2010 event last night we won two awards for We Create Stuff’s latest releases. I had my camera with me so I took a shot of the cool...

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Nightmare House 2 (2015)

Nightmare House 2 (2015)

3 weeks ago Full Version 29 comments

Nightmare House 2 is a free, first-person-shooter horror modification, based on the Source Engine by Valve Software.

Nightmare House 2 source files

Nightmare House 2 source files

4 years ago Singleplayer Map 14 comments

The source files of Nightmare House 2. includes things such as vmfs, source code, etc.

Nightmare House 2: The Lost Files

Nightmare House 2: The Lost Files

5 years ago Singleplayer Map 9 comments

A pack of old content and development material, contains work from me and the rest of the team, taken from different phases of development which did not...

Nightmare House 2 Soundtrack

Nightmare House 2 Soundtrack

5 years ago Music 7 comments

The Nightmare House 2 Soundtrack, featuring the music from the game in high quality, with a few bonus tracks.

(OLD) Nightmare House 2 Release 1.0 (.EXE)

(OLD) Nightmare House 2 Release 1.0 (.EXE)

5 years ago Full Version 118 comments

The time has arrived. It was not easy, but after nonstop work in the past weeks I’m thrilled to announce that Nightmare House 2 is officially out!

(OLD) Nightmare House 2 Release 1.0 (.RAR)

(OLD) Nightmare House 2 Release 1.0 (.RAR)

5 years ago Full Version 45 comments

The time has arrived. It was not easy, but after nonstop work in the past weeks I’m thrilled to announce that Nightmare House 2 is officially out!

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IPIetya Nov 3 2015 says:

The improvements are great, however, what was Romero trying to tell about the core at the very end before Emily butchered him?

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NightBreaker1337 Nov 4 2015 replied:


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Dune_Jumper Nov 4 2015 replied:

It all makes sense now.

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NightBreaker1337 Nov 5 2015 replied:

It sure did.

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BlazeHedgehog Nov 3 2015 says:

It's nice to play Nightmare House 2 again, but I don't like some of the changes you guys made. I haven't played too too far yet, but here's some early feedback:

The new textures look too clean, and are kind of out place. There's also texture alignment issues, like on the broken steps leading out of the basement in the prologue. It makes me think of all of those weird Resident Evil 4 HD texture packs.

Some of the new music spoils the mood a bit; I think an older version of Nightmare House or NH2 had something more moody after the car crash in the prologue, if not outright total silence as you approach the house. It just doesn't feel creepy anymore -- it's a lot more cheesy.

And the biggest problem are the new weapons. I love the new animations (particularly the axe -- thank you SO MUCH for finally getting rid of those Crowbar animations), but the sounds they make feel really weird. The shotgun and magnum in particular sound REALLY weak and gross - I dislike them so much I think I might just replace their sounds with something from CSGO or Left 4 Dead before I continue playing the game.

Also, and maybe this is super obvious, but a lot of maps start with a "Node Graph Out of Date" error.

So, I mean, nicely done and all, and thank you for making this playable again, but... I mean, if it's not too much trouble... could you keep fixing it up a little bit? :p

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BlazeHedgehog Nov 3 2015 replied:

If anyone else wants them, here are my weapon sounds for Nightmare House 2 (2015). I mixed them myself in FL Studio.

They were mixed from the sounds contained in this mod, plus TF2, Left 4 Dead, and a couple other games. Extract the folders to:


No disrespect intended to any of the Sound Engineers at We Create Stuff that worked on NH2.

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BlazeHedgehog Nov 3 2015 replied:

Okay, finished my playthrough. Seems everything I didn't like were changes to the prologue specifically. Everything else is great, though I do have a couple of minor complaints:

1. Maybe I'm crazy, but it sounds like some dialog got re-recorded? Some of the dialog has a different sound quality than the rest, with a weird room echo. Seems weird and inconsistent.

2. When I got to this section ( ) the scripting broke. This piece of dialog did not trigger, and I ran around the room for 30 minutes because I knew what to do but couldn't get it to trigger. Once I reloaded my save, it worked.

Really curious about what you're hinting at here with some of the new dialog... ;)

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NightBreaker1337 Nov 3 2015 says:

Nightmare House 2 ******** moments:

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David_Jackson Nov 2 2015 says:

This is the most one of the goodest horror mods i ever played good job!!! ^^

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CreaseInTime Nov 1 2015 says:

Sad that you guys ditched the Uboa easter egg, but everything else is a major improvement! Good job!

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Dune_Jumper Nov 1 2015 says:

Will the new soundtrack be made available for download?

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Highest Rated (29 agree) 10/10

Awesome nightmare feeling! Better than FEAR or other horror shooter. One of the best, or the best mod in 2010.

Nov 20 2010 by cW#Ravenblood

Lowest Rated (3 agree) 4/10

Too much like F.E.A.R. and I wasn't too amazed by the last boss.

Sep 1 2010 by the-ghost

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