What is the HL: PARANOIA?

Paranoia - it is a our single-player modification for Half-life. You will play the role of a russian officer of the secret service. Your first impressions are that this mission will be just like any other, but you really have no idea what nightmares future events have in store for you...


- The unique game universe with the interesting characters and own story line.
- Levels based on the references taken from the real russian architecture and enviroment.
- New visual effects (bump mapping, gloss, detail textures, 3D sky etc).
- Improved AI of the enemy and friendly NPC.
- Improved aiming system (Iron Sight)
- Music from the famous Russian rock band named "SLOT" and our own tracks in "dark ambient" style.
- Subtitles system in russian and english languages.

Download the final version:

Download PARANOIA v.1.2


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The HOT QUESTION about SAFE PLAY: I've heard that playing your mod is a big risk for my STEAM account. The playing PARANOIA online can make my STEAM account banned by VAC. Is that true?

Answer: The anticheating services WILL NOT BAN YOUR ACCOUNT IF YOU PLAYING OUR MOD ONLINE. The VAC will detect opengl32.dll as a cheat in case if you will try to play another HL1 mod (CS1.6 for example) online on the server with VAC protection. We have NO PRECEDENT that some account was banned, because VAC just prevent you from playing on the server with anticheating protection. If you want to play online with other HL1 mods, just delete opengl32.dll file (or replace it to other detectory), but don't forget to put it back when you want to play PARANOIA. Without opengl32.dll in the Half-Life folder, the new graphic effects in PARANOIA will not be available.


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21 comments by BuZZeR on Dec 4th, 2012

It's been five years since Paranoia has been released! I just can't believe it, the time flies so fast! I want to thank everyone for all your support through all these years!

You might be wondering, is there a sequel, or another project in development? Unfortunately we are not planning any sequel for Paranoia, but right now we are working on a small multiplayer project. You can find some info about it right here.

Today I have something special for those, who asked me to show some old footage from the early development stage. I quickly put together some ancient videos. Have fun! :)

Download Paranoia v 1.2


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PARANOIA: The Game Edition v1.2.2 (RU/EN)

PARANOIA: The Game Edition v1.2.2 (RU/EN)

May 25, 2014 Full Version 28 comments

Meet a new state of the famous thrilling first person shooter - PARANOIA is released now as a stand-alone game, using a power of Xash3D Engine. You can...

PARANOIA: The Game Edition v1.2.1 (RU/EN)

PARANOIA: The Game Edition v1.2.1 (RU/EN)

Mar 28, 2014 Full Version 39 comments

Meet a new state of the famous thrilling first person shooter - PARANOIA is released now as a stand-alone game, using a power of Xash3D Engine. You can...

Dreamcast Paranoia

Dreamcast Paranoia

Oct 26, 2010 Full Version 29 comments

After years in development, we are proud to present the last release of Dreamcast Paranoia.

Paranoia DVD Cover

Paranoia DVD Cover

Dec 2, 2009 Wallpapers 17 comments

Paranoia DVD Cover designed by Red Slug. The archive contains PDF file for high-resolution printing.

German localization

German localization

Aug 7, 2008 Patch 7 comments

This is the German localization. The translation is made by UnkSoldieR. Enjoy!



Apr 9, 2008 Full Version 135 comments

The final version (1.2) of the PARANOIA mod with fixed bugs. Enjoy!

Post comment Comments  (70 - 80 of 2,303)
dragon24_rocks Jun 6 2013, 11:04pm says:

when i play this mod i keep crashing and i hate it alot is it missing a file or what?

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saltedDog Jun 7 2013, 5:39am replied:

Damn thing happening to me.I think there are problems with the mod.

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saltedDog Jun 5 2013, 2:20pm says:

I played passed some chapters but didn't like it.First of all NPC is very very very very very stupid.They always rush to the enemy and die.They don't think.They're scripted very bad.Monsters are stupid too.They mostly stand in a place and wait for you to come.I can kill them very easily.And there are lots of crashes.Lots of...Sorry guys.I didn't like it.

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Qwertyus Jun 11 2013, 10:01am replied:

NPCs or monsters can be stupid, but it's not a problem of the mod. It's an original problem of Half-Life. What about crashes - this mod and HL engine were created for a long time ago. So the mod was created for and tested with old versions of Half-Life, Windows and PC hardware. Moreover, latest Valve's updates of engine made many HL mods bugged or unstable.

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GGK-69 May 30 2013, 1:55am says:

Who's Alexander Kalashnikov? O_o
Found it when I read the diary in the beginning of the game(Major's room(?))

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BuZZeR Creator
BuZZeR Jun 1 2013, 6:04am replied:

Player=Alexander Kalashnikov

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greeneyedgirl927 Jun 5 2013, 9:31am replied:

I know, and Elber has not even recognized it.

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xX(Warrior250)Xx May 11 2014, 10:56am replied:

why are the Friendlies calling alex "Major" always. that made me thought my charactr has no name lol.

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wnuk2380 May 29 2013, 9:24pm says:

If Steam is deleting your opengl32.dll file, you can use the work-around of changing the properties to read-only.

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2ndHessBaneblade May 29 2013, 5:57am says:

i saw this mod at a firends and really wanted to play it, but whenever i downloaded a mod for half life, an error occures which says that this mod aint a valid function for half life, if this does not appeare and when i start the mod then the entire half life menue appeares in french and asks me for the disc. I have got the disc as well, but it always says that it cant validat Half life :(

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Released Dec 3, 2007
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Highest Rated (10 agree) 9/10

+ Awesome level design
+ First level is pure gold (bonus points if you are ex-USSR resident)
+ Quality custom content
- Somewhat average gameplay

Dec 11 2010, 1:55am by lgs

Lowest Rated (3 agree) 1/10

Crashes when changing settings in the options menu, crashes when loading areas, crashes during gameplay...this has to be the most unstable mod I've ever played!

Judging from the comments, the mod-makers aren't going to fix it. That makes it even worse, imo.

Jun 8 2012, 1:09pm by mcfly07

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