Back in 2005, the idea for a sidescrolling deathmatch mod was born on the Half Life Improvement Forums. Named Ragnarok Arena, it featured weapons and locations from many Half Life mods, squeezing them all into one massive multiplayer experience.

Enjoy a trip back to a time when bleeding edge graphics didn't matter, and where the idea of a third dimension was only dreamed of. Ragnarok Arena allows you to jump miles, gib your friends into little pieces with rockets and actually have a fighting chance without having the discomfort of having to move around on that stupid x axis.

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Ragnarok Arena, a sidescrolling deathmatch mod for Half Life has released it's third beta and it's a day early! How many times do mods manage to release BEFORE their projected release date?


In any case, the development team assures everyone downloading that the biggest nagging issues of the first two betas have been corrected and as such, the mod has become a major blast to play. With such silly issues having been fixed we ask everyone who was turned away by improper aiming and lack of options to at least give the mod another shot. As for those of you who have never played the mod before: Well. It's a sidescrolling game where you kill all your friends over the internet. We think that at least warrants a try.


We hope you enjoy the mod. It's been a blast making it so far and we can't wait to see where we take it in the future.

Third Time's a Charm

Third Time's a Charm

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Just when you thought it was completely dead, Ragnarok Arena comes rushing back with it's third beta release

Mods of 2006 - Editors' Choice

Mods of 2006 - Editors' Choice

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The gamers and players have spoken and picked their favorites and to keep things interesting, we didn't totally agree. Now it's time for the Mod DB editors...

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Ragnarok Arena: Beta 3 Patch

Ragnarok Arena: Beta 3 Patch

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It's the sidescrolling deathmatch action game's third beta in a lightweight, carb free patch for for those of you who still have Beta 2 installed.

Ragnarok Arena: Beta 3 Full

Ragnarok Arena: Beta 3 Full

Full Version 3 comments

Ragnarok Arena enters it's third season with Beta 3. The sidescrolling deathmatch mod has now received spines, so those player models can look up and...

Ragnarok Arena Beta 2 Full Install

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Ragnarok Arena is a sidescrolling Deatmatch/TeamDeathmatch mod for Half Life.

Ragnarok Arena Beta 1.0

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The sidescrolling mod for Half Life has finally been released! Blast your friends away on over ten different maps without that pesky third axis.

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sgtvishus
sgtvishus

i cant play the hl2 version :/ it says Only one instance of this game can be running at a time. and im SOOOOOOOOOO mad right now

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sgtvishus
sgtvishus

IT WONT LAUNCH!!! 1/10

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PunisherLex
PunisherLex

note if your not gonna play it dont give it good ratings so im going to give this a 1 so that people wont download it as much then get disapointed

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Yeayea130
Yeayea130

Correction. If Your Not Gonna Play It. DON'T RATE IT. Its That Simple. Play The Game First Before Going Full Retard.

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dr.pillz
dr.pillz

is someone playing?

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LandyRS
LandyRS

Won't work.

Can't load some sort of library in the "hlss" directory or something.

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Zakaroo
Zakaroo

It doesn't work for me and my friends, it's missing a hlss library?

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sicka11
sicka11

can i know a bit more about hlss, is tht a mod?

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LandyRS
LandyRS

Yea, I'm getting that problem as well.

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MiniHendrix
MiniHendrix

This needs bots.

Gave it only a 8, as it is like Super Shooter Bros. Melee, or something.

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