Research and Development is a puzzle-centric mod for Half-Life 2: Episode Two featuring an unarmed player but plenty of violent mayhem.

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28 comments by Varsity on Jul 20th, 2009

PC gaming super-blog Rock, Paper, Shotgun loves R&D! In a new review Alec Meer praises the mod as "a seismic shift" away from the norm, telling readers that it is "as must-play as an HL2 mod gets":

R&D’s hook is that it’s essentially non-combative. Yep – you go without guns throughout (bar the ol’ Gravity jobbie, but hey, that’s more about construction than destruction here). Sure, you can tell an Antlion to claw someone to death or arrange to squash men with falling girders, but you’re definitely not Edward Pistolhands. It’s an environmental adventure game, taking the irregular physics and logic puzzles seen in HL2 itself and turning them into the game itself. Mazes, gravity, exploding microwaves and fire-retardant antlion carapaces all make an appearance – it’s very much a point’n’click adventure in an FPS engine.

If you still haven't played Research and Development, which requires Episode Two, download it now!

Update: Destructoid also has a very positive review.

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Jul 18, 2009 Full Version 52 comments

Updated 17 July 2009, fixed several issues & added a dynamic crosshair when using the keypads & lab buttons. Requires Episode Two.

Research and Development

Research and Development

Jul 17, 2009 Full Version 30 comments

Updated 17 July 2009, fixed several issues & added a dynamic crosshair when using the keypads & lab buttons. Requires Episode Two.

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Dune_Jumper Feb 5 2015 says:

The Steampipe fix worked flawlessly. The only problem I noticed was that the HUD was missing, which isn't exactly needed in this game anyway.

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Gylyan Mar 15 2015 replied:

Same problem here!

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roseniusm
roseniusm Jan 30 2015 says:

WoW! Just finished it and I LOVED it. Was a bit unsure about it in the very beginning, but it quickly grew on me. Worked flawlessly on my pc, no probs at all. This will definitely be replayed, I kid U not :) The ending was epic btw and left me with a big smile :D

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DarkElf9727
DarkElf9727 Feb 1 2015 replied:

I also replayed it recently, so much ingenuity in this mod, I only wish it was longer, or there was a sequel. 10/10

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Dune_Jumper Online
Dune_Jumper Jan 24 2015 says:

Why does Mod DB say this just updated?
Weird, a ton of mods say they were updated but aren't actually. How bizzare.

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden Jan 28 2015 replied:

They where listed incorrectly as HL2 mods, now they are under HL:Ep2. They specifically require it to run.

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RobosergTV
RobosergTV Dec 7 2014 says:

Полное прохождение мода c русскими комментариями:
Youtube.com
(Full walkthrough with russian commentary)

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AidenDemon
AidenDemon Jan 24 2015 replied:

Иди нахуй.

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Let me start by saying this was exactly what I was looking for when I began looking through the hl2 mods available here. For some reason I love any puzzle elements executed in the hl2 engine and enjoyed all the little puzzles you had to solve throughout the actual hl2 game itself and R&D pretty much mixes all those great moments into one sweet package.

Research & Development pretty much a perfect mod for any fps puzzle lovers and the only thing I can hope for now is a sequel :D

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