Scientist Hunt is a Half-Life modification which makes murdering scientists the objective of the game. There are two teams, and each team must compete to murder more scientists than the other team in one of three separate modes of play. SH also features two non-team-based modes of play with entirely different player scenarios, named Live In Fear and Madness. New features include enhanced scientist physics, completely new scientist AI, and much more.

This mod was developed by Rich Whitehouse ( and Brian McClelland (Hondo). The last official release (1.2) was in 2001 for the WON version of Half-Life but fan-made patches exist for the Steam version. It is also playable on WON2 and will also be playable on NeuWON.

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Steam version

5 years ago News 2 comments

A Steam compatible version of Scientist Hunt has been released! This is small update fixes errors when running on the Steam platform, such as lack of key bindings. The changes are:

Ingame action Ingame action Hundreds Of Scientists

  • Added Steam support
  • New splash screen
  • New games icon

This is an optional update as no core files have been changed. The original mod was created by Rich Whitehouse, I merely converted it. If anyone is interested I can run a dedicated server for a few days.

Joining Scientist Hunt servers

Joining Scientist Hunt servers

4 years ago Other 0 comments

You want to murder scientist with friends?You want to feel scientist gibs with friends?Then here is a advice for you!

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Scientist Hunt 1.2

Scientist Hunt 1.2

5 years ago Full Version 4 comments

This new version includes a Linux port and increased stability and a server option to disable player killing among other changes.

Scientist Hunt 1.2 Steam by ShadesBot

Scientist Hunt 1.2 Steam by ShadesBot

5 years ago Full Version 12 comments

This is a Steam compatible version of Scientist Hunt, which will fix issues with key binding. The following has been changed: - Steam compadibility ...

Scientist Hunt 1.2 Linux Server Unofficial Tarball

Scientist Hunt 1.2 Linux Server Unofficial Tarball

6 months ago Server 0 comments

This is an archive I made of the Scientist Hunt Linux Server. Rich did a silly thing where the library for the server was included in the Windows release...

Scientist Hunt FGD Hammer File

Scientist Hunt FGD Hammer File

6 months ago Mapping Tool 0 comments

Note: I had to put this in a zip due to the way ModDB's file uploading works. Uploaded for historical (and modding) purposes. This was grabbed from Rich...

Scientist Hunt 1.2 Upgrade

Scientist Hunt 1.2 Upgrade

6 months ago Patch 1 comment

Uploaded for historical purposes. This was grabbed from Rich Whitehouse's site.

Scientist Hunt 1.1

Scientist Hunt 1.1

6 months ago Full Version 1 comment

Uploaded for historical purposes. This was grabbed from Rich Whitehouse's site.

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ST6 Oct 20 2015 says:

This mod is freaking funny!

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Half-Rats Sep 18 2015 says:


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4Simp Sep 18 2015 says:

Will you update this mod so it will use High-Def Pack models?

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Joebama Sep 23 2015 replied:


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Guest1982 Sep 5 2015 says:

Poor cientists...

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Weperlol Jun 29 2015 says:

Pretty cool mods, too bad there at no servers at all...

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TheFriendlyHeavy May 30 2015 says:

Any steam servers? Or do I have to dig through my CD collection for half life platinum and get this installed onto it and get WON2 installed then fix my CD popout tray?

I see no servers when I click Find Servers

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Xylemon Creator
Xylemon Jun 2 2015 replied:

I host a WON2 server for Scientist Hunt, however I may just host a Steam server for it as well if people really do want to play this on Steam HL. I suppose that's how I played it initally too.

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Greenchumtoad Jul 13 2015 replied:

Please do.

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staffssuckshit May 18 2015 says:

Oh, an update.

What update is that? Looks like nothing change.

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Xylemon Creator
Xylemon May 19 2015 replied:

Just transferring the ownership to me is all. This page needed some serious updating...

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HeadCrab-PRO May 24 2015 replied:

New content cooming any soon ?

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Guest May 24 2015 replied:

Well I plan on re-uploading all the old releases of Scientist Hunt, and perhaps there something else... (oh damnit, I forgot to login when I commented).

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Highest Rated (2 agree) 10/10

one of the best half life mods i've tryed..

you get 3 new weapons to kill scientists that is fun

Feb 7 2012 by ThatMercenarySnake

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