The Citizen is set parallel to the events of the original Half-Life 2. The player takes the role of an ordinary man, pushed over the edge by the oppressive regime controlling his life. His home trashed, his family dead, The Citizen leaves his apartment for the last time. He seeks new friends, and a way to help the human resistance to smash the iron grip of the Combine. What follows is a winding tale of betrayal, determination and grief. Many obstacles lie in his path which require a sleek combination of agility, stealth, intelligence, and sheer violence to overcome

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7 Dr.Doozer

Jun 25th, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't
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Overview: Overall, I found the mod to be a rather decent one (unless you count the voice acting, which I found to be nearly D-grade). Much like Half-Life: Precursor [which I know came after this, but so what? I'm doing a later take on this], nothing too earth-shattering, but a decent enough play that it merits the time.

Story: The story is a basic HL2 mod for you: new Citizen hates Combine, joins Resistance, fights Combine with arbitrary goal in mind. Though I couldn't help but wonder about some aspects: why is Breen doing his broadcasts from an office building when he could easily be safe up in the Citadel, where we've never seen him outside of? And what spurred on the betrayal? And why are Combine Advisers, who haven't been awoken yet, there? And why does G-Man suddenly come out of nowhere to help this random Citizen? Oh well.

Gameplay: Basic HL2 fare. HEV Suit somehow ends up on the player, collect the same weapons as you go along, yadda yadda yadda. Nothing I truly need to comment about. Aside from the stealth points, which were interesting. I would have liked to have seen more of that, but it still lost its touch when no matter what you did Combine Cameras and turrets spotted you. And the disguises were nice, but again very lightly implemented. It was a rather nice mechanic, though.

Mapping: Decent enough. Some rather dubious things, though, like the supposed Control Room only having a handful of couches and nothing else around. Some more detailing in the vents became apparent with a small pipe-fall, so that was nice. Though I always felt in some way like I was insanely cramped no matter what. No real breathing room, nothing beyond a direct hallway.

Voice Acting: Downright horrid. No emotion from any characters, particularly the Squad Leader near the end. I could tell he didn't care what he was doing and was reading off a script. If this project needs more voice acting in the future from better people, I'll do it.

In short, decent, but not really varied.

Mahboi88 says
10 Mahboi88

Apr 3rd, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't

This is one of the best singleplayer Half-Life 2 mods of all time. 10/10 Keep up the good work.

AGREGATo says
8 AGREGATo

Mar 25th, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't

Very good mod, with good gameplay and ideas!

Stoudemire15 says
10 Stoudemire15

Mar 25th, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't

This is no accept-ion of worthy. It is well deserved to play it.

Theevina says
8 Theevina

Mar 3rd, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't

This is a good mod with decent variety. I just wonder how the citizen survives before getting an HEV suit which still doesn't make sense.

Plato3 says
9 Plato3

Mar 2nd, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't
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Meh. It was very good. I got stuck on the sniper part. Then i got stuck in the yard [i still need help on dat] The little puzzles are amazing! Explicely the Sewers one. I love how you added GMAN in little places. like HL2 AND HL really nice.

Dr.MiddleFinger101 says
9 Dr.MiddleFinger101

Feb 19th, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't

Good story, but the voice acting is not very good.

lok_jokey says
2 lok_jokey

Feb 12th, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't
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Honestly this game annoyed the crap out of me. the story annoyed by stuff happening like the advisors showing up, this game takes place before they were activated why would they show up!! the voice acting was horrrible, no emotion at all when the combine traped you the camander say "man this is deep s***" in the most monotone voice at an extremely calm pase and as if he didnt care. and in the end for no apparent reason in the end of the game the g-man shows up and blows an advisor and then u end up in a courtyard with D0G just standing their and then it goes to the credits

SAZB says
8 SAZB

Feb 8th, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't

nice

Marzanna says
8 Marzanna

Feb 1st, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't

Despite "puzzles", quite interesting to play!

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