The Core is a total conversion single-player mod for Half-Life. Survive the disaster as Maurice Andrews, a low level engineer stationed in Black Mesa during the events of the resonance cascade. Seemingly trapped, Andrews must fight his way to the surface to survive.


It is incredibly difficult to put into words just how excited we are to finally share our official trailer with you , the unbelievably awesome community of ModDB!

Posted by Archie_SnC on Dec 12th, 2013

We want to thank the phenomenal community of ModDB so much for helping us get this far - I am being completely sincere when I say that if it wasn't for your unparalleled support this mod simply would not exist. Getting into the top 100 mods of the year for two years running is simply unbelievable.

As the mod has grown in popularity, so too has the realisation that this mod has to be the best we can possibly make it. Expectations are running high and we are trying our absolute hardest to create the gameplay experience you folks deserve for supporting us. It's for that reason that we don't actually have a download link to give you just yet, but we hope that this trailer will in some small way communicate our passion for this and let you forgive us for taking so long to release the mod.

With that in mind, here we have the first ever reveal of gameplay in The Core. You guys are amazing. Please vote for us in the Mod of the Year awards if you think we deserve it and have a god-damn fantastic day.

All the best,

Mod of the Year Awards

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xtmgmr Dec 12 2013 says:


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DevinShadowV Dec 12 2013 says:

does look promising

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Mr.Tomatoe Dec 13 2013 says:

Its kinda sad that modders can make a better version of a game than the developers could

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Archie_SnC Author
Archie_SnC Dec 13 2013 replied:

Haha! I appreciate the sentiment, but keep in mind that we have fifteen years' worth of technology and software advancement to smooth out our rough edges!

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digital_ice Creator
digital_ice Dec 13 2013 replied:

...including, like, 4 years of development of the mod itself.

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reubos Dec 13 2013 says:

Too much muzzle flash on that machine gun! I hope I can turn it off.

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ZikShadow Dec 13 2013 replied:

I take it you haven't seen the Half-Life HD Pack, you can probably replace it with another muzzleflash found in a lot of HL Mod sites, or replace the models with whatever you want.

This is HL.

Modding it when you know how to is great!

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neophus Dec 13 2013 says:

excelent I want to play now !

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BioDestroyer Dec 13 2013 says:

Incredible. Take as long as you need to make The Core the best mod it can be, I'm tracking it since when it was called Complex Opinion. I'll wait patiently for a great mod. :D

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA Dec 13 2013 says:

I like the humor, eta on release?

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alencore Dec 13 2013 says:

Cool! nice to see some really high quality hl mods are still being made.

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SabreXT Dec 13 2013 says:

Love how you show the pristine, shiny new offices, then cut to them in ruins and a war zone.

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Hezus Dec 14 2013 says:

Really cool stuff there!

You surely got my vote this year for Upcoming MOD!

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SysOp. Dec 15 2013 says:

Awwwwww so cool. Wish you the best guys. Your project is surely great. I'll totally play it once gets released :)

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RRCM_Rico Jan 12 2014 says:

Excellent trailer :)

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xXSUMÖGENXx Feb 7 2014 says:

no new weapons ?

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Archie_SnC Author
Archie_SnC Feb 8 2014 replied:

There are. Watch the videos.

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MrMe01 Apr 28 2014 says:

I found this ages ago via Gawker and have been following since December. Are you guys closer to a release? Seriously cannot wait to play this. It looks awesome!

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Urby Creator
Urby May 21 2014 replied:

Hey, thanks for the comment. We are still chipping away at it so technically we are always getting closer toward a release. :)

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