Darkness... My body hurts! Or is it my brain? The explosion! I remember it now. Maybe I'm in a coma? Or even worst, I may be already dead... Everything is so confusing... Zombies, monsters and ghosts from the past are filling my mind... Oh God, so many memories mixed with my dreams! I can't even distinguish them anymore. What if my entire life was just a nightmare? But it felt so real... Wait, what's that sweet voice? Sounds like a nurse! THAT is part of reality, I am sure. Now if I could just concentrate on this voice and try to wake up...
At the time, this was one of the funnest things around, and it's only a mod. And to this day - it's still super fun to play. It's got great pacing with action and puzzles, a decent plot, and it's obvious that a ton of effort was put in to every second. The game actually did creep me out a few times, but it was mainly just a blast to play.
I first played this as an 11 year old when I got my hands on a PC Gamer demo disc (each issue of PC Gamer was magical back then). I think I've played through this mod (and its sequels) close to 10 times since then. The story/sound/model/mapping work is all done with an eye for detail that I simply haven't seen in any other mod. I have yet to try out Paranoia but I plan to give it a go soon as it's mentioned often on threads concerning the They Hunger series.
If you are unsure about giving the game a try just download the mod (it's only ~70MB) and play for 30 minutes. You'll be hooked after spending that little amount of time in the game world Black Widow Games created all those years ago. If only They Hunger: Lost Souls had been completed/released!!!
I had an older review on here but that one was very harsh and based on an opinion I had quit a while ago. Now that I've gotten around to finishing this mod I think I should give it a proper review.
One of the oldest half-life mods. Hitting the scenes just a year after the classic game released. This mod isn't too terrible for its age. The level design is nice and there are some disturbing moments within as well, which for survival horror is always good to have. Though some good comes out of this mod it isn't absent of many flaws. The voice acting, oh man is the voice work bad. The mad scientist Dr. Franklin is just cringe inducing, and the monsters just came off as comical rather than scary, especially with cliched lines like "eat brains". Gameplay wise it isn't bad, plenty of nice weapons to get a hold of. However the mod really starts to drag on during the later levels and even gets redundant at times. The final boss was a neat idea but I think it emphasized a bit much on trial and error.
If your a hardcore fan of half-life and its modding community, than give this a try. Be prepared a for a pretty long play through and rather poor voice work, but some fun should come out of it.