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...
There's a reason why this is one of the best Half-Life 1 mods. Not just because it's a game about killing zombies - the models, maps and weapons are all amazing. Adding to the fact that this trilogy was released by PC Gamer years ago proves that some mods can become successful with someone/some people who have the sheer amount of dedication and attention to game quality.
The first chapter is more or less a survival game - using your melee weapons to mow down zombie walkers although through the remaining chapters, you'll have access to more powerful weaponry. Since this is more or less a survival game, you can't afford to get hurt a lot since you'll not only face zombies, you will also face other horrors such as They Hunger's version of the headcrabs, dogs and re-animated skeletons.
Boss battles are handled well, especially the last battle between you and the infected sheriff - Both of you are trying to blast each other out while riding on you respective helicopters.
So if you are still reading this and you haven't even played the game yet - please DO SO and you will not regret it.
At first I was pretty skeptical about this. I never really thought zombies were all that fun, and I am usually somewhat sensitive about good having graphics in the mods I play, especially if the game is long or tedious. However, this was just amazing. The graphics were excellent even with the limits of the engine. Everything in the mod, the voices, the tape players, the graphics, the lighting, the characters, the tons of custom models, they were all top notch quality. "They Hunger" took me through a huge world with a complete and interesting story. It was an extremely long adventure with dozens of maps, providing lots of unique areas in this world to find and hunt many kinds of zombies. The map design was very non-linear, which was kind of a good thing. But some of the areas that I ran back and forth through were so large that I got lost pretty easily. But that didn't stop me at all from enjoying it. This is one of those great mods that exceeded most of my expectations right away, and it would be cool to see a Source remake.