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...
One of two of my all time favorite Half-Life SP mods (the other being Ross Smith's Timeline series). The ambiance, detail and overall fun of this mod make it still stand out 10 years later.
I'll never forget playing this in the dark one night and actually getting shivers hearing all the ambient zombie sounds while running around the dark sewers.
The story is a lot of fun and the "You are what I eat" song at the end of TH3 was awesome. Highly recommend playing.
Great mod, only I think they could have done without the skeletons that fire the same electricity attack as the vortiguants (Islave) from hl do. It's just... bad. First of all it sounds annoying, they are really easy to kill, they look terrible compared to the rest of the monsters, they don't make sense... why do they fire the electricity stuff? Why are they skeletons? The mod should have sticked with just Zombies, Zombie guards and Zombie dogs. And perhaps one zombie frankenstein and a couple of Zombie buffalo. Same goes for the bullsquid & headcrab replacement which just look weird and should have been removed. Aside from that I think the mod had some nice new weapons, new objects, unfamiliar locations, some good ideas like the audio tapes, long length for a mod (I think its longer then Opposing Force!), but a poor storyline and 3 bad/out of place enemies.
(the crawling decapitated hands was a nice addition- a little reference to Adam's Family/Evil Dead 2)
Fighting off hordes with plenty of cool weapons never gets old, mixed with a corny story straight out of the 50's, with funny dialogue and some very atmospheric and even unsettling environments, plus a lengthy campaign and even a co-op feature, They Hunger is the best Half-life mod I have ever played. :)