Report article RSS Feed Black Mesa v1.0 released

Prepare for an experience that you will find Nostalgic, exciting and fresh.

Posted by lodle on Sep 14th, 2012

Prepare for an experience that you will find Nostalgic, exciting and fresh. Black Mesa is a re-envisioning of Valve Software's seminal game Half-Life. You will re-visit the inaugural role of Gordon Freeman and his memorable journey through the Black Mesa Research Facility.

Expect tremendously detailed environments to explore, a huge cast of characters and experimental weaponry. All-new music, voice acting, choreography and added dialogue give way to a more expansive and immersive experience than ever before. In a nutshell, play Half-life the way we think it was meant to be played!

Download Part 1 and Part 2 from ModDB or Torrent it.


Once part 1 and 2 have been downloaded rename the files to include this format for part one and for part 2. Extract and copy files into sourcemods/BMS in your steamapps directory.


  • Play for FREE! You need not purchase anything!
  • 8-10 Hours of single-player gameplay, up to the Lambda Core chapter.
  • Feast your eyes on over 2,000 custom Models and 5,000 custom textures – more than HL2!
  • Experience over 2,000 choreographed scenes and over 6,500 lines of dialogue from all new voice acting!
  • Subtitles in English, Italian, Spanish, Norwegian, German, and Finnish!
  • Immerse yourself in an all new soundtrack and over 2,300 custom sound effects!
  • Feel the impact of custom systems such as the Face Creation System, Custom Gib System, Deathcam and more.
Post comment Comments  (250 - 270 of 270)
--Atlas-- Sep 19 2012, 3:11pm says:

Those guys did a better job than Valve.

+3 votes     reply to comment
WeeGee9000 Sep 22 2012, 3:36pm says:


+2 votes     reply to comment
Irikedownroading Sep 24 2012, 1:44pm says:

I made Megatron a peanut butter jelly then he tore my leg off.

0 votes     reply to comment
Half_life_Player Sep 25 2012, 6:07am says:

This game is good but it would be cool if you add more weapon than the ogirinal
Great graphic anyway
(bad at english)

0 votes     reply to comment
War_Crimes Sep 25 2012, 11:41am says:

i like to stab people

+1 vote     reply to comment
slocik Sep 29 2012, 8:07pm says:

lol this mod is still dead

0 votes     reply to comment
alghifari Sep 30 2012, 12:20am says:

thanks Black Mesa Dev Team, i'm very-very nostalgic for play this game. The years, I find this game for Source Version and i found it. :D

+1 vote     reply to comment
Play0n Sep 30 2012, 11:48am says:

Thanks for the mod, i enjoyed it with ambient occlusion & 3d vision.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Eternalz Sep 30 2012, 4:52pm says:

So is Black Mesa a complete copy of Half life?
Because I want to play Half Life but the graphics are not the best. And I don't want to play this if its not story-loyal to Half Life 1.

+1 vote     reply to comment
L34D Oct 1 2012, 6:47pm replied:

Its nearly the complete HL1 with better graphics and more details etc.

+3 votes     reply to comment
L34D Oct 1 2012, 6:47pm replied:

Its nearly the complete HL1 with better graphics and more details etc.

+1 vote     reply to comment
MasterionX Oct 4 2012, 12:12pm says:

Official Steam Release?

+2 votes     reply to comment
shadowninja0069 Oct 5 2012, 12:38am says:

for all the haters thinking hes lying,well i put some mods out on this site and they very pain stacing go through it before they put it on here at all.hell you have to make a full pg of alot of stuff before you can even see if they will put the mod on this site.So as afellow modder and moddler hes "not Full Of ****".

+1 vote     reply to comment
core.max2010 Oct 5 2012, 10:53am says:

Hey guys this is FANTASTIC Thanks You MOD

+2 votes     reply to comment
Velmarshal Oct 6 2012, 4:54am says:

Played it from start to end, got annoyed at some jumping parts, but that's just me hating jumping parts.
10/10 from me.

Just a question, the part with those three pumps, just after your first encounter with the oversized fish aliens, are we supposed to be able get to the other end without jumping trough the crushers, but by stacking barrels near the small container and jumping on them?

+1 vote     reply to comment
CyberDuke Feb 2 2013, 3:20pm says:

I discovered an interesting bug in Black Mesa during my walkthrough.

Before the Tentacles kills that guard shooting at them, I did a quick save. Then when I quick load, the Tentacles attacks the guard, but the guard doesn't die.

It gave me an easier chance of sneaking around the Tentacles.

How's that for a bug?

+1 vote     reply to comment
wmf776759 Mar 4 2013, 4:02am says:

Mod Of The Year 2012.

+1 vote     reply to comment
chiffmonkey Jul 4 2013, 6:52am says:

So... No news about the ending?

0 votes     reply to comment
iAmaNewb Aug 7 2013, 11:33pm says:

Mod of the Year, all year, every year.

+2 votes     reply to comment
DBuilder Sep 24 2013, 3:14pm says:

So what all does this v1.0 release contain? Does this have the On A Rail and Surface Tension remakes included?

+1 vote     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Report Abuse
Report article
Related Mods
Black Mesa (Half-Life 2)
Black Mesa Half-Life 2 - Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter
Related Games
Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter
Related Groups
Black Mesa Dev Team
Black Mesa Dev Team Developer & Publisher with 26 members