Modernised Doom. What more could you possibly want?
This mod polishes old mechanics until they shine like a neutron star, as well as add new ones to the mix. It is constantly updatet with new stuff, making it better and better as time goes on.
Remade weapons, remade monsters, remade difficulties, graphics ad sounds... It has everything you could possibly want from a modern FPS.
There are plenty of things to say about this mod. But I guess we could define it first of all like a classic in HL1 modding history yeah no doubts about it. Why? well because this is an old school mod, and now 14 years later since its release we could say we don’t have mods like this one anymore, not for HL1 nor HL2.
This is an old school classic, because as a mod has a pretty similar structure or layout, to the original HL1 game, you know, a big cinematic intro, pretty cool voice acting part (indeed in this mod maybe we have the best custom voice acted part for the G-Man ever created) and then pretty neat levels in which the story actually deploys itself.
The whole quality of this mod is overall high, and as I try this mod with the Ultra Definition pack available on Mod DB, which I highly recommend you to use if you want to play or, as my case, replay this mod, brings definitely a plus in gameplay terms, because thanks to that UD pack this mod feels as it was created yesterday, but not!! is from 2000, and you know what? its details are carefully polished that now in 2014 still feels fresh, exciting and pretty good.
Also this mod is a perfect example of how complex ideas, can perfectly be achieved in mapping terms, the scenarios where we play are original, fun and entertaining, the battles also are super cool in those scenarios, then the puzzles you may found are perfectly fitted inside those maps. The first map is amazing and absolutely does its mission of making you feel HL is not only about Black Mesa, you can also have adventures and great fights in places like the Himalayas or an Amusement Park, Half-Park actually, one of my favorites maps in mods for HL1.
I guess Absolute Redemption, or Redemption, whatever you like to call it. Is a classic because it was maybe one of the first mods in showing us what a mod is about, and is about precisely to modify an original game and still be fun and offer great entertaining value.
This game is a lot of fun! If you like simple score attack games, try it out. All you can do is jump and shoot. Your goal is to keep reactors from exploding (by shooting them to cool them off) while enemies run around. You get score by defeating enemies.
The real fun comes in the ever-changing weapons. Every 15 seconds your weapon will change to a new one, requiring you to change up your strategy a bit and re-react to the enemy locations and current state of the reactors.
That's all there is to it, but if you love classic arcade action, you will love this game. And hey, it is free!
I would have given it a 9/10, except a couple of things bugged me: when you die, you can immediately restart a game even if you're not prepared. You restart the game by pressing either the jump or fire button, which means you're probably going to accidentally start the game over immediately.
And secondly, there seems to be no way to custom-map the controls. I'd really like to play with my DualShock 3 (I don't have an Xbox controller to use) or with a scheme like A/D to move left/right, space to jump, left mouse to shoot... stuff like that.
INCREDIBLE. In every mod or strategy type game I've ever played there is always a fault. Whether it be game crashing or lag from other mods, or the AI being too easy to beat in games created by companies who are actually paid to make them. This mod is PERFECTION and normally I do not log into my account on MODDB (even though i'm on it weekly)however I felt the need just to review this mod.
So you're probably thinking shut up rambling whys it so good?
Well to begin with I haven't discovered any problems at all with this mod which in itself is damn impressive (1.0 release). Secondly the visuals of the ships, weapons fire, shielding, structures, etc look almost real. Theres so much attention to detail like ship debris which is just epic (looks like Wolf 359 all over again but bigger).
Since the latest release I still to this day have only played the one AI game and I still haven't finished it after several months with countless hours of gameplay. Why haven't I? Because i'm playing as the Federation and I managed to almost wipe out the Romulan and Klingon Empires (big mistake) until I was attacked by The Borg.
(bare in mind i also play the largest multi map)The Borg are extremely overpowered and i found myself in a war of Attrition straight away after my huge Federation Fleet was either decimated or assimilated (Yes they can get assimilated). I began to give up several worlds to allow the Klingons and Romulans to rebuild there Empires so i could forge alliances with them to fight back the Borg. To this day the war is still going and i still have a ton of fun playing it. I'm not sure if the powers of the Alpha quadrant can rebuild and push back the Borg as a united force i guess time will tell. But damn it's a fun challenge. If u don't like the mod then u seriously need to go to the doctors and find out whats wrong with u. The modding team needs to be employed for there work it's that extroadinary they should be millionaires....
This game is pretty funny and over-the-top. Yeah it gets really hard sometimes. But the sense of accomplishment is overwhelming when you finally get that last kidney in the right place. The physics do glitch a lot. Like object flipping out when you grab them and they fly out of your hands.Overall, pretty fun, just don't break your computer monitor...
Well, there ain't much to do in this game other than walk around, kill people, and get ran over by cars. I'm assuming more features are planned but as it currently stands it ain't the best thing out there. However, I did like the models and animations since they appear to be made from scratch instead of copied from a resource website and the ragdoll physics are a nice addition. The music is decent as well.