Made by Gearbox Software and originally released in 2001 as an add-on to Half-Life, Blue Shift is a return to the Black Mesa Research Facility in which you play as Barney Calhoun, the security guard sidekick who helped Gordon out of so many sticky situations.

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Hello again everyone.

This has all been so overwhelming, the reaction to my work has much more incredible than I could ever have anticipated.

My intention was to make something that would reflect what Half-Life meant to me - the horror, the comedy, the action, and the realism of the world around you. Half-Life and it's many community made mods have stuck with me my entire life since I was young and changed the way I looked at games. A lot of the feedback from you all so far seems to show that I might have made some other people remember the same feelings Half-Life brought us when it was first released.

You are all brilliant. All the feedback, videos, reviews, comments have all meant the world to me. Thank you. I dabbled in Half-Life level editing when I was a teenager (sometime around 2000/2001), and never went back to it, but I decided to try my hand at making something worthwhile to release, around five years ago - perhaps spurred on by a lack of Episode 3. A lot has happened in this time - and releasing this marks the end of a long journey for me. The reception I have received has definitely made it all worth while.

I have just released v1.2 - which I hope should fix the last few crashes. A couple of minor bugs may remain, but I no longer have any real time to spend on this aside from fixing issues that prevent it from working - but please do not hesitate to send any issues to me.

On a personal note - I have something to ask. A few months ago, I became a father to the most wonderful little boy in the world. However, when he was born, we found out moments later he had an un-diagnosed heart condition which meant he would not live without immediate open heart surgery. For my wife and I, this was the hardest and most difficult time of our lives, but thanks to the incredible team at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow - he has made a full recovery after surgery and is expected to lead a normal healthy life. There is nothing that can prepare you for this kind of situation, and not everyone is as fortunate as we were.

I would like to ask - if you enjoyed my work and have the means or the inclination - please make a donation to the Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity to support these wonderful people who saved my son's life. Donations will help save, help and enrich the lives of other children.
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Thank you, James

Half-Life: Echoes has been released!

Half-Life: Echoes has been released!

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PS2 Blue Shift - Final release

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I can't believe that it is a final release and that this project came this far from ugly buggy proof of concept.

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Half-Life : Echoes Release Date and Trailer

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Half-Life : Echoes final polish

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A complete version of Echoes is being play-tested for final bug testing and polish. I will be releasing soon.

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Half-Life: Echoes .exe file - Version 1.1 - Requires Windows and the Steam version of Half-Life. This will not be compatible with old saves.

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headcrabax
headcrabax

Easy!!

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hafidin
hafidin

how to download blue shift without mod ?

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FLOPMAN
FLOPMAN

i bought the game in the store but won multyplayer wont work help plzz!

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PMDLEADERSHINX
PMDLEADERSHINX

Multiplayer is only possible with Blue-Shift Unlocked and Blue-Shift CoOp installed. Made as a stand alone game, it does not working like the other games.

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wawa26
wawa26

Now i remember play this game on my Pentium III PC.

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emrebil
emrebil

I need blue shift v1.0.0.1 patch for open my custom maps with blue shift but i can't open this patch. Can anyone send me files in this patch?

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Garyn Dakari

Just finished HL1, HL:OF, and HL:BS.

HL was near perfect in my mind, 10/10 all the way.

OF added some fun new weapons and gameplay mechanics, but almost nothing to the story. And the main character and villain just seemed to be copies of the ones from HL. I liked that one boss fight though, where you had to turn on the Gearbox, activate the Steam vents, and turn the Valve to kill the beast :P 8/10

BS didn't add any new gameplay or weapons, which was slightly annoying, but it made sense. It cleared up a few things about the story which was good, and the Gordan cameos were pretty funny. It was also really short and REALLY easy. I didn't ever die against an enemy in the whole game, and it only took 2 hours to play. And, without spoiling anything, I thought the ending was kinda lame. I'd give it a 7/10

All in all, I loved HL, and liked the expansions. I'll call HL a "Must play" and recommend the expansions if you like HL.

Haven't played HL2 yet, so no rating on that ;)

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djwizzle9001
djwizzle9001

PLAY HL2 (if you havent already)

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lolznoboz
lolznoboz

HL2 sucks

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deadlife101
deadlife101

Now all you need to do is play the last gearbox expansion, which is the hardest one, HL: Decay.

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Highmist
Highmist

yea, the Blue shift ending was kind of dull. I have yet to beat OF, because i got stuck in an area with absolutely no HP D:

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Apr 12 2012 by ThePooptickler

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