Black Mesa: Uplink is the recreation of the Half-Life demo (HL: Uplink) released by Valve in early 1999 which featured content that was scrapped from the original storyline.

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Awesome for a remake of a demo.

It's very good and the atmosphere makes it special!


As I'm not good for reviewing games, I'll just write down what I think is worth pointing out.

It's an overall amazing piece of work.
The soudscape is fantastic, although more background explosions in outdoor areas could have done it way better.
It stays really true to the original game from 1999
Although some things have been changed, they actually changed for a good reason and for a higher level of realism.
Playing with commentary nodes is interesting and worth a second playthrough.

Some lights are way overbrighted, giving a somehow unrealistic feel.
There are some other lightning artifacts here and there. One good example is the strong white light going straight through the vent ducts near the end.
Some areas could have used more detail and revision.

All in all, a short, yet totally fun experience worth the download and playthrough.

Great remake of one of the best demos ever.


While the level design is not as gorgeous as the original Black Mesa Source, the scripted sequences are very well done, especially in the end. Very impressed.

Nice mapping, but some disbalanced battles.




Awesome job


ubilambda says

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Great mod!

I killed the scientist and security guard with chair and took his pistol to start with advantage :)

Then, in the final chapter, I saw both of them alive.

All in all, an amazing experience despite small issues.


Looks great,
only things that bugged me was a bit to bright light at some spots
Like in the elevator in the begining & the controll-panel
in the storage-container-room.

other then that,
the enviroment looked amazing,
especially liked the parking lot area & the water-towers/fuel-silo(?)
or what they're called in english near the fence.

the music in the satellite dome was great, loved it!

Shame though that u didn't use the HL1 vortigaunt models
instead of the BM one.. =/

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Highest Rated (6 agree) 10/10

Awesome for a remake of a demo.

Dec 17 2012 by TheBoxNoob