Dark Interval is a restoration/revision mod that lets you play Half-Life 2 as it could have been: with custom maps, new voiced dialogue, new models and textures, all based on Valve's early concepts. The mod is released in episodes, the most recent being Dark Interval: Part I - an intro chapter to the bigger story.

Theevina says

Early access review which may contain spoilers

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Dark Interval offers a convincingly grim alternate HL2 world (the beta story).

Some thoughts:
- Have a couple different Breen speeches play, not just the one about instinct over and over again.
- You need to find a new voice for the vortiguants. Sorry.
- The outside areas are beautiful (in a dystopian way) but some inside areas, particularly tunnels, look too geometric, simple, and clean.
- Put some kind of particle effect inside the telepod? Now it's hard to tell what's causing the player to teleport.

Although i's not perfect, I have great faith in the future of this mod.

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Highest Rated (14 agree) 10/10

As of date, this is the most complete and well-done take on the old storyline. In addition, despite being the beginning of the game, there is plenty to offer in terms of gameplay. I'm definitely looking forward to the next chapters

Apr 22 2017 by TheZealot