Prequel for Half-Life. Mod allows to look and take part at the events before the Half-Life. You assume the role of Dr. Gordon Freeman. You will meet Kleiner, Vance, Barney, Rosenberg and others characters.

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russian langauge or not this mod is a good backstory


Cool. A few bugs but so far, awesome mod. Russians are cool!


Although is a good effort to introduce the plot of Half Life, doesn't have any continuity to me. We see nice reskinned characters that are crucial in HL2 plot, but the plot in this mod and its dialogues lacks interest. The alternate between russian and english voices screws the experience of feeling this mod as a real prequel. The puzzles and gameplay are way too plain, so I was never really engaged to them.

If you are really interested in the story of the entire Half-Life saga, this mod could be somewhat noteworthy. Otherwise, I would pass of this if I were you.


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Half-Life: Induction is the mod I have been wanting to find and play for years. This mod is a short but incredibly well made mod that tells the story of Gordon Freeman before the Black Mesa Incident. It may not have any action, but that is expected since it is before the B.M.I. The mapping and story is very well done. The English subtitles are a bit off sometimes, but it doesn't really get in the way of the storytelling much. I have to say that this is one of my new favorite mods I have played for Half-Life, and it should be yours too. So, if you want a mod to play that takes place before the Black Mesa Incident and want a bit more story about Half-Life, you should definitely pick this mod up.

Great little mod. It delivers just what it promises to do- a look at the life of Gordon and his fellows before the incident at Black Mesa.

Sure there was no action, but not that it said there was going to be any, so people that complain about that, should of just read the description more carefully.

Loved the design and overall feeling to it. Mappers did a fine job at making the levels match the known places of Black Mesa and its universe. I see that the developers have played all HL games including Decay which is always a good thing :)

Finally the only minus points I can give are for the fact that it was too short, sadly, and that it was only available in russian and the subtitles were good, but at times they were flashing too fast for me to read them in their entirity.


Мод сделан добротно, в него было вложено много сил, судя по результату. Досадно лишь одно: как только начинаешь проникаться этой атмосферой до Инцидента, мод заканчивается. Не слишком продолжителен, не хватило времени игры, чтобы прочувствовать и рутину, и относительную беззаботность тех былых дней. Не мешало бы иметь ещё несколько карт, что-то из оригинала, к примеру. Очень обрадовали сцены, напрямую отсылающие к Эп1 и т. п. Канон вроде выдержан, все в порядке, все кул. Ставлю 7/10.


The mod is so bad, that I would have rated 1. It is not INTERESTING.

If you wanted to make a backstory mod, take a bigger dip into the story.

But, I will give a 4 just for the effort and the maping. Very nice.


Although it is a nice idea in general to show the events happening before the Black Mesa incident, things could have been much more complex and detailed, and still there could be some challenge implemented.

Nice mod. Kinda short and no action but it works :)


This is one of my favorite HL mods hands down!

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Highest Rated (4 agree) 8/10

Cool. A few bugs but so far, awesome mod. Russians are cool!

Mar 19 2011 by tjdaroya