You've missed me, haven't you?

I am Hypatia, murdered for her beliefs, discoveries ignored by fools, name stricken from record. I am Joyeuse, an infinitely cutting blade wielded by an ignorant tyrant, for a cultural renaissance based upon military might. I am Athena, hunter and scientist, covertly guiding long-dead warriors for my quiet purposes. And as they say, technology and violence are a girl's best friends; power is eternal delight.

Times have changed, moved on. I have forgiven my past enemies, but now in repentance I must forgive my colleagues; their actions have brought on more constructed suffering than your world has ever previously known. Walking among the fires of my forgotten home, dismayed by the torment and insanity of our unwitting hosts, ignored by long-absent angels, I studied their downfall.

In short, I must create my own system, or be enslaved by another. And in this, I have an advantage. Your ancients were superstitious, deluded zealots, prone to inflation of already impossible, beautiful claims. My adopted forefathers are different, their scattered, discarded playthings more conducive to a meaningful imposition of my thoughts upon our captors.

Fragments of these minor, pivotal dialogues may soon periodically appear, released from an uncertain, unwelcome future where my previous, abortive attempts at reconciliation may go forgotten. No more restraint, I am too strong for that.

I am Minerva.


Now available on Steam - this new, director's-cut, visually-and-functionally-improved, bugfixed edition hereby officially replaces any previous versions you might have lying around!

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MINERVA on Steam

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It's taken long enough, but via lots of nagging and prompting from fellow Valve employees I've finally got round to getting MINERVA, the Half-Life 2 mod which got me a job at Valve, up on to Steam. It was originally released in late 2007 to pretty much universal acclaim, but now there's a super-fancy Director's Cut edition with tweaked visuals, bug fixes, better puzzles and all kinds of subtle improvements. Nothing hugely new, just old stuff tidied and polished for this re-release.

Expect the usual single-player shooting and puzzles, a healthy dose of mystery and plenty of on-screen dialogue from the unseen Minerva, who guides (and insults) you on your journey through a vast Combine underground facility.

It requires Half-Life 2: Episode One as a base - but once you've got that, the mod adds quite a few hours of free, arguably Valve-quality gaming.

MINERVA: Metastasis on Steam - download and install here!

This version officially replaces any previous versions you might have lying around - huge thanks to Tom Edwards for his Officially Unofficial patch which was used as a base for this updated edition. This release also includes the French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian and Spanish language packs kindly provided by LocWorks - just have your Steam client's language set to whichever you prefer and you will automatically get a fully localised version of MINERVA to play through. While I'm at it, I'll also thank Joseph Toscano for the fantastic MINERVA soundtrack, as well as the many and varied Valve employees who helped me out with this slightly unexpected re-release.

Thanks for playing!

Officially Unofficial Source 2009 patch

Officially Unofficial Source 2009 patch

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This patch solves the problems caused by Episode One's upgrade from Source 2006 to 2009 (yes, we know it's 2011 now).

Minerva Metastas-11-04-2010 Patches out!

Minerva Metastas-11-04-2010 Patches out!

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Patches for MINERVA: Metastas out that address problems caused by May-2010 STEAM /Mac enabled Engine "update" which screwed up a bunch of mods.

Fix for May-26-2010 engine rewrite out!

Fix for May-26-2010 engine rewrite out!

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2010-09, Patch for Minerva Metastasis out!...This patch addresses the problems caused by the May-26-2010 "update. NOTE: There is a one-click solution...

MINERVA: Metastasis - Language Packs Released

MINERVA: Metastasis - Language Packs Released

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The French, Polish, Russian, German, Spanish and Italian language packs for MINERVA: Metastasis are now available.

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Officially Unofficial Source 2009 patch

Officially Unofficial Source 2009 patch

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*** Now made obsolete by the improved Steam edition, I've left this up mainly for historical reasons. ***

MINERVA: Metastasis - Polish Language Pack

MINERVA: Metastasis - Polish Language Pack

Patch 7 comments

*** Now made obsolete by the improved Steam edition, I've left this up mainly for historical reasons. ***

MINERVA: Metastasis - Russian Language Pack

MINERVA: Metastasis - Russian Language Pack

Patch 8 comments

*** Now made obsolete by the improved Steam edition, I've left this up mainly for historical reasons. ***

MINERVA: Metastasis - German Language Pack

MINERVA: Metastasis - German Language Pack

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*** Now made obsolete by the improved Steam edition, I've left this up mainly for historical reasons. ***

MINERVA: Metastasis - Italian Language Pack

MINERVA: Metastasis - Italian Language Pack

Patch

*** Now made obsolete by the improved Steam edition, I've left this up mainly for historical reasons. ***

MINERVA: Metastasis - Spanish Language Pack

MINERVA: Metastasis - Spanish Language Pack

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*** Now made obsolete by the improved Steam edition, I've left this up mainly for historical reasons. ***

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Twitcherus
Twitcherus

Difficulty felt hart but all in one good work!
Full Walkthrough:

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BAMBARASH
BAMBARASH

Где мод?Одни патчи

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BionicCoyote
BionicCoyote

Here's a full playthrough of this awesome mod! Enjoy

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doitall
doitall

Here is part one of a multi-part playthrough of this mod, feel free to use the footage for whatever!
Hint: 14:52 has best jumpscare

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Roon_Moonlight
Roon_Moonlight

The Graphics, Storylines are great. However, there is a many combine soldier, which make you hard to pass, by comparison with Half-Life 2 Series. Combine Soldiers need to be reduced in the game, and also it could be better if the author added the Shotgun Combine Soldier to the game.

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empleat
empleat

I am trying to install mod on non steam version, i downloaded it from here. Installation said it created desktop icon, but nothing and inside mod folder is nothing aswell. How do i launch this ?

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SkulpingStarlight
SkulpingStarlight

Makes me wonder if the creator still works at Valve now that they don't make single player games anymore. Or if he was working on and partly responsible for that card game...

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kroww5h
kroww5h

From what I remember Adam was still with Valve when Alyx came out, I think it's probably safe to say he still works there.

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Warinaki1234
Warinaki1234

Lo probé y es hermoso la historia y lo mas importante cuando estas cerca del final me encanto lo jugué en steam e instalándolo manual y con la versión de MMod
te lo recomiendo 9.9/10 el 9.9 es porque me gustaría que el que te manda mensajes hablara / English versión I tried it and it's beautiful the story and most importantly when you're near the end I loved it I played it in steam and installed it manually and with the MMod version
I recommend it 9.9 / 10 9.9 is because I would like the one that sends you
messages will speak

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