Spherical Nightmares is a Half-Life 2: Episode Two single-player modification. The story takes place in the Half-Life universe and you take the role as Gordon Freeman. Your journey begins in an unknown location.

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I played this a while back in a play test, and I had to admit its one of the better source mods ive played in a while. It has that old nostalgia feel to singleplayer games, where the story isn't incredibly blunt but more subtle and leaves it up to the player.

Wizard really got his own unique style of level design down, and I feel like this is just a must play, its visually great, and the combat is fun as hell.

A decent-ish mod, filled with competent gun fights, puzzles, and adequate pacing. Story starts off intriguingly but quickly fizzles out in favor of pretty much non-stop action, which is disappointing. There's some nifty set pieces, though - particularly the tram sequence. Everything else is pretty much run-of-the-mill but, as I said, competent enough.

Ended very abruptly and left me feeling very cold about the whole thing. I get the feeling you can do so much better.

One of the best HL2 mods out there. It's not long, but the level design is very strong, and most impressive are the wild west style shootouts with the Combine. This modder knows how to set up a battle sequence so that the encounter is challenging and diverse, but not so difficult it just becomes a slog. Very much enjoyed this as further HL2 throwback.

10

Such a great mod. Had no issues whatsoever. Level design is top notch and it was a blast the whole way through, took me a little over an hour. Recommended.

9

Great atmosphere and gameplay

7

Another short and sweet mod. The combat is well-balanced, but the thing I have the biggest beef with is the crosshair being gone. Lost count of how many magnum and crossbow rounds I wasted due to that annoyance. Aside from that, puzzles are present, but they're simple. Nothing new with weapons or enemies, but ammo is generous. The plot makes no sense and the mod ends abruptly. Overall, it's a fun play with good maps and combat if you don't want anything else.

9

Awesome work!

I never heard of this mod before, but when I played it, its pacing in both combat and story surprised me.

The combat was with good pacing and solid. This mod is hard, by the way, you will rarely get any armor.

The story took me away when it was revealed what is this "Spherical" name in the mod was talking about. As I appear to be retracing someone, somebody's footsteps, it all was clear in the end.

10

That's what I call great game design AND level design. Locations are beautiful, combat is really even more fun than in original HL2 - there are neatly placed covers and passages all over, AI scripted really, really well - enemies don't leave covers and good position and it feels like they really try to survive, they don't run at you like mad.

Also, the first few maps are really atmospheric. Like, really.

Though this mod doesn't have a well explained plot, it even adds to the overall feel - makes it more subtle and mysterious.

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Highest Rated (9 agree) 9/10

I played this a while back in a play test, and I had to admit its one of the better source mods ive played in a while. It has that old nostalgia feel to singleplayer games, where the story isn't incredibly blunt but more subtle and leaves it up to the player.

Wizard really got his own unique style of level design down, and I feel like this is just a must play, its visually great, and the combat is fun as hell.

Feb 27 2013 by HoliestCow