Station 51 is a single player mod for Half-Life 2: Episode 2. You are on the run from the Combine closing in on your outpost. Can you escape?
I'm going to go right ahead and say that I don't remember last time when I played a HL2 mod which kept surprising and challenging me on almost every corner. The gameplay is really great, and I was really surprised how long it took to see the first "Loading" screen. I think the Airboat part might have been a bit longer, but it's being recompensated by being a frequent victim of ambushes. The balance is also pretty good, I spent most of my time using Shotgun and Gravity Gun but there were moments when I was glad that I have found Crossbow earlier in the game. Level Design on it's own is also on a high level, the only thing I could complain about a little bit was separating the map from the skybox with the big rock props which didn't made a lot of sense in some spots, also the factory in the background was mostly flat, I thought it could use some little roofs or whatever to just make them look less dull. But those are details really, overall the game is great and I was VERY pleasently surprised.
Highest Rated (7 agree) 7/10
I was pretty impressed at the start. The mod jumps right into the action with snipers, combine, dropships, etc. No tedious learning curve, since MOD-players are experienced players. The good design puts monsters below you, under you and make them flank left and right. After that the MOD sadly starts to decline. Before the zombie part you have to shoot the energy ball to unlock the door. There is no reason for that advanced security to be there and what makes it even more strange is that the gravity…
May 10 2013 by Hezus