Day Hard Complete – Half-life 2

for Half-Life 2


DayHard is a single player adventure set before the events narrated in Half-Life 2. You play as Gordon’s brother, Morgan Freeman. He’s not timid like Gordon: he’s able to talk to people, and even to make comments on the situation! Unbelievable, huh? What’s the story? Well, let’s just say that one day Morgan finds the Combines knocking at his door: from then on, it will be a constant fight for survival (We hired Wilbur Smith to write this script).

Throughout his journey he will face many obstacles, fight tough enemies, but also meet few special friends… Even without a fancy suit, or an acceptable knowledge of gravity, Morgan will have a valid arsenal at his disposal, including a shiny katana.

DayHard focuses on being funny rather than revolutionary. A huge amount of scripted sequences are used to give life to idiotic moments, memorable cutscenes and a very rough storyline. The focus here is on action and humour: if you remember that you’ll enjoy the ride. Particular emphasis was also placed on the production of custom voiceovers; expect professional quality. Do you want boring numbers? Here: The mod features 6 playable maps, over 150 new textures, 16 models, more than 150 custom voiceovers, and tons of virtual sweat.

Basic Details
  • Title: Dayhard
  • File Name: hl2-sp-dayhard-complete.7z
  • Size : 111.77MB
  • Author: Smanu85
  • Date Released: 16 December 2005

Download Options

The PP file for Dayhard Complete is already patched with the 02 Patch and 03b Patch so it is up to date as of 02/09/2013.

Download to your HDD [111.8MB]

Installation Instructions (Steam)
  • Extract the DayHard folder into your Sourcemods folder
  • Restart or start Steam.
  • DayHard should now be listed in your Library tab.

If you require more help, please visit the Technical Help page.


A walkthrough for this mod is available. It is in PDF format. You may be able to open this directly in your browser, depending on which one you use and its version or alternatively you can download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader


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Reader Recommendations
Avoid It!
Think Twice
Play It Later
Play It Now!

15 recommendations, average score: 4.4 (out of 5), standard deviation: 1.04 (what's that?)
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Meta Review Data
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Time Taken:
Average: 2 Hours, 4 Mins
Shortest: 2 Hours by JellyBeanDude27
Longest: 2 Hours, 7 Mins by Ade
Total Time Played: 4 Hours, 7 Mins
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  1. Denizen
    Think Twice

    Didn’t care for it. Lack of polish. Teenage-feel all over.

  2. Robspace1

    Just finished it and loved it! Great humor, something lacking in most mods and nice scenery. It could have used a little more flash and a few more puzzles but other than that it was alot of fun

  3. desertalienz

    Very good mod, BUT, near the end, and the end STUPID. I missed 1 head crab in the restroom, and because of that, I could not progress, and had to battle a antlion guardian, that could not even be killed with impulse 101. Went back down to the restroom, and killed that one lone headcrab, and the antlion guardian was gone. Didnt even need to battle him.. DUMB. Then, the end, there was none. Everybody jumps into a pipe, black screen, goofy music. Not even a cheesy “THEE END.” Just a black screen, LAME! What a shame, because the rest of them game was good.
    Worth playin, but disappointing…

    1. James

      Have you ever heard of something called SPOILER ALERT???
      Yes you didn’t like the ending, but that doesn’t mean you have to shout it from the rooftops, dude.

  4. Robspace 1

    Funny, I don’t remember jumping into a black pipe at the end. I remember jumping into a pipe at the end of part 2, but then it went to part 3. Are you sure you played all 3 parts of that?

  5. aq_guy

    OK, I just got started on this crazy thing. I have to say that running into JACK CARVER from FAR CRY [complete with red Hawaian shirt and FC dialog yet ; “This place is total chaos!!!”] was one of the funniest and most unexpected things I’ve ever encountered in any HL2 mod.

    Based on the reviews here I’m going to try and wade through.

  6. Duke Theedam

    I just found it too…how did desert alienz manage to use impulse 101…when I try to enable the developer consul, it’s not even an option on the menu…so I don’t know how you use codes..anyway, I gueuss I’ll just have to do it the hard way…damn.

  7. Oopla

    Any chance this can be re-uploaded?

    1. Done, plus a little reformating of the post.

  8. I Need help, It keeps crashing before the third level when the screen goes black after Grigory shoots the bird and it crashes when you meet the arms dealer, can anyone help

  9. Personal Favourite

    My friend and I love DayHard. Favorite mod, along side Coastline to Atmosphere and The Citizen

  10. Personal Favourite

    I only have three words to say, “BEST MOD EVAR!” It’s perfect! It’s really funny, there’s a little bit of Doom in the game, and I love that game Doom! Combat was awesome, great weapons, and my favorite character is Jack! XD

  11. Maybe?

    I really enjoyed this until the bugs and lack of obvious direction began to spoil it. Didn’t manage to finish it, making it just about half way through. The opening was great but by the time you make it down to the street you start to miss scripted sequences and its unclear what you should be doing. If you have time to waste then go for it but if you’re a little more protective of your time then choose a better mod/map before giving this a try.

  12. Personal Favourite

    I came back here to this post because my change up to Win 7 last year seems to coincide with this mod not functioning anymore for me, but now I have to explore the possibility that its sopped functioning for some other reason….

    What I am actually commenting on is the comments themselves, I am staggered at what a poor response this mod got, though it is a bit buggy here and there I have to agree. It also could have done with a bit more polish too, perhaps, but in spite of the negatives it is still almost beyond a doubt my favourite HL2 mod.


    Humour, originality, playability, oh shucks I don’t know, just good enjoyable entertainment.

    If I ever manage to get past the arms dealer cut scene already referred to above by another commenter and get the mod working again I will be extremely happy.

    Given that I have played it many times already I feel fully qualified to give it a PF.

    After fixing it, I then need to go and see if the author did any other mods…..I do hope so.

  13. Personal Favourite

    Beautiful awesome mod using the new Source Engine technology of Hhkk. Best mod ever.

    Okay, serious review time.

    This mod is hilarious. I could sum up the entire review like that, but there’s more to talk about. I consider it divided into three parts. The first part is really fun, you have to make your way out of an apartment with a character named Jack. Speaking of characters, I love all the characters in this mod. You play as Gordon Freeman’s brother (not John Freeman for anyone with that in their mind) Morgan Freeman. No, not THAT Morgan Freeman. He’s kind of silly but likable. Then there’s Jack who’s a complete idiot but a funny idiot. Anyway, the proceeding levels are kind of like NPC deathmatch, in fact, the maps feel a lot like Garry’s Mod roleplaying maps, it’s kind of like the CSS: Sci-Fi version of those. Except hilarious, of course. The humour adds a lot to this mod, in fact, if it wasn’t so funny, I might have gave it “Play It Now” instead of “Personal Favourite” for having an interesting concept but not perfect mapping. It looks very rough visually, especially the later levels. I would say it’s worth playing for the humour.


    There’s a haunted hotel in one part of the game, I presume trying to parody Nightmare House. But the thing is, it does a good job at BEING Nightmare House. In a hotel. Nightmare Hotel. Apart from two funny parts, it’s pretty creepy. To be honest though, to a horror fan like me it is kind of funny since it’s over the top and throws everything it possibly can at you. The second portion of the game is more linear. There’s an excellent parody of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly in it. The part toward the end where Jack pops up out of nowhere and text appears above him saying “The Idiot” caught me by surprise and made me laugh. Father Grigori is in this mod as “The Good”. He fights alongside you twice in the mod. I have two complaints with this part of the mod though. First, The Good and The Ugly kind of vanish and do nothing for the plot. Second, there was a glitch at the forcefield part where The Ugly never left and just stood behind the forcefield, and when I turned the forcefield off, it disappeared visually but remained there physically, blocking me from getting past and forcing me to load a previous save and fighting through the hoard of manhacks to get the switch again. The third part of the game is set at night in a Combine controlled area. There’s a stealth mission that’s pretty well pulled off except for a Combine on a roof that I didn’t see and kept spotting me. There’s also a part where you have to kill a bunch of Antlions and an Antlion Guard will show up. This part is an issue. First, whenever I ran over an Antlion the game crashed. I don’t know if this is a problem with the game or with my computer but it doesn’t happen in the original Half-Life 2 or its episodes. Second, I ran around killing Antlions for about 20 minutes waiting for the Guard to show up. I still have no idea how to get him to appear. I looked it up and this doesn’t seem to be a problem for anyone else, just me apparently. The last thing I want to bring up is the bosses. There are three bosses in the game. The first is a giant robot that you have to throw a grenade at. Really easy. The second is a very fun shootout with a bunch of combine and “The Boss”. The final boss is horrible. It’s supposed to be a parody of the final boss from Doom II: Hell on Earth (I think) but instead of shooting rockets at the head of a huge goat skull, you’re shooting Plasma Rifle shots at the mouth of a huge dog skull. This took me a while to figure out since I assumed I was supposed to shoot rockets at its head. The problem with this boss is that he shoots homing rockets that I have NO idea how to dodge. This wound up in much frustration for me.

    So there’s a much more in depth look at DayHard. I enjoyed it and would recommend it.

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  15. Ade
    I think it kind of manages to set everything in its own universe of normal guy having an action movie day, while still keeping the C17 feel, but there’s just too many bugs imo to enjoy it properly. At one time I simply could not go on and had to load next map manually because of an event that didn’t want to trigger. And it’s a shame to see so many years passed and so many people played this and yet so many bugs in it still. Have they not reported it, have the devs been that lazy? I don’t get what all the big ratings are about. Can’t give it more than a Maybe.

  16. aster

    Okay, i had to play this mod in god mode, because it was too hard for me, but still fun. Sadly It worked only in parts…

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