Eye Of The Storm: Episode 1 – Half-Life 2: Ep2

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

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You can play the Ravenholm mod now in preparation for the future episodic release of John’s travels, Eye of the Storm. Picking up the story after John’s escape from Ravenholm, you will visit new locations and meet new characters as you are taken prisoner by the Combine in City 24 and are reunited with an old friend from your resistance fighter days in City 17. Now he appears to be the key to unlocking the next chapter of your forgotten past.

Does it not seem there is a greater power behind the curtains?

Basic Details
  • Title: Eye Of The Storm: Episode 1
  • File Name: hl2-ep2-sp-eye-of-the-storm-ep1.7z
  • Size : 91.20MB
  • Author: Eye Of The Storm team
  • Date Released: 08 February 2009

Download Options

Download to your HDD [91.2MB]

Installation Instructions
  • Copy the eots folder into your SourceMods folder.
  • Restart or start Steam.
  • Eye Of The Storm: Episode 1 should now be listed in your Library tab.
Note

Lord (the Author) was working on Episode 2, but gave up because of all the various problems with Valve breaking everything. However, he has released what he has done so far. It is incomplete and may have bugs, but is playable. Read up and download here.

Awards

Eye Of The Storm: Episode 1 is a HALL of FAME entry

Gameplay Video


Eye Of The Storm: Episode 1 – Gameplay Video from PlanetPhillip on Vimeo.

Screenshots

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WARNING: The screenshots may contain spoilers.

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Reader Recommendations
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43 recommendations, average score: 4.79 (out of 5), standard deviation: 0.49 (what's that?)
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Time Taken:
Average: 1 Hours, 50 Mins
Shortest: 0 Hours, 29 Mins by JellyGal
Longest: 3 Hours, 10 Mins by Hec
Total Time Played: 3 Hours, 39 Mins
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78 Comments

  1. dougjp
    Personal Favourite

    Its pretty much already been said – delightful.

  2. Kasperg

    I was browsing for mods with custom voice acting and noticed this one has that tag missing!

  3. Personal Favourite

    Awesome mod, the story, characters, cutscenes, gameplay, and events were spectacular! I strongly recommend this mod! And I cannot wait for the sequel!

  4. Play It Now!

    High Quality mod, being an episode its short and sweet, loved the opening area, and it was challenging, was well worth my time and yours! :)

  5. uz_dude

    It’s so cool

  6. murdoctor

    I really enjoyed playing this mod, but haven’t been able to get it to run since the new Steam upgrade this past month. Instead of running the mod, it just launches HL2-Ep2 instead. Any idea how to get it working with the latest Steam update?

    1. EotS has a forum, but it looks pretty bare… Someone got a different mod to run in windowed mode (after getting it to start he could change it to full screen). I don’t know if that will help you at all or not, though.

    2. you may want to try reinstalling the mod. Mine has absolutely no problems and I’ve had it installed since before the Steam Upgrade.

      1. murdoctor

        Thanks for the replies. Tried reinstalling — didn’t help. How do you launch a mod in windowed mode?

  7. Personal Favourite

    Oh. My. God.
    This is a mod like fans could be dreaming… A fabulous introduction, pretty custom voices, some great modifications of face skins, textures (the “Breen”casts), a strong and good story…
    But also : numerous fights, a fantastic ride on a canal with apocalyptic action, good synchronicity between music and action…

    It’s truly : FANTASTIC. MUST HAVE. MUST PLAY. I can’t wait for the sequel…

  8. Okay, I’m stuck on Combine Den, looped thru the second visit to the rooftop, and had the big battle in the first room in from the roof, and I’m stuck, I can’t seem to find where to go next. Any hints?

  9. Play It Now!

    This was super fun! I loved it! It was very cool! Ravenholm was awesome! This was awesome! I think everyone should play this!

  10. Play It Now!

    Great sequel! Pretty short, but I still give this 5 stars! =)

  11. Major Banter

    Atrociously poor.

    While the mapping is fantastic, the gameplay is crap.

    Long range firefights with no long-ranged weapons.

    Lack of cover.

    Clear spawning entities.

    Poor weapon placement.

    Excessive manhacks.

    Enemies from behind.

    Insufficient ammunition.

    Frustrating and completely lacking flow, the ending feels rushed. I had high hopes – I was really enjoying myself; then I picked up a SMG and the mod fell apart.

  12. Think Twice

    I played Eye of the Storm a while back, but I still remember many of my opinions about it.

    – Nothing major to complain about in the visuals department, but that’s about the only positive thing I have to say about EoTS.

    – The voice-acting is serviceable as far as mods go (most of the time), but the writing is appalling. The intro made a horrific first impression on me, I can still remember clearly how ham-fisted and overwrought it was. Any scene in the mod that attempted to introduce drama fell flat or became unintentionally hilarious.

    – The way this mod treated music and peaks of excitement really, really irritated me. After a certain point into the game, the tension levels are raised and virtually never fall until the end. No rest, no periods of quiet, it just becomes a soul-sapping tour of destruction with at most a few minutes of decompression and recovery. The music embodies this perfectly: as soon as one action song ends, the next one is waiting in the wings to begin blaring immediately.

    What exactly happens when you attempt to get rid of all the dips or “valleys” in the tension and plot only peaks? What one would expect. Your progression is now as flat as a straight line, and fatigue and apathy set in quickly. That fatigue hounded me for as long as the mod lasted and made what should have been exciting very dull and very disagreeable.

    “Eye of the Storm” is a strong example of how not to pace your mod. Action as implemented here crowds out all else and burns out player enthusiasm with rapidity.

    – Not much of a fan of the ending either. City sights segue into Episode Two outland terrain in the space of ten meters, and then an ambush you see coming from a mile away occurs. A random citizen lifts a section of the nearby Combine wall with what appears to be telekinesis. No answer was given then, and now that Episode Two has been canned, an answer in the future is unlikely. Urgh.

    Summary: If you like pretty visuals, don’t mind mediocre gameplay and combat, and have nothing new to play, then you can’t go wrong here. It has very little of substance, but unlike most average mods, it has a little style that helps it go down a bit easier.

  13. Too bad the developer quit making the rest of the mod. He expressed how Valve was giving hiim too much trouble with alll the textures issues and such. Darn… it was good while it lasted. :/

  14. Think Twice

    This game is certainly creative. The author tries some new things, like that raft ride through the city canals. There are some beautiful eye candy moments as well.

    But too many things dont make sense here…like the mapping. There are many dead end routes that garner you nothing, and areas with boards that can be broken…for no gain. A few areas just seem strung together, as the enviroments keep changing – perhaps a bit too much! It feels rushed. I’m not crazy about some of the lightning either. Plus, there is too much NPC action for my liking. Little cut scenes that break the players immersion certainly do not help.

    Nice game overall, but not for me.

  15. Play It Now!

    Very nice mod, with many, many beautiful details!
    Can’t wait for the sequel :)

  16. Hec
    Personal Favourite

    I remember thisone and is another classic!!, the intro cutscene is probably one of the best cutscenes after the ones human error mod brings, I mean that guy alone escaping from ravenholm limits in an old junky jalopy car is just terrific, I don’t know why any modder actually have transformed the usual crappy cars we see in HL2 to actually be able to drive them as the buggy or the super musscel jalopy…, so I just recall this mod for that great intro cutscene.

    The rest is also great, cool combat, and the most important thing in every mod, it has a story to tell into the mod, which is delightful.

    I hope the guy who developed this, works in something else into HL2 I hope he is because is good.

  17. Yohan

    The planetphillip download for this mod is missing.

    1. This is just one of the excellent mods that Valve broke. If you’re just planning to get EOTS 1 running, search for it on this page & apply fixes:
      http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=95

      If you intend to add the unfinished “Eye of the Storm 2″ to EOTS 1, it’s best to do that first, then try to fix them. I had a go here:
      http://forum.planetphillip.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=65#p221
      but didn’t really succeed.

      It appears that different PC/version configurations produce different results, you may (or may not) be lucky. The “files extracted with GCF” are available, if you need them just ask.

      1. I did the standard gameinfo fix for ep2 mods. On mine the intro stops. He seems to park the car as he drives past the house, and just sit there looking around, and the spider comes out and sits there too.

        I’ve done a New game and started at the first playable bit and that seems to load ok, but we’ll see how I fare

        I’m watching the intro here though:

        1. Is that from a fresh install? Just that my notes record this as being a mod destroyed by valve updates – “broken/unplayable” and that was with the get mods working fixes…

          1. Mega Sean 45

            Here’s what you should to fix the models. Rename the materials and models folders, extract all the models and materials and put it on the EOTS folder, after that copy the stuff from the materials and models folder that came with the mod (the ones you renamed) and say yes to replace everything. After this the mod should be playable, but I’m still trying to figure out the problem why the NPCs from the episode games aren’t showing up, and the fire isn’t showing, and the headcrab humping the guy’s head from the beginning cutscene isn’t showing the crab.

  18. Play It Now!

    Ravenholm was the second mod I ever played, and is still one of my favourites. This is my first time playing Eye of the Storm.

    I think it’s a great mod, but I didn’t find it quite as fantastic as others did. I think the pacing is a bit off, there is no rising action or falling action, it’s just introduction-climax. Ending off at the climax is not a bad thing IMO, but I think there does need to be buildup. The story isn’t too interesting, either. I loved Ravenholm’s setup and how it tied into the Half-Life 2 storyline. This one recaps the events of Ravenholm and then puts you into a rebellion in some city.

    HOWEVER, the combat is really good. The enemy placement is pretty much perfect, and there were many ambushes I did not expect. The rail shooter sequence was cool in that you need to pay attention to things apart from shooting (I wouldn’t have got past it without the drifting health packs). The final fight is also really fun and puts Combine in places I did not expect. The visuals are perfect, as well.

    Overall, I definitely recommend you play Eye of the Storm, but it doesn’t get a personal favourite from me.

    1. I have just discovered that there are bonus maps, so I’m gonna review those, too.

      Bridge Fight is the first map. It’s an arena map with an interesting twist, being that you need certain supplies to beat it that periodically spawn in. First you need to fight an APC with rockets, second a closer APC with just grenades and SMG grenades and thirdly a gunship with rockets. Unfortunately, the only other enemies are metrocops, so it gets old pretty quick. There’s also a flaw with the first APC, and that’s that you do not need the rocket launcher to destroy it, you can arc the SMG grenades so they hit it. This means that you can skip getting the rocket launcher, which completely screws you over in the last fight. I can say it’s a very pretty map though.

      The second map, Roundabout Arena is another arena map with a twist, this time you have to find and collect beacons. It has the same layout as the last map from the mod, and it’s basically an even more fun version of that fight… I approve! It uses Combine, zombies and antlions; the last battle is amazing. Highly recommended.

      The last one is Hunter, and it’s a modified version of the “Ride” chapter (the rail shooter). The twist is that you have to destroy “suspicious objects”. I laughed out loud when the first “suspicious object” was a Gman that exploded when I killed him. The rest are mostly weird floaty cubes. It really does’t change the gameplay until the last battle. It’s pretty fun though.

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