Fake Episode 3 Maps – Half-Life 2: Ep2

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

This is your chance to play one author’s vision of what Episode Three could contain.

Basic Details
  • Title: Fake Episode 3 Maps
  • File Name: hl2-ep2-sp-fake-ep3-maps.7z
  • Size : 3.36MB
  • Author: -MIX-
  • Date Released: 25 January 2009
  • Source: Ten Four Forum
Important Notes

I believe this pack was originally released via Deposit files and then uploaded to a Garry’s Mod page. Don’t download it from Garry’s page. That file doesn’t include the original readme.txt and the graph files.

I have called this mappack the “Fake Episode 3 Maps” because the author didn’t really give them a title. They have been referred to as the “Alpha” but that gives the impression they were leaked and that’s not the case.

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Installation Instructions
  • Copy the maps folder into your Half-Life 2: Episode Two folder.
  • Launch Half-Life 2: Episode Two
  • Open the console and type map ep3_outland_01.
  • Press enter/return or click the Submit button.
  • Play and Enjoy.
Video Walkthroughs

These videos were created by Assasin301 and are not connected with Planetphillip.com. They also seem to differ from the version I played.


Complete




Part 1




Part 2




Screenshots

Click on the thumbnails below to open a 1024 pixel wide image.
WARNING: The screenshots may contain spoilers.

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
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  1. Personal Favourite

    This is one of those mods I wish I could give two ratings, and I’ll explain it level by level.

    Outland
    Basically just the intro. Gordon, Alyx and Dog leave on a helicopter. That’s pretty much all. There’s nothing wrong with it but there’s nothing to say about it.

    Antarctic
    “Two days latter”. Not a good way to start. What else is a bad way to start is making the player take 36 unavoidable damage. For the most part I dislike this level. The first map is huge and pointless. Its only purpose seems to be to give you the crowbar and SMG (and shotgun if you find it). There are two hunter battles and that’s all. The other problem is that Alyx’s AI is not built for this type of stuff. It’s too much distance and she kept getting left behind. Also, you can see the edges of the world. I don’t mind this in maps if the gameplay is good, but in this one, it’s not. The second map is a labyrinthene facility place, a lot like the one in Penumbra: Black Plague. There’s a few zombies and Zombine but nothing memorable, apart from the last part where you leave and have to platform on the ice. I like that part since it seems kind of cinematic, even though the mapping is blocky. I also like the part with the Combine Advisor. The third map, on the other hand, is just awesome. It’s very atmospheric and cinematic platforming across broken Combine stuff to the Borealis. There’s even a weird and confusing hallucination caused by the Advisor which is great.

    Borealis
    This one is awesome. The start really does feel like you’re in the inner workings of a huge part-mechanical boat. There are two problems, one is that it’s a bit too hard to get the core to explode without damaging you a ton (you’re going to need it since imediately after a Hunter and a pack of Combine Elites are thrown into your face) and two being I encountered a weird glitch that made it so that I had to noclip to get to Alyx (it’s in one of the pictures). But other than that I love the combat parts! It was a lot of fun fighting alongside Alyx and Barney and the mapping is perfect for this kind of stuff. The ending is pretty satisfying too.

    I was gonna give it a Play It Now and say that if there were only three maps and it left out the first two Antarctic ones I would give it Personal Favourite but I feel like I should acknowledge the great parts. If you are casual and not OCD, I would say start at the map ep3_antarctic_03. If the first three maps were set up into a mappack I honestly think I would give it an Avoid It rating. Lucky for them they have the second half. Life. *slow clap*

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  3. Avoid It!

    Has some nice ideas, especially in the Borealis, but this is a very amateurish mappack.

    The first area in the arctic is just a big square ugly snow area with no edge so you can fall out of the map. You need Alyx to follow you to the end to finish the map, but she constantly falls behind and eventually I lost her and had to look all over the place before I found her. The next area is a boring facility with a few zambies to kill. Then you make your way towards the Borealis, which while atmospheric plays very irritatingly (expect to die and load saves a lot). There’s a pretty cool hallucination sequence then you go inside the Borealis.

    There is some pretty cool stuff in the Borealis, like the area where you’re trapped and the impaled skeleton, but the gameplay is still awful. You have to find a tiny little object in a very dark room (which is mainly why it took me half an hour to complete) and place it on a switch in front of a door, then when you think it can’t get any worse, there’s massive forced damage (well over half of your health) then you have to fight a hunter and dozens of elites… just, no. To make it EVEN WORSE, after you’ve killed them all in one area, two are spawned BEHIND you, one of which has a fricking shotgun… please take this as an example on what NOT to do in HL2 level design.

    Also, if you jump onto a chunk of ice in the end, Alyx and Barney sail away without you… jerks.

    I did not enjoy this mappack, despite it having a few creative bits. I certainly don’t recommend it, though.

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