Half-Life 2: Episode 3 Proof of Concept

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

5th November 2017

Along with Alyx, you free Dr. Judith Mossman.

Of course, things don’t go as planned and the journey to reach the Borealis is harder than you think.

Good Luck! because you are going to need it.

Source

This map was originally released and submitted as part of the Epistle 3 Jam on itch.io.

Basic Details
  • Title: Half-life 2: Episode 3 Proof of Concept
  • Filename: hl2-ep2-sp-ep3jam-hl2ep3-poc.7z
  • Size : 2.75MB
  • Author: GamerGazz and The Beach
  • Date Released: 03 September 2017
Author’s Note

“The aim of this map is to create a proof of concept showing a small section of the story synopsis as released by Marc Laidlaw. This map was built using existing Half-life 2 assets within the Source Engine for consistency between all of the Half-life 2 series of games.”

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Download Options

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Manual Installation Instructions

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

  • Copy borealis_hl2_ep3_demo.bsp file into your …\Steam\SteamApps\common\Half-Life 2\ep2\maps\ folder.
  • Copy graphs/borealis_hl2_ep3_demo.ain file into your …\Steam\SteamApps\common\Half-Life 2\ep2\maps\graphs\ folder.
  • Launch Half-Life 2: Episode Two
  • Open the console and type map borealis_hl2_ep3_demo and now press ENTER.

Videos

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Screenshots

WARNING: The screenshots contain spoilers.

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Longest: 0 Hours, 20 Mins by Half Way Lambda
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2 Comments

  1. Play It Now!

    This is a good mod, even though it’s a demo. There isn’t a lot to say about this, so let me jump to the rating of the gameplay and the visuals. This review is kind of sort, but hey it’s a review after all!

    The Gameplay

    The gameplay is good enough, the enemies are well balanced, and the geometry of the level helps both the player and the AI. Compared with other mods, that have the player in a big space and a whole horde of combines coming his way, this mod gives cover to the player, as well as supplies placed around, which is clever.

    At one point though i was frustrated because the combine elite soldiers did nothing but shoot out combine balls with 100% accuracy towards the turret that i had placed, and then the ball bounced at me and i was dead. This repeated for about 3 times. At the end i was quite disappointed, because i wanted to actually go inside the Borealis, but just saying that you went in and then having the game kick you to the main menu isn’t the best idea to say the least…

    Oh and at one point there seemed to be a wrong texture applyment to a floor texture, i think the mapper accidentally applied either the nodraw or the skybox texture to a floor block, which left a gap from which the player could see through the level, not that it gave any unfair advantage since it was on the ground.

    The Visuals

    This mod is a demo, so i didn’t expect to find any sort of detail to this mod. One touch i really liked though are the windows, it gives you the feeling that you are in a combine facility, kind of like the Citadel. The textures of the walls, the ceiling and the floor also gave this feeling. The sound effects of the alarms is also a nice touch.

    Conclusion

    I enjoyed this mod, the gameplay is good enough, and so are the visuals for a demo mod, although it could have been better. If in the future the developer creates an improved and more polished version of this with everything that this version lacked, then i would definitely play it!

  2. asterixer

    Run without problems under Linux. Fun to play!

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