Half Life: Xen

for Half-Life

Basic Details
  • Title: Half Life: Xen
  • File Name: hl1-sp-half-life-xen.7z
  • Original File Name: hlxen.zip
  • Size : 444Kb
  • Author: Steve Johnson
  • Date Released: 27 January 2002
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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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4 recommendations, average score: 2.5 (out of 5), standard deviation: 0.25 (what's that?)
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Total Time Played: 0 Hours, 14 Mins
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7 Comments

  1. Mel
    Maybe?

    ok short and sweet/easy without that much gameplay/no real story/some good grunt combat sequences.

  2. Maybe?

    mel says it all. Beginners map pack.

  3. Added 7 screenshots kindly supplied by piledriver.

  4. Think Twice

    At least it’s somehow finished.
    It’s truly a begginer’s mappack. There is a little story, not thought really well, since freaky things appear in xen when they shouldn’t.
    It’s interesting how difficult grunts can be on hard.
    Give it a try, but don’t expect much, as the levels aren’t quite finished.

  5. Think Twice

    A tiny mappack with six maps only on Xen.
    The story is nothing to bother about as it only exists in the readme and a two ingame text messages, in the meaning it’s negligible.
    Mapping is below average as there’s not much variety in textures and layouts.
    The architecture is quite boring too, as there are usually rooms, corridors with only one height.
    There aren’t much details too.
    Once in the game you have to solve a tiny, easy puzzle.
    The rest is only combat until you reach the final beam which brings you back to the start, meeting some “visitors”.

    Altho there are six maps, there are very short and finishing the mappack can be done in less than 10 minutes.
    Therefore, and according to the things mentioned above it’s not much fun to play.
    Essential things are just missing here.
    Nonetheless I was surprised I didn’t hate the Xen setting here, as I usally do, because there are no tricky jumps or even longjumping required and Xen just looks very boxy in this mappack.

    Summarising I have to say this is indeed “only for real fans”.

    Pro’s:
    -Some combat with aliens and human grunts
    -Quite many weapons compared to playtime
    -Good enemy placement
    -One little puzzle
    -No bugs

    Con’s:
    -Very short playtime (5-10 minutes)
    -Balancing – it’s just too easy, most healthkits aren’t needed and health never drops below 50,
    also: there are just too much weapons and ammo
    -Very basic, boxy mapping with not much variety or anything interesting
    -No puzzles
    -Story isn’t there
    -Some strange mapchanges
    -No atmosphere
    -Disappointing, open end

    Conclusion: “Perfect” mappack for rookies without high demands on good mapping, puzzles and/or a story.

  6. Ten Four Reviews

    Half-Life: Xen. A second release for this author, and yet another one of those that takes the original Half-Life story and runs with it for something completely different. But in this case, “different” does not mean “good.”

    Six maps crammed into 650KB kinda says something – it says that those maps are small. Real small. Expect to be finished up with one map before a minute is over, or the whole thing in under 10 minutes. Is something less than 10 minutes worth playing? Sometimes it is, but this one isn’t.

    Continue reading the review on Ten Four…

    Notes
    This review is republished here by permission and was originally published Friday, 14th June, 2002 by Calyst.

  7. Mod is short, but good. If you know him by heart you put it in 10 minutes. Mod is very easy.
    Walkthrough you can find here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEGYcBMgbww

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