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Explore Phillip’s Collection of FPS Games – Part 1
published: 2016

I’m a collector of FPS games. Well, I was until about 5 years ago and then I stopped. When I moved to Spain from London about 15 years ago, I packed all my collection into boxes and put them into the basement meaning to get them out and display them. Alas, that never happened.

For the last few years I have been meaning to explore the boxes and see what I have and FINALLY I did it yesterday!

Below is the video of the livestream “event” and I certainly enjoyed it, as did the people on the stream.

People often expect me to be an expert of all these old games, but the reality is I haven’t even played 95% of them. In fact, from the list below I have only played 2!

The video last an hour and consists of me taking a game out of the box and briefly talking about it and checking the net for more information.

I’ll do one of these every week or so until I have gone through all my collection. Soon I will have the chat text as part of the video so that should make more sense when I respond to a point raised in the livestream chat.

I hope you enjoy it and also hope it will encourage you to explore your collection.


13th November 2016 12 Comments

Little Skyscraper of Horrors

for Opposing Force


published: 2012

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

“The Bad Guys have taken over a building in a Generic American City, and they’ve kidnapped some Innocent Scientists and forced them to genetically engineer Evil Mutated Monsters as part of a fiendish plan for World Domination.

But the creations have turned on their creators and escaped, and are running amok inside the building, in an orgy of Death and Destruction.

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Total Downloads: 1,41413th November 2012
17 Comments and 10 recommendations, 5 say "Play It Now!"

Fallen Chopper

for Opposing Force


published: 2012

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

Background: Your helicopter was shot down near an airport, somewhere in Kenya

Your primary objective is to evacuate by plane to the secret airdrome.

Your secondary objective is to clean up the airport and escape.

Good luck soldier, you are going to need it!

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Total Downloads: 1,11113th November 2012
14 Comments and 11 recommendations, most haven't enjoyed it

Poll Question 285 – Would you support a kickstarter mod?
published: 2012

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

In case you don’t know, Kickstarter is a website that allows people to raise money for projects. Elite Dangerous is a good example. it’s been on the news a bit recently.

“Donators” get special “rewards” for pledging different amounts of money. It’s actually a really clever idea, or it was right at the beginning.

With so many people looking to get your money that “Special” feeling has been lost.


13th November 2012 8 Comments

Poll Question 198 – What Half-Life games have you finished playing?
published: 2010

What Half-Life games have you finished playing?

Not the most interesting poll question on PP, but I am hoping the results prove interesting. As you would imagine I have played all of them but I suspect that HL2 and EP2 will be the “winners” here.

I have to admit I am curious as to how many players have play BS and OP.

Anyway, get voting and let’s see what the results are.


13th November 2010 29 Comments

Black Forest Beta

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two


published: 2010

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

You begin in a tunnel that starts to collapse, “Run!” shouts Alyx, as she sprints ahead of you. Phew, you seemed to have made it out alive, but Alyx is nowhere to be seen.

This map is apparently based on the Black Forest in Germany. As you might have noticed from the tags it’s still in beta and this map is part of a larger mod.

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Total Downloads: 85613th November 2010
7 Comments and 4 recommendations with no significant bias