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Night of a Million Zombies: Tunnels

for Half-Life 2

published: 2018

The zombies are beginning to fight back.

No longer will they allow millions of their kind to be slaughtered.

They have introduced new tactics.

Search the area carefully and find all the weapons and even a vehicle.

Use them to kill as many zombies as your heart desires.


Total Downloads: 36120th August 2018
5 Comments and 4 recommendations, most haven't enjoyed it

Underground by RandomUserMDB

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

published: 2015

“The map takes place in a time right near the uprising.

You play as Mark a person who had his train stopped in the woods by Overwatch and his wife was taken to City 17 while he was taken to City 14.

Can he make it? It’s your choice to find out.”


Total Downloads: 50820th August 2015
10 Comments and 9 recommendations, most haven't enjoyed it

Poll Question 317 – Does playing violent video games make players violent?
published: 2015

To be honest, I am surprised we haven’t dsicussed this exact question before.

The only previous poll I can find close to it is from August 2007: Poll Question 043 – Are Single Player FPS games too violent? (for some reason the actual resulst are not visible and I have decided to find a plugin that will keep the poll data on the site, instead of outsourcing them).

I got the idea from a BBC article entitled Do video games make people violent?. Its headline is: More than 200 academics have signed an open letter criticising controversial new research suggesting a link between violent video games and aggression.

20th August 2015 17 Comments

7 Images that inspire map ideas: Part 1 – The 7 Series
published: 2012

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

I’m not a mapper or modder (yet) but that doesn’t stop me from imagining maps when I see certain images or photos.

These 7 photos are ones that when I saw them I thought “Mmm, that might make part of a cool map.”

They are not in a particular order.

I should mention that no consideration has been made for engine limitation. I understand that engines can’t create everything in the images, but that doesn’t mean a clever modder couldn’t use the idea as simple inspiration, hence the title of the post.

All the images enlarge.

If you have images that do the same for you, please add a link in the comments.

20th August 2012 10 Comments


for Half-Life

published: 2011

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

Author’s Notes: “Instinct is my first level for Half-Life, but don’t get me wrong; I didn’t just start mapping yesterday… It has been a long and hard road of learning and development with the gold source engine spanning 10 years to bring you this piece of work, and I hope you enjoy it. I’m sorry for it’s poor condition: the map is unfinished, however, it is 2007, so I really can’t be finishing it when Hammer 3.4 deletes my maps etc.”


Total Downloads: 2,53320th August 2011
54 Comments and 26 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

Mod Production Idea
published: 2004

Introduction There is no doubt that the mod making community has some incredibly talented individuals. I think we would also agree that making a mod is generally a large commitment. I was thinking about this as I was voting in a poll at a now forgotten mapping website. So here’s the idea….

20th August 2004 No Comments