Archive for July 2009


Before

for Half-Life

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

Under certain radiation exposure this artifact opens a portal. Presumably the portal will lead to another artifact in the parallel world. Mission: Enter the portal and find the artifact in the parallel world. You will receive our new development, a suit that will allow you to safely get through the portal, and theoretically protect you from possible dangers in the parallel world. Once you have found the artifact, press this button on your suit and you will get teleported back to the Black Mesa laboratory.

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Total Downloads: 3,72813th July 2009
32 Comments and 17 recommendations, 7 say "Play It Later"

Onav Prison

for Half-Life 2

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

Another escape the prison map. This one contains large Combine architecture, with long balconies from which the Combine can attack you.

It was made for an SMC mapping competition, over 4 years ago, so take that into account when reviewing it.

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Total Downloads: 77612th July 2009
12 Comments and 8 recommendations, most say "Maybe?"

Poll Question 131 – Should reviews always help the author?

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

Let me clarify that this question is specifically is interested in community made maps and mods, not retail games, films or other forms of entertainment. Now, with that out of the way my answer is No. Reviews are reviews not feedback or beta testing responses.

That said a lot can be learnt by the author if they listen carefully.


11th July 2009 15 Comments

The Mansion 2

for Half-Life 2

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

You start outside a large mansion and your objective is to reach the G-Man.

Of course you need to find the right door and the right room, so start searching each room carefully for clues and keys.

Play with the lights out to get the best from this map.

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Total Downloads: 1,03611th July 2009
9 Comments and 5 recommendations with no significant bias

The Mansion 4: G-Man’s Residence

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

Are you brave enough to explore the G-Man’s mansion? In this slightly scary mod you have to work your way through a mansion looking for keys and fighting enemies. Expect some surprises and maybe a few hidden items.

Play in the dark with the lights out to get the best effect. Unless you are too scared. Want me to call your mommy?

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Total Downloads: 1,5125th July 2009
39 Comments and 12 recommendations with no significant bias

In Praise Of Valve

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3Valve has its faults. No organization is perfect. I’m still a little angry with them for falling into the Episode pitfall, but that’s another matter.


1st July 2009 16 Comments

After-Life 2

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
After-Life 2 is the story of a player moving through a world which is slowly deconstructing around them. It is a struggle for survival not just literally, but also metaphysically. In a first-person shooter, you (the player) inhabit the body of a character in the story of the game. What happens when the character you’re playing knows they’re being played?

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Total Downloads: 01st July 2009
35 Comments and 14 recommendations, 4 say "Think Twice"