Antlion Troopers HQ

for Half-Life 2

12th December 2004

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

This map puts you on the squad of a combine expeditionary force stranded out in the sahara. Little did they know of the potent antlion population that subsided there. You have little time to prepare before the antlions strike with force. Will you stand up the challenge and fend them off or will your face hit the pavement in a puddle of blood?!

Basic Details
  • Title: Antlion Troopers HQ
  • File Name: hl2-sp-antlion-troopers-hq.7z
  • Size : 9.4 MB
  • Author: romeojguy
  • Date Released: 12 December 2004

Download Options

Download to your HD [9.4 MB]

Manual Installation Instructions

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

  • Copy the maps and the sound folder into your …\Steam\SteamApps\common\Half-Life 2\hl2\ folder.
  • Launch Half-Life 2
  • Open the console and type map antlion_troopers and press ENTER.
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4 recommendations, average score: 3.75 (out of 5), standard deviation: 0.69 (what's that?)
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Time Taken:
Average: 0 Hours, 15 Mins
Shortest: 0 Hours, 4 Mins by OnThePaper
Longest: 0 Hours, 26 Mins by JellyBeanDude27
Total Time Played: 0 Hours, 45 Mins
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  1. tommy

    looks a lot like starshp troopers

  2. A bunker arena map where you need to survive till the rescue comes…not too complicate just focussed on the turret en protect them. When the antlion guard break the door wait a little and then run away the air strike and troops vessels will come and rescue you one of the best antlion fight…

  3. feckineejit

    reside means to live, subside means to crumble. D’oh.

  4. I tried using god to see if there was an to it. And there is!

  5. Zaphod

    A fun and challenging map. Really has a Starship Troopers (referring to the movie) feel about it. Many enemies on screen may give low frame rate. If your computer can handle it and you like fighting hordes of antlions this is a must play!

  6. I don’t know about you guys, but for me the link was broken, so I went and found my own:
    Anyways, its a very basic mod. You set up turrets and prepare to fight billions of antlions. Not any flaws, since its very basic. I couldn’t get to the end, I just get overwelmed (it might be because im playing on hard)

  7. Play It Now!

    Wow, this is a hard map. But I beat it. On medium difficulty. Without cheats. Yep, I think I’m officially a hardcore at Half-Life 2 now.
    First things first, this is an arena map. Second things second, it’s a really goshdarned good arena map. It gives you just enough stuff to survive the onslaught (ammo-wise and sentry-wise) and is very well built. There’s even Combine to help you which is pretty cool.
    I did NOT expect there to be an Antlion Guard, it was a complete surprise to me. But I managed to kill it, despite not having any explosive ammo. Escaping into the desert was pretty cool too, I like how the map eventually ends but not at the point where you can see its corners.
    If you like or even are indifferent to arena maps, play this, s’good.

  8. I definitely will play this again.

  9. Play It Later

    If you can’t download this map, don’t panic. Seventh comment from the beginning has working download link. Now onto my review:

    This map is surprisingly fun. I mean, how small arena with infinitely spawning Antlions can be fun? Well, if you have a pack of Combine soldiers on your side, some guns and 5 turrets, then it quickly gets intense to keep them all in working state (maybe it’s because of Matrix music, but who knows). There are even not many things to berate about: small size of the arena and the fact that I survived for only 4 minutes.

    Overall, if you’re fun of Left 4 Dead and tower defense games, then you need to play it.

  10. download link broken :-\

  11. Maybe?

    This is a very old map which came right after Half-Life 2 was released. It’s small and simple yet gameplay is surprisingly well. Our task is to survive the hordes of incoming antlions. There’s an entire combine base which we must defend. Unfortuntely there isn’t anything interesting about the fort. It’s just a few “prop_combine” barricades spaced around in the desert. There’s not much space to maneveur since it’s filled with combine NPCs. The game gives us 1 minute to resupply and set the turrets. Our equipment is smg1,shotgun and ar2 but we only have ammo for smg1 which is low point of the map. Basically it’s the only weapon we will use in our defense. The fight will remain for 15-20 min. Man… there’s like 10 antlions attacking at once and spawning each second. After 5 min my entire squad was killed, my turrets dropped to the floor and I’m out of ammo. So I had to grab the turret and just circled around the fort while my turret shot any nearby antlions. The final battle starts with Antlion Guard ramming the gates and all I did was just running around the fort from him and his minions. Luckily soon reinforcements came and killed off any remaining antlions. I recommend to plat it in easy difficulty because otherwise you’re not going to last even 5 min. Despite the flaws I enjoyed it a little bit.

    Not enough space
    Simple design
    Average scripting(No events or unique elements)
    Lack of weapons and ammo
    Too hard even on easy difficulty

    Combine units as a friendly allies
    Turrets for base defense
    Gameplay is pretty good at early stage
    Boss battle
    Actual ending which is rare for survival maps

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