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The largest collection of single player maps and mods for the Half-Life series of games

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The 1 Billion Units EMC

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

For this Experimental Mapping Challenge, entrants had to make a map no larger than 1,000,000,000 Hammer Units. In the real world, that would be a cube about 20 metres long, wide and high.

The actual proportions of the map were left to the mappers. The limit was the cubic capacity.

This limitation forces mappers to think about how well they use the space.

The mod contains 13 official entries and 3 bonus entries.

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Total Downloads: 76411th February 2018
16 Comments and 5 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

Nosocomephobia

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Nosocomephobia is a fear of hospitals.

You have been dared by your friends to explore an abandoned hospital alone.

Rumor has it the hospital was built on top of an asylum built and you are going to find out for sure.

Something’s definitely not right with this place…

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Total Downloads: 37328th December 2017
8 Comments and 6 recommendations, 2 say "Play It Later"

Frozen Ice

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

A little while ago, on the Source Modding Community Discord server, with the RTSL mapping Challenges channel, I posted an unofficial weekend challenge. The theme was 3 states of matter: Solid, Liquid and Gas.

The idea was to try to encourage clever and interesting use of those ideas to create puzzles and situations for the player to face.

Unfortunately, only one person sent a map in and this is it.

It’s very short but offers some simple puzzles.

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Total Downloads: 26423rd December 2017
7 Comments and 5 recommendations, most say "Play It Later"

FusionVille

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

This mod features 17 individually created entries to play, each using the idea of combining at least 3 themes from the list below.

They are set in a variety of locations and have multifarious gameplay ideas.

This could be one of the best Villes ever!

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Total Downloads: 1,95622nd December 2017
28 Comments and 10 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

Operation X

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Escape. A simple word but one with many possibilities.

In this old school mod, you simply have to escape.

Don’t expect beautiful views , clever puzzles or rewards for careful exploring.

Expect some fun shooting enemies though!

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Total Downloads: 72410th December 2017
9 Comments and 7 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

Half-Life 2: Aftermath

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Lever Software brings together leaked maps and specially created demo maps (by them) into one pack.

It’s not a story-driven experience, maps must be loaded manually via the menu (NOT console, don’t worry!), some maps do not even have combat or interaction, but others do.

All in all, it’s an interesting experience but do not expect a mod in the traditional sense.

Please note, this is NOT the same release as Jim Partridge’s Aftermath, it just happens to share the same name.

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Total Downloads: 5229th December 2017
19 Comments and 4 recommendations with no significant bias