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Atom Week – Map Labs Atoms #6 – #10 (featuring AscentVille and ElevatorVille 2)

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

The Map Labs challenges come in a bunch of sizes – Atoms being the shortest challenges at 24 (or 48) hours. Back in March 2021, they ran a straight week composed of 5 Atom challenges.

We at RTSL collaborated with the Map Labs crew again for a couple of these Atoms – AscentVille and ElevatorVille 2. AscentVille was an unused idea back in the Hammer Cup days, and we thought ElevatorVille 2 would be an appropriate theme to interpret for such a short mapping challenge. Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, Gravity, and The Emoji Theme fill out the rest of the Atom Week themes – plus a handful of bonus maps as well.

Anyway, here is the full Atom Week release! Enjoy a whopping 57 short-form maps!

As always, if you’re interested in learning more about Map Labs and maybe even participate in their upcoming challenges, visit the Map Labs Discord.

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Total Downloads: 5474th January 2022
4 Comments and 1 recommendation, say ""

Halloween Horror 4: Nightmare on Reboot Street! – Map Labs #16

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Back to the roots for the latest Map Labs challenge – just an old spooky map competition! This time there’s a lucky 13 entries to spook you, including some quite unique and creative ways to chill your spine! Enjoy!

As always, if you’re interested in learning more about Map Labs and maybe even participate in their upcoming challenges, visit the Map Labs Discord.

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Total Downloads: 9226th November 2021
14 Comments and 4 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

Dark Evening

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

After the disaster that occurred in Black Mesa and the world finding out, government figures have taken action to reduce panic and evacuate people to safety. In a rural area far away from Black Mesa, you are suddenly awakened by your alarm clock, only to listen to a more alarming tone from an emergency TV broadcast…

Dark Evening is an Atmospheric-Horror Source Engine Modification inspired by classic titles such as Silent Hill, while retaining the familiar Half Life 2 style in gameplay.

Dark Evening takes place between the period of Half Life 1 and Half Life 2. You play as Jake Hill, a man in his mid 30’s who is caught up in the skirmish between the human, alien as well as mysterious combine forces that are fighting one another. Despite the odds being stacked up against him, he will have to fight with all the strength he’s got in order to hopefully survive the impossibly challenging circumstances.

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Total Downloads: 1,16229th October 2021
7 Comments and 6 recommendations, 2 say "Maybe?"

Swiss_Cheese Halloween 2002

for Half-Life

The Story begins in your neighbourhood on Halloween night. You find a very old book which manages to start you off on a scary and dangerous journey through a strange land where monsters roam and thrive!

Can you survive Swiss Cheese’s Halloween Mod?

Note: This version includes the patch from Swiss_Cheese as well as the Steam improvements from malortie released in 2017.

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Total Downloads: 28624th October 2021
6 Comments and 3 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

Half-Risen (Demo v2.0)

for Half-Life

Here’s a 12-map (roughly an hour) demo of an upcoming mod. It features quite a few puzzles that require exploration and some lateral thinking – but there’s also plenty of combat. Beware the teleporting aliens and the dark areas. I don’t recommend playing this on hard!

Author’s Notes

This is my first Half Life Mod that I accidentally started. Back in 2017 I was an average mapper and I started doing some experiments. After that I created the first map for the mod and then, after some years when I got better I decided to make a mod. For now this is only a DEMO; the next release will be the final release, hopefully before the New Year arrives.

This mod has custom weapon models and some human models too!

Thank you for playing!

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Total Downloads: 49431st August 2021
11 Comments and 3 recommendations, most say "Play It Later"

Half-Life: WAR (Demo)

for Half-Life

You are Captain Tony Snyder, a former member of the Navy Seals, and just joined “The Savior’s Order” (T.S.O.), a top-secret military organization specialized in espionage, sabotage, infiltration, you name it.

Since you’re the new guy in T.S.O., you’re getting a simple mission for now. T.S.O.’s informants have been talking about a headquarters of a yet-unknown terrorist group. The headquarters are located in Poland, but the T.S.O. is still not sure where the group originated from. Your mission is to infiltrate the headquarters, and gather information about the unknown terrorist group. Of course, since you’re the new guy at T.S.O., Agent Six will be assisting you in your mission. You will meet Agent Six near the entrance to the headquarters. Good luck.

Note: this release comprises the first mission of Half-Life: WAR, which is still in development.

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Total Downloads: 59027th August 2021
12 Comments and 4 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

Abe’s Spicy Mappack Platter

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Here’s a collection of a handful of maps from longtime RTSL member (and Ville mapper!) ihonnyboy (Abraham Lee). It’s a bit of a hodgepodge of maps in various states, including some dev textures – and at least one you might recognize from an old mapping challenge. But they are all playable and worth a look, if not perfectly balanced. Enjoy!

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Total Downloads: 92520th August 2021
8 Comments and 6 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

Southernmost Combine

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Southernmost Combine is an alternate epilogue to Half-Life 2: Episode 2, in which Gordon Freeman is sent back in time to the 1980s to stop a Combine recon deployment happening in the southernmost land of the world. There are a few deviations in gameplay mechanics (more tactical and slow paced, no gravity gun, inventory) but it´s still Gordon fighting the combine and rebels helping him to achieve it. This is a small episode consisting of a varied set of locales with unique art made specifically to bring Source to the look of the South American region in the 1980s.

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Total Downloads: 1,01710th August 2021
15 Comments and 11 recommendations, most say "Personal Favourite"

Uplinked

for Half-Life

Half-Life, Uplink, and more.

Uplinked is a series of eleven maps that aims to be an extension to “Forget About Freeman!”. Uplinked takes place between the original maps, hence it can be started from “Forget About Freeman!” or “Black Mesa Inbound” like the original game. The general premise is the same as the Half-Life demo, Uplink (tune the transmitter to gain access to Lambda Complex). Locations vary from Uplink or Half-Life Alpha inspired to completely original ones. Be aware that Uplinked has more puzzles compared to the original game, therefore might require more thinking.

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Total Downloads: 1,02826th June 2021
28 Comments and 11 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

Local Motive: Definitive Edition

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

On the outskirts of City 17, Gordon is found on a train in the middle of a Combine outpost by a man named Levi. Gordon and his newfound ally must run, think, and shoot if they wish to live to see another day. Featuring high quality voice acting, custom animations, and more of that Half-Life 2 gameplay that you love. Local-Motive is a treat for all Half-Life fans!

Local-Motive is a free Half-Life 2 modification originally released in 2016 as a RunThinkShootLive exclusive. This remastered version features updated visuals, polished gameplay, and an all new commentary system to provide insight into the development of both the original and the Definitive Edition.

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Total Downloads: 1,43920th April 2021
7 Comments and 5 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"