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Half-Life 2: Episode Two mods. These are generally installed by copying a folder to your SourceMods folder, within your Steam Installation. These mods can not use MapTap.

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Companion Piece 3: To the Grave – Map Labs Presents

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Forgoing their usual Halloween Horror challenge this year, the Map Labs folks put a new twist on their Companion Piece theme for this October. In this challenge, mappers were required to use an NPC companion that actually helps you rather than hinders you, for a hopefully fun escort mission instead of the usual frustration. Horror themes were encouraged to make this a true crossover.

Here are the 4 maps entered in Companion Piece 3: To the Grave!

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: 21012th November 2022
6 Comments and 3 recommendations, most say "Play It Later"

EscapeVille – Map Labs Test Tube #18

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Another never-used Ville theme from the old Hammer Cup days! Here is EscapeVille, where the mappers were asked to create a map about escaping – which is pretty open to interpretation if you think about it.

I’m happy to present the final release in the Hammer Cup – scores and prizes coming soon! Here are 12 entries including 4 bonus maps – enjoy the escape!

This is the third and final challenge in the Hammer Cup 2022.

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: 1,1293rd September 2022
12 Comments and 5 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

CrossoverVille 2 – Map Labs #18

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

CrossoverVille 2, in partnership with Map Labs as usual, is the sequel to 2015’s CrossoverVille. While the original asked mappers to merge Half-Life with another game, CrossoverVille 2 was more wide open, allowing entrants to cross over to any other form of media in their maps.

This is the second challenge of three in the Hammer Cup 2022.

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: 1,2569th May 2022
10 Comments and 5 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

DeceptionVille – Map Labs Test Tube #17

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Out of the grave comes this never-used Ville theme! Once again I’m glad to partner with Map Labs to bring these new mapping challenges to life.

Here is DeceptionVille, where the mappers were challenged to make a map wherein something isn’t what it first seems.

This is the first challenge of three in the Hammer Cup 2022 – stay tuned to see the standings and the results of the next 2 challenges!

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: 1,61723rd March 2022
18 Comments and 5 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

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: 1,2804th January 2022
5 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: 1,6486th November 2021
21 Comments and 8 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

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: 1,83329th October 2021
8 Comments and 7 recommendations, 3 say "Maybe?"

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: 1,23120th August 2021
10 Comments and 8 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: 1,57310th August 2021
21 Comments and 16 recommendations, most say "Personal Favourite"

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: 1,74120th April 2021
7 Comments and 5 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"