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

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

6th November 2021

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.

Basic Details
  • Title: Halloween Horror 4: Nightmare on Reboot Street!
  • Filename: sdk-2013-sp-mlc-halloweenhorror4.7z
  • Size : 592 MB
  • Author: Redzombie18, Paragon, Mark Allan AKA Officer_B, Sam Ricker AKA Startacker, beefbacon, Holo, Gravity Cat, SplendidDog, Caleb West AKA CW3D, Maxdragonn, Confused_Travolta, Hail Hazmat, Sitkinator
  • Date Released: 6 November 2021

Download Options

Download to your HD [592 MB]

Manual Installation Instructions
  • Make sure you have the Upcoming branch of the Source SDK Base 2013 Singleplayer installed in Steam and run at least once. (Properties – Betas – select upcoming from the dropdown list).
  • Copy the halloweenhorror4, mapbase_shared, mapbase_hl2, and mapbase_episodic folders into your SourceMods folder.
  • Restart or start Steam.
  • Halloween Horror 4: Nightmare on Reboot Street! should now be listed in your Library tab.

Reviewing

If you decide to use the Per-Map Opinion Images, feel free to use the file below as a template:

HalloweenHorror4-Review-Template.txt

Entries

Listed as they are displayed in the mod itself:

XLVI & II by Redzombie18 & Paragon
Cassilda’s Device by Mark Allan AKA Officer_B
Serenity by Sam Ricker AKA Startacker
What Remains by beefbacon (bonus map)
Disquiet Ember by Holo
Awakening by Gravity Cat
The Last Job by SplendidDog (bonus map)
HOME. by Caleb West AKA CW3D
DIVE182 by Maxdragonn
No Player Offline by Confused_Travolta
IT CAME FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE by SplendidDog
Dirac Seaport by Hail Hazmat
Als by Sitkinator (bonus map)

Screenshots

WARNING: The screenshots contain spoilers.
Each map has 5 screenshots.

1600 x 900

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Reader Recommendations
Avoid It!
Think Twice
Maybe
Play It Later
Play It Now!

4 recommendations, average score: 4.75 (out of 5), standard deviation: 0.19 (what's that?)
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Meta Review Data
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Using Gauge: Users
Manually: 4 Users

Time Taken:
Average: 1 Hours, 28 Mins
Shortest: 0 Hours, 16 Mins by minuster_gosling
Longest: 2 Hours, 15 Mins by ShawnHL
Total Time Played: 5 Hours, 51 Mins
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14 Comments

  1. Another classic Map Lab. What can i say. These guys will never keep you bored.

  2. Play It Later

    There are only 6 maps in this collection, but a couple of them are pretty good. Cassilda’s Device had a very interesting story line while Serenity had a suitably spooky atmosphere. I found XLVI II kind of slow and the room changing mechanism seemed awkward. Disquiet Ember had some interesting puzzles but having to deal with fast zombies attacking with you while you had no flashlight or weapon was kind of annoying. There wasn’t much to Awakening as it only offered about 3 minutes of exploring time. What Remains was not my kind of map so I skipped it, but other players might really like it. Overall Cassilda’s Device was my favorite and is definitely worth the download.

    1. Unq

      Hi canucksfan, there are 13 maps here! I think you didn’t scroll down when looking at the map thumbnails to start one, only 6 are shown at a time. Hope you get to play the others, there are some good ones in there!

      1. Thanks for pointing out the error!

  3. Should get around to playing this

  4. JamaicanDave

    How the hell was What Remains done???

    1. Unq

      VMFs are in the mapsrc folder!

  5. Well, I can’t say it was that spooky, a couple of the maps were visually pretty, one actually had a couple of enemies to fight but the one that made me smile was the last one, the bonus map…’a couple that lived there had ‘phoned and said odd things were happening’…they were right ! I’d lost the ability to jump and an invisible force field stopped me exploring…that IS pretty wierd.

  6. Wesp5

    A rather disappointing collection of maps. The most spooky atmosphere was in the title screen background sequence, that about sums it up ;)! “Dive182” and “What remains” were great for achieving things I had not yet seen done in Source, although the later clearly showed why such games are usually done in first person view…

    1. Yeah, I did like that too..come on, a bit of a sense of humour..

      1. I must say though, there are a few things in developement that look promising…I mostly go to the ‘other’ site now to see what’s happening, I do get the odd pleasant surprise but you do need to scroll through and take a chance.

  7. Play It Now!

    Overall a decent pack, I’m not generally a huge fan of horror maps but I managed to get through this one. Giving it the Play It Now rating pretty much purely for What Remains, with HOME. and DIVE182 runners up in my book.

    I feel like a recurring criticism of these maps (as you’ll see) is that they missed the mark on “horror”. Some of these would have been fantastic for other themes, but a zombie and a blood splatter does not a horror map make.

    I do like that most of the maps sent you in unarmed – it’s always easier to get spooked if you don’t have a shotgun 🙂 I’ll try to make the individual reviews as spoiler-free as possible, as for many of these it’s the suspense that makes or breaks them (as it should).

    XLVI & II by Redzombie18 & Paragon
    It is good

    Nice visuals and (as far as I know) a unique setting for the Source engine, and I appreciate the effort in scripting the exploration to gain progress/story. The conclusion is a bit lackluster, and I would have liked to get more of a gameplay element there.

    Cassilda’s Device by Mark Allan AKA Officer_B
    It is good

    I liked the gameplay aspect of this map, and appreciated being trusted as a player to figure out how to progress under pressure. The atmosphere lacked a bit, I thought – the overall effect is more “sci-fi weird” than “horror”.

    Serenity by Sam Ricker AKA Startacker
    It is good

    This map had (some) good visuals and I liked the layout – I always knew where I needed to go and where to watch out for the “enemy”. Some more work on the environment would have been beneficial – the biggest drawback IMO was that I often felt like I was in generic_hl2_town.bsp..

    What Remains by beefbacon (bonus map)
    It is WOW!

    Amazing. I don’t want to think about how much work would have gone into this map, but I’m glad it was put in, and I’m glad mappers refuse to understand that one day we’ll find the limits of the Source engine. This was a lot of fun to play, and I loved all of the little details that helped with the immersion, down to the sound of your character breathing through the gas mask.

    Disquiet Ember by Holo
    It is okay

    In a different Lab, I probably would have rated this map a lot higher. As it is, I think it misses the “horror” theme and it’s mostly just a puzzle map. A decent one, but even some work on the visuals/atmosphere probably would have helped creep the player out a bit more.

    Awakening by Gravity Cat
    It is okay

    A very short map. It was great at setting the scene and the environment, but there was no follow up.

    The Last Job by SplendidDog (bonus map)
    It is okay

    This also felt like it should have been one part of a larger map – it was (for me) too straightforward, cliche and visually uninteresting to be good. Maybe I just hate vents, who knows?

    HOME. by Caleb West AKA CW3D
    It is great!

    This map took me three attempts before I was brave enough to finish so consider me horrored – good job on nailing the theme!

    DIVE182 by Maxdragonn
    It is great!

    While not as dramatic as What Remains, this map offered enough of a “wow factor” to make it very interesting. Fun to play and with interesting visuals, the only drawback for me is that it wasn’t very “horror”.

    No Player Offline by Confused_Travolta
    It is bad

    I’m rating this poorly as I feel this takes an uncomfortable level of inspiration from No Players Online. Which is a shame, because I feel like the second half of the map. I really enjoyed exploring the backrooms-y portion of the map, and feel like it by itself could have been built into a great horror-themed map.

    IT CAME FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE by SplendidDog
    It is okay

    I enjoyed the visuals in what’s overall a quite straightforward and short map. The problem is that you could remove the horror aspects entirely and I would probably have enjoyed it just as much.

    Dirac Seaport by Hail Hazmat
    It is bad

    This was a map that to me also lacked “horror”. The end reveal was cool in itself, but wasn’t built up to or foreshadowed in any way (as far as I could tell), so there was no greater payoff.

    Als by Sitkinator (bonus map)
    It is okay

    The first half of this map was fine and looked like it was building up to something good, but felt disconnected with the second half, which didn’t feel “horror” to me. Also please refrain from putting gnomes in a map you don’t expect us to carry away.

  8. Personal Favourite
    It is WOW!
    It is WOW!
    It is great!
    It is WOW!

    This is mini review on “HOME.” map by CW3K. I’ve seen how many streamers and youtubers have played this map and they all ended it completely wrong! I recorded a video with the true ending:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Vs7RfBfX-M

  9. Play It Now!
    It is great!

    I’m writing this review very late, but it’s better than not writing in guinea. It’s a pretty cool mod for this year’s halloween. I can say that I like the Mapla designs very much and I did not encounter any problems.

    If you’re going to download it, this might be the best horror mod you’ll ever download.TEXT HERE

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