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Basic Details
  • Title: Hostage
  • File Name: hl1-sp-hostage.7z
  • Original File Name:
  • Size : 343Kb
  • Author: Wendall Thomas
  • Date Released: 01 September 2000
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Reader Recommendations
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Think Twice
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4 recommendations, average score: 2.5 (out of 5), standard deviation: 0.25 (what's that?)
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Time Taken:
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Shortest: 0 Hours, 10 Mins by MisterFreeman15
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  1. Mel

    Ok played without bugs, short with a tough helicopter ending, very basic design

  2. piledriver

    Yup, what mel said. Competent beginner map pack. Could have had more enemies in the end sequence to make it really tough. 10-20 mins play.

  3. Think Twice

    Single map, no readme :/
    I couldn’t hear a spawning sound for a spawned alien slave.
    The length and design is poor, it’s very short (under 5 minutes) and boxy, odd and undetailed textures and layouts. The last section, a large outdoor area is cool though.
    What I like is the architecture of some rooms just as the mentioned outdoor area with containers and crates everywhere, incl. a nice fight.
    Balancing is very good here too.
    However, many things are missing to make it better so only real fans should play it.

  4. Ten Four Reviews

    When you play some maps, you just don’t need to read the text file to know that it’s a first-time attempt at mapping. Hostage is a perfect example of what not to release if you’re a mapper.

    This pack consists only of one map, and no background story is supplied. One may infer from the title that you have been captured and must escape. Indeed, you start seemingly as a prisoner in a room, then must fight your way out. Try not to notice how bland the map is along the way.

    As with many first-time maps, Hostage sports extremely basic architecture, complete lack of detail, questionable texturing, and linear gameplay.

    Continue reading the review on Ten Four…

    This review is republished here by permission and was originally published Tuesday, 19th December, 2000 by Unquenque.

  5. Think Twice

    Very short and basic map. For a weird reason my guns didn’t have any shooting animations, so I don’t if that was the mod doing that or my game is broken.

    Anyway, I think this mod was very boring…

    So think twice before downloading this mod.

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