Nuclear Bunker

for Half-Life 2

31st August 2018

A nuclear missile’s headed your way. A nuclear bunker is right behind you. But its door is shut.

You have two minutes to find a way inside.

Talk to the people and see if you can decipher their words.

Basic Details
  • Title: Nuclear Bunker
  • File Name: hl2-sp-nuclear-bunker.7z
  • Size : 2.35MB
  • Author: Andy Durdin AKA vfig
  • Date Released: 20 August 2018
Important Note

This map was released as part of’s The Door Challenge 2018 and is republished here with the kind permission of the author.

It doesn’t have an official name, so I called it Nuclear Bunker.

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Manual Installation Instructions

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  • Copy the maps folder into your …\Steam\SteamApps\common\Half-Life 2\hl2\ folder.
  • Launch Half-Life 2
  • Open the console and type map door2_vfig and now press ENTER.




WARNING: The screenshots contain spoilers.

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

8 recommendations, average score: 2.88 (out of 5), standard deviation: 0.36 (what's that?)
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Meta Review Data
Statistics based on 8 comment(s) with meta review data.

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Manually: 3 Users

Time Taken:
Average: 0 Hours, 15 Mins
Shortest: 0 Hours, 5 Mins by Hi_Names_Dani
Longest: 0 Hours, 30 Mins by Hec
Total Time Played: 1 Hours, 57 Mins
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  1. Phillip says Maybe

    I can’t believe I played this for 20 minutes and didn’t get inside the bunker. The author does a good job of setting the scene and I felt rushed, which is silly because it’s just a map and if, read when, I die I just replay it.

    The map is essentially a text adventure, which regular viewers will know I hate that sort of stuff. Still, I tried to be open minded.

    As I said, I didn’t get inside the bunker and feel the solution was a little cheap. It’s been used before in HL2 maps but I was too stupid to try it.

    I only say MAYBE because I feel the map’s appeal may be quite limited.

  2. long pondered, but never was able to get in the door of the bunker.Overall, a great mod.Someone will come.

  3. Maybe?

    This map could have been interesting if there were more things to do and more time to explore everything. But as it is, even with a concept like this, it’s just OK.

    The “clues” you got from everyone didn’t really matter since you only need to hear 2 phrases and you’ll know what to do. It didn’t take me long to find out, but I definitely died 2-3 times. Not dying is pretty much impossible in this case.

    I believe this is an interesting concept with some potential, but for now, the execution was simply fine and nothing more.

  4. Think Twice

    I tried to solve this one for about 10 minutes before getting frustrated and giving up, then having to watch the video. Not what I thought I had to do to solve it and probably would have never stayed long enough to get it.

  5. Hec
    Think Twice

    Geesh! When I first see this map, I thought it could actually be an interesting concept, and probably it is though in here is executed in a tremendously hectic and abstract manner.

    I had to see the solution in the video, but even watching it I really don’t know if talking to specific people in there trigger the actual solution.

    All in all even the solution seems like a big bullcrap or cheap rip-off, so yeah I guess the only cool nukes to play with are those available in GMOD.

  6. Maybe?

    I actually have no clue who should be the target for this mod. I did not get it: I am too stupid to understand people that are clearly existing just in the protagonist’s head.
    4/10 would not like to get confused by philosophy again.

  7. Play It Later

    This map is creative, strange, and a total deviation from what most HL2 maps are. It’s more like a puzzle game. It’s really creative, and while the solution is pretty obvious if you talk to one of the Male 01s (yeah, every NPC is a Male 01, which I did find odd), it’s still engaging and fun to play through. However, one of the big things that drags this down in my opinion is the lack of multiple solutions. More than one solution to the puzzle would make the map 100000x more fun and replayable! Still, this is pretty dang fun.

  8. It was difficult! All I had was to waste my time on just 1 big nuke door! First of all, I found a pistol and I didn’t know what to do with it. Second I also saw the explosive borrows which why cannot you use that on the door because the building could of brake and everything down.

    Next, there was random dudes outta no where. I didn’t know what to do, as well because I already explain how this game sucks already. And there was random buildings on the roof of the mountains. And it really sucks because you take your time at 7 or higher minutes doing nothing. Don’t recommend this game!

  9. Maybe?

    Like “The sixth sense”. You can only play it once.

  10. Maybe?

    Honestly, I found the solution when I talked to one of the citizens, it was very obvious… I guess it’s because so many different games use these types of tricks.

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