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Aliens have taken over the observatory at Brown Mesa! Marines have come to kill everything!

Basic Details
  • Title: Observatory
  • File Name: hl1-sp-observatory.7z
  • Original File Name: observatory.zip
  • Size : 47.4Kb
  • Author: Jason Bean
  • Date Released: 03 November 1999
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2 recommendations, average score: 1.5 (out of 5), standard deviation: 0.25 (what's that?)
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Think TwiceAvoid It!


  1. bumtown

    brown mesa?

  2. Mel
    Think Twice

    No game here just killing all in two large rooms.

  3. Avoid It!

    Simple single, cubic map filled with all sort of weapons and ammo at the starting point in one end and with soldiers, aliens in the other end. Kill all, that’s it. Boring.

    -Every HL weapon and lot of ammo
    -Barneys who can help, but not needed

    -Very short
    -Ultra simple map design, no details – nothing special at all (everyone could do)
    -Stupid AI
    -No story, puzzles – nothing like that
    -No flair

  4. Ten Four Reviews

    This is quite possibly the worst Half-Life level I’ve ever seen. It consists of a very large, long room connected to another, smaller room by a large rectangular hole. You start at the end of the large room furthest from the hole alongside some Barneys, a couple of GMen (why?) and a huge selection of weaponry. At the other end of the room is the largest collection of marines I have ever seen, plus a few assassins. In the smaller room is a large collection of aliens.

    Continue reading the review on Ten Four…

    This review is republished here by permission and was originally published Monday, 24th January, 2000 by Chris.

  5. Unq

    As Chris mentions in the Ten Four review above, this is solidly in the running for worst Half-Life map ever. I tend to think Rum beats it out, though.

    This map is just a killbox, and a poor one at that.

    The author’s notes say the map was made in a few hours. I can’t conceive of why it possibly took that long.

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